by Al Myers
MEET ANNOUNCEMENT – 2012 GOLD CUP
I’m very excited to finally announce the plans for this year’s IAWA Gold Cup, to be held at the Castlemilk Community Centre in Glasgow, Scotland. I have been to the Castlemilk Gym a few times now, and each experience has been a very enjoyable time! They have a very active all-round lifting club, with members that are very enthused about All Round Weightlifting. The promoters of this year’s Gold Cup are Andy Tomlin and Matthew Finkle (as listed on the entry form), but I know the promotion of this will be an entire club affair, so no details will be left unattended. This is the FOURTH time that the Castlemilk Gym Club has hosted the Gold Cup ( also in 2009, 2004, & 1999). David McFadzean was the promoter in 2009 and Willie Wright was the promoter in 2004.
One “special addition” to this year’s Gold Cup will be a CHALLENGE EVENT. This idea was the “brainchild” of Andy Tomlin and myself after last year’s Gold Cup in England at the awards banquet (after a few too many if I may say…). A debate ensued involving which country had the best One-Arm Deadlifters, one thing lead to another, and a challenge was made. We decided it could only be decided on the platform – thus this year’s Gold Cup Challenge of the TEAM TWO MAN ONE HAND DEADLIFT CHALLENGE.
Another very nice addition to this year’s Gold Cup is the day trip to the see the Dinnie Stones the day following. The Castlemilk Gym Club is making all the travel arrangements for this trip. The cost is 15 pounds, which is to defray the expenses of renting a van and fuel. So if you also want to get your chance at lifting the Dinnie Stones – this is your opportunity!!
Event: 2012 IAWA Gold Cup
Venue: Castlemilk Community Centre, Glasgow, Scotland
Meet Promoters: Matthew Finkle and Andy Tomlin
Date: November 3rd, 2012
ENTRY FORM (word document): 2012 Gold Cup Entry Form
ENTRY FORM (pdf): 2012 Gold Cup Entry Form