It was a truly lovely sunny day in Robert Burns’ territory at the Scottish Open International Championship, for the fifth year in a row at Burns Gym, Dumfries on 23rd April thanks to Stuart Murray, Meet Director. Burns gym is fully equipped, with quality equipment that is ideal to the development of humane power and strength.
Competitors travelled from all over the UK to descend on Dumfries. Attendees witnessed spectacular performances, causing good vocal support in the audience. It was exciting and exhilarating to see lifters lifting with such good form and technique for lifting heavy weights.
To have been present at these championships, you would have witnessed a bag full of records broken. 28 British Records, 8 European Records and 5 World records.
The standard of lifting was excellent, with an array of new lifters from all categories with excellent camaraderie to win the classes creating a very vibrant atmosphere. The Platform crew delivered an excellent faultless application on all lifts.
Full results are on the attached scoresheet.
RAW RECORDS POWERLIFTING:
75kg Men’s Open – Dan Pinnock, Squat 172.5kg B-E, Dead Lift 200kg B-E
82.5kg Men’s M60+ - Phil White, Squat 112.5kg B Bench Press 103kg B Dead Lift 160kg B & Total 380.5kg B
100kg Men’s Jun – William Deakin, Bench Press 120kg B & Total 477.50kg B-E
100kg Men’s M65+ - Robert Ockendon, Squat 110kg B-E-W Bench Press 90kg B-E-W Dead Lift 130kg B-E-W & Total 330kg B-E-W
110kg Men’s Jun – Ben Jacks, Bench Press 122.5kg B Dead Lift 220kg B & Total 522.5kg B
125kg Men’ M40+ - Andrew Cairney, Squat 350kg B-E-W, Dead Lift 312.5kg B-E-W & Total 847.5kg – B-E-W
140+kg Men’s Open – Tomasz Arczewski, Squat 300kg B-E-W
SINGLE PLY RECORDS POWERLIFTING
110kg Men’s Open – Steven Murray, Squat 381kg B
RAW RECORDS SINGLE LIFT DEAD LIFT
60kg Men’s Open – Stuart Jamieson, Dead Lift 290kg B-E-W
CLASSIC RECORDS POWERLIFTING:
100kg Men’s M40+ – Barry Davis, Bench Press Bench 190kg B -E
Key: B=British record. E=European record, W=World record.
BEST OVERALL SINGLE PLY POWERLIFTER
Steven Murray with 501 points.
BEST OVERALL RAW POWERLIFTER
Andrew Cairney with 483 points.
BEST OVERALL RAW DEAD LIFTER
Stuart Jamieson with 248 points.
Stuart Murray did all lifters proud by each receiving unique medals and certificates of participation.
Lifters have since e-mailed, Facebook, text, telephoned and wrote to express how “GREAT” the Championships were presented with dedication and commitment from all those involved below.
THEREFORE, A VERY BIG THANK YOU TO ALL THOSE BELOW WHO GAVE UP THEIR TIME AND TALENT TO HELP AT THESE CHAMPIONSHIPS.
Meet Director: Stuart Murray
Platform Manager: Adam Suaberlich
Platform Crew: Neil Anderson, Kristian Dougan, Aaron Gooding, Andy Houston,
Andy McCulloch, Danny McGregor.
MC: David Carter
Technical Officer: Phil Beniston
Referees: Stuart Murray, Phil Beniston, Andy Shipman and David Carter
Presentations by: Phil Beniston Technical Officer.
The BPO will be back at Burns Gym for the 2023 Scottish Open International Open Championships, thanks to Stuart Murray and his most excellent team.
Report by “The Crane”