The CrossFit Games Open has returned and with it the Second City CrossFit Intramural Open. The Intramural Open is designed to get everybody involved and keep the spirit high over the course of the 5 week Open.
For full details and dates, please head over to games.crossfit.com
Just like in previous years, for five weeks there will be two versions of the same workout released for anyone to complete and see how they stack up not only within their gym, but worldwide against all other competing CrossFitters.
How will it work?
- SCCF members get themselves registered for the 2016 CrossFit Games Open as a member of Second City CrossFit. Go to games.crossfit.com to get yourself signed up, and make sure you choose Second City CrossFit as your affiliate.
- Two captains for each of the three SCCF Intramural teams have been selected and have been notified. 15 seeded athletes have also been identified so that each team will start with 2 girls and 3 guys before anyone else is signed up to a team.
- 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 February 23rd. Recruits must “sign” in writing on a piece of paper and the paper must be handed to Gareth Wayt or Sam O’Connor. This is important as the more team members a team has, the more opportunity that team has to earn points toward the championship.
Notes - there will be a cap on number of team members that all teams must hit before the cap can be raised to ensure a fair competition.
Every team member will have the opportunity to grab a limited edition SCCF shirt that they can use as a team uniform.
How do you earn points?
Team members will then participate in the CrossFit Open and have an opportunity to earn points for their Intramural Open team in a number of ways. They are as follows:
1 (+1) 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. RX and scaled workouts score the same points for the team.
2 (+1) The top three male and female RX scores for each week will earn an additional point for their team total.
3 (+5) The team that is deemed to have shown the most spirit during each Friday Night Lights (1630, 1730 and 1830 classes) will earn 5 bonus points.
4 (+1) 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. All head-to-head match ups must be submitted to Mike, Sam or Gareth Wayt via the team captains by Friday 1530.
6 (+1) Hitting a PB during any of the Open workouts will earn an extra point for their team.
7 (+1) Judging a member of another team during an Open workout.
It's also important to note that the community get together won't just be finishing at the gym each week. Every week a different social venue will be identified for people to meet up later on into the evening because there ain't no social like an SCCF social!
Finally, it's time to present your SCCF Intramural Open team captains: