San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Event details and rules can be found at: http://www.rvaopen.com
We love the sport of weightlifting and our goal is to help it flourish. We feel the best way to accomplish that is by putting on professional, organized, and fun meets. We aim to give lifters the feeling of competing at a national-level meet, without having to qualify or travel long distances.
This year we have changed the format of the meet. The competition will truly be open with all lifters eligible to compete for large cash prizes. The top three lifters of each gender determined by Sinclair Coefficient will win cash prizes. First place will receive $1000, second place $500 and third place $250. We will also award medals for the top three lifters in each weight class and age division. We will keep sessions small and arrange them by entry total rather than weight class to allow sessions to run more smoothly. For this reason all lifters must provide an entry total. If this will be their first competition, their best training total, in kilograms, will suffice.
This will be our second year of awarding men’s and women’s team trophies. Ranking will be determined by taking the top 8 men and 8 women, by points earned using the methods below, but no greater than 2 in any one weight class, that total, and assigning each one points that contribute to the team score.
For team ranking purposes, points will be assigned without regard to age group. Those in Youth classes will be ranked as if they competed in the appropriate Senior weight class.
Points assigned with respect to the total number of lifters in each weight class. 1st place in a class will receive points equal to the total number of competitors in that class. 1st place in a class of 15 competitors receives 15 points, 2nd place receives 14 points, last place receives 1 point.
The team with the most points wins. The first place team will receive a trophy commemorating their achievement.
Registration for the event begins on 3/19/17 at 7pm. Last year registration sold out in 24 hours, so please let your club members know if they plan on participating. Hope to see you in June!
Jake Rowell and Jason German