All Clubs looking to take part in the upcoming indoor season are reminded that a full list of pullers as well as the club affiliation form need to be submitted to Mary Catherine Murphy firstname.lastname@example.org . All elements of these forms need to be included for them to be accepted, including all relevant individual address and contact information for all pullers and club members.
Individual Weigh-in has now been fully implemented and will be in operation for the upcoming Indoor Season. This involves a change to the weigh-in and substitution procedure from last year and all pullers looking to weigh-in for a competition will need to have a new affiliation I.D Card with them for every event. All card information needs to be submitted at least 5 days before a competition, to allow enough time for the card to arrive in time. Pullers will not be able to weigh-in without their card.
This system has been in operation throughout the outdoor championship and has been very successful. It is the clubs and pullers sole responsibility to arrive on time for weight-in, have their I.D cards with them and make sure they make they competition weight. There will be no tolerance for any pullers or teams arriving after the scales close, or for teams who fail to make weight. It is the most basic requirement of all teams that they make the competition weight. Teams and pullers failing to make the weight, or arriving after the scales close, have already and will continue to be prevented from competing in the competition.
Information on how to get the I.D cards can be found below and is also permanently available on the Affiliation page. The new weigh-in and substitution procedures are as follows:
Weighing and Stamping:
The weighing and stamping shall be completed at least one hour before the published time for the start of the competition.
Any substitutes must be weighed at this time also.
Blank Individual weigh certificates and team sheets will be available from the ITOWA officials at the weigh-in.
Once a puller arrives to weigh in, they present their ID card and completed Individual weigh certificate and stand on the scales. Their weight is recorded onto their Individual weigh certificate by the ITOWA official, who also signs and stamps the pullers weigh certificate.
Once a puller has had their Individual weigh certificate signed and stamped, they can not weigh-in again.
The team coach will be given a team sheet to fill in.
Once the team coach presents the completed team sheet to the ITOWA official, the official will check that the total team weight is on or below the competition weight. If it is, then all 8 pullers will be stamped.
Once the team has been stamped, substitutions may only take place after the team has finished the first end of the first match it pulls in.
The puller to be replaced, the substitute and the Coach must report to the Chief judge, who may designate an official to deal with the Substitutes.
The coach must present the I.D Card and Individual weigh certificate showing the name, I.D Number and weight of the puller to be replaced and the I.D Card and Individual weigh certificate showing the name, I.D Number and weight of the substitute puller.
The substitute puller must be of equal weight or less than the puller he / she replaces.
The total weight of the team cannot be increased by the weight of the substitute, even if the team originally weighed less than the maximum weight for that weight class.
Directly after the change, the Chief judge or designated official shall cancel the stamp or marking of the replaced puller and indicate a similar marking on the substitute with an indelible marker.
The chief judge or the designated official shall note the substitution on the appropriate weight certificate, by adding and deleting the I.D Card numbers of the pullers involved with the changes.
Every I.D card will contain the club members photo and details. The procedure to get these cards is as follows:
This is the App home screen. The “Plus” symbol on the top is the button to press to add a club member to the club’s list. The “Cloud” symbol allows you to upload all members once you have added them. The process is very simple. Once the “Plus” symbol has been pressed you will be taken to the next screen.