Alba Open & Glasgow Competition

As previously stated we are putting on an extra competition in Glasgow to help with the demand for places at Inverness, this competition will be held in Glasgow Strength Gym on the 21st June 2015.

After working through the Alba Open entry list and moving those who requested moving I can now confirm that there are 4 places open at Inverness and 13 in Glasgow.  There were 3 lifters on the Alba reserve list who have automatically been allocated a place at Glasgow.

As mentioned previously we will give priority to lifters who have not lifted with us this year yet and we will allocate these on a first in first served basis when entries open.

We will put online 2 seperate entry forms, 1 for Inverness and 1 for Glasgow, these forms will go live Tuesday 19th May at 7pm.  They will be available at www.scottishpowerlifting.com and will be treated as seperate entry forms, therefore, you cannot apply for Inverness and then switch to Glasgow as those who enter for Glasgow will be given priority and vice versa.

Payment is not required on entry and will ony be required once you are confirmed as lifting, we will then contact you and payment will be due within 3 days from the date of confirmation that you are entered.

In order to make these competitions work we still require volunteers to help make them a success, therefore, if you are not lifting on either day and can offer your help we would be extremely grateful.  Tasks include refereeing, table staff, spotters/loaders, certificates and other general ad hoc duties on the day.

Again, we appreciate the frustration people are feeling at the entry process and perceived lack of opportunity to lift and we are looking to deal with this.  The positive side is that we have an ever growing membership base and our sport is reaching a wider audience, both in Scotland and further afield.  That is down to the enthusiasm of you as members and we hope to see this growth continue.  An indication of the increased demand we are seeing this year comes from entry numbers, in 2014 we had a total of 184 lifting places filled across our competitions.  Our competition uptake this year so far is sitting at 197 before we fill the 17 remaining places in Glasgow and Inverness next month.  It is expected we will see Scottish Powerlifting cater for over 350 lifting places this year.

Should you have any queries in the meantime please feel free to contact us at spsecretary@outlook.com or by contacting one of the committee directly.

Alba Open

Firstly, we would like to apologise for the silence over the entry for the Alba Open.  We have made a decision that the original entry list that was published will remain as the entry list.

In addition to this we will now put on another competition in Glasgow on the 21st June 2015.  This will be limited to 20 places and we will only accept entries from lifters who have not yet competed this year, further information will follow on this.

Where possible we will also look at switching lifters between the 2 competitions so that those more local to Inverness can lift at the Alba Open and those more local to Glasgow can lift there, we will be unable to accommodate everyone but will do it as far as we possibly can.

Those on the reserve list for the Alba will automatically enter into the Glasgow Competition and make up part of the 20 lifter entry list.

If you are already on the list for the Alba and want to be considered for a move to lift in Glasgow the week before please send an email to spsecretary@outlook.com.

Further information will follow on this by the end of the week.

Again, we apologise for the innconvenience this has caused for members and the committee will be meeting in the near future to discuss how we manage the increased membership and demand for competitions going forward.

If you are able to volunteer at either of these competitions to help on the platform, table or by refereeing or have any queries please contact us on spsecretary@outlook.com, via our Scottish Powerlifting facebook page or speak to 1 of the committee.  We really need members to help out at these events to make them possible.

Inverness & Glasgow Entry Now Open

PLEASE READ BEFORE ENTERING!!!!

You can now enter the for the remaining places at Glasgow and Inverness on the link below.  Please enter which venue you wish to enter on the form where it asks for your Club at the bottom of the form, so put in Glasgow or Inverness as your club depending on your preference.

The Alba Open will be in Inverness at Forge Gym on 27th June and the Glasgow Competition will be at Glasgow Strength on 21st June.

Payment will be due only after you are confirmed as being entered into the competition.

Please note that the contact for these competitions is William Murray at spsecretary@outlook.com, any questions or queries should be directed to him.

Entries are available at http://www.scottishpowerlifting.com/alba-2015-entry/

Alba Championship entry open this weekend

The entry for the Alba Championship at Forge Gym in Inverness on 27th of June will be opening at 12 noon on Saturday 2nd of May.

Links to the online entry form will be posted on the website and to the Facebook page once the form is online.

Please note a valid membership is required and you must have your membership number before entering the competition. Membership can be applied for here

There will be a cap of 40 places available at the competition

April Newsletter

SP NEWSLETTER APRIL 2015

British Masters Classic

We had 4 lifters at the British Masters Classic in Horncastle at the begining of March, 3 females and 1 male.  First up was Elizabeth Hill who took 2nd spot in the M1 52kg class with a total of 232.5kg, followed by Lynda Banks taking 1st place in the 63kg M2 class on a total of 285kg.  Our final female on the day was Melissa Wall who finished 4th in the 72kg M1 class with her 240kg total.  Finally, we had Kevin Wooldrage competing in the mens M1 74kg class, he came 2nd place with a 492.5kg total.  Well done to all 4 and great to see more and more Scottish lifters gracing the British competitions.

European Classic

We had 4 Lifters in the GB Team that went to the European Classic last month, all of them performing very well.

They brought home 1 silver medal in squat, 1 bronze on the bench press, 2 deadlift bronze medals and some new British and Scottish records.

We started off with Annabell Gillan in the sub juniors who finished 5th with a total of 237.5kg in the 52kg class, helping the GB team to a 6th place finish.  She also managed 2 British Records in squat and deadlift while competing with an injured rotator cuff.

Next up was Alice Hogg who finished 4th in the Juniors class at 63kg, helping the GB team to a 3rd place finish. Alice added 5kg to her squat PB and a huge 15kg on her deadlift to give her a new PB total of 302.5kg.  Great days lifting and huge well done. Then we had Louise Murray, the most experienced of our 4 lifters, lifting in the 52kg class as a senior. As always Louise did not disappoint as she brought home 1 silver medal and 2 bronze as she hit a total of 352.5kg, great effort and a good 3rd placed finish as she helped the GB team take 2nd place. Finally, we had Apple Doepner in her first international. Apple finished 6th with a total of 370kg pulling a 162.5kg deadlift to secure a bronze medal.  Her efforts contributing to a well deserved 2nd place finish for the Female GB Team.  It was fantastic to see 4 Scottish lifters gracing the international stage in the same week and we look forward to seeing a strong Scottish Representation in future GB Teams.

British Juniors, Seniors and Masters

This past weekend saw 5 Scots compete at the British Seniors and Masters and represented SP very well.

First up we had Louise Murray move back up to a more comfortable body weight and compete at the 57kg class, finishing second on 422.5kg to take 2nd spot behind the ever impressive Ellie Steele.  Louise was followed by John Maxwell lifting in the M1 66kg class, unfortunately this was a competition for John to forget.  He missed out on his 3 squat attempts with a lack of depth, the weight was not an issue as every attempt flew up easily.  Next up we had William Murray and Bernie McGurk lifting in the 74kg class, William competing in the Open and Bernie in the Open & the M1.  Bernie finished in 2nd spot in both the Open and M1 class on a 637.5kg total and William came in at 3rd with a 617.5kg total.  Both watching Phil Richards take 1st place as Britains #1 74kg lifter.  Finally, on Sunday we had Michelle Brand lifting in the 84kg class in both the Open and M1 category.  Michelle worked hard to make weight and felt the effects of this on the platform finishing on a 420kg total, however, this was still enough to claim 1st place in both the Open & M1 class.

Lets hope to see more Scottish lifters compete at the next

Scottish Universities and College Championships

Results for the above competition can be found at http://www.scottishpowerlifting.com/2015-results/, feel free to print these off and display in your local gym.

Full report to follow on the website.

Referees Exam

We are looking to run a referee course and examination in June, if you are interested please see the website for full details http://www.scottishpowerlifting.com/2015-gbpf-divisional-referees-exam/

Coming up …………………….

Caledonia Championships

This Sunday coming is the Caledonia Championships to be held in Dundee’s Ardler Complex.  With another huge turnout this promises to be another great event on the Scottish Calendar.  Entrants include Scotland’s top lifter Robert Love, Stewart Ogg, John Maxwell and Stephen O’Donnell.  Between these 4 lifters we can’t be far off a century worth of Powerlifting experience, not to mention a haul of medals and trophies that would fill a small house.

For full details on this event please see our website at http://www.scottishpowerlifting.com/caledonia-championship-event-details-and-running-order/

Remember, entry for all spectators is free so if you have no plans for Sunday pop along and see a great show!!

There will be a full report and results for this competition posted on the website and Facebook next week.

European Open

The first week of May see’s Scottish Powerlifting send 2 lifters off to the European Open with the GB Team.  William Murray and Louise Murray will be looking to help the team put on a strong show over in Germany and we look forward to seeing them put in some big lifts on the platform.  Watch out for further details on how you can watch them lift on our Facebook page from the 6th May.

And Finally

If you have any questions on Scottish Powerlifting you can contact myself on spsecretary@outlook.com or anyone one of the committee via Facebook.

Regards,

James Mutrie

SP Secretary

 

 

Caledonia Championship – Event Details And Running Order

Weigh-in 8- 30 to 10.00 ALL CLASSES
Lifting Begins 10.30
AM Session Platform 1 All Womens Classes
Platform 2 Men 83, 93
PM Session Platform 2 Men 66, 74, 105, 120+

There are 2 Platforms running

7 Referees
ALEX MATHIESON
STUART CRICHTON
AMANDA MULHOLLAND
STEVE McQUADE
JIM MUTRIE
BRIAN BAKER
LOUISE MURRAY

Spotters / Loaders
WILLIE LINCOLN PLATFORM MANAGER
GARY PORTER PLATFORM MANAGER
MARCELLE BROWN
RYAN CRUIKSHANK
8 FROM DUNDEE COMMUNITY GROUP
4 FROM ABERDEEN UNIVERSITY

TABLE STAFF
ARTHUR COWLEY MC
DAVID HAMMOND MC
MARLENE MATHIESON
EILEEN RAMSEY
LINDA BANKS
APPLE DOEPNER
+ SEVERAL OTHER VOLUNTEERS

Entry List
1 ELIZABETH HILL 52.0
2 EMMA JONES 57.0
3 JACKIE DAY 63.0
4 CATHY McASSLAN 63.0
5 ROWAN HENDRY HORNE 63.0
6 NICOLA HARCUS 63.0
7 ALISON HORNE 63.0
8 MELISSA WALL 72.0
9 ANGELA FERRIER 72.0
10 LEE HELSTROM 72.0
11 MARTHA GATES 72.0
12 NICOLA SINCLAIR 72.0
13 MICHAELA BRODIE 84.0
14 RUTH POTTINGER 72.0
15 SOPHIE BARRINGER 72.0
16 GILL McNICOLL 84.0
17 ELIZABETH BROWN 84.0
18 GERALDINE FITZSIMMONS 84+
19 STEPH ELLIOTT 84+
20 JOANNA JACK 84+
21 ANNA RENNIE 84+
22 KATE GRAHAM 84+
23 CONNIE McCALLEN 84+
24 KAREN SUTHERLAND 84+

1 JOHN MAXWELL 66.0
2 STUART DUNCAN 66.0
3 SHAUN LARKIN 74.0
4 STEFAN LICHOVSKI 74.0
5 WAYNE REID 74.0
6 GARY DOOGAN 74.0
7 CRAIG BARNES 74.0
8 FRASER GORDON 74.0
9 LEWIS KANE 74.0
10 STUART FRASER 74.0
11 EDDIE CHAN 74.0
12 GREG STEWART 83.0
13 CHRISTIAN RILEY 83.0
14 WILLIAM BORTHWICK 83.0
15 PAUL McFARLANE 83.0
16 DOUGLAS STEWART 83.0
17 JAMES CONNOLLY 83.0
18 DANIEL MACURA 83.0
19 MICHAEL MULLHOLLAND 83.0
20 JAMIE FOY 83.0
21 KEVIN DUFFY 93.0
22 ROBERT MASSON 93.0
23 STUART ANGUS 93.0
24 ED FRASER 93.0
25 STEWART OGG 93.0
26 JOHN MILLER 93.0
27 KENNETH McCULLLOCH 93.0
28 JOHN JOE GALLACHER 93.0
29 ANDREW HAIR 93.0
30 GRAHAM FINDLAY 93.0
31 GRAHAM LAMONT 93.0
32 CALLUM KEENAN 93.0
33 STEVEN CUMMING 93.0
34 KEVIN SMITH 93.0
35 BRETT HAMPTON 93.0
36 JAMIE DYER 93.0
37 ILYA GOLUB 93.0
38 STEPHEN O’DONNELL 105.0
39 DAVID EDES 105.0
40 ROBERT LOVE 105.0
41 MARK MacQUEEN 105.0
42 KYLE HILTON 105.0
43 MICHAEL FERNIE 105.0
44 REISS McCORMICK 105.0
45 ALESSANDRO UTZERI 120+

Caledonia Entry re-opened

The entry for the Caledonia Championship has been reopened.

After a meeting of committee members today its been decided to reopen the entries for Caledonia and run a second platform in order to satisfy the demand from our members, this will be first come first served.

Once confirmed you are entered you will have 1 week to pay the entry fee.

Entry Form

Please note there is currently an entry cap of 80 lifters for this event.

the Alba Open in Inverness in June will have a cap of 40 and will not increase as this will be the maximum amount of lifters that we can accommodate at the venue.

We apologise for any inconvenience the recent changes have made.

The Discovery Games

The Special Olympics are hosting the Discovery Games in the City of Dundee on 28/02/15 at Invercarse Hotel, 371 Perth Road, Dundee, DD2 1PG. 

Those who attended this event last year have said the event was a superb day, they saw some great lifting and the competition had an amazing atmosphere.

If you are in the Dundee area tomorrow spectators are very welcome to attend to give the special olympic lifters as much encouragement as possible.