Member Of United States
IAF has a new State Director. His name is Jan Schmeichel and he is the
State Director for Massachusetts. Jan lives in Randolph, MA. He is a
competitor and also a referee. Most of you know Jan and I am sure he will
do a super job as a director. Be sure to congratulate him when you see
him. His information is posted on the Director Board on the IAF site and
also on the IAF info on the Maine site.
World Championships will be held in Tokyo, Japan from Nov. 28 till Dec. 5.
I have been informed by Willy Deneumostier who is the Sec/Gen for WAF that
they are expecting 40 countries to attend this years World Championship.
At last count Team USA had 37 competitors representing us at World's. It
also looks as if the Unification is off for now as the other WAF has
decided to run their own World Championship. Good Luck to Team USA, bring
home some gold. Bill Collins is the Team Manager and anyone that qualified
needs to get in touch with him. There are some spots open yet, if you are
interested you should get in touch with Bill Collins at
209-826-2873 or e-mail him at:
Step 1 Important, read package
carefully. Once you have made your decision please contact: Bill Collins
209-827-5108 office, 209-826-2873 home, 209-704-0564 cell or Denise
Wattles 1-406-245-1560: or email
It is important that you contact us with an
answer of yes or no. If 1st or 2nd place cannot
attend, we will go through the list of participants to fill the team.
Step 2 Passports
Please verify your passport, if you do not
have a passport you will need to apply immediately, they say it only takes
4 to 6 weeks but we have seen cases which took more than 2 months.
You can download a passport application form
or go to your local post office for application; I must receive a copy of
your pass port for flight tickets and WAF weigh-ins
Step 3 (Transportation)
Airfare is very import to guarantee your seating the deadline for
guarantee seating in OCT 23, 2005.
Travel dates are:.
11/27/05 - depart San Francisco 11:25 am JAL
11/28/05 - arrive Tokyo 3:25 pm
12/05/05 - depart Tokyo 5:25 pm, arrive San
Francisco 9:25 am, same day. JAL flight #2
The code share airline is American Airlines
for mileage. If you need domestic flight I suggest you let Pauline form LB
Travel take care of your needs. She can also book you a room in SF with a
shuttle picking and returning you to the airport.
Tell her you’re with TEAM USA
GUEST and family are Welcomed
If you’re interested in extending your visit
while in Japan we’ll need to know in advance.
We are working with a Travel agent for groups
rates. To date she has priced the following:
San Francisco: 780.00
New York: 988.00
Our goal would be to have everyone leave their
home port and meet in one Central location; we would then travel together
as a group to Tokyo, Japan.
Transportation from the Tokyo Airport to the
host hotel is 1.5 hours and will cost $20 U.S each. It would be much
easier if we could all arrive and depart at the same time.
Step 4 Accommodations – Deadline to
book accommodations is Sept. 30
I’m working on a group Hotel, the Marriott
Tobu 5 minuet walk is booked solid. The different hotels which would
require some walking and taking the subway in order to get to the
The avg prices for room are as follow, prices
Single (one person in room) $1,276.09 for 6
Single (one person in room) $1,126.36 for 6
nights - no breakfast
Double (two people in room) $777.13 for 6
nights per person /breakfast
Double (two people in room) $627.40 for 6
nights per person -no breakfast
Uniforms MUST BE WORN (shirt and pants) at the WAF event
including guest Uniforms can be ordered from Heavy duty Awards. You can
order on line at usarmwrestling.com or call
Team Uniform – Jacket and pants $80.00
Team Shirt $10-20
Your order must be placed with Heavy duty
Awards in advance. I support gear is also available. 1-406-245-1560,
HDAWARDS@msn.com, on line usarmwrestling.com
Registration fees are $30 per arm per category
This fee must be paid in US $$$ only
Example: If you pull in the Open classes $30
for Right & $30 for Left = $60 US
Tokyo is a
wonderful place to visit the food is very different from American food
and very expensive.
The weather for that time of the year is between 65-70 degrees
Oct 1. The Battle in the
Capital will be held at the Embassy West Hotel in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
Cash awards for the Pro Divisions both right & left hand, pay back to 6th
place. Sculptured Arms for 1st & 2nd place in the
Novice with medals for 3rd thru 5th. Trophies for
the Ladies Open Right Hand class for 1st thru 3rd.
Triple elimination for the pro Classes, Double for the rest. Special rates
for rooms, call the Embassy West at 613-729-4331 For info call Eric
Roussin at 613-236-5513.
Oct. 15. The 6th
Annual NH State Championship will be held at the Paradise Beach Club in
Weir's Beach, NH. Classes for Men's Right Open, Novice, Masters and Men's
Left, Women's Right Open and Kids & Teens. Trophies for 1st
thru 3rd in all classes plus Overalls for each class. Weigh-ins
from 11am till 12:30pm. Contest starts at 1pm. For info call Harry or
Priscilla Bean at 603-524-2640 This will be an IAF Sanctioned Event.
Oct.. 29. The Connecticut Fall
Classic will be held at the Cadillac Ranch in Southington, CT. There will
be 28 classes offered. Men's Right Open, Novice, Masters, Men's left Hand,
Women's Right & Left Hand, plus Teens & Kids. Awards for 1st
thru 3rd in all classes plus lightweight & heavyweight overalls
for right & left hand. This is an IAF Sanctioned Event. For info call Josh
Nov. 19. The Northeastern
Armwrestling Challenge will be held at the Black Bear Saloon in So.
Norwalk, CT. There will be 4 cash Supermatches plus Men & Ladies Right &
Left Hand Classes. There is a flyer for this event on the Northeast
Message Board. For info call James at 203-804-7644 or Pete at
Championships will be held in Japan. Full info posted on USA site(
We have to get out and support
armwrestling, either as a competitor or spectator. If the sport is to grow
we need more people to participate. Sponsors are looking for head counts
more so then champions. If sponsors are unhappy with the turnout then they
will not be willing to do the event again. A promoter can only do so much,
they need your help and support by going to their events if not to compete
then to cheer on a teammate or friend.
All the info you need
about your sport is online. You just have to check it out. Between the
USA, USAA, IAF, AWP, Arm TV and the Northeast Message Board there is all
the info on the sport as well as results, upcoming events and training
tips. There are links to all these sites on the IAF site plus numerous
other sites. Check them out from time to time. Join the Northeast Board
and also Arm TV.