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The CrossFit UV Open Championship is Here!
The CrossFit Open is a 5-week competition that hundreds of thousands of CrossFitters from around the world participate in. Every Thursday for 5 weeks, starting February 21st, CrossFit Games HQ announce a workout, and athletes have until the following Monday to complete the workout and submit their score.
Over the last few years, we have created our own CrossFit UV Open Championship, which consists of an in-house team competition that utilises the weekly Open workouts.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]
Introducing Friday Nights Lights!
Athletes who participate in the CrossFit UV Open Championship, will have the opportunity to do the workout during their normal class time on Friday, or to join us Friday night for our Friday Night Lights event at 6 PM. #FridayNightLights
This year, we will have some new changes to our CrossFit UV Open Championship.
For the 2019 CFPB Open, you are not required to sign up on the CrossFit Games website in order to participate in our CrossFit UV Open Championship. If, like me, you still would like to register for the official CrossFit Games Open, to see how you stack up with other athletes around the world, you are more than welcome to sign up for it, but it is not mandatory. This sign up can be done at games.crossfit.com.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]
Introducing the “One And Done” rule.
Another big change to this year’s CrossFit UV Open Championship is the introduction of the one and done rule. For the CrossFit UV Open Championship scoring, the only score that will count towards your teams score is your first attempt at the Open workout. This first score will be logged into SugarWOD and that is what we will be using for our in-house leaderboard (alongside the score sheet that the coach signs after your first attempt). Note, this doesn’t prevent anybody from being able to redo the workout (although we are discouraging it for most people), but we will only be taking the first score for our in-house scoring. #OneAndDone
There are a few main reasons why we are introducing the “one and done” rule to this year’s competition.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]
- To add even more excitement to Friday’s workouts and our Friday Night Lights event. With so many people redoing workouts in the past, Fridays were becoming more of a test run than anything else. This year, we want Friday to be the main event.
- We want to give you your weekends back for the 5 weeks of the Open and stop you spending the weekend stressing about how to re-do a workout. Too many people spent their entire weekends refreshing the leaderboard, planning their retest strategy, and making the Open a way bigger deal than it needed to be. Most of us are not going to the CrossFit Games, and moving up 100 or 1000 spots on the leaderboard is not going to make or break our lives. “One and done” can help bring back some of the fun and excitement for why we love doing the Open in the first place.
- Keep a great class experience for our Saturday, Sunday, and Monday classes. Open retests have become more and more of a distraction to our class experience over the years, and we want to continue to make the class experience the best possible experience that we can. This year, Open tests and retests after Friday will be limited to Open gym hours only (i.e. when classes are not on).
- With that being said, if you want to reattempt any of the Open workouts, you probably will still be able to do so, but will need to get a coaches’ approval (if you want it to be approved on the CrossFit Games website). If you beat your score on your 2nd attempt, it won’t count towards your CFPB Open score, but it can be entered on the CrossFit Games website as your primary score. Any tests or retests that take place outside of Friday will have to be done during open gym hours only. There will be no tests or retests allowed during class times.
[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]The Open started in 2011 and after competing in every single CrossFit Games season since 2009 (The CrossFit Games started in 2007 so there’s only been two CrossFit Games seasons that I haven’t competed in) I can’t recommend the one and done rule enough. It has made me work harder in each workout AND enjoy the whole experience a lot more.
The goal of this year’s CrossFit UV Open Championship is to bring even more fun and excitement to our in-house team competition, especially our Friday Night Lights event, and remove all of the stress that comes with obsessing over retesting the workouts. We will also be adding some fun new elements to the team competition, including a weekly team challenge. These weekly challenges will factor into the winning team for each week, and for the entire Open.
To sign up for the CrossFit UV Open Championship, go here and select your shirt size. The cost for the UV Open Championship is $30, and it includes your team shirt, which we will order and provide hopefully by week 2 of the Open.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]
The deadline for signing up for the UV Open Championship is Wednesday, February 13th
SIGN UP HERE!
We will be breaking our coaches up into 4 different teams, and doing a draft on Thursday, February 14th, so you will know what team you are on that day.
If you would like to be considered as one of this years team captains speak to one of our coaches.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]
The CrossFit UV Open Championship Scoring:
Earn points for your Open placing each week. If you don’t submit a score on SugarWOD and have a score sheet signed by a coach and submitted that week, you will not contribute any points to your team score for that week.
Earn points for our weekly team challenge.
Earn points by being the knockout performance for that week.
Earn points for being the team spirit award winner for that week.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]CrossFit Open scoring:
- 1 point for first time Open
- 1 point per WOD
- rank 1-5 scored 5 points for 1st, 1 point for 5th
- same for scaled
- 5 points for spirit of the WOD for the team that creates the best atmosphere during Friday Night Lights – NEW
- 20 points for individual spirit of the Open (overall across all 5 weeks) – NEW
- 5 points for the knockout performace of the week – NEW
- 2 points for completing the weekly challenge – NEW