Competitions

 


Upcoming Competitions

PLEASE NOTE: We have had postpone the remaining qualifiers, British and European Championships for the remainder of 2020

 
 
Competitions

PLEASE READ ALL OF THIS PAGE!

Below is a list of all current upcoming  2020 BPU and ABPU, WPC and AWPC events – keep checking back for regular updates: Please remember and be aware that w do not operate with closing dates for our qualifiers. Due to the level of demand in the past, we have ended up with massive over subscription to competitions when using a closing dat which is no good for the lifters. Therefore this federation operates on a system that we will give you time to be aware when a qualifier is going live and then the entries will close once full. It is your responsibility to keep checking on the web site and the federation Facebook page for these and we will not accept any responsibility if you miss it. All we can do is to give you the information, it is then up to you. If you miss it, all you have to do is to email us and if we can fit you in we will certainly try to. This does NOT APPLY TO THE BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIPS, EUROPEAN OR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS.  

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: (this is the NORMAL route, we have had to implement a different route due to the Covid 19 situation – please see below) 

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 2019 and this gives you the right to compete, for the year, where you want. PLEASE NOTE: You can also qualify  at the British 2020 for the Europeans 2020 (for 2020 only)  as the British is BEFORE the Europeans this year, by hitting the qualifying total. You do NOT qualify for the British Championships by winning the Europeans. 

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!  

THE WAY TO QUALIFY FOR BRITISH, EUROPEAN AND WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP IN THE REMAINDER OF 2020 – EXCEPTIONAL CIRCUMSTANCES

3 QUALIFIERS HAVE BEEN POSTED TO THE FOLLOWING DATES:
NORTHAMPTON: 22-23 August 2020
MANCHESTER 2: 12-13 September 2020 (to be confirmed later today)
CAMBERLEY: 19-20 September 2020

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR THE BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIPS?

We have, as of today, been advised by Bodypower and also by agreement, that in the circumstances which are highly unclear, to postpone the British Championships until the Bodypower Expo new dates of the 30th of October to 1st November. All competitors already entered will have their entries, tickets etc all moved over to the FULL Bodypower Expo on those dates. We are VERY aware that in the current situation there may be major disruption to your training which would also be very unfair on participants.

So, the competition will run as originally intended just on later dates for your safety, in the NEC with all the same razzamatazz and same arrangements as intended.

WHAT HAPPENS TO THE EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS?
In light of the situation which of course could all be over by May. We have to take precautions in this uncertain and difficult time, the European Championships will be moved forward by 4 weeks to the 27th July to the 2nd August.
As this is happening before the Qualifier dates and the British Championships, the below qualifying arrangements have been made.

Current British Champions shall receive an Euros invite within the next week via email.

WHAT ABOUT MY QUALIFYING?
Qualifying for the Euros:
Most Euros qualifiers are already done, and for those who were meant to compete in the remaining three qualifiers before Euros we will send an automatic invite. You may also use the Europeans to qualify for the British 2020 should you choose to do this but this is of your own volition.

Qualifying for Nationals:
Likewise, for British Championships most qualifiers are done. Those whom signed up for the remaining three qualifiers can qualify for an invite either in the Euros, or in the re-scheduled qualifiers.
As an extra bonus, the people whom qualify in any qualifier after the Euros and before the before the British 2020, will also receive both, 2020 and 2021 British Championships invites. We will be posting additional qualifier dates as the situation becomes more stable.

WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO QUALIFICATION FOR THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS AWPC AND WPC 2020 AS THE BRITISH IS NOW AFTER THE WORLDS?
This is how:
1) if you are the top British competitor in your class at the European Championships then you will have a place at the AWPC or WPC Worlds 2020.
2) The highest current totals from the qualifiers of this season (from after the British last year) will receive a world championships invitation. This may be extended to the top 3 if there are no current World Champions or British competitors in that class at the Europeans.
3) If you are a current 2019 AWPC or WPC World Champion.
So, to compete in Worlds you must either be current World Champion, be the top British lifter of your class in Euros or be within the best of your respective classes totals of the season.

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 fill in the online entry form you WILL RECEIVE AN AUTOMATED REPLY AND COPY OF YOUR ENTRY 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 somehow the entry hasnt gone through. 


QUICK GLANCE LIST (the full details are below)

28 & 29 March NOW 22 and 23rd August: East Midlands Northampton – Saturday SPACES – SUNDAY FULL

4 & 5 April NOW 12/13 September: Manchester 2 – FULL

11 & 12 April NOW 19/20 SEPTEMBER 2020: Southern Regional Qualifiers, Camberley Surrey – SATURDAY – FULL / SUNDAY FULL

REMEMBER- all participants in the last qualifiers before the British will get invitations to the 2020 AND 2021 British Championships. 

NEED TO REGISTER FOR A RESERVE LIST BECAUSE YOUR CHOSEN QUALIFIER IS FULL? 

GO HERE: https://form.jotform.com/200223132514335

NEED TO CHANGE, EDIT, CANCEL, ADD A MEMBERSHIP NUMBER, TELL US SOMETHING AND YOU CANT EDIT YOUR ORIGINAL FORM? 

GO HERE: https://form.jotformeu.com/92526810123349

BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIPS 2020: 15-17 May, Bodypower Expo, NEC 

European Championships 2020: 29 June to 5th July 2020. Manchester, GB

More to come……………….

THE FULL LIST OF QUALIFIERS, DETAILS AND ENTRY FORMS

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We have finished listing the qualifiers for 2020. 

   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: https://form.jotformeu.com/91583122615353

ABPU: https://form.jotformeu.com/91566365050356

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Northampton East Midlands Qualifier 2020 – 

MOVED TO 22/23 August 2020 

This was originally a one day competition. It has NOW had Saturday 28th added and we have 30 spaces. 

The Saturday and Sunday are being treated as 2 separate competitions with all gender, age, weight and divisions competing each day.  We are very grateful to Strengthlab for accommodating this. 

Where? The Strength Lab, Bridge St, Northampton NN1 1PD

When? 28th & 29 March 2020

Times?
SATURDAY 10AM START (still have places) 
SUNDAY 9 AM START (full)
 
Saturday: Limited to 30 lifters. Run in two lifting flights.
 
Sunday: – a large amount of lifters, a bit longer competition of 3 flights.
 
Weigh in Times?
SATURDAY LIFTERS: You can weigh in 10-11AM and 5-6PM on Friday, and SATURDAY morning 8-9AM
 
SUNDAY LIFTERS: You can weigh in saturday 9-11am and 5-6pm. Or Sunday morning – 7-8am

We are very pleased to have the owner of The Strength Lab, Jason Berrington hosting us at his very very shiny pristine facility (this worries us as we cause mess!) This HUGE gym is certainly the largest we have ever run a competition at and is extremely comfortable and even has HEATING! 

Jason is a World Champions and has a host of powerlifters training at Strength Lab and also has a way of making all form novice to experienced welcome and appreciated. So – this competition will be a great first event for novice lifters with the team there AND also the crusty old gits that have been around for years. 

ENTRY FORM FOR SATURDAYhttps://form.jotform.com/200562923849360

ENTRY FORM SUNDAY: FULL 

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2468009916802378/

Please remember – entries will close to all our qualifiers as soon as we are full automatically. This is all explained on this page and also in your membership agreement. 

Is your membership up to date? Remember – you cannot enter any of our competitions without a current membership for that year. If you have a 2019 membership and are entering a 2020 competition you can use this and then update your form. If you have a 2020 membership then enter this. If you are waiting for your membership number then please put “waiting”. If you need membership then your links to membership payments are here: 

BPU: https://form.jotformeu.com/91583122615353

ABPU: https://form.jotformeu.com/91566365050356

NEED TO REGISTER FOR A RESERVE LIST BECAUSE YOUR CHOSEN QUALIFIER IS FULL? 

GO HERE: https://form.jotform.com/200223132514335

NEED TO CHANGE, EDIT, CANCEL, ADD A MEMBERSHIP NUMBER, TELL US SOMETHING AND YOU CANT EDIT YOUR ORIGINAL FORM? 

GO HERE: https://form.jotformeu.com/92526810123349

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Manchester 2 Qualifier 2020 – FULL

When? NOW POSTPONED TO 12/13 September 2020 

Where? “The unit” 3a Eagar Street, Unit 2. Manchester M40 1EP

Times: Start time is 10am each day

Weigh in times: 24 Hour for both competition days 10am to 11am and 5-6pm. On the day weigh in for both days is 8-9am. 

Whats the Split? 

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 82.5kg 

Sunday: all men open and masters from 90kg and upwards

Athlete Limit: 30 per day 

This is the first time that this fantastic compact and bijou premises has hosted us. This is an ideal competition for novice and first time competitors as it is one of the smaller venues and limited to 30 competitors per day. This means that the flights are spread out to accommodate the warm up area space. 

The venue will have water, tea coffee and some food available to buy and is also surrounded by shops and cafes and restaurants. the parking is limited outside the venue and there is ample parking just outside the units where the gym is in the main street. 

There will be a lot of noise and shouting and fun at this one and a little more relaxed than some of our bigger and more formal competitions. 

This competition will go live on the 1st December 2019 and you will need a 2020 membership number to present at weigh in. For members who currently have a 2019 number, you can enter with this but MUST update your membership prior to the competition. Those who are not members yet and will not compete until this qualifier, please purchase a 2020 membership which is currently available online. 

ENTRY FORM SATURDAYhttps://form.jotformeu.com/93304279244357

ENTRY FORM SUNDAY: https://form.jotformeu.com/93305150263347 

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/519873148869356/

Please remember – entries will close to all our qualifiers as soon as we are full automatically. This is all explained on this page and also in your membership agreement. 

Is your membership up to date? Remember – you cannot enter any of our competitions without a current membership for that year. If you have a 2019 membership and are entering a 2020 competition you can use this and then update your form. If you have a 2020 membership then enter this. If you are waiting for your membership number then please put “waiting”. If you need membership then your links to membership payments are here: 

BPU: https://form.jotformeu.com/91583122615353

ABPU: https://form.jotformeu.com/91566365050356

NEED TO CHANGE, EDIT, CANCEL, ADD A MEMBERSHIP NUMBER, TELL US SOMETHING AND YOU CANT EDIT YOUR ORIGINAL FORM? 

GO HERE: https://form.jotformeu.com/92526810123349

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Southern Surrey Qualifiers 2020 – FULL 

When? Now postponed to 19/20 September 2020 

Where? Bridge Road Barbell Club, 2, Bridge Industrial Estate, Bridge Rd, Camberley GU15 2QR

Times: Start time 10am and a max of 35 lifters per day 

Whats the split? 

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 82.5kg 

Sunday: all men open and masters from 90kg and upwards 

Weigh in times: 24 hour weigh ins are from 10-11am and 5-6pm. On the day is 8-9am. 

This is the home of Bridge Road Barbell Club where the AMAZING team of experienced and international lifters have had their home for years. 

This competition will suit beginners through to experienced lifters as the team there welcome new comers to their events and look after them well. 

We are very excited to be hosted here as the team are committed to the sport and the gym is FULL of fantastic kit!! 

This competition will go live on the 1st December 2019 and you will need a 2020 membership number to present at weigh in. For members who currently have a 2019 number, you can enter with this but MUST update your membership prior to the competition. Those who are not members yet and will not compete until this qualifier, please purchase a 2020 membership which is currently available online. 

ENTRY FORM SATURDAY: FULL

ENTRY FORM SUNDAY:FULL

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2587923798117895/

Please remember – entries will close to all our qualifiers as soon as we are full automatically. This is all explained on this page and also in your membership agreement. 

Is your membership up to date? Remember – you cannot enter any of our competitions without a current membership for that year. If you have a 2019 membership and are entering a 2020 competition you can use this and then update your form. If you have a 2020 membership then enter this. If you are waiting for your membership number then please put “waiting”. If you need membership then your links to membership payments are here: 

BPU: https://form.jotformeu.com/91583122615353

ABPU: https://form.jotformeu.com/91566365050356

NEED TO REGISTER FOR A RESERVE LIST BECAUSE YOUR CHOSEN QUALIFIER IS FULL? 

GO HERE: https://form.jotform.com/200223132514335

NEED TO CHANGE, EDIT, CANCEL, ADD A MEMBERSHIP NUMBER, TELL US SOMETHING AND YOU CANT EDIT YOUR ORIGINAL FORM? 

GO HERE: https://form.jotformeu.com/92526810123349

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BPU & ABPU BRITISH NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS AT BODYPOWER

PLEASE NOTE: THE BRITISH NATIONAL DATES HAVE CHANGED TO 30, 31 October, 1st November

++++ We extended the closing date for entries to the British that are left to the 1st September for everyone APART FROM the people in the Manc 2 and Camberley qualifiers AND the people using the Europeans as a British qualifier (will be making arrangements for those people++++

CONTACT DETAILS:

Bodypower and ticket queries, please contact: j.vere@bodypower.com
Timetables and competition dates: See BPU website
Any additional queries: AFTER READING THIS POST AND THE WEB PAGE: info@britishpowerliftingunion.co.uk or emma@britishpowerliftingunion.co.uk
 

The phone number for Bodypower is: 01926 485423 and Jackie is your contact. 

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When? 15 to 17th May 2020

Where? National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham 

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/487100208510677

What is the Split? 

Friday 15th:

Mens Masters full powerlifting ALL divisions,

Mens open full powerlifting up to and including 90kg all divisions.

Saturday 16th:

All male open full powerlifting classes 100kg and upwards, all divisions

All male teens and juniors full powerlifting, all divisions 

Sunday 17th: 

All women full powerlifting – all age classes and divisions. 

NB: All single lift competitors IE bench or deadlift only, will lift within the respective classes above. 

Weigh in Times? 

24 hour: 9am to 11am and 5pm to 6pm

On the day: 7-8am

We are working on it now! It will be another 3 platform AWESOME competition and we have some amazing visuals to enhance the lifter experience and highlight each person as much as possible. 

Keep checking back as we gather details 

If you need to edit your British Championships 2020 entry please do it here:https://form.jotform.com/200005570244339 

CLOSING DATES FOR ENTRIES:

Current British and AWPC World Championships Title holders (2019) – cut off date 1st January., 
 
South Wales 19 for 20, and North East 19 for 20 – cut off date 1st January 
 
North Wales and South West (1) 19 for 20 – 1st February 
 
Christmas Push Pull,  Manchester 1 Qualifiers, Alan Collins Cup (Folkestone) AND WPC World Championships Title holders (2019) – 1st March
 
 South Westish (Salisbury), East Midlands Rotherham and Eastbourne – South Coast and South West (Barnstaple) 2 – cut off Date 1st April 
 
 East Midlands Northampton, Manchester 2 and Southern Camberly Surrey – 1st May. 
 
These deadlines are STRICT so please ensure you have your entry in as we cannot help once the date is closed. 
 
You CAN qualify for the Europeans at the British Championships. 
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BODYPOWER ARRANGEMENTS 

WHO TAKES THE ENTRIES AND WHO TO CONTACT FOR WHAT 
Please be aware that it is Bodypower takes the entries and payments for the nationals so all entry and tickets queries MUST go to Bodypower directly, not to us. The email to contact if you have buggered up your entry registration or have ticket queries is: 
 j.vere@bodypower.com
All the flight, organisation, times and all that stuff for queries please contact either emma@britishpowerliftingunion.co.uk OR info@britishpowerliftingunion.co.uk OR PM us on the BPU Facebook page. Please dont ask anyone else as they wont have the info and if they claim to, probably have it wrong! 
 
TICKETS 
As you will know when you enter you will be offered the opportunity of buying additional tickets at a discounted price during the entry process. You cannot buy them outside of the entry process for the discounted price. Each competitor is able to book 2 coach tickets only. 
Your own ticket is included in the entry fee for the day you compete. We will refer to your own tickets for the day you are lifting as the COMPETITOR PASS. 
 
WHEN AND HOW TICKETS GO OUT
The tickets for coaches and competitor passes will be sent out via the email address you gave when you entered, at the beginning of May. There is no date specified yet for this but we will announce this on the Facebook Event Page.  You will need to print these tickets out and MAKE SURE EACH PERSON HAS THEIR TICKET! DO NOT FORGET THEM! 
You will not need any passes or tickets for the day you weigh in – your weigh in and registration area will be outside the expo area. If you want to visit the Expo on other days outside of your day of competing,  you will need to purchase a ticket via the Bodypower web site and  no more than 2 coach tickets person are available. 
Queries regarding the coach tickets and/or your own competitor pass go to: j.vere@bodypower.com
 
WEIGH IN ARRANGEMENTS
Your weigh in times AGAIN are: 

24 hour: 9am to 11am and 5pm to 6pm

On the day: 7-8am

Your REGISTRATION AREA (weigh in area) are separate from the expo area and the Hall will be announced just before the Expo. You will need your 2020 membership PDF with you to present at weigh in. Please remember that you will in and out fast! Please have outerwear eg coats and shoes off and ready to go to be weighed in. You will be weighed in with your underwear only so wear clean knicks! You will enter a curtained booth to be weighed. 

ON THE DAY 

The athletes entrance for the day of competition will be at a Hall entrance and will announced. Follow the signs for the athletes entrance. Have your competitor pass ready and your coaches must have their tickets as well. 

You will be permitted to enter through the athletes entrance from 7am on your day of competition. This also includes the coaches who have coaches tickets you have booked to enter at 7am.  Proceed to the Powerlifting area and do your rack height and report them to the person on the table FOR THE PLATFORM YOU ARE LIFTING ON! ONLY DO THE RACK HEIGHT ON THE PLATFORM YOU ARE ASSIGNED TO!  Have your rack heights done by 8.30am and enter them on the sheet provided on the table. 

Changes to openers will be accepted up to 5 minutes before the start of each flight. 

FLIGHTS AND PLATFORMS 

Flight times will be post approximately one week before. These will be PROVISIONAL until 8.15am on the day of your lifting – at 8.15am the final times will be posted. The first flight usually doesnt change but it may – so keep an eye on it. Unfortunately we cant post final times until after the morning weigh in. 

Your platform will be assigned in the provisional flight times – your platform WILL NOT CHANGE. The only thing that may change is the flight you are in. 

Final flight times will be posted up on the Facebook event page and also in writing on each platform in the warm up area. 

HOW TO SEE THE ORDER OF LIFTING AND WHAT TO DO 

There will be monitors on front of the lifting area and also monitors in the warm up area for each platform. The programmer will show you the order of lifting as we do in our qualifiers so you can prepare. Each platform will have its own sound system so you will also be able to hear the announcing for your platform. 

There will be a walk way for each platform. The lifter will NOT enter the walkway to the platform and lifting area until they hear bar loaded for their lift. This is to ensure that each lifter gets the recognition they deserve and they have their moment. Please do not ask to sit beside or enter the lifting area prior to this – it is only for the staff and the lifter who is about to commence his or her lift. 

NEXT ATTEMPTS 

Next attempt cards will be available in the warm up area and at weigh in. You MUST give a next attempt card with your name, flight number, and next attempt for your lift to the table within one minute. NO next attempts will be accepted by telepathy, finger waving or morse code. Please still fill in your next attempt card even if you have missed the lift and are taking it again. Failure to do so will result in you losing your next lift. 

STAFF

Weigh in staff will be mostly referees but also lifters. Our staff will have “event official” lanyards on. 
Table staff will consist of 2 people who are NOT referees nor versed in rules. Please DO NOT ASK rules information from them. However, there will be a referee at each table so you can ask any information or help. Any of our referees should be able to help you with queries. Referees will have the appropriate lanyards of identifiable badges and are actually very nice no matter what their face looks like. 
 
BEHAVIOUR 
Any abuse toward our staff or aggressive behaviour will be met with removal from the competition and a ban from the federation. There will be no discussion.  
Swearing on platform is prohibited. We understand this can happen occasionally but overt shouting of obscenities will cause a warning or a removal from competition dependent on context.  
 
MEMBERSHIP 
Is your membership up to date? Remember – you cannot enter any of our competitions without a current membership for that year. You need a 2020 membership then enter this. If you are waiting for your membership number then please put “waiting”. If you need membership then your links to membership payments are here: 

BPU: https://form.jotformeu.com/91583122615353

ABPU: https://form.jotformeu.com/91566365050356

If you entered in 2019 with your 2019 membership number you MUST update before the competition and present your 2020 membership at weigh in. 

EDITABLE ENTRY FORMS 

To update your membership number or make any changes to your entry this is the link to use: https://form.jotform.com/200005570244339

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AWPC & WPC EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS 2020

YES – it is still on! BUT WE HAVE MOVED THE DATES!

WHEN? 27th July to 2nd August 2020 

WHERE? The Pendulum Hotel and Conference Centre, Sackville St, Manchester M1 3BB in GREAT BRITAIN!!!!!!

Further details to come including schedule, preferential room rates and country entry forms please go to: http://www.britishpowerliftingunion.co.uk/competitions/a-wpc-european-championships-2020/

British competitors: This is invitation only if you have qualified and full details to enter are on your invitation. 

Need to edit your entry form? Do it here: https://form.jotform.com/200005146463341

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AWPC World Championships 

When? 3-6 September 2020 

Where? Limerick Ireland

How do I enter? You have to qualify top 3 in your class at the A/BPU British Championships 2020 OR br a current 2019 AWPC World Champion. 

More to come………

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WPC World Championships 2020 

When? 24-28 October 2020

Where? Sheraton Hotel and Conference Centre, Lisle, (just outside Chicago), Illinois, USA