EVENT RULES

Two lifters will face off in turn based manner. The lifters will compete in their designated round of the tournament completing the assigned lifts in head to head fashion. Each round will feature a snatch, clean and jerk, or total of the two lifts.

Prior to the start of the round, the lifters will have been seeded 1-16. That seeding determines who completes the first lift, higher seed first. Each lifter will be given a one minute clock to complete their allotted lift until time is complete for the round.

  • a. Should a lifter miss their lift and have remaining time in the minute, they may use the remaining time, if they desire, to attempt the lift again. However, the lifter is not allowed to change the weight in their allotted minute once it has been lifted above the knees
  • b. Once a lifter attempts a certain load on either snatch or clean and jerk, they may not decrease the load at any time throughout the rest of the round unless they are in a round consisting of both snatch and clean and jerk whereupon they may start with any load they choose at the beginning of the second half of the round.
  • c. The lifters are required to load their own bar during their allotted time. The opposing lifter can load their bar at any time regardless of whose turn it is.

Each round will be allotted in the following manner:

  • Round 1:
    • 6 minute round to complete snatch max (3 minutes each lifter, alternating lifters each minute)
    • 1 minute reset
    • 6 minute round to complete clean and jerk max (3 minutes each lifter, alternating lifters each minute)
  • Round 2:
    • Single 8 minute round to complete snatch max (4 minutes each lifter, alternating lifters each minute)
  • Round 3:
    • Single 8 minute round to complete clean and jerk max (4 minutes each lifter, alternating lifters each minute)
  • Round 4 (Championship Round):
    • 10 minute round to complete snatch max (5 minutes each lifter, alternating lifters each minute)
    • 3 minute reset
    • 10 minute round to complete clean and jerk max (5 minutes each lifter, alternating lifters each minute)

The winner will be decided by the highest Sinclair Coefficient of the best lift, or combined highest Sinclair Coefficient of snatch and clean and jerk should the round have both lifts.

Each lifter will have 3 judges assigned to their platform signaling whether each lift was a good lift (white flag) or bad lift (red flag). A good lift will be indicated by a minimum of 2 white flags.

There will be a scoreboard running behind the competing athletes showing both their current Sinclair Total as well as what weight they need to lift to beat their opponent’s current Sinclair Total.