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Again, Sport Climbing in the SEA Games

Yes, sport climbing will be in the SEA Games, not this year 27th SEA Games 2013 in Myanmar, but in 28th SEA Games 2015 in Singapore. The Games schedule to be held within 5-16 June 2015 said Rasip Isnin, the President of SEACF today via wire mail.

This good news means that the sport climbing will be the second compete in the Games, after the first in Palembang, Indonesia. No detail of how many gold medals for the sport, mostly about 10 (ten) golds as in the Palembang, while Indonesia dominated the competition.

In Palembang 2011 there were six country participated in the sport climbing competition: Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Phillipines, Thailand, and Vietnam. The are still a time to invite more countries of the region to enter the sport of the youth.

29 May 2013
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Sport Climbing in SEA Games XXVI Palembang

Sport climbing competition within the SEA Games XXVI 2011 was held successfully. Indonesian team was dominated the event with 9 gold medals out of ten, and Filipina team get one gold medal. Thai with 2 silvers and one bronze, Singapore with one silver and seven bronzes, Malaysia with one silver and two bronzes, and Vietname with one silver. Six countries participating countries send almost 56 climbers.

The event started from Nov 12 and end at Nov 18 without any disturbances under the hot air of Palembang City. Some athletes and officials from sport climbing also participated in the Opening Ceremony held in the Main Stadium of Jakabaring Sport City. All about the event please visit their wikipedia pages.

We will see sport climbing again in the SEA Games XXVIII 2015 in Singapore, and have to be realistic that in the SEA Games XXVII 2013 in Myanmar sport climbing can not be competed due to various limitation. See you in the next SEA Games.

16 December 2011
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New Comer in ASEAN Climbing

Vietnam has sent their signal to participate in sport climbing event in the SEA Games 2011 in Jakarta/South Sumatera next November. The coach of Vietnam climbing team has contact the SEACF to discuss it, to follow up the SEACF has sent them the Technical Handbook of the event to enable them to prepare the team better.

It is a good news for all six member of the SEACF which already in the federation, hope Vietnam could establish climbing federation soon then join the SEACF to develop climbing in the ASEAN Region.

Other potential ASEAN countries to develop of climbing activity are Timor Leste and Laos, many climbers reported that they saw this potential during their trip in both countries.

31 May 2011
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Indonesia Dominates Asean Circuit 2011 in Putrajaya

Indonesian team has taken 3 out of 4 gold medals from Santi Wellyanti (Speed Female), Nadya Putri Virgita (Lead Female), and Abudzar Yulianto (Speed Male) in the Malaysian Series ASEAN Sport Climbing Circuit 2011. In addition to that, the team also taken four silvers and one bronze. Singaporean stealed gold medal by Jack Hong (Lead Male), while Malysia got bronze from speed female climber names Salfarina.

Medals for the winners presented by Minister of Energy, Green Technology and Water YB. Datuk Peter Chin Fah Kui which also hoping that SEACF could assist Malaysian climbing community to get more success in the coming future. The minister also mentioned that Malaysia has interest to host more international sport climbing events in PCP such as Asian Youth Championship and World Youth Championship in the near future.

ASEAN Sport Climbing Circuit 2011 Malaysian Series could be held in cooperation with Persatuan Mendaki Malaysia (PMM) in Putrajaya Challenge Park (PCP) in Putrajaya, Malaysia in conjuntion to IFSC-ACC Judges and Route Setter Training and Hari Belia Malaysia Ceremony.

Putrajaya Challenge Park (PCP) could be claimed as the biggest indoor climbing facility in Asia just open last year, while Putrajaya City is new governmental city one hour drive from KL Central or 30 minutes from KLIA. See you next year in PCP!

30 May 2011
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ASEAN Sport Climbing Circuit 2011 Malaysian Series in Putrajaya

This month PMM will host a series of ASEAN Climbing Circuit 2011. The series will held in Putrajaya Challenge Park, Putrajaya on 28-29 May.

Events will be competed are speed and lead (men/women). Climbers from ASEAN countries could register to participate. Contact your own climbing federation, for ASEAN countries which has no climbing federation could contact SEACF General Secretary for register your participation. No quota limit from each country, so each country could send as mush as they can, but only three climbers qualify for final round of each event.

This series is part of 2011 ASEAN Climbing Circuit. The next series plan to be held in Indonesia and Singapore. The Circuit is one of SEACF campaign for the next SEA Games 2011 in Indonesia which will compete sport climbing.

In conjunction of the circuit, PMM will also held national competition for open and novice categories, contact PMM if you have interest to participate in this local competition.

17 May 2011
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Ten Gold Medals in SEA Games 2011

Sport climbing will compete for ten gold medals in upcoming SEA Games 2011 in Indonesia. This figure is one of decision taken by the Southeast Asia Games Federation meeting in Bali late of Feb.

Events will be competed are:

  1. Individual event men-women: lead, speed record, bouldering, and speed track

  2. Non-individual event men-women: speed track team relay.

Each country entitle to submit two climbers for individual events and one team for non-individual event. Entry by number suppose to be submitted to organicing committee by NOC on July 2011.

Sport climbing planned to be held in Palembang (South Sumatera), alternatively could be in Jakarta (Capital City of Indonesia).

So far six countries confirmed to participate in sport climbing events in the Games, while two other countries still lobying to participate: Timor Leste and Myanmar. If other ASEAN countries interest to participate please feel free to contact SEACF General Secretary at mrasip(at)seacf(dot)com.

18 March 2011
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SEA Games 2011 Definittely

Sport climbing has decided to be included as sport medal for SEA Games 2011 in Indonesia. The decision taken in SEA Games Federation Council Meeting in Jakarta today at about 12.30pm local time.

The decision supported by six NOCs members of SEA Games Federation it more than required by statuta of the federation that any sport to be included in the SEA Games must be supported by minimum 4 NOCs.

It is very historical moment for all of ASEAN sport climbing communities, where the effort count back to 1996 when we establish SEACF in Jakarta during Asian Championship. We pushed the effort again with the new spirit of SEACF in 2004  when we held the member meeting in Jakarta, where one of our target is to be included in the SEA Games. in 2005 sport climbing could be played during SEA Games 2005 in Quizon City, Filipina.

Congratulation for all of us, thanks for all of your support and we keep asking for your support for the development of sport climbing in the region.

30 May 2010
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Historical Time of ASEAN Climbing

Today and tomorrow in Jakarta there will be an important meeting held by SEA Games Federation in Jakarta. The meeting will decide sport event will be included in the next SEA Games 2011 in Jakarta.

Last night we were attended dinner with the meeting participants and approached Malaysian NOC and Thailand NOC delegates to ask for their support on Indonesian NOC of our proposal to include sport climbing in the Games.

Indonesian NOC Chairman on her speech said that focus of SEA Games Federation will the youth generation, which is in line with our vision and activities mostly involve youths.

We believe that with the inclusion in the Games, our sport in the region could be developed more faster and easier. Currently thousand climbers spread in the region, after the SEA Games (if we are in the Games) the number could be triple or more.

Pray for us now. Thx for your support..

29 May 2010
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Annual Meeting 2010

Five federation members already held 2010 Annual Meeeting in Bali (Indonesia) Feb 26. The meeting was held in Bali Summer Hotel.

Members discussed 2009 activities and some programs for 2010 such as technical meeting must held to discuss any technical issue regarding the SEA Games 2011. The meeting plan to held in Jakarta on June at the latest but must get positive confirmation of sport climbing inclusion in the Games on the SEA Games Federation meeting in April.

Members hope that this 2010 will do instructor climbing courses and Asian Championship in Bengkalis (Indonesia), Inter School Competition in Singapore and Inter University in KL (Malaysia).

03 March 2010
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Exco Meeting 2010

In mid of Jan next year SEACF Exco will have a meeting to discuss any preparation to the upcoming SEA Games 2011, the result of the meeting will be brougth to the SEACF annual meeting 2010 somewhere after March, where will be attended by all federation members.

The challenge for climbing community in the region not only to make the SEA Games 2011 get success, but also to ensure the sustainability of the sport in the SEA Games movement, especially when we know that Singapore has decided to give up to be host of 2013 SEA Games. There will a big challenge the sport will be competed in the next SEA Games if they are in country like Vietnam unless all of us do some big efforts to ensure the host from now on.

We hope the meetings will produce effective strategies to face the challenges, then our next generation still have an opportunity to show their climbing achievement in the SEA Games event, and ASEAN healthier youth.

20 December 2009
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