The CrossFit Games will use an “Open” format this year. As of March 15th, there will be a weekly workout announced each Tuesday that must be completed and scores recorded by 5pm PDT by the following Sunday at an affiliate or by video submission. The results are going to be compiled at a centralized CrossFit Games website. The first phase of the Affiliate Cup will follow a similar structure with the top 3 male & Female scores counting towards the Affiliate Cup rankings. The great news is that everyone can participate and there are prizes for the affiliate team with the most participating team members! The top 30 teams from each region will be invited to their regional competition and it only costs $20 to register an affiliate team for the first part of the competition. Here is the complete scoop with a great many FAQ’s:
Individual Open: http://games.crossfit.com/blog/2011/01/crossfit-games-open,1012/
Affiliate Open: http://games.crossfit.com/blog/2011/01/get-your-team,1017/
So get ready! I was a little disappointed when I heard rumors about the “video submission” thing instead of sectionals, but this format with competition at local affiliates actually sounds like it’s going to be a lot of fun!