Contestants compete in five preliminary events to qualify as one of the top contestants who earn the right to move on to the championship round. The preliminary events include Secured Footlock Climb, Belayed Speed Climb, Aerial Rescue, Work Climb, and Throw Line. The top contestants who have accumulated the highest combined point total for the five preliminary events move on to the Master's Challenge. Contestants in this round start fresh on equal ground and compete for the championship. Contestants in the Master's Challenge perform an ISA Traditional Work Climb with the winner receiving prizes and an opportunity to represent the Chapter at the ITCC at the US National Arboretum in Washington, D.C. (US) August 3-5, 2017.