This was lovely day at the UK Open Championship held at the Celtic Strength & Fitness, Clydach, Wales on 2nd October hosted by Will Tinkler and Dewi Evans, Meet Directors
A one minute vigil was held in respect of the memory of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth Second, who recently passed away, having served Great Britain for over 70 years, Also, a prayer for Ken Williams to help him is his ill health, who had promoted powerlifting in Wales in excess of 20 years.
With lifters travelling from all over the UK descending on Clydach we were treated to some spectacular performances, causing good vocal support in the audience.
The standard of lifting was excellent, with an array of new lifters from all categories with some nice camaraderie to win the classes creating a very vibrant atmosphere.
Dewi Evans presented all lifters with certificates of participation and gold Viking statues.
RAW RECORDS POWERLIFTING:
82.5kg Men’s M60+ - Phil White, Squat 120kg B
100kg Men’s T15-19 – Charlie Griggs, Squat 210kg B-E-W Bench Press 160kg B-E-W Dead Lift 240kg B-E-W & Total 610kg B-E-W
100kg Men’s M65+ – Robert Ockenden, Squat 112.5kg B-E-W Bench Press 92.5kg B-E-W
SINGLE PLY RECORDS POWERLIFTING
75kg Men’s M60+ – David Mannering, Squat 200kg B Bench Press 100kg B Dead Lift 200kg B & Total 500kg B
RAW RECORDS SINGLE LIFT BENCH PRESS
100kg Men’s M40+ – Barry Davis, Bench Press 195kg B
Key: B=British record. E=European record, W=World record.
Many of the lifters have since e-mailed, Facebook, text, telephoned and wrote to express how “GOOD” the Championships were run, with dedication and commitment from all those below involved.
THEREFORE, A VERY BIG THANK YOU TO
Meet Directors: Will Tinkler & Dewi Evans
Platform Crew: Dewi Evans, Will Tinkler, Matt Dimond
MC: David Carter
Technical Officer: David Carter
Referees: Dominic Avo, Andrew Shipman, Shell Reed
Presentations: Dewi Evans
Report by “The Crane”