Association of Czech Lockpickers

You can already register for the 12nd Czech Lockpicking Championship 2024

2024-02-14T21:05:24+00:00By |Categories: All posts, Czech Lockpicking Championship, News and events|Tags: , , , , , |

From February, 2024, you can register for the 12nd Czech Lockpicking Championship 2024, which will take place on April 12. 2024 in Marina Orlík. Find out more about the championship here.   REGISTRATION Terms of data processing By sending the form, you agree with processing of your data in order to create your entrance ID for the 12nd Czech Lockpicking Championship 2024, diplomas, certificates or score boards and other activities related to the event including reservations for accommodation or catering (in case you chose to reserve accommodation or the Friday buffet). Note that in addition to the [...]

Marina Orlík – info about accommodation (Lockpicking 2024)

2024-02-09T06:43:24+00:00By |Categories: All posts, Czech Lockpicking Championship|Tags: , , , , , |

INFORMATION ON ACCOMMODATION AND CATERING AT THE 12ND ANNUAL LOCKPICKING CHAMPIONSHIP OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC 2024 This year's competition will again be held near the Vltava river, this time we will move a few tens of kilometers further from the Slap dam to the Eagle dam, again in a beautiful Czech landscape, approximately 100 km from Prague, near the town of Chrást (Kovářov) in the Písek district. To reserve accommodation at Marina Orlík or for other questions, send us an e-mail at info@lockpicking.team. ACCOMMODATIONS AT THE MARINA ORLÍK The price for [...]

You can already register for the 11th Czech Lockpicking Championship 2022

2022-08-01T06:40:59+00:00By |Categories: All posts, Czech Lockpicking Championship, Lockpicking, News and events|Tags: , , , , , |

From 1 August, 2022, you can register for the 11th Czech Lockpicking Championship 2022, which will take place on October 28-30 2022 in Marina Orlík. Find out more about the championship here. REGISTRATION Terms of data processing By sending the form, you agree with processing of your data in order to create your entrance ID for the 11th Czech Lockpicking Championship 2022, diplomas, certificates or score boards and other activities related to the event including reservations for accommodation or catering (in case you chose to reserve accommodation or the Friday buffet). Note that in addition to the [...]

Marina Orlík – info about accommodation (Lockpicking 2022)

2022-08-01T20:48:09+00:00By |Categories: All posts, Czech Lockpicking Championship|Tags: , , , , , |

INFORMATION ON ACCOMMODATION AND CATERING AT THE 11TH ANNUAL LOCKPICKING CHAMPIONSHIP OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC 2022 This year's competition will again be held near the Vltava river, this time we will move a few tens of kilometers further from the Slap dam to the Eagle dam, again in a beautiful Czech landscape, approximately 100 km from Prague, near the town of Chrást (Kovářov) in the Písek district. To reserve accommodation at Marina Orlík or for other questions, send us an e-mail at info@lockpicking.team or fill out the registration form here. ACCOMMODATIONS [...]

Lockpicking & LockFest 2021

2021-09-18T07:05:08+00:00By |Categories: Lockpicking|Tags: , , , |

In the end, it passed quickly and finally we have a great event - LockFest. LockFest is a major international exhibition, a major event in the Czech Republic, where the security comes together. Foreign manufacturers and exhibitors, technicians and specialists from this field come here. The LockFest event is primarily intended for people dedicated to the security of persons and property, people in the services of private detectives or the government security area, providers of technical services for the protection of property and persons. After all, professional development is an integral part of each of us! And last but not [...]

Knowledge quizzes 2021

2021-03-26T11:18:12+00:00By |Categories: All posts, Interesting, Lockpicking, News and events, Trainings and seminars|Tags: , , , , , , , |

QUIZZES NOT JUST ABOUT LOCKPICKING With us, you can test your knowledge not only in the field of lockpicking, but also in the field of locksmithing, safe technology or modern security trends. Our quizzes will test your knowledge, their principle is to verify your knowledge and always answer 15 quiz questions from the given category. BASIC CATEGORIES HISTORY OF LOCKS AND LOCKSMITHING Knowing history is the basis, it is a pillar for deepening further knowledge in the field of complete locksmithing and security. In this area you will find everything related [...]

Trainings in lockpicking 2020 are behind us

2021-03-26T11:27:12+00:00By |Categories: All posts, Interesting, Lockpicking, News and events, Trainings and seminars|Tags: , , , , , , |

A FEW TRAININGS HAVE BEEN MADE IN LOCKPICKING, BUT WE ALSO OPENED SAFES We organized several trainings in lockpicking, for the public or the association Narnie from Liberec. We also had a Czech-Hungarian training in Prague, where our colleagues not only from Hungary but also from Poland visited us. During this weekend meeting, we opened non-destructive safe locks and much more. Our trainings in lockpicking for the public were supplemented by basic theoretical knowledge - terminology of locks and lock systems, as well as the subsequent composition of the cylindrical insert. PHOTO GALLERY  

A reminder of 2019 or what happened and did not happen

2020-01-02T20:14:45+00:00By |Categories: All posts, Interesting, Lockpicking, News and events|Tags: , , , , , , |

YEAR 2019 IS OVER?! WHAT HAPPENED AND DIDN'T HAPPEN?! Three two one .. and in less than a minute the year 2020 is here. The previous 365 days have gone so fast and the same thing awaits us in 2020, but one more day?! Funny, but again there is a leap year with us. Before we fine-tune and debug our annual report of the Association of Czech Lockpickers, let's recall 2019 what made it special and what we did. An important change was that we organized regular lockpicking trainings where the public could participate. In the total number [...]

Trainings in lockpicking 2019 are behind us

2019-12-19T23:12:55+00:00By |Categories: All posts, Interesting, Lockpicking, Trainings and seminars|Tags: , , , , , , |

THROUGHOUT YEAR 2019, TRAINING SESSIONS IN LOCKPICKING WERE HELD CThroughout the spring and autumn, we organized lockpicking trainings that were open to the public and held in Prague. We were visited by many future lockpickers, but also curious people. Next year we will focus more on the terminology of locks and lock systems, besides the disassembly and subsequent setting up of the cylinder will be the part of our trainings. Several dozen future lockpickers, enthusiasts or curious tried lockpicking. PHOTOGALLERY  

Christmas Lockpick Party and Christmas Mini-Competition in Lockpicking 2019

2019-12-19T23:18:22+00:00By |Categories: All posts, Trainings and seminars|Tags: , , , , , , |

Every year we organize ACL Christmas party in Sokolov not only for our members but also for invited guests. This time there were unbelievable 30 people, not only in the field of lockpicking, but also in the field of locksmithing (locksmiths and representatives of foreign companies Urban Alps AG, Keyprint Security Ltd). At the party there were of course home-made potato salad and chicken cutlets, rather maxi giant cutlets. There were also homemade cookies, which were not only in the shape of stars, rounds or trees, but in the shape of small keys or gingerbread and many other [...]

The challenge how to open a cemetery chapel in non-destructive way?!

2019-12-19T23:22:46+00:00By |Categories: All posts, Interesting, Lockpicking|Tags: , |

THE CHALLENGE HOW TO OPEN A CEMETERY CHAPEL IN NON-DESTRUCTIVE WAY?! There are only 186 inhabitants in the village of Vrbno nad Lesy (as of 1 January 2019) and the oldest mention of the village dates back to 1143. The mayor of the village Mr. Radomír Volek asked us if we can help with opening the door from the old cemetery chapel and also make a key. We did not hesitate and accepted this challenge, part of the team of the Czech Lockpicker Association (a team of professional locksmiths) went on a journey to the North to the Ústí [...]

LockCon 2019

2019-12-19T23:09:32+00:00By |Categories: All posts, Interesting, Lockpicking|Tags: , , , |

Finally, we visited the well-known event LockCon, which took place from 25 to 27 October 2019 near the German border at De Berckt Castle in Baarlo, the Netherlands. This event is organized annually by Toool (The Open Organization Of Lockpickers), which dates back to 1997. It is a combination of lockpicker not only from the Netherlands, but also from the US, Great Britain, Belgium, Norway and Australia. The event is open only to invited guests, so this is a closed lockpicker community. Countless lectures and workshops were held throughout the extended weekend and of course there were competitions. On Friday [...]

Don’t write on the social networks where you are in now, the advice of the Association of Czech Lockpickers

2019-12-19T23:09:54+00:00By |Categories: All posts, Interesting, Lockpicking|Tags: , , , |

DON'T WRITE ON THE SOCIAL NETWORKS WHERE YOU ARE IN NOW, THE ADVICE OF THE ASSOCIATION OF CZECH LOCKPICKERS Nikol Ivanovova is the head of the independent organization of the Association of Czech Lockpickers, which associates fans of nondestructive overcoming locks as a sporting discipline and hobby. "It pays to pay extra money for a better security cylinder," Ivanovova says in an interview with Metro journal. We are after the holidays, but people are still leaving for their holidays to the sea, they are approaching the mountains. It is also business travel time. How can people [...]

10th Czech Lockpicking Championship 2019 – Eugene Ivanov Memorial

2019-09-26T05:36:24+00:00By |Categories: All posts, Czech Lockpicking Championship, Lockpicking, News and events|Tags: , , , |

LOOKING BACK AT THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CZECH LOCKPICKING CHAMPIONSHIP 2019 The 10th Czech Lockpicking Championship 2019 is already behind us, so let's see how it went. This year was held on September 13-15, 2019, in Nová Živohošť (Benešov District, close to Prague). The competition was attended by a total of 35 competitions not only from the Czech Republic but also from Germany, Austria, Hungary, the Netherlands and Italy. We also had as special guests our friends from the USA, Scotland and Poland. This year our own electronic time-keeping button system was used for the first time [...]

The foreword of the organizer – 10th Czech Lockpicking Championship 2019

2019-09-24T16:47:13+00:00By |Categories: All posts, Czech Lockpicking Championship, Interesting, Lockpicking|Tags: , , , , , , |

OUR PLAN, OUR LOCKPICKING CHAMPIONSHIP, OUR FUTURE 🏆 The date of the event is coming slowly but surely, this year we have really challenged ourselves! We want to organize a grand event and fit a lot into one weekend. So, what will the extended weekend of September 13-15, 2019, look like? What will the 10th Czech Lockpicking Championship bring? What did we plan for you? FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2019 On Friday afternoon, we will begin with safecracking of keyed locks. We don’t want anyone to miss the official opening of the event, so it will [...]

Czech Lockpicking Championship 2019 – Downloads

2019-08-11T23:00:41+00:00By |Categories: All posts, Czech Lockpicking Championship, Lockpicking|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Here you can download the bulletins about lockpicking 2019. Bulletin 1 - Basic information Lockpicking 2019 Bulletin 2 - Preliminary schedule + Workshops Bulletin 3 - Competition disciplines and rules Bulletin 4 - The foreword of the organizer

Bonus – Interview with our ACL President

2020-01-04T08:29:56+00:00By |Categories: All posts, Czech Lockpicking Championship, Interesting, Lockpicking|Tags: , , , , , , |

INTERVIEW WITH A MEMBER WHO IS PART OF OUR TEAM FROM THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE ASSOCIATION OF CZECH LOCKPICKERS We will conclude our memories of previous years by interviewed the person who was at the birth of the Czech championships and was the only part of all organized competitions - president of the Association of Czech Lockpickers (ACL) Nikol Ivanovová (32). Thanks to this interview we want to lure and motivate other lockpickers to join us or come to compete at least. QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS: Nikol, how did you get into lockpicking? I have been playing with locks since I [...]

Bonus – Interview with the Blitz winner

2020-01-02T20:34:28+00:00By |Categories: All posts, Czech Lockpicking Championship, Interesting, Lockpicking|Tags: , , , , , , |

INTERVIEW WITH OUR "BEAR" THAT KNOCKED OUT ALL COMPETITORS We have already introduced the Freestyle and Lockpicking Champions of the Czech Republic. Now, let's see another member of our Association of Czech Lockpickers (ACL) and go to Pilsen. This time we visited Mr. Miroslav Buchbauer (52), who last year knocked out both Czech and foreign lockpickers in blitz and was the only one to win the gold medal for the first place. We wondered how he did it. Thanks to this interview we would like to lure and motivate other lockpickers to join us or come to compete at least. [...]

Bonus – Interview with Freestyle Champion

2020-01-04T08:24:44+00:00By |Categories: All posts, Czech Lockpicking Championship, Interesting, Lockpicking|Tags: , , , , , , |

INTERVIEW WITH A FREESTYLE CHAMPION HOLDING AN UNBELIEVABLE RECORD UNDER ONE SECOND We have already introduced the Czech Champion in Lockpicking to you in the previous article (interview), but now we will visit the champion of records. In 2017, an incredible record was set in the freestyle discipline, when a member of the Czech Lockpicker Association (ACL) team opened the cylinder in less than one second. Mr. Petr Wittner (45) from Prague opened a record time of 0.47 seconds. This record has not yet been broken, perhaps someone will have a luck at this year's event. Thanks to this interview [...]

Bonus – Interview with champion the Czech lockpicking championship

2020-01-02T20:35:40+00:00By |Categories: All posts, Czech Lockpicking Championship, Interesting, Lockpicking|Tags: , , , , , , |

INTERVIEW WITH OUR CHAMPION OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC IN LOCKPICKING This year's 10th Czech Championship in Lockpicking is knocking on the door. We reminded you all the disciplines on our blog, we remembered the interesting facts from previous years and now we have some interviews with our members of the Association of Czech Lockpickers (ACL). Last year, Jaroslav Coufal (53) from Prostějov, who has been a member of the Association of Czech Lockpickers since 2015, took first place among all Czech lockpickers. We decided to interview him. We were wondering how he does it that he is so good and [...]