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UK & IRELAND EVENTS CALENDAR

The PAA UK & IRELAND does not run all events listed here - we run REGIONAL tournaments January to June & NATIONAL championships for Novices & Pros in October & November. If you are new, learn how to pull safely with an established club first - (see clubs page) & read the FAQ & other information available on this site.  You will be asked at PAA competitions at  registration which club you are with & the PAA reserve the right to refuse entry to prevent injury to inexperienced. PAA competitions are for adults over 18 years old. Independent promotions listed here may have different entry requirements. The Presidents Bulletin (home page) which happens every week on Sunday, Monday or Tuesday will publicise newly announced competitions & give reminders - details will be added here with promoters contact details.

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UPCOMING EVENTS AT A GLANCE

Full details further down.

June 29/30 GRIPFEST 6 WALES ICC EXPO

July 6th/7th ARMGODS WALES

July 20th SUMMERSLAM - Sussex

Aug 11th GRIPFEST 7 BIRMINGHAM

AUTUMN TBC ARMGODS TRIPLE CROWN

Sept 7th ROAR Superleague 2 Scotland

Sept 15th GRIPFEST 8 BIONIK gym OLDHAM

Sept 28th ROAR Superleague 3 Stonehenge

Sept 30th IFA WORLDS GREECE

Oct 5th Gripfest 9 Norwich

Oct 12th PAA REGIONAL WARZONE YORKSHIRE CUP LEEDS

NOV 2nd & 3rd ARMGODS NEC Birmingham

Nov 2nd & 3rd PAA Novice Nationals - Birmingham

Nov 16th ROAR Superleague 4

Nov 30th & Dec 1st PAA Pro Nationals - Birmingham

DEC/JAN ARMGODS/ROAR GRIPFEST/Club Torture

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January 5th Udezumou Uk Tag Warzone - Birmingham 

​Late Jan ARMGODS

FEB PAA REGIONAL WARZONE 

MAR PAA REGIONAL WARZONE

March 21st - 23rd ARMGODS 98 Winterblast USA 

Late April - HOSTILE WARZONE Motherwell 

Late April ARMGODS

MAY FITXPO ARMGODS

​MAY PAA REGIONAL WARZONE

JUNE IFA EUROS

1ST WEEK JULY ARMGODS WALES

END AUG ARMGODS

SEPT IFA WORLDS JAPAN

PAA REGIONAL WARZONE OCTOBER

PAA NOVICE NATIONALS END OCT

PAA PRO NATIONALS END NOV

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All sorts of opportunites for all sorts of pullers. These matches are sometimes arranged individually with no particular date listed as well as showcase events on big stages. Click the button below to read what you can do & how to go about joining the superseries. The footage from the last one is also available to watch.

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ROAR Armwrestling is bringing team challenges & Gripfest events around the country with dates added regularly. Get in touch with AW DAF Maul via the contact button for details of when & where.

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13TH - 17TH JUNE 2024

IFA EUROS POLAND

We applied for IFA National Team membership - it was accepted. Entries will be made as a team - details will be updated here. May 1st has been given as when the application process opens. 

Official IFA invitation can be read by clicking the button below.

Accommodation:

IFA have done a package deal with some local hotels. 

Can you pull for us (the UK) in IFA?

Yes: 

If you have been resident in the UK for 5 years (& can prove it) 

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If you commit to pull only for us & no other nation.

No:

If you haven't been legally resident here for five years. 

If you have been legally resident here for five years but have decided to pull for your home country national championships you can't pull for us or in our nationals. If you pull in our nationals then go & pull in another whilst still living here - you can't pull in ours again.


We still welcome you to the regional warzones though. 

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GRIPFEST NEXT EVENT: (CHECK DETAILS WITH DAF) WALES JUNE 29&30 2024

AT ICC in collaboration with Wales Fitness Expo

All details (including all GRIPFEST DATES listed on at a glance list) contact AW-DAF on youtube or via Instagram button below

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ARMGODS WALES SUPERSERIES 6TH JULY 2024

The Engine House, High Street, Merthyr Tydfil CF48 3HA

Area belt matches, qualifiers for bigger opportunities, introductory matches & some settling of beefs - all could feature. Where exactly & what time? Is there room for you? Will there be sheep on the roadside or in Candyman's car? In all cases, contact Paul Maiden via the armgods website (button below).

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SUMMERSLAM 20TH JULY 2024

Sussex Armwrestling - Goring Greensward.

Load up the rocket ship, brush up on your Steiner Math & get stylin' profilin' for the biggest set of Supermatches in the UK hosted by the seaside by Sussex Armwrestling.  Beer, barbecue, settle the beefs - bermuda shorts & string vests optional.

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GRIPFEST BIRMINGHAM 11TH AUGUST 2024

SJB Communty Centre, Arran Way, Birmingham, B36 0QE

All details contact AW-DAF on youtube or via Instagram button below

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12TH OCTOBER 2024

YORKSHIRE CUP

PAA UK & IRELAND REGIONAL WARZONE: YORKSHIRE CUP will take place at:

Halfway House. 727 Leeds & Bradford Road Stanningley LS28 6PE. 

Weigh in on day only - 0930-1130
Pulling starts at 1200.

adies. 

All in WARZONE format for NOVICE & PROS. Masters are calculated in the warzone as well as the novices & pros. 


Ladies medals available if more than 2 wish to pull. 

Entry fee: £40 (2024 PAA members pay £25 - see members page for details)

Entry is to the comp, regardless of how many arms pulled. 

Yorkshire cup warzone adds an extra round. First two to 5 pins advance to best of three final for the Yorkshire cup. Other places decided by countup. 

Warzone rules: see the Warzone page which explains how weight classes are determined & the Warzone rules - note there are some changes for 2024.  

As in all PAA competitions, some safety training needs to be undertaken with a recognised club or pro armwrestler prior to the event. If you don't know one in your area, look on the clubs page for more information.

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PAA UK & IRELAND NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Kings Heath Cricket Club, Birmingham.

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NOVICES

2nd & 3rd November

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BASIC DETAILS

Weight classes for Novice & Pro:

-70kg, -78kg, -86kg,

-95kg, -105kg, 105kg+

Ladies Open

Masters 50+  (Pro Nationals only)

Left arms Saturday,

Right arms Sunday

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PRO

30th Nov & 1st Dec

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5TH JANUARY 2025

UDEZUMOU UK TAG WARZONE '25

If your style of Armwrestling relies on the vague voodoo of strap technique & strict rules, if you have delicate elbows or feelings, this isn't for you.  Udezumou UK is Dan Earthquake's annual experimental lab held on the first Sunday after New Years Day.

After Dan's visit to the 2019 All Japan Arm Sumo Championships, Udezumou UK has developed into TAG TEAM Arm Sumo on a round table. Warzone format was developed here so it is only fitting that it returns back to round table now fully fledged. We had to dumb it down for PAA individual comps, but with tag teams (mixed teams welcome) it's full fat extra strength baby...No weigh ins (so eat, drink & be merry), no straps, no refs grip...get your grip before the crowd boos the ref into giving a foul for stalling...pin opponents knuckles to table or off for 3 count..running fouls unless a significant distance off the table surface or the back with advantage gained...winner stays on or tags, next opposing team chooses who challenges...first two teams to 20 pins & the next team to get ten is in the finals...winning team & runners up need 10 pins to determine champions...Billy No Mates can be paired on the day with another social misfit or be voted into another team by those present to pull under Freebird rules...If you are Bobby Big Bollox you can take on the tag teams on your own...After Tag Finals there is a bonus individual Warzone (only available to tag team entrants)- First to 10 pins is the winner ...prizes for first 3 teams left & right..prize for fighting spirit/best match...Last years Individual winners get names recorded on the Yamamoto cup & get free entry to the following year.

Venue Bartley Sailing Club, 101 Genners Ln, Bartley Green, Birmingham B32 3NU

Registration from 930, safety briefing & start 11ish. 

Entry fee per person: 2024 PAA Members £25. Everyone else £40. Free entry to last years individual champions Stuart Acton & Dean Bolt.  


There is no free live stream entertainment for those too idle to turn up. If no camera nerds turn up some poor quality photos will be taken from a bad angle & thrown together with random video clips recorded on any old nokia that is lying about & the backing track will be the Udezumou drum band recorded in 2019 live in Tokyo. Just so you know to save you asking. 

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