NCL Youth Finals Update #3

In this update:


As previously announced, all paid spectator tickets for the NCL Youth Finals 2023 were scheduled to go on sale today.

However, we had many questions from parents about when they should buy tickets for Day 2 of the Youth Finals, when Stages 2 & 3 take place.

The nature of the NCL Youth Finals is that many competitors will fall too early on Stage 1 to move on to Stages 2 & 3.

This puts parents and supporters in a difficult position. If they book Day 2 spectator tickets for them and their 11 family members, they might end up in a situation where their child doesn’t make it to Day 2 and those 11 family members decide to spend their day a different way and might want a refund. If they choose to wait to book Day 2 spectator tickets until they know their child has progressed to Day 2, they risk the Day 2 tickets selling out and not being able to get a ticket to see their child.

After some consultation with Clem and the team at The Compound Training, we have decided that instead of opening up ticket sales for both days of the NCL Youth Finals now, we are only going to make tickets for Day 1 (Wednesday) available now.

Tickets for Day 2 (Thursday) will go on sale the morning of Wednesday, October 4 – the first day of the Youth Finals, so parents can book for Day 2 once they know their child has progressed and we don’t have to spend Wednesday night frantically trying to issue refunds for Day 2 to open up more tickets.

With that said, we encourage you to purchase your Day 1 tickets here:

Wednesday, October 4


As some of you have pointed out, there were some errors in the run orders that were published on Wednesday – particularly around tiebreakers.

Unbeknownst to us, we ran so many events this season that we exceeded the parameters of our scoring software, so the last two events (NSW Youth Ninja Challenge #6 & QLD Youth Ninja Challenge #4) were not being added to the total points for competitors that we used for tiebreakers.

As a result, there were mistakes up and down the run order.

We are deeply sorry for any anguish or frustration this error has caused, one of the perils of automation is that you don’t always pick up on glitches right away.


With this error now resolved, I have now gone through the run orders for all age groups and updated them with the correct tiebreakers.

Please see the updated run orders here:

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask and I’ll do my best to respond as quickly as possible.

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