Tampere Boxing Association has a great pleasure to invite the boxers and officials of your team to the international boxing tournament for both girl and boy boxers. The 34th Pirkka Tournament is held on 7th – 8th of May 2022 in Tampere, Finland.

Invitation for downloading is here: Pirkka_2022_invitation

Entries

Entries shall be sent latest by 14th April 2022 to:

Tampere Boxing Association
Verkatehtaankatu 5 D 27,
33100 Tampere, Finland
Tel. int. +358-3-2235 235
E-mail: bctvs@boxing-tvs.fi

PARTICIPATION FEE

Participation fee is 30 € / person (boxers only). The fees shall be paid to our bank account:
Bank: Oma Säästöpankki, BIC/SWIFT: ITELFIHH, IBAN: FI74 4108 0011 1265 99
Bank address: Valtakatu 32, 53100 Lappeenranta
Receiver: Tampereen Voimailuseura ry
Receiver address: Verkatehtaankatu 5 D 27, 33100 Tampere
Message: Pirkka Tournament / Name of the Team

Cash payments are not accepted due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Programme

Saturday 7th of May.at 8.00 – 09.30Medical examination and weigh in, enrolment of the R&Js.
at 11.00Draw
at 12.30R&J Meeting
at 13.00Competition
at 18.00Competition
Sunday 8th of May.at 8.00Medical examination
at 9.30R&J Meeting
at 10.00Final bouts

All events at Hervanta Leisure Centre
Address:  Lindforsinkatu 5, 33720 Tampere

TOURNAMENT RULES

Boxers, age 11-18 years (born in 2004-2011), are allowed to participate in the tournament. All participants must have had at least three official competition bouts.

The tournament will be held in four separate groups:

1)  Youth (A-juniors), age 17-18 year of birth (born in 2004-2005)
2)  Juniors (B-juniors), age 15-16 year of birth (born in 2006-2007)
3)  School boys/girls (C- juniors), age 13-14 year of birth (born in 2008-2009)
4)  D- juniors, age 11-12 year of birth (born in 2010-2011)

* 10 oz gloves will be used in each age group in each weight category except for Youth Men from 71kg up 12 oz gloves will be used.
* It is obligatory to use IBA approved head guard, gumshield (no red/pink or partially red/pink) and protector cup (boys). Boxers with long hair must wear hairnet or cap.
* The vest must be the color of the boxer’s corner and contrasting beltline
* IBA manual scoring system will be used in the bouts
* The competitors must have an IBA International Record Book (youths), or a National Record Book (Juniors, School boys/girls and D-juniors). 

YOUTH FOR BOYS AND GIRLS

Boys will compete in weight categories: 51, 54, 57, 60, 63.5, 67, 71, 75, 80, 86, 92, +92.
Girls will compete in weight categories: 48, 50, 52, 54, 57, 60, 66, 66, 70, 75, 81.
* The winner is determined by IBA rules.
* Duration of the rounds is 3 x 3 minutes (boys and girls)

JUNIORS FOR BOYS AND GIRLS

Boys will compete in weight categories: 48, 50, 52, 54, 57, 60, 63, 66, 70, 75, 80.
Girls will compete in weight categories: 46, 48, 50, 52, 54, 57, 60, 63, 66, 70, 75.
* The winner is determined by EUBC rules.
* Duration of the rounds is 3 x 2 minutes

SCHOOL BOYS AND GIRLS

Will compete in weight categories 30, 33, 36, 39, 42, 45, 48, 51, 54, 57, 60, 63, 66, 70.
* The winner is determined by EUBC rules.
* Duration of the rounds is 3 x 1,5 minutes

D-JUNIORS FOR BOYS AND GIRLS

Will compete in weight categories 28, 30, 33, 36, 39, 42, 45, 48, 51, 54, 57, 60, 63, 66.

In  D-junior groups the Finnish technique boxing rules will be followed.
The main points of the rules are as follows:

* The rounds are 3 x 1 minutes for D- juniors.
* The target is to fight three rounds; one must not try to end the bout with heavy blows.
* The winner is determined according to technical skills, heavy blows are forbidden.
* The following technical fields will be judged by points:
A. Blow technique
B. Movement
C. Integrity

The jury of the tournament may form parallel groups if any weight category should be entered by more than four boxers.

REFEREE / JUDGES

The R&Js must have a national R&J license with at least one year experience or IBA license. We hope that all the participating teams would bring along at least one R&J, so that the judging would be in high level.

In case you need more information regarding the tournament, please contact the organizer.