2020 sees the introduction of an online qualifier. On the review of feedback we had many people feel that there were teams in the incorrect divisions in 2019. On top of this there was concern about the lack of prize money. Having an online qualifier will help us with both of these issues.
The online Qualifier is on February 21st to Feb 25th 2020. You will have 3 workouts to complete during this time frame.
Registration open on December 7th 2019
The finals will be in July on the 4th and 5th (there could possibly be one event on the 3rd).
The Semper Paratus challenge is going to pairs in 2020.
Pairs will be of same sex in the following divisions:
Rx (see below for details on finals qualifying which has an intermediate division).
The Online qualifier will be used to aid in having teams qualify in the appropriate division.
At this stage, we are aiming to have the top 20-25 Pairs in both male and female divisions go in our “Rx” divisions for the finals. The next 20-25 teams will compete in the Intermediate division.
Some workouts might have “subs” this means you can sub a movement for another at higher reps and stay in the running for the top divisions. For example if we did Amanda in the online qualifier which is 9-7-5 Muscle and Squat Snatch 60kg/40kg then we might allow bar muscle ups but you have to do 15-12-9 or we might say burpee pull ups at 27-21-15 reps, either way for the top pairs the “rx” standard will be faster then any sub’d option.
If you are aiming for the beginners division you will have scaling and variations on the “rx” qualifying workouts. The top 20 “scaled teams” will go through to the finals in the beginner category.
Masters – We have 3 categories as listed above (I know thats tough if you are at the end of an age group, but logistically we cannot have that many divisions this year). You must enter the age at which you will be competing when the qualifier starts. There will be varied scaling for the masters divisions along with “Subs” for movements. With the “sub’d” movements we aim to provide something everyone can do so that the leaderboard doesn’t reward 1 rep of one movement over someone completing the whole thing using sub’d movements at higher reps.
Top ten teens teams will be taken in both the male pairs and female pairs divisions.
We will not be making any refunds for the online qualifier. If you have extenuating circumstances please email email@example.com
Substitution Policy For the Finals
1 sub for the finals will only be allowed due to injury (with proof of injury) that sub MUST complete the online qualifier to be eligible to sub in for the finals (from a non-qualified team). We really don’t want people using top level athletes to qualify and then have them sub out, this is not what our competition is about.
Workouts will be released on the 21st of February at 10am Brisbane time.
We reserve the right to adjust the numbers for qualification. There might be a case where we have fewer teams in certain divisions etc and to balance the event changes might be made. We will make every attempt to keep to the numbers identified.