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INVITATIONAL Qualifying SYSTEM

Over the past few years we have developed a system for how we invite athletes to compete in the Rogue Invitational. This structure guides our process of selecting the best athletes in the sport.

This qualifying system accounts for the current competition year and looks back an additional 4 years to calculate an athlete’s point total. The points earned in each preceding year are depreciated in weight. Athletes will gain points and have points fall off their total throughout the year after each of these events have been finalized: CrossFit Open, CrossFit Quarterfinals, CrossFit Games, Rogue Invitational.


Important Notes:

  • The event remains an “Invitational” and we reserve the right to invite anyone we choose to compete.
  • Historically, we have selected a minimum of 10 athletes using this method
  • The online qualifier, “The Q”, will still qualify athletes directly into the competition, bypassing the Invitational Qualifying System.
  • If an athlete retires, they are moved to the “inactive” category and filter on the leaderboard. 
  • This system is in full BETA mode. We will be adjusting as we get feedback or find issues. See the bottom of this page for our “Contact Us” form to submit your feedback.


Depreciation Points Table

  • This table outlines:
    • Competitions that award points
    • Quantity of points awarded
    • Which athlete placements receive points
    • Annual depreciation factor applied to each event
  • Depreciation is based on an annual rolling competition window (not calendar year).
  • Points for Invitational win, Games win and Invitational participation are “flat” and do not carry an annual depreciation rate for the 5 year window.
  • Note: Chart below shows points as they will be applied at the end of the 2024 competition year, after each of these events has taken place. 

Year Delta




5

4

3

2

1

Current

Depreciation Factor



100.00%
85.00%
75.00%
50.00%
10.00%
0.00%




















Year Delta




5

4

3

2

1

Current

CrossFit Open
250
Top 20
 
0
37.50
62.50
125.00
225.00
250.00
CrossFit Quarter Final
500
Top 20
 
0
75.00
125.00
250.00
450.00
500.00
CrossFit Games
1000
Top 20
 
0
150.00
250.00
500.00
900.00
1000.00
Games Win
100
Top 1
 
0
100
100
100
100
100
Rogue Invitational
1000
Top 20
 
0
150.00
250.00
500.00
900.00
1000.00
Invitational Participation
20
All 20
 
0
20
20
20
20
20
Invitational Win
100
Top 1
 
0
100
100
100
100
100

Exceptions Points Table

  • The “Exceptions Points Table” outlines specific scenarios and how they are accounted for within our points calculations.
  • This table is designed to help athletes avoid being entirely eliminated from points contention for missing competition for specific reasons. (IE Major injury)
  • Depreciation is based on an annual rolling competition window (not calendar year).
  • New scenarios may be added as needed.
  • Example calculation: Athlete takes parental leave for 2023. Points for missed CrossFit Games is calculated as follows:
    • Average of 2022 Games points (non depreciated), 2021 Games points (non depreciated), 2020 Games points (non depreciated)
    • Average is then discounted using the depreciation factor tied to the missing year’s score (2023 in this example)
    • This calculation is then depreciated 15%
    • Flat points not included or awarded in this calculation
    • This process is followed for each individual event that is missed

SCORING RULE

PREVIOUS YEAR SCORES

Additional Depreciation % applied

Parental leave
Average athlete's prior 3 years scores for the missed comp (non depreciated). Annual depreciation applied to average based on year of missing score
15%
Individual competes in teams
Average athlete's prior 3 years scores for the missed comp (non depreciated). Annual depreciation applied to average based on year of missing score
15%
Major injury
Average athlete's prior 3 years scores for the missed comp (non depreciated). Annual depreciation applied to average based on year of missing score
15%
Failed Drug Test/Drug Suspension
All points zeroed from the date of failed drug test back to year 6 in the points table

N/A 

All other scenarios
0 points earned - No points adjustments/exceptions

N/A 

Date

Revision

Status

Date Closed

Decision at Closing

Intent

Challenge

6/1/2024
Semi Final Ranking
Under Review


Pull in more data points and also add more recent performances
Making sure the rankings are comparable
6/1/2024
Review depreciation schedule
Updated
7/2/2024
Table is weighted heavier to more recent performances
Weight most recent performances heavier
Finding balance for recent vs historical
6/1/2024
Grid added to each athlete name with all scores viewable
In Development


Show makeup of all points issued

 
6/4/2024
Athlete names scrubbed for dual entries due to mismatch in names
Fixed
6/4/2024

Clear any double entries

6/4/2024
2020 Rogue Invitational points in error for placements 11 and above
Fixed
6/4/2024



6/4/2024
Year look back window review - Potentially removing 1 year
Complete
7/2/2024
Removed 1 year from look back
Make sure we have the right balance of recent performance to historical

 The goal is that this improves over time and we appreciate feedback on the Rogue Invitational Qualifying System. If you have identified an issue please fill out the contact form below.