This is the 5th Annual Cali Open and 2nd Annual WAKSC World Championship.  Welcome and welcome back to California !

 This is the 5th Annual Cali Open and 2nd Annual WAKSC World Championship.  Welcome and welcome back to California !

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The 6th Annual CALIFORNIA OPEN  and
The WAKSC WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2018

February 22-25, 2018

Sponsored By

The award for The Worlds Absolute Best Kettlebell Club is on the line!

This is your opportunity to represent your club on the world stage. This is not a competition of nations. This is a competition of Kettlebell Lifting Clubs and their teams.

The Top 20 scores per team will be counted in claculation for the team prize. This means that if a team has one lifter that competes 3 times and has team high scores in all 3 events, all 3 scores will count toward the team prize.

 

This is a four day event.

   * If you will lift Long Cycle and Snatch Only, you must weigh-in on 2/22.

   * If you will lift Long Cycle and Snatch Only, you must weigh-in on 2/22.


DIVISIONS

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One more thing to announce you.......

Cali 2018 Judge's Course Announcement

Registration Fees

 * 1 Single event :  Long Cycle,  Jerk Only,  Snatch Only,  Biathlon or  Triathlon.                   • First 50 "Judge's Course" applicants will get $25 off from competition registration. 

 * 1 Single event :  Long Cycle,  Jerk Only,  Snatch Only,  Biathlon or  Triathlon.                
  • First 50 "Judge's Course" applicants will get $25 off from competition registration. 

Please contact Ada Wong (←click) BEFORE REGISTER if you would like to apply online judge's course. She will let you register with $25 discount.


Additional Information About Event

• The Professional MMA Ring Announcer "BART LAYNE STEWART" Will Be Back To The Cali Open again !!!  
   In 2017 Cali Open/World, Bart took a part of MC and made a whole venue to super exciting place.  For the 2018 Cali Open/World,
   he will be the full time  "Platform Announcer" and introduce you with UFC style microphone performance!

• There will be some vendors selling fun or educational stuff at comp venue.  And a few massage therapists will be offering body work with discount price for lifters.

We will be keep updating all important information on FBook page.  Please keep eyes on "2018 Cali Open/WAKSC World Championship(←click)" page !  

 

""I HAVE A QUESTION !  WHO SHOULD I CONTACT TO??""

We received a lot of question messages last year.  I mean, a lot ! lol    So, in this year I tried to make this web page clear as possible so everyone would understand easily.  But if you still have a question, here's the Cali Open 2018's main organizer's contact list. You can choose a right person to ask your question.    ~Nazo

John Wild Buckley
   •General organization  •Sponsorship  •Vendors,  and other large project related to this event. 
     Email John ←Click     * John is not a frequent FBook user.

Nazo
•Collecting participant club logo (please email her HIGH RESOLUTION LOGO with 1:Official Club Name. 2:Club'sCity and
  Country names. ) Please DO NOT send logo via FBook ! (FBook will automatically lower the resolution) 
•Question regarding of this Cali Open2018 web page contents.    
  Contact via FBook messenger (Nazo Okc) or  Email Nazo ←Click    

Ada Wong
Registration   • Change event request.  •Comp Flight Tabulation.
  Contact via FBook messenger or Email Ada ←Click



THE COMPETITION VENUE

The WAKSC World Championship will Be held At
Innovative Results  ← Click

2925 Airway Avenue, Suite J, Costa Mesa, CA 92627  USA


 HOTEL INFORMATION


CLICK HERE  to see a map between
SNA airport 〜Comp Venue 〜Listed hotels below !
 

We have negotiated with 3 hotels and they offered us a good group discount rates which is lower than online !
Please contact to hotel and book directly.   All hotel's group discount code (key words) is "KETTLEBELL COMPETITION" !
 

 

1) RAMADA COSTA MESA / NEWPORT BEACH
Address: 1680 Superior Ave, Costa Mesa, CA 92627. USA      Map
Tel : +1 (949) 645-2221

• 9 minutes drive to comp venue.  14~minutes drive from John Wayne Airport (SNA)
•Free WiFi,  Free Parking,  Swimming Pool and small onsite restaurant.  Restaurants, food& drink stores in walking distance.
Group discount rate : Standard room $92 (USD) + Tax   
(Per room per night.  Breakfast NOT included but the restaurant's breakfast is only $5)
*Don't forget to tell the group discount keyword "Kettlebell Competition" when you book !
* Check In 3:00pm.   Check Out 12:00pm
* All bookings and payments are under individual responsibilities.
* Group Discount Cut-Off date : Jan 22 '2018 (Price goes up after Jan 22)
* If you prefer to book via email instead of making a phone call, please send email to....
Mr. Wilson Hasiholan (Assistant General manager )  whasiholan@ramadasuitesnewport.com
Trip adviser review. (←Click)
Official Website (←Click)


2) BEST WESTEREN PLUS NEWPORT MESA INN
Address : 2642 Newport Blvd.  Costa Mesa   CA  92627.  USA     Map
Tel : +1 (949)-650-3020

8 minutes drive to comp venue.  12~minutes drive from John Wayne Airport (SNA)
•Free hot buffet breakfast !  Free WiFi,  Free Parking,  Swimming Pool
* Group discount rate : Standard room $119.99 (USD) + Tax
*Don't forget to tell the group discount keyword "Kettlebell Competition" when you book !
* All bookings and payments are under individual responsibilities.
Trip Adviser Review
Official Website


3) BLVD HOTEL
Address : 2430 Newport Blvd. Costa Mesa CA. USA     Map
Tel : +1 (949) 631-7840

7 minutes drive to comp venue.  11 minutes drive from John Wayne Airport (SNA)
• Free WiFi, Free Breakfast (but minimum) •Parking is free for only 1 car per room because the parking space is limited.
• Small bar serve free drinks and snacks between 5~7pm daily.
* Group discount rate : Standard King~$95+tax/night.   Standard 2 Queen bed room(only 29rooms)~$110+tax/night.
* Extra Rollway bed $15/night. It will fit King room but maybe a bit tight for 2 queen room.
* Check-In 3pm.  Check-Out 11am. If the room is available you can early check in from 12pm without extra fee.
*Don't forget to tell the group discount keyword "Kettlebell Competition" when you book !
* All bookings and payments are under individual responsibilities.
* They prefer you to book by phone rather than email.
* If you have trouble booking, try to reach Ms.Jennifer Ixta who's taking care of our group.
Trip Adviser Review
Official Website

 

 * I stayed at Ramada and Best Western in past years and had a pleasant experience in both hotels.
For those prices, it is more like motel than city hotel.  If you are a sensitive sleeper you may want to pack ear plugs or eye mask just in case....   The weather in Costa Mesa in Feb is a bit cold at night sometimes.  Pack your favorite hoodie or light jacket! And don't forget to pack swim wear !   Also if you will travel from overseas, you may need a power adapter. North America's power voltage is 120.
 If you have any question about hotel, please feel free to ask me :-)    ~Nazo

               
                       Tips for the distance travelers 

Hotel Reservation :  
If you want to make a reservation over the phone, there are a few way to make a free phone call.  Skype, Google phone etc.  If you will be arriving at night time, you must mention to hotel your estimate check-in time.  Otherwise they might think you are "no showing" and possibly cancel your reservation!  

Airport Information & Transportation Around Costa Mesa (at Orange County):
John Wayne Airport (SNA) : This is the nearest airport to both competition venue and to above listed hotels.  
* If you are coming from overseas, the nearest international airport is Los Angels Intl Airport (LAX)
* Since California is so big, we recommend you to rent-a car. However, if you will not have a car, we recommend "Uber" ride. You may want to open an account (Sign up) before your California trip.  Uber drivers are literally EVERYWHERE in Costa Mesa !  All you need is your smartphone and destination's address. Usually Uber come to your pick up spot within 3~7 minutes.  From John Wayne Airport (SNA) to Comp Venue is about $10~ with Uber.  From LAX airport to Costa Mesa is about $70~80.  Way cheaper and easier than Taxi and you don't need a cash or even tips!

Accomodation Alternative :
Beside of above hotel list, there is always a good idea to check "Airbnb"  if you are travelling with family or group .  

Attraction
Disneyland : From Costa Mesa to Dysneyland is only 20min drive! (without traffic).  If you will extend your stay in Costa Mesa it will be a fun option for your travel !
Orange Kettlebell Club Gym :  I know,,,, it is not close from Costa Mesa. And "Attraction" may not be the right word. But we have to add OKC gym here!   We are located in Bay Area (or East Bay), CA.    Drive from Costa Mesa to San Francisco is about 6 hours. From San Francisco ~ across the Bay Bridge and to Berkeley is about 30min.  Straight drive from Costa Mesa to Berkeley (Where we are!) is also about 6 hours.  We are just a small old school KB gym. But people visit us from all over the world!   Please let us know in advance if you would like to visit us, so we will give you our gym schedule. 
Yosemite National Park : This is also quite far.  About 7 hours drive from Costa Mesa but this is one of the most amazing and huge place.   Also Grand Canyon  is about 7 hours drive but you may want to check this out too.
Las Vegas : From Costa Mesa to Vegas is less than 4 hours drive. 
Los Angels : About 50minutes drive from Costa Mesa.

Costa Mesa Travel Information :
• Costa Mesa Travel Information
Orange County Travel Guide