INFO: EuroArm 2017, Poland, Katowice, VIDEO

EuroArm 2017, Poland, Katowice │ Image Source: PAL - Professional Armwrestling League
EuroArm 2017, Poland, Katowice │ Image Source: PAL – Professional Armwrestling League

UPDATED SCHEDULE for EUROARM 2017 – 27th European Armwrestling Championships 2017:

2017 European Armwrestling & Para-Armwrestling Championship

LOCATION: “Spodek” Sports and Entertainment Arena ► Google Maps

Aleja W. Korfantego 35
40-005 Katowice
www.spodekkatowice.pl/en/

14.05.2017 SundayLocation
09:00Team registrationNovotel
12:00Classification SeminarNovotel
15.05.2017 Monday 
09:00Weigh-in Juniors Masters, Room 1Novotel
09:00Weigh-in Juniors Masters, Room 2Novotel
09:00Classification for disabled athletesNovotel
10:00Referee SeminarKatowice
17:00Technical MeetingNovotel
18:30Congress MeetingNovotel
16.05.2017 Tuesday 
09:00Opening CeremonyVenue
09:30LEFT – Juniors & MasterVenue
16:30Finals, awardsVenue
17:30Anti-dopingVenue
17.05.2017 Wednesday 
09:00RIGHT – Juniors & MastersVenue
16:30Finals, awardsVenue
17:30Anti-dopingVenue
18.05.2017 Thursday 
09:00Weigh-in Seniors, Room 1Venue
09:00Weigh-in Seniors, Room 2Venue
09:00LEFT arm disabledVenue
11:30FinalsVenue
12:00Referee Seminar 2ndVenue
14:30RIGHT arm disabledVenue
16:30Finals, awardsVenue
17:30Anti-dopingVenue
19.05.2017 Friday 
09:00LEFT arm – SENIORSVenue
16:30Finals, awardsVenue
17:30Anti-dopingVenue
20.05.2017 Saturday 
09:00RIGHT arm – SENIORSVenue
16:30Finals, awardsVenue
17:30Anti-dopingVenue
21:00Closing Ceremonies

Source: eaf-armwrestling.com

” WEIGHT CLASSES AND AGE GROUPS:

JUNIOR 18 Left & Right hand (1999, 2000, 2001…):

  • Boys – 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, 75, 80, +80 kg
  • Girls – 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, +70 kg

YOUTH 21 Left & Right hand (1996, 1997, 1998):

  • Men – 55, 60, 65, 70, 75, 80, 85, 90, +90 kg
  • Women – 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, +70 kg

SENIORS Left & Right hand (all ages):

  • Men – 55, 60, 65, 70, 75, 80, 85, 90, 100, 110, +110 kg
  • Women – 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, 80, +80 kg

MASTERS (40 years and older) Left & Right hand (1977, 1976, 1975…):

  • Men -70, 80, 90, 100, +100 kg
  • Women – 60, 70, 80, +80 kg

GRAND MASTERS (50 years and older) Left & Right hand (1967, 1966, 1965…):

  • Men – 75, 90, 100, +100 kg
  • Women Open

SENIOR GRAND MASTERS (60 years and older) Left & Right hand (1957, 1956, 1955…):

  • Men – 75, 90, 100, +100 kg

DISABLED CLASSES:Physical Impairment athletes (PID – sitting) Left & Right hand:

  • Men: 55, 65, 75, +75 kg
  • Women: 65, +65 kg

Physical Impairment athletes (PIU – standing) Left & Right hand:

  • Men: 60, 70, 80, 90, +90 kg
  • Women: 65, +65 kg
  • Junior 18 boys: 55 kg, +55 kg
  • Junior 18 girls: 50, +50 kg

Visual impairment athletes (VI – standing) Left & Right hand:

  • Men: 60, 70, 80, 90, 100, +100kg
  • Women: 60, 70, +70 kg

Hearing impairment athletes (HI – standing) Left & Right hand:

  • Men: 60, 70, 80, 90, 100, +100kg
  • Women: 60, 70, +70 kg

AGE GROUPS:

  • Juniors 18:1999, 2000, …
  • Youth 21:1998 – 1996
  • Seniors:all ages
  • Masters:1977 – 1968
  • Grand Masters:1967 – 1958
  • Senior Grand Masters:1957, 1956, …

TEAM TROPHIES FOR THE EUROPEAN ARMWRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIP:

  • Over all (all classes except disabled classes)
  • Junior Women and Men (Junior 18 and Youth 21 classes)
  • Masters Women and Men (Master, Grand Master and Senior Grand Master classes)
  • Senior Women and Men (Senior classes)

TEAM TROPHIES FOR THE EUROPEAN PARA-ARMWRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIP:

  • Overall Women (all classes for women)
  • Overall Men (all classes for men)

POINTS DISTRIBUTION:

The team classification will be made, according with the approved pointing system (WAF 2016), based on the number of Gold, Silver and bronze medals. In case that two teams have the same number of gold, silver and bronze medals the position of the two will be established by the following pointing system:

1st place = 10 points
2nd place = 7 points
3rd place = 5 points
4th place = 4 points
5th place = 3 points
6th place = 2 points
7th place = 1 points

ON-LINE REGISTRATIONTeam Registration will be made before the championship ONLY ON-LINE atwww.registration.waf-armwrestling.com

The on-line registration will be open on 20th of March 2017 and will close on 30th of April 2017.

Team registration at Championship
Novotel Hotel – 9:00, 14th May 2017

Team representing person:
Only one person will register their team.
The Representative will bring final Team Registration form, stamped and signed.

EAF Representative will then:
Accept Registration Form,
Accept Individual Registration fees
Accept Country Registration Fee
Prepare Official Receipt
Give the Weigh-in tickets needed by athletes at weigh in.
All teams are obliged to fill online registration (http://registration.waf-armwrestling.com) form and send their registration forms (PDF file) to the General Secretary of EAF until 30th of April 2017. The registration order depends on the first online registration time if the registration form (PDF file) was sent to the General Secretary.

Multiple entries registration:
Juniors 18 years cannot register in Youth 21 year classes.
Juniors 18 years can register in Seniors classes.
Juniors 21 years can register in Seniors classes.
Masters cannot register in Grand Masters or Seniors Grand Masters classes.
Masters, Grand Masters and Senior Grand Masters can register in Seniors classes.
Disabled athletes can register in any able athlete’s classes.
Fees paid due wrong registration of multiple entries will not be refunded.

Fees:

  • Annual membership:200 Euro / member
  • Senior fee:30 Euro per class per hand
  • Junior fee:15 Euro per class per hand

1st Weigh-in Monday 15th May 2017, 09:00 at Novotel Hotel (all juniors, all masters, all disabled).
2nd Weigh-in Thursday 18th May, 09:00 at the Venue (all seniors).

The weigh-in order depends on the receiving times of the registration forms. A schedule will be available 7 days before the weigh-in.
The first received registration form receives the right to be first at the weigh-in and so on. Team Captain will be present with the Team to answer any questions.
Each competitor will have the passport or ID with picture. Birthday and citizenship should be deductible from those documents.
Each team captain will prepare the team for weigh-in in the following order:
Ladies 50, 55, 60 kg and continue…
Men 55, 60, 65 kg and continue…

Please note:
If a competitor does not make weight, they have until 15:00 to make weight.
A test scale will be made available for competitors.
A competitor only has two shots at official weigh-in scale.
A competitor may only weigh-in between other countries.
A competitor may weigh-in to their normal weight or register one weight class higher.

Official Event Badges:
Once the competitor has weighed-in, they will have a picture taken for their Official Competitor Badge.
The competitor can then leave the Weigh-in area.
The Team Captain will wait until all the team pictures will be taken.
Once the full Team is completed the Team Captain will receive all competitor badges at the evening of the weight in day.
Any Team Officials (Referee, Presidents and Coach) with a Country must be present at Weighin to have photo and badge prepared. Badges must be worn all the time during competitions days.

WEIGH-IN PROCEDURE FOR ATHLETES
1. Photocopy Passport / ID

  • Each competitor must have at weigh in:
    a. Original passport + copy
    b. Weigh-in ticket received at Team Registration

2. Undress before weighing (if necessary)
3. Weigh-in
4. Go to free computer for photo
5. Take photo, look in the camera
6. Dress and you are good to go
7. The badges will be distributed by Team Captains

  • The classification and weigh-in will be held on Monday 15 May 2017 starting 09:00 at the Novotel Hotel.
  • It is the responsibility of the teams that athletes who have to be classified arrive in time for the classification session.
  • Classifiers will not accept in the schedule teams arriving on classification day.
  • Classification will only be held for official participants of the championship.
  • For athletes that need to be classified, a medical intake form, translated in English, is mandatory. It must be emailed to the chief classifier by 30th of April 2017at classification@waf-armwrestling.com
  • Should this information not be submitted by email before this date, the athlete will not be classified and therefore, will not be eligible to participate in the Championship.
  • There will be only 1 panel of VI classifier. In case of protest, there will not be possible to have a new classification on place. It would be done on another event with a VI classification session.

CLASSIFICATION TRAININGSunday 14th of May 2017, 12:00 p.m. at Novotel Hotel – Training, testing and certification. The course is open to any interested person with a medical or physiotherapy/ sports Science backgrounds who wish to become classifiers. Trainee classifiers who wish to complete their International Classifiers training will be required to attend other WAF competitions. Coaches and other trainers who are interested in classification may attend for information and education purposes. “

More info about the event you will find on euroarm2017.com

Two years ago at EAF Congress 2014 it was announced that Slovakia will host EuroArm 2017. Thanks to Anders Axklo we found out the reason for the change: Slovakia withdrew and Katowice, Poland was voted in congress.

The new host country for EuroArm 2017 is Poland and the chosen city is Katowice, 14-21 May 2017. More info about the championship will be posted here when it will be available. I posted below some info from wikipedia about Katowice city:

” Katowice is a city in southwestern Poland and the center of the Silesian Metropolis, with a population of 299,910 as of 2015.

Katowice is a center of science, culture, industry, business, trade, and transportation in Upper Silesia and southern Poland, and the main city in the Upper Silesian Industrial Region. Katowice lies within an urban zone, with a population of 2,746,460 according to Eurostat, and also part of the wider Silesian metropolitan area, with a population of 5,294,000 according to the European Spatial Planning Observation Network. Today, Katowice is an emerging metropolis. The whole metropolitan area is the 16th most economically powerful city by GDP in the European Union with an output amounting to $114.5 billion.

Katowice has been the capital of the Silesian Voivodeship since its formation in 1999. Previously it was the capital of the Katowice Voivodeship, the autonomous Silesian Voivodeship in Poland, and the Province of Upper Silesia in Germany.”

Read More: wikipedia.org ► Katowice

Source: PAL – Professional Armwrestling League

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