2019 IPL Rulebook - Part 8

Sections Description

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Item 1. Regional and National Records
8.1.1 Regional and National records may be set at any IPL sanctioned meet provided that:
8.1.2 The meet director applied for and was granted an IPL meet sanction.
8.1.3 The platform, all plates, bars, and collars were inspected by the Head Referee prior to the meet starting, and they all met IPL requirements and standards.
8.1.4 Only approved kilo plates and collars shall be used for all National and World Records and are recommended for Regional Records.
8.1.5 Any new records set must exceed the previous record amount by at least 500 grams.
8.1.6 The lifter and all lifting gear used were inspected prior to leaving the platform at the time of the lift.
8.1.7 There must be three IPL certified Regional level or higher Referees judging any Regional record attempts, and at least two National or International Referees judging any National record attempts, and either three International, or two International and one National Referee judging any World Record attempts.
8.1.8 All IPL rules were followed exactly as per the rule book.
8.1.9 The Meet Director must use the IPL’s proprietary Iron Comp Software at all IPL sanctioned competitions. The Iron Comp generated Excel results must be submitted to the National Office via email to [email protected] with 5 business days following completion of a competition. The score cards must also be sent via US Mail, Fed Ex or UPS to the IPL National Office (30 Waterworks Way Irvine, CA 92618) within 5 business days following the completion of a contest.

Any Meet Director who fails to submit their results and mail score cards within the 5-business day deadline will:
1. First Offense: Receive a verbal warning.
2. Second Offense: Suspended from running IPL meets for 6 months.
3. Third Offense: Not allowed to direct any future IPL meets.
8.1.10 At any IPL sanctioned meet, the Meet Director has the right to establish their own local meet, high school, college, gym, or club records. All guidelines established to set Regional and National records will still apply to any record set under the IPL sanction.
8.1.11 The requirements for a lifter to request a fourth attempt are:
1. They must have been successful on their third attempt.
2. Be within 20 kilos of the current record. Their fourth attempt must exceed the current record by at least 500 grams or ½ kg.
3. They must receive permission from one of the platforms three referees or the platform expeditor, who in turn will notify the Head referee immediately. The following questions should be asked of the lifter requesting a 4th attempt:
1. Were you successful on your 3rd attempt?
2. What is the current record?
3. If any of these questions is not answered successfully the 4th attempt must be denied.
8.1.12 The lifter must still report their attempt within 60 seconds from when they completed their lift.
8.1.13 The exception to this would be if the lifter also set a new record on their third attempt and was having an equipment check being performed. In that case the lifters 60 seconds would start after the equipment check was completed.
8.1.14 Any fourth attempts will not count in the lifters meet total, nor a lifters placing in the competition, nor used to calculate “Lifter Status” classification, nor used for team points scoring, and never used for the Best Lifter calculation. Its only purpose is for setting an individual lift record.
8.1.15 Fourth attempts will not be included in the record “total” itself.
8.1.16 Only lifters actually competing in a competition may attempt records as fourth attempts outside the competition. (i.e. lifter that may have bombed out but is still lifting as a guest lifter).
8.1.17 If two lifters in the same flight both set the same new record, registering exactly the same weight lifted, the lifter that first set the record will be recognized as the official record holder.
8.1.18 Lifters may only set records in the division (or divisions) they have entered the meet in prior to the end of the last weigh in session.
8.1.19 A Junior lifter may set Junior and / or Open records, an Open lifter may only set Open records, and a Master lifter may set either Master and / or Open records depending on how they entered the meet.
8.1.20 If at any competition the format for the meet has been established that all lifters can only compete as Open lifters, despite their true age and classification (Junior or Master), an exception to 8.1.17, 8.1.19, and 8.1.20 will be given, and they will be able to establish records in their actual class.
8.1.21 World Records may only be established at each years’ Nationals and World Championships, sanctioned through the IPL or IPL. The only exception to this would be a specifically sanctioned meet approved by the president. Additionally, all other record requirements must still be met in order for any new record to be valid.

8.1.22 Regional, National and World records may be established at any meet that has met all of the requirements as described in sections 8.1.1 to 8.1.22. In order for a lifter to receive permission for any fourth attempts, the new record must be at least the sanction level of the meet, or greater (e.g. if a meet is sanctioned as a National meet, lifters are not allowed any fourth attempts in order to break Regional records but are allowed fourth attempts to break National or World records. If the meet is sanctioned as a World championship, lifters are only allowed a fourth attempt to break a World record, not a Regional or National record).

8.1.23 A lifter requesting to set a new record at a meet that is at a sanction level less than the one they are competing in (i.e. requesting to break a Regional Record at the National Championships), may only do so by using 2.5 kilo increments (not 500 grams) and must break the current record by at least 2.5 kilos. At National Championships, a lifter can break a National or World Record using 500 grams, or more. At World Championships, a lifter must break a Regional or National Record with 2.5 kilos (not 500 grams) They could, however, break the World Record using 500 grams, or more.
8.1.24 Lifters attempting to set a new National or World Record that was established with a minimum standard and is not an actual existing National or World Record with a name and date, may do so by either matching or breaking the minimum standard. They are eligible for a 4th attempt.
8.1.25 Every time a lifter establishes a new record, they must have a complete gear check done immediately after the lift, just off the platform by a IPL official before walking away. This must include – knee sleeves verified by attempting to separate the material to demonstrate it is only one ply and the correct width, knee wraps verified by the lifter removing at least one wrap and the official holding it up to measure for all to witness, wrist wraps verified by the lifter removing at least one wrap and the official holding it up to measure for all to witness, belts either being removed, or the official runs their hand on the inside of the belt to verify no illegal support has been added, elbow sleeves verified by attempting to separate the material to demonstrate it is only one ply and the correct width, running the back of the hand below the crotch line on the side of the lifter, and on the side of the lifter above the naval area to verify no additional illegal support is hidden under the singlet, and in the case of a single ply bench shirt that the entire shirt is only one ply (some manufactures offer two ply sleeves on their one ply shirts), and a quick glance that nothing has been placed under the front of the shirt to shorten the lifters stroke. The singlet must also be checked to make sure it is only one ply and meets all other specs. A last-minute glance of the lifter from head to toe to verify that no other rule book violations are present that could invalidate the new record.