AND THE WINNER IS…………..
And the winner of the inaugural GEO “Battle of the Ages” is………..
PUSH PRESSING UP DAISIES
After many hours of number crunching using my old human brain (forgive me if there are a few errors), the leaderboard for Friday night’s Battle of the Ages comp has been finalised.
Here’s how it was scored –
For the Snatch and the Clean & Jerk workouts, each member had to go for a max lift. Each person’s age was then added to their max lift to arrive at their score for each of those workouts respectively. If you lifted 100kg and you were aged 30, then your score for that workout was 130kg.
Each team’s member’s scores were then added together to get a team total. So that we could compare apples with apples, because some teams had 4 members while others had 5, the average lift per team was calculated based on the number of members they had. If a team had 5 members, then their total score was divided by 5. And likewise, if a team had 4 members, their total score was divided by 4.
Each team was then awarded a ranking from 1 to 11, with 1 being the heaviest average team lift and 11 being the lightest average team lift. For the other 3 workouts which were based on time to complete, teams were also awarded a ranking from 1 to 11, with 1 being the fastest and 11 being the slowest.
These rankings were then added together, much the same way as the leaderboard is calculated for the CrossFit Games Open, where the team with the lowest score wins.
The leaderboard below contains each team’s scores and rankings. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place went to 3 of the “old farts” teams. Congratulations!
Whilst the focus of this comp was all about having fun, I know there were some serious lifts on Friday night and some people hit PR’s. Well done. It was great to see the community turn out in force, and really embrace the philosophy of mixing it up, meeting new people, and making new friends.
We hope you all enjoyed yourselves and had a great night. We raised just over $500 for our Africa Charity Fund which will be put to good use.
Thank you to all who helped out to get things ready, especially Johanna, for running around and getting food, drinks and supplies, and a special mention to Nick Gaul and Hanne for looking after he barbie. Thank you also for helping to tidy up afterwards.
***NOTE: Please direct all appeals on scoring to the “Battle of the Ages” Appeals Tribunal, by writing a 2000 word essay explaining your concerns and sending via a Raven.