First port of call before reading further is this article SCCF Intramural Open
Secondly, a huge thanks goes out to Rich, Yo, Jan, Hannah, Joe and Tess who done superb work so far in coordinating and signing their teams up. If you are still looking for a team, then please grab one of them next time you see them to get signed up. If you have signed up but haven't paid for your shirt yet then you have 24 hours to do so....
Onwards to the FAQs that have been popping up over the course of the past week or so:
What is the point of this Intramural Open?
This is a chance to be part of a team, support your fellow SCCF 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 their best.
Do I have to sign up on games.crossfit.com to be part of the IM Open?
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 be my last chance to order a shirt?
The shirt order will be going in on Tuesday morning so all shirt orders and payments need to be with your team captain by Monday at 2030. The shirts are limited edition and will look awesome when your whole team is wearing them on Friday night.
When will the workout be programmed in?
As the workout is released in the middle of the night on Thursday we won’t have exact logistical details until Friday morning. Friday morning and lunchtime classes will have the workout as their programming (logistics dependent) and then the Friday evening 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 preset 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 Mike 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 Mike or Sam and they’ll direct team captains towards you with contracts in hand.
What if I can’t make it to SCCF 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 SCCF 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 and scaled?
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 leaderboard, but any member can choose either version to complete depending on their goals.
Can you remind me of all the ways I can score points for my team?
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.
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.
6 (+1) Hitting a PB during any of the Open workouts will earn an extra point for their team.
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!