The 2020 IAWA (UK) Fixtures, International Fixtures, Southern Fixtures and All-Round Postal League Lifts have been uploaded to the website.
They can be found here.
As with previous years, any red highlighted lifts will open a link to the official IAWA (UK) YouTube channel for an example of that particular lift.
Following the AGM on 30th November 2019, changes to the Executive Committee and Contacts have been updated on the website. They can be viewed here.
A warm welcome to Neil Keddy who is joining the committee in the newly created position of Disability Lifting Liaison Officer.
The latest results from the Bob Smith All-Round Postal League – Leg 5, kindly compiled by Christopher Bass have been uploaded to the website here.
Congratulations to the top 3 teams – Granby1, Castlemilk & Sunbury1.
The top 3 lifters this leg were – Rick Meldon, Andy Tomlin & Steve Sherwood.
The latest issue of the IAWA Strength Journal has been mailed to members.
If you have opted out of receiving a paper copy you can find the PDF version here.
The latest set of results from the All-Round Postal League can be found here.
Thank you to Christopher Bass for compiling the league and verifying the records. Congratulations to our top 3 lifters – Steve Sherwood, Steve Andrews & Gary Ell. The top 3 teams this leg were Granby1, Castlemilk & MetamorFIT1.
Please note that the venue has changed for the Welsh Open Championship on 7th September.
All other details remain the same:
7th September – Welsh Open Championships
Pomoter: Neil Keddy Tel: 07305985461 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Venue: Aberavon Community Centre, Mitchna St. Port Talbot SA12 6UH
Lifts: 1 Hand 2” Vertical Bar Lift, One Hand Deadlift (opposite hand), Hack Lift
The latest results have been uploaded to the website and can be found here.
Many thanks to Christopher Bass for compiling the results and confirming the records. The top 3 lifters were Rick Meldon (Welcome Back!), Gary Ell and Steve Andrews. The Top 3 teams were Granby1, Sunbury1 and Castlemilk.
From promoter Al Myers:
After the success of last year’s inaugural OTSM World Postal, John Mahon and I have decided to continue with the promotion again this year. This years competition dates are July 20th-21st.
Now for a little “background” on this postal competition. It is much different than the other postal meets we have.
- It will be held over a weekend only and all lifts must happen at this time
- It will always be held at only one venue per participating country
- Each country will have a promoter for the event, and provide the venue
The reason for these added stipulations is to give more credibility to the event. Since all lifts will be done at a set venue at the same time, with the same set of officially recognized officials there is no question to the validity of this World Championship. Also, I like the idea of everyone world wide doing the lifts at the same time, almost like a meet we are all at together. There are different lifts chosen this year to give a new challenge to everybody.
ENTRY FORM (WORD)- 2019 OTSM World Postal Entry Form
ENTRY FORM (PDF) – 2019 OTSM World Postal Entry Form
Once completed, please send your completed forms to me this year instead of John. I would like everyone to please use the prepared form for the official scoresheet to minimize submission errors.
UK Promoters – Scotland – Andy Tomlin & Matthew Finkle, Wales – Neil Keddy, England – Phil Crisp & Nick Swain.
The latest copy of the I.A.W.A.(UK) Strength Journal has been mailed to members.
If you have opted not to receive a paper copy, then you can find the PDF version here.
**Southern Shield – Change of date**
Please note: The Southern Shield Competition will now be Sunday 18th August (not 26th May). The lifts remain the same: 2 Dumbbells Clean & Press, Bent Arm Pullover and the Trap Bar Deadlift.
Apologies for the change, it should spread the events out a bit and allow more lifters to take part, especially with the British All-Round coming soon.