The CrossFit Games Regionals are no more. The organization is turning to Sanctionals: qualifier events led by other organizations.
CrossFit Games Open 2019
The CrossFit Games Open 2019 will be the first Open to send many athletes to the 2019 CrossFit Games. Before, like the 2018 CrossFit Open, athletes would qualify for CrossFit Regionals Events. Winners of the CrossFit Games Regionals would then receive invites to the CrossFit Games. This year, with no more CrossFit Regionals 2019 season, an athlete’s best bet to qualify is through a Sanctional event.
Our CrossFit Games Regionals guides break down the Regionals CrossFit 2018 locations. From there, we list out the most relevant Sanctional events.
In this article, we’re taking a look at the CrossFit Pacific Regionals. This is an expanded market this year, bringing sanctional events to CrossFit Asia. The original Pacific Regional ran in Sydney, Australia in early June at Qudos Bank Arena.
Pacific Regionals: CrossFit
Expansion of Regionals CrossFit 2018 events into sanctioned events widened the event list. The Pacific Regionals area grew to four events sanctional events. This is up from only one Pacific Regionals CrossFit 2018 event. There will be two events in Australia and two in China. The first season of Sanctionals will only include three of those events.
CrossFit Pacific Regionals Replacements
These independent sanctioned qualifier (Sanctional) events will be:
Australian CrossFit Championship
This CrossFit Games Regionals replacement ran in late January. Held in the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, fans flocked to Broadbeach, Queensland.
January 24, 2019
Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre in Broadbeach, Queensland, Australia
Asia CrossFit Championship
In the Regionals CrossFit 2018 season, CrossFit did not host an event in Asia. The first of its kind would be the Asia CrossFit Championship. This event ran at Shanghai Luwan Gymnasium in Shanhai, China.
April 27, 2019
Shanghai Luwan Gymnasium in Changhai, China
Down Under CrossFit Championship
CrossFit Pacific Regionals replacements return to Australia in May. The Down Under CrossFit Championship’s scheduled start date is May 17. Hosted at WIN Entertainment Centre, it will bring fans to Wollongong, New South Wales.
May 17, 2019
WIN Entertainment Centre in Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
Pandaland CrossFit Challenge
The Pandaland CrossFit Challenge remains the most mysterious of the CrossFit Sanctional events. Not scheduled until December 2019, the event only has an Instagram page. According to Instagram, the event will take place in the Sichuan Province of China.
Sichuan Province, China
- Instagram: @pandalandcrossfitchallenge