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FORTHCOMING GRIP CONTESTS
 

 

Grip Tour of Britain – Camberley

Saturday 4 Feb, 2017

Events:
1. Two Hands Pinch Lift
2. Two Hands Shallow Hub Key Pinch Lift
3. 50mm Rolling Handle – Hold
4. Pickaxe Lever to Rear – Hold

Classes: Open

Venue:
Bridge Road Barbell
Unit 2, Bridge Trading Estate
Bridge Road
Camberley
Surrey
GU152QR

Weigh in: 12-1pm
Start: Contest at 1pm

Promoter: David Horne & Phil Horwood

Entrance fees: £15 to gym members and £20 to non gym members, paid on the day.

Trophies: There will be medals for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd.

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This is the first in a proposed series of multi-venue steel bending/snapping events.
This will be a good training event for those interested in this year’s British Grip Champs.

Steel Shredder

Up till 24 February, 2017

Event: Braced steel bar snap

Rules:
1. The bar may be bent over the knee, leg, head, neck, stomach. The bar cannot be bent by the feet or on the floor.
2. Wraps for protection for the hands will be the World of Grip 10" x 4" suede wraps. You can have two wraps on each side if you wish.
3. No gloves are allowed. No wrapping or taping of any part of wrist, and hands is allowed.
4. Padding to bend the bar over can be of any suitable material like cloth, canvas, towel, nylon or leather, but cannot contain any rigid components. You can strap the towel to your leg with a knee wrap so that the towel stays in place.
5. Only chalk is allowed.
6. Bend the steel bar, back and forth till it snaps. Max time limit = 20 minutes

The World of Grip stock for this contest is S275 mild steel.
Lengths and sizes to choose from for the contest are:
12mm x 18”
10mm x 14”
10mm x 18”
8mm x 14”
8mm x 18”
6mm x 14”
6mm x 18”
1. The attempt is to be performed on any day up till 24 February, 2017 - so get snapping now ! :)
2. Each ‘Steel Shredder’ bar will be marked with an identification mark.
3. If the attempt is done on your own, then please video the opening of the package and the snap. If you have multiple bars for other further attempts, only video you’re snap on these later attempts.
4. Please send me the video links as you do them.
5. You can purchase as many bars as you wish, and can have as many attempts throughout the time period till the last day. This will help your technique, strength and speed over time.
6. If the event is being hosted by a promoter and attended by many then he can open and hand the bars to the competitors, and then video all the competitors together if he wishes.
7. Please sign up as soon as possible, so that we can get your steel to your venue in time.

Classes: Open
Juniors are welcome to compete, with parental permission.

Venue: Multiple venues all around the world.

Promoter: David Horne and World of Grip

Entrance fees: £5, steel is purchased on top of this fee.
To compete, please ask me for a total cost including your steel and shipping.

Trophies: There will be medals for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd

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The 24th British Grip Championships

Saturday 1 April, 2017

Events:
1. Axle Deadlift - Double Overhand Thumbless grip (20" lift)
2. Gold Bar Pinch Lift
3. Reverse Bending
4. Half a Penny Lift
5. Two Hands Pinch – Hold
6. Braced steel bar snap

British Bending & Breaking Champs

The return of the British Bending & Breaking Champs, first contested back in 1955.
1. Reverse Bending
2. Braced steel bar snap
Tiebreaker nail snap if needed.

Classes: Open, 83k and Women’s classes.

Venue: "Grip Factory", 71 Common Rd, Stafford, ST16 3EQ

Weigh in: Stafford 9-11am
Start: Contest at 11am.

Promoter: David Horne

Entrance fees: £20, juniors £10
To compete please send the payment through paypal to world_of_grip@ntlworld.com
Or pay on the day.

Trophies: There will be medals for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each class.

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Grip Tour of Britain – Leeds

Sunday 23 April, 2017

Events:
1. Adjustable Thick Bar Lift
2. Axle Deadlift – Double Overhand Thumbless grip (20" lift)
3. One Hand Lift – Hold
4. Two Hands Pinch – Hold

Classes: Open

Venue:
Rall’s Gym
Macaulay Street
Leeds
LS9 7SW

Weigh in: 10-11am
Start: Contest at 11am

Promoter: David Horne & Andy Bolton

Entrance fees: £20
To compete please send the payment through paypal to world_of_grip@ntlworld.com or pay £20 on the day.

Trophies: There will be medals for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd.

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Grip Tour of Britain - Criccieth Challenge Day

Saturday 27 May, 2017

Events:
1. Gold Bar Pinch – Hold
2. Two Hands Shallow Hub Key Pinch – Hold
3. PickAxe Lever to Front – Hold
2 attempts on each event

Classes: Open

Venue: Criccieth Memorial Hall, High Street, Criccieth, LL52 0HB, Wales.

Weigh in: 10am till the event starts.
Start: About 11am.

Promoter: David Horne and the Criccieth Memorial Hall.

Entrance fees: Free to enter.

Trophies: There will be medals for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd.

This is part of the Criccieth Stone of Strength day. So why not do both and combine grip with stone lifting.

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Steel Shredder #2

From 1 May till 30 June, 2017

Event: Unbraced Small Nails Snap

Rules video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGKCbuh ... e=youtu.be

Rules:
Using 5 x World of Grip 65mm nails, or cut steel.
1. The unbraced rules in force here are a pure unbraced style so keep the wrapped nail away from the rest of your body. The hands are not to intentionally touch your chest, waist, neck or anything. Small nails are being snapped, so this feat is all about hand strength and endurance. If I see you deliberately flaunt this rule, the nail snapped will be disqualified.
2. All nails are unwrapped to start with, and the athlete will wrap his first nail when the time has started. No pre-wrapping nails. Only use a single wrap for the entire attempt.
3. It is meant to be a test of hands (fingers and thumbs), so only wrap the nail in the 4” wide part of the wrap, and not the whole 10” length to gain leverage.
4. The grip for opening the nail will be a double overhand grip (thumbs between the hands) with the thumbs pushing outwards against the index fingers of the hand.
5. Keep bending back and forth till the nail snaps, then move on to the next one. Keep going till the 20 minutes time period is up.
If you only snap one nail for example in the time, then the time when you actually snapped this one is taken as your score (eg. one nail in 11minutes).
6. Wraps for protection will be the World of Grip 10" x 4" suede wraps. I’d advise using one wrap only.
7. No gloves are allowed. No wrapping or taping of any part of wrist, and hands is allowed.
8. Only chalk is allowed.
9. Please make a clear video for me to view. Show me the nails at the beginning. Shout out aloud when the nail snaps and of course show these snapped nails at the end.
10. Max time limit = 20 minutes to snap the 5 nails.
rules video

The World of Grip stock for this contest is 65mm ‘nails’
Sizes to choose from for the contest are:
65mm oval nail
65mm x 3mm wire ‘nail’
65mm x 2mm wire ‘nail’

1. The attempt is to be performed on any day between 1 May and 30 June, 2017.
2. Each ‘Steel Shredder’ ‘nail’ will be marked with an identification mark.
3. Please send me the video links as you do them.
4. You can purchase as many ‘nails’ as you wish, and can have as many attempts throughout the time period till the last day. This will help your technique, strength and speed over time.
5. If the event is being hosted by a promoter and attended by many then he can open and hand the ‘nails’ to the competitors, and then video all the competitors together if he wishes.
6. Please sign up as soon as possible, so that we can get your steel to your venue in time.

Classes: Open, Women and Junior
Juniors are welcome to compete, with parental permission.

Venue: Multiple venues all around the world.

Promoter: David Horne and World of Grip

Entrance fees: £5, steel is purchased on top of this fee.
To compete, please ask me for a total cost including your steel and shipping.

Trophies: There will be medals for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each class

Overall Steel Shredder Champion of 2017

For the overall 2017 contest the two events results are combined.
The top 3 of the overall will be awarded prizes.
First prize = will receive a special steel art painting commissioned for the winner (this prize is worth hundreds of pounds).

The overall positions are decided by the scores in each contest (#1 and #2); example, 1st =1pt, and 4th in second comp = 4pt, so a total of 5pts. Lowest score wins.
If it is a draw in the podium positions then it will go to countback, etc.
1 Points (Reverse strongman points scoring)
2 Countback if tied on points
3 Toughest steel snapped
4 Items snapped if still tied
5 Time taken to snap all items

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Record Breakers #3

Sunday 10 Sept, 2017

Events:
Choose 3 events from the world record list, also IronMind, and other companies records can be attempted as long as we have the equipment and it is organised well in advance with the companies.
Tell me in advance what events you wish to try.
http://www.davidhorne-gripmaster.com/worldrecords.html

Venue: "Grip Factory", Stafford
Weigh in: 10-11am
Start: Contest at 11am.
Promoter: David Horne
Entrance fees: £20 - Food included.
4 attempts allowed on each event



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