Open Masters Challenge, Saturday 22 May
Matt Glen is busy organizing another Open Masters Challenge scheduled for Saturday 22 May, 2010. Previous Challenges have been on the Sunday but a change of day is being trialled for the May event.
The Open Masters tree is confirmed as the gum in the farmers field to the extreme left when you enter the park from Greenlane West - see Google Maps here
. This gum was last used back in January.
A 20 meter SRT speed challenge is also planned for the day. If you are interested in moving into SRT this will be an opportunity to see the different options and configurations in action.
The Open Masters’ Challenge is based on the championship round in a
Regional, National or International Tree Climbing competition where the
top men and top women finishers from the preliminary rounds advance to
the Masters’ Challenge to compete for the title. The TCC Masters’
Challenge is designed to judge the contestants’ overall productivity and
tree climbing skills. Contestants are judged and scored on their
knowledge and their ability to demonstrate mastery of different climbing
techniques, use of equipment, poise in the tree, and safe working
At the head timer’s signal, “Go,” a contestant enters the designated
work area. The contestant must perform a pre-climb inspection of the
tree, install any necessary climbing and/or belay equipment, and then
enter the tree. The contestant proceeds to three or four work stations
in the tree. In some situations, a fourth station may be added to
increase the difficulty of the climb and provide additional
opportunity for the judges to assess a contestant’s abilities.
At each station, the contestant must ring a bell before continuing to
the next station. Two or three bells must be rung using a handsaw and
one with a pole pruner hanging in the tree at that station. One of the
stations is equipped with a plumb bob suspended from the limb. If a
contestant puts too much weight on the limb, causing the plumb to drop
and activate a buzzer, no points are earned for completing the task. A
maximum time to complete the event is specified in advance. The climb is
timed to assess overall productivity, but the Masters’ Challenge is not
a speed event.
Download the Masters ITCC scoresheet here
Open Masters Challenge
Saturday 22 May, 2010
1:00 pm start
Judges are needed for this event - contact Matt if you can help
Contact Matt Glen for more details:
Mobile: 021 079 4193
'Masters Challenge' information courtesy of the ISA