Qualifying Standards​

All competition dates are subject to change based on the latest government mandates.

 

New for 2020/2021: ALL Coaches at any Elite Competition must now be fully Competition-Introduction Certified.

 

Elite Competitions have Qualifying Standards that must be achieved in order to be eligible to enter and compete.

2020 Ontario Senior/Junior/YouthChampionships - Elite

DATE: This competition has been POSTPONED to March 19/20, 2021. The Senior Championships will take place in conjunction with the 2020 Ontario Junior/Youth Championships.

QUALIFYING STANDARDS: The qualifying period for invitations has been completed. All athletes who were registered to compete will be invited to register for the postponed event. Any remaining invitations will be extended based on rankings outlined here.

Note: for Closed Club, Inter-Club and OWA Club Challenge Competitions, 3 accredited OWA Technical Officials must be used in the position of Referees in order to qualify for the Ontario Championships. 

 

2020 Ontario Youth/Junior Championships - Elite

DATE: Will take place in conjunction with the 2020 Ontario Senior Championships. See above for details.

QUALIFYING STANDARDS: There will be no qualifying standards for this event, and all Junior athletes who are members in good standing with the OWA by November 1, 2020 will be invited to participate. 

QUALIFYING PERIOD: There will be no qualifying period for this event, and all Junior athletes who are members in good standing with the OWA by November 1, 2020 will be invited to participate. 

2021 Canadian Junior Championships 

More detail to follow on the date and status of the 2021 Canadian Junior Championships. Please check back for updates!

2021 WinterLift - Elite

DATE: February 6, 2021

QUALIFYING STANDARDS: See table below

QUALIFYING PERIOD: Standards must be achieved at a sanctioned competition between September 1, 2020 and January 10, 2021. Qualifying period, date and location of competition subject to change based on government requirements.

Note: Closed Club, Inter-Club and OWA Club Challenges can be used to establish minimum standards for 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.

2021 Ontario Classic - CANCELLED

This event has been cancelled due to the postponement of the 2020 Ontario Senior/Junior/Youth Championships to March 2021.
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2021 Canadian Senior Championships -

Please review the AMENDED 2020/2021 Selection Policy at the top of the page.

DATE: May 15 - 16, 2020

LOCATION: Scarborough, ON

QUALIFYING STANDARDS: See table below

QUALIFYING PERIOD: October 1, 2020 - March 30, 2021

Athletes who are unable to compete in the Ontario Senior/Junior/Youth Championships for valid reasons must submit a Request for Exemption Form. 

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In addition to athletes who have qualified by reaching the standards, each provincial association has the privilege of bringing 4 more athletes (2 men, and 2 women), who did not achieve these standards but who must be 24 years of age or younger.

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Note: Non-qualified athletes may not compete more than two times at the Canadian National Championships.  Athletes must achieve the standards to compete at the Canadian National Championships after two years as a non-qualified athlete.

Qualifying Standards​
Men
Women
Minimum Thresholds of Performance
2021 Canadian Junior Championships
Men

BW (kg)

55

61

67

73

81

89

96

96+

MTP (kg)

 

94

101

108

113

120

125

129

132

Women

BW (kg)

49

55

59

64

71

76

81

81+

MTP (kg)

 

84

91

96

101

107

110

114

117

NOTE: these thresholds are subject to change based on new information from the organizing committee of the 2021 Canadian Junior Championships.

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