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REGISTRATION FEE:
Members: $10
General Public: $20

DATE & TIME: 
Saturday, November 16th @ the Torrington Y (259 Prospect Street, Torrington)
Weigh in at 6:00 PM
Gym open to all for warm ups
First Lift at 7:00 PM

A.D.F.P.A WEIGHT CLASSES:

MEN                                                          WOMEN

0-114.5                                                    0-97

114.6-123.5                                              97-104.75

123.6-132.24                                         104.76-111.25
                                          
132.24-148.75                                           111.26-116.75

148.76-165.25                                         116.76-122.25

165.26-181.75                                         122.26-129

181.76-198.25                                          130-139

198.26-181.75                                         139.01-154.25  

181.76-198.25                                           154.26-176.25

198.26-220.25

220.26-242.50

242.51-275.50

275.51-275.6
                                      

 

MEN 

Open: from the day he reaches 14 years and upwards (no category restrictions need apply).
Sub-Junior: from the day he reaches 14 years and throughout the full calendar year in which he
reaches 18 years.
Junior: from 1 January in the calendar year he reaches 19 years and throughout the full
calendar year in which he reaches 23 years.
Master I: from 1 January in the calendar year he reaches 40 years and throughout the full
calendar year in which he reaches 49 years.
Master II: from 1 January in the calendar year he reaches 50 years and throughout the full
calendar year in which he reaches 59 years.
Master III: from 1 January in the calendar year he reaches 60 years and throughout the full
calendar year in which he reaches 69 years.
Master IV: from 1 January in the calendar year he reaches 70 years and upwards. It must be
recognized that Master IV age category is not included in class weights.
 
WOMEN 
Open: from the day she reaches 14 years and upwards (no category restrictions need apply).
Sub-Junior: from the day she reaches 14 years and throughout the full calendar year in which she
reaches 18 years.
Junior: from 1 January in the calendar year she reaches 19 years and throughout the full
calendar year in which she reaches 23 years.
Master I: from 1 January in the calendar year she reaches 40 years and throughout the full
calendar year in which she reaches 49 years.
Master II: from 1 January in the calendar year she reaches 50 years and throughout the full
calendar year in which she reaches 59 years.
Master III: from 1 January in the calendar year she reaches 60 years and upwards. It must be
recognized that Master III age category is not included in class weights.

RULES:
 
1. The lifter must lie on his back with head, shoulders and buttocks in contact with the bench surface. The feet must be flat on the floor (as flat as the shape of the shoe will allow). His hands and fingers must grip the bar positioned in the rack stands with a thumbs around grip. This position shall be maintained throughout the lift. Foot movement is permissible but must remain flat on the platform.

2. To achieve firm footing the lifter may use flat surfaced plates or blocks not exceeding 30 cm in total height to build up the surface of the platform. Blocks in the range of 5 cm, 10 cm, 20 cm, 30 cm, should be made available for foot placement at all international competitions.

3. After correctly positioning himself, the lifter may enlist the help of the spotter / loaders in removing the bar from the racks. The lift off if assisted by the spotter / loaders must be at arms length.

4. The spacing of the hands shall not exceed 81 cm measured between the forefingers (both forefingers must be within the 81 cm marks and the whole of the forefingers must be in contact with the 81 cm marks if maximum grip is used). The use of the reverse grip is forbidden.

5. After removing the bar from the racks, with or without the help of the spotter / loaders, the lifter shall wait with straight arms elbows locked for the Chief Referee’s signal. The signal shall be given as soon as the lifter is motionless and the bar properly positioned. For reasons of safety the lifter will be requested to “Re-place” the bar, together with a backward movement of the arm, if after a period of five seconds he is not in the correct position to begin the lift. The Chief Referee will then convey the reason why the signal was not given.

6. The signal to begin the attempt shall consist of a downward movement of the arm together with the audible command “Start”.

7. After receiving the signal, the lifter must lower the bar to the chest (the chest, for the purpose of the rule, finishes at the base of the sternum / breastbone), hold it motionless on the chest, after which the Chief referee will signal the audible command “Press”. The lifter must then return the bar to straight arms length elbows locked. When held motionless in this position the audible command “Rack” shall be given together with a backward motion of the arm.