Welcome to the 2019 NOVA Open
One of the MPV Majors is back and this year's event will not disappoint. We'll have great lifting and great fun in a local meet run under the quality of strict National standards and this will be our LWC's first Major Open using the new weightclasses.
START LIST: TBD
Start list will be published upon the meet selling out or October 1, 2019, whichever date is earlier. Once published the start list will remain current including all changes, with no changes to the published start list accepted after October 1, 2019. After October 1, athletes may change weight classes; however, athletes must appear for their scheduled weigh-in and declare the change to the weigh-in offical at that time.
Division Changes Will Not Be Accepted After Registration
VOLUNTEER SIGN UP: TBA
You'll find lots more helpful information below but if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Meet Director Mario Dispenza at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for joining us, we look forward to seeing you in November.
NOVICE DIVISION is limited to athletes who have competed in fewer than two USAW-sanctioned meets.
RULES - The NOVA Open is conducted under National meet standards and rules with one exception. Athletes who are over their registered weight at weigh-in and do not make weight within the weigh-in period will have the option of lifting in the higher weight class. But the athlete MUST appear at weigh-in for the registered session first.
The current USAW and IWF rules are available at:
Of particular note regarding rules
SANCTION: USA Weightlifting and the Maryland-Potomac Valley LWC Sanction Number 09-19-245587
MASTERS: The NOVA Open cannot be a qualifying meet for Masters Pan Am and the Masters World Championships. The USAW Masters Commttee has voted to preclude all local competitions from being qualifiers even with National/IWF officials. Therefore, regrettably, we are prohibited from providing this service. However, recognizing that for many masters the idea of hitting totals before National/IWF officials is self-satisfying and therefore we will have at least two National/IWF officials juding your lifting. You'll know you're hitting solid totals!
REFUND POLICY: Refunds for withdralws will be granted subject to the a replacement lifter on the waiting list. purchasing the withdrawing athlete's spot. No refunds will be granted after October 1, 2019
SPECTATORS: There will be a daily $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. Each athlete will have the opportunity to name/change meet coaches at the registration desk if necessary.
ENTRY CAP AND WAIT LIST:
There is a 140-lifter cap. The schedule will fill up beginning with the first session at 8:00 a.m. on November 2. The schedule will generally progress lighter weight classes to heaviest alternating female and male sessions. Youth and Novice sessions will be separate and likely the middle of each day, respetively. However, all aspects of the schedule are subject to change pending final registration numbers. Once published the start list will remain current including all changes, with no changes to the start list accepted after October 13th.
DIVISIONS & WEIGHT CLASSES: DIVISION CHANGES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AFTER REGISTRATION.
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Last Updated: 8/21/2019 3:14:33 PM