QWA Newsletter - August 2013

15th August 2013

Australian Senior & Junior Championships
Last month the QWA played host to the biggest weightlifting event ever held in Queensland.  The Oceania and South Pacific Senior, Junior & Youth Championships combined with the Australian Senior & Junior Championships to provide four very full days of weightlifting action at the Sleeman Sports Complex’s Chandler Theatre.

Not only was the event itself a large one, but the Queensland contingent was also one of the biggest ever, with 40 Queensland lifters competing in this year’s Australian Senior and Junior Championships for Men and Women.  Queensland’s medal tally from the four events was 8 Gold; 8 Silver; and 7 Bronze.  Queensland won the Team competition for Senior Men and Junior Women; and came second to Victoria in both the Senior Women’s and Junior Men’s categories.

CLICK HERE for the full competition results.

New Weightlifting Clubs
Four new weightlifting clubs became affiliated to the QWA recently – two on Brisbane’s northside; one in the Redlands; and one out on the Western Downs. 

Welcome to the fold: CrossFit Explosive Weightlifting Club (Redland Bay); Panthers Barbell Club (Mitchelton); Ruthless Weightlifting Club (Zillmere); St Andrew’s Weightlifting Club (Miles).

Queenslanders Shine at IWF Masters World Championships
10 Queensland weightlifters competed at the IWF Masters World Championships, held in conjunction with the World Masters Games in Turin, Italy, earlier this month.

Summary of the Queensland lifers' results:

Name Age Group / Bwt Category Total Place
Vicki Brady W70 / 53kg 54 1st
Lesley Moyle W65 / 63kg 72 2nd
Julie Davis W60 / 53kg 66 1st
Valerie Silver W60 / 63kg 73 1st
Coral Quinell W55 / 58kg 104 1st
Colleen Duplock W55 / 58kg 58 2nd
Leandra Miscamble W55 / 75kg 84 2nd
Marie Brett W50 / 63kg 85 2nd
Sue Cox W50 / 69kg 96 2nd
Diana Loy W45 / 63kg 130 1st

CLICK HERE for the full competition results.

Commonwealth Games Team Nomination Criteria Released
The AWF has released the Team Nomination Criteria for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.  In a nutshell, a team of 8 men and 7 women will be selected based upon the athletes’ perceived potential to win medals at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.  Contenders will have four opportunities to post results for consideration by the National Selectors.

CLICK HERE for full details.

JME Queensland Club Challenge
Round 3 of the JME Queensland Club Challenge will take place in weightlifting clubs around Queensland on 23rd & 24th August.  The Cougars Weightlifting Club moved ahead of the field after Round 2, but the competition is still wide open.  Contact your local weightlifting club for details on the next JME Queensland Club Challenge event.

Queensland Youth & Under 15 Championships
The Queensland Youth & Under 15 Championships, held at Toowoomba last week, are the subject of our feature article this month.  CLICK HERE  for the report and results.

QWA League & Masters League Round 4
The last open round of the QWA League and the QWA Masters League for this year will be held in Toowoomba on 21st & 22nd September.  After this round, the 5 top ranked lifters in each Division will be invited to contest the Grand Final in November.

CLICK HERE for details of the QWA League format.
CLICK HERE for details of the QWa Masters League format.

International Visitor
Seon Erskine, the Treasurer of the Guyana Amateur Weightlifting Association, dropped in to watch the Qld Youth & Under 15 Championships at Toowoomba recently.  Seon is currently studying at the University of the Sunshine Coast and we look forward to seeing him at more weightlifting events during his stay in Queensland.

Calendar Update
Please note the new dates for the following competitions:

QWA League & Masters League Round 4 – originally 14th & 15th September; now 21st & 22nd September.
QWA League & Masters League Grand Final – originally 23rd November; now 16th November.
Mike Keelan Shield Competition (Cougars Club) – originally 14th December; now 21st December.

That’s it for now. Don’t forget to check for the latest info, news, results and more.

Published on 15 Aug 13 - 14:19