The 2010 CrossFit Games
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July 16-18, 2010 • Carson, CA
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More on Teams during the CrossFit Games Open
Everything you need to know about teams on the new site and in the Open
The CrossFit Games Open is almost here! The new website will launch very soon. This post explains the rules for teams, and the process for registering.
All athletes who wish to compete on a team must first register as individual competitors. Once you are registered for the Open, you will be able to search for registered teams. If you find your team on the site, you will see a Join this Team button on their profile page. Click this button to send your request to the team captain. When he or she accepts, you'll be listed on the team.
It's also possible that you will register as an athlete before your team captain registers the team. If you can't find your team on the site, prod your team captain to register. It's a quick process with a one-time $20 fee. There are no fees for adding athletes after that.
There are two types of teams: Official Teams and Other Teams. Official Teams are those that meet the requirements to potentially qualify for Regionals. They must include at least three men and three women. All of the athletes on a team must train at the same gym.
All team members must register and submit their first result by Sunday, March 20th at 17:00 Pacific, the closing date for submissions on the first Open workout. For a team member's workout to count toward the team's total, they must still be "in the running" as an individual. This means that they have completed all previous Open workouts as prescribed.
We are giving a prize to the Official Team with the most registered athletes at the end of the first week. They will get their next affiliate fee waived, two free spectator tickets to the 2011 Reebok CrossFit Games for each registered athlete, and a plaque commemorating their achievement. Yes, if the winning team has 250 participants, we're giving away 500 spectator tickets to the Games!
For scoring, each week the computer will calculate each team's top three male and female results, and add them together. This combined score will be ranked among all other teams for that week (both worldwide and within their region). When the week closes on Sunday at 17:00 PDT, that ranking will be its score for that week. The same process is repeated the following week with the top (scored) athletes from each team. It doesn't matter if they are different athletes each week. These are the weekly scores. The overall score is the sum of each week's score.
After 6 weeks, the winner will be the team with the lowest overall score (fewest accumulated points). The top 30 teams from each region will be invited to their Regional competition.