What to expect:
▪️ 35 Cup-routes
▪️ In all levels
▪️ 17 days time to send them all
▪️ Big draw
There are great prizes to be won for the first three places in each category and for the team ranking. The main prizes will be raffled among all participants. So everyone has a chance to win great prizes.
We are looking forward to start the second round of the BOB CUP with you.
What’s special? – In the BOB CUP, in addition to the individual ranking in your category, you also have the opportunity to take part in a team ranking. Learn more about it here.
To this cup special rules for bouldering apply.
Since contests in halls are based on trust, rules must be clearly defined in order to be fair for everyone. If you are not familiar with the applicable rules yet, you can read them here.
The deadline for submitting results has passed.
The rankings will follow here soon.
for the BOB CUP 2023
In a cup, special rules apply to bouldering.
Since contests in halls are based on trust, rules must be clearly defined in order to be fair for everyone.
The starting position of the hands is marked by two start signs, which also indicate the route number of the boulder.
In the contest, each boulder has a clearly marked start. This consists of marked holds for both hands and marked holds for both feet.
After leaving the ground, the competitors must take the marked starting position and keep it under control. (If the starting grips cannot be reached from the ground, it is allowed to start the boulder by jumping up to the starting holds. After that the feet must take the marked starting position.)
Except for the holds defined as start, no other holds or volumes (structures) may be touched with the hands to reach the starting position. However, the wall itself is allowed.
The start is rated as „incorrect“ if, for example:
You are unable to achieve a controlled position with both hands and both feet on the starting handles.
Before reaching the starting position, both hands and both feet touched or used handles or other structures not marked as starting holds.
A flash is achieved when the boulder is successfully climbed on the first attempt. The boulder may not be tested before!
✅ The start was performed correctly.
✅ The top hold is held in a controlled manner with both hands (3 sec.) or the boulder is exited correctly.
A top hold is marked by markers.
If a boulder has a clearly defined top hold, it must be held in a controlled manner with both hands (3 seconds). The top can also be the top-out. If so, the exit is marked with a tape at the edge.
In contests and championships it is common for each boulder to have a clearly defined zone. The position of the zone is determined by the route setter and is defined with an extra marking.
A zone is reached when the marked hold is held in a controlled manner with at least one hand.
The zone also gives points in the competition and can therefore influence the final placement.
The team ranking
for the BOB CUP 2023
You have also the opportunity to compete as a team in addition to the individual competition.
How does this work?
Example for the calculation:
Team “BOBs Bests” consists of 3 people.
Person 1 reaches the top at Boulder #12 after 2 attempts
Person 2 reaches the zone at Boulder #12
Person 3 flashes Boulder #12
-> Person 1: 25 points + Person 2: 10 points + Person 3: 30 points
= 65 points / 3 = 21,66 points for Boulder #12
Person 1 flashes Boulder #15
Person 2 reaches the top at Boulder #15 after 3 attempts
Unfortunately, person 3 doesn’t make it to the zone
-> Unfortunately, this boulder is not included in the rating.