With the start of the new Indoor season coming up, all clubs are advised to take note of the following:
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, Oldtown, Roundwood, Co. Wicklow, firstname.lastname@example.org . All elements of these forms need to be included for them to be accepted, including all relevant individual address, printed names, signatures and contact information for all pullers and club members. Any team who does not have these fully completed forms returned to Mary Catherine at least one week before the 1st National, will not be allowed compete on the day. Forms handed in on competition day will not be accepted. Forms given to other members of the Executive Committee will also not be accepted. All forms and fees must be sent directly to Mary Catherine.
There are 4 clubs who currently have mats hired from the Executive. These clubs will not be allowed compete in any Nationals until all outstanding money for the hire of these mats for this season has been received by Mary Catherine.
Going forward, all clubs are advised that any issues or questions they have must go through their Provincial Delegates and not the Secretary. Contact information for all Delegates can be found on the Contacts page.
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:
The club must appoint 1 individual with responsibility for organising the cards and this club official will also be responsible for ensuring all submitted information is correct. This club official will then download the EasyBadge app to their phone from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store. Once they open the app they will be presented with this screen, looking for a pairing code. To obtain this code they must call Anthony Pender on 087 2781855. He will give them the code that they can enter, along with their name and they will then have access to the app.
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.
At this stage, taping the camera image will open the phones camera and allow you to take a picture of the club member and crop the image to fit. Then it is a simple matter of filling in the relevant information in the boxes below the image and tap on the “tick” symbol in the top right corner once finished. All information boxes must be filled in, except for the one marked “Official Use Only”. You will now see the club member added to the list of members on the App home page. Once you have added all the members to this list, you can tap on the “Cloud” symbol on the home page. This will send in all the information for the cards to be printed and you are finished. Once the cards are printed they will be posted out to the clubs.