CONGRATULATIONS!

Congratulations to Dapo and Moa (juniors) on being selected to represent Great Britain at the World Classic Powerlifting Championships 5th-17th June 2018 Calgary, Canada.

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EUROPEAN MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIPS 6th to 10th March 2018 Helsingborg, Sweden

This year, BGWLC have three lifters selected to compete for Great Britain – Thomas Celestin (105kg) , Ernie and June. They will be joined by current World Masters M2 (93kg) champion Robert Rodney. This is the first European Powerlifting championships and will be held in  Helsingborg, Sweden over the course of this week, we wish the lifters much success.

Full results will be available on the EPF website

 

BWL British Masters 2015 – results

On 14 & 15 March BGWLC took a team of weightlifters to the BWL Masters championships, held at Lillieshall.

Our lifters had a great day, taking 6 first places, one second place, and best overall female lifter!

Mark W, Jennifer, Pat and Dyana

Mark W, Jennifer, Pat and Dyana

Weight class Age Total Place
Dyana Alternor 53 W50 109kg 1st
Jennifer Maysmore-Gee 69 W50 132kg 1st
Best overall female lifter
Stephen Martin 105 M40 260kg 1st
Patrick Atteridge 62 M60 130kg 1st
Mark Welch 77 M55 182kg 1st
Micky Roach 69 M50 173kg 1st
Mark Bass 94 M35 220kg 2nd
Mark B and Micky

Mark B and Micky

A big thanks to Martin Bass who accompanied the lifters.

Well done all!

BGWLC Weightlifting Club Championships – report

BGWLC Weightlifting Club Championships 2014 – Saturday 13th December

by Pat Atteridge

Bethnal Green Weightlifting Club held its annual championships on Saturday 13th December, and showed that weight lifting is alive & well at the Green, with 17 competing of all ages & bodyweight classes.

This year was the first time the Green used an age allowance to make it fair for the older lifter, and I must say it turned out to be the best club championships ever.

Organised by the weight lifting coach Hamza Abiyo, and Martin Bass, club secretary, and run very well – with Martin doing a great job as usual as M.C. It was great to see so many beginners competing – 11 in total, 9 in the first group and 2 in the second group. 6 competed in the advanced/experienced group, for lifters who have competed before.

There were 3 medals for each group, and I must say Martin pushed the boat out with the standard of medals – better than I’ve won at the British Masters!

In the beginners’ group there was a great competition between one of Sauro’s boys Jorge Arango, and Thomas Leys from the Green. Thomas pulled ahead by only one kilo, coming first in the novice group. In the experienced group there was a great battle between Mark Bass and Tomasz Joka, once again coming down to a single kilo. Tomasz treated to us to a display of clean-grip snatching, but had to settle for 4th place overall. Michael Roach was the runner-up, and Pat Atteridge won for the second time in his long career.

Click here to see videos of all the lifts!

Novices

Snatch Jerk
Name BWT Allowance* 1 2 3 Sub-total 1 2 3 Total
James Davenport 63 74+2 40 45 45 121 55 60 65 181
Sajjana Heart 67.5 65+42 40 40 42 149 50 52 55 201
Paul Lee 71 58 40 45 50 108 55 60 70 163
Jorge Arango 75 51 75 80 85 136 90 95 103 239
Jon James 76 48 40 45 50 93 60 65 67 158
Vagelis Filis 80 40 70 75 78 118 90 95 100 218
Jonathan Oviasu 85 30 45 50 56 86 80 90 95 166
George Richardson 88 24 60 65 70 89 85 90 90 179
Richard Magowan 85 30 45 50 55 85 70 75 77 162
Thomas Leys 83.5 33 80 85 90 123 105 112 117 240
Darren Klein 100 0 100 103 107 103 100 107 115 210
  1. Thomas Leys
  2. Jorge Arango
  3. Vagelis Filis

Experienced lifters

Snatch Jerk
Name BWT Allowance* 1 2 3 Sub-total 1 2 3 Total
Patrick Atteridge 62.5 75/54 55 57 59 186 70 73 75 261
Michael Roach 71 58/28 60 65 68 151 90 95 100 246
John Atteridge 80 40/32 80 85 152
Tomasz Joka 86.5 27 90 95 102 129 100 110 120 239
Mark Bass 89.5 21 90 94 97 118 110 118 123 240
Chris Ryan 97 6 77 77 83 89 100 107 110 199
  1. Patrick Atteridge
  2. Michael Roach
  3. Mark Bass

* Allowances were made between age & bodyweight, to ensure all lifters were competing on a level playing field.

BGWLC Weightlifting Annual Club Championships – video

BGWLC weightlifter Chris Ryan has put together two great videos of the annual weightlifting club championships, held on 13th December.

The lifters were split into two groups – novice lifters, who have never competed before; and experienced lifters. Each group had 1st, 2nd & 3rd place rankings; totals were adjusted for bodyweight & age.

Novices:

1st place: Tom (90 snatch / 117 jerk / 207 total)
2nd place: Jorge (85 / 103 / 207)
3rd place: Vagellis (78 / 100 / 178)

Experienced lifters:

1st place: Pat (57 / 75 / 132)
2nd place: Micky (65 / 95 / 160)
3rd place: Mark (97 / 118 / 215)

Congratulations to everyone who took part!

BWL Southern Masters 2014 – results

Here are the abbreviated results of the BWL Southern Masters, which was held at BGWLC on 8th November 2014. Click here to download the full results in Excel format.

Name Bodyweight (kg) Best Snatch Best Jerk Total (kg) Sinclair
Derek STEWART 60.90 28 28 56 82.04
Alan OLDERSHAW 97.80 28 26 54 60.61
Andre SKRYPIJ 72.40 50 55 105 137.08
Pat ATTERIDGE 63.50 57 80 137 194.82
David MANION 91.10 66 90 156 180.43
Mohammed BUTT 106.30 55 85 140 152.35
Mark BASS 88.60 95 117 212 248.34
Zauro GARDENAL 88.90 110 125 235 274.85
Mark WELCH 80.60 80 107 187 229.66
Peter CARDONA 68.10 75 97 172 233.35
Graham SKINNER 93.50 82 107 189 216.11
Chris RYAN 94.60 80 109 189 215.04
Stephen DODD 60.90 45 67 112 164.08
Gurdaeer DHESI 95.90 82 120 202 228.52
Stuart CHOATE 85.50 83 105 188 224.02
John ATTERIDGE 80.90 80 112 192 235.34
Heather ALLISON 57.10 48 53 101 143.84
Dyana ALTENOR 54.00 47 58 105 156.06
Sophia CASUPANG 52.80 36 51 87 131.63
Gwen LEICK 53.00 27 35 62 93.52
Kaye GUGICH 66.00 37 40 77 99.29
Tim BELL 71.30 50 75 125 164.73
Ryan MORTON 113.00 90 111 201 214.49
Tony DOWN 76.40 80 95 175 221.36
Michael ROACH 69.20 67 100 167 224.24
Matt RODWELL 94.40 118 141 259 294.94
Lloyd MORGAN 78.10 80 90 170 212.39

Thanks to the referees: Caroline Charles, Heather Allison, David Manion, Alan Oldershaw, Denise Ramsey-Overall and Stuart Choate.

Click here to see a video of some of the lifts.

Congratulations to everyone who took part!

2014 Greater London Championships – report

GBPF Greater London Powerlifting Championships – Saturday 22nd November 2014

By Martin Bass; photos by Dave McWilliams.

BGWLC packed with spectators

BGWLC packed with spectators

We held the Greater London Champs with over 60 Lifters competing overall; 16 plus 1 guest represented the BGWLC.

5 men were competing for the first time, 2 of whom – Mike and Jason – were trying to qualify for the British Masters Champs. I will try to keep this article brief otherwise, with 17 Lifters, it could be a lengthy report!

We had 3 ladies competing, Rachel 52s M1, Laura and Orla both 72s.

RACHEL SMITH: 65(pb)/32.5/87.5 – Total: 180kg
LAURA PORTER: 95/52.5(pb)/120(pb) – Total: 267.5kg(pb)
ORLA KAYE: 82.5(pb)/55(pb)/102.5(pb) – Total: 240kg(pb)

Mike Denzil

Mike Denzil

All the ladies did well, with a sprinkling of personal bests. Rachel a 65kg squat; Laura a 52.5kg bench press and a big 120kg deadlift, plus total; and Orla a full house – squat, bench press, deadlift, total just falling 5kgs short of qualifying for the British Ladies. Next time!

5 Men were competing for the first time.

WADE LEE: 83s (b/wt 77) 157.5/105/180 – Total 442.5kg

NIZANIEL BUERY: 83s 147.5/140/210 – Total 497.5kg

MIKE DENZIL: 83s M1 150/107.5/190 – Total 447.5kg

JASON JACKSON: 83s M1 160/122.5/215 – Total 497.5kg

SAHEED MAHOOD: 93s 157.5/95/210 – Total 470kg

All the boys did very well with both the M1s qualifying for the British Masters next year. A special note for young Wade, who technically is very good showing plenty of potential.

Next up, James McDonald, making a come back at 74s, coming down from 83s.

JAMES MCDONALD: 74s 120/90/160 – Total 370kg

Good weights from James, with more to come at this bodyweight.

Alan Joseph

Alan Joseph

We had 2 other Masters Lifters, Alan 83s M1 (M2 next year) and Didier 93s M1.

ALAN JOSEPH: 83s M1 150/115/230 – Total 495kg

Alan has been carrying an injury so a qualifying total was all that was needed. (Get fixed Al!)

DIDIER KAN: 93s M1 205(pb)/115/215(pb) – Total 535kg(pb)

A very good performance from Didier.

In the 93s Seniors we had Ivan, Frederick and Anthony.

IVAN OTIM: 93s 190/120/257.5 – Total 567.5kg(pb)

FREDERICK ANNAN: 93s (85.3 – eat more Fred!) 190/157.5/245 – Total 592.5kg(pb)

ANTHONY UNG: 93s 200(pb)/120(pb)/250(pb) – Total 570kg(pb)

Anthony had looked good training with Steve lately and the numbers reflected this. Personal bests all round making up for the disappointment of missing the British.

We had 2 105s, Thomas plus a bigger Reece coming up from the 93s.

REECE SMITH: 105s 215(pb)/145/255(pb) – Total 615kg(pb)

6 months at this body weight will see Reece’s numbers climb.

THOMAS CELESTIN: 105s 242.5(pb)*/120/312.5(pb)* – Total 675kg(pb)*

*These pbs reflect Tom’s numbers since his shoulder surgery. As you can see the bench is still a work in progress.

Big Dave lifted as a guest and did very well.

DAVE RYGIELSKI: 120s (114) 205/140/250 – Total 595kg

As usual all our Lifters did well for the Gym. Thanks to our two new refs, Laura and Neal who did a good job, and also to the loaders, supporters and everyone who mucked in to tidy up afterwards ready for the BodyMASS Regional Competition that we hosted the next day.

Thanks to all.

Martin

See more photos from the competition on our Facebook page!

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Greater London Championships 2014 – start list

Photo by Dave McWilliams

Photo by Dave McWilliams

The GBPF 2014 Greater London championships are being held at BGWLC on Saturday 22nd November.

Women & all men up to 83kg – weigh-in 8-9.30am; lift-off 10am
All men 93kg+ – weigh-in 12-1.30pm, estimated lift-off 2pm

The start list is below. If you believe the list to be incorrect, contact the organiser, Gary Bellinger, on 0782 4411448

Women

47kg
Emily PRZESIQA

52kg
Joy NNAMANI
Rachel SMITH

63kg
Laura Jayne WILTON
Rebecca LYNN NICHOLSON
Ashleigh LAWRENCE
Melissa WELDON
Orla KAYE

72kg
Laura PORTER

84kg
Emma REYNOLDS
Paola ROCCUZZO

Men

59kg
Louie PELICANO

66kg
Lawrence THOMAS

74kg
Nate SHAW
James McDONALD
Roger NEVARES-PYRKOV
Michael HAYES
David STURMAN
Joao CURRO
Ben RICHENS

83kg
Charlie McNAMARRA
Pete HORNYAK
Mike DENZIL
Rino SHALA
Kent NG
Ali ZANIEL
Lewis BALL
Wade LEE
Eric BASSETT
Alan JOSEPH
Nick WHITEFORD
Yano MOUSSAVI
Leo DOUBBLE
TS ADEWALE
Tony ALLEN
Jason JACKSON
Nizaniel BEURY
Ebineza OSINOWO
Michael STRZELECKI
Adrian BALL
Didier KAN

93kg
Antony UNG
Saad MAHMOOD
Frederick ANNAN
Daniel Ben CHORIN
Tim WHEELER
Paul MARSH
Ivan OTIM
Artjom DASHKO
Jonathon TURNER
Ron KARIM

105kg
Reece SMITH
Alex PIERIDES
Stephen McKIBBEN
Chris BEIGHT
Tom CELESTIN
Tom DASHKO
Azha AKRAM
James BARTLE
Hugo DUARTE
Steven KING

120kg
David RYGIELSKI
Rob REECE
Alex KINNANE
Paul DOHERTY

120kg+
Nicholas EDMONDS

London & South East Open – report

BWL London & South East Open, Crystal Palace, 1st November 2014

By Patrick Atteridge

Hamza Abiyo, who is the new weightlifting coach at the Bethnal Green Weightlifting Club, showed how it’s done with a great display of power & skill on Saturday 1st November, at the London & South East Open.

He broke the club records in all movements in the 105kg class, only weighing 96.45kg.

Stating with a light opener of 105kg in the snatch, he jumped to 115kg, making this look easier than his first lift. He then asked for a massive 125kg for a personal best and new club record; amazingly, he made this his best lift. The crowd went mad, as I think no-one believed he could do this with a 10kg jump.

The clean & jerk was to prove a bit harder, as from his last snatch to his opener there was less than 15 minutes, and Hamza wasn’t fully recovered – but recovery is the name of the game!

After a near miss on his opener, with 125kg, he asked for 132kg. This proved to be much better. He then asked for 137kg for a personal best clean & jerk, and total. This final lift was better than the previous two!

Hamza finished in 3rd place, with new Bethnal Green records in all lifts. Well done Hamza!


Hamza coaching weightlifters at BGWLC

Hamza coaching weightlifters at BGWLC. Photo by Sarah Ainslie.

If you want to lift with Coach Hamza, he is at BGWLC on Wednesday & Friday evenings, Thursday mornings and Saturday 10am-12pm. See our Opening Times for details.