7 March 2014
The first two months of 2014 have sped by and now, suddenly, we find ourselves circulating the February newsletter in the first week of March. We hope that you’ll forgive our tardiness.
QWA League & Masters League Round 1
135 lifters participated in Round 1 of the QWA League & Masters League, making it the biggest State level competition ever held in Qld. Day 1 started with the first weigh-in at 7:00am and concluded with the last lift at around 9:30pm. Day 2 was a little shorter, running from 7:00am to 5:15pm.
It was a great start to the QWA League & Masters League for this year and a tremendous effort from all of the volunteers and the host club, Cougars, who contributed so much to make it all possible.
The large field of competitors reflected the diversity of Queensland Weightlifting and the spirit of the League competitions, with participants ranging in age from 11 to 71; and varying in experience from new lifters to Australian Representatives. Most of the participants were from South East Queensland, but a few came from as far away as Gladstone and Cairns.
CLICK HERE for the results of the QWA League & Masters League Round 1
Tim Holdsworth and Sam Thomson from Cairns, at QWA League Round 1
Tia-Clair Toomey made the trip from Gladstone to compete in Round 1 of the QWA League
Commonwealth Games Team Nomination Trials
The AWF Commonwealth Games Team Nomination Trials, at Palm Meadows on the Gold Coast, this Saturday, 15th March, is going to be great show. It will be the final “Selection Event” for lifters who are vying a place in the Australian Team for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. The event will be conducted in four competition sessions – Women B; Men B; Women A; Men A – and at the end of the day, the Australian Weightlifting Federation will announce the names of the athletes who will be nominated to the Australian Commonwealth Games Association for selection in the team for Glasgow.
CLICK HERE for more information.
2014 National Clubs Tournament
On the first weekend of April, lifters from Clubs all over Australia will converge on the Cougars Weightlifting Club, Brisbane, for the AWF National Clubs Tournament. This event has grown in popularity over the past few years and as hosts of this year’s Tournament, the QWA asked the AWF to schedule it as a 4 day event, in case the number of entries exceeded 200. As it turned out, there aren’t quite that many entries, so it will now be a three day event, starting on Friday 4th April and running through to Sunday 6th April.
We’re currently receiving expressions of interest from Technical Officials and we’ll be asking all participating Clubs to provide a few volunteers to help with loading, scoring, etc, during the event.
CLICK HERE for the AWF National Clubs Tournament preliminary entries and session times.
The Olitek National Masters Championships will be held in Darwin NT on 14th & 15th June. Entries close on 5th May.
CLICK HERE for the Olitek National Masters Championships competition information and entry forms.
Another National Masters competition sponsored by Olitek has already commenced. This is the Olitek National Masters League. All Masters gain automatic entry by lifting in any three sanctioned competitions, i.e. competitions listed on the State and National events calendars. The Olitek National Masters League will culminate in a showdown between the category finalists at the Olitek National Masters Championships.
CLICK HERE for more information about the Olitek National Masters League.
CLICK HERE for the Olitek National Masters League Rankings
This year’s IWF Masters World Championships will be held in Copenhagen, Denmark. There is a website for the event and the entry forms are now available. Please note that entries for the IWF Masters World Championships must be submitted to the National Masters Chairman and not sent directly to the event organising committee.
CLICK HERE for the 2014 IWF Masters World Championships website
CLICK HERE for the 2014 IWF Masters World Championships entry form
email the AWF Masters Chairman here: email@example.com
200 pairs of weightlifting shoes are on their way to the QWA. The shipment is expected to land in Brisbane on 25th March and we will then be fully stocked in all sizes once again. The price of the weightlifting shoes remains at $100 per pair, plus postage.
As soon as the new stock arrives, we will update the QWA website ordering page: http://www.qwa.org/Shop.aspx
That's it for now. Don't forget to check www.qwa.org for all the latest news and results.
The Queensland Government provides funding for the Queensland Weightlifting Association to get more Queenslanders active through sport and recreation.
Published on 7 Mar 14 - 16:29
Video footage of Round 1 of the QWA League & Masters League is now on the QWA Youtube channel.
Over 5 hours of edited weightlifting! Many thanks to Miles Wydall for making this package available.
CLICK HERE for Day 1.
CLICK HERE for Day 2.
Published on 20 Feb 14 - 14:49
Round 1 of the QWA League & Masters League will be streamed live on the internet.
If you can't make it down to the Cougars Weightlifting Club this weekend, you can still catch all the action on YouTube.
CLICK HERE for the competition session times.
CLICK HERE to go to the live webcast.
Published on 11 Feb 14 - 12:04
The QWA has received an unprecedented number of entries for Round 1 of the QWA League & Masters League for 2014. With 146 entrants, this year's League is off to a flying start.
The competition will take place on Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th February at the Cougars Weightlifting Club, Sleeman Sports Complex, Chandler Brisbane.
CLICK HERE for the competition schedule and preliminary entries.
Published on 3 Feb 14 - 15:06