2019 PAN AMERICAN MASTERS WEIGHTLIFTING CHAMPIONSHIPS

IMPRESSIONS FROM THE CANADIAN PRESIDENT AND NATIONAL CHAIR

MOVE OVER “HOT IN CLEVELAND” CAUSE ITS “HOT IN ORLANDO”

First Day, Thursday

Temperatures in Orlando have surpassed 30 degrees and the Canadians are starting to heat up the platform at the 2019 Pan American Masters. Torching the wood began with Doug Sinclair’s 58 kg Snatch on his second attempt. It got a bit scary with his first 75 kg Clean and Jerk missed, but snapped it up on his second attempt and went on to move that up again to 78 kg ending up with an impressive 136 total in the M75/81 category and securing a very nice SMF of 383.591 and a Gold.

Racking up another high SMF (403.02) was Terry Hadlow in the M60/89 category with a Snatch of 95 and Clean and Jerk of 121, totalling out with 216 kg and a Gold. Yves Carignan skipped supper and breakfast, well he must have, since he weighed in the lighter category of M65/67; or is he reserving that M65/73 spot for me when I return to the competitive platform. Yves did very well with 62 kg Snatch and 81 kg Clean and Jerk. Another nice SMF for Yves with 327.615.

Judy Quinn was taking no nonsense with her three successful Snatches, closing with 31 and then ensuring her 41 kg Clean and Jerk in her third a;empt. In the W70/71 she won the Gold with an SMF of 162.935. Not far behind on the SMF point system was another Gold medalist, Jill Miller, in the W65/64 with liMs of 28 and 38. Where these two athletes are going to keep all their awards – start building that new trophy room!!

PAN AM MASTERS WEIGHTLIFTING

Canadians, Second Day, Friday

A POWERFUL STORM BLEW IN…

…and shook some platforms on Friday. Isabelle Gauthier captured a Gold in the W45/59 with a 70 Snatch and 88 kg CJ, just missing her 91, for an impressive total of 158 (273.044 SMF). And our very own Manon Poulin broke the Pan Am Masters Snatch Record in the W55/55 on her third attempt with 47 kg. With her 54 kg Clean and Jerk she totalled 101 and SMF of 204.877.

Two of our male athletes broke the 300 SMF with Silver medal awards: Thomas Seniuk (116 and 137; 253 and SMF of 364.15. Martin Walt just stepped over that marker with 95 and 116 and SMF of 306.118. Martin did not miss any of his lifts and so far, our only 6 for 6 athlete. PAN AM MASTERS WEIGHTLIFTING

Canadians, Third day, Saturday

“GOLD ON THE CEILING” (the Black Keys) GOLD ON THE PLATFORM

I often listen to a group called The Black Keys and this particular song just came to mind as I thought of how well our Canadians were doing at the Pan Am Masters Weightlifting. Terry Hadlow and Doug Sinclair rose in their ranks to become Best Lifters in their age categories. I am sure there are others, but I humbly spread what I am picking up on social media. Mens Golds today included Steven Bishop, John Florento and Craig Gilbert. Craig impressively made all his Clean and Jerk attempts closing with 153. Although no Gold medals today for the Women, their performances as new international athletes were indeed gold to me. Pamela Davidson, Helen Lamarre and Brandi McDonald…you struggled and you were rewarded by stepping onto that podium and making us proud up in “We the North.”

PAN AM MASTERS WEIGHTLIFTING

Canadians, last day, Sunday

Wrapping up the last day of this international event were the youngest groups of international athletes, the 35-39-year-old weightlifters. And I bet they just love being called the youngest group! Some were former or even current Senior lifters and others, just recently joining our membership in the Canadian Masters Weightlifting Federation; some with international competitive experience and others just beginning their journey. To all our athletes in this age category, a job well done. The Men held their own, with Dave Spur surging ahead to capture his Gold with 115/155/270/342.179. The Women kept pace with Amanda Whiting securing her Silver with 67/92/159/218.859.

Here are the names of our athletes who broke Pan Am Masters Records: Sue Spencer, Manon Poulin, Isabelle Gauthier, Terry Hadlow and Steve Bishop. Congratulations!!!

Well the Sun has set on Sunday and from what I have seen and heard on social media, the Canadians were both impressive on the platform and impressed with the organizing host spearheaded by the Michael Cohen, Les Simonton, Corinne Grotenhuis and with the webmaster prowess of Sheryl Cohen. I am sure there are many others from officials, and volunteers who often go unmentioned. But my little eyes and ears at the event tell me that a fantastic job was done by each and everyone involved. Bravo!

I wish our Canadian athletes a safe trip home and for those remaining behind, enjoy the beautiful weather and our American friends. Our summer has yet to arrive. Also check your mailboxes for a little surprise.

The Universe is Expanding / L’UNIVERS GRANDIT ET NOUS AUSSI!

THE UNIVERSE IS EXPANDING AND SO ARE WE!

At our 2019 Annual General Meeting, (the 2019 AGM minutes are attached) the assembled members gave overwhelming approval to have our Canadian Masters Weightlifting Federation incorporated with the Government of Canada as a not-for-profit sports organization. On May 10 th our Board gave its unanimous support to proceed with this incorporation, which was officially concluded on May 15, 2019. This has been long overdue. Our position as a legal entity representing Masters Weightlifters in Canada, a position we simply assumed all these years, is official by this document. It preserves our name, protects our volunteers and officials, provides opportunities for external funding, safeguards our investments from lingering in private PayPal and Stripe accounts of elected officials, and affords us the dignity and respect of being a sports federation similar to our counterparts provincially and the CWFHC nationally. Although we are not and cannot be legally considered a National Sports Organization (only one NSO per sport is allowed by legislation under which Sports Canada operates) we will be more favourably regarded by the Ministry of Science and Sport.

I have expanded the Board’s Advisory Committee by inviting volunteer Representatives from each of our Western Provinces, who now join representatives from Ontario, Quebec and the Atlantic Provinces in sharing their regional successes, stories, concerns and ideas with our Board and with the general membership. This is the group who advises me on issues of national concern to Masters weightlifters in Canada. Daniel Paré continues to serve as our Vice-President, and Jodi Podolas as Secretary-Treasurer. Mario Robitaille and Heidi Schraft have agreed to continue serving as appointed Board members.

Our membership has also expanded, no doubt due to two upcoming International Events, the World Masters and the Pan Am Masters, in Canada and the USA respectively. Forty-four Canadians are registered for the Pan Americans and 158 for the World Masters. Exciting and positively busy times lie ahead for our Office of the National Chair.

I am pleased to remain on as your President for this term and appreciate the support many of you have given to me during the interim year I served as your unexpected President.

M Gomes

 

L’UNIVERS GRANDIT ET NOUS AUSSI!

À notre Assemblée Générale Annuelle 2019, (le procès-verbal de l’AGA 2019 est inclus) les membres présents ont approuvé de façon écrasante d’avoir le Fédération canadienne d’haltérophilie Maîtres incorporée auprès du Gouvernement du Canada et tant qu’organisation de sports à but non lucratif. Le 10 mai notre Conseil a donné son support unanime de procéder à l’incorporation, qui a été officiellement conclue le 15 mai 2019. Ceci avait été attendu depuis longtemps. Notre position en tant qu’entité légale représentant les haltérophiles Maîtres au Canada, une position que nous avions simplement assumée pendant toutes ces années, est officielle de par ce document. Il préserve notre nom, protège nos arbitres et bénévoles, fourni des opportunités de financement, sauvegarde nos investissements en prévenant d’utiliser les comptes privés PayPal et Stripe de nos représentants élus, et nous offre la dignité et le respect d’être une fédération sportive semblable à nos homologues provinciaux et à la CWFHC au niveau national. Bien que nous ne sommes pas et nous ne pouvons être légalement considéré en tant qu’Organisme national de sport (seulement un ONS par sport est permis par la loi sous laquelle Sport Canada opère) nous serons plus favorablement considérés par le Ministère des Sciences et des Sports.

J’ai aussi agrandi le Comité consultatif de notre Conseil en invitant des représentants bénévoles de chacune de nos provinces de l’Ouest, qui se joignent maintenant à nos représentants de l’Ontario, du Québec et des provinces atlantiques à partager les succès régionaux, les histoires, les inquiétudes et les idées avec notre Conseil et avec les membres en général. C’est le groupe qui me conseille sur les questions d’intérêt national pour les haltérophiles Maîtres au Canada. Daniel Paré continue à servir en tant que Vice-Président, et Jodi Podolas en tant que Secrétaire-Trésorière. Mario Robitaille et Heidi Schraft sont d’accord de continuer de servir en tant que membres nommés du Conseil.

Le nombre de nos membres a aussi augmenté, sans doute dû à deux futures compétitions internationales, les championnats du monde et panaméricains Maîtres, au Canada et aux États-Unis respectivement. Quarante-quatre canadiens sont inscrits pour les championnats panaméricains et 158 pour les championnats du monde. Une période excitante et positivement occupée est à l’horizon pour le bureau du Président national.

Je suis satisfait de demeurer votre Président pour ce terme et j’apprécie le support que plusieurs d’entre vous m’avez donné durant l’année par intérim que j’ai passée en tant que votre président inattendu.

M Gomes

Masters World Cup Tokyo 2020 Qualifier Coming to San Diego

Masters World Cup Tokyo 2020 Qualifier Coming to San Diego

MARCH 29, 2019, 2 P.M. (ET)

Colorado Springs, Colorado (March 29, 2019) -- Olympic weightlifting will land in San Diego this fall as USA Weightlifting announced today it will host the IWF Masters World Cup and San Diego Open, a Bronze-level qualifier for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, October 3-6 at the Town and Country Resort.

For American Masters Athletes, the qualifying standards will mirror the 2019 American Open Series. The qualification period runs August 31, 2018-September 1, 2019.

For American Senior athletes wishing to participate must satisfy the qualification criteria for Bronze events. Athletes who meet these qualification standards can express interest here for this self-funded competition opportunity. The deadline to express interest is June 30th, 2019.

There are no qualifying standards for International athletes.

In addition to the Masters and Senior competitions, awards will be given, by highest ROBI score, to the best 15 & under and 13 & under athlete. The qualifying standards for youth athletes are listed below.

Registration is open now at the following links:

Masters World Cup - U.S. Athletes

Masters World Cup - International Athletes

Youth Competition

Registration closes at 2PM Mountain Time on September 5, 2019.

“We are grateful for the opportunity to host this event,” USA Weightlifting CEO Phil Andrews said. “San Diego is a great city, and we look forward to having some of our best athletes on the platform.”

The Town & Country Resort will host the competition and competitors. Click here to book. In an effort to maximize athlete convenience and provide the best experience possible, participants are requested to stay at the Town & Country Resort with participants lifting in the IWF Masters World Cup required to book a two-night minimum stay.


Qualifying Standards

Masters (USA Athletes; No Qualifying Standards for International Athletes) 

Men

  M35 M40 M45 M50 M55 M60 M65 M70 M76 M80 M+85
55kg 118kg 113kg 110kg 108kg 91kg 84kg 73kg 62kg 53kg 45kg 33kg
61kg 132kg 132kg 124kg 117kg 98kg 90kg 78kg 67kg 58kg 49kg 36kg
67kg 155kg 146kg 132kg 124kg 105kg 96kg 83kg 71kg 61kg 50kg 38kg
73kg 156kg 148kg 134kg 126kg 107kg 98kg 85kg 73kg 63kg 52kg 40kg
81kg 166kg 156kg 143kg 134kg 113kg 104kg 90kg 78kg 66kg 56kg 42kg
89kg 175kg 165kg 150kg 141kg 119kg 109kg 95kg 82kg 69kg 58kg 45kg
96kg 184kg 172kg 157kg 147kg 124kg 114kg 99kg 85kg 73kg 61kg 47kg
102kg 193kg 180kg 164kg 154kg 131kg 119kg 103kg 89kg 77kg 64kg 49kg
109kg 200kg 188kg 171kg 160kg 136kg 124kg 108kg 92kg 80kg 66kg 51kg
+109kg 205kg 190kg 175kg 165kg 136kg 126kg 110kg 94kg 82kg 68kg 53kg

 

Masters

Women

  W35 W40 W45 W50 W55 W60 W65 W70 W+75
45kg 72kg 65kg 62kg 58kg 44kg 40kg 37kg 33kg 28kg
49kg 74kg 67kg 64kg 60kg 45kg 41kg 38kg 34kg 29kg
55kg 80kg 73kg 69kg 65kg 49kg 45kg 41kg 37kg 32kg
59kg 87kg 78kg 74kg 70kg 54kg 49kg 44kg 39kg 34kg
64kg 91kg 82kg 79kg 74kg 57kg 52kg 46kg 41kg 36kg
71kg 96kg 88kg 81kg 78kg 60kg 55kg 49kg 44kg 38kg
76kg 98kg 90kg 84kg 79kg 61kg 56kg 50kg 45kg 39kg
81kg 101kg 92kg 87kg 81kg 63kg 58kg 52kg 46kg 40kg
87kg 105kg 96kg 90kg 85kg 65kg 60kg 55kg 48kg 41kg
+87kg 109kg 100kg 94kg 88kg 68kg 62kg 57kg 50kg 43kg

 

14-15 Age Group

Years of Birth: 2004-2005

Men

Weight

Category

Qualifying

Total

39kg

63kg

44kg

72kg

49kg

84kg

55kg

98kg

61kg

110kg

67kg

120kg

73kg

127kg

81kg

133kg

89kg

140kg

+89kg

143kg

 

 

Women

Weight

Category

Qualifying

Total

36kg

45kg

40kg

50kg

45kg

55kg

49kg

63kg

55kg

71kg

59kg

77kg

64kg

81kg

71kg

86kg

76kg

87kg

+76kg

89kg

 

 

13 & Under / 11 & Under

Years of birth: 2006 or later

Men

Weight

Category

Qualifying

Total

32kg

32kg

36kg

36kg

39kg

39kg

44kg

44kg

49kg

49kg

55kg

55kg

61kg

61kg

67kg

67kg

73kg

73kg

+73kg

74kg

 

Women

Weight

Category

Qualifying

Total

30kg

30kg

33kg

33kg

36kg

36kg

40kg

40kg

45kg

45kg

49kg

49kg

55kg

55kg

59kg

59kg

64kg

64kg

+64kg

65kg

Notice of AGM – April 26, 2019

Canadian Masters Weightlifting Federation

Haltérophilie Canadienne

2019 Annual General Meeting / Assemblée Générale Annuelle

Parkside 241 Sunset Drive, St. Thomas, Ontario - Vendredi 26 avril de 19h à 20h / Friday, April 26, 7pm – 8 pm.

 

Agenda / Ordre du jour de la réunion

 

  1. 19:00 Call to order and Identification of Board Members and Advisory Committee Members. Appel à l'ordre et identification des membres du Conseil et des membres du Comité consultatif.

 

  1. Business arising from the minutes of the 2018 AGM. Affaires découlant du procès-verbal de l'AGA 2018 - on line registration for CMWFHC sanctioned events. - Inscription en ligne des événements de la CMWFHC

 

  1. 19 :10 2019 Rapports/Reports

 

-       Interim President/Président intérimaire (Mark Gomes)

-       Secretary-Treasurer/Secrétaire-trésorière (Jodi Podolas)

-       Hall of Fame Secretary/Secrétaire du Temple de la Renommée (Ken Miller)

-       Membership Secretary/Secrétaire des adhésions (Judy Quinn)

-       Records Secretary/Secrétaire des records (Linda Earnshaw)

-       Director of Doping Education/Directeure de l’éducation antidopage (Heidi Schraft)

-       National Chair/ (John Case)

-       Atlantic Provinces Representative/Représentant de la Côte Est (Greg Doucette)

-       Québec Representative/ Représentant du Québec (Mario Robitaille)

-       Ontario Representative/Représentant de l’Ontario (Eva Martens)

-       Western Representative/Représentant de l’Ouest (Ed Fergusson) (**Western Provinces : one volunteer rep for each needed; if you can help let President know)

 

  1. 19 :30 Elections/Élections               -                 President/Président         -Vice President/Vice-président

 

  1. 19:35 Amendement d'un règlement / By-law amendment 7.01B

 

Motion to Ratify / Motion de ratification Paré/Schraft

 

The administrative structure of the Federation shall consist of a Board, the members of which shall be the

Executive and up to two members of the Advisory Committee appointed by the Executive.

 

La structure administrative de la Fédération est constituée d'un Conseil d'administration, dont les membres sont l'exécutif et jusqu'à deux membres du Comité consultatif nommés par l'exécutif.

 

  1. 6. Motion à incorporer / Motion to incorporate

 

To incorporate CMWFHC as a not-for-profit, non-charitable, corporation. Incorporer la CMWFHC en tant d'une organisation à but non lucratif et non caritatif. Schraft/Martens

 

  1. Bids or intent to Bid for 2020 Canadian Masters Weightlifting Championship . (Mid April to Mid June). Soumissions ou intention de soumissionner pour les Championnats canadiens d'haltérophilie Maîtres 2020. (Mi-avril à mi-juin).

 

  1. 8. Suggestions for the Board to discu Suggestions pour que le Conseil discute.

 

9..            Ajournement / Adjournment

When is the best time to register for the World Masters Competition?

Many athletes want to wait for the Canadian championships at the end of April to register, because they want to register the best total possible.

What I understood of the rules is that it is not possible to change the total registered once this total is recorded in the system, so if I understood correctly, if I register my performance of the Provincial Masters

championships, I stay with it and I have no possibility of changing it.

 

Will all qualified participants have the opportunity to register their total after the Canadian Championships on April 27th and 28th and who will be responsible?

Athletes can

 

(a)  register using their Provincial Masters. On April 1, I will start verifying entries. Even after I verify, the athlete can still “unsubmit and forfeit verification of that entry”. “The system will then allow the athletes to modify and resubmit their entry.” So the athlete can still submit their total from the Canadian Masters Championships.  I will see it as a new entry and verify if the information is correct.

 

OR

 

(b)  hold off and only submit their Canadian Championship total entry on the weekend of the Canadian Masters Championships. The athlete is totally responsible for that on-line entry.  They should have a reliable smart phone, laptop etc and access to the internet. Hotels have internet access and computers in their lobby business area.  I will try to make access available at the venue (school). On the Monday morning right after the Championships, I will make my last verifications, so athletes must complete their entries that Sunday night.  No extensions.

 

Should the athlete not have submitted their Provincial total and encounters personal issues that prevent them from competing at the Canadians, the athlete can still submit the total from their Provincial Masters. Please refer to what is noted in the preceding paragraph.

 

I plan to compete at the Pan Am’s in Orlando in June. The online registration process through the CMWFHC site looks very straight forward. Is there any other supporting documentation or individuals/organizations I should be in contact with beyond registering online?

As far as the Pan Am, the athlete notifies me of their intent to compete (which you have done), then registers to compete (note that instead of USAW number you identify as a Canadian athlete). The Pan Am Masters organizer will then contact me for verification of your information.

 

Mark Gomes, President and National Chair, CMWFHC

 

Quand serait le meilleur temps pour s’inscrire pour les Championnats mondiaux 2019 ou les Championnats panaméricains 2019?

Exemple de question

Plusieurs athlètes veulent attendre pour s’inscrire à la fin d’avril pour les Championnats canadiens, parce qu’ils veulent inscrire le meilleur total possible.

Ce que j’ai compris des règlements est qu’il n’est pas possible de changer le total inscrit une fois que le total est dans le système, alors si j’ai bien compris, si je m’inscris en utilisant mon total des Championnats provinciaux Maîtres, ceci sera le total qui sera utilisé et je n’aurai pas de possibilité de le changer.

Est-ce que les participants qualifiés auront la chance d’inscrire leur total après les Championnats canadiens en avril le 27 et 28 avril et qui sera responsable?

 Les athlètes peuvent

(a)  s’inscrire en utilisant les Championnats provinciaux. Le premier avril, je vais commencer à valider les inscriptions. Même après que je vérifie, l’athlète peut encore “unsubmit and forfeit verification of that entry (retirer et déclarer forfait de la vérification de ce total)”. « Le système va alors permettre aux athlètes de modifier et resoumettre leur inscription.” Alors l’athlète pourra soumettre leur total des Championnats canadiens Maîtres.  Je vais le voir en tant que nouvelle inscription et vérifier que l’information est exacte.

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(b)  attendre et seulement soumettre leur total des Championnats canadiens le weekend dans Championnats canadiens Maîtres. L’athlète est totalement responsable de cette inscription en ligne. Ile devraient avoir un téléphone intelligent fiable, ordinateur portable etc et l’accès à l’internet. Les hôtels ont l’accès internet et des ordinateurs dans leur zone affaires.  Je vais essayer de rendre l’accès disponible au lieu de la compétition (école). Le lundi tout-de-suite après les Championnats, je vais faire mes dernières vérifications, alors les athlètes doivent compléter leur inscriptions ce dimanche soir.  Il n’y aura pas d’extensions.

Si l’athlète n’a pas soumis leur total provincial et a des problèmes personnels qui le préviendra de compétitionner aux Championnats canadiens, l’athlète peut tout de même soumettre leur total de leurs Championnats provinciaux Maîtres. SVP vous referrer à ce qui est indiqué dans le paragraphe précédent.

Je planifie de compétitionner aux Championnats panaméricains à Orlando en juin. Le processus d’inscription en ligne via le site de la CMWFHC semble très simple. Est-ce qu’il y a d’autres documents de support requis ou individus/organisations que je devrais contacter en plus de m’inscrire en ligne?

 En autant que les Championnats panaméricains sont concernés, l’athlète me fait part de son intention de compétitionner (ce que vous avez fait), puis s’inscrit pour compétitionner (à noter qu’au lieu de donner votre numéro de USAW vous vous identifiez en tant qu’athlète canadien). L’organisateur des Championnats panaméricains va ensuite me contacter pour vérifier votre information.

Mark Gomes, Président et Président national, CMWFHC

REGISTRATION FOR THE 2019 WORLD MASTERS BEGINS / INSCRIPTION POUR LE 2019 WORLD MASTERS COMMENCE

REGISTRATION FOR THE 2019 WORLD MASTERS BEGINS

Please go to:  www.iwfmasters.info when you have a qualifying total at a qualifying meet and wish to start your registration.  The final day to register is April 28.  You will be notified by the IWF Masters after May 1st if you have been selected.  You will also receive payment instructions at that time.  Please review Registration information already on this website.

Caution when registering for the world masters

World masters applicants are reminded that once their entry data has been Confirmed by the national chair, they cannot change their entry information. Choose carefully when to register and which totals to use.

 

 

INSCRIPTION POUR LE 2019 WORLD MASTERS COMMENCE

S’il vous plaît aller à: www.iwfmasters.info  lorsque vous avez un total admissible à une compétition de qualification et que vous souhaitez commencer votre inscription.  Le dernier jour pour s’inscrire est le 28 avril.  Vous serez averti par les maîtres IWF après le 1er mai si vous avez été sélectionné.  Vous recevrez également des instructions de paiement à ce moment-là.  Veuillez consulter les informations d’inscription déjà sur ce site.

 

Avertissement lors des inscriptions pour les championnats mondiaux

Nous rappelons aux applicants pour les championnats mondiaux qu’une fois que leurs données d’inscription sont confirmées par le president national, ils ne peuvent pas changer leurs données d’inscription. Choisissez soigneusement lors de vos inscriptions et quels totaux vous utilisez.

Praise and Caution

Praise and Caution from the President of the CMWFHC
Louanges et avertissements de la part du Président de la CMWFHC

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PRAISE goes out to all of our new members completing their membership registrations with the CMWFHC. You are keeping our Membership Secretary very busy, but that is a good sign of your interest in who we are and what we do at CMWFHC.  You will eventually get your membership card in your email, so I hope your email has been accurately communicated to our Membership Secretary. Hopefully you have kept a copy of your PayPal receipt.

PRAISE goes to out to all of you deciphering those instructions for the new World Masters Registration system. In the past, participating in the World Masters was synonymous with taking a vacation and getting some good lifting in as well.  The two activities went hand in hand when all that was required was meeting the Qualifying Total and sufficient money in the bank.  With the explosion of interest in Masters Weightlifting it has become more difficult to qualify for the World Masters and there is a shift away from the holiday event to a highly competitive event.

PRAISE goes out to those who have purchased some of our new athlete gear and for their patience.  I just got my own notice that my shipment is on the way. Very nice stuff!  Thanks Linda Earnshaw!!

PRAISE goes out to all of you who are keeping up with the information we have been providing on our Website and Facebook pages. Keep exploring these pages.

CAUTION goes out to those that intentionally or unconsciously fail to register as a member of their provincial weightlifting association for 2018.2019 for their qualifying meets and 2019.2020 for the World Masters. I will be working closely with Provincial Associations to ensure that your memberships are on the up and up.  If I discover such athletes after they have been invited to compete in the WM and have paid, they will have to be removed from the athlete list and no refunds will be issued.  So be forewarned.

CAUTION goes out to all members of CMWFHC to be very understanding that just because you have qualified for the WM and have registered, does not mean that you will be officially invited by the IWF-Masters to complete your registration with the required payment. I realize that many of you have purchased memberships in the hope you will be competing. So, my heart goes out to those who will not be invited, but be assured, you are still a winner to me.  You have met or surpassed the qualifying standards.  Many athletes will not be able to accomplish this level of achievement.