SATURDAY, 10 NOVEMBER 2018
SUNDAY, 11 NOVEMBER 2018
PROGRAMME: SOUTHERN MASTERS WEIGHTLIFTING COMPETITION
(1) There will be a 10 minute break between each group.
(2) There will only be a break between the snatch and clean and jerk, if the group has six or less lifters.
(3) Lot numbers have been allocated and will be retained with the lifter throughout the competition even if they move categories and / or groups. Once the groups have been confirmed on completion of weigh in, then the lot number will be changed to the start number.
(4) The timetable is a guide only. If the number of lifters in Group 1 are absent, then we shall start all other groups earlier. If one lifter is missing then we will start 9 minutes earlier. Of course all my timing are theoretical and it is subjected to how fast or slow a group may run. We will not wait, but carry straight on. Therefore you should follow the course of competition very carefully.
(5) All competitors should remain in the venue during the competition – that is from weigh in – until completion of group. If you wish to leave then you must inform the Technical Controller – who shall be appointed on the day.
From 11th July 2015 we have a new Olympic weightlifting coach at BGWLC! Sauro Gardenal is a former British Masters Champion in the 85kg class (2011 & 2012) with many years of coaching expertise.
Sauro will be coaching sessions at the gym on Monday, Wednesday & Friday evenings (see our Opening Times page). Olympic weightlifters are, as always, also welcome to train at the gym any time Sauro is not there.
Please join us in welcoming Sauro & wishing him the best of luck at BGWLC!
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!
Best overall female lifter
A big thanks to Martin Bass who accompanied the lifters.
Well done all!
By Pat Atteridge.
Bob Crisp sadly passed away on Christmas Day 2014, and laid to rest on Friday 16th January by his loving family and wife Sheila.
Born in St Leonard’s Hospital, Hackney, he started lifting at Bethnal Green Weightlifting Club in 1949, aged fifteen, then went on to train at the Colvestone Weightlifting Club in Dalston in the 1960s and was a member of the weghtlifting team for many years.
In a match in 1963 he achieved a 300lbs (136kg) clean & jerk, a milestone back then. Then in 1990 Bob competed in in his first World Masters, placing 9th; later he won silver in 1994 at the age of sixty.
Always a mind of wisdom, on one occasion while coaching a lifter at an international he convinced the lifter to drop his opening jerk by saying in the manner of someone very wise: “That’s rather a very heavy weight to start with, I suggest dropping 10 kilos” which the lifter did, and went on to do a very good total.
Competing in his last World Masters in 2012, and winning the bronze medal, travelling all over the world with his good wife Sheila, he will be missed by many on both the national and international scene.
Always a fighter, overcoming many illnesses, Bob was an inspiration to all who had the pleasure to meet him. And so our sympathy goes out to all his family at this very sad time.
RIP Bob, from the Masters both north & south of the border, you will be missed.
The Bob Crisp Memorial Shield will be presented to the Best Female Lifter at the Southern Masters, in Bob’s honour.
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.
- Thomas Leys
- Jorge Arango
- Vagelis Filis
- Patrick Atteridge
- Michael Roach
- Mark Bass
* Allowances were made between age & bodyweight, to ensure all lifters were competing on a level playing field.
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.
1st place: Tom (90 snatch / 117 jerk / 207 total)
2nd place: Jorge (85 / 103 / 207)
3rd place: Vagellis (78 / 100 / 178)
1st place: Pat (57 / 75 / 132)
2nd place: Micky (65 / 95 / 160)
3rd place: Mark (97 / 118 / 215)
Congratulations to everyone who took part!
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|
Thanks to the referees: Caroline Charles, Heather Allison, David Manion, Alan Oldershaw, Denise Ramsey-Overall and Stuart Choate.
Congratulations to everyone who took part!
Chris Ryan has put together a great video of all Bethnal Green Weightlifting Club’s lifters at the BWL Southern Masters. Enjoy!
BWL London & South East Open, Crystal Palace, 1st November 2014
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!
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.