Saterday 19 February 2011 Manolo and Ignace went to the Youth Boulder competition at Boulder gym Bleau in Ghent (Belgium).This year the climbers received a personal scorecard that you had to give to the jury before you tried the boulder.When you top the boulder the jury puts a stamp on your card.This is an improvement compared to last year because you can check your results. If you loose however your scorecard you have no record of your boulders done and so no points.
Manolo climbed in the morning from 10.00 Hr to 12.30 Hr.This bouldercompetition is very popular for young climbers.
A boulder competition is usually a lot of fun. How can you make it not fun ?
You invite a lot of people so you have a long waiting time at each boulder and put some pressure by limiting the climbing time .This is what happened in the morning with Youth C and B.Too much people,long waiting time and too much stres by the limited time.In the morning they only have 2.5 hours to try to climb the 30 boulders.In the afternoon Youth A and Juniors have 3.5 hours , less climbers and almost no waiting time.
Manolo climb what he could and was able to top 26 Boulders.He finished on a 3° place Youth Male B.Nicolas Van Cayzeele 1° and Vincent Van Habost 2°.
Ignace was lucky and climbed in the afternoon.He climbed hard and had fun.He finished on a 2° place.Loïc Timmermans won and Jonathan Berthe was 3° in Youth Male A.
Tim Reuser (Youth Male Juniors ) from the Netherlands was the only who topped all 30 Boulders! Good job !