International Armwrestling Federation

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2004 End of year NewsLetter

   I want to take this time to wish everyone safe and Happy Holidays.

          Another year is about to end, the World Championship was a big success and plans to Unify are going ahead as planned.  There were over 600 entries from 31 countries at this years World Championship in South Africa.  Next year in Japan is expected to be even bigger with the Unification of the two WAF bodies.  I want to congratulate all the members of team USA that competed at this years World Championship.  Although the team was smaller than usual we managed to take 4th place overall in points.

           I also want to congratulate all the members on their getting involved more this year.  The pointís championship is over and the results are as follows:

1.  Mike Ondrovic                                7.  Pagel Chase

2.  Ron Klemba                                   8.   Norm Devio

3.  Kurt Howgate                                9.   Jeff Gonsalves

4.  Sue Fischer                                   10.  Bill Cheetham

5.  Harry Bean                                    10.  Cindy Looney

6.  Josh Stark                                     10.  John Ruggiero

                                                                           

          For anyone interested we have posted a poll on the IAF links page (http://iaf1.homestead.com/events.html).  There is one posted for men and one for women.  We will change the weight classes every 15 days or there about.  The top 5 will be posted on both the IAF message board and the Northeast Board.  This is not a perfect poll but it is there for everyone to use.

 

          Still waiting for all the votes to come in for Armwrestler of the Year.  The results will be posted in Januaryís Newsletter.  All awards will be handed out at the Can-Am Championship on March 5th.  There seems to be a lot more interest this year in the voting.

  

Upcoming Events

          January 22.   The 2nd Annual PA Winter Blast will be held at Bradyís Irish Pub in Bensalem, PA.  There will be 13 weight classes for men and women.  Trophies for 1st thru 3rd in all classes.  Sculpted Awards for Menís Right Open, Menís Left and Womenís Right Open classes.  Weigh-ins from 11:30am till 1:30pm.  Contest starts at 2pm.  This will be the first sanctioned event for 2005.  Donít let someone get an early lead on you.  For more info call the Meet Director Sue Fischer at 215-943-7813 or e-mail her at suef642002@yahoo.com.  Flyer on IAF site. 

  

          March 5.   The Can-Am Championship will be held in the Ballroom of the Holiday Inn in Taunton, MA.  There will be 18 weight classes for men and women.  Menís Right Open and Masters, Menís Left, Womenís Right Open.  Trophies for 1st thru 3rd in all classes.   There will be an Overall for each class.  There also will be a Team Championship, awards for 1st thru 3rd place Teams.  Special room rates of $79.00 per night, ask for armwrestling rate.  For reservations call 508-823-0430.  For more info call the meet director Bill Cox at 508-947-8958  This is a sanctioned event.  Flyer posted on the IAF site and also on the USA and Maine sites.

  

          April 23.   The 12th annual White Mountain Championship will be held at the Italian Garden in the Mill at Loon MT on Rte 112 in Lincoln, NH.  There will be 14 weight classes for men and women.  Menís right open and novice, menís left and womenís right open.  Awards for 1st thru 3rd in all classes.  The Italian Garden will give each 1st place a gift certificate at their restaurant.  Usually worth around $15.00.   Weigh-ins are on Friday night at the Mill House Inn from 7pm till 10pm.  On Saturday same place from 10am till 1pm.  Sanctioned event.  For more info call the meet director Bill Cox at 508-947-8958 

We have a new State Director for the State of Louisiana.  His name is Allen Hester.  We will have more info on Allen in next months Newsletter.  There is a list on the Maine site of all Info pertaining to IAF.  Rules, results, upcoming events, application for membership and list of State Directors.

  

          For all tournaments you need to check out the IAF site, the Maine site and the USA site.  Every major event anywhere will be posted on one of these sites.  Also donít forget to vote on one of the polls and also check out Arm-TV at http://www.armwrestling.tv  and the Northeast Board on the Maine site.

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