BRONX ROCK INVITATIONAL


The screwing sections
August 13, 2009, 8:40 am
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A little chance to get a first inside look into the mostly finished structures for the Invitational plus an explanation of the screwing sections.

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Simon



Dave Graham interview
August 11, 2009, 1:07 pm
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For more philosophy about climbing and rad action show up next Saturday at the BRI.

Dave will be one of the participants.

update August 12, 17:00
When I told Dave about the concept in 2007, he was imediately psyched and interested in participating.
On Juli 9 though he sent me the following message with some bad news:
Hey man,
I would love to come. The reason I have not responded until now is I almost broke my foot 37 days ago, and it is still healing and considerably hurt. I would LOVE to come, I just have to see if I can even climb in the first place by that date! So, I hope I can affirm to you maybe next week, after my next osteo apt, wether or not its game on. As for the moment, man, life has been really hard on the level of this injury.
sorry to be pain in the ass….
fuerza
dave
Yesterday Daniel Jung, who has been climbing with Dave in Ceuze, told me that Dave is only toperoping and still in pain with his foot. When I came back today from our meeting @ Bronx Rock, Dave had send me the following message:
Hey man, I am super bummed my foot is still fucked, it pissed me off … I hope you well man and you aren’t pissed, I would really love to participate.
Cheers buddy
Doesn’t sound good! We havn’t talked yet, but once we have be sure to hear it here first! Fingers crossed!

update August 12, 17:00

When I told Dave about the concept in 2007, he was imediately psyched and interested in participating. On Juli 9 though he sent me the following message with some bad news:

Hey man,

I would love to come. The reason I have not responded until now is I almost broke my foot 37 days ago, and it is still healing and considerably hurt. I would LOVE to come, I just have to see if I can even climb in the first place by that date! So, I hope I can affirm to you maybe next week, after my next osteo apt, wether or not its game on. As for the moment, man, life has been really hard on the level of this injury. sorry to be pain in the ass….

fuerza

dave

Yesterday Daniel Jung, who has been climbing with Dave in Ceuze, told me that Dave is only toperoping and still in pain with his foot. When I came back today from our meeting @ Bronx Rock, Dave had send me the following message:

Hey man, I am super bummed my foot is still fucked, it pisses me off … I hope you well man and you aren’t pissed, I would really love to participate.

Cheers buddy

Doesn’t sound good! We havn’t talked yet, but once we have be sure to hear it here first! Fingers crossed!

– Udini



BRI 2009 – this time it’s personal!
April 30, 2009, 7:30 am
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Udo Neumann, Markus Zöll, Birgit Schierbaum, Herbert Büttgen and Simon Sticker in front of the artificial structure the BRI 2009 will be held on

Udo Neumann, Markus Zöll, Birgit Schierbaum, Herbert Büttgen and Simon Sticker in front of the artificial structure the BRI 2009 will be held on

Yesterday the BRI organization team met to finalize the format of the Bronx Rock Invitational 2009.

A brief history of the BRI

The BRI is still the only format that gives the crucial element of any comp back into the hands of the climbers. In 2007 we invited eight of the strongest, but very different German climbers to put up their own problems and climb them afterwards. Last year we had a tremendous event with the eight invited women from all over the world. Now, this year we feel that we matured enough to invite both men and women! As the last two years we would like to have very different climbers here, not only your usual competition suspects.

Keep it simple, stupid!

We are trying to make the format as simple to understand as possible and still allow the girls and boys to compete on an equal basis.

  • Each competitor will be given a part of the artificial structure to put up his or her problem with an identical set of holds. We allow 60 minutes for that. The girls will get 10 more minutes to put 2 more golden “joker holds” into the male problem of their respective area where they see fit to compensate for lack of reach for example.
  • During the actual 90 minutes comp, everybody climbs as many problems as possible, the own problem being of course of most importance. Every problem is worth € 250. This money will be split like this:
  • one point for a boy doing a girl problem 2 points for a girl doing a girl problem,
  • 2 points for a boy doing a boy problem
  • 2 points for a girl doing a boy problem with the 2 joker holds
  • 4 points for a girl doing a boy problem without the 2 joker holds! Finally, a special prize for the girl that put up a problem no boy can climb! (Unlikely you say? – well, Angelica Lind’s problem #1 last year never saw a second ascent!)

That’s it for now, please let us know if you have any questions or suggestions and stay posted for more news who is going to compete…

Udini