Mettle Open

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Mettle Open


Join us in August at Mettle Performance Training Centre in Regina, SK for the Mettle Open. A 2018/19 membership is valid for this competition but you may also purchase your 2019/2020 membership now at

The Mettle Open will be the first chance for Junior athletes to qualify for Canadian Junior Championships 2020.

This meet falls outside of the qualification period for Canadian Senior Championships 2020.

Deadline to register for this competition is July 27, 2019.

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1          TITLE:              Mettle Open

2          DATE:              Saturday, August 10, 2019

3          ORGANIZED BY:

            Kathee Le and Corey Chandler

4          SANCTIONED BY:

            Saskatchewan Weightlifting Association (SWA)


            Mettle Performance Training Centre

            2301 7th Ave, Regina, SK S4R 1C6

            Phone: (306) 757-0595

6          EVENTS:

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

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


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

●     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 75.  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 –

8.2              If questions or concerns regarding the competition please contact SWA at


9.1              The competition rules will be governed by IWF Technical Rules (IWF Handbook 2019) – found here -

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 NOT 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

12                AWARDS:

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

12.2          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 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, July 27, 2019                       Last day to register online for competition

14.2     Monday, July 29, 2019                        Distribution of FINAL competition regulations

14.3     Saturday, August 10, 2019                 Mettle Open