Remember, we need the following information from you by Wed 4/29 at midnight or you will not be placed in a heat:
Workout A: Rx'd or Scaled
Workout B: Rx'd or Scaled
Name of person who made credit card payment for registration (if other than yourself)
Email us that info at email@example.com by Wed 4/29 at midnight and you're good to go.
On to scoring...
We'll be using a points-based system for the Qualifiers this year, very similar to the system used in the Dirty South, explained here: http://www.crossfitdirtysouth.org/2009/03/dirty-south-event-scoring.html
Basically, you earn a certain number of points depending on your finish relative to the rest of the field in each workout. First place gets a certain number of points, as does tenth place, as does last place.
Here's a snapshot of how points will be allocated for the men's competition (152 men):
Men's Scoring Template
Here's a snapshot of how points will be allocated for the women's competition (55 women):
Women's Scoring Template
And here are some answers to questions that may arise after reviewing the templates.
What Happens in a Tie?
For a workout:
You get points based on how many competitors finish ahead of you. For example, if there's a four-way tie for 2nd place in a workout, those four competitors each get second-place points. The guy with the 3rd place time would get sixth-place points, because there are five competitors who finished ahead of him (the guy in 1st and the four guys tied for 2nd).
For the overall competition (i.e., determining the top 5 males and females):
- The first tiebreaker would be Reps in Workout B/Time in Workout A + C. [And yes, we're giving you a clue on Sunday's workout (Workout C): it will be for time.]
- If still tied, the second tiebreaker would be working back from Workout C. So first we look at time from Workout C. If still tied, we look at reps from Workout B. If still tied, we go to time from Workout A.
- If still tied, then we have the tied competitors go head-to-head in a sudden-death workout at the conclusion of Sunday's competition.
What about the scoring for scaled workouts?
Competitors who complete a workout scaled, or who do a workout as rx'd but fail to meet the standard for the cut-off time (in the case of Workout A) or the minimum number of reps (in the case of Workout B) will be placed in the scaled pool for scoring. This means that they will receive points only after all of the rx'd competitors have received points. For example, if 100 men finish Workout A as rx'd (1o minutes or less), then the top competitor in the scaled division would receive points for 101st place (100 competitors are ahead of him). And the second-place finisher would receive points for 102nd place, etc.
What if someone fails to finish Workout A in 10 minutes?
The judge will make a note on the scorecard, indicating which rep of burpees or jerks (hopefully they're not still on the rower) the competitor had completed at the 10-minute mark. This will give us an accurate measure of how they performed for scoring purposes. Any competitors who do not complete all reps of Workout A in 10 minutes will be placed in the scaled pool for scoring (see above).
What if someone fails to meet the required minimum of reps in Workout B?
If someone fails to get 10 muscle-ups and 10 cleans in 10 minutes (Workout B), the judge will make a note on the scorecard, indicating how many muscle-ups and cleans the competitor completed at the 10-minute mark. Any competitors who do not complete the minimum number of reps in Workout B will be placed in the scaled pool for scoring (see above).
What about this top 40 men and top 20 women business?
The top 40 men who complete both workouts as rx'd on Saturday and the top 20 women who complete both workouts as rx'd on Saturday will move on with a chance to earn one of the top 5 spots, earning them a place in this year's CrossFit Games. If fewer than 40 men or 20 women complete the workouts as rx'd on Day 1, then we'll take only the number of people who complete the workout as rx'd. For example, if only 16 men get through Saturday as rx'd, then that's how many will move on to compete in the Day 2 workout for a spot in the Games.
This is a tough standard, to be sure, but we think if we're going to send the five best men and women to compete in the Games, that they should be able to get through the Day 1 workouts as prescribed.
The only scenario in which we'd send scaled competitors would be if we had a number less than five. In that case, we'd send scaled competitors through to Day 2.
Do the scores from Day 1 carry over to Day 2?
Yes. The top five men and women will be evaluated based on their performance in all three workouts.
Will all competitors have an option to do the Day 2 workout?
Yes! This is a topic worthy of its own post, so more on this later. Stay tuned!