Armwrestling Table

Arm Table1

WAF table design final 2014.pdf

Table dimensions as in the 2023 WAF Rules

Section 2 – Equipment Specifications

  • Table

Sit down: 71,1 cm (28″) from floor to top of table.

Stand-up: 101,6 cm (40″) from floor to top of table.

All other specifications are identical for both sit down and stand-up tabletops.

  • Tabletop

91,4 cm (36″) across and 66,0 cm (26″) deep.

Legs will be 71,1 cm (28”) minimum inside leg and 45,7 cm (18”) minimum from leg to leg.

  • Elbow Pads

17,8 cm x 17,8 cm (7″x 7″) square shape. 5,1 cm (2″) thick, made of heavy high-quality foam material, covered with a vinyl/rexin type cover. The foam and covering can be attached to a 3,2 mm (1/8″) metal sheet, 17,8 cm x 17,8 cm (7″x 7″) with two threaded bolts 0,6 cm (1/4″) diameter x 4,4 cm (1 3/4″) long, welded to the bottom to be able and attach your elbow pads to the table top.

A line, either painted, upholstered or taped from hand grip to hand grip to establish centre of the table will always be used at WAF tournaments.

  • Touch Pads

25,4 cm (10″) long x 10,2 cm (4″) high.  Made of good quality touch pad.

  • Placement

Elbow pads should be set 5,1 cm (2″) from their respective edge.

They should overlap each other by 1/2 to the right of centre for a right arm table and overlap each other by 1/2 to the left of centre for a left arm table.

  • Touch Pads

Should be on an angle, 12,7 cm (5″) out from the inside corner of the elbow pad to the inside corner of the pad and 1,3 cm (1/2″) from its respective edge measured to the outside corner of the pad.  Running at an angle towards the hand peg it should measure 7,0 cm (2 3/4″) from the hand peg to the outside corner of the touch pad.

If it’s for a right arm table, these measurements should be made on the left side of the elbow pad and reversed if it’s a left arm table.

  • Hand Pegs

Should be placed midway at 33,0 cm (13″) on each edge of the table, 1″ in from the edge.

The peg itself should be 2,5 cm (1″) in diameter and 15,2 cm (6″) high form the tabletop.

2.8           Seats

They should be 45,7 cm (18″) square and 45,7 cm (18″) from floor surface to seat top surface.  The front edge should be exactly in line with the table edge.  The seat and table should be secured to a platform or floor.

Both competitors should sit on seats at 71,1 cm (28”) high tables.

2.9           Material

The best material to use is square tubing although tubular steel, flat iron or angle iron may be used, but not more than 5,1 cm (2″) in diameters or width. The tabletop and seat top are normally made of 1,9 cm (3/4″) thick plywood.

The tabletop and seat may have a thin sheet of foam, covered with vinyl/ rexine type material to add a comfortable finished look. No plexi-glass or reflective tape is to be used on the tabletop or seats.

2.10     Chalk Stand

A stand suitable for chalk/rosin or stickum should be placed on either side of the table but at a suitable distance away so as not to bother referees or minor officials with the dust floating in the air or with competitors preparing for a match.

2.11     Staging

If raised staging is used, hosts are responsible for supplying or installing protective railing around the perimeter, to prevent competitors from accidentally falling off.

The staging must contain a step down of 43,2 cm (17″) to 53,3 cm (21″) with a minimum width of 100,0 cm (39,3”) for the second referee to stand down on to help lower them from obscuring the view of spectators / TV.

If the drop from the referees staging is more than 1 meter high off the ground the hosts are also responsible for supplying and installing protective railing around the perimeter to prevent competitors and officials from falling off.

Stages should also be planned with the intent to keep non-participants away from the competition table and draw sheet table.

2.12       Riser Platforms

Riser platforms can be used by competitors who have a height disadvantage. Riser platforms can be used in combination with platform shoes or multiple platforms, to raise the competitor, to at least bring their waist to the tabletop.  Competitors can use a personal riser with prior permission of the Head Referee before the start of contest.

For consistency and ease of handling reasons, riser platforms will be built of 1,3 cm (1/2″) thick plywood, 10,2 cm (4″) high x 91,4 cm (36″) wide x 81,3 cm (32″) deep.  They will be notched at the top part, as to fit the table legs on each their respective side, to prevent them from slipping out during competition. Approximately 7,6 cm (3″) from the top, the notches, on either side will be located.

A hand slot will be cut in the centre to facilitate the removal and installation of the riser platform.

2.13    Straps

When used, they will be of a standard 2,5 cm (1”) style with a plastic or metal buckle and not of velcro.  The straps used by WAF will be 2,5 cm (1”) wide.