World Armwrestling Federation
WAF World Armwrestling Championships
Hotel & Tournament Venue - Hilton Springfield
Illinois - November 10-18, 2002
Airlines is the official airline for the championships.
When booking flights they need to ask for American Airlines and
the "GROUP CODE A58N2AA" .
weight divisions click here
your information the word Senior also means Open)
Sunday, November 10, 2002 - Team
Arrivals (Springfield, Illinois, USA)
Monday, November 11, 2002 - Team
Arrivals (Springfield, Illinois, USA)
Tuesday, November 12, 2002 - Team
Registration 9 am
Continental Congress Meetings - 2:30 pm
WAF Congress Meeting 4:30 pm
Wednesday, November 13, 2002 - Weigh-ins
start at 8 am
Referee Training - 1pm
Thursday, November 14, 2002 - Competition
start 10 am: Menís Masters Right & Left Hand
Ladies Masters Right & Left Hand
Menís Grand Masters
All Disabled Divisions
The Disabled divisions are:
Level I disabled Men's right and left hand 60kg, 75kg, 90kg,
90+. Women's 60kg, 60kg+.Level II disabled (open only to competitors
confined to a wheelchair) Men's right and left hand 60kg,
75kg, 90kg, 90kg+. Women's 60kg, 60kg+.
Friday, November 15, 2002 -
Competition start 10 am: All Left Hand Senior (open) Divisions
Saturday, November 16, 2002 - Competition
start 10 am: All Right Hand Senior (open) Divisions
Final Celebration & Banquet Dinner 7
Sunday, November 17, 2002 - Excursion
into St. Louis
Monday, November 18, 2002 - Team
Departures (Springfield, Illinois, USA)
VISA INFORMATION: ALL INDIVIDUALS (including
Canada) need to obtain Visas to enter the
United States and to attend this tournament. ALL COUNTRIES (except
Canada) REQUIRE an Interview for every
individual before granting a Visa for the U.S. Forms can be
picked up at United States Embassies in each country. Every individual
needs a copy of the invitation to the tournament from United States
ArmSports and a passport as part of the requirements. An additional
suggestion: bring photos of each individual competing at a tournament. Each
individual must also provide a reason for their return to their home country. (i.e.: property owned in their country, a
job, family etc.)
The XXIII WAF World Armwrestling Championships being held at the Hilton
Springfield, 7th & Adams, Springfield, Illinois USA November 10-18, 2002.
Each team is responsible for all cost and expenses for attendance at this
tournament. Your teams should fly into the Springfield, ILLINOIS
airport. Transportation will be provided for your team from the Springfield,
Illinois airport only. Please advise us as soon as possible of your
arrival and departure times into Springfield so we can schedule transportation
for you and your team. American Airlines is offering a special group rate when
you use the code listed below. If you choose to fly in and out of St. Louis
you are responsible for your own transportation. St. Louis is 90 miles from
Springfield where the tournament is being held. You may rent a car OR take the
Greyhound bus from St. Louis at your own expense to attend the tournament.
& Hotel Information:
- has once again offered the armwrestlers a discount with the special code #
Hilton Springfield (Host Hotel)
-7th & Adams, Springfield, Illinois. Room Rate: $75.00 (Single or
Double) Taxes extra.
Includes Breakfast for 2 each day. Payment may be made by check
(mailed BEFORE 10/21/02) or credit card.
RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE BY 10/21/02 TO GUARANTEE RATE.
For reservations: Phone (217)789-1530, Fax (217)789-0709. e-mail;
Please make your room reservations for your entire team before
you depart from your country for the XXIII WAF World Armwrestling
Championships. Payment/Reservations may be made with a credit card either by
Fax, Phone or e-mail. Payments for your accommodations are being made to the
Hilton Springfield directly, not to the Host Association.
Payment: Payment may be
made by check (MAILED BY 10/21/02) or credit card.
MUST BE MADE BY 10/21/02 TO GUARANTEE RATE
For Reservations: Fax (217)
789-0709, Phone (217) 789-1530,
One (1) country Representative from each
country will receive five (5) free nights lodging at the Hilton.
Appointed Tournament Officials (2 per
room) will receive five (5) free night accommodations at the Hilton.
For more Information: Phone/Fax: (406)
254-7385 (Leave Message or call (406) 245-1560)