February  2006

             If you missed the NAA tournament on the 18th you missed some good challenge matches.

Gabe Accardi beat Simon Berriochoa from CA 3 straight matches.  Norm Devio beat Floria Dutra from Brazil 3 to 2 in 5 of the toughest matches I have seen in awhile, tough to get old.  Cindy Looney beat Elaine Blik from Idaho 3 to 0 or 3 to 1, not sure.  Chris Coletti from FL beat Benjie Dwyer from NY 3-2 in some close matches.  Michael Todd from  AK beat Marcio Barboza from Brazil 3-1 right hand and beat John Ruggerio from NY 3-1 left hand.  The rest of the results are posted on the Northeast Board. 

There are clips of the event on Arm TV.   


            I don't know if anyone saw it but I did an interview on New England Cable News(NECN) about Armwrestling, it's growth and what it is like to compete.  The Boston Globe did a nice article on the Cape Cod Challenge at Smitty's Sports Pub with pictures and they also did an online segment with pictures of Carlos Beltran, Carl Schmeichel, Mike Skinner, Roger LeBlanc, James Patterson Jr and a few others. Here is a link to the article.    Check it out.

             There seems to be a lot more money events posted for 2006.  Mike Gould's event is paying out $20,000.00.  John Burgesson has an event in Vegas for $36,000.00.  There is also an event in Kansas City for big money.  You can fine more info on these events on the USA site.  There also appears to be much better money for the Ladies so far this year.  If you can make any of these events be sure to attend. 




                                                 Cape Cod Challenge

  Smitty's Sports Pub

February 11th, 2006



Men's Right Open


  1. Tim Sears(MA)     2.  Richard DiNardo(MA)


  1. Rick Brunelle(NH)   2.  Richard DiNardo(MA)   3.  Carl Schmeichel(MA)


  1. Andy Ducharme(RI)   2.  Craig Gonsalves Jr(MA)   3.  Jeff LeBlanc(MA)


  1. Jerry Cadorette(MA)   2.  Ken Brunelle(NH)   3.  Brian Johnson(MA)


Men's Right Novice


  1. Hobson Fagundes(MA)   2.  Roger LeBlanc(MA)   3.  Doug Vaillancart(MA)


  1. Glen Cardoza(MA)   2.  Roger LeBlanc(MA)   3.  Chris Carroll(MA)


  1. Craig Calley(MA)   2.  James Patterson Jr(MA)   3.  Carlos Beltran(CT)


  1. Joe Roebora(MA)   2.  Carlos Beltran(CT)   3.  Mark Jemiolo(MA)


Men's Left


  1. Chris Roy(MA)   2.  James Patterson Jr(MA)   3.  Richard DiNardo(MA)


  1. John Daigle(CT)   2.  Carlos Beltran(CT)   3.  Mike Skinner(MA)


Women's Right


  1. Pam Ducharme(RI)


  1. Vickie Oliver(MA)   2.  Joyce LeBlanc(MA)   3.  Pam Ducharme(RI)



Boys 7/9yrs

       1.  Nicholas Daigle(CT)   2.  Victor Neto(MA)   3.  Claudio Querage(MA)

Girls 7/9yrs

  1. Jessica Smith(MA)   2.  Stella Benson(MA)   3.  Bernadette Palmer(MA)





  1. Zach Hoffmaster(MA)   2.  Sean Patterson(MA)   3.  Ryan Sweeney(MA)


            There were 55 entries plus 15 kids.  Referees were Tim Sears,  Jan Schmeichel and Bill Cox.  Brackets were done by Gerry Cox.   IAF Sanctioned Event.



Upcoming Events



            March 4th.   The 3rd  annual Winter Blast will be held at Brady's Irish Pub in Bensalem, PA.  Classes for Men's Right Open, Men's Right Novice, Men's Left and Women's Right Open.  Awards for 1st thru 3rd in all classes.  Weigh-ins from 11:30am till 1pm.  For more info call Sue Fischer, the Meet Director at  215-943-7813.    IAF Sanctioned Event.


            March 25th.   The Mike Gould Classic will be held in Oshawa, ON  Canada.  There will be $20,000.00 in cash & awards given away.  1st place in the Open Classes pays $1,200.00 to win both right & left hand.  For more info call Mike Gould at 905-426-0891.




            April 1st.   The Canadian American Championship will be held in the Main Ballroom of the Holiday Inn on Rte 495 in Taunton, MA.  Classes for Men's Right Open, Men's Right Masters, Men's Left and Women's Right Open.  Awards for 1st thru 3rd in all classes.  Overall Awards for all 4 classes.  Team Awards for top 3 teams.  Special room rate of $89.00 per night.  For reservations call 508-823-0430 and ask for armwrestling rate.  For more info call Bill @ 508-947-8958.  IAF Sanctioned Event.   Info on Hotel click the link.



            April 21/23.   The Ultimate Armwrestling III, Pull at the Plaza . There ill be $36,000 in cash and awards given out.  Full details are posted on the PAC website:



 April 29th.  New date for the White Mtn Championship.  This Championship will be held at Fratello's Italian Restaurant, located inside the Mill at Loon Mtn on Rte 112 in Lincoln, NH.  This is about 2 hrs north of Boston and about 3  hrs from Montreal.  Classes for Men's Right Open, Men's Right Novice, Men's Left and Women's Right Open.  Awards for 1st thru 3rd in all classes.  Weigh-ins on friday (4/28) from 8pm till 10pm, and on saturday (4/29) from 10am till 1pm.  Special room rate at the Rivergreen Resort of $52.00 per night.  For reservations call 800-654-6182.  Check oput their web site:   For more info call Bill @ 508-947-8958.  IAF Sanctioned Event.



            May 27th.  Tenative date for the PA Fair.  Still waiting for details.  Check next months news letter or check out the IAF tournament page.  Http://  



            June       Waiting for dates from the Broken Spoke Saloon. That is where the event will be held.



            August 5/6th.   The USA Unified National Championship will be held at the Doubletree Resort in Denver, CO.  Meet Directors are Russell & Brandy Stark.  The Open competition will be held on Saturday (8/5) and the Master Classes will be run on Sunday (8/6).  Awards for 1st thru 6th in all open  classes, 1st thru 4th in masters classes.  Top 2 in each weight class will qualify for Team USA to attend the World Championships in England.  There is a link to the English site on the IAF link page.  Free tee shirts to the 1st 200 entries.  Custom Championship Watches will be awarded to all 1st place finishers.

Last years Nationals drew 410 entries from 35 states. They are expecting this year's event to be even bigger.  For more info call Russ or Brandy at 970-978-8797  or Denise at 406-245-1560.



            Anyone interested in joining the IAF should go to the IAF or Maine sites and download an application or e-mail me and I will send you one.  The dues are only $12.00 per year for one person or

$18.00 per couple per year.  We are still putting together a Master Mailing List for Women.  If you know of any Ladies that compete that would like to be added to the list send me their info.






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