2018 Welsh Open Championships

The Welsh Open Championships will take place on Saturday 14th April 2018. For the past 7 years the event has seen hundreds of athletes in attendance from over 20 clubs spanning 7 countries, hopefully we can make it even bigger this year!

The championships are held in association with Girevoy Sport Union of UK and Ireland (GSU), entry is open to all, members and non-members alike. For members this competition is the Welsh leg of the Four Nations Tournament.

Ranking available at this event for GSU members.

See here for rank tables:

Girevoy Sport Lifts: 
- Long cycle (Singles and doubles available)
- Biathlon (single and doubles available)

Kettlebell Weight Categories
Men - 16kg, 20kg, 24kg, 28kg, 32kg
Ladies - 8kg, 12kg, 16kg, 20kg, 24kg, 28kg

Youth (up to 18), Junior (up to 22), Adult (22+), Veterans (40+) and Seniors (50+) divisions.

Marathon (60min) & Half Marathon (30min) Lifts:
- Jerk 
- Long cycle
- Snatch
- Half snatch
Women: 12kg, 16kg, 20kg, 24kg, 28kg
Men: 16kg, 20kg, 24kg, 28kg, 32kg

NB All marathon/half marathon lifts are usually single bell with unlimited hand switches. 
Double bells available on request for Jerk & Long cycle if an athlete wishes to attempt double bell marathon, however these results then won't be part of the IKMF and the Ultimate Girevik Cup as they are single bell only.

Ranking will be available at this event from:
- GSU (Long cycle, Biathlon, snatch)
- IKMF (Marathon lifts)
- Other National organisation as appropriate/allowed (for example OKSE, AKSI etc)

If attempting ranking please ensure you check with the relevent organisation whether you need to video your set for verification. 
GSU tables: http://www.girevoysportunion.com/ranking-tables/
IKMF tables: https://www.ikmf-world.com/ranks/

Girevoy Sport events:
Medals will be awarded for both Males and Females in the Junior (under 18), Open and Veteran (over 40) categories in each kettlebell weight in the weight categories (1st, 2nd, 3rd place):
Female: 58kg, 63kg, 68kg, 68+kg
Male: 73kg, 78kg, 85kg, 95kg, 95+kg
Categories with less than three people will be combined, no-one will be moved more than one category in either direction (up or down).


overall male and female Champion Junior, Open and Veteran lifter in Biathlon and Long cycle will also be awarded a trophy.

Marathon/Half Marathon events:
1st, 2nd and 3rd place medals will be awarded for males and females in the open categories for both half and full marathon.

To qualify for IKMF international events for classes other than amateur, you will need to achieve a CMS ranking in the lift you intend to do. This can be achieved at this event with an IKMF judge or through a video submission. 

Single event:
£25 non-GSU member 
£20 GSU member

Double event
£40 non-GSU member
£30 GSU member

Triple event
£50 non-GSU member
£35 GSU member

For details on GSU membership see here.

For more details on the Four Nations Tournament see here.


The Boat Shed Training Centre
Unit 13b Ipswich Road
CF23 9AQ
South Wales Google Maps


Premier Inn (Cardiff Roath)
Ipswich Road
CF23 9AQ


We are walking distance from the premier inn hotel and have plenty of car parking space. Google Maps


Westbound: M4 (J29) A 48M. Take 3rd slip road For Cardiff (E) docks and Cardiff Bay.Eastbound: M4 (J30) A48M Take 2nd slip road for Cardiff (E) docks and Cardiff Bay. Follow brown signs for The Boat Shed Training Centre.

Flying: (Option One)

Cardiff Airport
(distance from venue 16.5 miles = 38 minutes)
Vale of Glamorgan
CF62 3BD

Flying: (Option Two)

Bristol Airport
(distance from venue 44 miles = 58 minutes)
BS48 3DY


The Welsh Open Championships

Name *

GSU Membership Number (if applicable)

Address *

Date of Birth (DD/MM/YY) *

Email *


Men's Biathlon (Jerk & Snatch)
Men's Long Cycle
Ladie's Biathlon (Jerk & Snatch)
Snatch only (Ladies)
Ladies Long Cycle

Men's Biathlon Kg

Men's Long Cycle

Ladies Biathlon / Snatch

Ladies Long Cycle

Age Division Entered

Bodyweight Category (Men)

Bodyweight Category (Ladies)

Kettlebell Club / Team


Entry Fee

Please Note

Once entry is received payment information will be provided. Entry is only finalised on receipt of payment.