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 32nd Pirkka Tournament is held on 5th – 6th of May 2018 in Tampere, Finland.


Entries shall be sent by 14th April 2018 to:

Tampere Boxing Association
Verkatehtaankatu 5 D 27,
33100 Tampere, Finland
Tel. int. +358-3-2235 235
fax int.  +358-3-2233 530
E-mail: bctvs@boxing-tvs.fi


Participation fee is 25 € / person (boxers only). The fees shall be paid to our bank account:
Bank: Oma Säästöpankki, BIC/SWIFT: ITELFIHH, IBAN: FI1949240010599210
or upon registration on Saturday morning in cash in euros.


Saturday 5th of May.at 8.30 – 10.00Medical examination and weigh in, enrolment of the R&Js.
at 11.00Draw
at 12.00R&J Meeting
at 13.00Competition
at 18.00Competition
Sunday 6th 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


Boxers, age 11-18 years (born in 2000-2007), 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 2000-2001)
2)  Juniors (B-juniors), age 15-16 year of birth (born in 2002-2003)
3)  School boys/girls (C- juniors), age 13-14 year of birth (born in 2004-2005)
4)  D- juniors, age 11-12 year of birth (born in 2006-2007)

* 10 oz gloves will be used in each age group in each weight category
* It is obligatory to use AIBA 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 competitors must be dressed according to AIBA regulations
* AIBA manual scoring system will be used in the bouts
* The competitors must have an AIBA International Record Book (youths), or a National Record Book (Juniors, School boys/girls and D-juniors). 


Boys will compete in weight categories: 52, 56, 60, 64, 69, 75, 81, 91.
Girls will compete in weight categories: 48, 51, 54, 57, 60, 64, 69, 75.
* The winner is determined by AIBA rules.
* Duration of the rounds is 3 x 3 minutes (boys and girls)


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


Will compete in weight categories 30, 33, 36, 39, 42, 45, 48, 51, 54, 57, 60, 63, 66, 70, 75.
* Duration of the rounds is 3 x 1,5 minutes


Will compete in weight categories 28, 30, 33, 36, 39, 42, 45, 48, 51, 54, 57, 60, 63, 66, 70.

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.


The R&Js must have a national R&J licence with at least one year experience or AIBA licence. 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.