2019 SCOTTISH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS
POWERLIFTING, BENCH-PRESS & DEAD LIFT
It was lovely day in Robert Burns’ territory at the Scottish Open Championship, for the third year at Burns Gym, Dumfries on 9th March 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 some eight hours from all over the UK, besides 4 top lifters from Holland descended on Dumfries, where we were treated to some spectacular performances, causing good vocal support in the audience. It was exciting and exhilarating to see lifters lifting with such good form and technique lifting heavy weights.
To have been present at these championships, you would have witnessed a 380.5 kg squat, 230kg bench press and a 330kg dead lift and many NEW British records.
The standard of lifting was excellent, with an array of new lifters from all categories with some good camaraderie to win the classes creating a very vibrant atmosphere. The Platform crew delivered an excellent application on all lifts.
Full results are on the attached scoresheet.
BRITISH RAW RECORDS POWERLIFTING:
52kg Women’s Open – Hazel Peckham Squat 100kg, Bench Press 55kg, Total 267.5kg.
BRITISH CLASSIC RECORDS POWERLIFTING:
52kg Women’s Junior – Natasha Ratcliff, Bench Press 40kg, Dead Lift 95.5kg
110kg Men’s Master 50+ – Robert Caldwell, Bench Press 167.5kg.
BRITISH SINGLE PLY POWERLIFTING:
110kg Men’s Open – Steven Murray 380.5kg. Steven broke a 25-year-old BPO British record with this lift.
BEST OVERSALL POWERLIFTER
Steven Murray with 496 points.
Stuart Murray did all lifters proud by each receiving unique statues and certificates of participation.
Many of the lifters have since e-mailed, Facebook, text, telephoned and wrote to express how “GREAT” the Championships were run, with dedication and commitment from all those below involved.
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 Crew: Scott McClone, Ewan Cameron, Ryan Krieger, Craig Matland-Wilson, John McWilliams, Ian Patterson, Darren Warbeck and Stene Watson.
MC: David Carter
Technical Officer: Robert Campbell
Referees: Charlotte Wareing, Phil Beniston, Robert Campbell and David Carter
Presentations: Phil Beniston
The BPO will be back at Burns Gym for the 2020 Scottish Open Championships, thanks to Stuart Murray and his most excellent team.
Report by “The Crane”