Competitions

 


Upcoming Competitions

Competitions

Below is a list of all current upcoming 2019 BPU and ABPU, WPC and AWPC events - keep checking back for regular updates:

Please note you can get additional information about the international competitions from the World Powerlifting Congress Web site which list both the WPC and AWPC International competition: http://www.worldpowerliftingcongress.com

How to qualify for what: 

British Championships BPU and ABPU - There are 2 ways. 1) you must compete in a qualifiers for that same years national championships and hit the qualifying total which is ON THIS WEBS SITE 2) Be the winner of the British Championships or World Champion from the previous year and defend your title. 

European Championships WPC and AWPC - there are 3 ways 1) you must compete in a qualifiers for that same years European championships and hit the qualifying total which is ON THIS WEBS SITE 2) Be the winner of he European Championships  from the previous year and defend your title. 3) Be a reigning World Champion from 2017 and this gives oyu the right to compete, for the year, where you want. PLEASE NOTE: You can also qualify THIS YEAR ONLY at the British 2018 for the Europeans 2018 as the British is BEFORE the Europeans this year, by hitting the qualifying total. 

World Championships WPC and AWPC: There are 2 ways ONLY. 1) Be invited by coming top 2 in your class at the British Championships BPU and ABPU. By being the reigning world champion and defending your title. That is IT! No exception - No "I won the British in 1853, do I get an invite to the Europeans" - The above are your only avenues!  

PLEASE REMEMBER!! You MUST have a BPU or ABPU membership number BEFORE you can enter any of our competition (apart from the Andy Bolton Deadlift Challenge but please read the exceptions). If you do not - your entry will be void and non-refundable. No refunds are offered on any entry - you also cannot switch competitions with the same entry payment. Sorry. 

MEDALS & TROPHIES! Please remember that is you leave early before the medals ceremony, we can make arrangements for you to pop into one of the competitions and pick it up, we will not post out your medal or trophy. If you have to leave early then you need to be aware what position you came. Please speak to us on a break and we will give you our medal - if you ask us what position you came before the end of the competition during a flight, we would have to stop the entire competition to look at your flight and see your placing which I am am sure you wouldnt want anyone else doing to you. We completely understand about times and needing to dash off, but please be considerate if you do. 

PLEASE REMEMBER

When you send your entry in by email you WILL RECEIVE AN AUTOMATED REPLY which IS YOUR CONFIRMATION YOU ARE ENTERED. You need to check your spam as well in case it goes there. You will only get this confirmation - no others, so if you didnt receive it then you need to email entries@britishpowerliftingunion.co.uk to CHECK IT HAS BEEN RECEIVED as we have had occasions where people have sent the entry to the wrong email address or gone astray. 

QUALIFIER DATES FOR BRITISH AND EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS 2020 will be up shortly


QUICK GLANCE LIST (the full details are below)

 

A/WPC European Championships 2019: 10-16 June, Limerick, Ireland 

AWPC World Championships: 16-18 August, Orlando USA 

WPC World Championships: 6-10 November 

A/WPC WORLD RECORD BREAK BREAKERS  - BENCH AND DEADLIFT CHAMPIONSHIPS: Late November early December 2019, Manchester, UK

 

THE FULL LIST OF QUALIFIERS, DETAILS AND ENTRY FORMS

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We are gathering the next qualifiers for 2020 now.........

   
Is your membership up to date? Remember - you cannot enter any of our competitions without a current membership for that year. If you need membership then your links to membership payments are here: 

BPU: http://www.britishpowerliftingunion.co.uk/bpu-membership-details/

ABPU: http://www.britishpowerliftingunion.co.uk/abpu-membership/

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British Championships 2019 - Qualification for AWPC and WPC World Championships 

Well its over! and we didnt die! 

3 platforms, 453 lifters, 3 days. 

For those using the British as a European Championships qualifier you have a very small window of time. Email emma@britishpowerliftingunion,co,uk for your invitation with the heading "I WANT MY EUROS INVITE NOW" and it MUST be returned by the 17th May. This is the FINAL date. 

To those who qualified for AWPC and WPC world championships CONGRATULATIONS! The invitations will be going out shortly. 

1st, 2nd and 3 place will be given an invitation. If you are NOT attending you have 2 weeks after the invitation is sent out to reply if you intend to go or not. If you are not attending the 4th place will be given an invitation and so on until all the 3 places are filled. 

For AWPC competitors, IF there is a place available on the WPC team in your class, you can apply to lift in Finland instead of Orlando. Ultimately we will not know if there will be a place available for WPC World Championships until September so you might have a wait until you know. We usually will know quickly if there is a place available but be prepared to have to wait until the closing date. 

 

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AWPC & WPC European Championships 

Please note, apparently some Invitations went out with the sort code cut off for making payment. Our apologies for this. The sort code is: 60-11-40

When? 10th to 16 June 2019 

Host: IPO

Promoter: Shane Brodie 

Where? Limerick, Ireland (venue to be confirmed)

CUT OFF DATE FOR ENTRIES: CLOSED

How do I qualify? It is INVITATION ONLY. If you are a 2018 AWPC or WPC European Champion then you automatically qualify. If you are an AWPC or WPC current World Champion then you qualify. If not then all you have to do is to compete at one of our qualifiers for 2019 starting in August 2018 and hit the qualifying total which is listed on the web site. You CANNOT get to the European Championships ANY OTHER WAY. Sorry. 

This is completely epic! For the second year ONLY the AWPC and WPC European Championships will be run side by side in Ireland under Mr Shane Brodie and his very outstanding team in Limerick. This is the team that has brought you the international famed competition the Irish Pro Invitational. 

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+++++FOR LIFTERS USING THE A/BPU NATIONALS AS A QUALIFIER++++

If you are using the 2019 British Nationals as a qualifier for the A/WPC Europeans this is what you do. Immediately after you qualify then email me emma@britishpowerliftingunion.co.uk with the heading "Invitation Euro 19 from Nationals". Declare you wish to enter, I will send you the invitation BUT you MUST get it back to me and have made payment by the 17th May. Any later than that will not be accepted. This is an extended deadline kindly given by Shane Brodie the promoter and ONLY for use to qualilfy at the Nationals. All other Euro entries are CLOSED. 

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++++++TEAM FACEBOOK GROUP+++++

I have set up a team Facebook Group at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/637488250030350/ 

You have to apply to join - this is where you can order team kit and we will be keeping you up to date there. 

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TEAM LIST - PLEASE CHECK YOUR ENTRY! If there is anything incorrect or you are not on there please email emma@britishpowerliftingunion.co.uk immediately. 2019 A.WPC Entries competitor List 21.4.19

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TEAM KIT ORDER FORM: AWPC.WPC Euros 2019 Team Kit-order form

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Lifting PRELIMINARY Schedule as follows - please remember THIS IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE CLOSER TO THE TIME: ALSO-  it is possible lifting may start on Monday 10th if needed!

INFORMATION

Updated Schedule from the WPC European Championships FB Page: 

European Powerlifting Benchpress & Deadlift Championships 2019

Raw - Classic Raw - Single ply - Multiply

Date = 10th to the 16th

⚫ Weigh-in Schedule

All weigh-ins are 24hr the day before you lift in accordance to international rules!

Weigh-in times are as follows

Daily 9am - 10.30
Daily 4pm - 5.30pm

Under no circumstances will any lifter be allowed weighin on the day lift. This is strictly prohibited under the international rules.

Date = 10th to the 16th

Weigh-in Schedule

All weigh-ins are 24hr the day before you lift in accordance to international rules!

Weigh-in times are as follows

Daily 9am – 10.30
Daily 4pm – 5.30pm
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AWPC Lifting Schedule

Monday 10th = Start of Weigh-ins for Tuesdays AWPC lifters.

Tuesday 11th = Raw Powerlifting.
All male & female all age groups & weight categories.

Wednesday 12th = Classic Powerlifting.
Male & female all age groups & weight categories.

Thursday 13th = Equipped Powerlifting.
Single-ply & Multiply, male & female all age groups & weight categories.

All single-lift Benchpress
Raw Single-ply & Multiply, male & female all age groups & weight categories.

All single-lift Deadlift
Raw Single-ply & Multiply, male & female all age groups & weight categories.

WPC Lifting Schedule

Thursday 13th = Start of Weigh-ins for Fridays
WPC lifters.

Friday 14th = Raw Powerlifting.
All male & female all age groups & weight categories.

Saturday 15th = Classic Powerlifting.
Male & female all age groups & weight categories.

Sunday 16th = Equipped Powerlifting.
Single-ply & Multiply, male & female all age groups & weight categories.

Sunday 16th = Single-lift Benchpress
Raw Single-ply & Multiply, male & female all age groups & weight categories.

Sunday 16th = single-lift Deadlift
Raw Single-ply & Multiply, male & female all age groups & weight categories.

Please take note this is only a preliminary schedule lifting schedule & is subject to change. I will give a more detailed schedule closer the date!

Under no circumstances will any lifter be allowed weigh-in on the day lift. This is strictly prohibited under the international rules.

PLEASE NOTE: You can only qualify to compete for the GB Team through the BPU and ABPU Qualifying route. Only current World and European Champions have the right to compete automatically, all others are invitation only through qualifying procedures. 

LIFTING SCHEDULE IMPORTANT POINTS

On the invitation you received this is the preliminary schedule, you need to keep checking the checking on the WPC European Championships web site. As entries come in, this might alter the schedule and the days you are lifting so please be aware of this before booking hotels and flights. It is your responsibility to follow the changes if any. We will update you the best we can but you need to keep an eye on the schedule. 

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AWPC WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS IN ORLANDO!

WHEN!? 16-18 August 2019 

WHERE??! B Resort & Spa, 1905 Hotel Plaza Boulevard, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

HOW? By placing top 3 at the 2019 British Nationals OR already being 2018 AWPC World Champion. This is by invitation ONLY from the ABPU. 

This is the venue that the WPC World Championships were held in 2018. It is truly wonderful! The venue is really close to all the attractions of Orlando and there is plenty of accommodation in the area. The venue itself they have a special rate of $129 per night which is inclusive of resort fee - it is a really high class establishment and HUGE! Mention APF American Powerlifting Federation /AWPC World Championships to receive discount.
Rate is good for 3 days prior/after the event.

The entry fee will be the usual $100 which is the same rate all the US comps are at and the closing date for entries to be sent back to me to send the team to the US will be 28 June 2019. 

More details to come. 

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WPC WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019 FINLAND

When? 6-10 November 2019 

Where? Lahti/Helsinki, Finland. 

HOW? By placing top 3 at the 2019 British Nationals OR already being 2018 AWPC World Champion. This is by invitation ONLY from the BPU. We will take ABPU members IF there is a space in any of the classes - this will only be offered out once the closing date has passed with the lower than 3rd place being offered a place until it is established if there are any places free. BPU members get first refusal - it will be then be offered to ABPU members in ascending order of placing at the British Nationals 2019. 

More details to come 

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A/WPC WORLD RECORD BREAK BREAKERS  - BENCH AND DEADLIFT CHAMPIONSHIPS

When? 7 December 2019 

Where? Pendulum Hotel, Manchester

What? This will be an international sanction WPC and AWPC competition open to all GB and International competitors of the WPC and AWPC. 

We are working out the details so more to come............