2019-2020 Dotmar/Eleiko Club Challenge
The Ontario Weightlifting Association wishes, as part of its implementation of the Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD), to encourage the participation of all athletes who train in Olympic weightlifting to compete in Olympic weightlifting by organizing a series of 4 OWA Club Challenges (OCC) in the calendar year.
These competitions will be open to male and female athletes of all age groups. The main focus of these competitions will be to develop athletes and to increase the capacity of clubs to hold larger competitions. OWA Club Challenges will give a chance for all lifters to compete more often and to evaluate and measure their performance against other lifters of the same age group and weight category in the province of Ontario. At the same time, clubs will gain experience, resources and skills necessary to host larger competitions in the future.
These competitions will all be held at participating clubs with the results emailed to the firstname.lastname@example.org which will then be posted on the OWA website. Awards will be given to the top two club based on a point system, and the award should improve the ability of clubs to develop young lifters and/or host larger competitions.
Clubs may participate at their own facility, or several clubs may get together for the competition. Either way, each club is its own team and must be registered for the competition with the OWA.
Athletes may ONLY take part in the competition if they are OWA members in good standing AND their club has registered for the competition.
Teams may be of any size; however, only the top 10 lifters' results will count towards team points. The team can be composed of any number of male and female lifters from any age group with no maximum athletes per bodyweight category.
The competition period is the Friday to Sunday of the announced competition weekend. All team entries must be received at least one week prior to the competition period. All results must be emailed to email@example.com no later than the Sunday of the competition period at 11:45 p.m.
OWA Club Challenges must be refereed by a panel of 3 referees, consisting at a minimum, of one certified OWA Level 4 referee, one level 4 referee in training who has completed the written test, and a registered member of the OWA.
Ontario Juvenile records can be set at OWA Club Challenges that are refereed by 3 certified referees. OWA Club Challenges can be used to establish minimum standards for the Ontario Championships with 3 certified referees or for the Fall Classic and WinterLift with at least 2 certified referees as long as they are performed 30 days ahead of the competitions and as long as the OWA Club Challenge falls within the corresponding qualification period.
Entry Fees & Registration
Each team (club) must complete a single online entry form at least one week prior to the competition period.
Each entry form will include:
Club name and contact
Names of the 3 referees, including level
All participating athletes
A sanction fee of $25 per competition period plus $6 per athlete will be paid upon the submission of the entry form.
A Late Entry Form is available for teams that have registered by the registration deadline but have additional athletes wishing to compete. This form must be received no later than the Wednesday prior to the competition period
Documents and Forms
Below you will find the Team Entry Form, the required entry form for all OWA Club Challenges. An Athlete Late Entry Form is also available for athletes added AFTER the Team Entry Form has been received
You will also find the OWA Technical and Competition Rules for OWA Club Challenge. This document covers the rules, regulations, team points and awards for all OWA Club Challenges and should be read by all teams.
You will also find athlete cards, a *new* scoring template and other useful competition hosting resources that may be used for OWA Club Challenges and all other OWA-sanctioned competitions.