Dear contender & team manager

We are pleased to present invitation to the Finnish Open 2019 tournament held in the city of Lahti, Finland. The event will be held from the 18 to 19 May 2019.

The International Finnish Open 2019 tournament will include Men and Women divisions.

We invite you to register your team and officials on the registration platform.

We are looking forward to welcoming you and your delegation in Lahti, Finland!

Yours sincerely,

Hannu Vappula
Finnish Muaythai Federation

Rules and Regulations

Presented hereafter are in accordance with the current rules and regulations of the International Federation of Muaythai Amateur (IFMA).

Minimum and Maximum Age Limits

A contestant in the Senior Male or Senior Female Division must be at least 17 years old

Medical Check-up and Weigh-in

All contestants competing in the must have a Medical Checkup and Official Weigh-in on the opening day of the Championships outlined in the technical handbook.

Each contestant must then have a Medical Check-up and Weigh-in in the morning of their competition for each bout. Boxers Record Book (Membership Books) must be presented at every Medical Check-up.

As per IFMA Rule 23, all contestants must have in their possession, the IFMA Medical Declaration form ( signed by an authorised doctor of medicine, stating that prior to leaving his country he was in good physical condition and not suffering from any injury, infection or disability liable to affect his capacity to box in the country being visited. The medical declaration form cannot be older than 6 months and should be in the ENGLISH language. For participants competing in the 16-17 Age Division, the Medical Declaration form must be accompanied by laboratory results for HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C. In the case that laboratory reports are in a language other than English, it is the responsibility of the National Federation to ensure that the documents are officially translated and certified and those translations submitted together with the documents. All abovementioned forms should be uploaded to the participant’s online registration for smooth processing.

Other requirements

Proof of identity will be established by production of a passport or an official document or its copy from the
country for which the competitor has been entered, along with a Boxer Book upon registration/weigh in.


**Note: If there are less than 3 entries in any division, the competition will not be held for that division.


MEN: -45 -48 -51 -54 -57 -60 -63,5 -67 -71 -75 -81 -86 -91 +91 Kg,

WOMEN: -45 -48 -51 -54 -57 -60 -63,5 -67 -71 -75 +75 Kg,

Divisions of the Round Competition rules

All categories (Current IFMA International Competitions Rules)

Awards and Prizes

In each division, the winner of the Final bout will be the Champion and awarded with the Gold medal. The other finalist will receive the Silver medal and 2 Bronze medals will be awarded to the 2 semi-finalists.

Venue and Date

Finnish Open 2019 will be held at the Finland Lahti Sports and Fair Centre, from the 18 to 19 May 2019

Finals competition and medals ceremonies will take place on 19 May 2019.

Address: Salpausselänkatu 7, LAHTI, Finland

Visa Requirement:

European Union Countries and many other Countries don’t need visa for entry to Finland. If you need visa please request for your special attention toward visa requirements to enter the Finnish Embassy in your Country.


Facilities will be provided for training at Lahti Thaiboxing Gym.


Solo Sokos hotel Seurahuone Lahti 17.-19.5.2019

Room Allotment ” Thaiboxing Finnish Open”

98 EUR / standard single room / night
103 EUR / standard twin room / night
Rates include breakfast and VAT

Reservations with code ” Thaiboxing Finnish Open”
Sokoshotels sales office +358201234600 or hotel’s reception +358201234655. with email

Welcome to Lahti! Please notify that hotel is quite booked already.

Kauppahotelli Grand offers accommodation as follows:

Thaiboxing Finnish open 17.-19.5.2019:

single room: 72 eur/night
double room 84 eur/night
triple room 120 eur/night
Including breakfast and parking, (garage or inner court)

Reservations: or phone:+358 3 54400.
Please remember the reservation code: THAIBOXING FINNISH OPEN 2019
Reception is open: Mon-Sat: 6.00-20.00 Sun 7.00-12.30.
Inform if the arrival is later than 8 p.m.

More parking information:

Event Program

May 18

07.00-09.00 Weigh-In & Medical Check ( Lahti Sports and Fair Centre )

13.00 Preliminary & Semi-Final bouts ( Lahti Sports and Fair Centre )

May 19

11.00 Final bouts & Medal Ceremonies ( Lahti Sports and Fair Centre )

Competition fee

20,00 € / Fighter

Fee must be paid at the Weigh-In & Medical Check at May 18