Here´s a very belated setof results and press release from the Alien Rock / TISO Scottish Bouldering League 2001/2002 A total of 278 climbers took part in the fun bouldering events which were held on one Friday each month from October to February. Many travelled from far-flung corners of Scotland and even bits of Englandshire to sample the stunningly good routesetting and the general banter. As the only bouldering league north of the border (and the most popular in the UK) it serves as a national championship, but the emphasis was really on having a good time and doing some fun problems, and meeting other climbers. Prizes were doled out by raffle at the end of each event, so you didn´t even have to be good to win stuff! (There were cash prizes for overall league places though). There were over £6,000 of prizes given out over the five nights. This makes it the biggest prize fund on the competition circuit in Britain. This was the eigth year the league was successfully run and it is getting more and more popular every year. The final event of the series took place on Friday 22nd February, with 140 competitors turning up to pit themselves against twenty five of thirty five problems.This time there was the added attraction of being able to get burnt off by Ben Moon,who was up signing a few Red Chili posters and gathering beta for the forthcoming British Bouldering Championship at Alien 2 on the 9th March. The infamous blobs were out, and there was a blizzard. Northern raiders from Dundee and Aberdeen were seen off when a lorry turned over on the Forth Road Bridge, causing it to close, and making them rather late and flustered.Geordie Chris Graham might have wished Ben wasn´t there as he came good with a score of 330, a point ahead of Niall McNair and ahead of all the regular competition.Mr Moon, however showed his considerable ability by flashing all bar one problem, and getting that after clarifying the rules.The men´s easy category proved a little tricky this time, veteran sandbagger Paul Smith getting the highest score on 217 from the 250 available. Kai Lillig was just behind him and Robert Till was third.Jane Humphreys was well ahead of the other ´easy women´ on 220, Annette Irvine, who does quite literally live at the wall, lead the rest of the pack on 190, and Kerry Smith was third (187).Sadie Renwick scored 244 points in the hard womens´ category, but was obviously distracted after getting Ben to sign her underwear, and was beaten by April Marr who was fresh from a good BICC series and place on the British team. She didn´t do enough though to beat Katie Hider, who rounded off an excellent league with a win on 267 points.In the junior section, Conan Henderson-Dott beat his arch rival Michael Mullins who was third, Sam Clarke taking second place. Harriet Waugh got a huge 211 points and was top girl once again, despite a good showing from Aline Kirkland, whilst Katie Mullins clinched third place.League positions were decided on the night, and the girls all finished in the same order – nice one Harriet! Aline and Katie coming second and third.Michael Mullins was victorious in the boys category having been pushed all the way (and very nearly caught in the last comp) by Conan Henderson-Dott, and Alasdair Robbs´ improvement over the season was rewarded with a third place.All of the juniors taking part in the comps. performed very well showing that there will be a lot of young talent coming out of Scotland in the next few years, so watch this space.Talking of young Scots climbers, despite a heavy load of schoolwork, wavering motivation and rushing off to go dancing after every comp, Sadie Renwick managed a very respectable third place amongst the seniors. April ´Scarpa´ Marr finished thirty points ahead of Sadie, but Katie Hider had amassed a big lead and was seventy points clear – a very good effort.In the mens category, new faces came through to take the top positions, leaving dinosaur rockers such as John Wilson and Paul Newman to battle it out for fourth place, whilst Chris Graham, Gary Vincent and Niall McNair vied for podium positions. Being bendy, having tons of on-sighting experience, and living round the corner from Alien 2 proved to be the decisive factors, and Niall walked of with the top prize, Gary not far behind.Niall managed two wins over the season whilst Gary finished in joint first once with John Wilson from Aberdeen, with Paul Newman and Ben Moon winning the other two events. Those two wins at the start of the season gave Niall enough of a lead to take the overall title, despite having an injured foot in the last competition. Chris Graham narrowly missed out on a competition victory due to the presence of Ben Moon on the night of the final comp.All of the categories were keenly contested with a good number of women taking part over the series. The sponsors came up with the goods again this year with many thanks to Adrian Plumb from Tiso?s organising them all. Due to the fun format of our competitions, all prizes being given out in a raffle, without the sponsors we wouldn?t have a competition so thanks to everyone. The main sponsors were Ajungilak, Mammut, DMM, Lost Arrow, Red Chili/Wild Country and Karrimor for our kids competition. Other sponsors gave us a lot more prizes and were; Black Diamond, S7, Vango, Scarpa, Edelrid, HB, Berghaus, Outdoor Designs, Rab and Montane. The Full Results (best four out of five results):

Men 1 Niall Mcnair 344 350 314 342 329 13652 Gary Vincent 334 345 0 347 327 13533 Chris Graham 327 347 0 335 330 13394 Paul Newman 0 331 332 321 317 13015 John Wilson 301 340 303 347 300 12916 Robb Ellender 28 330 306 317 299 12527 Tim Lillig 283 332 277 307 300 12228 Kris Wright 274 321 292 317 291 12219 Ian Taylor 287 295 274 319 292 119310 Dave Hainsworth 0 277 259 300 287 112311 Keith Morrison 246 0 290 290 279 110512 Matt Franks 221 269 262 292 252 107513 Rick Campbell 256 263 250 264 280 106314 Ian Flory 219 292 0 271 255 103715 Dan Portman 177 0 251 261 264 95315 John Scott 197 229 242 245 237 95317 Gary Latter 301 0 0 334 310 94518 Paul Diffley 189 214 217 271 240 94219 Abel Fernandez 257 276 130 0 275 93820 David Douglas 301 329 300 0 0 93021 Brendan Pollitt 0 220 234 246 227 92723 Fran Winkles 0 215 234 230 210 88924 David Stein 199 237 211 222 217 88725 Kevin Gibson 197 230 0 227 229 88326 Michael Tweedley 305 340 0 0 227 87228 Robert Durran 269 281 277 0 0 82729 John Sharples 0 187 219 220 192 81830 Steve Appleyard 153 0 211 230 200 79431 Robert Kennedy 0 0 236 282 271 78932 James Kennedy 0 0 237 289 262 78833 Patrick Winter 0 185 227 186 187 78534 Kai Lillig 137 218 211 0 214 78035 Roddy Mackenzie 317 327 0 0 100 74436 Stephen Barnes 160 167 187 211 174 73937 Guy Heaton 0 224 213 277 0 71422 Mark Mcquade senior 278 230 190 204 0 90238 Colin Booth 141 180 174 201 155 71039 Tony Wayte 0 147 170 177 174 66840 Kevin Pfegler 0 194 129 184 160 66741 Richard Warburton 0 212 0 244 209 66542 Alan Taylor 187 190 0 167 120 66427 Darren Mooney 181 230 205 212 0 82843 James Thompson 190 212 232 0 0 63444 Paul Sheils 0 157 154 170 150 63145 Scott Glover 199 210 0 211 0 62046 Gareth Yardley 0 0 309 0 307 61647 Ross Henighen 266 324 0 0 0 59048 Gary Connelly 0 0 207 199 182 58849 Tom Stoddart 0 0 177 212 192 58150 Bryan Rynne 0 180 0 197 197 57451 Cliff Ogle 107 127 140 157 147 57152 Jim Briggs 0 258 0 294 0 55253 Fraser Sturgeon 97 232 209 0 0 53854 David Small 0 170 192 170 0 53256 Chris Sloane 0 157 184 0 180 52157 James Roberts 227 292 0 0 0 51958 Bob Mitchell 97 77 117 144 154 51259 David Phillips 0 0 0 196 258 45460 Paul Smith 0 0 0 226 217 44361 ALEXANDREZuger 0 0 144 171 120 43562 Robert Till 0 0 0 222 211 43363 Andrew Dow 197 0 0 0 230 42764 Mike Reed 0 324 0 0 100 42465 Steve Porteous 0 0 237 185 0 42266 Chris Durn 0 0 0 204 210 41455 Craig Burry 112 136 130 144 0 52267 Craig Johnstone 0 0 0 222 187 40968 Dirk Wallis 187 0 0 215 0 40269 Damien Mccutcheon 205 194 0 0 0 39969 Andrew Paterson 187 212 0 0 0 39969 Kenny Potter 0 0 195 204 0 39969 Graham Tyldesley 185 0 0 214 0 39973 Emilio Miguelanez 0 200 197 0 0 39774 John Whitecross 0 0 0 197 194 39175 Heinz Bekker 0 0 121 122 147 39076 Colin Eastwood 0 0 0 195 191 38677 Dave Nelson 0 0 0 179 187 36677 Melville Dixon 0 0 0 194 172 36679 Martin Yeates 0 0 0 197 168 36580 Ben Moon 0 0 0 0 347 34781 Simon Maguire 169 176 0 0 0 34581 Fergus Murray 0 170 0 175 0 34583 Peter Wong 167 174 0 0 0 34184 Dominic Kehoe 0 0 0 175 152 32785 Alan Cassidy 0 324 0 0 0 32486 Alan Bradford 0 138 0 0 184 32287 Tom Charles-edwards 314 0 0 0 0 31488 Andrew Thow 0 311 0 0 0 31189 Leon Yeung 100 72 135 0 0 30790 Neil Morrison 0 0 298 0 0 29891 Mark Somerville 295 0 0 0 0 29592 Neil Shepherd 0 0 290 0 0 29093 George Mcintyre 287 0 0 0 0 28794 Dan Hillier 0 90 107 87 0 28495 Richard Knotts 0 0 131 0 147 27895 Charlie Henderson 0 278 0 0 0 27897 Adam Carlson 0 0 0 274 0 27498 Andrew Meldrum 0 0 0 67 194 26198 LYMBERISPanagiotis 0 121 140 0 0 261100 Simon Munro 0 0 0 0 254 254101 Matt Eckman 0 0 0 0 241 241101 Chris Fogwill 0 0 241 0 0 241103 Simon Reid 0 240 0 0 0 240104 Bob Hodge 111 127 0 0 0 238105 Alan Laing 237 0 0 0 0 237106 Yvan Petillot 0 0 0 234 0 234107 Alastair Mcpherson 98 134 0 0 0 232108 Simon Vogwell 0 0 0 0 231 231109 Richard Taylor 0 0 0 230 0 230110 Mick Cowline 0 0 0 0 228 228110 Alastair Robertson 228 0 0 0 0 228112 Simon Adams 0 224 0 0 0 224112 Danny Harris 0 224 0 0 0 224114 Ben Ridder 220 0 0 0 0 220115 Kevin Fox 0 219 0 0 0 219116 Ali Cashman 0 218 0 0 0 218117 Simon Bingham 0 0 0 214 0 214118 Peter Buchanan 0 0 212 0 0 212119 Pete Collier 0 0 210 0 0 210120 Colin Houston 0 0 0 0 207 207120 Andy Munro 0 207 0 0 0 207122 Chris Mcintosh 0 0 0 0 200 200123 Ben Hook 0 197 0 0 0 197123 Greg Vettraino 0 0 0 197 0 197125 Dik Carter 0 0 0 194 0 194126 Richard Straub 0 0 99 92 0 191127 Calum Mayland 187 0 0 0 0 187128 Gregor Mcmeachan 0 0 0 0 182 182129 Ben Kemp 0 0 0 181 0 181130 Anthony Becker 0 0 0 180 0 180131 George Dickson 0 0 0 0 175 175131 Robert Adie 0 0 0 175 0 175133 Sandy Sharp 0 0 0 174 0 174134 Malky Sinclair 0 0 0 169 0 169135 Allan Campbell 167 0 0 0 0 167135 Ally Hill 0 167 0 0 0 167137 Paul Lindsey 0 0 119 47 0 166138 Harry Mcaffrey 0 0 0 165 0 165139 Ivor Mccourt 0 0 0 161 0 161140 Mike Kay 0 0 0 0 160 160140 Roddy Robertson 0 160 0 0 0 160142 Alex Turner 0 0 0 82 77 159143 Oisin Mcmanus 155 0 0 0 0 155144 Tim Odonovan 154 0 0 0 0 154145 Pete Williams 153 0 0 0 0 153146 Martin Lawson 0 0 0 152 0 152147 Neil Richardson 0 150 0 0 0 150148 Scott Mcadam 0 0 0 0 149 149149 Thomas Sandison 147 0 0 0 0 147150 JONATHONSalmon 0 144 0 0 0 144151 James Wake 0 0 0 138 0 138152 Robert Speight 0 0 0 0 137 137153 Andrew Goodall 0 134 0 0 0 134154 David Kirkland 0 0 0 131 0 131155 Martin Baillie 130 0 0 0 0 130155 Mark Welsh 0 130 0 0 0 130157 Nycolas Parker 0 0 0 0 127 127158 Mat Goodyear 0 120 0 0 0 120158 Vince Robb 120 0 0 0 0 120160 Roy Taylor 0 0 0 117 0 117161 Daniel Mcallister 0 0 0 0 114 114162 Paul Lynch 0 0 107 0 0 107163 James Hogg 0 0 0 0 97 97163 Faz Farady 0 0 0 97 0 97165 Duncan Potter 0 0 0 0 87 87166 Peter Watson 85 0 0 0 0 85167 Chris Lowes 0 0 0 0 60 60168 Scott Duncan 52 0 0 0 0 52169 Marty Kehoe 0 0 0 0 50 50170 Adrian Plumb 0 0 0 10 20 30 Junior Men 1 Michael Mullins 195 274 254 277 247 10522 Conan Henderson-dott 234 264 257 267 260 10483 Alasdair robb132 218 211 254 230 9134 Steven Kennedy 188 217 0 229 245 8795 Sam Clarke 0 145 204 226 253 8286 Jack Willoughby 131 199 210 201 194 8047 David Lambert 191 187 0 144 177 6998 Deb Banerji 114 174 0 164 180 6329 Michael Kennedy 127 152 0 166 147 59210 Ryan Kay 0 157 209 0 195 56111 Toby Philp 248 264 0 0 0 51212 Keith Scott 129 174 0 0 0 30313 Sandy Clelland 0 132 167 0 0 29914 Max Fourman 82 147 0 0 0 22915 Stephen Green 0 221 0 0 0 22116 Ross Kirkland 0 0 0 88 111 19917 Lachlan Mckendry 0 0 0 0 170 17018 Iain Heriot 126 0 0 0 0 12619 Matthew parkinson0 0 0 0 110 11020 Richard Field 109 0 0 0 0 10921 Iain Chantler 0 97 0 0 0 9722 Michael Taylor 0 0 0 0 89 8923 Thurston hodge44 37 0 0 0 8124 Matthew beech78 0 0 0 0 7825 Freddy Chick 0 67 0 0 0 6726 Robin Fourman 0 32 0 0 0 3227 Yaryk Kasciukovich 0 31 0 0 0 3128 Kerr Donaldson 0 25 0 0 0 25
Women 1 Katie Hider 225 274 250 284 267 10752 April Marr 245 259 249 0 250 10033 Sadie Renwick 248 195 0 286 244 9734 Chris Gordon 167 207 247 234 227 9155 Tess Fryer 187 219 237 234 220 9106 Sarah Maddicot 149 202 216 201 209 8288 Anita Stewart 88 162 176 191 185 7147 Lesley Beck 117 199 187 215 0 718 9 Annette Irvine 120 147 190 180 190 70710 Caroline thornton117 160 171 147 170 64811 Barbara Miller 116 147 0 207 175 64512 Helen Phillips 141 157 173 0 167 63814 Laura Yarrow 0 0 200 200 217 61715 Theodora miller86 120 137 160 147 56416 Jenny Towers 81 120 120 100 170 51017 Kathrin Zein 124 117 134 0 130 50518 Sarah Gibson 0 137 0 184 172 49319 Julie Robertson 96 131 114 90 150 49113 Megan Davey 139 167 170 152 0 62820 Ivonne Ruppel 97 0 127 142 120 48621 Caroline macintyre0 0 137 170 174 48121 Sabine Stauble 0 0 170 154 157 48123 Jane Humphreys 0 0 0 217 220 43724 Helen Jewell 0 0 0 224 211 43525 Linda Corlett 0 140 110 140 0 39026 Kirsty Morton 0 80 87 100 75 34227 Ann Lynes 0 170 171 0 0 34129 Janine Renton 0 0 154 178 0 33230 Beatrice Cant 0 0 0 162 169 33131 Ingrid Nord 0 192 0 0 137 32932 Jane Blackford 142 167 0 0 0 30933 Seonaid Cook 0 0 137 0 151 28834 Claire Mortimer 117 0 0 0 170 28727 Patricia Littlechild 54 77 90 120 0 34135 Janet Smith 0 123 163 0 0 28636 Alex Taylor 0 143 0 0 133 27637 Jane Crosland 106 167 0 0 0 27338 Fiona Montgomery 0 0 111 0 150 26139 Lucy Poveda 0 0 0 199 0 19940 Karin Purvis 0 0 129 67 0 19641 Katia Lebart 0 0 87 104 0 19142 KERRYSmith 0 0 0 0 187 18743 Elika Pope 0 0 0 184 0 18444 Sam Gale 0 0 181 0 0 18145 Claire Agar 0 0 0 0 180 18046 Adieana Olmos 0 0 102 74 0 17647 Claire Geary 0 172 0 0 0 17248 Mary Hunter 0 0 161 0 0 16149 Gwen Crawford 0 64 67 27 0 15850 Lisa Mcilwraith 155 0 0 0 0 15551 Moira Langmuir 0 150 0 0 0 15052 Ellie Caldwell 0 0 0 0 134 13453 Lindsay Keddie 0 0 0 0 130 13054 Debbie Wardie 0 0 0 50 77 12755 Alison Jones 0 27 0 97 0 12456 Kathryn Burt 0 0 0 0 120 12057 Shelly Gill 0 0 0 0 110 11057 Jacqui Seargeant 0 0 0 0 110 11059 Lindsey Robb 0 107 0 0 0 10760 Pru Rowlandson 100 0 0 0 0 10061 Sonya Ashworth 0 0 0 0 97 9762 Lucy Hailey 0 0 0 95 0 9563 Elena Knatko 0 27 0 0 67 9464 Sharon Wright 0 0 0 90 0 9065 Laura Hogan 87 0 0 0 0 8766 Alison Clelland 0 0 0 84 0 8467 Karen Latter 0 0 0 80 0 8068 Helen Konkol 0 0 0 67 0 6769 Eva Tieche 0 0 65 0 0 6570 Janine Roper 0 64 0 0 0 6471 Gillian Swan 0 56 0 0 0 5672 Cathrine holtet52 0 0 0 0 5273 Catherine yates0 47 0 0 0 4774 Marya Martinez 0 0 0 0 20 20 Junior Women1 Harriet Waugh 162 182 184 167 211 7442 Aline Kirkland 86 0 151 158 144 5393 Katie Mullins 64 71 54 40 20 2294 Natalie Berry 87 0 0 100 0 1875 Vicki Mayes 0 0 0 180 0 1806 Catriona webster30 0 55 0 0 85