2019 Thunderdome Liftoff Qualifier

Online Competition for Individuals

Event description

MAIN EVENT

Two lifters will face off in turn based manner. The lifters will compete in their designated round of the tournament completing the assigned lifts in head to head fashion. Each round will feature a snatch, clean and jerk, or total of the two lifts.

Prior to the start of the round, the lifters will have been seeded 1-40. That seeding determines who completes the first lift, higher seed first. Each lifter will be given a one minute clock to complete their allotted lift until time is complete for the round.

ROUND 1 - (40 ATHLETES)

3 Snatch Attempts
6 minute round to complete snatch max
(3 minutes each lifter, alternating lifters each minute)

3 Clean and Jerk Attempts
6 minute round to complete clean and jerk max
(3 minutes each lifter, alternating lifters each minute)

ROUND 2 - (28 ATHLETES)

4 Snatch Attempts
Single 8 minute round to complete snatch max
(4 minutes each lifter, alternating lifters each minute)

ROUND 3 - (16 ATHLETES)

4 Clean and Jerk Attempts
Single 8 minute round to complete Clean and Jerk max
(4 minutes each lifter, alternating lifters each minute)

ROUND 4 - (8 ATHLETES)

4 Snatch Attempts
8 minute round to complete snatch max
(4 minutes each lifter, alternating lifters each minute)

4 Clean and Jerk Attempts
8 minute round to complete Clean and Jerk max
(4 minutes each lifter, alternating lifters each minute)

RULES AND PROCEDURES

The winner will be decided by the highest Sinclair oefficient of the best lift, or combined highest Sinclair Coefficient of snatch and clean and jerk should the round have both lifts.

Each lifter will have 3 judges assigned to their platform signaling whether each lift was a good lift (white flag) or bad lift (red flag). A good lift will be indicated by a minimum of 2 white flags.

1. Should a lifter miss their lift and have remaining time in the minute, they may use the remaining time, if they desire, to attempt the lift again. However, the lifter is not allowed to change the weight in their allotted minute once it has been lifted above the knees.

2. Once a lifter attempts a certain load on either snatch or clean and jerk, they may not decrease the load at any time throughout the rest of the round unless they are in a round consisting of both snatch and clean and jerk whereupon they may start with any load they choose at the beginning of the second half of the round.

3. The lifters will have a volunteer to assist loading the bar prior and during their allotted time. The opposing lifter can load their bar at any time regardless of
whose turn it is.

ONLINE QUALIFER STANDARDS

The top 40 athletes will be selected based on the Sinclair bodyweight adjusted coefficient and ranked for competition accordingly. The athlete’s calculated Sinclair Coefficient will qualify them for the main event. The athletes will then be
seeded for competition within their divisions (M/F) based on their Sinclair Coefficient. 

QUALIFICATION VIDEO SUBMISSION PROCEDURES

Each athlete will film a max snatch and a max clean and jerk and film their weighin as part of their submission. It is the sole responsibility of the athlete to choose a camera setup that allows for the best viewing of the lifts. We recommend a straight-on camera view.

Athletes must say the password “Thunderdome 2019” at the start of the video & before each lift.

Lift Standards

Complete standards for the completion of each lift are outlined in the IWF Competition Rules and Regulations found here. The standards can be summarized as follows with the finer details found in the Rules and Regulations.

The Snatch: The bar must be lifted from the ground to overhead in one motion with no delay in movement or stalling of the bar.

The bar must come to arm’s length in one motion with no re-bending of the arms.

The lifter must show control of the lift overhead before dropping the bar. If any part of the body touches the ground beside the feet, the lift is disqualified. 

The Clean and Jerk: The bar must be lifted from the ground to shoulder in one motion with no delay in movement or stalling of the bar. After reaching the shoulders, showing a pause in body movement, the bar must be lifted from the shoulder to overhead in one motion with no delay in movement or stalling of the bar including a re-bending of the arms.

The lifter must show control of the bar overhead before dropping the bar. If any part of the body touches the ground beside the feet, the lift is disqualified. If any
part of the body touches the knees during the clean, the lift is disqualified.

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