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New Commonwealth Youth Championships set for Scotland, July 15-16, 2006


NEWS RELEAS  - 06/13/2006

By -  Josip Mrkoci -  Commonwealth Amateur Wrestling Association
 

Inaugural Commonwealth Youth Wrestling Championships (16-18 year old men & women ) in Glasgow, Scotland, July 15-16
 
London, Ontario, CANADA - The Commonwealth Amateur Wrestling Association confirmed today that eleven (11) Commonwealth wrestling nations will be participating at the " 2006 Commonwealth Youth Wrestling Championships" in Glasgow, Scotland. The nations represented at the Championships are - CANADA, ENGLAND, INDIA, MALTA, NIGERIA, NEW ZEALAND, PAKISTAN, SCOTLAND, SOUTH AFRICA, UGANDA and WALES.
 
This is the first time in Commonwealth wrestling history that the Youth Wrestling Championships will be held for male and female wrestlers in the 16-18 years age class. In the past the Commonwealth Wrestling Championships have only been conducted for Senior level wrestlers.
 
The Scottish Wrestling Association, a member of the British Wrestling Association is hosting the Championships in the city of Glasgow. The Commonwealth Youth Championships will be conducted in Olympic Freestyle Wrestling. The weight classes used for these Championships are FILA Cadet weights.
 
Male - 39- 42 kg, 46kg, 50kg, 54kg, 58kg, 63kg, 69kg, 76kg, 85kg, 85-100kg.
 
Female - 36- 38kg, 40kg, 43kg, 46kg, 49kg, 52kg, 56kg, 60kg, 65kg, 65-70kg.
 
" We are grateful to the Organizing Committee in Glasgow and the Scottish Wrestling Association for hosting the Inaugural Commonwealth Youth Wrestling Championships which will help to promote the Olympic Freestyle wrestling. We would also like to thank the Glasgow city Council and The Commonwealth Games Council For Scotland for their support of the Commonwealth Youth Wrestling Championships "� said, Josip Mrkoci , Chairman of the Executive Committee for the Commonwealth Amateur Wrestling Association.
 
Louise Martin - President of The Commonwealth Games Council For Scotland stated " we are delighted that the city of Glasgow was chosen to host the Commonwealth Youth Wrestling Championships as Glasgow has been very successful in hosting other Commonwealth sporting events, such as last year's Commonwealth boxing event, and is currently a candidate city for 2014 Commonwealth Games. We fully support the Scottish Wrestling Association for their initiative in hosting this important Wrestling� event in the city of Glasgow."
 
The President of FILA ( World wrestling governing body), Mr. Raphy Martinetti recently said " we support the efforts of the Scottish Wrestling Association, a member of the British Wrestling Association, in hosting the Commonwealth Youth Championships and congratulate the Commonwealth Amateur Wrestling Association for organizing the inaugural Commonwealth Youth Wrestling Championships".
 
The Scottish Wrestling Association , President Mr. Michael Cavanagh, head of the Organizing Committee�said " we look forward to hosting the Commonwealth Youth Championships, we are thrilled that the first Youth Championships are being held in in the city of Glasgow , Scotland, Glasgow was also the site of the first senior Commonwealth Wrestling Championships in 1985 ."

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2006 Commonwealth Youth

Wrestling Championships

Rules and regulations ...............................

2006 COMMONWEALTH YOUTH WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIPS
MEN’S & WOMEN’S FREESTYLE WRESTLING

Commonwealth Team Information


GLASGOW, SCOTLAND
July 15-16, 2006


 

1. GENERAL INFORMATION

1.1 The 2006 - Commonwealth Youth Wrestling Championships will be held in GLASGOW, Scotland, hosted by Scottish Wrestling Association under the auspices & sanction of the Commonwealth Amateur Wrestling Association and the approval and sanction of FILA and Commonwealth Games Federation


1.2 The event will be held at " Kelvin Hall " - Glasgow, a sports hall for spectators that has all the necessary facilities for wrestlers, coaches, officials and referees.

1.3 The competition will take place on July 15-16, 2006.

1.4 Wrestling symposium/school for: wrestlers, coaches, administrators, referees is scheduled to be conducted in Glasgow July 17-20 with practical applications ( wrestling competition) July 21-22 a review of acquired knowledge.

1.5 To host & conduct the wrestling symposium/school, the Commonwealth wrestling nations must inform the Commonwealth Amateur Wrestling Association (via e-mail) before April 30, 2006 the number of wrestlers, coaches, referees, administrators which will be taking part in this wrestling program. The fee for the wrestling symposium/school ( for five days) is (fifty) $ 50.00 CANADIAN dollars per person to cover the minimal basic costs.

1.6 Wrestling training camp is scheduled for July 17 - 20, in Glasgow for all Commonwealth wrestling teams which intend to compete at the " The Scottish International Open Tournament " (Glasgow, July 21 - 22).



2. TECHNICAL CONDITIONS

2.1 The Commonwealth Youth Wrestling Championships will be run in accordance with FILA ( NEW ) wrestling rules with some modified Commonwealth Amateur Wrestling Association rules of pool system, team scoring and team compliment.

2.2 Each Commonwealth wrestling nation can enter a maximum of two ( 2) athletes in Men's FREE-STYLE per weight class, the Women's FREE-STYLE is an Open Competition with no restrictions as to number of women athletes a nation can enter, per weight class for the 2006 - Commonwealth Youth Wrestling Championships.

The competition will be held in the following weight categories:
MEN: - 39- 42 kg, 46kg, 50kg, 54kg, 58kg, 63kg, 69kg, 76kg, 85kg, 85-100kg.

In the Men's division each Commonwealth nation can field 2-wrestlers per weight class. If a Commonwealth nation is not fielding a National team then a state/provincial or club wrestlers shall be accepted as long as there is maximum of 2 wrestlers per weight class maintained

WOMEN: - 36- 38kg, 40kg, 43kg, 46kg, 49kg, 52kg, 56kg, 60kg, 65kg, 65-70kg.

In Women's division each nation can also field 2-wrestlers per weight class for the team trophy. In addition to Commonwealth nations female team entry, we will also accept teams that may come from a state or a province or club (example -Australian, Indian states and Canadian provinces). Individual female wrestlers will also be allowed to compete as long as they are from a member Commonwealth nation. There is no limit in number of entries for any Commonwealth nation (per weight class) in Female wrestling division.

The 2006 - Commonwealth Youth Championships are for YOUTH 16-18 years of age(men&women). Wrestlers in the Cadet age (15 yrs.) category are allowed to participate in the competition for Commonwealth Youth Championships. However, wrestlers aged 15 in the year concerned must provide a medical certificate and parental authorisation.

2.3 The weigh-in will be one day before the competitions ( in the evening of July 14th, 2006 ) in accordance with the rules and regulations.

2.4 No tolerance of weight will be allowed.

2.5 The competition format will be a modified Pool system, A & B pools with all athletes wrestling each other within each pool in Preliminary phase. Top 3 wrestlers from each pool will go on to wrestle in quoter- final, semi -final and finals for the classification 1 - 6 th place.


3. ELIGIBILITY FOR PARTICIPATION

3.1 Participation in the 2006 - Commonwealth Youth Wrestling Championships is open to all Commonwealth nations recognized by COMMONWEALTH GAMES FEDERATION and provided that their wrestling governing bodies are members in good standing with the Commonwealth Amateur Wrestling Association and FILA.

3.2 The membership cost to individual Commonwealth wrestling nation is (seventy) $ 70.00 CANADIAN dollars for a two year period (2005 & 2006). The membership fee is to be paid to the - Commonwealth Amateur Wrestling Association - (by International money order) and sent to - 30 Pinegrove Crs., London, Ontario, CANADA, N6J 3Y9.

The fee is to be paid by March 31, 2006. If the fee is not paid by due date, then the cost for membership after March

31, 2006 shall be (one hundred) $ 100.00CANADIAN dollars.

3.3 Entry fee for the 2006 - Commonwealth Youth Wrestling Championships is (fifty) $ 50.00 CANADIAN dollars/per wrestler/per style. This fee is to be paid to the Commonwealth Amateur Wrestling Association (cash or certified cheque) at the time of arrival and registration.

4. OFFICIATING

4.1 Referees belonging to the International category ( FILA) shall officiate at the 2006 - Commonwealth Youth Wrestling Championships.

4.2 Referees must produce their valid FILA licence.


5. HOSTING CONDITIONS

5.1 The host Organizing Committee will provide accommodation and meals in GLASGOW at a rate of (fifty-five) $ 55.00 US per day/per person ( converted to the local currency - GB pound). FILA rules governing finances will be applied to teams that come early or stay beyond the normal dates of competition at the discretion of the Commonwealth Amateur Wrestling Association & Organizing Committee.

5.2 The host Organizing Committee will provide free transportation to all delegations from GLASGOW - International Airport to the accommodation site. The competition site transportation will be provided.


5.3 Participating Commonwealth teams must cover the cost of their airfare from their countries of origin to Glasgow, Scotland and return.

5.4 Teams traveling to Glasgow , Scotland for the Commonwealth Youth Wrestling Championships should arrange their tickets to allow for their return departure from Glasgow if they are taking part in " The Scottish International Open Tournament " (Glasgow, July 21 - 22).) an International Open Wrestling Tournament .

6. ACCOMMODATION AND MEALS

6.1 Accommodation will be provided for all wrestlers, coaches, referees and officials at a designated place . Normally, there will be two persons per room. (Check-out time is 10:00 am on the day of departure.) .

6.2 Meals will be provided at the designated place on a schedule to be developed by the Organizing Committee. The teams will be informed of the schedule upon their arrival in Glasgow.


7. VISAS

7.1 Participating countries, which require Visas to visit Scotland ( Great Britain), will obtain them by forwarding the names of the delegation members to the Brittish High Commission in their own country . We also request that you send a copy to the Organizing Committee (via e-mail) , who will also send them to the appropriate Brittish High Commission with a formal letter. In order to assist the Visa process, please be sure to provide the Nominative Entry Form as early as possible , before June 5, 2006.


8. TRAINING AND COMPETITION CONDITIONS

8.1 Commonwealth teams interested in training and hosting opportunities prior to Commonwealth Youth Wrestling Championships in Glasgow, should contact us at the earliest convenience, as some support maybe available, on a first come, first served basis. Interested countries should contact Commonwealth Amateur Wrestling Association directly via e-mail at :

Commonwealth-Wrestling@sympatico.ca

8.2 Participating teams shall have a training facility at their disposal under a time schedule to be fixed upon their arrivals.

8.3 Two regulation size mats will be provided at the competition site.

9. ENTRIES

9.1 We would ask that you inform us via E-mail of your teams commitment and participation by March 30th, 2006 (if you have not done so before). We require your answer by this date to carry out the necessary planning for accommodation and other services.

9.2 PRELIMINARY entries must be received via E-mail by the Commonwealth Amateur Wrestling Association and the Organizing Committee , before April 30, 2006. It should contain total number of the team compliment detailing the number of wrestlers ( male & female) , coaches, referees, team leaders/managers and any other officials or support personnel.

9.3 NOMINATIVE entries ( binding agreement) must be received via E-mail before JUNE 5, 2006. Nominative entries should list the names of wrestlers & weight class ( male & female ) which they will be competing in, names of coaches, referees, team leader/manager, other officials and support personnel. It should also list the name of the Airline, flight number, the date & time of arrival of the team or individuals to Glasgow, Scotland as well as the date & time of departure from Scotland.

9.4 FINAL entries for the wrestlers will be expected 6 hours before the start of the weigh-in ( July 14, 2006 ), given to the Organizing Committee.


10. MEDICAL EXAMINATIONS

10.1 Each Wrestler must undergo a medical examination that will take place on the day before competition (July 14th ). Wrestlers must produce a medical certificate of health before their medical examination which must be dated 3 days or less from his or her departure for Glasgow, Scotland.

11. AWARDS

11.1 The Organizing Committee will provide awards for the top three placings in each weight class and the top three Commonwealth teams, State/Province and Clubs. Top six in each weight class will receive Diploma Certificate.

11.2 Awards will be presented to the Outstanding Commonwealth Wrestler in both the Men's and Women's Free-style competition.


12. FINANCIAL CONDITIONS

12.1 All financial obligations must be settled with the Organizing Committee for food and accommodations upon arrival in Glasgow, Scotland. Remember the payment can be made in GB pound (converted value from $ 55.00 per person/per day US $ dollars).


13. CORRESPONDENCE

13.1 All correspondence regarding the 2006 Commonwealth Youth Wrestling Championships must be sent via E-mail directly to Commonwealth Amateur Wrestling Association and the Organizing Committee at the following:

A) Commonwealth Amateur Wrestling Association
30 Pinegrove Cres., London, Ontario, CANADA, N6J 3Y9

Tel.- (519) 668-9901 - Mobile number

E-mail - Commonwealth-Wrestling@sympatico.ca

Web site - http://groups.msn.com/CommonwealthWrestling

 

 

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RESULTS

Commonwealth Youth Wrestling Championships

Kelvin Hall - Glasgow, SCOTLAND, July 15-16, 2006

RESULTS

Male:

42kg - 1. - Adolf Khuzwayo - South Africa

46kg

1. - Pierre Botha - South Africa

2. - Carlo van Wyk - South Africa

3. - Craig McKenna - Scotland

50kg

1. - Rainor Els - South Africa

2. - Reiner Louw - South Africa

3. - John Medeiros - Canada

54kg

1. - Pieter van Schyff - South Africa

2. - C.J. van Der Walt - South Africa

3. - Kieran Malone - Scotland

58kg

1. - Vince Cormier - Canada

2. - Chris Odendaal - South Africa

3. - Alan Moffat - Canada

63kg

1. - Pieter Pienaar - South Africa

2. - Justin van Zyl - South Africa

3. - Cody Airdrie - Canada

69kg

1. - Rassie Erasmus - South Africa

2. - Philip Roberts - England

3. - Cristopher Laverick - Canada

76kg

1. - Kurt Botha - South Africa

2. - Leon Rattigan - England

3. - Francois Gerber - South Africa

85kg

1. - Martin van Staden - South Africa

2. - Eric Feunekes - Canada

3. - Waldo Etzebeth - South Africa

100kg

- 1. - Buster Clayden - England

2. - Jacobus van der Westhuizen - South Africa

3. - Joe Moody - New Zealand

Best Male Wrestler Award : 58kg -Vince Cormier - CANADA

MALE TEAM TROPHY : was won by - SOUTH AFRICA

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Female

40kg. -

1. - Bramilda Leeaw - South Africa

43kg. -

1. - Michelle Hoogkgk - South Africa

2. - Juanita Haywood - South Africa

3. - Jasmine Scobie - Canada

46kg. -

1. - Jade Parsons - Canada

2. - Krista Betts - Canada

3. - Zara D' Abbadie - South Africa

49kg. -

1. - Tessa Gallinger - Canada

2. - Emile Guitard - Canada

52kg. -

1. - Diana Ford - Canada

2. - Blaire Brown - Canada

3. - Vicky Kirk - Scotland

56kg. -

1. - Zumicke Geringel - South Africa

2. - Samantha Trundle - Canada

3. - Carly Wright - Canada

60kg. -

1. - Heide Erdle - Canada

2. - Alexis Kilroy - Canada

3. - Chanell Engelbrecht - South Africa

65kg. -

1. - Desire Smith - South Africa

2. - Melinda Marias - South Africa

3. - Laura Steffler - Canada

70kg. -

1. - Emmalee English - Canada

Best Female Wrestler Award : 56kg. - Zumicke Geringel - SOUTH AFRICA

FEMALE TEAM TROPHY : was won by - CANADA

 

 

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  WRESTLING  ARTICLE

 

2006-08-12

Canadian girls win team title & South African boys win team title at Inagural Commonwealth Youth Wrestling Championships in Glasgow, Scotland 


The 2006 inagural Commonwealth Youth Wrestling Championships was recently held in Scotland for male and female wrestlers ( 16-18 years of age) on July 15 -16, 2006 at the famous Kelvin Hall International Sports Arena in the city of Glasgow. Teams that competed were from Canada, England, Malta, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa and Wales. The Commonwealth Youth Wrestling event was sanctioned by FILA (world wrestling governing body) , Commonwealth Games Federation and the Commonwealth Amateur Wrestling Association.

 

A number of representatives of the International and National sports governing bodies were present at the 2006 Commonwealth Youth Wrestling Championships. Representing FILA was FILA delegate, Mr. John Dawson of Canada, representing Commonwealth Games Federation was it's Secretary - Ms. Louise Martin. Representing the Commonwealth Amateur Wrestling Association was Josip Mrkoci - Chairman, of the Executive Committee and Mr. Sandy McNeil - member of the Executive Committee & a member of British Amateur Wrestling Association. Representing British Wrestling Association was it's president Mr. Malcom Morley and representing Scottish Wrestling Association was Mr. Michael Cavanagh.

 

The Scottish Wrestling Association hosting this event chose Kelvin Hall Sports Arena for this competition as it is the premier location for sporting events in Glasgow. Kelvin Hall is located right across from the equally famous Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum and is walking distance to Glasgow University. In addition to the Scottish Wrestling Association and the Organizing Committee, the Commonwealth Youth Wrestling event's major supporters were Glasgow city Council (Candidate city for 2014 Commonwealth Games) and The Commonwealth Games Council for Scotland.

 

It was unfortunate that the British High Commission did not issue Visas to a number of African teams which would have had 11 nations competing at the the inagural Commonwealth Youth Championships. Nigeria, with a strong tradition in wrestling (national sport) and a highly competative wrestling team (female - African champions) within the Commonwealth was also refused visas for the Commonwealth competition. India, a Commonwealth power in Wrestling did not show, although they did send an e-mail to the Organizing Committee stating that they would take part.

 

The Wrestling competition for the team trophy was a contest between the two top teams, a team from South Africa and a team from Canada ( majority from Ontario). In the hunt for the girls Commonwealth Youth Wrestling team trophy, the Canadian team won the Team title with 5 - GOLD and 4 - Silver medals. South African girls placed second with 4 - GOLD and 2 - Silver medals. The home team, Scotland placed third with 1 - Bronze medal at 52kg ( Vicky Kirk ).

The Canadian Gold medalists were - 46kg. - Jade Parsons (Ont.), 49kg. - Tessa Gallinger (Ont.), 52kg. - Diana Ford (Ont.), 60kg. - Heide Erdle (N.B.) and 70kg. - Emmalee English (Ont.). Of the Ontario girls team, the dominant competitor was Jade Parsons. She also won a gold medal at the second wrestling competition, the Scottish International Tournament called " Braveheart Youth Wrestling Championships" on July 21 at the Univeristy of Strathclyde Sports Center in Glasgow.

 

The majority of the Canadian wrestling team members were from the province of Ontario. Also a number of wrestlers competing for Canada were from the province of New Brunswick. Heide Erdle (60gk) of New Brunswick also won both competitions and had an outstanding performance. Although, the Canadian girls won the the Team title, the title for the best female wrestler of the 2006 Commonwealth Youth Championships went to South African wrestler - ZUMICKE GERINGEL ( 56kg).

 

In the men's Commonwealth Youth Wrestling Championships, the South African team dominated the competition. Without a doubt it was a great surprise to the Canadian and other Commonwealth teams that the South African wrestlers won 8 out of 10 weight classes and the Team title.

 

Canada placed second as a team and England placed third. Canada's sole gold medalist was Vince Cormier (N.B.) at 58kg. The other gold medal was won by England's 100kg wrestler - Buster Clayden. Vince Cormier was one of the outstanding wrestlers at the Commonwealth Championships and he also won the Braveheart Youth Tournament. For his open and total wrestling style in each match, VINCE CORMIER (58kg) was selected as the best male wrestler of the 2006 Commonwealth Youth Wrestling Championships.

 

Louise Martin, the President of The Commonwealth Games Council for Scotland & Secretary of the Commonwealth Games Federation was present at the Commonwealth Youth wrestling finals and gave out the medals to the winners.

Following the Commonwealth Youth Championships a Commonwealth wrestling training camp was held from July 17-20 with clinician - GIA SISSAOURI , 2001 World Champion and Pan-Am Games and Commonwealth Games gold medalist. The wrestling camp was attended by all of the Commonwealth wrestling teams as a preparation for the " Braveheart Youth Wrestling Championships" on July 21-22.

 

The city of Glasgow played host to all of the wrestlers, coaches, officials, team leaders and organizing committee at a formal banquet held at the Glasgow City Hall. Bailie - Margaret McCafferty, JP was the host representing the Glasgow City Council. The interior of the city hall is completely made out of marlbe, and it is one the grandest buildings in Glasgow. On the occassion of the formal banquet by the city of Glasgow the Commonwealth team trophies were given and the best wrestler awards for male and female categories were announced.

 

The first Commonwealth Youth Championships did not have as many teams as expected , but what it lacked in numbers it made up in quality of wrestling on the mat. Many officials were suprised how good the South African wrestling team was. It is believed that at this age bracket the wrestling teams from the Commonwealth are more competitive.

 

The next Commonwealth Youth Wrestling Championships in two years will indeed be interesting to watch with the added participation of India, Nigeria and Pakistan. Will South Africa and Canada be able to defend their Team titles ?

 

Story courtesy of Commonwealth Amateur Wrestling Association

 

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SCOTTISH  INTERNATIONAL  WRESTLING

Braveheart Youth Wrestling Championships

Srathclyde University Sports Center - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - July 21 , 2006

 

RESULTS

Male:

 

42kg -

1. - Adolf Khuzwayo - South Africa

2. - Craig McKenna - Scotland

46kg -

1. - Pierre Botha - South Africa

2. - Carlo van Wyk - South Africa

50kg -

1. - Reiner Louw - South Africa

2. - Rainor Els - South Africa

3. - John Medeiros - Canada

54kg -

1. - Pieter van Schyff - South Africa

2. - Etienne van Deventer - South Africa

3. - C.J. van Der Walt - South Africa

58kg -

1. - Vince Cormier - Canada

2. - Chris Odendaal - South Africa

3. - Alan Moffat - Canada

63kg -

1. - Pieter Pienaar - South Africa

2. - Justin van Zyl - South Africa

3. - Cody Airdrie - Canada

69kg -

1. - Rassie Erasmus - South Africa

2. - Daniel Cooper - Canada

3. - Cristopher Laverick - Canada

76kg -

1. - Kurt Botha - South Africa

2. - Eric Feunekes - Canada

3. - A. Kamjami - England

85kg -

1. - Craig Stewart - Canada

2. - James Buck - Canada

3. - Martin van Staden - South Africa

100kg -

1. - Jacobus van der Westhuizen - South Africa

2. - Hayden Abrahams - South Africa

3. - Dylan Byrnes - Canada

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Female:

 

40kg. -

1. - Bramilda Leeaw - South Africa

2. - Jasmine Scobie - Canada

43kg. -

1. - Krista Betts - Canada

2. - Juanita Haywood - South Africa

46kg. -

1. - Zara D' Abbadie - South Africa

2. - Tessa Gallinger - Canada

49kg. -

1. - Jade Parsons - Canada

2. - Emile Guitard - Canada

3. - Samantha Rittman - South Africa

52kg. -

1. - Kathryn Bowes - Canada

2. - Blaire Brown - Canada

3. - Vicky Kirk - Scotland

56kg. -

1. - Zumicke Geringel - South Africa

2. - Samantha Trundle - Canada

3. - Diana Ford - Canada

60kg. -

1. - Heide Erdle - Canada

2. - Chanell Engelbrecht - South Africa

3. - Samantha Hurndall - South Africa

65kg. -

1. - Desire Smith - South Africa

2. - Melinda Marias - South Africa

3. - Laura Steffler - Canada

 

70kg. - 1. - Emmalee English - Canada

 
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