HOW DO THE NEW RULES FROM CROSSFIT® HQ WORK?
Ok so this new format is and has been a little confusing. Here’s a short version of what could happen once the winner of CrossFit® SiD 2019 has been crowned.
The winner of SiD 2019 takes home the title and secures an invitation to The CrossFit® Games 2019.
If they then go on to be crowned the Fittest in their country, or place Top 20 worldwide, at the end of The 2019 Open, their invitation to The Games via SiD is passed to the athlete who finished 2nd. If the 2nd place athlete is also crowned the Fittest in their country, or places Top 20 in The Open, the invite passes to 3rd place, and so on and so forth.
Given the amount of countries represented amongst the athletes joining us next month, it could be possible to finish 3rd, 5th,7th at a Sanctioned event and still get that illusive invite. This should hopefully make for an even better weekend of competition for everyone involved!
Link to more detailed breakdown https://morningchalkup.com/2019/01/07/the-2019-crossfit-games-rulebook-has-arrived-heres-what-you-need-to-know/