Coming Very Soon - Part 2

December 3, 2009 7:00 PM

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Games09_SzoldraStadiumAM2.jpgThe 2010 CrossFit Games Website!

We are going to launch the 2010 Games website in a few days. There will be preliminary information available immediately on the entire season of qualifiers. This year, there will be 13 Regionals around the world that all take place in May. But unlike last year, you now have to qualify for the Regionals (with a few exceptions in continents with sparse populations of CrossFitters).

Feeding these Regionals will be approximately 30 Sectional competitions, which will be open to anyone. The Sectionals will take place from mid-February to late March. There will even be a Sectional held as one of the events at the Arnold Classic in Columbus, Ohio.

Registration for all events worldwide will hopefully launch Monday, December 21st through our dedicated Registration Website. We will do our best to allow everyone in who wants to compete, but at some point we may have to cut it off. Spectator attendance at most Sectionals will be limited, so you'll want to act quickly.

31 comments on this entry.

1. jake Trahan wrote...

December 3, 2009 8:07 PM

totally cool im already crazy pumped for the 2010 games. Ill be on that games site like a hawk lol


2. Jason wrote...

December 4, 2009 7:37 AM

I remember previously reading that in order to qualify for the regionals you needed to win your sectional....If there are 13 regionals......and only 30 sectionals...the math doesn't seem to add up.

3. Mike wrote...

December 4, 2009 7:57 AM

@Jason -

Asked Castro about this in person...he said there will be approximately 20-30 athletes from each Sectional that qualify for their Regional. Then, depending on the size of your region, 3-6 athletes will then qualify for the Games. Also, those athletes that qualified for the Games last year will be exempt from Sectional qualifying although they will still have to qualify for the Games via their Regional qualifier. Much like last year, the top 5 men and women from 2009 as well as any past champtions will receive automatic entry into the Games.

This was about 2 weeks ago...if someone in the know is aware of any changes feel free to correct the above.

4. pat wrote...

December 4, 2009 10:29 AM

I'm pumped for the news, but the timing is bad. Two months notice is not enough. Each sectional date and place should have been announced weeks or even months ago.

I wonder if the opporuntiy to travel to another sectional outside the one you live in will be available for those that can't make their own sectional.

5. pat wrote...

December 4, 2009 10:34 AM

If certainn sectional sites and dates have been decided releasing those now could be very helpful to those of us wishing to sign up for a sectional.

6. jason wrote...

December 4, 2009 11:05 AM

wow that alot different from the way that is was initially posted about having to win your sectional...

7. Adam Stevenson wrote...

December 4, 2009 2:56 PM

Timing and announcement shouldn't really be necessary. If you want to compete with the best of the best then you shouldn't have taken any time off to begin with. I don't think Mikko took any time off.
The unknowing and unknowable are what we train for.

8. Justin Perkins wrote...

December 4, 2009 6:07 PM

I dont believe it should be announced early for training, but it would be nice for finances, and for gettting time off from work.

9. deejay wrote...

December 4, 2009 6:27 PM

10. Duh! replied to comment from Adam Stevenson...

December 4, 2009 10:13 PM

I don't think anyone was complaining that they didn't have enough notice to get in shape for the competition. It is not having enough time to be able to schedule around work/family in order to make it to the sectionals/regionals. Some people work and have lives outside of CrossFit. Just so you know.

11. Jason replied to comment from deejay...

December 5, 2009 9:32 AM

I guess I read it as "the top performer" when in fact it was "a top performer" well that makes all the difference :) Thanks for the clarification

12. pat replied to comment from Adam Stevenson...

December 5, 2009 11:22 AM

I was not referring to training at all. I was referring to possible other engagements that would interfer with a one weekend sectional qualifier. Not everyone who would like to compete in a sectional qualifier has every single weekend free, and knowing as far in advance the dates of the qualifiers would allow people to plan the rest of life accordingly.

13. Latham Fell wrote...

December 6, 2009 11:06 PM

Hopefully there will be an allowance like last year for those deployed to combat zones.

14. Jesse Gray wrote...

December 7, 2009 11:33 AM

2 1/2 months is plenty of time. If you're the kind of person who is training hard enough and is committed enough to crossfitting to really think they have a shot at making the games getting a weekend off with that much notice shouldn't be too tough. The only exceptions I can think of would be military on deployment or Fire/LEO's but I would assume that like last year they will have some sort of last chance qualifier.

Game on!

15. Jesse Gray wrote...

December 7, 2009 11:35 AM

2 1/2 months is plenty of time. If you're the kind of person who is training hard enough and is committed enough to crossfitting to really think they have a shot at making the games getting a weekend off with that much notice shouldn't be too tough. The only exceptions I can think of would be military on deployment or Fire/LEO's but I would assume that like last year they will have some sort of last chance qualifier.

Game on!

16. ral wrote...

December 7, 2009 5:14 PM

Not to continue to beat a dead horse, but there are plenty of jobs for which A LOT of notice is needed to get a weekend off. For me (not military/fire/police), the weekend is the busiest time of the "week" for my job, and certain weekends are flat-out off-limits to leave town without giving my boss a ton of notice (and even then, maybe not). So yeah, I would have liked more notice, and hopefully there will be some flexibility with being able to attend a qualifier outside of your own home area if the dates workout better.

Either way, looking forward to competing somehow. Should be fun.

17. JC wrote...

December 7, 2009 6:53 PM

Is "very soon" over yet?

18. Seth wrote...

December 7, 2009 8:01 PM

Please let us know how Military members deployed during these times can compete/qualify.

19. jake wrote...

December 7, 2009 10:25 PM

2.5 months is sufficient time for most people to work their schedules out. for those of you who cannot get yourself free for your sectional weekend, i'm sure that HQ will do the last chance qualifier again this year. especially with the success they had with it in the 2009 games. a woman from my box is going to have to do the LCQ b/c her kids have a hockey tournament the weekend of our sectional. it sucks, but thats just the way it is.

20. Jessica wrote...

December 8, 2009 7:31 AM

Yes maybe to some people over 2 months does seem like plenty of time to arrange your schedule, but for some it is not. For myself I have to register for college courses for winter term very soon and some of them involve weekends, particularly the end of yes it does matter.

December 8, 2009 9:45 AM

Are all the sectionals held at local CF gyms? Since Fresno, CA has two CF gyms, which one will it be held at?


Ericlee G.

22. Misty Nikula wrote...

December 8, 2009 10:53 AM

I agree with many of these comments. I have been training for the next Games pretty much since I recovered from the NW Regionals last year and am getting ready to "amp up" the training for Sectionals. However, I am greatly concerned about the scheduling of the event and my personal schedule. Two months is not really enough notice for me to clear a date - it will all come down to being "lucky" enough that the date will be on a free weekend for me. Sucky.

23. JC wrote...

December 8, 2009 12:14 PM

Certain affiliates are already announcing dates for sectionals on their own websites. Do some googling and you might get lucky and find out where yours is. I can't find out yet for myself. Bummer. Total bummer.

24. Jesse Gray wrote...

December 8, 2009 3:54 PM

Using the old Google I did find a few sectionals so I'm wondering, why hasn't there been some kind of official post announcing when and where regionals have been confirmed? It doesn't need to be a complete list and the Games team must know who's doing what so far. C'mon guys! Little help here would be great!

25. Ryan wrote...

December 8, 2009 4:12 PM

Are you folks really crossfitters?? What happened to 'train for the unknown and the unknowable.' Geez. All i read is 2 months whaa whaa not enough time, bitch bitch. Get over it. You should be ready to compete TODAY!! As far as scheduling it... prioritize. Dont whine about it. If it is important enough to you it will work. if not, so be it - watch it online like everyone else. And then train harder for next time. But please stop complaining. The sectionals, regionals and games cant get here fast enough!! Rise up people, figure it out and jump in there!

26. jake replied to comment from Jessica...

December 8, 2009 6:53 PM

i said its sufficient for MOST people, not all. you, as well as others, have other priorities that lie higher than CF. if you have a class that you must attend then that's what you have to do. It comes down to two things. Either you make the sacrifices it takes to get to your sectional or you try your luck in the last chance qualifier.

27. Confused wrote...

December 9, 2009 8:17 AM

@Ryan - Really? How old are you? Do you even have a job? My bet is that you are an internet troll who doesn't even Crossfit considering your "Tri-tastic" e-mail address. Just stop posting and save yourself the embarassment if you do show to an event. You are why people get sick of Crossfit.

As for the Sectionals, apparently Nevada/Utah are together at the end of February and are being hosted in Layton, Utah at Wasatch Crossfit. Nothing against that gym, I'm sure they are a terrific bunch of fellow CF'ers but, HQ staff, really? BFE UTAH? What's wrong with Spealler's gym in Park City? Or one of the gyms in St. George or Salt Lake. OR what about Crossfit Las Vegas? Did moderate temp/elevation, a plethora of hotels, ease of accessibility, and a 6,000 square foot gym with a huge amount of equipment just not do it for ya? Bravo HQ, bravo. Again, you amaze me with your mediocrity.

28. brian wrote...

December 9, 2009 2:38 PM

@confused, I have no idea why it is at Wasatch but I'm sure there is a lot of work that goes into hosting an event, maybe the other locations weren't able to put in the man hours needed to host

29. SJ wrote...

December 9, 2009 3:49 PM

@Confused - Ryan made some valid points I agree with. This forum sometimes becomes a place for people to vent and complain, however justified. So who is really chasing people from crossfit? Although he sounded like a douche bag, I do understand his stance. It seems as though even you want to complain about something - that being venues. Be happy that there is a qualifier that you can attend, and represent your gym well. HQ is doing the best they can, I am sure. So relax, become less confused, and keep training.

30. pat replied to comment from Ryan...

December 9, 2009 5:21 PM

Ryan after your 23rd birthday sometimes things get in the way during the life. Sometimes it's not all about you, sometimes things like family, friends and obligations come up. Again after your 23rd birthday you will most likely realize this.

31. jake replied to comment from pat...

December 9, 2009 7:58 PM

as dumb as ryan's post sounds, it actually has some substance to it. this whole thread is people complaining about not having enough time (im not saying you are complaining pat) to clear their schedules. it is what it is so there is no use in complaining about it. figure out a way to free yourself for that weekend or keep training for the LCQ or 2011.

did you guys really expect to find out dates and places of sectionals 6 months prior?? im sure there is endless preparation to schedule 30 sectionals, 13 regionals, and the games. for you guys to expect HQ to have everything scheduled for the next year just a couple months after the games is absurd.