Climb Newcastle News: Axis Winter Bouldering Series Final Results


The Axis Winter Bouldering Series 2012/13 came to an end on Friday night with a fearsomely contested final round. In the senior female category, Alison Monks saw off the final push from 'uberschnell' to retain her ladies title in fine style. Sid Graham won the juniors for the 4th consecutive year, sadly with no competition, but some outstanding scores, and Sid's forthcoming rise up to the senior females should make for an interesting prospect in years to come. Sian Oakley, cover girl of the Climb Newcastle brochure, and a close contender in previous years in the adult females, moved up into the vets with a resounding victory.

In the male juniors, Owen Burn's increasingly impressive scores saw him take the title for the first time, edging past Jack Graham in the final rounds. In the vets, Martin Waugh returned for a third title, now a biennial occurance, whilst in the new over 60s supervets (iron hip) category, Tommy Smith stylishly cranked his way to victory, winning himself a (toy) car and another E9 flat cap with which he is inseparable. Which leaves the male seniors, Joe Wilson sealing his first title with another great performance, several of the Climb Newcastle 'junior squad' biting at his heels. Well done to all of our winners.

Image above: Axis WBS 2012/13 winners... Andy Earl, Owen Burn (Junior), Joe Wilson (Adult), Martin Waugh (Vet), Tommy Smith (Supervet), Sian Oakley (Vet), Sid Graham (Junior), Alison Monks (Adult) and Chris Graham. Tommy is holding up his toy car! The others of course all won proper prizes!

There was no jackpot cash prize for a full house of problems given away this time though, the setting team finally identifying Joe's achilles heel with a crux slab problem that was notorious even before the competition began after setter Chris Graham received a mild concussion and split lip after thinking himself able to climb it in his trainers (that's why we insist on the use of climbing shoes in our centre!). Joe completed all but the slab, which was only climbed by youngster Pete Stephenson in a fine effort - Joe didn't give up easily though, climbing til his palm bled from trying the crux press move!

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So another memorable year in the WBS history books. Thank you so much to our sponsors Axis round edges - please visit their site, link on the left, to reminisce with their climbing holds.

We now look forward to our Annual Spring Boulder Open, ASBO '13, on May 3rd which after such a great winter series is unlikely to disappoint... and in the meantime we have a fun competition coming up over the Easter weekend... more on that soon... Here's the results in full...



Axis Winter Bouldering Series 2012/13 Final Results


















Junior Female Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Best 4 of 5








1 Sidonie Graham 254 275 0 272 270 1071

















Junior Male Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Best 4 of 5








1 Owen Burn 232 262 329 298 295 1184
2 Jack Graham 260 277 300 268 284 1129
3 Douglas Crackett 0 265 280 255 251 1051
4 Dan Surley 231 285 302 0 0 818
5 Luke Paxton 140 0 151 194 210 695
6 Charlie Haslam 216 220 201 0 0 637
7 George Cockburn 87 141 160 160 0 548
8 Alistair Crackett 0 144 0 140 160 444
9 Sam Purvis 253 0 0 0 0 253
10 Max Smith 0 155 0 0 0 155
11 Jonathan Bird 150 0 0 0 0 150
12 Robbie Crawford 143 0 0 0 0 143

























Female Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Best 4 of 5








1 Alison Monks 258 281 308 270 292 1151
2 Uberschnell 233 271 269 295 287 1122
3 Ronnie Edwards 0 249 246 222 264 981
4 Harriet Ridley 206 0 254 248 267 975
5 Emma Grimwood 194 244 230 217 254 945
6 Emily Rankin 170 197 221 199 247 864
7 Libby Barrow 0 0 295 291 0 586
8 Eva diva 146 0 0 165 184 495
9 Helen Denton 215 245 0 0 0 460
10 Nicola Lake 0 0 0 180 217 397
11 Karin Magog 0 0 284 0 0 284
12 Jane Avey 105 0 0 140 0 245
13 Ursula 0 241 0 0 0 241
14 Martina Mederidva 198 0 0 0 0 198
15 C Simmons 0 0 0 168 0 168
16 Karen McGuiness 0 0 0 0 161 161
17 Jenny Scott 0 0 0 149 0 149
18 Jade Pullock 0 0 0 140 0 140
19 Louise Collyer 0 0 0 134 0 134
20 Hannah Rhodes-Patterson 127 0 0
0 127
21 Kate Perry 0 0 0 0 118 118
22 Lucy Finch 110 0 0 0 0 110
23 Isabella Bovolo 67 0 0 0 0 67

















Male Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Best 4 of 5








1 Joe Wilson 323 319 335 317 319 1296
2 Paddy Buchan 0 309 334 317 312 1272
3 Peter Stephenson 291 309 337 304 302 1252
4 Tim Parker 295 302 304 314 307 1227
5 Oliver Roberts 259 0 334 301 298 1192
6 David Murray 265 288 320 0 301 1174
7 David Park 279 298 287 295 0 1159
8 Mathew Wilson 252 280 296 292 268 1136
9 Kiyanouche Jash 245 0 268 310 284 1107
10 Josh Wood 215 288 288 256 269 1101
11 Scott Gibson 0 280 279 257 281 1097
12 Ben Talks 239 278 288 0 289 1094
13 James Thompson 243 0 282 279 278 1082
14 Adam Spiller 227 250 272 0 259 1008
15 Owen Williams 212 239 0 247 258 956
16 Stephen Broadey 204 251 249 178 241 945
17 Davey Poremba 222 238 251 228 0 939
18 James Wood 0 244 224 213 250 931
19 Adrian Heath 184 0 241 251 252 928
20 Adrian Wilson 192 245 0 225 247 909
21 Will Chamberlain 282 0 321 0 297 900
22 Andrew Mahon 187 228 215 238 0 868
23 Jason Shek 0 272 279 248 60 859
24 Edd Marston 0 208 188 203 219 818
25 Ross Murray 168 222 221 189 0 800
26 Thomas Burrow 0 179 182 188 218 767
27 Scott Dowden 0 186 177 178 194 735
28 Miles Taylor 0 244 0 245 236 725
29 Rob H 146 0 180 185 197 708
30 Adam Watson 0 0 335 341 0 676
31 Jonah Vinsome 0 0 335 326 0 661
32 Nick Clark 189 0 0 213 244 646
33 Duncan Slater 0 0 191 207 237 635
34 Matt Harle 0 279 304 0 0 583
35 Mark Butler 135 157 133 152 0 577
36 Andrew Duffy 156 203 0 0 177 536
37 J Coatsworth 0 248 281 0 0 529
38 Tim Bonham 231 0 0 282 0 513
39 Stephen Madgwick 247 265 0 0 0 512
40 Rob Lear 0 0 242 0 260 502
41 Liam Dervey 0 0 258 237 0 495
42 Jonny Spiller 237 254 0 0 0 491
43 Thomas Heaton 227 251 0 0 0 478
44 Graham Renney 0 247 216 0 0 463
45 Matt Poole 201 238 0 0 0 439
46 David D 0 0 184 209 0 393
47 Martin Sedgwick 160 178 0 0 0 338
48 Ed Rintoul 0 0 145 175 0 320
49 Clement Giraud 0 0 317 0 0 317
50 Matt Gibbings 0 0 311 0 0 311
51 Sam Brannigan 0 301 0 0 0 301
52 Rich Alderton 0 0 115 0 185 300
53 Paul Ogden 291 0 0 0 0 291
54 Richard Sarsfield 0 0 131 160 0 291
55 Jonathan Bradley 0 0 288 0 0 288
56 Ben Scholes 0 0 287 0 0 287
57 Dan Adams 0 284 0 0 0 284
58 Jordan Phethean 281 0 0 0 0 281
59 Matthew Cribbings 0 280 0 0 0 280
60 Zac Lowes 0 0 280 0 0 280
61 Jens Signer 277 0 0 0 0 277
62 Reynolds 0 0 0 271 0 271
63 Rich House 0 271 0 0 0 271
64 Szymon Giemza 0 0 0 0 267 267
65 Daniel White 262 0 0 0 0 262
66 Simon Jones 0 0 0 262 0 262
67 Lewis Dimmick 0 251 0 0 0 251
68 Alex Mclarty 0 0 246 0 0 246
69 Ian Birtwistle 0 0 0 241 0 241
70 Mark Pearson 0 0 0 0 241 241
71 Mark Clarkson 0 235 0 0 0 235
72 Alfie Stephenson-Boyles 234 0 0 0 0 234
73 John Packer 0 228 0 0 0 228
74 Ellis McCoy 0 0 0 0 227 227
75 Pioter Bamerski 0 0 0 224 0 224
76 Mark Condon 0 0 0 216 0 216
77 Dave Esplin 0 0 0 0 215 215
78 A Fawkes 0 0 0 0 212 212
79 Jonny Kelly 208 0 0 0 0 208
80 Stephen Plews 0 0 0 0 201 201
81 Adam Jones 0 200 0 0 0 200
82 Rokas Buckinas 0 0 0 0 200 200
83 Mathew Gilhespy 189 10 0 0 0 199
84 Bernard 0 198 0 0 0 198
85 Chris Condon 0 0 0 197 0 197
86 Scott Meister 0 0 0 194 0 194
87 Chris Bowden 191 0 0 0 0 191
88 Miles Bell 188 0 0 0 0 188
89 Kubo 0 0 0 0 187 187
90 Ben Wilson 180 0 0 0 0 180
91 Steve Long 0 0 0 171 0 171
92 Duncan Carr 0 169 0 0 0 169
93 Clague 0 0 0 168 0 168
94 Andrew Turner 0 0 0 0 167 167
95 Callum Riach 165 0 0 0 0 165
96 Mark McCarron 121 0 0 0 0 121
97 Will Haslam 0 120 0 0 0 120
98 Jack Linnel 0 0 118 0 0 118
99 Patrick McPartlin 0 91 0 0 0 91
100 Chris Todd 45 0 0 0 0 45
101 Jonathan Morris 0 40 0 0 0 40









Vet Female Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Best 4 of 5








1 Sian Oakley 217 247 267 190 244 975
2 Ali McDonald 178 193 204 0 180 755
3 Sue 154 181 0 0 0 335
4 Lenah Signer 120 0 0 0 0 120

























Vet Male Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Best 4 of 5
1 Martin Waugh 243 280 321 278 276 1155
2 Rick Barnes 216 254 252 227 258 991
3 Ian Murray 215 246 264 234 238 982
4 Garry Paxton 228 225 254 229 251 962
5 Mike Poremba 201 0 174 194 217 786
6 Will Walker 157 191 207 167 0 722
7 Andrew Rudge 150 0 180 177 211 718
8 Chris Davis 218 239 0 0 244 701
9 Geoff Crackett 0 137 141 123 164 565
10 Steve Crowe 0 0 270 0 259 529
11 Richard Pow 248 0 0 0 0 248
12 Nick B 0 128 0 0 0 128
13 Robert Crawford 110 0 0 0 0 110









































Supervets Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Best 4 of 5








1 Thomas Smith 237 260 261 224 244 1002
2 John Earl 207 221 0 174 208 810
3 Gary Brosnan 151 197 187 167 210 761
4 John Mountain 0 207 217 0 224 648
5 Stephen Porteus 0 0 0 154 0 154