2019 BSMAW Events and Rules

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Competitors are to start behindcompetitor start line. On the judges call, the competitor must pick up the tombstone from behind the event start line, and then carry it for the maximum amount of distance they can carry it along the 25m track. The tombstone must be carried in front of the body. Competitors must go around the finish line markers at each end (ie. no just touching the line and walking back). This is to ensure no disputes about whether you touched the line or not. If the tombstone touches the ground once the competitor has moved over the start line, your attempt will be concluded at the rearmost point where the tombstone touched the ground. The competitor may move the tombstone back into the lap position to reset their grip, however if they are deemed to be spending too long (approximately more than 10 seconds) in this position they will be asked to get back to a standing position and continue moving. No substance aside from chalk may be applied anywhere on the body. One soft belt and one hard belt, layered but not stacked up the torso may be worn, as well as knee/elbow sleeves, and ‘warm’ pants – no equipment apart from this shall be worn. The event will be won by carrying the tombstone the greatest distance.

Novice Women/Emergency Services – 55kg
<62.5 Women – 60kg
<72.5/Masters Women – 65kg
<82.5 Women – 75kg
<92.5 Women – 80kg
<Open Women – 85kg

Novice Men/Emergency Services – 95kg
<80 Men/Adaptive Standing Men – 105kg
<90 Men/Masters Men – 115kg
<105 Men – 125kg
<125 Men – 130kg
Open Men – 135kg


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Once the competitors name is called, they have a maximum of 30 seconds to attempt to press the log with their first chosen weight. Once the log is cleaned, if the competitor misses on the first pressing attempt they may bring it back it back to the shoulders and attempt to press again. If the log is lowered anywhere below the shoulders (such as lapped or placed back on the ground), the competitors attempt is over. Whether successful or unsuccessful, competitors then have 1 minute to get their next attempt in to the table. If the attempt is successful, the next attempt must be a minimum of 2.5kg heavier. If the attempt is unsuccessful, the athlete may attempt the same weight again, but cannot attempt a lower weight. If no attempt is given within that time frame, the attempt will be automatically put in at the same weight if unsuccessful, or with the minimum increase if successful.   Competitors may wear a maximum of 2 belts; one hard and one soft. These may be layered, but cannot be stacked up the torso. Knee and elbow sleeves may be worn, as well as wrist wraps. Chalk is the only substance that may be applied to the body.


Novice/<62.5 Women/Emergency Services – 8″ (minimum 30kg)
<72.5/Masters/<82.5/Open Women – 10″ (minimum 50kg)

Novice Men/Emergency Services/<80kg – 10″ (minimum 50kg)
<90/Masters/<105/Open Men 12″ (minimum 75kg)

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Starting behind the start line with their hands on the implements, on the judges start call competitors may pick up the implements and move them towards the next ‘stop’ area 10 metres away. Competitors will be clearly told when they are able to place the implements down within the ‘stop’ area – placing them considerably before or after this area, or dropping them during the course will result in the run being over. Once the competitors have placed the implements down, they will be loaded with extra weight. Once the implements are loaded, the competitor will be given a ‘Go’ call, and they will start the carry process over again to the second ‘stop’ area. After the weights have been increased again, competitors will carry the implements over the finish line. One soft belt and one hard belt, layered but not stacked up the torso may be worn, as well as knee/elbow sleeves, and ‘warm’ pants – no equipment apart from this shall be worn. Competitors will be scored off the fastest time for completion of the coure, followed by the furthest distance traveled on the highest weight the competitor managed.


Novice Women/Emergency Services – 40/50/60
<62.5 – 55/65/75
<72.5/Masters – 65/75/85
<82.5 – 75/85/95
<92.5 – 80/90/100
Open – 85/95/105

Novice Men/Emergency Services – 75/95/115
<80kg Men – 90/110/130
<90kg/Masters Men – 100/120/140
<105kg – 110/130/150
<125kg – 115/135/155
Open – 120/140/160

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Starting behind a start line, on the judges call competitors may move forward and pick up the throwing bag and position themselves in front of the crossbar assembly. Competitors have a maximum of 20 seconds for one attempt at throwing the bag over the crossbar. The bag must be held by the handles or straps, with one hand on each side – the bag must not be thrown with the handle perpendicular to the body, or thrown with one hand. The bag is able to land on the crossbar, but must then fall over of it’s own accord to count as a successful throw. If competitors aren’t successful, they are eliminated. Once all competitors in a class have finished the starting height, the height will be increased and the process repeated again until all competitors are eliminated. No substance aside from chalk may be applied anywhere on the body. One soft belt and one hard belt, layered but not stacked up the torso may be worn, as well as knee/elbow sleeves and wrist wraps – no other equipment can be worn.

All Women – ~12kg

All Men – ~25kg

Minimum Height – 2.5m


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Set up with a 50mm axle from 9″ height, competitors will have 60 seconds to pull as many repetitions as possible. Competitors must wait for down calls for each repetition, or they will not count – a single warning will be given before reps stop counting to the competitors total. No start call will be given for each subsequent lift, however the competitor cannot bounce their reps – they must come to a dead stop each time. If they are at risk of bouncing their lifts, the judges will give one warning before reps will stop being counted towards their score. For a lift to successfully count, the competitor must be standing with knees/hips/shoulders all neutral and with a deliberate stop at the top of the movement to demonstrate control.

Straps, suits, wraps, briefs, etc are all allowed, as is hitching and lapping. Strict lockouts will be enforced.


Novice Women/Emergency Services – 95kg
<62.5kg Women – 115kg
<72.5kg/Masters Women – 135kg
<82.5kg Women – 145kg
<92.5kg Women – 155kg
Open Women – 165kg

Novice Men/Emergency Services – 185kg
<80kg Men – 225kg
<90kg/Masters Men – 240kg
<105kg Men – 255kg
<125kg Men – 265kg
Open Men – 275kg



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