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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. There may be other events thrown in here & there. 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 - please check with them if you are in any doubt before travelling. 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.

​2024

Dates are being finalised & other dates from promoters added as they come in.

March 2nd PAA REGIONAL: BULLET'S BACKYARD WARZONE - Birmingham.

March 23rd ARMGODS VALHALLA 3 - Carlingford

April 13th PAA REGIONAL:CRUSADER CARNAGE WARZONE Swindon

April 20th PAA REGIONAL WARZONE: HOSTILE MONSTERS Motherwell.

May 18th British Sit Down Armwrestling Championships - Sussex

June 13-17 IFA EUROS POLAND 

June 29/30 GRIPFEST WALES ICC EXPO

July 20th SUMMERSLAM - Sussex

Aug 11th GRIPFEST BIRMINGHAM

Sept 30th IFA WORLDS GREECE

Oct 12th PAA REGIONAL WARZONE YORKSHIRE CUP LEEDS

Nov 2nd & 3rd PAA Novice Nationals - Birmingham

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

2025

January 5th Udezumou Uk Tag Warzone - Birmingham 

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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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2ND MARCH 2024

BULLET'S BACKYARD

Just a few streets away from the backyard of the Birmingham Bullet Craig Sanders, PAA UK & IRELAND REGIONAL WARZONE: BULLETS BACKYARD will take place at:

KINGS HEATH CRICKET CLUB

247 Alcester Road South, Kings Heath, Birmingham, West Midlands, B14 6DT, United Kingdom

(Large car park is behind club - entrance opposite Livingstone Road. Car park has a pay meter - if you put your registration into the computer inside the club, parking is free. If not, pay at meter or fine sent 2 weeks later.)

Saturday 2nd March 2024

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

Double Elimination tournament for Novices, Masters & Ladies. 

WARZONE format for PROS.

Novice Classes: Once class if under 10 entrants. Over 10 = Lightweight & Heavyweight. Middleweight added if over 20. 


Open Classes: Ladies, Masters 50+,

Warzone is always one big class. 

If more than 20 entrants extra medals given to top 3 of heavy & light classes for highest positions regardless of overall result. If over 30 a middle weight class gains another 3 medals. 


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

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

Warzone will be one big class. It is aimed at pros but aspiring Novices can compete.  Two heaviest competitors start & continue in order - winner stays on for maximum of 4 pins. Then mandatory rest until everyone has pulled. Order is randomised & pulling continues. No elimination until 6 people have 10 pins each. 

Final is between the top 6, heavy to lightest. First to 5 pins is winner. Top 3 have to get 5 pins each, 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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23RD MARCH 2024

ARMGODS VALHALLA 3
Carlingford

International talents TIM BRESNAN, ROB VIGEANT, RON BATH, MATERENGI HETA MORRIS, EVAN BOURGOIN, BLM, CRAIG TULLIER, RYAN BOWEN, PORK CHOP, UNCLE JON & others take on the homegrown heroes of the UK & IRELAND. www.armgods.com has all the details.

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13TH APRIL 2024

CRUSADER CARNAGE

PAA UK & IRELAND REGIONAL WARZONE -  CRUSADER CARNAGE will take place at  
Swindon Supermarine F.C.
The Webbswood Stadium,
Supermarine Road,
Swindon,
Wiltshire,
SN3 4BZ,


Saturday 13th April

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

Double Elimination tournament for Novices, Masters & Ladies. 

WARZONE format for PROS.

Novice Classes: Once class if under 10 entrants. Over 10 = Lightweight & Heavyweight. Middleweight added if over 20. 


Open Classes: Ladies, Masters 50+,

Warzone is always one big class. 

If more than 20 entrants extra medals given to top 3 of heavy & light classes for highest positions regardless of overall result. If over 30 a middle weight class gains another 3 medals. 

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

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

Warzone will be one big class. It is aimed at pros but aspiring Novices can compete.  Two heaviest competitors start & continue in order - winner stays on for maximum of 4 pins. Then mandatory rest until everyone has pulled. Order is randomised & pulling continues. No elimination until 6 people have 10 pins each. 


Final is between the top 6, heavy to lightest. First to 5 pins is winner. Top 3 have to get 5 pins each, 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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20TH APRIL 2024

HOSTILE MONSTERS

PAA UK & IRELAND REGIONAL WARZONE: HOSTILE MONSTERS will take place at  

HOSTILE STRENGTH
Unit 14B, Flemington industrial park Motherwell, ML12NT , Motherwell, United Kingdom, ML1 2NT

Saturday 20th April

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

Double Elimination tournament for Novices, Masters & Ladies. 

WARZONE format for PROS.

Novice Classes: Lightweight, Heavyweight if under 20, Middleweight added if over 20. 


Open Classes: Ladies, Masters 50+, Warzone.

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

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

Warzone will be one big class. It is aimed at pros but aspiring Novices can compete.  Two heaviest competitors start & continue in order - winner stays on for maximum of 4 pins. Then mandatory rest until everyone has pulled. Order is randomised & pulling continues. No elimination until 6 people have 10 pins each. 


Final is between the top 6, heavy to lightest. First to 5 pins is winner. Top 3 have to get 5 pins each, 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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18TH MAY 2024

BRITISH SITDOWN ARMWRESTLING ASSOCIATION

Details will be published when confirmed. All enquiries use contact button below:

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13TH - 17TH JUNE 2024

IFA EUROS POLAND

We have applied for IFA National Team membership - if accepted entries will be made as a team - if not it will be as individuals as before. Executive board has to meet to decide - details of application if as a team will be updated here.

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GRIPFEST WALES JUNE 29&30 2024

AT ICC in collaboration with Wales Fitness Expo

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

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SUMMERSLAM 20TH JULY 2024

Sussex Armwrestling - Goring Greensward.

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.

Double Elimination tournament for Novices, Masters & Ladies. 

WARZONE format for PROS.

Novice Classes: Lightweight, Heavyweight if under 20, Middleweight added if over 20. 


Open Classes: Ladies, Masters 50+, Warzone.

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

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

Warzone will be one big class. It is aimed at pros but aspiring Novices can compete.  Two heaviest competitors start & continue in order - winner stays on for maximum of 4 pins. Then mandatory rest until everyone has pulled. Order is randomised & pulling continues. No elimination until 6 people have 10 pins each. 


Yorkshire cup warzone adds an extra round between the top 6, heavy to lightest. 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

DATES CONFIRMED

Details to follow

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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