More on the CrossFit Games Open Team Competition
Open competitors do not have to choose between team and individual competition. Competitors may run for both simultaneously, first as an individual and second as a team member. One’s scores may count for both.
The team with the most participants at the end of the first week gets two free spectator tickets per athlete to the 2011 CrossFit Games, their next affiliate fee waived, and a plaque commemorating their achievement. Yes, if the winning team has 250 participants, we’re giving away 500 spectator tickets to the Games!
Only a team’s top three women and top three men for a given week contribute their scores to their team’s total score. Any active team member can contribute if their performance is good enough, even if they are different athletes from prior weeks.
For an athlete’s scores to be able to count for their team’s qualification efforts in any given week, they must still be “in the running” as an individual. This means that they cannot scale, DNF, or be disqualified for missing range of motion on any week’s workout.
There is no limit to the number of athletes who may compete for an “official” team each week. The only restrictions are that there must be at least three men and three women, and teammates must all train at the same gym and use the same equipment. “Other” teams can be comprised of any collection of athletes, but are not eligible to qualify for Regionals.
It is the team, NOT the list of individuals, that qualifies from the Open to Regional team competition. Qualified teams may select any group of individuals from their gym to represent them at Regionals. If an athlete qualifies from the Open for the Regional individual competition, and their team qualifies, they will have to choose between competing in Regionals as an individual or on their team.
I will soon have a registration page up on Zen (if Zen cooperates) where you will be able to register. I will register a team as well and will submit the top 6 scores (3 men/ 3 women) each week…. Never know, maybe we will be able to make it to regionals as a team. The nice thing about making it to regionals is that it gives “young” boxes like Hammer Down an opportunity to make it to regionals becuase only one team from an affiliate advances to regionals. The top 30 teams in the region will advance to regionals. That will be a fun party!