After nine successful lockpicking championships, we are organizing an anniversary event. We are expecting lockpickers from all over Europe and hopefully from other parts of the world as well.
The championship is traditionally held in autumn and since 2017, it is held in memoriam of Evžen Ivanov, a lockpicking aficionado and a pioneer of Czech locksport.
The anniversary edition of the championship will last 3 days and will take place on September 13-15, 2019, in Nová Živohošť (45 min by car from Prague). This year there will be 5 locksport disciplines: lockpicking of cylinders, lockpicking of padlocks, freestyle, blitz and newly also impressioning. The venue is Juniorcamp Nová Živohošť, info about accommodation and food can be found here.
The main discipline is opening of cylinders with the time limit of 15 minutes. In opening of padlocks and freestyle the time limit is 5 minutes. In blitz, the time limit is one minute. In all lockpicking disciplines, there is a limit of 48 participants (based on the order registration). For impressioning, the time limit is 40 and 20 minutes and the limit is 28 participants. A separate safecracking competition will be also held during the championship, this competition is not open to the public; there will be no spectators present and the safe locks can be opened in private. In the discipline of keyed safe locks, the time limit is 30 minutes and in the discipline of manipulation of mechanical combination locks, the time limit is 60 minutes. The number of participants is limited to 28.
This year, we will finally use an electronic system to measure the opening times. This will be a big improvement since it is very difficult to measure the times for a large number of contestants and analysis of video footage to confirm the results took a long time.
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