Competitions


Upcoming Competitions

Competitions

Below is a list of all current upcoming 2018 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

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 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. 

 


QUALIFIER DATES FOR BRITISH AND EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019

We will be starting our qualifiers in August 2018 for the Nationals at Bodypower in May 2019 and the European AWPC and WPC Championships in Ireland in June 2019. As you know our qualifiers get full within a few days so please KEEP AN EYE ON THE GOING LIVE DATES for each competiton. 

The follow are approximate timings for the following qualifiers: 

South Wales: October 

North East: November

Northern (Salford, Manchester): December (early/1stweekend) 

South Coast, Alan Collins Cup, Folkestone: 26/27 January

East Midlands and South Yorkshire: February

Further Northern Dates, North Wales and other areas in the new year. 

MORE DATES TO COME - Also the launch of the BPL. 

 

....................................................................................................................

AWPC World Championships IN GREAT BRITAIN!!!! 

When? 1-5 August 2018 

Where? The Pendulum Hotel and Conference Centre, Sackville St, Manchester M1 3BB

All your information is on the AWPC World Championships Web Site section on here and the links to the pages are below.  This section here is for the British lifters only! 

 

 

NEWS AND INFO FOR GB LIFTERS ONLY

Invitations for the AWPC World Championships and arrangements for GB lifters - entries for TEAM GB are now closed. 
 
GENERIC AWPC WORLDS TSHIRT - on sale for pre-order or general sale at the venue
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The general competition Tshirt is below and will also be on pre-order for you on your order forms. The sizing is the same as your team tshirt kit. We will have some for sale at the venue but we are not ordering many. The general competition Tshirt will be £15 as it is a one sided 2 colour print on sale at the competition and £12.50 for the Brits on pre-sale via the order form. 
  
 

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/

.........................................................................................................................

Southern Qualifiers THE FIRST QUALIFIER FOR 2019 !!

Yes, I know, we are starting early, but with 409 lifters at the British this year and being back at Bodypower with 4 platforms for 2019 plus the Europeans AWPC and WPC in Ireland, it is going to get even more packed. 

When?? 25 and 26 August 2018 

Where? Performance Fitness Gym, 14c Maple Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN23 6NY

Max numbers? 40 Saturday and 35 Sunday

Closing date? There isnt one - we close the entries as soon as it is full as we usually fill in a couple of days

THIS is the FIRST of the qualifiers for the ABPU and BPU British Championships 2019 at Bodypower in May 2019 with our 4 platforms mega competition - the biggest British Championships AGAIN in the UK, and the AWPC and WPC European Championships in June 2019. You must hit the qualifying totals in over to qualify for both. It is also the GATEWAY to the the the World Championships - AWPC in the USA in Florida and WPC in Finland. 

Performance Fitness Gym is owned by Scott Halliday, horribly enthusiastic, devilishly experienced as a promoter of national and international events and exceptionally PRO lifter orientated. We are extremely pleased that Scott has agreed for host for us at his outstanding facility. This will be a delectable event for all levels. 

Please remember a few things - your entry form and payment MUST be done at the same time, you MUST complete ALL the information on the form, if you dont have your membership number yet then we have a special offer starting shortly - take membership when the entry form goes live and you get 2019 included. You MUST however, email your membership number as SOON AS you receive it (the details of this are on the form) as if you have no membership, your entry will be void and there will be no refund. If you have applied for membership then you put the date you applied on the form (we will check it). 

Entry form and payment details: Southern 2018 for 2019 Entry Form

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2101877866694308/

MEMBERSHIP LINKS:

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/


Northern Qualifier (Macclesfield) 

When? 1st and 2nd September 2018 for 2019 British and Euroepans

Where? The Academy - Group Transformation Centre, Waterside Mill, Waterside, Macclesfield SK11 7HP

What time? 11am Start both days

What are the Maximum numbers? We are limiting this competition to 35 competitors per day

And here we are! Macclesfield, the home of one of the favourite qualifiers of many of our lifters and also home to one of the best atmospheres experienced in the UK. Matt Nicholson and the team are letting us take over once again for 2 days to cause mess and mayhem in the 2nd of the qualifiers for one of the biggest British Championships held in the UK and the WPC and AWPC European Championships 2019 to be in Limerick, Ireland. The British 2019 is the gateway to the WPC World Championships to be in Finland and the AWPC World Championships to be in Orlando, Florida. You cant have a shot at competing at the British, Europeans or the Worlds unless you have qualified, this is the place to do it! 

When do the entry forms go live? NOW

As our qualifiers sell out in the few days, we close the entries when we are full. 

The entry form is here: Macc 2018 for 2019 Entry Form

Facebook Event page is here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2050627238536772/

The payment for paypal is here and in the entry form there is also information about how to pay by bank transfer.


Northern Macclesfield 18/19 Qualifiers



Please remember a few things - your entry form and payment MUST be done at the same time, you MUST complete ALL the information on the form, if you dont have your membership number yet then we have a special offer starting shortly - take membership when the entry form goes live and you get 2019 included. You MUST however, email your membership number as SOON AS you receive it (the details of this are on the form) as if you have no membership, your entry will be void and there will be no refund. If you have applied for membership then you put the date you applied on the form (we will check it). 

MEMBERSHIP LINKS:

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/


South Wales Regional Qualifier for British Championships and European Championships 2019

When? 6 and 7 October 2018 

Where? Sands Nightclub, Milford Street, Saundersfoot, SA69 9EN

Maximum Lifters per day? 40

Competition Split: 

Saturday 6: All women’s classes, all men’s teens and juniors AND men’s open and masters up to and including 75kg

Sunday 7: all men open and masters from 82,5kg and upwards

What are the weigh in times? 24 hour weigh ins 9am to 10am and 6pm to 7pm. On the day 7am to 8am. 

Who is the promoter? Aron Hosking and the incredible Pembrokeshire Powerlifting Club are our hosts and have a history with us of putting on some of the most personable and loudest competitions yet! You can claim British records only at this qualifier but we will have best lifter awards and a best of the best! This will be a qualifier for the BPU/ABPU British Championships at BODYPOWER, the ONLY was you can get to the WPC Worlds in Finland in November 2019 and the AWPC World Championships in August 2019 in ORLANDO FLORIDA!! It is also a quallifier for the AWPC/WPC European Championships in Limerick, Ireland in June 2019. 

This is a big year with many qualifiers running through to April 2019 and as you know all our qualifiers sell our sometimes within 24 hours. Therefore, entries close when we are FULL. 

Your entry form with payment instructions is here: Wales Qualifier 2018 for 2019 qualification entry form

Facebook link is here: https://www.facebook.com/events/511380332629594/

Please remember a few things - your entry form and payment MUST be done at the same time, you MUST complete ALL the information on the form, if you dont have your membership number yet then we have a special offer starting shortly - take membership when the entry form goes live and you get 2019 included. You MUST however, email your membership number as SOON AS you receive it (the details of this are on the form) as if you have no membership, your entry will be void and there will be no refund. If you have applied for membership then you put the date you applied on the form (we will check it). 

MEMBERSHIP LINKS:

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/

 

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Andy Bolton Deadlift Challenge in association with Kidney Research UK - THIS IS NOW LIVE!

When? 13 October 2018 

Where? Iron Athlete Gym, Effingham Street, Rotherham

The entry forms are LIVE!!! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1yo3YKf-oyu2z7RNin1x7qOxO9Tiv3pDZ/view

YES!! Andy Bolton and the great Al Carse have asked us to run this competition for them again. They are the promoters and hosts and we are just facilitators. You can take BPU and ABPU records (if you are a member) and this is open to EVERYONE of all federations and a wonderful event!! 

How does it work? Well you dont have to be a member of the BPU or ABPU to enter UNLESS you are taking British Records. Then you do. 

The classes are split into beginner, open and pro and everything is explained on the entry forms. 

please be aware- ALL inquiries about entries MUST GO TO THE EMAIL ADDRESS ON THE ENTRY FORM!! We are the hosting federation ONLY  and we are not taking the entries - it is them who are taking the entries and answering questions. The competition is being run under BPU and ABPU rules and all our members can take records - you know how we run things! All monies go to Kidney research - all medals and awards are all dealt with by Kidney Research as well - so any queries about any of these please ask them! 

There will be prizes and raffles and a brilliant atmosphere! Details to come along with the entry page which is run by Al and the crew. 

Is your membership up to date? Remember - you cannot enter any of our competitions without a current membership for that year. If you need membersip 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/

 

..........................................................................................................................

WPC World Championship AND WPO Finals 2018 

This is it!

When? 5-11 November 2018 

Where? B Resort & Spa in Orlando (Lake Buena Vista) Florida, USA 

How do I qualify? For the WPC/BPU members you need to have come top 2 at the British Championships or be a current WPC World Champion from 2017. This is invitation ONLY and no exceptions will be made. We MAY offer places IF they are available to winners of the WPC European Championships but only if there is a space and this is not a given. 

For the WPO competitors who qualified in France - you will still be part of the BPU team British team and treated as such and with our full support and hopefully that of the team. As you are aware - this is a separate event to the WPC Worlds but you will still need to have current membership with us. You will still be representing Great Britain and part of the British squad. 

I am very pleased to announce the following; The classes listed below have ONLY 2 places available for World Championships. 
This means EVERY other class apart from those listed has 3 - IE the TOP 3 at the British.
YES 3 places available to fight FOR YOUR PLACE to represent GB at the WPC and AWPC Worlds. 
The classes listed below have current reigning GB World Champions from 2017 who have the right to defend their title and therefore only 2 places available for 1st and 2nd.

AWPC: 
Classic RAW 75kg Open Mens
RAW Full power 100kg M3 Mens 
RAW Full power RAW 125kg Open Mens 
Single Ply Junior 125kg Full power 
RAW Bench Press 52kg M2 Mens

WPC 
Single ply bench only 82.5 Open and M2 Female 
RAW Bench Press 52kg M2 Mens 
Bench Only RAW 100kg M3 Mens 
Bench Only RAW 90kg M3
Full Power RAW Classic 82.5kg Junior Mens 
Full Power RAW Classic 100kg M3 Mens 
Deadlift only RAW 90kg Junior 
Single Ply Junior 125kg Full power

ALL OTHER CLASSES BOTH WPC AND AWPC will have the TOP 3 go through to represent GREAT BRITAIN at the WPC and AWPC World Championships.

THE DETAILS!!! 

Schedule

Lifting Session:  Rules clinic at 8:30 am every day      Referee Clinic 8:15 am every day
                              Lifting will begin promptly at 9:00am each day
 
Bench Press & Deadlift
Monday November 5th 9am         Raw Bench Press & Raw Deadlift
Weigh-ins: Sunday November 4th 9am-12pm & 3pm-5pm
 
Tuesday November 6th 9am      Single Ply & Multi Ply Bench Press & Single Ply & Multi Ply Deadlift
Weigh-ins: Monday November 5th 9am-12pm & 3pm-5pm
 
Powerlifting
Wednesday November 7th           9am      Raw Powerlifting
Weigh-ins: Tuesday November 6th 9am-12pm & 3pm-5pm
 
Thursday November 8th             9am       Raw Powerlifting & Classic Raw Powerlifting
Weigh-Ins: Wednesday November 7th 9am-12pm & 3pm-5pm  
 
Friday November 9th                   9am      Classic Raw Powerlifting
Weigh-Ins: Thursday November 8th 9am-12pm & 3 pm-5pm
 
Saturday November 10th            9am      Single Ply & Multi Ply Powerlifting
Weigh-Ins: Friday November 9th 9am-12 pm & 3pm -5pm
 
Sunday November 11th   WPO Event via Invite Only
 
You CANNOT enter individually - you MUST have an invitation from us and be sent through the country head as a team list. Any individual entries to the competition organisers will BE REJECTED. 
 
Competition Hotel Rates: 
Hotel Reservations
B Resort & Spa, 1905 Hotel Plaza Boulevard, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
1-407-828-2828 check out the venue at www.bresortlbv.com
Room rate is $114 per night/includes parking and resort fee. Must reserve prior to October 15th 2018 to receive discount.  Mention APF American Powerlifting Federation /WPC World Championships to receive discount. Rate is good for 3 days prior/after the event. Daily parking rate is $18 if not a guest at the hotel.
Hotel will fill fast so make reservation early. Great vacation spot, free shuttle to all the major Disney Parks, Disney Water Parks and walking distance to Disney Springs.
 
Entry fee per person will be $100 for World Championships which will be paypable via your invitations to the World Championships distributed by the country head, Emma Ylitalo-James and payments will be sent as a batch at the same time the team list is sent. All entries will CLOSE on the 12th September. 
 
You MUST have a current BPU membership the top 3 can go from the British BPU Nationals apart from the classes listed above which only have 2 places. This is YOUR World Championships and run by 2 of the most experienced promoters in the USA. It is YOUR RIGHT to represent Great Britain if you have earned it at the British. If any of the top 3 in the class cannot go, the 4th place and so on will be offered a place. So - you still have a shot if you dont place top 3 (remember some classes only have 2 places available). 
 
ABPU members can compete under the following conditions: 1) You understand you are competing at a disadvantage as you will be competing under the WPC 2) You will be subject to testing under ABPU rules (yes I will be there with testing kits) 3) there is a place available which is not being filled by a BPU member 4) you have competed at the British Championships 2018 and have hit the BPU qualifying total for the British. Offers will be made from the winner downwards. You have your own world championships under the AWPC so the BPU members must take priority. 
 
GOOD LUCK EVERYONE IN QUALIFYING!!!!! 
 

Is your membership up to date? Remember - you cannot enter any of our competitions without a current membership for that year. If you need membersip 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/

 

THE ONE AND ONLY ALAN COLLINS CUP and South Coast Qualifier 2019 

WHEN WHEN WHEN???? Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th January 2019 

Where? Britannia Grand Burstin Hotel, Marine Parade, The Harbour, Folkestone CT20 1TX

How many places are there? 35 for Saturday full power and 35 for Sunday full power. On the Saturday evening there will be a total of 40 places in the single lifts evening "do" from 6.30pm. This competition sells out extremely fast and entries will close as soon as they places are filled. 

THIS IN AN INTERNATIONALLY SANCTIONED AWPC AND WPC EVENT. This means there is an international sanction in place for you to take World Records with internaitonal referees flown over as other countries MUST be on platform to referee with a sanction. 

Whats the schedule then? 

Saturday 26: FULL POWER ONLY - All women’s classes, all men’s teens and juniors AND men’s open and masters up to and including 82.5kg

Saturday 6.30pm: ALL SINGLE LIFTS – BENCH AND DEADLIFT - EVERYONE

Sunday 27: FULL POWER ONLY - all men open and masters from 90kg and upwards

Weigh ins will be as per international sanction and will ONLY be 24 hours - NO on the day weigh ins. 

Please note you will NOT be able to combine full power and single lifts events within full power. If you are competing single lifts- single lifts are ONLY available on the evening of Saturday 26th. 

Why is this such a big deal? Cuz its fecking fabulous! The Alan Collins Cup is named after the man that had a featuring part to play in the beginnings and continued support of the federation. The President of the federation could not have managed through many of the issues setting up the federation without the help of Alan and this is in some small way to say thank you. The event is held in the very awesome Grand Burstin Hotel and is held in the basement in the event room - the atmosphere is electric, we have some majorly big lifters compete here and even the  President has been known to compete even though she usually lifts outside the UK now, its just that special! We have international foreign referees and this year the SINGLE LIFTS WILL BE HELD IN THE EVENING ONLY ON SATURDAY! We are having a party, with food for the single lifters (yep im biased) and some drinks while the evening lifting is going on to rev up the noise, hype up the atmosphere and make it a night to remember for all the lifters. 

During the day on both days is our focus on the full power people - we have had many world records taken at this venue as well as many new faces and it has become a firm favourite for many of our lifters since it started on 2017. The atmosphere in this small event space is pretty awesome and thats why the places are limited to give our lifters the best stress free environment possible and of course then there are the swords, daggers, bludgeons and battle axes as best lifter awards. 

HOTEL DEAL

Now, the Grand Burstin is a favourite of ours - we know it, the staff are wonderful and please be aware this is a tourist class hotel and is basic. however, the food is plentiful, cheap, the lunch buffet is £5 and the drinks are cheap and flowing! 

The hotel is offering you a deal of £32 per room per night and all you have to do is to email sales725@britanniahotels.com quoting BPU2019 for your discount price AND THEY KNOW US! you can also telephone them as well Tel:  01303 854 506 and book your room quoting the same code. It is a fun place to stay and we all stay there every year!

Alright - so here is your entry form: Alan-Collins-Cup-Entry-Form-2019   You email you entry forms to: acc@britishpowerliftingunion.co.uk. Your auto reply form that is your confirmation. 

Event Facebook Page is here: https://www.facebook.com/events/875426315991474

You MUST have a current membership - remember that we have a current off if you take membership now you will get 2019 included - this is due to the qualifiers starting so early. If you dont fill in any part of the form - the form will be rejected and you will not be entered. If you dont have a membership - you will not be entered. If you have a 2018 membership you will need to renew on the 1st Jan because - guess what, if you dont have a current membership and dont bring your card with you - you wont be lifting! 

Payment: you payment paypal button is below, bank transfer detaisl are on the entry form. Please use the friends and family payment option when paying please. 


Alan Collins Cup 2019



Is your membership up to date? Remember - you cannot enter any of our competitions without a current membership for that year. If you need membersip 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/

.................................................................................................................................................................................

AWPC & WPC European Championships 

When? 10th to 16 June 2019 

Where? Limerick, Ireland (venue to be confirmed)

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. 

More details to come and we are  GO IRELAND! You can easliy fly into Shannon direct or do what I do and drive via Dublin with the ferry or you can fly into Dublin and take the train. All soooooooooooo easy!! 

 

Anderson Powerlifting

Anderson
All BPU members get a fantastic 10% discount on all products bought through Anderson Powerlifting!

read more

Bar Loaded

Bar Loaded Strength Sports Store
All BPU members get 10% discount on all products bought from the Bar Loaded Strength Sports Store!

read more

IronPsyche


All members get 10% discount on one to one coaching and courses
read more