Masters

WESTERN PROVINCE ATHLETICS: MASTERS

  1. Legitimacy:
    1. Was established in 1975 by Leo Benning;
    2. Has its own constitution and bye-laws;
    3. Affiliated to Western Province Athletics (W.P.A.);
    4. Affiliated to South African Masters Athletics(S.A.M.A.);
    5. S.A.M.A. is an associate member of Athletics South Africa (A.S.A.);
    6. S.A.M.A. is affiliated to Africa Masters Athletics Association(A.M.A.A.) and World Masters Athletics (W.M.A.);
    7. W.M.A. is affiliated to the International Amateur Athletics Federation (I.A.A.F.)

  2. Spectrum of Events:
     

    Stadia

    Track: Sprints: 100/200/400m,
      Middle-distance: 800m/1500m/5,000m/10,000m
      Hurdles: (80/100/110/200/300/400m) & Steeple-Chase:(2000/3000m)
      Race-Walk: 5000m
    Field: Jumps: Long Jump, Triple Jump, High Jump, Pole Vault
      Throws: Hammer Throw, Shot Put, Discus Throw, Javelin Throw, Weight Throw
     

    Multiple events

    Throwing Pentathlon, Heptathlon and Decathlon
     

    Non-Stadia

    Road Walk :10 & 20km – Women and Men
     

    Age Groupings:

    Women and Men : 30 years plus [Local,(i.e. club) Provincial, National and Regional (Africa)]
    • Five year intervals 30 - 34 / 35 - 39 / 40 - 44 / 75 - 79 etc.
    • World Championships participation : Women and Men : 35 years +

  3. Standards of Performance

    Provincial Colours : criteria per age-group and event (30 yrs plus)
    National Colours : criteria per age-group and event (35 yrs plus)

  4. Membership Fees:

    Membership of WP Masters is automatic (hence no charge) subject to purchase of the annual ASA licence no. Athlete must be 30 years or older. SAMA membership (R140.00 per annum) (2015). SAMA membership not compulsory unless athlete wants to participate in interprovincials, national, regional or world championships and/or applies for SAMA record and/or national colours.

  5. Why join?
     
    1. Being active, getting fit and staying healthy
    2. Camaraderie
    3. Age-grouping is unique (5 year intervals)
    4. Age-graded tables
    5. Local competition
    6. Interprovincial competition
    7. National competition (S.A. Championships)
    8. Regional Competition (Africa Championships)
    9. International competition (World Championships)
    10. Medals awarded for first three places in provincial championships (Track & Field)
    11. Provincial Colours
    12. National Colours

Application for Afilliation to SAMA 2016
 

WP Masters 2016 Commission Members

Honorary President Leo Benning   leobenning@lantic.net
Executive Chair (Acting) Basil Carnie 083 284 4676 basil.carnie.bc@gmail.com
Secretary (Acting) Annette Ruppert 082 396 8668 annette.ruppert@gmail.com
Treasurer Scott Russell   bluewater@boma.co.za
Statistician Steve Johnston 082 740 1561 steve.johnston@netpoint.co.za
Additional Members Elize Grobbelaar 084 953 4363 elize1407@gmail.com
  Aletta Du Toit 083 366 9317 alettadt@absamail.co.za
  Jacqui Basson 082 896 9595 jacquibasson@gmail.com
 

Honorary Life Members

Leo Benning Neville Sharpley Steve Johnston Harold Berman Alex Jones Borge Stannius
Lynn King Isabel Hofmeyr Basil Carnie Anna Villet
 

Colours

Criteria for Provincial Colours (Track and Field)

To achieve WP Masters Provincial Colours for a specific season, an athlete must be 30 years or older and the holder of an ASA Licence at a registered WP Club FOR AT LEAST ONE YEAR. The period of assessment will be run annually from the first day of the South African Masters Athletics (SAMA) Championships up to and including the last Western Province Masters Athletics meeting before the following SAMA Championship. e.g. from the SAMA Championships on 15 May 2015 up to and including the last Leo Benning meeting on 16 April 2016.  In addition the athlete must have:
 
  1. Equalled or bettered a WP Colours Standard at least five times (without undue wind assistance i.e. more than 2m/s) which may be either in the same event or a total of five times in different events                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   a) The attainment of TWO National Colours Standards (irrespective of wind) will be equivalent to FIVE WP Colours Standards.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            b) The attainment of ONE National Colours Standard (irrespective of wind) will be equivalent to TWO WP Colours Standards.
  2. Participated in at least three meetings exclusively for masters athletes, (e.g. Leo Benning Series) one of which must be the current season’s WP Masters Championships (unless they cannot participate due to genuine injury or illness). Provincial Colours will be awarded after the last WP Masters Athletic meeting, i.e. just prior to the SAMA Championships each year.

Application Form WP Colours 2016
Important Information for WP Colours Application 2016
WPMA Colours Standards Men 2015
WPMA Colours Standards Women 2015


Club colours, licence numbers and age-group tags (front and back) are to be worn at all meetings in the Western Province, including the WP Masters Championships. When taking part in Provincial Masters Championships outside the W.P., the following applies: WPA: Masters provincial colours must be worn only by those who were awarded their colours for the current season, i.e. after the last WPA: Masters Champs. Those who didn’t qualify for a particular season must cover their provincial badge with their licence number or age-group tag, but must still wear their blue shorts and blue/white running vests to identify the province they representing.

AWARDS OF NATIONAL COLOURS

THE AWARD OF NATIONAL COLOURS IS THE HIGHEST DISTINCTION TO BE AWARDED AND IS AN HONOUR WHICH MUST BE EARNED ACCORDING TO SPECIFIC CRITERIA AND PERFORMANCE STANDARDS IN MASTERS ATHLETICS AS DETERMINED BY THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE FROM TIME TO TIME.

PREREQUISITES
 
  1. No recommendation shall be considered unless the performance claimed has been achieved by an athlete duly registered with SAMA at the time of the performance.
  2. A minimum of two (2) years paid-up membership of S.A. Masters Athletics (S.A.M.A.).
  3. No recommendation shall be considered unless the candidate has already displayed a positive attitude and behaviour towards Masters Athletics.
  4. Formal application on the prescribed form must be made by the province to which the athlete belongs. By submitting the application the province concerned affirms that it fully supports the award of national colours to the athlete.
  5. For consideration it is required that the candidate has reached the standard twice, whether twice in the same event, or once each in two different events. In this case of the Decathlon and Heptathlon, the standard need only be attained once. The standard(s) must have been achieved during the duration of a specific age group, i.e. M40-44 or W55-59 (five year intervals).
  6. National colours can only be awarded once per age group.
  7. After an athlete has resigned membership from SAMA and/or has discontinued or interrupted their SAMA membership (e.g. injury, relocation overseas, etc.) the athlete must again complete another two years of uninterrupted membership before they will be considered for national colours, first time award or re-award.

NB. No SAMA record will be recognized unless the athlete is a paid-up member of SAMA at the time of the record application.
 

RE-AWARDS

A re-award of national colours can only be awarded once per age group and all the prerequisites, i.e.1 to 7 will again apply.
 

THE 2012 - 2016 NATIONAL COLOURS STANDARDS SHALL BE USED AS THE BASIS FOR ASSESSMENT FOR THE AWARD OF NATIONAL COLOURS FOR 2013 (DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS 31 JANUARY 2014)

National Colour Standards Men
National Colour Standards Women
S.A.M.A. National Colour Standards - Info Re-Assessment Procedures

MEDALS

To qualify for a championship medal, an athlete must equal or better a set standard at the championships.

SAMA Medal Stds Men 01 March(2)
SAMA Medal Stds Women 01 March(1)
 

UPCOMING EVENTS

2016 Date Venue
S.W.D Champs 3 September Oudtshoorn
Leo Benning No.1 15 October Parow
World Masters Athletics Champs 26 October - 6 November Perth, Australia
Free State Champs 12 November Bloemfontein
Leo Benning No. 2 19 November Green Point
Throws Pentathlon 3 December Parow
2017
Leo Benning No.3 14 January Parow
Leo Benning No.4 11 February Parow
W.P.A Champs 16 - 18 March Green Point
World Masters Athletics Indoor Champs 19-25 March Deagu, South Korea
Leo Benning No.5 8 April T.B.A
S.A.M.A Champs 4 - 6 May Green Point, Cape Town

 

Leo Benning Masters Challenge 2016/2017
SAMA Championship 2016 Entry Form
SAMA Championship 2016 Program
SAMA Order Form 2016
SA Athletics Booklet 02

SWD Masters Athletics Championship Entry Form
SWD Masters Athletics Championships Rules
Program - 3 September 2016
Verblyfplekke in en om Oudtshoorn
Throws Pentathlon Programme 03122016
Throws Pentathlon Entry Form 2016

 

DOWNLOADS

WP Masters Standards Qualifiers 2016
SA Records - Mens (June 2016)
SA Records - Women (June 2016)
Results LBMC No 2, 14 November 2015
Results LBMC No 3, 16 January 2016
Results LBMC No 4, 20 February 2016
Results LBMC No 5, 16 April 2016
WP Masters Records Open Feb 2016
WPAM Championship 2016 Results
Results SA Masters Championships 2016, Pilditch, Pretoria
Leo Benning Masters Challenge 2016-2017
WP All-Comers Records
WP Domestic Records
Results LBMC No.124 Oct 15
South African Masters Athletics Men
South African Masters Athletics Standards Women
WPMA Colours Recipients 2015
WP Records Dec 2013