April 16, 2015
2015 Masters Qualifier Nears
By CrossFit
The second stage of the CrossFit Games season is coming up fast for the masters. The Masters Qualifier starts next Thursday, April 23.
The second stage of the CrossFit Games season is coming up fast for the masters. The Masters Qualifier starts next Thursday, April 23.

The second stage of the CrossFit Games season is coming up fast for the masters. 
 

It’s almost time to find out which masters athletes will advance to the 2015 Reebok CrossFit Games.

Over 55,000 masters-aged athletes entered the first stage of the CrossFit Games season: the Open (February 27 - March 31, 2015). Only the top 2,000 masters athletes—200 from each of the 10 divisions—will advance to the second stage: the Masters Qualifier (April 23 - 27, 2015).

Division Open Registrants Percent Advance
MEN    
40-44 17,291 1%
45-49 8,421 2%
50-54 3,994 5%
55-59 2,013 10%
60+ 1,106 18%
WOMEN    
40-44 11,489 2%
45-49 6,152 3%
50-54 3,136 6%
55-59 1,582 13%
60+ 814 25%

The Masters Qualifier will ask the top competitors in each age division to complete four events in just four days. All four Masters Qualifier events will be released on Games.CrossFit.com at 5 p.m. PT on Thursday, April 23. The competitors will have until 5 p.m. PT on Monday, April 27 to complete the events in garages and CrossFit affiliates across the globe.

Unaffiliated masters athletes can complete the events anywhere they choose and make official video submissions of all four performances with their scores.

As was the case for regional qualifiers, masters athletes who complete the Qualifier events in an affiliate must use a registered judge and film all four performances in case video documentation is requested by Games staff.

Anyone can complete the Masters Qualifier events, but only the top 200 athletes worldwide in each age division will be able to submit their scores on Games.CrossFit.com. If you finished in the top 200 worldwide in your age division, no further registration is required. Athletes with scaled scores will not be removed from the top 200; whoever is currently in the top 200 worldwide will be able to compete in the Masters Qualifier. Just complete the four events and submit your scores and video before 5 p.m. PT on April 27.

Each athlete will enter the Masters Qualifier with a score equal to their Open rank. For example, the 200th-ranked man in the 40-44 Division in the Open will enter the Qualifier with 200 points, while the first-ranked man in the 40-44 Division will enter the Qualifier with just 1 point.

Like in the Open, the athlete’s finish on each Qualifier event will add to his or her point total. An athlete who finished fifth in the Open, and who goes on to get 10th, 15th, 100th and 20th on the Masters Qualifier events, will finish the Qualifier with 5 + 10 + 15 + 100 + 20 = 150 points.

The 20 athletes with the fewest points at the end of the Qualifier will be invited to compete in their division at the CrossFit Games in Carson, California (July 21 - 23, 2015).