I'm an a affiliate owner, what do I need to do in order to have my affiliate ready for the Open?

In order for your affiliate to participate in the Open you must first be in good standing with HQ.

If you have paid your affiliate fees and are up to date with your insurance your affiliate can participate in the Open! 

You do not need to register your affiliate. Any affiliates in good standing will appear on the Games site for your athletes to select when registering. 

Assign an affiliate manager:

Most importantly, in order to be ready to participate in the Open, your affiliate must assign an affiliate manager.

Each affiliate must have an affiliate manager which will be the person responsible for validating Open workouts. The affiliate manager must have completed the current online  Judges Course (2018) and must be available to login to their account and validate scores before the validation deadline of Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. PT. Score need to be submitted by Monday however, they can be validated up until Wednesday.

Most of the time, the affiliate owner is also the affiliate manager however, it doesn't have to be. Anyone from the gym can be the affiliate manager as long as they have completed the  Judges Course.

For more information on how to become an affiliate manager check out the article:  How do I become the Affiliate Manager?

Read the workout descriptions and movement standards:

Make sure all of your athletes and judges are aware of the workout descriptions and movement standards for each Open workout. You can find the descriptions and standards on the  workouts page on the Games site. 

There are standards for each division listed on these pages.

You can also find printable versions of descriptions as well as printable scorecards for your athletes and judges to use.

Make sure scores are submitted by Monday at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time each week.

Scores are due by 5:00 p.m. PT each week. Make sure all of your athletes submit their scores by this time. We do not accept late scores. It is the responsibility of the athlete to submit their own score. 

Register a team:

Anyone that registers for the Open can register a team. It is not a requirement that each affiliate has a team however, if you would like your affiliate to appear on the Team Leaderboard, a team will need to be registered under your affiliate. 

For more information regarding check out the article:  How do I join a team?

Have fun with your gym!


If you have any issues regarding the affiliate management set-up or finding workout descriptions contact Games Support for assistance. They can be reached at support@crossfitgames.com.

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