Pennsylvania Golden Gloves – Dan Mullarkey, Delegate
Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino & Racetrack
777 Harrah’s Boulevard, Chester, PA 19013
Staff arrival: Thursday, May 4, 2023
Franchise Representative Arrival: Friday & Saturday May 5-6, 2023
Team Arrivals: Boxers and Coaches may arrive Saturday, May 6 or Sunday May 7
(prior to Sunday’s scheduled 1:30 p.m. boxers/coaches/franchise meeting)
Competition: Monday May 8 through Saturday May 13, 2023
Transportation & Lodging
All teams staying at the Headquarters Hotels should contact their hotel for transportation from and to the airport. Please contact your hotel upon arrival for airport shuttle service. On departure, please make arrangements with the hotel shuttle service
Clarion Hotel Philadelphia
76 Industrial Hwy. Essington, PA 19029, (610) 521-9600
Each current Franchise in good standing is eligible to enter up to 10 male and 10 female boxers.
Franchise Preliminary Team Rosters: The Franchise Preliminary Team Rosters must be mailed or emailed to the Executive Director to be received no later than April 24, 2023.
Final Team Rosters and remainder of your team’s forms must be turned in at The Headquarters Office on Friday, May 5th from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. or Saturday, May 6th from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
The Headquarters Office will not be open on Sunday, May 7 as this date is reserved for draw/bracketing, bout sheet distribution and boxes/coaches/franchise meeting.
Twenty (20) weight classes will be contested at the National Tournament. As an Olympic Trials Qualifier, U.S citizens only are allowed to compete in the Olympic weight classes as indicated in RED. Non-citizens are allowed to compete in the weight classes outlined in BLACK.
Male: 112, 125, 132, 139, 147, 156, 165, 176, 203, 203+
Female: 110, 119, 125, 132, 139, 146, 154, 165, 178, 178+
Boxers ages 18 thru 40. All boxers must be at least 18 years of age on the first day of their local competition but not yet 41 on May 13, 2023 to compete in non-Olympic weight classes.
Boxers may not be 41 years or older during the year 2024 to be eligible to compete in Olympic weight classes.
A full Franchise Delegation is 20 boxers, 2 team coaches, 2 officials (any of the 2 officials may be Doctors and we encourage you to bring a Doctor!), 1 delegate, and 1 alternate delegate (26 members are
recognized as a full team delegation).
No Franchise may participate in the tournament with less than eight (8) qualified contestants. The Board of Directors may waive this requirement based on extenuating circumstances which judgment shall be at its sole discretion.
Team Registration / Check-In
At the headquarters office, in the Clarion Hotel. (PASSBOOKS AND ALL TEAM FORMS MUST BE TURNED IN AT REGISTRATION).
Friday May 5th – 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Saturday May 6th – 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (The Headquarters Office will close at 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 6th). Late arrivals will not be entered into the tournament.
Credentials will be issued to Delegates when team is registered, for the Delegate, Alternate Delegate, 2 guests, boxer entrants and all coaches who are registered and endorsed by the Franchise Delegate.
Credentials will be good for admission to all sessions of the competition.
All participants must present their credential for admission to the venue.
If the credential is lost it will not be replaced. Official’s credentials will be issued at their mandatory meeting, Monday morning May 8th.
Headquarters Office Staff will also issue credentials to Emeritus members, Medical Staff, working Staff and crew, non-delegate Hall of Fame Members, News Media and Special Guests.
Draw & Bracketing
Draw and Bracketing will take place on Sunday May 7th, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Boxer / Coach / Delegates Meeting
Sunday May 7th, 1:30 p.m. at the Headquarters Hotel. (Note: Monday’s Bout sheets should be available at this time.
Weigh-Ins and Physicals
Monday May 8th through Saturday May 13th Weigh-ins will be held at the Clarion Hotel 8 a.m. each date.
Physicals will take place immediately following the Boxer’s weigh-in.
Monday May 8th thru Saturday May 13th at Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino
One session each evening starting at 6:00 p.m.
Rules & Scoring
Monday-Friday: 3 rings, three 3 minute rounds.
Saturday (Finals): 1 ring, three 3 minute rounds.
ESS Scoring System
Uniforms & Equipment
All participants must wear team uniforms with team colors as provided by their Franchise, mandatory equipment, such as hand wraps and open-faced competition headgear as specified in the USA Boxing National Rulebook. Coaches must have their own corner equipment. Competition Boxing Gloves will be provided and must be used by all boxers in competition.
USA Boxing Rules, with Golden Gloves Rule Modifications will be used in the conducting of the Tournament.
Additional Golden Gloves Policies and Procedures as contained in Golden Gloves of America By-Laws and Policies and Procedures shall prevail over this tournament.
**All rules and policies as outlined in this fact sheet are applicable at all Golden Gloves competitions (i.e. sub-franchise and region events.)
Finalist Boxers & Coaches Meeting
Saturday May 13th, 10:00 a.m. Immediately Following Weigh-Ins
Briefing, Interviews and Photos.