World Armwrestling Federation
Sofia 1766 Bulgaria, Sofia Park trading zone, building 16V, fl.1 office 1-2
e-mail: contact@waf-armwrestling.com

EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP 2015

 

2015

XXV EUROPEAN ARMWRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIP

30.05.2015 – 07.06.2015 SOFIA - BULGARIA

 

 The 25th European Armwrestling Championship among seniors

The 20th European Armwrestling Championship among juniors till 18 years old

The 18th European Armwrestling Championship among sportsmen-disabled

The 3rd European Armwrestling Championship among juniors till 21 years old

 

 XXV EUROPEAN ARMWRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIP

  

The European Armwrestling Federation (EAF) would like to officially invite you as an EAF member country to attend the 25th European Armwrestling Championship which will be held in the city of Sofia in the country of BULGARIAJune 1st to June 7th, 2015

2015 European Armwrestling Championship will be hosted by Bulgarian Armwrestling Federation in the name of Assen Hadjitodorov as President of the Federation.

They prepare to receive over 30 participating countries and over 700 competitors.

Teams are expected to make arrangements for receiving VISA’s for each member of their team if is necessary. Once your visa has been approved, you need to contact the Bulgarian organizing team to make transportation and hotel arrangements.

You will find all the information you require in this package, should you required further information please do not hesitate to contact us at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  .

 

 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS / РАСПИСАНИЕ СОБЫТИЙ  

6 COMPETITION DAYS / 6 соревновательных дней

Saturday / суббота            – 30.05.2015                                                          @ Hotels

Teams arrival / Команды прибытие

Sunday / воскресенье     – 31.05.2015                                                          @ Park Hotel Moskva

Teams arrival / Команды прибытие

18:00    – Congress Meeting / EAF Конгресс встреча

Monday / понедельник – 01.06.2015                                                          @ Venue

08:30    – Team registration / регистрация команд

09:00    – Weigh-in / Взвешивание: Junior 18, Junior 21, Master, Grand Master, Senior Grand Master

10:00    – Referee meeting / Главный арбитр встречи

17:00    – Technical Meeting / Техническое совещание

Tuesday / вторник            – 02.06.2015                                                          @ Venue

09:00    – Opening ceremony, teams presentation / Церемония открытия, презентация команды

09:30    – Qualification LEFT hand / Квалификация левая рука

         – Junior 18, Junior 21, Master, Grand Master, Senior Grand Master

16:30    – Finals and awards ceremony / Финал и церемония награждения

Wednesday / среда            – 03.06.2015                                                          @ Venue

09:00    – Weigh-in / Взвешивание: Senior, Disabled

09:00    – Qualification RIGHT hand / Квалификация правая рука

         – Junior 18, Junior 21, Master, Grand Master, Senior Grand Master

16:30    – Finals and awards ceremony / Финал и церемония награждения

Thursday / четверг           – 04.06.2015                                                          @ Venue

09:00    – Qualification LEFT hand / Квалификация левая рука

         – Senior men and women

16:30    – Semi Finals and Finals and awards ceremony / Финал и церемония награждения

Friday / пятница                 – 05.06.2015                                                          @ Venue

09:00    – Qualification RIGHT hand / Квалификация правая рука

         – Senior men and women

16:30    – Semi Finals and Finals and awards ceremony / Финал и церемония награждения

 21:00   – Banquet / Банкет

Saturday / суббота            – 06.06.2015                                                          @ Venue

09:30    – Qualification LEFT hand / Квалификация левая рука

         – Disabled Juniors and Disabled Seniors

14:30    – Finals and awards ceremony / Финал и церемония награждения

 

Sunday / воскресенье     – 07.06.2015                                                          @ Venue

09:30    – Qualification RIGHT hand / Квалификация правая рука

         – Disabled Juniors and Disabled Seniors

14:30    – Finals and awards ceremony / Финал и церемония награждения

Monday / понедельник – 08.06.2015                                                         

Teams departure / Команды вылета

  

WEIGHT CLASSES AND AGE GRUPS   

 

AGE GRUPS

+1998

1997

1996

1994

1993

-1992

1975

-1964

1965

-1954

1955

-1954

Juniors 18

Juniors 21

Seniors

Masters

Grand Masters

Senior Grand Master

 

WEIGHT CLASSES:

JUNIORS 18: (1997, 1998, 1999 …)

Boys Left & Right Hand: 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, 75, 80, +80 kg

Girls Left & Right Hand: 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, +70 kg

JUNIORS 21 (1994, 1995, 1996):

Boys Left & Right Hand: 55, 60, 65, 70, 75, 80, 85, 90, +90 kg

Girls Left & Right Hand: 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, +70 kg

SENIORS (1993, 1992, 1991 …)

Men Left & Right Hand: 55, 60, 65, 70, 75, 80, 85, 90, 100, 110, 110+kg

Women Left & Right Hand: 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, 80, 80+ kg.

MASTERS (1975, 1974, 1973 …):

Men Masters (>40 years old) Left & Right Hand: 70, 80, 90, 100, 100+ kg

Ladies Masters (>40 years old) Left & Right Hand: 60, 70, 80, 80+ kg

GRAND MASTERS Division (1965, 1964, 1963 …):

Men Grand Masters (>50 years old) Left & Right Hand: 75, 90, 100, 100+ kg

SENIOR GRAND MASTERS Division (1955, 1954, 1953 …):

Men Grand Masters (>60 years old) Left & Right Hand: 75, 90, 100, 100+ kg

DISABLED CLASSES

Physical Impairment athletes (ARM1 – sitting athletes)

Men: 55 kg, 65 kg, 75 kg, +75 kg                                               Women: 65 kg, +65 kg

Physical Impairment athletes (ARM2 – standing athletes)

Men: 60 kg, 70 kg, 80 kg, 90 kg, +90 kg                                 Women: 65 kg, +65 kg

Junior men: 55 kg, +55 kg                                                           Junior women: 50 kg, +50 kg

Visual impairment athletes (ARM3)

Men: 60 kg, 70 kg, 80 kg, 90 kg, 100 kg, +100 kg               Women: 60 kg, 70 kg, +70 kg

Hearing impairment athletes (ARM4)

Men: 60 kg, 70 kg, 80 kg, 90 kg, 100 kg, +100 kg               Women: 60 kg, 70 kg, +70 kg


TEAM TROPHIES:

1) Youth Women and Men     2) Master and Grand Master Women and Men      3) Senior Women and Men

 POINTS DISTRIBUTION:

1st = 10 points                              2nd = 7 points                     3rd = 5 points                         4th = 4 points

5th = 3 points                             6th = 2 points                      7th = 1 points                        

  

TRAVEL INFORMATION   

 

Population: 7.3 million | Language: Bulgarian | Currency: Lev (BGN) = 1,96 € | Dialling code: +359

 

Sofia guide: http://visitsofia.bg/?lang=en

 

GETTING TO SOFIA

 

By plane:

International Sofia Airport (SOF)

http://www.sofia-airport.bg/default.aspx

 

Check your local low-cost operators, there are many cheap flights to Sofia.

Here is a list of low-cost airlines flying to Sofia:

www.wizzair.com | www.aegeanairlines.gr | www.easyjet.com | www.airberlin.com | www.vueling.com

By car:

Driving distance from Sofia to:

 

Bratislava        960 km

Bucharest        350 km

Budapest          770 km

Frankfurt     1.720 km

Istanbul           710 km

Kiev                1.250 km

Minsk             1.880 km

Moscow        2.100 km

Paris               2.250 km

Prague           1.280 km

Riga                2.300 km

Roma             1.670 km

Vilnius           2.100 km

Tallinn           2.600 km

Warsaw        1.630 km

Tallinn           2.600 km

By Train:       http://www.raileurope-world.com/about-us/railways/article/bulgaria-bdz-4272

Check the link to see your connections or contact your local train company.

By Bus:          www.eurolines.bg  

There are direct buses from all major cities in Europe to Sofia. Check connections with your local international transport companies.

  

VISITORS INFORMATION

 Bulgaria measures an area of 110.910 km2. Bulgaria shares borders with Serbia, Macedonia, Romania, Greece, and Turkey. Two mountain ranges and two great valleys mark the topography of Bulgaria, a country the size of Tennessee and situated on the Black Sea. The Maritsa is Bulgaria's principal river, the Danube also flows through the country.

Population of Bulgaria is 7.33 million (2012) from which in Sofia lives ~1.11 million people.

Ethnic groups: Bulgarian (85 %), Turkish (10 %), Roma (4.7 %), others including Macedonian, Armenian, Tatar (2 %).

State Language: Bulgarian (Slavic language)

Government: Parliamentary Republic

Religion: Mostly Bulgarian Orthodox (83 %), Islam (12 %), other Christian (1%)

Membership: NATO (2004), European Union (2007)

Sofia weather, 1st week in June:

High 28°C, Low 15°C

 Time zone: GMT+2 hours                     

 National currency is Lev (BGN)

1 € = 1.95 Lev

  

VISAAND TRANSPORT INFORMATION    

For VISA requirements please contact:

Mrs. Lucy Mazhdrakova

Mobile. +359888916282

Fax +35929461415

Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. :

Copy of passport is necessary for VISA requirements.

 All visa applications should be sent before 15th of April 2015. After this date the Host Federation can not be held responsible for visa formalities.

 

CHAMPIONSHIP TRANSPORT

 TRANSFER AIRPORT – HOTEL - AIRPORT

20 € per person. Please book in advance at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

- Please provide following details: arrival airport, date and time of arrival and departure (flight time).

HOTEL – VENUE - HOTEL

The hotels are in vicinity of the Venue, walking distance 800 meters.

  

HOTEL AND VENUE INFORMATION   

PARK HOTEL MOSKVA 3***

www.parkhotelmoskva.net

Sofia1113, 25 Nezabravka str.

Reservations: +359888916282,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Located in the Borisova Garden, a direct metro ride from Sofia city centre, this hotel offers air-conditioned rooms and apartments with great views of the park and of Sofia. Its 2 restaurants serve Bulgarian and international cuisine. A summer garden and a lobby bar are available. Free Wi-Fi is provided in the entire property.

Rooms and apartments at the Park Hotel Moskva include cable TV, a minibar and a desk. A complimentary bottle of water is provided. Each bathroom has a shower or a bathtub, a hairdryer and toiletries. An individually controlled air conditioning system is available.

The Panorama Restaurant offers scenic city views. Further dining options are the Winter Garden Restaurant and the Moskva Restaurant.

A 5-minute walk takes you to Joliot Curie Metro Station. Buses are just 100 metres away.

More info:

- Commercial Centre    0,2 km

- Best Western Hotel     1,2 km

- Old town                         3,2 km

- Venue                                0,8 km

Room prices / night:

Double room (2 guests)       96 BGN / 50 Euro

Suite (3 guests)                         122 BGN / 63 Euro

Double room Economy 2** (2 guests) 62 BGN / 32 Euro

Single room Economy 2** (1 guest)  49 BGN / 25 Euro

Hotel prices valid for 31.05.2015 – 07.06.2015

 

BEST WESTERN HOTEL EUROPE 4****

www.hotel-europe-bg.com

Sofia 1113, 1 Liditse str.

Reservations: +359888916282,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Best Western Hotel Europe in Sofia is centrally situated near the Tsarigradsko Shose Boulevard, offering luxuriously equipped and stylish rooms and an outdoor swimming pool. Free WiFi is available in all areas. Private parking is also provided on site and is free of charge.

The majority of rooms have balconies with a panoramic view of Sofia and the Vitosha Mountain.

Restaurant Europe has a capacity of up to 120 seats, serving European and international dishes accompanied by fine wines. It can be used for a formal lunch or dinner, cocktails, family celebrations or weddings. There is also a Sky Piano Bar Europe on the rooftop. In addition, Best Western Hotel Europe offers a fitness centre.

The property is located 800 metres away from Sky City Mall, a 7-minute drive away from Arena Armeets and an 8-minute drive away from Boris Garden Park.

More info:

- Commercial Centre 0,8 km

- Park Hotel                   1,2 km

- Old town                      3,2 km

- Venue                            0,8 km

 

Room prices / night:

Single room (1 guest)                     108 BGN / 56 Euro

Double room (2 guests)                 127 BGN / 66 Euro

Triple room (3 guests)                   170 BGN / 87 Euro

One bedroom Suite (3 guests)    195 BGN / 100 Euro

Two bedroom Suite (4 guests)   225 BGN / 116 Euro

Hotel prices valid for 31.05.2015 – 07.06.2015

  

Price is for the room and includes:

·      night and breakfast for every person in the room

·      Unlimited using of a free internet access – WI-FIin the public areas

·      Free using of an outdoor pool

·      VATtourist tax and tourist insurance

*Payment policy and terms:

·        Prepayment of 100% will be asked at the first day of accommodation.

·        Payment at the reception is necessary for every additional bill out of a package.

  

ALL NATIONAL TEAMS MUST ACCOMMODATE ONLY IN THE OFFICIAL HOTELS APPOINTED BY HOST COUNTRY. OTHERWISE THE COMPETITORS WILL NOT HAVE THE RIGHT TO COMPETE IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP.

 

VENUE / SPORT HALL

 

 

 

UNIVERSIADA EAD HALL

http://universiada-bg.com/index.php?lang=en

2, Shipchenski Prohod Blvd.

Universiada Hall is one of the architectural landmarks of Sofia. It was built in 1961 and its name is associated with Universiada 61 World University Summer Games of 1961, hosted by Sofia.

Universiada Sport Hall was designed by architects A. Barov, D. Vladishki, I. Tatarov, I. Ivanchev, among others. Since its foundation, Universiada Hall has become an established centre of prestigious international and national sport events, congresses, trade and industrial exhibitions and bazaars, concerts and shows.

In the course of the years, over 4,500 sport and cultural events have been taken place at the hall.

 

TEAM REGISTRATION PROCEDURES / КОМАНДА ПОРЯДОК РЕГИСТРАЦИИ

ON-LINE Registration

Team Registration will be made before the championship ONLY ON-LINE at http://www.waf-armwrestling.com 

Team registration at Championship

Teamrepresenting:

Only one person will register their team.

The Representative will bring with them the following:

Completed Team Registration form, final version, stamped and signed.

Country fee: 200 Euro

Senior fee: 30 Euro per class per hand

Junior fee: 15 Euro per class per hand

 

EAF Representative will then:

Accept Registration Form,

Accept Individual Registration fees

Accept Country Registration Fee

Prepare Official Receipt

All teams are obliged to fill online registration (www.waf-armwrestling.com) form and send their registration forms (PDF file) to the General Secretary of EAF till 18th of May 2015.

The registration order depends on the first online registration time if the registration form (PDF file) was sent to the General Secretary.

Multiple entries registration:

Juniors 18 years can not register in Juniors 21 years classes.

Juniors 18 years can register in Seniors classes.

Juniors 21 years can register in Seniors classes.

Masters can not register in Grand Masters or Seniors Grand Masters classes.

Masters, Grand Masters and Senior Grand Masters can register in Seniors classes.

Disabled athletes can register in any able athlete’s classes.

Fees paid due miss registration of multiple entries will not be refunded.

 

WEIGH-IN PROCEDURES / ВЗВЕШИВАНИЕ В ПРОЦЕДУРЫ

The weigh-in order depends on the receiving times of the registration forms. A schedule will be available 7 days before weigh-in.

The first received registration form receives the right to be first at the weigh-in and so on.

Team Captain will be present with the Team to answer any questions.
Each competitor will have the passport or ID with picture. Birthday and citizenship should be deductible from those documents.
Each team captain will prepare the team for weigh-in in the following order:
Ladies 50, 55, 60 kg and continue...
Men 55, 60, 65 kg and continue...
 
Please note:
If a competitor does not make weight, they have until 15:00 to make weight.
A test scale will be made available for competitors.
A Competitor only has two shots at official weigh-in scale.
A Competitor may only weigh-in between other countries.
A competitor may weigh-in to their normal weight or jump one weight class higher.
 
Official Event Badges:
Once the competitor has weighed-in, they will have a picture taken for their Official Competitor Badge.
The Competitor can then leave the Weigh-in area.
The Team Captain will wait till all team pictures have been taken.
Once the full Team is completed the Team Captain will receive all competitor badges at the evening of the weight in day.
 
Any Team Officials (Referee, President and Coach) with a Country must be present at Weigh-in to have photo and badge prepared. Badges must be worn all the time during competitions days.
 
ORGANIZER’S COMMITTEE
 
Bulgarian Armwrestling Federation
 
Assen Hadjitodorov – President of Bulgarian Federation
*  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                              ) +359 89 865 2727
 
Lucy Mazhdrakova (Russian and English speaking)
*  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                                  ) +359 88 891 6282        Fax +35929461415
 
Veronka Bonkova (Russian and English speaking)
) +359 89 860 9293     
 
European Armwrestling Federation (EAF):
 
Mircea Simionescu-Simicel – General Secretary (English speaking)
*  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.      ) +40 746 22222 9
 
www.eaf-armwrestling.com

WAF EXECUTIVE BOARD DECISIONS

WAF1047/07.04.2015

 

WAF EXECUTIVE BOARD DECISIONS

 

Due to violations of WAF Constitution, Rules, Congress decisions and Executive Board decisions by International Armwrestling Federation for Disabled (IAFD), Russian Armwrestling Association (RAA) and their leader Mr. Alexander Filimonov,

 

WAF Executive Board decides the following:

 

1.     Give the status “Not in good Standing” according with WAF Constitution to Russian Armwrestling Association (RAA). They cannot take part in the next World Championship unless they pay the debts to WAF.

 

2.     Confirm the status of “Not WAF member or partner” for International Armwrestling Federation for Disabled (IAFD) until the next WAF Congress where further actions will be taken.

 

3.     Temporary suspend until the end of next WAF Championship in Malaysia, the leader of those two organizations Mr. Alexander Filimonov and prohibit him from any armwrestling activities under WAF and EAF umbrella.

 

  

 

Executive Board

World Armwrestling Federation (WAF)

 

 

LIVE STREAMING ASIAN ARMWRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIP

TABLE 2 CENTRAL

 

TABLE 1

 

TABLE 3

 

WAF at SportAccord Convention 2015

Press release 24.04.2015

 It is a great recognition for World Armwrestling Federation (WAF) at the SportAccord Convention, Sochi - Russia, 19-24 April 2015.

For the first time in the history of armwrestling WAF was represented, presented and recognized by SportAccord General Assembly in front of the President of International Olympic Committee Thomas Bach, in front of the President of Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, in front of the President of FIFA Sepp Blatter and in front of 109 International Federations, members of SportAccord.

Due to our application situation, SportAccord Council proposed to add a point in the constitution in order for WAF to receive the Provisional Member status.

WAF applied for full membership at SportAccord with 52 members from which only 28 where considered eligible, recognized members by National Sport Authorities. According to the current rules we needed 40. This statute would had given us the possibility to obtain the other requested national recognitions easier with the SportAccord Membership (Provisional).

By 2% of the votes, the proposal of the SportAccord Council haven’t obtained the 2/3 majority needed to made statuary changes.

At the moment WAF have the Observer status in SportAccord General Assembly and our application is open. We keep on working to collect the missing 12 National Recognitions.

WAF attended many important meetings with major sport organizations, international sport federations (members of SportAccord), national governmental sport authorities, national Olympic committees, media partners and other guests.  

One of the most important was the meeting with the organizer of the World Combat Games, Mrs. Lisa Allan with who we started the discussions to include armwrestling into the program of 2018 World Combat Games in Lima-Peru. We have big chance to successfully pass all the requirements.

Another big achievement was the meeting with the President of International University Sports Federation (FISU), Mr. Claude-Louis GALLIEN. We received information and advice on how to apply and achieve FISU membership and we started the preliminary discussions to organize the 2017 World Armwrestling Students Championship under the umbrella and patronage of FISU.

WAF President and WAF General Secretary had an official meeting with SportAccord President Mr. Marius Vizer. We discussed the solutions to the current situation and he assured us of his full support.

WAF had an exhibition space together with Malaysia Tourism Agency.

WAF represented our sport, the stand where we set up a table was highly appreciated by our meeting guests, organizers, delegates, management of major international federations, media, authorities and visitors.

President of SportAccord Mr. Marius Vizer itself stopped to our armwrestling table and had a more casual meeting with WAF President and General Secretary.

For the first time all those major sport organizations met World Armwrestling Federation, acknowledge about our sport and for sure will support us for next General Assembly. They all enjoyed our sport. We received many encouragements to go further and recognize this sport at the highest international level.

World Armwrestling Federation

 

DOPING RESULTS WORLDS 2014 LITHUANIA

 

 

17 MARCH 2015

 

COMMUNICATION FROM DOPING CONTROL COMMITTEE

 

Here are the results of Doping Control and Sanctions given for positive cases at the World Armwrestling Championship 2014 in VILNIUS / LITHUANIA.

All positive athletes mentioned below are disqualified and must send back their medals.

During the suspension period, they can NOT go to any competition , event , championship , official or not,  at world , continental, national, regional or local level.

1/ Antonio Grimaldi/ITALY  : sanction: 1 year suspension

 

2/ Bakytzhan Saparbayev/KAZAKHSTAN : Sanction: 2 year suspension

 

3/ Gela Arabuli/GEORGIA : Sanction: 2 year suspension

 

4/ Maryna Shulyka/UKRAINE : Sanction: 2 year suspension

 

For the Doping Control Committee,

 

J-F ANDRE

Director of Doping Control Committee

WORLD ARMWRESTLING FEDERATION

 

Starting sanction date is 1st of November 2014 (GS)

 

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