The BMC British Bouldering Championships returns to centre stage, in the heart of Sheffield city centre this weekend with live streaming available for the full event.
Organised by the BMC, the national championships is one of the bouldering calendar’s big highlights in the UK. This year’s event is an IFSC Boulder World Cup style event, with qualifiers on Saturday (8 July) and Semi-Finals and Finals on Sunday (9 July).
Saturday 8 July
1000: Male & Female registration/isolation opens
1100: Male & Female registration/isolation closes
1130: Male & Female qualification begins – 5 blocs – 5min on, 5 min off
1600: Male & Female qualification finishes
Sunday 9 July
0900: Isolation for semi-finalists opens
1000: Isolation for semi-finalists closes
1030: Semi Final begins – 4 blocs – 5 min on, 5 min off
1245: Semi Final Finishes
1515: Isolation opens
1615: Isolation closes
1720: Presentation of finalists and observation period
1730: Final begins – 4 blocs, 4mins
1930: Final finishes
1945: Prize giving
If you can’t make it to Sheffield to watch the championship, fear not as BMC will be live -streaming all the action online.
Last year, the BMC switched from providing a highlights reel to concentrating on delivering a high-quality livestream with expert commentary. Feedback was so positive they’re doing it again in 2017, with the same local Sheffield company Technative and commentators.
Last year, viewers tuned in from around the world to watch resulting in 10,000 total unique views of the Livestream and the hashtag #BBCs2016 trended fourth (and then third) on Twitter in the whole of the UK. This year, the hashtag to remember is #BBCs2017.