TERTIARY POWERLIFTING CHAMPIONSHIP 2020
Rules of Entry
Athletes must fulfill the following requirements:
- They must be a member of the national federation (Powerlifting Singapore).
- They must be current students who are officially registered in one of the listed tertiary institutions, or former students of the institutions mentioned, who have completed their academic studies within 12 months preceding the event.
- Athletes must be able to produce an identification card or certification (graduation certificate) to indicate that they fulfill ruling no. 3.
Format of Competition
The competition will be a sanctioned meet and will follow all the necessary rules and weight categories as listed in the IPF rule book. Athletes studying in tertiary institutions may participate in the Tertiary Powerlifting Championship 2020 (Refer to List of Institutions); full-time, part-time matriculated students and foreign exchange students are eligible. There will be no limit to the number of athletes from each institution that may participate.
There will be 2 separate categories for athletes participating in this competition:
- This category shall serve as a qualifier for athletes intending to compete in the IPF World University Powerlifting Cup held in July of the same year. Interested athletes have to fall within the age limit stated by the IPF and FISU rules: to be at least 17 and under 25 years of age on January 1st in the calendar year of the event. For 2020, athletes must be born between 01/01/1995 and 31/12/2002.
- Students that are out of the qualifying age range for World University Powerlifting Cup can still participate in the Tertiary Powerlifting Championship as long as they fulfill the Rules of Entry shown above. However, they do not meet the requirements for the World University Powerlifting Cup.
- Athletes are able to represent their own University as a team to compete for the overall team champion. Each University will be scored by the point system proposed under the Competition Guidelines section below.
- The University team champion will receive a plaque to safe-keep and to display for the rest of the year until the next iteration of the Tertiary Powerlifting Championship in the following year.
JUNIOR COLLEGE-POLYTECHNIC-ITE CATEGORY
As they are unable to compete in the IPF World University Powerlifting Cup, this category aims to provide an official platform for the younger students to compete in an official sanctioned meet, on a level playing field.
- Athletes are able to represent their own tertiary institution as a team to compete for the overall team champion. Each tertiary institution will be scored by the same point system proposed under the Competition Guidelines section.
- The tertiary institution team champion will receive a plaque to safe-keep and to display for the rest of the year until the next iteration of the Tertiary Powerlifting Championship in the following year, where the trophy will be up for contest again.
- For students under the Integrated Programme (IP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) programme, only year 5 and year 6 students (equivalent to JC 1 and JC 2 respectively) will be allowed to enter the competition.
- ITE students shall compete as a combined team, regardless of the location of the campus.
The competition rules will be set under the classic raw division. Individual medals will be given to the top athletes of each weight class in their respective categories, and team trophies will be awarded to the best institutions in the JC-Poly-ITE Category, University Category and the Overall Category. All athletes will compete in the Open category, within the 2 categories stated above. However, National records broken at this meet will be recorded in the athlete’s age category and weight class.
Team points will be awarded as follows:
- 1st Placing + 5.0 Points
- 2nd Placing + 4.5 Points
- 3rd Placing + 4.0 Points
- 4th Placing + 3.5 Points
- No total – 5.0 Points
No team points will be awarded for athletes who fail to record an appropriate body weight for their weight class. In the event that there is a tie, the team with the greater number of higher placings will win.
For instance, Team A would win in the following scenario:
Team A: 5 lifters – 4 1st place, 1 3rd place. Points obtained = 5+5+5+5+4 = 24
Team B: 5 lifters – 3 1st place, 2 2nd place. Points obtained = 5+5+5+4.5+4.5 = 24
In the event of a further tie, the team with the highest combined IPF points will win.
List of Tertiary Institutions