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
7. PARTICIPANTS’ ELIGIBILITY:
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.
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.
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: email@example.com
9. COMPETITION RULES AND REGULATIONS
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
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.
This competition is subject to in-competition drug testing administered by the
Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport - CCES.
IN CANADA, ANTI-DOPING CONTROLS ARE ADMINISTERED BY THE CANADIAN CENTRE FOR ETHICS IN SPORT (CCES).
Telephone: (613) 521-3340 Fax: (613) 521-3134 1-800-672-7775 www.cces.ca
All athletes participating in the competition are subject to drug testing.
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.
REMEMBER: AS AN ATHLETE YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR WHAT YOU INGEST.
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
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.
15. FINANCIAL CONDITIONS
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
60 Baisinger Drive
Winnipeg, MB R2N 4H5
d. Payment for accommodations is arranged directly with the Radisson by the participants.
16. FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITIES – TEAM LEADERS
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.
17. TECHNICAL OFFICIALS
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.
18. ACCREDITATION/TECHNICAL MEETING
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
• Sessions and groups will be confirmed;
• Technical Officials assignments will be confirmed;
• Any other pertinent information.
19. AFTER ARRIVAL / BEFORE COMPETITION
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
• Updated Start List;
• Competition Schedule;
• Technical Officials Schedule and Assignments.
20. DURING COMPETITION
• Coaches will be provided Competition Protocol as soon as possible after each
• 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.
22. AFTER THE COMPETITION
• 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.
23. DEADLINES AND SCHEDULE
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