CrossFit Tamworth Championship

We have the CrossFit Games Open starting in March and the start of our in-house championship in the form of Friday night’s lights. It will be free to enter the CrossFit Tamworth Championship but if you are going to get yourself registered with CrossFit there is a small fee of $20, if you are registered you could get more points for your team.

How will it work?
1). CFT members get themselves registered for the 2021 CrossFit Games Open as a member of CrossFit Tamworth. Go to games.crossfit.com to get yourself signed up, and make sure you choose CrossFit Tamworth as your affiliate.
2). Team captains for each of the Five CFT Tamworth teams have been selected and have been notified. 
3). Captains will have the opportunity to recruit additional members to their team from those gym members who are not yet registered for the Open up until the first WOD is announced on March 11th. 

What is the point of this CrossFit Tamworth Championship?
This is a chance to be part of a team, support your fellow CFT members and see how you stack up against CrossFitters across the world. The atmosphere in the gym will be hugely supportive and everyone will be cheering for everyone else to do his or her best.

Do I have to sign up on games.crossfit.com to be part of the Championship?
No. You do not have to sign up online, but one of the points available to score each week is by submitting a score for validation. Also, by signing up online you have an account whereby you can track your improvement year on year.
When will the workout be programmed in?
As the workout is released on Thursday evening 5pm Pacific Time so it’ll be Friday morning at 2 am our time, we won’t have exact logistical details until Friday morning. 
The Friday classes have been replaced with a big Friday Night Lights slot that will have constant heats running. Heats will be available to sign up for on Friday in the gym. The heats will run consecutively instead of being at present times. If you are going head to head with someone from another team then you’ll both have to be in the same heat.

What are these head to head challenges all about?
It’s your chance to throw down with your FRenemy in front of a crowd as a way to earn extra points for your team. If you want to set up a head to head with someone then please submit your request to Mark by Wednesday evening. Please note that there is no requirement for the person who has been challenged to accept the challenge, and drafted athletes are only allowed to call each other out.

What if I’m not on a team yet?
Please make yourself known to Coach Mark and he’ll put you into a team.

What if I can’t make it to CFT on a Friday to complete the workout?
You can still earn your point for submitting a score for validation by completing the workout, either at CFT before Monday 2030, or at another CrossFit affiliate. The only points you’ll miss out on are the ones you can earn for judging and supporting the rest of your team (you could always judge a few extra heats the week after to make up the difference!).

What’s this about RX, scaled or foundations?
Taken from the CrossFit Games Instagram account:
“The prescribed Open workouts released for each competitive division (i.e., individual men and women and all age-group divisions) may be accompanied by a scaled version. Athletes unable to perform a workout as prescribed may choose the scaled workout provided.
Athletes may finish the Open with any combination of scaled and prescribed workouts contributing to their score on the Leaderboard.
In every division, an athlete who chooses to perform a scaled workout will be ranked on the Leaderboard relative to all other athletes performing the scaled version of the workout but below all athletes who performed that workout “as prescribed.”
New: Any athlete who fails to submit a score will receive a score of “0” and will be ranked below all athletes who entered a score, whether prescribed or scaled, for that workout.
Athletes are eligible to advance to the next stage of competition (Regionals, Online Qualifier or Games) even if they choose to perform the scaled version of one or more Open workouts.
An athlete’s score from a scaled workout cannot contribute toward the team’s score. However, an athlete who performs scaled workouts is still eligible to participate on their affiliate’s team as long as they meet all the team requirements.”
In short, there will two versions of the workout available to do each week. Any score on the RX one beats any score on the scaled one in terms of the worldwide leader board, but any member can choose either version to complete depending on their goals.
Also, this year we have 2 option to do the open from home and there is 2 categories’

Equipment Free:
This is ideal for all the bodyweight ninjas out there and those who aren’t fortunate enough to have much in the way of kit.

Basic Equipment: 
For this you will need a dumbbell, barbell and plates, a plyo box, a jump rope and a place to do pull-ups.


What are all the ways I can score points for my team?

1.         (+2) Each team member that completes an Open WOD with a judge and has their score validated will earn a point for their team’s total.
2.         (+1) The top three male and female Rx/Scaled scores for each week will earn an additional point for their team total.
3.         (+10) The TEAM that is deemed too have shown the most spirit (ie Fancy Dress etc will get these points) during each Friday Night Lights will earn 10 bonus points per team.
4.         (+2) Any team member completing an Open WOD during Friday Night Lights will earn an extra point for their team.
5.         (+2/+1) Athletes who challenge an athlete from another team to compete in a head-to-head throw down during Friday Night Lights will earn their team an extra 2 points for a win, whilst 1 extra point will be earned for a loss.
6.         (+1) Hitting a PB during any of the Open workouts will earn an extra point for their team.
7.         (+1) Judging a member during an Open workout, 1 point per member judged.
8.         (+4) stay from the start to finish of Friday night lights 

Can I keep repeating the workout to earn loads of points for my team?
No. Repeats are only really important for those on the edge of Regional qualification or who had a complete nightmare first time round. Going through the mental build up and the physical output needed for one or two more reps is not worth it, just enjoy the experience!

What is Friday Night Lights?
For 3 weeks on a Friday Night of the CrossFit Games Open starting on Thursday 11th March, we will reserve Friday Night as the night we will do The Open Workout for that week in a one WOD competition. We will break athletes up into heats and everyone will have a judge to run through The Open WOD. After the WOD bring in some Beer and Food and everyone can hang out and have a good time together. This turned into awesome affair earlier this year and we had a ton of spectators last year every Friday coming in to hang out and watch the event.
It really was AWESOME!
At the same time run a little in-house competition in conjunction with the CrossFit Games open called the CrossFit Tamworth Championships using the Open WOD each Friday Teams Grace, Isabel, Karen and Grace compete to get points for their team (you get more points for turning up than winning) so you’ll see some awesome head to heads to gain bragging rights for their Team. If you are not in a team and want to join in please let Coach Mark know and he’ll put you into a team.

Why sign up for Friday Night Lights?
First and foremost, it’s FUN! Being in a competitive environment really helps you push yourself and we had a number of people accomplish things they have never done before. You will get to meet new people that you don’t know and we get to bring the whole gym together for 3 weeks which is really cool! Did I mention it’s FUN!!
Family and Friends are invited to come and watch, kids are welcome!

How Do I Sign Up?
For members you have already been put in a team but if you are unsure which let Coach Mark know and he’ll let you know. If you don’t want to be in a team that’s fine! On each of the Friday night while the open is on, there will be a board with all heat times on, just arrive and put your name down onto the slot that you want. The first heat will start at 4pm and finish about approx. between 7-8pm (dependant on the WOD and equipment available)
If you also want to get signed up officially for The CrossFit Games Open and have your scores tracked Worldwide. You can sign up officially here:
https://open.crossfit.com

Who should sign up?
Everyone! I really think this is something everyone should do because I guarantee at some point in these 3 weeks you will accomplish something you did not think was possible, we had people getting there first Pull-ups, Chest to bar pull-ups and even their first muscle-ups. 

There will be an Rx, Scaled or Foundations Version of the workout! Absolutely everyone will be able to compete!
EVERYONE and I mean everyone can compete in The Open. Just like every workout that we do in the gym we can modify The Open workouts to fit any and every skill level whether you are a complete beginner or one of our competitive athletes!

In the event of we are still in lockdown for the open.

We will still run the Friday Night Lights but over Zoom, I know the atmosphere won’t be the same but it will be better than doing it by yourself.

This will be the 1st time that we have done this over zoom and we will go in to finer details over the next couple of weeks.

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