The CrossFit Games Open is a six-week competition that will begin Tuesday, March 15th at 17:00 PDT. This competition is the first step in qualifying for the 2011 CrossFit Games. Each week, one event will be announced each Tuesday, and everyone has until the following Sunday at 17:00 PDT to complete the event and record their scores. There are two ways to compete: 1. Compete at a Registered Affiliate: Attend a workout session at a registered affiliate and submit your score for the affiliate to validate. 2. Compete Anywhere: Perform the workout as prescribed anywhere you can or want, and videotape it. Submit your score and upload your video. We are developing a comprehensive website to handle the technical requirements of the worldwide Open. That website will go live the week before the competition. It will have robust registration, scoring, and reporting capabilities. If you're an affiliate, you will have the opportunity to Opt-In each week. There will be a few criteria that you must abide by, but generally you will have a lot of freedom over how and when you host the competition. Complete details are coming soon! To answer a few questions: Everyone wanting to compete in the 2011 CrossFit Games must compete in the Open. Previous Games competitors are not excepted. The Open is a six-week competition. The workouts are announced each week on Tuesday at 17:00 PDT and you have until that Sunday at 17:00 PDT to complete the workout and enter your score. To qualify for Regionals and the Games, you must complete each workout each week as prescribed. Masters are part of the Open. Affiliates will have a special registration section of the website. Once the workout is announced each week, they can Opt-In for that week's workout. Affiliates can charge if/what/how they want. Athletes will decide each week where they perform their workouts. Movement standards for each workout will be explained in detail when the workout is released.