2002 WAF
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The 2002 
World Armwrestling Federation
World Championship

XXIII WAF World Armwrestling Championships

Host Hotel & Tournament Venue - Hilton Springfield

Springfield, Illinois - November 10-18, 2002

American Airlines is the official airline for the championships. 
 When booking flights they need to ask for American Airlines and use
the "GROUP CODE A58N2AA" .

Official weight divisions click here


(for 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+.

Award Ceremony

Friday, November 15, 2002 - Competition start 10 am: All Left Hand Senior (open) Divisions

Award Ceremony

Saturday, November 16, 2002 - Competition start 10 am: All Right Hand Senior (open) Divisions

Award Ceremony

Final Celebration & Banquet Dinner 7 pm

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.

Airline & Hotel Information:

American Airlines - has once again offered the armwrestlers a discount with the special code # A58N2AA.

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; cheryl_churchill@hilton.com

     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.


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)



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