Competitions

Upcoming Competitions

Competitions

Below is a list of all current upcoming 2017 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 Internaiotnal competition: http://www.worldpowerliftingcongress.com

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BPU/ABPU Bodypower Expo IS HERE

We have limited spaces left now for saturday. The forms are currently off line while we count the entries and know how many spaces exactly are left. 

There will be a link directly to the Bodypower entry form and payment page posted on here at 12 noon. If the system won't let you enter, then it means the places have gone. 

When? 12 - 14 May

Where? The NEC, Birmingham.

As we are always fully booked in a matter of days for this event we will be officially announcing when the entry forms will be going LIVE. We will have international lifters, a guest from the USA on bench seminars, a guest from Finland on deadlift seminars and a WPC sanction so you can take and break World Records. YOU will have the chance to lift and battle with some of the biggest lifters in the UK and Europe including the SUPERFLIGHTS on the Sunday.  This competition takes place at the biggest Expo in the entire UK with over 120,000 people going through this event and YOU will be competing in front of them and taking centre stage. 

There will be money prizes and product prizes and amazing trophies to compete for but more importantly you will be competing in front of a massive audience. Last year there were nearly 10 people deep watching you guys compete. This year we have the students competition on the Friday afternoon, the straight classes of RAW, single and multiply bench and deadlift going head to head on the Saturday and on the Sunday we have the SUPERFLIGHTS........... but this year with the NEW introduction......... of ............. wait for it............. drumroll............. RAW SUPERFLIGHT!

Entries open for Bodypower at MIDNIGHT on the 1st March - the link for this will be uploaded shortly so keep your eyes on this page. Now look - THIS IS IMPORTANT! The entries are being dealt with by BODYPOWER - so when you enter the entries are going to THEM, NOT to us. Once you put your entry in there are no changes, no refunds, no messing about - its in and thats it and we cant do anything about it as we DO NOT HAVE ACCESS TO YOUR ENTRIES. 

BE AWARE WE FILLED ALL THE PLACES IN 48 HOURS LAST YEAR - it is an automated system so as soon as the places are full the system will shut the entries down. DO NOT email asking for a place - we cant do it. Please make arrangements to have access if you want to lift. 

ENTRIES TAKEN AS FOLLOWS:

 SATURDAY:

55 ABPU/BPU competitiors for Bench press

55 ABPU/BPU competitors for Deadlift.

ALL AGES AND ALL EQUIPMENT CLASSES, FIRST COME FIRST SERVED!

 SUNDAY:

ALL WILKS POINT SCORES ARE AGE, GENDER AND BODYWEIGHT ADJUSTED! IN THE SUPERFLIGHTS MEN AND WOMEN OF ALL AGES AND ALL BODYWEIGHTS FIGHT FOR THE MONEY PRIZES!

BELOW THE TEXT A LINK WHERE YOU CAN SEE YOUR OWN WILKS SCORE.

 15 Raw SUPERFLIGHT Bench press competitors, must have a Wilks point score of 110 to compete

15 Raw SUPERFLIGHT Deadlift competitors, must have a Wilks point score of 180 to compete

 15 EQUIPPED SUPERFLIGHT Bench press competitors, must have a Wilks point score of 150 to compete

15 EQUIPPED SUPERFLIGH Deadlift competitors, must have a Wilks point score of 185 to compete

 You will be asked for PROOF of what competition you hit these Wilks points at and it must be a formal competition, not a clandestine gym lift with your mates filming it. 

15 Beginners Bench press competitors, you must have NEVER competed powerlifting in any competition with any federation before. 

15 Beginners Deadlift competitors, you must have NEVER competed powerlifting in any competition with any federation before. 

 A link where you can put in your best competition lifts, age, gender and bodyweight to get your Wilks score to see if you qualify for the superflight:

http://tsampa.org/training/scripts/relative_strength/

ENTRY TO BODYPOWER EXPO and WEIGH IN INFO

Competitors will have a pass for only the day they are lifting - this will only be for the competitors. You weigh in will take place in one of the suites in the main concourse area and those details will be given on here loser to the time. This will be an INTERNATIONAL sanctioned competition where you can take World records - so as per these rules there will be NO ON THE DAY WEIGH INS so please make arrangements for this. 

If you wish to attend the Expo on other days, you will require a ticket, as will coaches and family members. 

I hope this covers a majority of the questions for the moment!! 

Weigh in times for Saturday 13th classes (24 hour weigh in ONLY) as in FRIDAY 12th - 10am to 12 noon and 3pm to 5pm  

Weigh in times for Sunday 14th classes (24 hour weigh in ONLY) as in SATURDAY 13th - 10am to 11am and 3pm to 4pm

The weigh ins will take place in a suite on the main hall, not in the Expo. Therefore no competitor needs a ticket to enter the expo for the day they weigh in. The actual suite we are will be announced a few days before the Expo - and if its anything like last year, be changed 3 times....... so PLEASE keep an eye on the Facebook event page for updates. 

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1911042749172978/

PLACES AND SCHEDULE 

Saturday 13th May: ALL CLASSES (NOT SUPERFLIGHT) - RAW, Single and Multiply

ALL classes (NOT superflight or 1st timers) - This is for ALL RAW, single and multiply bench (55 places) and deadlift (55 places) 

Your entry form is HERE: BodyPower Expo Entry Form 2017 Saturday 13 May all classes

Sunday 14th May: SUPERFLIGHTS 

Bench Superflight RAW (15 places) and Bench Superflight Equipped (15 places) 

Deadlift Superflight RAW (15 places)  and Deadlift Superflight Equipped (15 places)

ALL Superflights, your entry form is HERE: BodyPower Expo Entry Form 2017 SUPER FLIGHT

First Timers RAW only bench and deadlift: (15 places) - your entry form is HERE: BodyPower Expo Entry 1st Time Competitor Challenge

Your payment button is below - It is the same fee for everyone. One category is £35 and 2 is £60. Please ensure you pay at the same time as you send your entry form in otherwise your entry will not be accepted. 
Please find the live website link here:
https://www.bodypower.com/expo/uk/contest/bpu-powerlifting

For a direct link to the form please see this link:
https://www.bodypower.com/expo/uk/contest/bpu-powerlifting/enter

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LAST ONE! Yes the LAST QUALIFIER! East Midlands & South Yorkshire 2017 Qualifier

 Saturday 27th we still have 5 spaces from expanding the entries!! SUNDAY 28th IS FULL!!! 

Date: Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th May  Start Time 9am

Venue - Iron Athlete Gym,  175 Effingham Street,  ROTHERHAM, S65 1BL

We are limiting the numbers to 40 for each day. The entries will close regardless as soon as we are full as all our competitions have filled within 2 weeks, if not within days. 

This is the last 2017 qualifier for WPC European Championships in Helsinki, Finland in June (ABPU European Championship will have been held already) and qualifiers for the BPU and ABPU British Championships, the gateway to the WPC World Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan and AWPC Championships in the USA. If you want to compete at the Europeans, the British and THE WORLDS - you need to qualify by hitting the qualifying total listed on the web site and come with the team to lift on behalf of Great Britain.

You must be a member in order to enter . If you have not received your card and number as you have just joined - dont worry, write "new member" and we will find your membership number on the file and add it for you. We have had a massive amount of new memberships so we are behind!

Please remember - you MUST put your entry form and payment in at the same time. One without the other means you are NOT entered and do not have a place.

The East Midlands and South Yorkshire Qualifiers have now been extended to 2 days over 27 and 28 May.
The classes will be split as follows:
Sat 28: All womens classes, all teens male and female, all juniors male and female and ALSO all male open and masters lifters up to and including 75kg class.
Sunday 29th: All male open and master lifters 82.5kg and upwards.
Start times both days are 9am.
We advised on the web site and facebook event page that this may be extended.
 
Please be advised that our hosts will be charging a £3 entrance fee on the door for spectators so please contact Iron Athlete Gym with any queries regarding this directly.

Weigh in times: 24 hour weigh in at the venue: 9am to 10am and 3 to 4pm. 

On the day weigh in 7am to 8am.

Your entry form is here: 

East-Midlands-and-South-yorkshire-entry-form-2017

Entry Payment Button:


Midlands & South Yorks 2017



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BPU Adult Membership BPU Junior Membership (Under 18's)
ABPU Adult Membership ABPU Junior Membership (Under 18's)

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AWPC European Championships

1-4 June 2017 

Moscow, Russia

By invitation only. You can qualify by reaching the designated total which is here on this web site at one of our qualifiers OR be a current European Champion. The closing date is the 1st May so you need to have qualified prior to this date. 

This is by invitation ONLY 

Lifting Schedule: 

http://moscow-wpc.ru/calendar/96/

Please DO NOT ENTER on the web site, all entries must come through the ABPU only. 

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WPC European Championships 

When? 3rd to 7th July 2017

Where? Helsinki, Finland

This is your chance ot lift with one of the best international promoters in the world and visit the amazing city of Helsinki! The qualifiers are there for you to now take your place at the European Championships and represent Great Britain in what will be one of the best European Championships yet! 

This is by invitation only and they will be going out through January for those already qualified and after each qualifying round. 

https://gometal.com/2017-wpc-europeans/

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ABPU/BPU British Championships - WE ARE REEEEEADY FOR YOU!

2nd and 3rd September 2017

Where: Thornbury Leisure Centre, Alveston Hill, Thornbury BS35 3JB

Friday 1st September 5pm ABPU General Meeting 

YOUR CHANCE TO QUALIFY FOR WPC WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS IN RUSSIA!!!!! And for the ABPU your time to take the title of BRITISH CHAMPION with the winner of each class to qualify for the AWPC Europeans 2018. 

This is THE GATEWAY and the only one to get there!! You must place top 2 in your class to qualify! You will receive an invitation if you hit the qualifying total on the web site OR you are the current British Champion from 2016 OR Current WPC/AWPC World Champion.

If you want to be IN to compete at the largest Worlds ever seen............. then you need to be here! 

We are publishing the entry forms for the British for the BPU and the APBU due now being over 400 who have qualified to compete. YOU MUST HAVE QUALIFIED to compete and you are required to fill in the section of the entry form qualification, otherwise you will not be accepted for the competition. You need to look up the qualifying total on the web site and then add the details of where and when you qualified. Instructions are all on the entry form and NO YOU CANT ENTER UNTIL YOU HAVE QUALIFIED!! (yes I already had that question on the Facebook page.....)

There is ONE entry for the BPU and one for the ABPU - please ensure you download and complete the correct one! Please also ensure your BPU and ABPU membership is 2017 current. You number will end with the digits 2017. 

OK! HERE WE GO! HERE ARE THE ENTRY FORMS AND LETS DO THIS!

ABPU British Championships 2017 Entry Form      

BPU British Championships 2017 Entry Form

You can make payment HERE! Remember - we cant accept entries unless you send the entry form and make payment at the same time. The instructions for how to pay by cheque or bank transfer are on the entry form. Send your entry forms to: entries@britishpowerliftingunion.co.uk   THANK YOU AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU FOR BATTLE!


ABPU and BPU British Championships 2017



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AWPC World Championships

8-10 September 2017, Lisle, Illinois, USA 

This World Championships has been moved forward so is now literally the week after the British Championships 2017 which is a problem. the ABPU/BPU have decided that rather than make you compete the week before and then fly out the next day (not ever going to happen!) that the top 2 from the British Championships last year will automatically get an invitation followed by the highest qualifers from the regional qualifiers. This is the only way we can think of doing this! Remember you can also compete to lift at the WPC World Championships in Moscow, you guys get way more benefits! 

I would appreciate it if you would register your interest with me in lifting as a current British Title Holder please by emailing emma@britishpowerliftingunion.co.uk please. 

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WPC World Championships 2017 

1-5 November 2017, Moscow, Russia

This is open to BOTH BPU and our ABPU members. If you have battled your way through and placed top 2 as a BPU member then your place is secure but you have to let us know within one week of receiving your invitation if you are taking your place at the World Championships to represent Great Britain. Places then available if the top 2 cannot go are then offered to those in the lower placings. Should there be a place still available then this will be offered to the ABPU top 2 and so on as long as the WPC/BPU qualifying total has been achieved. The ABPU has their own European and World Championships so this is the reason it is done this way. 

come and be part of the biggest WPC World Championships ever seen - last year they had over 1300 competitors - if you truly want to compete against the best in the World, you need to be here. 

 

 

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