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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

Spring training in lockpicking behind us

2019-10-30T06:18:47+00:00By |Categories: All posts, Interesting, Lockpicking, Trainings and seminars|Tags: , , , , , , |

IN SPRING 2019 LOCKPICKING TRAINING HAD EVERY MONTH Throughout the spring of 2019, we held lockpicking trainings once a month, which were also made available to the public (after pre-registration and application) and were held in Prague. In one training we even surprised Miss Eva Svobodova, reporter for Radio Wave. At the next training we tried the electronic button system, which we are preparing for this year's 10th anniversary of the Lockpicking Championship 2019. And we also conceived one of the trainings as a celebration of one of our member, who had a birthday. Lockpicking has tried several dozen future lockpickerů, [...]

Championship disciplines under the microscope: Cylinders

2019-07-22T19:03:43+00:00By |Categories: All posts, Czech Lockpicking Championship, Interesting, Lockpicking|Tags: , , , , , , |

CHAMPIONSHIP DISCIPLINES UNDER THE MICROSCOPE CYLINDERS: “THE SUPREME DISCIPLINE OF LOCKPICKING” + AN INTERVIEW WITH THE CURRENT CHAMPION Lockpicking of cylinders is probably the most prestigious discipline of the lockpicking championship, as it features some of the most difficult locks. The contestants bring their own cylinder which they need to open in 5 minutes before the start of the competition, otherwise they are eliminated. As can be expected, the range of difficulty of locks is very wide. The less experienced pickers usually bring simpler lock in order to minimize the chance of getting knocked-out before the competition starts. The seasoned [...]

Championship disciplines under the microscope: Padlocks

2019-07-22T19:03:05+00:00By |Categories: All posts, Czech Lockpicking Championship, Interesting, Lockpicking|Tags: , , , , , , |

CHAMPIONSHIP DISCIPLINES UNDER THE MICROSCOPE PADLOCKS: “5 MINUTES TO OPEN THE SHACKLE” Opening of padlocks is one of the traditional disciplines of lockpicking. It is suitable for lockpickers of all levels including beginners. The locks in the padlocks competition are usually simpler than in the discipline of opening of cylinders. LOCKPICKING OF PADLOCKS The art of opening of padlocks is very old, likely almost as old as the first padlocks which appeared more than 2000 years ago in ancient Rome and China. As the padlocks evolved, so did the opening methods. Nowadays, most padlocks use pin-tumbler mechanisms. There are two [...]

Championship disciplines under the microscope: Safecracking

2019-07-11T15:21:57+00:00By |Categories: All posts, Czech Lockpicking Championship, Interesting, Lockpicking|Tags: , , , , , , |

CHAMPIONSHIP DISCIPLINES UNDER THE MICROSCOPE SAFECRACKING: “OPENING OF SAFES LIKE YOU HAVE SEEN IN THE MOVIES AND BEYOND” The term safecracking means nondestructive opening of safes and safe locks and usually involves either keyed locks or mechanical combination lock. Safecracking requires specialized tools such as safe lock decoders and “Hobbs’ hooks” (in English, these are usually known as 2-in-1 picks, as they function as both picks and tension tools). Such tools are specifically designed for each type of safe lock. Some tools are used to pick the lock, some to decode the lock which is followed by building the key [...]

Championship disciplines under the microscope: Blitz

2019-07-11T15:21:46+00:00By |Categories: All posts, Czech Lockpicking Championship, Interesting, Lockpicking|Tags: , , , , , , |

CHAMPIONSHIP DISCIPLINES UNDER THE MICROSCOPE BLITZ: "HOW TO ELIMINATE ALL YOUR OPPONENTS IN ONE MINUTE" Blitz the fastest and most dynamic discipline of the championship; it is a fast elimination tournament. Competitors are standing forming a "circle" and holding their cylinder or padlock in their hands, having extra tools stuffed in their pockets. Each competitor has only one minute to open the lock to advance into the next round. If they fail to open they are, of course, eliminated. HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE PAST  Sometimes, interesting locks appear in the competitions. In 2017, in the championship held in Orlik Marina, an [...]

Championship disciplines under the microscope: Freestyle

2019-07-11T15:21:29+00:00By |Categories: All posts, Czech Lockpicking Championship, Interesting, Lockpicking|Tags: , , , , , , |

CHAMPIONSHIP DISCIPLINES UNDER THE MICROSCOPE FREESTYLE: "SPEED IS UNRIVALED" Another discipline we want to introduce to our readers, lockpickers, partners and sponsors is freestyle. This discipline has been a part of our championships right from the beginning. It this disciplines the locks can be opened by any tools as long as they are nondestructive. The most often used tools used by the contestants are elektropicks, pick-guns, standard picks or bump keys. MOST COMMON NONDESTRUCTIVE METHODS Lockpicking using picks Opening cylinders and padlocks with picks and tension tools is the main approach used by hobby lockpickers. The most common techniques include [...]

Championship disciplines under the microscope: Impressioning

2019-07-11T15:21:09+00:00By |Categories: All posts, Czech Lockpicking Championship, Interesting, Lockpicking|Tags: , , , , , , |

CHAMPIONSHIP DISCIPLINES UNDER THE MICROSCOPE IMPRESSIONING: “A CONTEST IN FILING THE KEYS” While preparing the anniversary Czech lockpicking championship, it occurred to us that we could write for our readers, lockpicker, partners and sponsors a closer look at the individual competition disciplines and perhaps also mention some interesting things from the past championships. THE DAY OUR HISTORY BEGAN The first official Czech Lockpicking Championship took place on Saturday, September 18, 2010, in a sports club Sokol in Prague Vršovice. It was an important day for lockpicking in our region. Many lockpickers from the Czech Republic and Slovakia entered the competition, [...]

You can already register for the 10th Czech Lockpicking Championship

2019-07-11T10:06:55+00:00By |Categories: All posts, Czech Lockpicking Championship, Lockpicking, News and events|Tags: , , , , , |

From June 15, 2019, you can register for the 10th Czech Lockpicking Championship 2019, which will take place on September 13-15 2019 in Nová Živohošť. 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 10th Czech Lockpicking Championship 2019, 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 data you [...]

Lockpicking – Competition in the ethical unlocking of TV Seznam

2019-10-29T21:03:56+00:00By |Categories: All posts, Interesting, Lockpicking, News and events|Tags: , , , , , |

ONE MONDAY MORNING WE SPEND IN THE TELEVISION PROGRAM MORNING ON GAUCHA On one Monday morning in May, we accepted an invitation to the TV show Morning on the Couch by TV Seznam. The moderator of this session is Petr Zajíček, who conceived lockpicking as much as we do, it is fun as well as puzzles. Of course, lockpicking has its own rules and code of ethics. You can see what we talked about in the following video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BH_adnW1YLA&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR2U_4LAL0Wq4wIvIaS-ZxhKBk7xbZocfRfkZWkwQa7OKLmzM83Ka1nRPEM  

Championship Venue: Juniorcamp Nová Živohošť

2019-07-13T08:03:26+00:00By |Categories: All posts, Czech Lockpicking Championship|Tags: , , , , , |

INFO ABOUT THE VENUE FOR THE 10TH CZECH LOCKPICKING CHAMPIONSHIP 2019 The tenth anniversary of the Czech Lockpicking Championship will take place in a beautiful landscape at the right bank of the Slapy dam, about 60 km from Prague, near the city Neveklov of the Benešov district. Attractive atmosphere of the area, many possibilities for sports activities and reasonable prices are among the main reasons why this site is very popular for tourists and locals alike. For reservation of accommodation or any questions, you can reach us at info@lockpicking.team. ACCOMMODATION The price for the basic accommodation in the Juniorcamp venue is 250 CZK [...]

Padlocks and freestyle (an interview for Respect magazine)

2019-07-13T08:03:39+00:00By |Categories: All posts, Interesting, Lockpicking|Tags: , , , , , |

Padlocks and freestyle (an interview for Respect magazine) "On average, I practice three times a week" (Marek Pederzoli) People often connect opening locks with picks, skeleton keys or hooks with criminals. Only a few people know that lockpicking is also a sport, in which international competitions are held. Marek Pederzoli (32), has fallen in love with this hobby and compares opening locks without keys to solving brain teasers and puzzles. You are a Ph.D. student of theoretical chemistry at the Czech Academy of sciences, however, you practice picking locks in your free time. Theoretical chemistry and lockpicking are quite [...]

Christmas party 2018

2019-10-29T20:13:23+00:00By |Categories: All posts, Trainings and seminars|Tags: , , , , , , |

Every year, a Christmas Party of Association of the Czech Lockpickers is held only for our members and guests. In 2018 it was no different. We met in abundance when we had the opportunity to taste homemade nutell or apricot donuts, other than homemade potato salad with cutlets and other rich treats. Of course there was also a raffle and a big meeting - plans for 2019. PHOTOGALERY

IX. Czech Lockpicking Championship 2018

2019-07-13T08:04:23+00:00By |Categories: All posts, Czech Lockpicking Championship|Tags: , , , , , |

A RECAP OF THE IX. CHAMPIONSHIP OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC IN LOCKPICKING 2018 The 9th Czech Championship in Lockpicking is already behind us, let's review how it all went down. This year's edition took place on 20 - 21 October 2018 in Nová Živohošť. This year we had a total of 29 lockpickers from the Czech Republic, Germany, Austria, Hungary and Italy. Need to thank our sponsors that provided not only locks for competition but also a number of valuable prizes. Similarly as in previous year, we competed in four disciplines. The first discipline was opening of padlocks. This year’s padlocks [...]

Invitation and info about the Czech Lockpicking Championship 2018

2019-07-13T08:07:01+00:00By |Categories: All posts, Czech Lockpicking Championship|Tags: , , , , , |

INVITATION AND INFO ABOUT THE CZECH LOCKPICKING CHAMPIONSHIP 2018 The Association of Czech Lockpickers is organizing the 9th year of the Czech Lockpicking Championship and all lockpickers and lock enthusiasts are all cordially invited to attend. This year’s competition will take place on the weekend of 19-21 October 2018 at Nová Živohošť (40 km of Prague). Come to show off your skills or just to have fun with friends not only from the Czech Republic but also from Germany, Hungary, Austria and other countries. The competitions start on Saturday, but most of the contestants usually arrive on Friday evening for an international training [...]

LOCKPICKING, vol. 01

2019-11-02T11:53:08+00:00By |Categories: All posts, Interesting, Lockpicking|Tags: , , , , , , , |

LOCKPICKING AND ETHICAL LOCKPICKER'S CODEX Lockpicking is non-destructive openning method of locks and locking systems without original key. Lockpicking isn't only manipulation by lockpick tools, but it is impressioning method as well or openning by decoders and others special tools. Lockpicking is not only for locksmiths, it's hobby and sport discipline called locksport. Lockpickers could be students, doctors, bank officers or scientists. For many of them it's relax from job or rest after hardwork. Lockpicking is like puzzle solving, increasing manual skills and helping train brain. Amount of lockpickers is still increasing and curently counting a few hundred of thousands. There [...]

Summer School of Lockpicking 2018 behind us – FACEBOOK

2019-10-29T21:00:35+00:00By |Categories: All posts, Lockpicking, News and events, Trainings and seminars|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

In early June of 2018 we started a new project called "Summer School of Lockpicking". This project was created in cooperation with Locksmith CZ company and was focused not only on lockpickers or novice lockpickers, but also on the general public in the form of educational video presentations (INTRO EN - Summer school of lockpicking). The project contained 12 basic modules (topics) that were launched via the Facebook page ACL (@czechlockpickers) in a bilingual version (English and Czech). Following each lesson, a short video quiz was also launched. According to statistics, this project had high viewership, success rate and many [...]

Lockpicking Summer Course vol. 2 (ACL & SPELEO)

2019-10-29T20:37:33+00:00By |Categories: All posts, Trainings and seminars|Tags: , , , , , , |

Friday 1st June 2018 The first weekend in June we met the members of the ACL in a beautiful place located near the village Březina-Luká (Olomouc Region), some of us went all the way from the other side of the Republic. We were welcomed by the cavers from Prostejov caves SPELEO and we brought nice weather in return. The cavers prepared for us on Friday not only chilled barrels of beers and lemonades, but they also accommodated us, they showed us the premises of their background and their work so far. A little bit about SPELEO the Prostejov cavers A cave, [...]

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