Update: We’re Live again!
Good news: The live stream of Women’s Qualifiers went really well.
Bad news: Men’s Qualifiers cannot be broadcast live this afternoon. Statement from USA Climbing:
HEY, EVERYBODY — We appreciate everyone who tuned in to this morning’s “super secret” beta test of the ABS 14 National Championship Live Broadcast. Due to the size of the men’s field, we will not be able to broadcast the Men’s Qualifier round until the last male competitor has checked in to isolation (which we do not anticipate happening until approximately 7:00 p.m. Mountain Time). Please follow @louderthan11 and @unifiedbc on twitter for the announcement that we are LIVE.
We will be broadcasting on schedule for Semifinals and Finals beginning tomorrow at 10:45 a.m. Mountain Time.
Thanks for your support!
Today was a test of the broadcast system in preparation for tomorrow’s finals. Because of this, all contingencies between the broadcast and the schedule of the event were not fully accounted for. Basically, after the session ended, it was realized that male competitors would be able to watch the live stream before it was their turn to climb. Rest assured, however, that we will be ready to rock and roll tomorrow morning at 10:45 MST for semi-finals.
The unforeseen issue with the live stream of men’s qualifiers leaves me no choice but to down an emergency Live Blog. Let’s go!