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Western Canadian Weightlifitng Championships

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1.    TITLE: 2018 Canadian Western Weightlifting Championships

2.    DATE: Saturday, March 24, 2018

3.    ORGANIZED BY: Manitoba Weightlifting Association

4.    SANCTIONED  BY:  Canadian  Weightlifting  Federation  Haltérophile  Canadienne


5.    COMPETITION VENUE: University of St. Boniface, West Gym (USB) 


a.    Women: 48, 53, 58, 63, 69, 75, 90, 90+ kg b.    Men: 56, 62, 69, 77, 85, 94, 105, 105+ kg


a.    An athlete participating in this competition must be:

•  duly affiliated member of his/her P/T Weightlifting Association

•  a  member  in  good  standing  (not  currently  being  sanctioned)  with  his/her  P/T Weightlifting Association

b.    Coaches registered to participate by a P/T Weightlifting Association must have

completed the NCCP “Competition Introduction” course.

c.     Coaches,  team  leaders  and  technical  officials  registered  to  participate  in  this championship by a P/T Weightlifting Association must be:

•  duly affiliated member of his/her P/T Weightlifting Association;

•  a  member  in  good  standing  (not  currently  being  sanctioned)  with  his/her  P/T Weightlifting Association.

d.    All  questions/concerns  regarding  eligibility  must  be  addressed  prior  to  the competition and in no event, no later than at the Technical Meeting. After the Technical Meeting, eligibility of athlete(s) cannot be challenged.

e.    There is NO limit on athletes per bodyweight category per team. The intent is to put your best team forward for the competition.

Team format:

Male - maximum eight (8) men; Female - maximum eight (8) women.

Each P/T Weightlifting Association may enter up to three (3) guest lifters that will not form part of their team for scoring (i.e. the “A” team). All athletes must be appropriately designated as either “A” team or Guest Lifter on the entry forms by the Technical Meeting.   Note: there may be more Guest Lifter spots available once each P/T Weightlifting Association submits their “A” team.  The number of guest lifters permitted to compete is based on the number of athletes from “A” teams  in  relation  to  the  cap  of  75  total  athletes.   All  decisions  on  permitting “Guest Lifters are made in the sole discretion of the Organizing Committee.

Team designation is confirmed at the Technical Meeting and cannot be changed thereafter.

Reminder - CWFHC Records Policy:

“The CWFHC will recognize the best successful lift by a Canadian athlete in

each bodyweight category for the Snatch, Clean & Jerk and Total.”

The maximum number of athletes participating at the 2018 Western Canadian Weightlifting Championships is 75. This is an agreed upon amount due to the limit of the Organizing Committee.

8.     ENTRIES

Only the CWFHC Provincial/Territorial Directors receive the Competition Regulation and Entry Forms.

a.    Preliminary Team Entry Forms must be received by the organizing committee not later than Friday, February 23, 2018.

b.    Final  Team  Entry  Forms  with  payment  must  be  received  by  the  organizing committee not later than Friday, March 9, 2018.

c.    All forms must be sent to the Manitoba Weightlifting Association via regular mail

or email to:

Manitoba Weightlifting Association

C/O Susanne Dandenault

60 Baisinger Drive

Winnipeg, MB  R2N 4H5

Or via Email to:


a.  The competition will be governed by IWF Technical Rules (2018 TCRR). b.   REMINDER: P. 68 ARTICLE #15

“An athlete who fails to make the bodyweight within the allotted weigh-in time of

their respective bodyweight category, in which he / she is officially entered, is excluded from the competition of the Event”.


Zero  in  the  snatch  does  not  eliminate  the  athlete  from  the  Championships. Athletes are allowed to continue in the Clean & Jerk, and while they can receive awards for the Clean & Jerk, they cannot receive points for the team as points are earned in the Total only.


a.  Competition stage: floor level (no stairs to stage)

b.  Competition set: Eleiko certified competition set c/w men’s and women’s Eleiko


c.   Warm-up equipment: varied

d.  Warm-up room: stretching mats, dowels e.  Warm-up platforms: plywood and rubber f.   Results: Excel (subject to change)

g.  Scales: Electronic

10.     WAIVER

Signed  waiver/media  releases  (provided  separately)  must  be  received  from  all participants (athletes, coaches and team leaders) prior to the Technical Meeting. For minors, a parent/guardian must sign the waiver/media release (under the age of  18  as  of  the  date  the  document  is  signed).  Without  this  signed  document, participants will be prohibited from participating in the Competition.

11.     MEDICAL

This  competition  is  subject  to  in-competition  drug  testing  administered  by  the

Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport - CCES.


Telephone: (613) 521-3340 Fax: (613) 521-3134 1-800-672-7775


Information on substances:

All athletes participating in the competition are subject to drug testing.

Athletes and coaches are strongly encouraged to familiarize themselves with the procedures    and    rules.    For    more    information    go    to    the    website:

If you take supplements or any prescription/over-the-counter drugs (Ritalin or other similar products, anti-inflammatory, etc.) make sure they are allowed by

the  CCES.  If  you  need  to  use  a  banned  medication  for  a  legitimate  medical reason, you must apply to the CCES for a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE). When you are issued a TUE, you must bring the TUE document with you when you are tested.


12.      AWARDS

a.  Gold, Silver and Bronze medals will be awarded for  only the Total in each bodyweight category.

b.  Best  Athlete  awards  for  men  and  women  are  determined  by  Sinclair  points based on actual bodyweight of the athlete. Sinclair Coefficients 2017-2020 will be used.

c.  Team prizes will be awarded to the best teams for the men and women. There will be no combined team prizes. Team awards are based on IWF scoring for the Total.

In case of a tie:

i.      The team with the largest number of first place totals shall be declared the winner;

ii.      If still tied, the team with the largest number of second place totals shall be declared the winner;

iii.      If still tied, the team with the most total Sinclair points using the body weight category will be declared winner.


Team  leaders  or  participants  are  responsible  for  contacting  the  official  event accommodation, noted below and making their own arrangements.

A block of rooms is reserved under Group Identification ID #: MB – Weightlifting

CDN Championship at:

Radisson by Canad Inns

288 Portage Avenue

Winnipeg, MB R3C 0B8

1-888-33-CANAD (1-888-332-2623)

The rate per night for a superior double room with 2 double beds or 1 queen bed +

sofa bed is $129.00 plus 13% HST and 5% accommodation tax.

The  rooms  are held at  the price  quoted until  February 20, 2018. Above  rate  is available for 2 nights, March 23 - 25, 2018.

Participants are responsible for making their own reservations directly with the hotel at 1-888-332-2623.

Check in is at 3:00 pm and check-out is at 11:00 am. Parking: Daily rate of $10.00 with overnight rate of $15.00.

The Radisson is located 2 km from the Saint Boniface College competition site and

11 km away from the Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport



Transportation  to  and  from  the  hotel  and  the  airport  is  the  responsibility of  the participants.


a.    Entry fees

i.      $100 all athletes, coaches and team leaders ii.      $50 technical officials

b.    Team  leaders  are  responsible  for  the  collection  of  all  fees  from  all  team members/participants.

c.    Team leaders may submit payment via e-transfer or by cheque however all fees must be made in one payment (i.e. one cheque or one e-transfer).

Make cheque payable and send to:                Send e-transfer to: Manitoba Weightlifting Association       

60 Baisinger Drive

Winnipeg, MB R2N 4H5

d.      Payment for accommodations is arranged directly with the Radisson by the participants.


a.    Collect  from  their  participants  and  pay  to  the  Organizing  Committee,  the designated fee for each participant.

b.    Coordinate accommodation and transportation understanding that participants pay for their own accommodation and transportation as set out above.


a.    P/T Weightlifting Associations with participating teams are eligible to submit names of Technical Officials with Certified National level (Level III) or Certified Provincial level (Level II) sitting for upgrade or higher qualifications wishing to officiate at the Championships.

b.    There is no maximum of nominations per P/T Weightlifting Association for this competition.

c.    If  selected  Technical  Officials  are  interested  in  upgrading  their  Officials

Certification during the Championships, please indicate it on the Entry Form. d.    Each P/T is responsible for the expenses of their selected Technical Officials.

e.    Please ensure the Technical Officials’ email and mailing address is also noted

in order for Organizing Committee to distribute the Technical Official schedule.


a.    A Technical Meeting will be held at USB on Friday, March 23, 2018 at 8:00

PM. The Technical Meeting will consist of the following:

•     Verification of eligibility of athletes, coaches, team leaders and technical officials;

•   Verification of waiver/media release from every participant;

•   Verification of final entries into bodyweight categories;

•   Final declaration of athletes as Team A or Guest Lifter;

•   Lot numbers will be made available; lot numbers are drawn prior to the

Technical Meeting;

•   Sessions and groups will be confirmed;

•   Technical Officials assignments will be confirmed;

•   Any other pertinent information.


a.    All athletes, coaches, team leaders and technical officials will be accredited at the Technical Meeting.

b.    If required, team leaders will be provided the following information after the

Technical Meeting:

•   Updated Start List;

•   Competition Schedule;

•   Technical Officials Schedule and Assignments.


•   Coaches will be provided Competition Protocol as soon as possible after each

weigh-in session.

•   There will be food and coffee available for the technical officials.

•   The  organizing  committee  is  planning  to  live  stream  the  event  on  an  event

Facebook page.  Further details to follow.


•   Team leaders will be provided the Results Package (either printed or emailed

shortly after the Championship).

•   This document is available on the Manitoba Weightlifting website.



January 2018                           Distribution of competition regulations

Friday, February 23, 2018       Preliminary Team Entries

Friday, February 20, 2018       Last day for booking hotel rooms at preferred rate

Friday, March 09, 2018            Final Team Entry Form/Payment due

Friday - March 23, 2018          All day arrival of participants

Saturday - March 24, 2018      Competition

Sunday - March 25, 2018        Departure


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