The 2020 CrossFit Open begins in about a week. This is everything you need to know about the games, so you do not miss any of the action.
The 2020 CrossFit Open begins on October 10th, with a live announcement for the 20.1. Moreover, CrossFit stars Rich Froning and Scott Panchik will be participating in the stream. Additionally, it takes place at 7 pm in Austin, Texas. Subsequently, this will begin five straight weeks of intense CrossFit activities, preparing athletes for the 2020 CrossFit Games season.
Below is all the information needed to keep track of all the action!
CrossFit Open Start Date and Deadlines
Starting on October 10th, there will be a new workout each week. Athletes will have four days to complete and submit videos of their workouts, which is the following Monday. This is how each week breaks down:
|Workout||Start / Deadline Submission Dates|
|CrossFit Open Workout 20.1||Start: October 10th – Deadline: October 14th, 5 PM PT (8 PM EST)|
|CrossFit Open Workout 20.2||Start: October 17th – Deadline: October 21st, 5 PM PT (8 PM EST)|
|CrossFit Open Workout 20.3||Start: October 24th – Deadline: October 28th, 5 PM PT (8 PM EST)|
|CrossFit Open Workout 20.4||Start: October 31st – Deadline: November 4th, 5 PM PT (8 PM EST)|
|CrossFit Open Workout 20.5||Start: November 7th – Deadline: November 11th, 5 PM PT (8 PM EST)|
How To Watch: Live Announcements
As details are made available about how to watch each live announcement, the post will be updated.
- 20.1: How To Watch CrossFit Open 20.1 Announcement
Changes To The 20202 CrossFit Open
There will be several changes made to this year’s CrossFit Open. They were laid out in detail here. However, here is a basic breakdown of the more important changes.
Video Submission and Scoring Guide
For the most part, the scoring of video submissions has not changed for this year. Each submission receives one of four scores:
- Good Video
- Valid With Minor Penalty
- Valid With Major Penalty
The differences come in the language of how a “Minor Penalty” is scored. Previously the rules were outlined as follows:
“The athlete demonstrates 1 to 4 “no reps” that may be removed from the athlete’s final score as required. This penalty is used for video submissions for which the score needs to be adjusted by fewer than 5 reps. If the score is posted in the form of a time, the total time to complete the workout will be adjusted accordingly”
However for this year’s CrossFit Open, this wording has been changed to:
“The athlete demonstrates a small number of “no reps” that result in a faster time or higher score for a given workout. A minor penalty will be applied, and a score adjustment will be made to the athlete’s final score. If the score is posted in the form of a time, the total time to complete the workout will be adjusted accordingly.”
— Annie Thorisdottir (@IcelandAnnie) October 1, 2019
New Affiliate Leaderboard
Last season saw the addition of a leaderboard based on countries, which is still going to present this year. However, this year will see the addition of an Open Affiliate Leaderboard. As a result, this will include athletes from CrossFit affiliated gyms, and rank them by score. Nevertheless, this does not include any athlete submitting videos without an affiliation.
Back Filling National Champion Spots
Previously, whenever a National Champion denied their invite to the CrossFit Games, there were no other opportunities available. Yet now when an athlete chooses to instead compete in a team, their spot will be backfilled. Therefore, another athlete has the opportunity to qualify for the Games.
The 2020 CrossFit Open will surely be exciting, as all kinds of athletes attempt to earn their spot at the Games. Athletes from around the world have been training hard to prepare for these workouts. Additionally, you can stay tuned to FitnessVolt for all updates about the 2020 CrossFit Open Season.
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