2020 SCOTTISH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS
POWERLIFTING, BENCH-PRESS & DEAD LIFT
It was lovely day in Robert Burns’ territory at the Scottish Open Championship, for the fourth year at Burns Gym, Dumfries on 14th March thanks to Stuart Murray, Meet Director. Burns gym is fully equipped with quality equipment that is ideal to the development of humane power and strength.
Competitors travelled some eight hours from all over the UK to descend on Dumfries, weary of the global outbreak of COVID-19 crisis. We were treated to some spectacular performances, causing good vocal support in the audience. It was exciting and exhilarating to see lifters lifting with such good form and technique for lifting heavy weights.
To have been present at these championships, you would have witnessed several 22 British Records, 13 European Records and 13 World records
The standard of lifting was excellent, with an array of new lifters from all categories with some good camaraderie to win the classes creating a very vibrant atmosphere. The Platform crew delivered an excellent application on all lifts.
Full results are on the attached scoresheet.
RAW RECORDS POWERLIFTING:
90kg Men’s Open - Aaron Gooding Squat 192.5kg - B
100kg Men’s Open - Darren Murray Squat 200.5kg - B
125kg Men’s Master 50+ – Robert Caldwell, Squat 200kg B-E-W Bench Press 167.5kg E-W Dead Lift 245kg B-E-W & Total 612.5kg B-E-W
140kg Men’s Master 50+ – Alistair Reid, Squat 180kg B-E-W, Bench Press 60kg B-E-W, Dead Lift 255kg B-E-W & Total 495kg B-E-W
CLASSIC RECORDS POWERLIFTING:
82.5kg Women’s Master’s 45+ – Joanne Caldwell Bench Press 92.5kg – B-E-W
100kg Men’s Teenager 15-19 – Kristian Dougan 190 Squat – B-E-W
125kg Men’s Open - Michael Dickson Bench Press 220kg B-E-W
Key: B=British record. E=European record, W=World record.
BEST OVERALL POWERLIFTER
Michael Dickson with 472 points.
Stuart Murray did all lifters proud by each receiving unique medals and certificates of participation.
Many of the lifters have since e-mailed, Facebook, text, telephoned and wrote to express how “GREAT” the Championships were run, with dedication and commitment from all those below involved.
THEREFORE, A VERY BIG THANK YOU TO ALL THOSE BELOW WHO GAVE UP THEIR TIME AND TALENT TO HELP AT THESE CHAMPIONSHIPS.
Meet Director: Stuart Murray
Platform Manager: Scott McClone, Platform Crew: Gemma Kirkpatrick, Andrew Black, Josh Crolley, Ryan Krieger, Darren Parker and Darren Warbeck.
MC: David Carter
Technical Officer: Phil Beniston
Referees: Stuart Murray, Phil Beniston, Andy Shipman and David Carter
Presentations: Andy Shipman
The BPO will be back at Burns Gym for the 2021 Scottish Open Championships, thanks to Stuart Murray and his most excellent team.
Report by “The Crane”