Every year there is a little confusion about filling out and submitting your first scores for the CrossFit Open.
Here are a few rules so you can ensure that all of your scores are validated by us.
1) Complete the workout in class at our affiliate.
While you have several choices when it comes to performing an Open workout, the only scores we can validate are those that occur at CrossFit NYC where you must be judged in person. If you plan to submit a video (for whatever reason), we are not able to validate your score and you must follow the video submission guidelines as listed by CrossFit HQ.
This is a no-brainer, but we can’t validate workouts that we can’t confirm were judged accurately.
Note: If you regularly travel for business and plan to perform one of your workouts at another affiliate, that affiliate is responsible for validating your score – not CrossFit NYC! Please do not email us about your score; you will need to follow up with their Affiliate Manager.
2) Fill out the entire score sheet as instructed by your Coach.
Don’t get so caught up in preparing for the WOD that you miss out on important information from your Coach. Before every workout, they will review how to fill out your score sheet and go over judging criteria.
Your score sheet should be legible. If we can’t read your name, judge or score, we will have a difficult time validating it. The name of your Coach should be on your score sheet also, so we can check your class attendance.
So, when you have cramped hands from doing 100 toes to bar that’s about the worst time to fill out your form. Make sure you do it at the start of class!
3) Take the bottom part of the score sheet with you and leave the top part with your instructor.
There will be a dotted line where you can cut off your score section. Fill out both parts of the sheet and remove the bottom part of the sheet. That’s for you to keep (and remember) your score.
4) Enter your attempt(s) on the Games website under your profile as soon as possible.
Until your score is validated—either by video submission or by an affiliate manager—it will appear as grey online. To submit your score, go back to the competition page and click the tab titled “Submit 15.1, 2, etc. Score”.
We will validate your score as quickly as we can, but please keep in mind we are reviewing 100’s of scores over the course of a few days.
Here are a few questions I’ve been asked since 15.1 started…
1) I submitted my second attempt online, but now it has been invalidated. Why?
This has happened more than once this weekend. If you do multiple attempts of a single workout, you should submit and remove all of your scores to reduce confusion on our end.
For instance, you do the WOD on Friday night and don’t submit your score, but turned in your sheet. You decide to redo it on Saturday morning and submit your second score because it is better than Friday’s attempt. It is Saturday afternoon, and we are still validating all of Friday’s attempts. We have your first score sheet and match it with your second attempt. If they are not the same, we will have no choice but to invalidate your score.
For every attempt that you submit a score sheet to CFNYC, you should also submit a score online.
2) What happens if I don’t submit by the 8 PM deadline on Monday?
Well, nothing really. If you do not complete one of your workouts by the submission date, there is no penalty except that you will be out of the running for Regionals. You won’t be able to see how you rank on that workout either.
If you took the time to do the workout, you should really log your score. Also, there is nothing we can do to submit your score to CrossFit on your behalf – so don’t wait until the last minute to post your score. The website gets really slow 60 minutes out from the deadline, which means you should post your score latest by Monday afternoon if possible.
We encourage you to attempt to complete all the workouts, which is a huge accomplishment in itself!
3) What if I still have a question?
When possible, please email anything urgent, personal, or score specific to 2015CFOpen@crossfitnyc.com. All other general questions that might benefit other members should be asked in the comments below.