Ladies and Gentlemen,

The 2017 Bloco Masters is coming. The competition organised by famous polish association of routesetters and clubbers (Bloco Team) will be held on January 27 and 28 and is planned to become even better than the previous edition

Traditionally, qualifiers will consist of 40 problems, varying strongly in difficulty and guaranteeing a lot of good climbing for all who come. Competitors will climb divided into two groups, ‘masters’ and ‘losers’, dedicated to professional athletes and amateurs, respectively.

This year we have decided to add a semi-final round for man. It takes place in the Saturday’s afternoon, so all may-be-winners are advised to qualify on Friday. An advice for all guests is to take under Your account that the afterparty is always good and long, so better it is to book return tickets for Sunday’s evening rather than morning.

Team Bloco

1. Event organizer

Bloco, UKA

Contact person: Jakub Ziółkowski GSM 600 272 043, jakub.ziolkowski@bloco.pl

2. Business Partners

UKA, Solid

3. Live Streaming

http://streamteam.pl/blocomasters2017

4. Online Media Coverage

wspinanie.pl

5. Rules of participation

You have to be 18 years old or above to take part in the competition.

Participants under 18 years old, will be required to provide both parents’ permission in writing.

6. Registration

Registration is now open.

7. Registration deadline

Deadline 11:59 pm - 25.01.2017

8. Prizes

  • 1. place - 1000 €
  • 2. place - 500 €
  • 3. place -350 €
  • 4. place -150 €

9. Entry fee

60 PLN or 15 € paid on the day.

10. Location & Travel Information

Warsaw – ul. Jana Kazimierza 46/54, Poland

Warsaw Chopin Airport is an international airport and is served by most airlines including some budget airlines. For best budget connections go to: www.skyscanner.com

11. Format

Qualifications:

The qualifications will comprise of a circuit of 40 flash problems in three groups. The limit in each group is 150 competitors. Each group will have 4 hours of climbing. It will kick off at 2:00 pm on Friday 27th. Third group starts at 8:00 am on Saturday and fourth at 12:15 pm.

Semi-Finals:

The best 20 climbers of male category will fight for the big final in the standard IFSC semi-final format (4 problems, 5 minutes for each, isolation zone).

Finals:

The big final is scheduled to start at 9:30 pm. Top 6 men & women of the semi-finals round will battle it out on a brand new set of 4 final problems (IFSC format) to decide the ultimate winners.

There will also be a small final for the amateur competitors. Top 2 man & women will compete in the duel final formula (two identical problems, four minutes).

12. Routesetters

Tomasz Oleksy (IFSC routesetter), Adam Pustelnik (IFSC routesetter), Aleksander Romanowski (PZA routesetter), Andrzej Mecherzyński-Wiktor (PZA routesetter), Adam Pracownik (PZA routesetter), Piotr Stępniak, Tomek Zacharewicz

13. Afterparty

An inherent part of every Bloco event will take place in one of Warsaw’s clubs just after the finals.

14. Schedule

Friday, 27th of January

13:00 - Registration opens (and remains open throughout the day)

14:30 - 18:30 Qualification - Group 0

19:00 - 23:00 Qualification - Group 1

Saturday, 28th of January

07:30 - Registration opens (and remains open throughout the day)

08:00-12:00 - Qualification - Group 2

12:15-16:15 - Qualification - Group 3

16:45 - Male semi-finals Isolation zone - open

17:00 - Male semi-finals Isolation zone - close

17:30 - Male semi-finals (4 problems - IFSC semi-final format)

20:45 - Finals Isolation zone - open)

21:00 - Finals Isolation zone - close)

21:00 - Amateur final (duel formula)

21:20 - Finalists presentation and observation

21:30 - Finals - (4 problems - IFSC final format)

23:00 - Awards Ceremony

23:10 - Afterparty

15. Bloco Masters 2016

1. Alexey Rubtsov

2. Dmitry Sharafutdinov

3. Andrzej Mecherzyński-Wiktor

4. Rolands Rugens

5. Sergii Topishko

6. Kipras Baltrunas


1. Katarzyna Ekwińska

2. Daria Brylova

3. Ida Kupś

4. Gosia Rudzińska

5. Monika Młodecka

6. Karina Mirosław