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Join date : 2008-09-10
Age : 56
Location : Stafford

PostSubject: FORTHCOMING UK GRIP CONTESTS   Sun 15 Jan - 8:13


Grip Tour of Britain – Camberley

Saturday 4 Feb, 2017

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

Bridge Road Barbell
Unit 2, Bridge Trading Estate
Bridge Road

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.


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

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 ! Smile
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


The 24th British Grip Championships

Saturday 1 April, 2017

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
Or pay on the day.

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


Grip Tour of Britain – Leeds

Sunday 23 April, 2017

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

Rall’s Gym
Macaulay Street

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 or pay £20 on the day.

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


Grip Tour of Britain - Criccieth Challenge Day

Saturday 27 May, 2017

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.


Record Breakers #3

Sunday 10 Sept, 2017

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.

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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