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2020/2021 OWA Calendar

Please note: All OWA-sanctioned competitions are posted on this page and on the OWA calendar. Any Ontario competitions that are NOT sanctioned by the OWA will not be listed and are not recognized by the OWA, CWFHC or IWF. 

September 21, 2020

Return to Competition - COVID-19 Considerations

The OWA has created a document outlining considerations for a return to competition in the 2020/2021 season. 

This document is intended to be a resource for competition organizers when planning a sanctioned or club competition. It also outlines athlete, coach and Technical Official responsibilities at all future OWA meets until further notice.

Please review it and direct any questions or comments to competition@onweightlifting.ca.

Preliminary Ranking List - Ontario Senior/Junior Championships


A preliminary Ranking List is available for athletes who have declared interest in competing at the 2020 Ontario Senior/Junior/Youth Championships. If you notice any errors, please contact Amanda at competition@onweightlifting.ca.

As of right now, the OWA is working to confirm that the Ontario Championships will go ahead; with new regional restrictions, the event is subject to review. Please keep an eye on the OWA website and social media for details as they emerge. The OWA is working as quickly as possible to ensure athletes can plan for this event.

An invitation will only be extended to qualified athletes who complete the Declaration of Interest form by November 1, 2020, and is subject to total registration numbers, which may be capped depending on government and venue restrictions. Junior athletes are given priority registration, and Senior athlete places are determined afterward. Meeting the qualification requirements does not guarantee an invitation.

Please pay close attention to the registration deadlines for the final two qualifying events: Richard Borden Memorial and November Ontario Club Challenge.  

Saturday, November 7, 2020

Richard Borden Memorial Open and Qualifier

Delta Hotels Guelph - Ballrooms A & B

Date: Saturday, November 7, 2020 


Location: Delta Hotels Guelph Conference Centre, 50 Stone Road West, Guelph, N1G 0A9


Eligibility: Participants must be members in good standing of the Ontario Weightlifting Association or members in good standing of another recognized association.


The start list will be posted prior to the competition. 

Registration deadline: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2020 - NOW CLOSED

For waitlist information, please contact competition@onweightlifting.ca

Fee: $80

Refund policy: Refunds will be issued if an athlete withdraws before the registration deadline.  Refunds will be provided if the event is cancelled or postponed due to government restrictions as response to COVID-19.

Spectators: Limited spectator tickets are now available online only, at $10. Spectators will be permitted entry 20 minutes before each session start time. Sign-in will be available at the venue and no entry will be permitted for spectators who have not purchased tickets in advance. NO DAY-OF TICKETS WILL BE SOLD. 

About: The Richard Borden Memorial is an Olympic weightlifting competition being hosted by The Vault Barbell Club. It is a sanctioned meet that can be used as a qualifier for other provincial competitions including Senior . Male and Female competitors in in all age and weight divisions are eligible to compete. Awards will be presented for the top three totals in each weight class and best Junior, Senior and Masters lifters.

This competition is subject to doping control.

Should the required number of technical officials not be reached for this event, the event will be cancelled. A call-out for TOs will be conducted after the registration deadline!

November 6 - 8, 2020

2019/2020 OWA Club Challenge #4 - November 6 -8

At participating clubs

The next OWA Club Challenge competition period will be taking place from November 6 -8, 2020.

Reminder: Athletes may only participate in the competition if they are OWA members in good standing with a 2020/2021 athlete membership, AND their club has registered for the competition.

If you choose to get together with nearby clubs for the competition -- especially useful if your club does not have enough Technical Officials -- remember that each club is still its own team and must register with the OWA separately.

The top 10 lifters' results will count towards team points, and the winning team will win an award of 60 percent of sanction and entry fees.   

Fees: $25 club sanction fee plus $6.00 per registered athlete  

Registration for Clubs and Athletes: closes October 30, 2020. 

Late Athlete Entries: late athlete entries will be accepted until November 4, 2020 only if the club has registered by the primary deadline.


See the OWA Club Challenge page for full details, and competition resources.

Contact competition@onweightlifting.ca with any questions. 

December 5 - 6, 2020

2020 Ontario Senior/Junior/Youth Championships



Exciting news!

The 2020 Ontario Senior Championships and 2020 Ontario Junior Championships have been planned as a combined two-day event on December 5 & 6, 2020.

The competitions will be held on the same weekend to reduce travel and set up requirements for volunteers, officials, athletes and coaches.

Due to the interruption of the competition year in 2020, qualifying totals for the 2020 Ontario Senior Championships will not be in effect. However, in response to gathering limits and distancing considerations, competition registration will be capped. An invitation process will determine registration at this event.

Junior athletes will not be subject to this invitation process and all Junior athletes will be invited to participate. Please note that athletes hoping to qualify for 2021 Canadian Junior Championships must compete at the 2020 Ontario Junior Championships.  

Declarations for intent to compete are due November 1, 2020. Please complete the attached form to declare your interest in this competition.

Please review the invitation process carefully as deadlines for athletes apply. Any questions on the invitation process should be directed to Amanda at competition@onweightlifting.ca

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Upcoming Events

Variety Village October Open

October 31, 2020
Variety Village, Toronto, ON  

NCCP Competition Introduction 

October 31-November 31, 2020
Valeo Athletics, Nepean, ON  

Richard Borden Memorial Open & Qualifier

November 7, 2020

Delta Hotels & Conference Centre, Guelph, ON

2019/2020 Ontario Club Challenge #4 

November 6 - 8, 2020

At participating clubs

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