The 2019-2020 CrossFit Games season is upon us, and with it comes a full slate of Sanctionals competition that includes 13 brand new events for this year.  With 28 total events spanning November until July, the opportunity to compete has never been greater.

Below is our complete guide to Sanctionals qualifying to keep you up to speed with how you can make your way to the competition floor this year.*

*Note: Qualifying details for some of the sanctioned events are still being determined, we will update information on this page as it becomes known.

CrossFit Filthy 150: November 22-24, 2019

Location: Dublin, Ireland

Spots:  36 men, 36 women and 24 teams.

Direct invites: Yes, teams and individuals.

  • Filthy150 has reserved 6 male, 6 female and 4 team wildcard spots to invite at their discretion.

Qualifier: International Online Qualifier August 21 – September 9, 2019

  • 30 men, 30 women and 20 teams will qualify through the IOQ.
  • Registration begins: July 1, 2019.
  • More info.

Cost: Individual $25, Team $80

Pandaland CrossFit Challenge: December 7-8, 2019

Location: Chengdu, China

Spots: TBD

Direct invites: TBD

Qualifier: Pandaland Online Qualifier – September 7-27, 2019

Cost: TBD

 

Dubai CrossFit Championship: December 11-14, 2019

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Spots: 30 men, 30 women and 10 teams.

Direct invites: Yes, Individuals only.

  • Champions from the past three years are invited: Mat Fraser (2x), Bjorgvin Karl Gudmundsson, Sam Briggs, Annie Thorisdottir, and Sara Sigmundsdottir.
  • Tia-Clair Toomey and Noah Ohlsen are invited as the winners of the Dubai CrossFit Championship sponsored Split Triplet event at the Games. Mat Fraser technically won the event, but already has an invite so it passed down to 2nd place Noah Ohlsen.

Qualifier: CrossFit Games Open – October 10 – November 11, 2019

  • The online qualifier will consist of the same workouts as and run concurrent with the Open.
  • Ten teams and the remaining individual spots after direct invites are accepted will qualify.
  • Athletes must register specifically for the Dubai qualifiers via competition corner by October 14, 2019.
  • More info

Cost: Individuals $20, Teams $80

SouthFit CrossFit Challenge: December 20-21, 2019

Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Spots:  TBD

Direct invites: TBD

Qualifier: International Online Qualifier August 21 – September 9, 2019

  • Total number of qualifying spots TBD.
  • Registration begins: July 1, 2019.
  • More info.

Cost: Individuals $25, Teams $80

CrossFit Mayhem Classic: January 11-12, 2020

Location: Cookeville, Tennessee

Spots:  TBD

Direct invites: TBD

Qualifier: CrossFit Games Open – October 10 – November 11, 2019

  • Registration and qualifying info TBD.

Cost: TBD

CrossFit Strength in Depth: January 24-26, 2020

Location: London, England

Spots: 40 men, 40 women and 20 teams.

Direct invites: Yes, teams and individuals.

  • Five individual invites will be extended to 5 men and 5 women who have already qualified for the Games via the Open.
  • The winning teams of the SiD Origins, The Battle for Middle Ground, the Glasgow Classic, and the Unite Fitness Festival competitions will receive an invite.

Qualifier: CrossFit Games Open – October 10 – November 11, 2019

  • The Online Qualifier will consist of the same workouts as and run concurrent with the Open.
  • Athletes and teams must register with Strength in Depth directly through their website by October 14, 2019.
  • Registration begins: September 12, 2019.
  • 35 men, 35 women and 16 teams will qualify through the Open. The top 10 U.K athletes, plus the top 25 overall will earn the 35 spots up for grabs for individuals.

Cost: $20 individuals, $80 teams

CrossFit Fittest in Cape Town: February 6-9, 2020

Location: Cape Town, South Africa

Spots: 30 men, 30 women and 30 teams.

Direct invites: Yes, teams and individuals.

  • The 2019 FiCT Champions will be invited.
  • The top 10 men, top 10 women, and top 5 teams from the 2019 CrossFit Games will be invited; no backfilling.
  • The top 10 men, top 10 women from the 2020 CrossFit Games Open will be invited.
  • The top 5 teams from the FiCT Community Series event will earn an invite.
  • No wild card invites.

Qualifier: CrossFit Fittest in Cape Town Online Qualifier November 22 – December 2, 2019

  • Remaining individual spots following direct invites, and the remaining team spots up to 25 spots max following invites will be awarded in the qualifier.
  • Registration begins: TBD.

Cost: Individual $15, Team $50

Norwegian CrossFit Championship: February 14-16, 2020

Location: Gol, Norway

Spots:  40 men, 40 women and 20 teams.

Direct invites: Yes, teams and individuals.

  • The winning male pairs, and female pairs of the Butchers Classic will receive direct invites to compete as individuals.
  • The winning male and female individuals from the Tyngre Tango competition will receive direct invites.
  • The winning male, female, and team from the Norwegian Throwdown will receive direct invites.
  • Direct invites will be backfilled one spot.

Qualifier: CrossFit Games Open – October 10 – November 11, 2019

  • The online qualifier will consist of the same workouts as and run concurrent with the Open.
  • Athletes and teams must register with the NCC directly through competition corner by October 23, 2019.
  • 36 men, 36 women and 19 teams will qualify through the IOQ.
  • Registration begins: July 10, 2019.

Cost: Individual $33, Team $110

Wodapalooza CrossFit Festival: February 20-23, 2020

Location: Miami, Florida

Spots:  TBD

Direct invites: Yes, teams and individuals.

  • Top 30 men and women at 2019 CrossFit Games.
  • Top 3 from 2015-2018 CrossFit Games.
  • Top 30 men and women from 2019-2020 CrossFit Open.
  • Top 3 from Granite Games 2019.
  • Individual winners from Wodapalooza and Granite Games for last five years.
  • Any winner of a 2018-2019 Season Sanctional.
  • Any winner of the following 2019-2020 Season Sanctionals: Filthy150, Pandaland CrossFit Challenge, Dubai CrossFit Championship, SouthFit CrossFit Championship, CrossFit Mayhem Classic, CrossFit Strength in Depth, CrossFit Fittest in Cape Town, and Norwegian CrossFit Championship.
  • Individual Sanctional invites will not be backfilled.
  • Top 10 teams at the 2019 CrossFit Games.
  • Team podium finishers from Wodapalooza 2019.
  • First place team finishers from one of the following Sanctionals: Mid-Atlantic CrossFit Challenge 2019, CrossFit Italian Showdown 2019, Asia CrossFit Championship 2019, Reykjavik CrossFit Championship 2019, Brazil CrossFit Championship 2019, Down Under CrossFit Championship 2019, Rogue Invitational 2019, CrossFit Lowlands Throwdown 2019, Granite Games 2019, CrossFit French Throwdown 2019, Filthy 150 2019, Pandaland CrossFit Challenge 2019, Dubai CrossFit Championship 2019, SouthFit CrossFit Challenge 2019, CrossFit Mayhem Classic 2020, CrossFit Strength in Depth 2020, CrossFit Fittest in Cape Town 2020, and Norwegian CrossFit Championship 2020.
  • More info

Qualifier: International Online Qualifier – August 21 – September 9, 2019

  • Number of spots available through the qualifier TBD.
  • Registration begins: July 1, 2019.

Cost: Individual $25, Team $80

Australian CrossFit Championship: March 5-8, 2020

Location: Queensland, Australia

Spots:  TBD

Direct invites: Yes, individuals and teams.

  • The Australian CrossFit Championship reserves the right to invite a select few athletes to the event at their discretion.

Qualifier: CrossFit Games Open – October 10 – November 11, 2019, Australian CrossFit Championship Team Online Qualifier – November 13-19, 2019

  • The online qualifier will consist of the same workouts as and run concurrent with the Open.
  • Individual athletes must register with the ACC directly through competition corner.
  • 30 men, 30 women will qualify through the Open, and 12 teams will qualify through the ACC Team online qualifier.
  • Registration begins: July 1, 2019.

Cost: Individual $25, Team $100

Brazil CrossFit Championship: March 6-8, 2020

Location: São Paulo, Brazil

Spots: 32 men, 32 women and 16 teams.

Direct invites: Yes, teams and individuals.

  • Six wild cards each for men and women, and three wild card invites for the teams will be awarded at the discretion of the BCC.
  • The primary criteria for awarding wild cards will be based on past performance at the BCC and CrossFit Games.
  • Athletes can apply for a wild card by emailing competi[email protected]

Qualifier: CrossFit Games Open – October 10 – November 11, 2019

  • The online qualifier will consist of the same workouts as and run concurrent with the Open.
  • Athletes must register directly with the BCC through competition corner.
  • 26 men, 26 women and 13 teams will qualify through the Open.
  • Registration begins: August 19, 2019.

Cost: Individual $18, Team $60

Reykjavik CrossFit Championship: March 13-15, 2020

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland

Spots:  TBD

Direct invites: TBD

Qualifier: CrossFit Games Open – October 10 – November 11, 2019

  • The Online Qualifier will consist of the same workouts as and run concurrent with the Open.
  • Number of spots available through the qualifier TBD.
  • Registration begins: TBD.

Cost: TBD

West Coast CrossFit Classic: March 20-22, 2020

Location: Del Mar, California

Spots:  TBD

Direct invites: Yes, individuals and teams.

  • Top 30 men and women at 2019 CrossFit Games.
  • Top 3 from 2015-2018 CrossFit Games.
  • Top 3 men and women from Wodapalooza 2020.
  • Top 3 from Granite Games 2019.
  • Individual winners from Wodapalooza and Granite Games for the last five years.
  • Any individual Sanctional winner from the last 12 months prior to the WCC event date.
  • Top 10 teams at the 2019 CrossFit Games.*
  • Team podium finishers from Wodapalooza 2020.*
  • Any team Sanctional winner from the last 12 months prior to the WCC event date.

*Teams must return 4 members from their roster (can include M/F alternates)

Qualifier: CrossFit Games Open – October 10 – November 11, 2019

  • The top 30 men and women worldwide in the Open will earn a spot.
  • The top 10 men and women from the previously defined “West Regional” in the CrossFit Games Open (Canada West, West Coast regions) will earn a spot.
  • Number of team spots available: TBD.
  • Teams will be scored via the sum of their individual scores in the CrossFit Games Open.
  • Registration begins: TBD.

Cost: TBD

CrossFit German Throwdown: March 28-29, 2020

Location: Berlin, Germany

Spots:  TBD

Direct invites: Yes, teams and individuals.

  • The top two men, women, and teams overall, along with the top two highest placing German men, women, and teams from the German Throwdown Classic will receive invites.

Qualifier: CrossFit German Throwdown Online Qualifier – TBD

  • Number of spots available through the qualifier TBD.
  • Registration begins: November 11, 2019.

Cost: TBD

CrossFit Atlas Games: April 3-5, 2020

Location: Montreal, Canada

Spots: 40 men, 40 women and 20 teams.

Direct invites: Yes, individuals and teams.

  • Top 20 finishers (men & women) at the 2019 CrossFit Games.
  • Previous CrossFit Games podium finishers.
  • Previous Atlas Games champion for last three years.
  • Previous CrossFit Sanctional individual elite winner (2019-2020).
  • The Atlas Games keeps the right to invite other athletes than the above, however athletes who wish to apply must respect the previous criteria.
  • Any unfilled invite spots will be backfilled through the online qualifier.
  • The winning teams of the elite division for the Dtown throwdown, Element Team Challenge, Synergie Winterpalooza, and CrossFit 306 3on3 Throwdown will be invited to the Atlas Games finals.

Qualifier: International Online Qualifier August 21 – September 9, 2019, Team Qualifier – December 6-16, 2019

  • 30-40 men, 30-40 women and 16 teams will qualify through the IOQ.
  • Registration begins: July 1, 2019.
  • More info

Cost: Individual $25, Team $80

ELFIT CrossFit Championship: April 8-11, 2020

Location: Hurghada, Egypt

Spots:  TBD

Direct invites: TBD

Qualifier: ELFIT CrossFit Championship Online Qualifier December 2019 – January 2020

  • Specific details TBD.

Cost: TBD

Mid-Atlantic CrossFit Challenge: April 17-19, 2020

Location: Washington D.C., U.S

Spots:  TBD

Direct invites: TBD

Qualifier: MACC Online Qualifier – Individuals – January 1-13, 2020; Teams – January 29 – February 10, 2020. 

  • Number of spots available through the qualifier TBD.
  • Registration begins: TBD.

Cost: TBD

CrossFit Italian Showdown: April 24-26, 2020

Location: Milan Italy

Spots: 1,500 total spots available, combined between individuals and teams.

Direct invites: Yes, individuals and teams.

  • The Italian Showdown retains the right to issue a limited number of special invites at their discretion.
  • Invited athletes will still have to compete in the day 1 elimination round with the remaining athletes.

Qualifier: No qualifier, direct registration only

  • Athletes can register directly for the first day of competition.
  • Spots will be given on a first come, first served basis.
  • Athletes will select their age division however, there will be a single Open division on the first day instead of the typical Elite, Rx, or Scaled divisions.
  • Registration begins: November 13, 2019.
  • More Info

Cost: Individual $65, Team $262*

*This fee includes registration for the final event.

Madrid CrossFit Championship: May 1-3, 2020

Location: Madrid, Spain

Spots:  TBD

Direct invites: TBD

CrossFit Games Open – October 10 – November 11, 2019

  • Number of spots available through the qualifier TBD.
  • Registration begins: TBD.

Cost: TBD

Asia CrossFit Championship: May 8-10, 2020

Location: Shanghai, China

Spots:  TBD

Direct invites: TBD

Qualifier: Asia CrossFit Championships Online Qualifier November, 2019 

  • Number of spots available through the qualifier TBD.
  • Registration begins: TBD.

Cost: TBD

The Rogue Invitational: May 2020

Location: Columbus, Ohio

Spots:  TBD

Direct invites: TBD

Qualifier: TBD

  • Number of spots available through the qualifier TBD.
  • Registration begins: TBD.

Cost: TBD

Down Under CrossFit Championship: May 22-24, 2020

Location: Wollongong, Australia

Spots: 80 men, 80 women and 40 teams.

Direct invites: No

Qualifier: CrossFit Games Open – October 10 – November 11, 2019

  • The Online Qualifier will consist of the same workouts as and run concurrent with the Open.
  • Individuals and Teams must register an “expression of interest” directly with the DUCC.
  • Registration deadline: 9:00 AM AEST February 1, 2020.
  • More info

Cost: TBD

CrossFit Lowlands Throwdown: May 29-31, 2020

Location: Apeldoorn, Netherlands

Spots: 60 male, 60 female and 20 teams

Direct invites: Yes, individuals

  • The top 10 worldwide in the 2019-2020 CrossFit Open.
  • The top 5 in the Netherlands.
  • The top 3 in Belgium
  • The numbers 1 and 2 in Luxembourg.

NOTE: These positions will not be backfilled.

Qualifier: Lowlands Throwdown Online Qualifier March 5 – 10, 2020

  • Remaining 40 individual and all 20 team spots will be filled through the online qualifier.
  • The online qualifier will have three workouts that must be before on the same day, not in a 24-hour window.
  • If athletes qualifying from the Open decline their invitation, their invite will be passed down to next in the online qualifier.
  • Registration begins: TBD
  • More info

Cost: TBD

CanWest CrossFit Championship: June 5-7, 2020

Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada

Spots:  TBD

Direct invites: Yes, teams and individuals.

  • The individual men and women winners of the Fraser Valley Throwdown will receive invites.

Qualifier: TBD

  • 45 men, 45 women will qualify through the online qualifier. Number of teams TBD.
  • Registration begins: TBD.
  • More info

Cost: Individual $25, Team $100

The Granite Games: June 12-14, 2020

Location: TBD

Spots:  TBD

Direct invites: TBD

Qualifier: CrossFit Games Open – October 10 – November 11, 2019

  • Number of spots available through the Granite Games Open TBD.
  • Registration begins: TBD.

Cost: TBD

Ashbury Summer Games: June 20-21, 2020

Location: Ashbury Park, New Jersey, U.S.

Spots:  TBD

Direct invites: TBD

Qualifier: TBD

  • Number of spots available through the qualifier TBD.
  • Registration begins: TBD.

Cost: TBD

CrossFit French Throwdown: June 26-28, 2020

Location: Paris, France

Spots: TBD

Direct invites: TBD

Qualifier: CrossFit Games Open – October 10 – November 11, 2019

  • Number of spots available through the qualifier TBD.
  • Registration begins: TBD.

Cost: TBD

Mayan CrossFit Classic: July 3-5, 2020

Location: Riviera Maya, Mexico

Spots:  TBD

Direct invites: Yes, individuals.

  • Male and female winners of FitLand will be invited to compete in the elite individual category.
  • Male and female winners of Black Challenge MX will be invited to compete in the elite individual category.

Qualifier: CrossFit Games Open – October 10 – November 11, 2019

  • Number of spots available through the qualifier TBD.
  • Registration begins: TBD.

Cost: TBD


Asbury Park Summer Games | Asia CrossFit Championship | Australian CrossFit Championship | Brazil CrossFit Championship | CanWest CrossFit Championship | CrossFit Atlas Games | CrossFit Fittest in Cape Town | CrossFit French Throwdown | CrossFit German Throwdown | CrossFit Italian Showdown | CrossFit Mayhem Classic | CrossFit Strength in Depth | Down Under CrossFit Championship | CrossFit Open | Dubai CrossFit Championship | ELFIT CrossFit Championship | Filthy150 | Granite Games | Madrid CrossFit Championship


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