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Three More Sanctionals Tap the Open as Their Qualifier

July 18, 2019 by
Willy Georges at the CrossFit French Throwdown (Justin LoFranco // Morning Chalk Up)
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In an announcement posted to Instagram early this morning, three more European Sanctionals have decided to use the 2019-2020 CrossFit Open as their qualifier, bringing the total to six Sanctionals.

The backdrop: The decision whether to join the International Online Qualifier or some other means was discussed at a Sanctionals-confab during the French Throwdown last month, where nearly all European Sanctionals organizers attended. 

  • Filthy150 in Dublin is using the International Online Qualifier.
  • Madrid CrossFit Championship is expected to join that coalition.
  • CrossFit Italian Showdown has their own unique, 1500 athlete  in-person qualification system.
  • CrossFit German Throwdown is still TBD. 

The big picture: This season, the Down Under CrossFit Championship was the only event out of fifteen to us the Open as a qualifier. With two weeks left until the Games, we now have six of the 28 – more than 20% – confirmed events for the 2020 Games season using the worldwide open. The announcement also came with all four events included together, which is another move towards a more unified front from Sanctionals working together to iron out best practices amongst themselves.

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