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China Open Information

The IFSC China Open will be held from the 17th to the 19th of November in Guangzhou, China. 

The IFSC China Open is a unique event designed by the CMA and IFSC based on the standard World Cup format but with some variations. The IFSC China Open will showcase Bouldering, Lead and Speed with three rounds for each discipline.

 For each discipline, the following athletes will be automatically given a bye to the semi-final.
• The seeded athletes. These are the 10 best athletes from the World Ranking in each discipline defined after the IFSC World Cup in Xiamen, October 2017. These are defined as Pre-Qualified Athletes.
• The 2 best Chinese athletes (selected by the CMA). These are defined as Pre-Qualified Athletes. The remaining places for the semi-finals will be determined from the qualification rounds.

The Speed qualification round will be the same as a normal IFSC World Cup qualification round with the best ranked athletes moving into the China Open semi-final round alongside the Pre-Qualified Athletes, with a fixed quota of 20 athletes. The 20 athletes will climb on both routes with the best 16 going onto the Final Rounds.

The Bouldering qualification round will be the same as a normal IFSC World Cup qualification round with the best ranked athletes moving into the China Open semi-final round alongside the Pre-Qualified Athletes, with a fixed quota of 20 athletes. The fixed quota for the final is 6 athletes.

The Lead qualification round will be on a single route on-sight same as a normal IFSC World Cup qualification round with the best ranked athletes moving into the China Open semi-final round alongside the Pre-Qualified Athletes, with a fixed quota of 20 athletes. The fixed quota for the final is 8 athletes.

There is no IFSC or CMA entry fee for the IFSC China Open 2017 although each athlete must hold a current IFSC Licence. Team officials are subject to the standard rules, a maximum of 5 per discipline and they must hold a current IFSC licence.

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