Junior Provincials & Voodoo Weightlifting Open

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Junior Provincials & Voodoo Weightlifting Open


The Voodoo Weightlifting Open will be a two-day competition* held at Synergy Strength in Saskatoon and also will be the SWA Junior Provincial Championships. Saturday will be the Junior Provincial Championships and Sunday will be for Senior and Masters Open competition.

Deadline to register for this competition is November 17, 2018. No late entries will be accepted.

*Pending number of athletes registered

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1          TITLE:              SWA Junior Provincials & Voodoo Weightlifting Open

2          DATE:              Saturday, December 1 – Sunday, December 2, 2018

3          ORGANIZED BY:

            Chad Benko, Claire Hopkin, and Kathee Le

4          SANCTIONED BY:

            Saskatchewan Weightlifting Association (SWA)


            Synergy Strength

            1222 Quebec Ave, Saskatoon, SK. S7K 1V2

            Phone: (306) 979-9348

6          EVENTS:

6.1       Women: 40, 45, 49, 55, 59, 64, 71, 76, 81, 81+ 87, 87+

            **40kg and 81+kg is solely for youth athletes

6.2       Men: 49, 55, 61, 67, 73, 81, 89, 96, 102, 102+, 109, 109+

            **49kg and 102+kg  is solely for youth athletes


7.1       An athlete participating in a SWA competition must be;

●     Duly affiliated member of the Saskatchewan Weightlifting Association (memberships may be purchased on site of competition or online at www.saskweightlifting.com/swa-memberships)

●     A member in good standing with the Saskatchewan Weightlifting Association

7.2              Speakers and Timekeepers must be Category 4 or higher referees

7.3              Technical operators need no referee qualifications

7.4              The maximum amount of athletes participating at this Saskatchewan Weightlifting Association competition is 120.  This is an agreed upon limit due to the limits of the organizing committee.  

8                    ENTRIES:

8.1              Registration can be completed at the Saskatchewan Weightlifting Association website – http://www.saskweightlifting.com

8.2              If question are concerns regarding the competition please contact SWA at saskweightlifting@gmail.com


9.1              The competition rules will be governed by IWF Technical Rules (IWF Handbook 2018) – found here - https://www.iwf.net/wp-content/uploads/downloads/2018/01/IWF-TCRR_01012018.pdf

10                EQUIPMENT:

10.1          Warm-up room: Same floor and room as competition platform (will be curtained off and separated from the competition platform.

10.2          Warm-up platforms: multiple warm-up platforms will be made available

10.3          Warm-up barbells: Eleiko, York, and Rogue men and women’s barbells are available

10.4          Competition stage level: floor level

10.5          Competition platform: Regulation

10.6          Competition barbell: Men’s and Women’s Eleiko barbells

10.7          Referee light: Uesaka Electronic System

10.8          Scoreboard: Electronic System

10.9          Attempt board: Electronic System

10.10      Clock: Electronic System

10.11      Scales:  Electronic scale

11                DOPING:

11.1          This competition IS subject to in-competition drug testing administered by the Canadian Center for Ethics in Sport.  All athletes and coaches are strongly encouraged to familiarize themselves with the applicable rules and procedures.  For more information visit http://www.cces.ca/en/antidoping

12                AWARDS:

12.1          Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals will be awarded for the total in each category

12.2      Top athletes will receive 2.54lb Muscle Milk protein powder ($40 value)

12.3         All registered athletes will receive a Muscle Milk carry bag, shaker bottle, and towel at weigh-ins.

12.4         A zero in the snatch does not eliminate athletes from the competition.  Athletes are allowed to continue in the clean and jerk.


13.1          Entry fee (athletes only): $35 if you have not purchased a SWA membership you must do so at www.saskweightlifting.com/swa-memberships, unless competing from out of province.

13.2          Referees and Officials: Free

**All registration and memberships must be purchased on the SWA website as cash and cheque will not be accepted at the competition site.

14                SCHEDULE AND DEADLINES:

14.1     Saturday, November 17th, 2018         Registration closes online for competition

14.2     Monday, November 19th, 2018          Distribution of FINAL competition regulations

14.3     December 1-2, 2018                          SWA Junior Provincials & Voodoo Weightlifting Open