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2021 Michigan Steel Bending and Breaking Championship


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3RD  Michigan Steel Bending and Breaking Championship

·         Date: Saturday, May 15, 2021

·         Bending starts at 10:00 a.m.

·         Venue: Birmingham, MI

·         $40 entry fee

·         Message Don Cummings (@donc101) if you are interested in coming

·         Deadline for registering: March 25, 2021 (We need to know as soon as possible who is coming as we are ordering steel from overseas)

·         Strongman scoring will be used for all events

·         Competitors will be given 2 mulligans if they fail to complete a bend on events 2-6, where there is only 1 attempt. The competitor must drop to an easier bar. This will only be allowed if steel is available.  Don will use discretion with this to ensure fairness across the board.

·         There will be recognition for 1st through 3rd for: Steel Bending and Breaking Champion (all events scoring considered), Unbraced Bending Champion (events 1-3 combined), Braced Bending Champion (events 4-6 combined), Medley Winner and Women’s Division Champion

·         Each section (Unbraced, Braced and Medley) will be weighted equally for the overall title.   

·         There will be a Women’s Division.

Events

Unbraced Steel Bending

1.    Double Overhand Bending:

·         3:00 minute time limit.

·         Double pads allowed (1 set of IMP and 1 set of a reasonable sized leather pad). Crush pads allowed.

·         2 attempts.

·         Bar bent to 2” to be completed.

·         Partial bends score and beat a full bend of a weaker bar.

·         Must be bent to at least 90 degrees to score.

·         Hardest bar bent wins.  Faster bend of same bar wins.  

·         Bars available: Iron Grip Cert Rated Bars from Russia

2.    Reverse Bending:

·            1:00 time limit.

·            1 attempt

·            Single pads. Reasonable leather or cordura allowed.  

·            Bar bent to 40 degrees to be completed.

·            Partial bends score and beat a full bend of a weaker bar.

·            Hardest bar bent wins.  Faster bend of same bar wins.  

·            Bars available: White Nail, Yellow Nail, Blue Nail, DHWOG 166kg Grade 5 Bolt, GBI 120 bar, GBI 130 bar, GBI 140 bar

3.    Double Underhand Bending:

·         1:00 minute time limit.

·         1 attempt.

·         Double pads allowed (1 set of IMP and 1 set of a reasonable sized leather pad).

·         Bar bent to 40 degrees to be completed.

·         Partial bends score and beat a full bend of a weaker bar.

·         Hardest bar bent wins.  Faster bend of same bar wins.  

·         Bars available: White Nail, Yellow Nail, Blue Nail, DHWOG 166kg Grade 5 Bolt, DHWOG 190kg Grade 8 Bolt, DHWOG 225kg 6” x 8mm CRS.

Braced Steel Bending

1.    Long Bar Bending

·         5:00 time limit.

·         Single DHWOG wraps.

·         Towel for knee/leg.

·          A completed bend is when the bar has been bent into a "u" shape and the legs are parallel to each other.

·         1 attempt.

·         Thicker bar beats shorter, bend of shorter bar at same diameter beats longer bar, faster bend of same diameter and length wins.  

·         A partial bend beats a completed bend of an easier bar.  If multiple partial bends on the same bar, the bar bent the furthest wins.   Must be at least a 20-degree kink to score. 

·         Steel: A36 Hot Rolled Round.

·         Bars available: 3/4 x 40", 3/4 x 44", 3/4 x 48", 5/8 x 32", 5/8 x 36", 5/8 x 48”, ½” x 31”, ½ x 35”

2.    Mid Length Bar Bending

·      3:00 time limit.

·      Single DHWOG wraps.

·      Towel for knee/leg.

·       A completed bend is when the bar has been bent into a "u" shape and the legs are parallel to each other.

·      1 attempt.

·      Thicker bar beats shorter, bend of shorter bar at same diameter beats longer bar, faster bend of same diameter and length wins.  

·      A partial bend beats a completed bend of an easier bar.  If multiple partial bends on the same bar, the bar bent the furthest wins. Must be at least a 20 degree kink to score. 

·      Steel: A36 Hot Rolled Round.

·      Bars available: 5/8 x 25", 5/8 x 28”, 5/8 x 30", 1/2 x 22", 1/2 x 26", ½ x 28”, 3/8 x 22”

3.    Short Bar Bending

·         3:00 time limit.

·         Single DHWOG wraps.

·         Towel for knee/leg.

·          A completed bend is when the bar has been bent into a "u" shape and the legs are parallel to each other.

·         1 attempt.

·         Thicker bar beats shorter, bend of shorter bar at same diameter beats longer bar, faster bend of same diameter and length wins.  

·         Bars Available: 3/8 x 9”, 3/8 x 11”, 3/8 x 13”, 5/16 x 12”

Steel Bending and Snapping Medley

This event will be worth more points for the overall title as it really is 6 events wrapped into 1.  You pick which bend/ snap from each category that you want to do.  You have 25 minutes to complete all bends/ snaps.  The most points wins.  If there are ties, fastest time with the same number of points wins.

The medley will include:

1.    Horseshoe Bend: Single Leather pads (reasonable size): 5 points for a Kerckhaert Meister 8mm w/QC #5, 4 points for a SCF Lite Rim #2, 3 points for a Kerckhaert SX-7 #2, 1 point for a SCF UL #2

2.    Braced Bend of a Short Bar: Double Pads (reasonable double pads allowed, does not have to be IMP, benders reasonable choice): 5 points for a 280kg Noble Force Bar, 3 points for a Gold Nail, 1 points for a Red Nail, 1/2  point for a Grade 5 Bolt

3.    Unbraced Bend of a Bar: In One Single IMP: bar rolled down the middle. 5 points for a Horrido A2 Bolt, 3 points for a DHWOG 166kg Grade 5 Bolt, 1 point for a Blue Nail, ½ point for a White Nail

4.    Braced Bend/ Scroll of a ½” x 48” Bar: 5 points for a double fish scroll, 4 points for a double loop scroll, 2 points for a fish scroll and 1 point for a regular bend

5.    Short Braced Steel Snap: DHWOG single pads: 5 points for a Red Nail, 3 points for a DHWOG Grade 5 Bolt, 1 point for a Blue Nail, ½ point for a white nail

6.    Unbraced Steel Snapping: One DHWOG pad: 1 point for each snap up to 4 snaps

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I wanted to get a date on the calendar far out from the event date. I am not sure of the exact events. However, it will be similar to the last 2 years, testing all around bending ability with a medley at the end.

 

It is going to be a great time! Let me know if you are interested. 

 

Don

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I'm going to plan to be there for this one. At this point, glad I checked this because I was planning some other travel in May. 

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We are going to be using Iron Grip Russian rated bars for DO. Here is a chart to show the difficulty compared to US bars.

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Steel Bending and Snapping Medley

This event will be worth more points for the overall title as it really is 6 events wrapped into 1.  You pick which bend/ snap from each category that you want to do.  You have 25 minutes to complete all bends/ snaps.  The most points wins.  If there are ties, fastest time with the same number of points wins.

The medley will include:

·         Horseshoe Bend: Single Leather pads

·         Braced Bend of a Short Bar: Double Pads

·         Unbraced Bend of a Bar: In One Single IMP: bar rolled down the middle

·         Braced Bend/ Scroll of a ½” Bar: 5 points for a double fish scroll, 4 points for a double loop scroll, 2 points for a fish scroll and 1 point for a regular bend

·         Short Braced Steel Snap: DHWOG single pads: 5 points for a Red Nail, 3 points for a DHWOG Grade 5 Bolt, 1 point for a Blue Nail

·         Unbraced Steel Snapping: One DHWOG pad: 1 point for each snap

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For Double Underhand, the steel used will be: Blue Nail, DHWOG 166kg Grade 5 Bolt, DHWOG 190kg Grade 8 Bolt, DHWOG 225kg 6” x 8mm CRS.

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Reverse will be: Blue Nail, DHWOG Grade 5 Bolt, GBI 120 bar, GBI 130 bar, GBI 140 bar

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Rules and available steel updated.

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1 hour ago, Tom Flesher said:

I’d love to see a demo video or photos of differently scored scrolls.

 

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1 hour ago, Donc101 said:

 

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Other than (1), these are POSSIBLE?  Wow.  You benders are the bomb, man.  (Bowing)

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11 minutes ago, Vinnie said:

Other than (1), these are POSSIBLE?  Wow.  You benders are the bomb, man.  (Bowing)

Hi Vinnie! These are all very classic scrolls that are fun to make and are a challenge. A good test of bending ability, strength and control with the steel.

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13 minutes ago, Vinnie said:

Other than (1), these are POSSIBLE?  Wow.  You benders are the bomb, man.  (Bowing)

 

2 minutes ago, Donc101 said:

Hi Vinnie! These are all very classic scrolls that are fun to make and are a challenge. A good test of bending ability, strength and control with the steel.

Vinnie’s right tho. We are awesome. 

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I just realized a mistake in the rules, that I fixed. Partial bends will count for long bar and mid bar braced. For the short bend, it must be a completed bend. 

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