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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 2019
QUICK GLANCE LIST (the full details are below)
Southern Qualifiers: 30 & 31 March Saturday Spaces - Sunday FULL
BPU and ABPU British Championships 2019: 10, 11, 12 May
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
Southern Qualifiers 2019 - the LAST QUALIFIER - NOW FULL
When? Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st March
Where? Bridge Road Barbell Club, Unit 2 Bridge Trading Estate
Bridge Road, Camberley, Surrey, GU152QR
Maximum number per day: 35
Start time both days: 10am
Saturday : All women’s classes, all men’s teens and juniors (all categories and weight classes) AND men’s open and masters up to and including 75kg
Sunday : all men open and masters from 82.5kg and upwards
WEIGH INS: At the venue
24 hour: 10-11am and 5-6pm
On the day: 8-9am
Phil Horwood and the team will be hosting this competition with Emma and Kalle Promoting. It is with our pleasure to introduce this new venue and host who has all the enthusiasm and experience to host an outstanding competition AND with absolute lifter focus. This is also a great opportunity for those who are equipped to lift with a team of experienced equipped lifters behind them so get your kit on! As always, new lifters are welcome and it will be a safe and supportive environment which also includes the old crusties battling it out for qualification for the British and Euros.
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.
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.
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).
Your Entry Form is HERE> Southern 2019 Entry Form
Your Facebook Event Page is here: https://www.facebook.com/events/301332113888199
ALL EMAIL ENQUIRIES REGARDING THIS QUALIFIER GO TO: email@example.com
British Championships 2019 - Qualification for AWPC and WPC World Championships
When? 10, 11, 12 May 2019
Promoters: Bodypower, BPU, Emma and Kalle Ylitalo-James
Where? Bodypower Expo, National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham
Start time: 9am each day
What is the split?
Friday 10th: ALL Master Men, Open men up to and including -90kg weight class
Saturday 11th: ALL Junior and teen men, Open men -100kg and upwards
Sunday 12th: All women
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2007509929552657/
If you havnt had your invitation and SHOULD HAVE you need to email firstname.lastname@example.org please!
BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIPS KIT!!!!!!!!
The competition Tshirt has been unleashed! Cut off date for order: 23/4/19
These are in Unisex and womens cuts. The sizing is as follows:
UNISEX CUT SIZING:
Fruit of the Loom
Fabric 100% Cotton*
T-shirt Colour - black
Weight 165g/m² (160g/m² White)
Size S M L XL 2XL 3XL 4XL 5XL
Chest (ins) 35-37 38-40 41-43 44-46 47-49 50-52 53-55 56-58
Cut off date for order: 23/4/19
WOMENS CUT SIZING:
XS S M L XL XXL
Ladies size 8 10 12 14 16 18
Chest (inches) 30 32 34 36 38 40
Cut off date for order: 23/4/19
PAYMENT AND ORDERING:
PAYPAL: £12.61 (61p is the paypal charge) = Cut off date for order: 23/4/19
PAYMENT BY BANK TRANSFER:
If you prefer to order and send payment by bank transfer, you will SAVE 61p per shirt! However - its a wee bit more complicated. On the transfer please put your name CLEARLY. Then email email@example.com with "BRITS 19 KIT ORDER" in the title - then the name the payment was under. then give me the sizes you have paid for and lastly the name of the person picking the order up.
The bank transfer is to:
BRITISH POWERLIFTING UNION
Acc No: 6 8 9 3 7 0 8 3
Sort Code: 5 0 - 4 2 - 3 7
Cut off date for order: 23/4/19
PICKING YOUR KIT UP:
Pullum Sport who has been a long time friend to the federation - hence why they are on the back of the T's, will be distributing the Tshirt orders for us (thank feck!) They will be open from 8am each day and you need to go to the stand which will be close to us, with a print out of your order (either the email you sent to me or the paypal receipt with the order name and pick up name on) and present it to them. They will then give you the order. They will have a direct copy of what you send us - including the paypal print out - so any mistakes in orders will be your own.... just saying.....!
There is NO OTHER OPTION FOR PICK UP! We are doing it so it saves you money on postage with the least amount of hassle for you.
Cut off date for order: 23/4/19
AWPC & WPC European Championships
When? 10th to 16 June 2019
Promoter: Shane Brodie
Where? Limerick, Ireland (venue to be confirmed)
CUT OFF DATE FOR ENTRIES: 20 APRIL 2019
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.
Lifting PRELIMINARY Schedule as follows - pleader remember THIS IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE CLOSER TO THE TIME: ALSO- it is possible lifting may start on Monday 10th if needed!
WPC AWPC European Powerlifting Benchpress & Deadlift Championships 2019
Raw - Classic Raw - Single ply - Multiply
AWPC Lifting Schedule
Monday 10th = Start of Weighins for Tuesday lifters.
Tuesday 11th = Powerlifting Raw, all male & female.
Wednesday 12th = Powerlifting Classic Raw male & female + EQ, all male & female
Thursday 13th = Single-lifts Benchpress + Deadlift, all male & female
WPC Lifting Schedule
Friday 14th = Powerlifting Raw, all male & female.
Saturday 15th = Powerlifting Classic Raw, EQ all male & female.
Sunday 16th = Single-lifts Benchpress + Deadlift, all male & female
Weigh in times are:
Daily 9am - 10.30
Daily 4pm - 5.30pm
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.
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.
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
A/WPC WORLD RECORD BREAK BREAKERS - BENCH AND DEADLIFT CHAMPIONSHIPS
When? End of November early December
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............