2022 IATBA Championships for Student Boxers

Irish Athletic Third-level Boxing Association (IATBA) Championships 2022 for third level students.

Venue: National Boxing Stadium Complex, 145 South Circular Road, Dublin 8

Day 1: February 26th

Weigh-in and box at the National Boxing Stadium Complex

Day 2: February 27th

Weigh-in and box at the National Boxing Stadium Complex

Day 3: March 4th

Weigh-in and box at the National Boxing Stadium Complex

Day 4: March 5th

Weigh-in and box at the National Boxing Stadium Complex

Day 5: March 6th (if required)

Weigh-in and box at the National Boxing Stadium Complex

Entries:

IATBA Athlete Membership fee is €7
Competitor entry fee is €25
Championships entry is pre-paid and non-refundable
Competitors must produce their Boxing Medical Book and their valid Student Identification Card for the current academic year.
Entries are subject to vetting and it is a condition of entry that all competitors and officials shall have signed the IABA Waiver / Members Acknowledgement Form.
Closing date for entries is Friday 18th Feb at 1pm.
In addition, all third-level institutions entering Competitors for this Championships must pay an IATBA membership fee of €100 for 2022. Sport Officers / Club Officials are requested to contact IATBA at iatba.2010@gmail.com to organize this payment as soon as possible, in order to facilitate the administration of the Championships.

Important – Entries will only be accepted once approved by the third-level institutions’ Sports Officers / Students Services Staff member. Boxers can only compete with the permission of their academic institutions’ sports officer or equivalent. No entry will be official until payment is received by IATBA.

Registration

The championships are by pre-entry only. The draw will be done a week in advance of the first day of competition based on the given weights in the entry forms. Boxers must make their entered weight. Any boxer who fails to make their weight on their first day of boxing (or any subsequent day) is eliminated from the competition.

Novices weigh in on first day they compete and again on Finals day.

Boxers in all other categories weigh-in any day they box.

Draw: Shall take place on Sunday 20th Feb. Draw will be made available at http://www.iatba.ie.

Boxing: Starts 26th February 2022.

Remaining sessions contingent on entries, details to be announced after the competition draw.

Classifications:

Note: The term “Elite” refers to age classification only and is not related to the ability or experience of the Boxer.

Elite: Male and Female Competitors aged 19 – 40 years old in 2022.

Youth: Male and Female Competitors aged 17-18 years old in 2022.

Qualifying Criteria:

Competitors must be Elite Boxers: born between 01 January 1982 – 31 December 2003, or Youth Boxers: Born between 1st January 2004 – 15th January 2005.
Competitors must be fully registered, and hold a student card for the institution with which they are internally registered for the current academic year.
Competitors must have successfully completed second-level education (Leaving Cert or equivalent), and be currently pursuing a course of study that leads to an award ranked at a minimum of Level 6 up to Level 10 on Quality and Qualifications Ireland’s (QQI) National Framework of Qualifications, or minimum Level 4 up to Level 8 on the Northern Ireland National Qualifications Framework.
Individuals undertaking courses at third-level institutions as part of an apprenticeship programme are not eligible to compete.
Competitors must be currently registered members of the IABA, and members of an affiliated Boxing Club of the IABA.


Categories & Weights for Elite Male Competitors are:

Junior Novice (0 – 3 bouts and first registered to IABA from 14 March 2020)

3 x 2 minutes rounds

51 – 54 Kg
57 Kg
60 Kg
63 Kg
66 Kg
69 Kg
72 Kg
75 Kg
78 Kg
81 Kg
86 Kg
91 Kg
91+ Kg


Senior Novice (4 – 10 bouts and first registered to IABA from 01 January 2017 and not having competed in any National Championships other than National Novices)

3 x 2 minutes rounds

51 – 54 Kg
57 Kg
60 Kg
64 Kg
67 Kg
71 Kg
75 Kg
81 Kg
86 Kg
91 Kg
91+ Kg


Intermediate (11 – 25 bouts, or 0 – 25 bouts and registered to IABA prior to 01 January 2017)

3 x 3 minutes rounds

49 – 52 Kg
56 Kg
60 Kg
64 Kg
69 Kg
75 Kg
81 Kg
91 Kg
91+ Kg


Senior (> 25 bouts)

3 x 3 minutes rounds

46 – 48 Kg
51 Kg, 54 Kg, 57 Kg
60 Kg, 63.5 Kg, 67 Kg
71 Kg, 75 Kg
80 Kg, 86 Kg
92 Kg
92+ Kg
13 Male weights


Categories for Elite Female Competitors are:

Novice (0 -3 bouts)

3 x 2 minutes rounds

45 – 48 Kg
51 Kg
54 Kg
57 Kg
60 Kg
63 Kg
66 Kg
70 Kg
75 Kg
80 Kg
86 Kg


Intermediate (4-12 bouts)

3 x 3 minutes rounds

45 – 48 Kg
51 Kg
54 Kg
57 Kg
60 Kg
64 Kg
69 Kg
75 Kg
81 Kg
81+ Kg


Senior (> 12 bouts)

3 x 3 minutes rounds

45 – 48 Kg
50 Kg, 52 Kg, 54 Kg
57 Kg,
60 Kg
63 Kg
66 Kg
70 Kg
75 Kg
81 Kg
81+ Kg.

12 Female weights

Youth Categories are:

Open class (any experience level)

Male Youth

3 x 3 minutes rounds

46 – 49 Kg
52 Kg
56 Kg
60 Kg
64 Kg
69 Kg
75 Kg
81 Kg
91 Kg
91+ Kg


Female Youth

3 x 3 minutes rounds

45 – 48 Kg
51 Kg
54 Kg
57 Kg
60 Kg
64 Kg
69 Kg
75 Kg
81 Kg
81+ Kg


Note: Boxers who have won an IATBA championship at a certain category automatically move up a category class, regardless of their number of bouts.

Note: Boxers may move up one experience level for reasons of competition on request to the organizing committee. However, boxers who choose to exercise this option may not move back down an experience class for future IATBA events.

Note: The Junior Novice Category is intended for Competitors that are in their first year of boxing. Competitors registered to IABA earlier than 14th March 2020, and having not more than 3 bouts must compete in the Senior Novice category regardless of the number of bouts on their record book. This is to ensure that Boxers with more sparring experience do not obtain an unfair advantage over less experienced Boxers.

All Novice Competitors must include their date of registration on the Competition Entry Form. The organizing committee will check all boxing cards at registration.

Irish Athletic Third-level Boxing Association Boxing competitions are governed in accordance with the rules and regulations of the International Boxing Association (IBA). The Official in Charge of the competition will follow the IBA Open Boxing Competition Rules. Please note that, under IBA rules, boxers who are engaged in ’Other Physical Contact Sports’ are not eligible to compete. Refer to http://www.aiba.org for more information.

Each Competitor presented by his or her Club shall be fit to box. This is the responsibility of the Club.

Non-Pregnancy Declaration forms must be signed for female athletes.

Attire: Competitors must have one Red and one Blue Vest.

Coaches must wear tracksuits and trainers at all sessions, and endeavour to set a high standard of hygiene in the corners. No caps/hats allowed. Only qualified coaches will be allowed in the corners.

Novice Males, Youths and all Female competitors must wear headguards. Females put their head-guard on in the ring. Competitors with long hair must keep it contained within the headguard with a hairnet, cloth swim cap or bandana.

Boxers must present themselves clean-shaven for weigh-ins and bouts, and advise details of any medication they are taking, or have taken in the preceding 4 weeks. All body piercings must be removed before attending the weigh-in. Hair clips cannot be used.

Gum shields: Red, Orange or Pink coloured gum shields are forbidden. Any competitor entering the ring with either colour gum shield will not be allowed to box and a walkover to their opponent will be called.

Sportsmanship: All decisions must be accepted in a sporting manner. Respect shall be shown to the ringside officials at all times.

7 thoughts on “2022 IATBA Championships for Student Boxers

  1. Are there any special circumstances for students Who are fit and training but aged 41 in January 2022. I would like to enter .

  2. Pingback: Competition News: Entries Open For 2022 IATBA Student Boxing Championships. - Irish Athletic Boxing Association

  3. Is there possibility of missing entries for the 86kg senior males? I entered on time and cannot find my name on the draw?

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