APU ANNOUNCEMENT --- 2021 APU NATIONAL COLLATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
17th September 2021
2021 APU National Collate Championships – Collect and Combine
To adapt to these challenging times, APU will change the standard way of running events which are at high risk of being affected by Covid-19. APU has put together a plan to get our National Level lifters to compete together in one event but over different locations.
This year, it requires us to do competitions at different times, due to our National Referees resources cannot cover 7-8 competitions at once. So, the event will be staggered, and increased attention on referee training will be prepared. With more referee and technology development, we will strive towards running them in sync.
For athletes to be eligible to compete, you must have been eligible to participate at a national level championship (i.e., qualified from 2021 APU State or receive approved exemption).
APU will be encouraging National referees to volunteer their time to attend these events, which will allow National records to be achieved. However National status and National records conditions apply. Please see ‘The Rules’.
The results of these events will be considered as the first pick to international championships for the following season.
The plan for events is the following:
- 21 November 2021 (SUN): Brisbane, Noosa
- 28 November 2021 (SUN): Adelaide, Strength Lab
- 05 December 2021 (SUN): Perth, Strength Club
- 11 December 2021 (SAT): Canberra, RealFitt
- 16 January 2022 (SUN): Melbourne, TBA
- 30 January 2022 (SUN): Sydney 1, Adonis Campbelltown
- Dec 2021/ Jan 2022: Sydney 2, TBA
- Dec 2021/ Jan 2022: Newcastle, TBA
ALL Entries must be submitted by 7 November 2021. Entries will be open on 19/09/2021
National Collate championships
A National Collate championships is held in multiple locations, and may be held at different times, from which the results of each event competition are collated to provide one (collective) set of results. These events are held in extra-ordinary situations and have scope for some flexibility to ensure that events can run but still conducted professionally.
National Collate Championship must be conducted under the same rules throughout each event, standards (e.g.: min required referees’ levels), benefits (e.g.: IPF/non IPF approved equipment) and cannot significantly differ from one event to another. If there is a difference from one event to another, that difference should be examined and ensured that alternative (e.g.: non-IPF approved equipment) shall not hold an advantage over the other (IPF approved equipment)
It is an important rule that the body-weight of a lifter, and any results of competition shall not be disclosed during or after the event by any person, including lifters, and support personnel. The Technical Chair will announce the results and records via the APU Board on the APU website at the completion of the entire National Collate Championship.
Three National (or International) referees should be adjudicating whenever practical or possible.
When three National referees are not practical or possible, the APU board shall appoint an appropriate person to the position of “Auxiliary National Referee”. The Technical Chair will provide assistance in selecting and developing a suitable development program for the candidates selected for the Auxiliary National Referee position.
- When Auxiliary National Referees are used in any event.
- The Auxiliary National referees must be approved by the APU Board.
- National records will not be eligible at that event.
IPF approved equipment should be used whenever practical or possible. If IPF approved equipment is not practical or possible, the board shall determine if the available lifting equipment is suitable to run the event. No records shall be permitted when non-IPF approved equipment is used.
- Breaking a National Record at a National Collate Championship requires:
- Lifting more than the current record (if it is “owned”) or equal to (if it is a “standard”)
- Lifting the heaviest in your competition age/weight division (full results at conclusion of full collated championships)
- Three x APU National or IPF International Referees judging.
- Waiting until completion of the event for the results (no lower lot number records)
- Records will be determined after the entire Collate Championship
- Records achieved at championships that did not have 3 National Referees will not be made official.
- Records that were not the best lift overall in the competition (bodyweight, gender, age division) will not be made official. (i.e.: There will be only a single record presentation for each age/weight class at end of National Collate Championships)
- If a person ‘AA’ achieved a record at an event ‘XX’ with 3 National referees, but the performed lift was less (weight) than a successful attempt by a person ‘BB’ in the same competition but at event ‘YY’, which did not have 3 National referees, that result of person ‘AA’ will not be official, nor will the result of person ‘BB’.
- In the case, when collating the results, two or more lifters achieve the same record attempt weight, the lifter with the lower body weight will be granted the record, providing the requirement for setting the National Record are met.
- If two or more active full state branches cannot participate at the National Collate Championships due to reasons out of the control of APU or its members, the championship will not be regarded as a National Championship.
- The athletes registered body-weight after weigh-in shall not be made public until after the National Collated Championship results are finalised.
- The athletes registered attempts or total score will not be made public until National Collated Championships results are finalised.
- Collate numbers will be allocated for all athletes 1 day prior to the first championship. These lot numbers are only used if two or more lifters in the same competition, weigh in the same body weight, and lift the same total, the lifter with the lower collate number will place highest above the others.