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 2019 Black & Red Open
Date/Time:Saturday, July 13, 2019 (8:00 AM - 6:00 PM)
Sanction #:  09-19-176337
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Meet Details
Meet Description

Hosted by Black & Red

Sanction: USA Weightlifting and Maryland-Potomac Valley LWC (#TBD)

Meet Directors: Black & Red (@blackandredbb)

Stay in touch with us! 

Instagram: @blackandredopen

Hashtags: #bropen #2019bropen #blackandredbarbell

Volunteer Sign Up: TBD


We will keep this page and our social media (IG/@blackandredbbIG/@blackandredopenFB/blackandredbb) updated as the event nears. Bookmark this page and stay tuned! Any bugs in registration are our own! 

Questions? Email info@blackandredbb.com

Welcome to the 2019 Black & Red Open! 

Once again, we are thrilled to keep the tradition of delivering a fun meet in a great venue as part of the MD-Potomac LWC's Big 4 schedule. We have been blessed with strong support from our community over the years and we are excited to continue offering a great opportunity for lifters in the greater National Capital Region to show off their chops on the competition platform.

We considered a few options for sign up, but we believe the fairest way is to continue the trend of sign up the day after Cap City in the mid-morning when folks will have coffee (or tea) in hand and at their computer or on their phone. As usual, we expect this meet to sell out quickly so please be ready to sign up. 

A waitlist WILL be created and will help us determine event details so do not hesitate to waitlist yourself. 

We also recognize that there will be weight class changes this year but those details have not been finalized yet or published by the IWF (to our knowledge) so we will be keeping with the known weight classes until any updates on that have been made.

See you on the platform!

Consider volunteering for any number of the following:

  • Signing up for the LWC referee clinic and getting experience refereeing a WL session.
  • Loading during sessions. 
  • Table assistance (marshaling, scoreboard, timekeeper)
  • Check-In
  • Floating tasks. We need runners that will help us with tasks as they come up.

To make our meets successful, we count on volunteers.

Volunteer Sign Up: TBD

Meet Details

*All details subject to change. We will notify athletes of major updates.

See Division & Categories at the end of this information listing.

Deadline to Register: TBD, OR when athlete entry max (100) is met.

Waiver: This will be provided for your signature at registration and check-in. Athletes younger than 18 require parent signature.

Entry Fees: $TBD (+ processing fee). Online Payment Only.

Refunds: Refunds will be issued in accordance with a TBD policy.

Spectators: There will be a $10 entry fee for spectators age 13 and above to be collected at the door.

Athletes, coaches (Maximum two per athlete) and volunteers for the meet (loaders, announcers, referees, etc) will not be charged this fee but must sign up ahead of time. Athletes must list coaches at time of registration.

WAIT LIST AND SCHEDULE: If we reach our initial cap of 100, we will have a waitlist available to expand our max lifter cap.

The schedule will begin with the first session at 8:30 am on the day of the meet. The schedule will generally begin with youth and progress from lighter weight classes to heaviest. With our two platform setup, you will be able to witness concurrent sessions with either male or female sessions happening at overlapping times.

All aspects of the schedule are subject to change pending final registration numbers.  Final start list will be released prior to the meet.

ELIGIBILITY: Open to all current USAW registered athletes for the weightlifting portion. Join or renew expired membership through the USAW website (http://weightlifting.teamusa.org/membership-services) BEFORE July 6, 2019.

Expired and non-members may not compete in a sanctioned meet in accordance with USAW rules.

Rules: Competition will be conducted under the current IWF technical rules.

One rule will be strongly enforced: USAW rules mandate that lifters control the bar down, maintaining contact until past the shoulders (i.e. do not slam or spike the bar). First violation will result in a warning to the lifter and coach. Second violation will result in disqualification for the meet.  

  1. Weightlifting belts may be no wider than 12 cm/4.75 in.
  2. Athletes must declare their opening attempts in the snatch and the clean & jerk in KILOGRAMS at weigh-in.
  3. Athletes and coaches will need passes for the warm up area.  Athletes are limited to their two listed coaches (done at registration).

For more information on USAW/IWF rules, please consult the IWF rule book.

 Required at Check-in

  • Photo ID and valid USAW card required at weigh-in.
  • Sign entry & waiver form from Step 2 from Steps to complete registration.


Required (If you have questions about attire, contact the meet director(s)):

  • Wearing a singlet


  • Single color 1- or 2-piece unitards worn under singlets
  • Knee sleeves
  • Wrist wraps up to 10 mm from wrist to forearm
  • Belts up to 12 mm at its thickest point

Not Allowed:

  • Long sleeve shirts or long pants
  • Obstructed or taped elbows up to 5cm
  • Baggy shorts or two-piece costumes
  • Unsure? Questions? Ask info@blackandredbb.com

Awards: Top 3 in Youth and Open divisions of each weight category.

Divisions and Categories (USAW): Divisions will be open to Juniors, Masters, Seniors, and Youths

Location & Contact Information
Facility:Tyson's Playground
850B & 8504 Tyco Road
Vienna, VA  22182
Coordinator:Mike Hom
Staff Registration Options
The following links are for Event Staff to register for this event
Referee Registration

Last Updated: 4/21/2019 2:02:30 PM

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