Competition Date and Venue
Date: Saturday 25 February 2023
Venue: Align Fitness and Massage, Mornington
Deadline for Entry
Deadline for $25.00 entry cost: 11:59 PM on Sunday 12 February, 2023
Deadline for $35.00 entry cost: 11:59 PM on Sunday 19 February, 2023
Who can enter?
The competition taking place on 25 February is four separate events rolled into one. Participants pay only one competition entry fee irrespective of the number of events they enter into.
Competition 1: Presidents Cup
Any member of Weightlifting Tasmania is eligible to enter the Presidents Cup.
If you are not a member, you must join Weightlifting Tasmania first - Click here or go to JOIN on the main menu of this website. Please note that membership is a full 12 months irrespective of the joining date.
Be also aware that there is a member’s handbook now available in the resources area of this website for new members. Click here or go to Resources/New Member Guidelines on the menu of this website.
Help is on hand for any new athlete who does not have a coach.
Competition 2: Tasmanian Under 20 Championships
You must have attained AWF “K” grade and be 19 years of age or younger on 31 December 2022. If you turn 20 in 2023, you are eligible by age.
Your performance total will count for the Presidents Cup as well as Tasmania Under 20 Championships.
If you have attained AWF “J” grade, your performance total will also count for the Tasmania Under 23 Championships.
Minimum Qualifying Standards (K Grade)
Competition 3: Tasmanian Under 23 Championships
You must have attained AWF “J” grade and be 22 years of age or younger on 31 December 2022. If you turn 23 in 2023, you are eligible by age.
Your performance total will not only count for the Tasmania Under 23 Championships but also the Presidents Cup.
Minimum Qualifying Standards (J Grade)
Competition 4: Tasmanian Masters Championships
To compete in the Tasmanian Masters Championships, you must have reached the age of 34 by 31 December 2022 and will turn 35 years of age in 2023. You must have also registered a total in in an AWF sanctioned competition in 2022 or 2023.
There is no minimum qualifying standard.
How to register your entry for these competition
Go to the link " Competition Registration" on the top menu, right-hand side. You will only be able to register if you are a member of Weightlifting Tasmania Inc.
When you register there are three pieces of information that the entry system requires:
- In the competition registration portal, select your name which will appear in the drop-down list of members (so you have to be a member, or your name will not appear).
- Enter your date of birth.
- Enter your AWF code which you receive by email when you become a member/and your membership is approved. If you cannot find your AWF code email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Once these details are entered the system will then identify you and you will be able to proceed.
Nomination of Entry Total
Unless you are a complete beginner and this is your first competition, please nominate your entry total when you sign up for the event. At your discretion, you should nominate either your previous best total or an amount less than your previous best total.
Nomination of bodyweight category
All competitors in the Tasmanian Junior/U23 Championships MUST nominate their bodyweight category. The bodyweight categories are as follows:
Women: F45, F49, F55, F59, F64, F71, F76, F81, F87, F87+
Men: M55, M61, M67, M73, M81, M89, M96, M102, M109, M109+
This requirement is for medals purposes.
Competition Start List
The final competitor start list
The Competition Schedule
The competition schedule will be available here on Tuesday 21 February but updates may also occur after that date.
The officiating roster will be available here on Tuesday 21 February.
Guidelines for Competitors
The expected standard of dress for competitors who are new to Weightlifting competitions is that clothing must not be loose, and that elbows should be clearly visible. These rules allow referees to adjudicate appropriately. If a T-Shirt and shorts are worn, the T-Shirt must be tucked in. Tights may be worn, with or without shorts over the top.
Competitors who are regular participants in the competition should wear competition apparel that abides by the International Rules of Weightlifting. This means wearing a lifting costume.
All competitors should be aware that the maximum width of a Weightlifting belt is 12cm.
The competition format will follow the 'ascending bar principle', as normal. This means that competitors choosing the lightest weights go first, and the bar only goes up in weight during the course of the session.
Help is always on hand for new participants. You can also request help via the Weightlifting Tasmania Facebook page.