Competition Date and Venues
Date: Saturday 12 August 2023
Southern Venue: Align Fitness and Massage, Mornington
Northern Venue: Portside Barbell, Devonport
Deadline for Entry
Deadline for $25.00 entry cost: 11:59 PM on Sunday 23rd July 2023
Deadline for $35.00 entry cost: 11:59 PM on Sunday 6th August 2023
Who can enter?
The competition taking place on 12 August is one event (round 4 of the Presidents Cup) held in two locations simultaneously. Competitors should select the venue nearest to where they live.
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.
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
The President’s Cup is run on the basis of Sinclair points, not bodyweight categories. It is useful to make a habit of declaring a bodyweight category but for this competition, your declaration does not force you to make weight.
Competition Start List
The Competition Schedule
Competition schedule - South
Competition schedule - North
Officiating roster - South
Officiating roster - North
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.
As per new IWF technical rules, athletes are required to be weighed in whilst wearing their lifting suit or lifting apparel, and a maximum of 250gms will be deducted from their recorded bodyweight.
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.