QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
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Browse this list of frequently asked questions to find answers to questions about our event and community. We've tried to include everything on the list, but if you still have unanswered questions, don't hesitate to get in touch. We are happy to help, so just send us a message.
Where can I find the Rules, Workouts Qualifier Workouts and Scorecards ?
You can find them in the menu under "Qualifiers"
When do I need to compete?
The Qualifier period and finals dates are indicated on the event info page.
Until when can I register?
You can register until 24 hours before the qualifier deadline. Earlybirds can register at a discount, so don't be late!
What is the experience level you require?
Athletes from all ages and fitness levels are welcome. Based on the category guidelines on our homepage you can self assess the best fit for your team.
Are the category guidelines minimum movements or weights?
The category guidelines are based on working weight. That means you should be able to do 5 to 10 repetitions in a regular workout. Don't hesitate to scale down if you don't feel comfortable. Don't hesitate to challenge yourself either. Tip: talk to your coach!
What is your refund policy?
Refunds are not available for the qualifiers or the finals. Registrations are final. However, if a team member is unavailable, she/he can be replaced BEFORE the final score submission in the qualifiers upon approval of the headjudge. That athlete should perform all qualifier WODs within the deadlines. Contact us for approval.
What if the event gets cancelled due to COVID regulations.
In the case that the event needs to be cancelled as a result of a government decision, a new solution will be offered. This may either be a new date in the future, an online competition or another event format. Refunds will not be available. Registrations are final. The points and rankings will be transferred.
Can spectators attend the event?
No. In 2020 The Flanders Throwdown will be an athlete-only event. This is a safety measure.
What height should the boxes be for the qualifiers?
The standard heights for men (24'') & women (20'') should be used unless otherwise indicated.
There is only one field in WODcast to enter my video? Where should we add the other athlete?
There is only one input field for video's per WOD. We recommend adding the individual videos to a video channel on Vimeo or YouTube and sharing that link. Alternatively, you can share both video links in a single field, separated by a commy. MAKE SURE YOU ADD THE INDIVIDUAL SCORES IN THE VIDEO DESCRIPTION non Vimeo or YouTube. See more guidance in the Qualifier section of our website!
I did not get an email. What should I do.
All communications are sent to the team captain who registered you. Check she/he received the info. If not, check if the information is available on our website or in WODcast. If not, reach out to us.
Can I wear a belt?
You can use belts up to 12cm. Bigger belts constitute an unfair competitive advantage and are not allowed.
Can I wear lifting straps?
No, anything that straps the athlete to the bar yields an unfair competitive advantage and is not allowed.
Normal gloves or tape are allowed.
See the Qualifier rules for details.
Did you mention something about a tiebreaker exercise in WOD 20.1?
Correct. The number of meters rowed in WOD 20.1 part A will be used as a tiebreaker for the entire qualifier. That means that, in the case where two teams have an equal score in the qualifiers overall, we will use this score to decide who is ranked higher. This is important e.g. to decide who is invited to join the finals (or not) at the cut-off point.
To be clear, the score of 20.1 A counts as a normal WOD in the competition. It is not used as a tiebreaker only.
We hope you found all the information you were looking for. If not, read our Qualifiers section or get in touch.