Well, the floodgates seem to have broken for the announcements of the newly structured 2019 Reebok CrossFit Games qualifiers/official sanctioned events. In case you’re late to the party, we’ll catch you up on all of the details below, but for those who have been following closely to all of the reported Reebok CrossFit Games changes for 2019, the second sanctioned event has been announced.
Earlier today in a press release shared on PR Newswire, CrossFit, Inc. announced that the 2019 Granite Games have been chosen as the second event to serve as one of the CrossFit-sanctioned Qualifiers. CrossFit states in the press release that the four-day competition will now take place in June 2019, as opposed to its normal fall schedule.
This event comes as the second qualifier that’s been released, as late last week CrossFit, Inc. announced that the Dubai CrossFit Championships, which are taking place from December 12th-15th, will serve as the first.
In the corresponding press release for the Granite Games announcement, Greg Glassman, CrossFit’s Founder and Chairman states, “The Granite Games is our second sanctioned event partner and part of a new chapter for CrossFit. Through sanctioned events like this one, we’ll be able to keep pace with the explosive growth and interest in the Games – and better serve our affiliates, trainers, and athletes at the same time.”
Similar to what’s been reported already on how the Qualifiers will run for the 2019 Reebok CrossFit Games season, the top finishing male, female, and team [according to the new rules] at the Granite Games will punch a ticket to the Games.
For the 2019 Reebok CrossFit Games, there will be 16 total Qualifiers/CrossFit HQ-run sanctioned events. At each of these events, the top male, female, and team will punch a ticket to the Games. As of right now, there have been two Qualifiers announced, but there’s been no mention as to their ordering, so there could very well be events before them.
In addition to the currently reported changes, Glassman also revealed more details about the upcoming Games season in an interview with Girls Gone WOD. To read more about the changes and confirmation of re-structure, check it out, here!
Feature image from @thegranitegames Instagram page.