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Provisional WC Calendar 2019
OffLine 8a.nu
  2018-11-06 00:00:00    
IFSC has published the provisional World Cup Calendar for 2019 including 6 events in all three disciplines.

05/04 Meiringen SUI Boulder
13/04 Moscow RUS Boulder/Speed
27/04 Chonqing CHN Boulder/Speed
04/05 Wujinang CHN Boulder/Speed
18/05 Munich GER Boulder
07/06 Vail USA Boulder

05/07 Villars FRA Lead/Speed
11/07 Chamonix FRA Lead/Speed
19/07 Briancon FRA Lead
28/09 Kranj SLO Lead
19/10 Xiamen CHN Lead/Speed
26/10 Inzai JPN Lead

No official dates yet for the World Championship in Japan in August and the Olympic qualification event in Toulouse, for the Top-20 in the Combined WC in 2019. European Lead and Speed Championships are planned in Edinburgh early October but no dates or city for the Boulder event.

As the most important event for the ones going for Tokyo 2020 are the world Championship and the Olympic qualification event, most probably, most will cherry pick which comps to focus at. It is not wise to travel around the globe almost non-stop for seven months without resting prior to the qualification in Toulouse.

From a logistic and cost point of view; skipping Vail, Xiamen and Inzai will make everything much easier at least for the Europeans. For the non-Europeans avoiding Kranj and Munich will make life easier.

On the other hand, as many of the best probably will not do all WCs, it is a golden opportunity to focus on the World Cup in one discipline giving low priority for the Olympics.

The twist is also that the Top-7 in the World Championship in Tokyo in August will qualify for the 2020. Most probably, these qualifiers will limit their competing during the autumn opening up for better results for the lower ranked.
OffLine pbla4024
  2018-11-06 14:30:23    
The world championship is now each and every year?
OffLine Jens Larssen
  2018-11-06 15:25:34    
I do not think so. I think it is just because of the Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020 they want a pre-run in Japan.
OffLine Nikolina Marinova
  2018-11-06 16:10:16    
It is Combined World Championships, here you can see some more dates in calendar 2019, have no idea why IFSC hasn't put them yet in the official calendar - http://www.ifsc-climbing.org/images/World_competitions/World_Games/180704_FINAL%20-%202018-07-04%20-%20Tokyo%202020%20-%20Qualification%20System%20-%20Sport%20Climbing%20-%20eng.pdf