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YCS First Round Results

Well done to everyone who took part yesterday. Full Results here.

Top marks of the day go to Rory Whyte for a perfect 480 in the Boys 8-10 and well done to new members Declan Currie for taking 3rd place in the same category in his first YCS competition and Evan Davis for taking 5th.

In the Girls 8-10 Glasgow's Rhiannon Freireich dominated but our girls Emma Davidson took 3rd with Amelia Blunt 4th.

The 11-13 categories were hard fought to the end with very little seperating the top spots.  Calum, Robbie, Ross, Eleanor, Gaz and Simon had set some wicked routes (one of which threw GB team member and Demonstrator Angus Davidson off to cheers from the crowd)  and it really was down to the wire before we could write the winners' certificates.

In the Girls Gabriella Stewart truimphed with an excellent final route climb marginally beating Eilidh Vass Payne into second place by 2 points.  Elle Hogarth's first time success on the final boulder put her in third place over our own Claudia Charlwood in 4th.  Countback is only used to seperate out the top three places so only one point behind and finishing fifth equal were Kirsten Gray, Keira Farmer, Kirsten Taylor with Jodie Brown and Hannah Grindley in 9th and 10th.

In the Boys 11-13 William Bosi held his cool to take first place just ahead of Robert Davidson.  Ewan Davidson secured 4th, with Lewis Davidson 5th and Ruaraidh Middleton 7th.

The 14 - 16 Boys and Girls all climbed as a group and had to contend with some very tricky routes that had GB team member and demonstrator Rachel Carr taking her time. After an excellent final 2 routes Abigail Blunt finished in 2nd place with Lyndsay Forsyth 4th, Alexandra Blunt 5th and Megan Saunders 6th.  Euan King fought hard for an extra hold that gave him first place ahead of Jamie Drummond 2nd and Alexander Bosi 3rd

Thanks to all the volunteers who helped make it a smooth operation and an enjoyable event for everyone involved.  Bring on Round 2.

EICA Bouldering Competition Saturday 19th Feb - Results

Here are the results from yesterday's Boulder Comp posted on the EICA instructors blog site
(ps spellings are theirs not mine)
 

Welcome to our New Members

Following recent 'meet & greet' sessions we are pleased to welcome 6 new members to the club (and their associates).

Please go up an introduce yourself if you see someone in a Quickdraw top you don't recognise.

British Bouldering Championships - 15/16 January 2011 - Results

Well done to our Quickdraws (& friends) who braved the long journey to London to take part in the BBCs recently.

3 Peak Sponsored Climb Raised nearly £1,000

On 7th November 2010, 22 members of the Quickdraw Climbing Club met up at the Slab Wall in EICA to climb the equivalent height of Britain’s top 3 peaks  Ben Nevis, Snowdon and Scafell Pike (3407 metres in total).  At the end of the 4 hours they had allotted themselves for the challenge, and after some impressive individual performances, they in fact topped 7,272m, more than twice their target and the equivalent of the World’s 92nd highest peak, Mount Mana in the Himalayas.

European Youth Cup returning to EICA

The latest IFSC 2011 competition calendar lists a round of the 2011 European Youth Cup to be held at EICA 21-22nd May.  The calendar lists Lead and Speed categories for Youth B, A and Junior.  Although still provisional we'll keep our fingers crossed at the prospect of some more great international climbing on our home turf. 

This event would take place a week before the MCofS Scottish Youth Climbing Championships at EICA (28th May) so would be a great start to the summer.

Xmas Party

As you can see lots of fun was had at this year's Xmas Party..

GB Team 2011

Congratulations to Angus, Eleanor, Jaime and Rachel on retaining their place on the GB team.  Commiserations to Ross who is still recovering from injury and missed out on automatic selection.  Hopefully he will have the opportunity to recover and demonstrate his capabilities at the March selection event.

Other Scots making the team are Nikki and Steven Addison, Dylan Mackenzie, Jonny Field, Jonny Stocking and Paul Williamson.  Emily Eadie from Inverness has also been put on the Watch list for the March event.

BMC Open Youth Leading Competition - 27th Nov 2010 - Awesome Walls Liverpool - Report

With 114 competitors turning out on a chilly Saturday morning this year’s winter YOC was marginally quieter than last year, but the competition was just as hotly contested.  There were only 16 Scots taking part as some of our more experienced climbers were out with injury after an extremely long competitive season.  Nevertheless we managed to get 13 climbers into the Finals and bring home two First and two Second places.

 

Scottish High Schools Climbing Competition 2011

 Following the great success of the 2010 inaugural schools competition the 2011 Schools Competition is back with more venues and a longer open round. The event runs on similar lines to the Leading Ladder and entry to the competition is free but competitors must be competing on behalf of their school and pay all normal centre entry fees. The first round will run in January-February and a grand final in March at Glasgow Climbing Centre. As the number of walls being built at schools is increasing year on year the MCofS are pleased to be supporting this initiative to encourage more children at schools to take up climbing.

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