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. 

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 2019


QUICK GLANCE LIST (the full details are below)

WPC World Championships: 5-11 November 2018, Orlando, USA

North East Qualifiers: 24 and 25 November 2018, Bishop Auckland

Northern Qualifiers: 1 and 2 December 2018 

Alan Collins Cup South Coast Qualifier and INTERNATIONAL: 26 and 27 January 2019, Folkestone

Midlands and South Yorkshire Qualifier: 9 and 10 February 2019. Rotherham

South West Qualifiers: 23 and 24 February 

North West and Wales Qualifier: 9 and 10 March 2019, Rhyll 

BPU and ABPU British Championships 2019: 10, 11, 12 May

More qualifiers are likely to be added to the list - please keep chekcing


THE FULL LIST OF QUALIFIERS, DETAILS AND ENTRY FORMS


 


 

 

WPC World Championship AND WPO Finals 2018 

This is it!

When? 5-11 November 2018 

Promoter: Rick Lawrence and Amy Jackson 

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/

 

North East Qualifiers for 2019 - its the first one in the NORTH EAST!!!!

SUNDAY IS NOW FULL - PLEASE DO NOT ENTER IF YOU'RE MALE, OPEN OR MASTERS FROM 82.5KG UPWARDS

When? 24th and 25th November 2018 

Promoter: Emma and Kalle Ylitalo-James 

Host: Callum Rollo 

Where? The Pit Gym, Standard Works, Caroline Street, Bishop Auckland, DL14 6JD
Times: 10am start both days

Weigh in Times: 24 hour weigh in 10am to 11am  and 5-6pm. On the day weigh in 8-9am. 

Maximum number of lifters per day: 35 

The Split: 

Saturday 24th : 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 25th : all men open and masters from 82.5kg and upwards

I am so pleased to announce the first North East Qualifier for the BPU/ABPU and being held at the premises of Callum Rollo and massive supporter of strength sports and hugely experienced promoter. The gym has ample space for warm up and a dedicated platform and competition area and we are so looking forward to being there. They will be doing food in house on both days and be sure to come and support Callum and the team as well as the lifters for the first of the North East epic comps! 

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 qualifier for the AWPC/WPC European Championships in Limerick, Ireland in June 2019. If you are not at the medals ceremony, no medals or best lifter awards will be posted out - please be aware and get someone to collect it if you need to leave. 

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 which has already started - 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 -> -> -> ->:North East 2018 for 2019 Entry Form

The Facebook Event page is herehttps://www.facebook.com/events/246040019247005

Payment: You have 2 options. Either pay through paypal or bank transfer. If you pay through paypal there is an additional charge on top of the entry fee which is what we are charged - £1.22 for a single entry of £30, £1.90 for 2 categories of £50 and £2.58 if entering 3 categories which is £70. This is built into the paypal link. If you pay by bank transfer then the there are no additional charges and the transfer details are on the entry form. Paypal email address is northeast19@britishpowerliftingunion.co.uk


North East Qualifiers 2018 for 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: 

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

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

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Manchester Qualifiers for 2019 - SORRY YOU MISSED IT. NOW FULL and a cancellation list is now in place

When? 1st and 2nd December 2018

Host: Strength Thersapy

Promoter: Emma and Kalle Ylitalo-James 

Where? The Strength Therapy, 9 Choir St, Salford M7 1ZD

How many per day? 35 full power

Start time: 9am both days

The Split: 

Saturday 1st : 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 2nd : all men open and masters from 82.5kg and upwards

Weigh in Times: 24 hour weigh in 9-10am and 5-6pm      On the day weigh in: 7-8am

We are honoured to have once again The Strength Therapy to host the Manchester qualifiers and the fabulous team they have. This is a small venue but you wont beat the atmosphere here so if you want the buzz to carry you through your lifts then this is the place to be. We have some exceptional lifters that compete at this qualifiers and it is also great for first timers due to the level of advice and support you will get at this competition. The flights are kept small to allow for warm up room time and I can guarantee that everything is "perfect" due to the owners OCD!! 

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 qualifier for the AWPC/WPC European Championships in Limerick, Ireland in June 2019. If you are not at the medals ceremony, no medals or best lifter awards will be posted out - please be aware and get someone to collect it if you need to leave. 

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 which has already started - 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). 

PLEASE REMEMBER ENTRY FORM AND PAYMENT MUST BE MADE AT THE SAME TIME. YOU ARE NOT ENTERED AND YOUR PLACE IS NOT CONFIRMED IF ONE IS COMPLETED WITHOUT THE OTHER

Entry form: Sorry - this is now full. If you wish to go on the cancellation list please email: northern19@britishpowerliftingunion.co.uk

Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2229626000605607

Your Payment:  Payment: You have 2 options. Either pay through paypal or bank transfer. If you pay through paypal there is an additional charge on top of the entry fee which is what we are charged - £1.22 for a single entry of £30, £1.90 for 2 categories of £50 and £2.58 if entering 3 categories which is £70. This is built into the paypal link. If you pay by bank transfer then the there are no additional charges and the transfer details are on the entry 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 membersip then your links to membership payments are here: 

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

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

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THE CHRISTMAS EXTRAORDINARY EXTRAVAGANZA BENCH AND DEADLIFT CHALLENGE

WITH THE BENCH FOR REPS BIG GIRLS BLOUSE CHALLENGE AND THE STRICT CURL FOR MONSTERS CHALLENGE (winner based on Wilks)

and Qualifiers for the British Championships and European Championships 2019 

When is this awesomeness? Saturday 8th December 2018

Host: The Academy

Promoter: Emma and Kalle Ylitalo-James 

Where is this festive feast of delight?  The Academy - Group Transformation Centre, Waterside Mill, Waterside, Macclesfield SK11 7HP

What time will I start lifting in my Christmas outfit? 11am

What are the weigh in times (minus the mince pies)? 

Weigh in: 24 hour weigh in 11am to 12 noon and 5-6pm AND On the day weigh in: 8am to 10am

ITS THE CHRISTMAS COMPETITION! This is Emma and Kalle's Christmas comp where the fun of competing with a bit of festive spirits mixes with pure unadulterated all out RAAAAAAAAAAAAR to hit PB's, break records, qualify for single lifts for next years British Championships and Europeans and make it either fun or serious. HOWEVER, every competitor has to wear SOMETHING related to Christmas. If you are going for records then yeah, you have to have the proper kit on which is a bit boring, but hey, others will make up for it!

ALSO we have the bench for reps competition - a special award will go to the the winner which will be on Wilks! Men must bench bare chested with their own body weight for maximum number of reps and feet in the air, women will bench 2 thirds of their own body weight for reps with feet in the air as well! (I have won this over my husband before so ladies just do it!!) It costs an extra £5 to add onto your entry for bench or deadlift. 

AND we have the strict curls Monster Challenge - yep its the ILS syndrome favourite, the strict bicep curl!  This will be on Wilks as well and will be the heaviest weight in a single curls and will go in rounds. Its will be weight curled + bodyweight + gender + age. So EVERYONE has a chance on Wilks! Special prize for the winner! 

It will be held this year at the fabulous Academy in Macclesfield AND THEY HAVE HEATING (unlike our Selfish Pro last year!!). Food, cheer and refs dressed as Christmas fairies will be ready to white light you and you never know - your hosts may even lift as well. 

This is the boring stuff to follow: 

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 qualifier for the AWPC/WPC European Championships in Limerick, Ireland in June 2019. If you are not at the medals ceremony, no medals or best lifter awards will be posted out - please be aware and get someone to collect it if you need to leave. 

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 which has already started - 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). Email memberships@britishpowerliftingunion.co.uk if you haven't got your number yet and dont have a coronary if it hasn't arrived in 60 seconds! Just email Kate nicely and ask and all will be well - dont worry if it hasnt come through yet, just write "applied for" on the entry form and email it over IMMEDIATELY when you get it. If you have a 2018 membership number, then you will need to email christmas@britishpowerliftingunion.co.uk with your NEW 2019 number or current 2018 as soon as you renew. We check them all. 

PLEASE REMEMBER ENTRY FORM AND PAYMENT MUST BE MADE AT THE SAME TIME. YOU ARE NOT ENTERED AND YOUR PLACE IS NOT CONFIRMED IF ONE IS COMPLETED WITHOUT THE OTHER

YOUR ENTRY FORM IS HERE-> Christmas Extraordinary Extravaganza Qualifier Entry Form

YOUR FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE IS HERE-> https://www.facebook.com/events/263553184289033/

Your Payment:  Payment: You have 2 options. Either pay through paypal or bank transfer. If you pay through paypal there is an additional charge on top of the entry fee which is what we are charged - £1.22 for a single entry of £30, £1.90 for 2 categories of £50 and £2.58 if entering 3 categories which is £70. This is built into the paypal link. If you pay by bank transfer then the there are no additional charges and the transfer details are on the entry form. 

Bench for reps: £5 if being added for bench and/or deadlift, otherwise it is one category on its own

Strict Curls: £5 if being added for bench and/or deadlift, otherwise it is one category on its own


Christmas Qualifiers Bench, Deadlift, Bench for reps and strict



 

 

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: 

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

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

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THE ONE AND ONLY ALAN COLLINS CUP and South Coast Qualifier 2019 We have NO full power places left either Saturday or Sunday and are now running a reserve list. WE HAVE SPACES FOR SINGLE LIFT SPECIALISTS on the Saturday night competition only. 

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

Promoter: Emma and Kalle Ylitalo-James 

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/

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Midlands and South Yorkshire Qualifier - Sorry, We are now FULL. A cancellation list is now in operation. If you wish to go on the cancellation list, please email midlands19@britishpowerliftingunion.co.uk

When? 9 and 10 February 2019 

Host: IAG Gym 

Promoter: Emma and Kalle Ylitalo-James 

Where? Iron Athlete Gym, 175 Effingham St, Rotherham S65 1BL

How many places are there? 50 per day 

Start Time: 9am 

What is the split?

Saturday 9th : 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 10th : all men open and masters from 82.5kg and upwards

Weigh in times: 24 hour weigh in - 9-11am and 6-7 pm. On the day weigh in 7-8am 

IAG Gym has hosted 2 years running for us and is HUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGE! The team at IAG are relentless and have continuously been supportive and involved in the competitors from their own gym and also the visiting lifters. People have traveled from many areas to lift at this competition and it is held in an open and massive complex with plenty of warm up room and also has a full kitchen for hot food through the day. This is suitable for experienced and mid level lifters and new comers who have additional help of coaches with them. 

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 qualifier for the AWPC/WPC European Championships in Limerick, Ireland in June 2019. If you are not at the medals ceremony, no medals or best lifter awards will be posted out - please be aware and get someone to collect it if you need to leave. 

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 which has already started - 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). Email memberships@britishpowerliftingunion.co.uk if you haven't got your number yet and dont have a coronary if it hasn't arrived in 60 seconds! Just email Kate nicely and ask and all will be well - dont worry if it hasnt come through yet, just write "applied for" on the entry form and email it over IMMEDIATELY when you get it. If you have a 2018 membership number, then you will need to email midlands19@britishpowerliftingunion.co.uk with your NEW 2019 number as soon as you renew. We check them all. 

Entry Form: Sorry, we are full and a cancellation list is in operation.

Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/218963368973438/

PAYMENT OPTIONS: 

You have 2 options. Either pay through paypal or bank transfer. If you pay through paypal there is an additional charge on top of the entry fee which is what we are charged - £1.22 for a single entry of £30, £1.90 for 2 categories of £50 and £2.58 if entering 3 categories which is £70. This is built into the paypal link. If you pay by bank transfer then the there are no additional charges and the transfer details are on the entry form. 


Midlands and South Yorkshire 2019



What happens once I send my entry in??

You will receive either an email reply OR an AUTO RESPONSE that your entry has been received. Please check your spam folder for the auto reply or a real person reply (this is only the first day or two) and if you do not have it, then email midlands19@britishpowerliftingunion.co.uk. Posting "I didnt get any confirmation, whats going on" in an incredulous manner will result in general pointing of fingers that you need to read this bit............

If you havnt had your membership number through yet - please read ABOVE!

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: 

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

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

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South West Qualifiers

When? 23 and 24 February 2019 

Host: Platform Gym

Promoter: Steve Middleton-Lowes

Venue: Platform Gym, Riverside Units, Unit 1 Riverside Road, Pottington Barnstaple EX31 1QN

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 75kg

Sunday : all men open and masters from 82.5kg and upwards

Weigh Ins:

Weigh in: 24 hour weigh in 9-11am and 6-7pm

On the day weigh in: 7-8am

This is the NEW gym of Steve Middleton-Lowes, certainly one of the most understated of our British lifters who was an equipped full power legend and in recent times an incredible RAW competitor. The competitions he has hosted for us have always had the attention to detail and competitor focused approach that makes his competitions special. This competition will suit lifters of all levels and will have the usual food and beverage stand as well as the South West charm! 

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 which has already started - 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). Email memberships@britishpowerliftingunion.co.uk if you haven't got your number yet and dont have a coronary if it hasn't arrived in 60 seconds! Just email Kate nicely and ask and all will be well - dont worry if it hasnt come through yet, just write "applied for" on the entry form and email it over IMMEDIATELY when you get it. If you have a 2018 membership number, then you will need to email swbarnstaple18@gmail.com with your NEW 2019 number as soon as you renew. We check them all. 

Your entry form: SW 2019 Entry Form

Your Facebook Event Page - this is where all the updates happen: https://www.facebook.com/events/1973172836076263

Payment details are on the entry form - please READ it!! 

What happens once I send my entry in??

You will receive either an email reply OR an AUTO RESPONSE that your entry has been received. Please check your spam folder for the auto reply or a real person reply (this is only the first day or two) and if you do not have it, then email swbarnstaple18@gmail.com. Posting "I didnt get any confirmation, whats going on" in an incredulous manner will result in general pointing of fingers that you need to read this bit............

PLEASE NOTE! Some initial entries may have got the auto response that the competition is now full. This auto responder was not updated initially from last year so please take this is as a confirmation your entry has been received while we wait for the message to be changed. 

If you havnt had your membership number through yet - please read ABOVE!

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: 

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

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

 

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NORTH WEST WALES QUALIFIER

When? 9 and 10 March 2019 

Host: DL Fitness

Promoter: Dayle Longford 

Where? Where do you think?!?! The ONLY PLACE TO HAVE IT! DL Fitness, 207 Wellington Rd, Rhyl LL18 1LR

Maximum Lifters per day? 35

Whats the split? 

Saturday 8th March: ALL Women, ALL Teen men.  Juniors, Open and Masters men up to and including 82.5.  Start time 9am

Saturday 8 March Evening: SPECIAL EVENT FOR SINGLE LIFT SPECIALISTS!!!!! From 7pm there will be 2 FLIGHTS on single lift specialists in benchpress and deadlift! This is JUST for our people that cant, wont, dont, shouldn't do full power and specialise in that elusive self challenging number! All women and men lift together and we will be offering a best benchpress and best deadlift form this evening competition based on Wilks! so this is anyone's trophy! We are drastically limiting numbers on this evening competition. 

Sunday 9th March: All Junior, Open and Master Men 90kg and over 

Start times: 9am for full power both days. 7pm for Saturday evening. 

This epic venue and competition was hosted for us for the 2018 qualifiers. Dayle has been and is certainly the most enthusiastic and attentive hosts you could ever wish to meet AND is passionate about the sport. His facilities sport hot food and coffee and pretty much everything you need to have a great successful competition. We are very pleased and grateful that Dayle is hosting and right on the sea in North Wales. 

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). 

Entry Form: North-West-and-Wales-Qualifier-2019

Payment details are on the entry form. 

Facebook Event Page: In the pipeline

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/

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British Championships 2019 - Qualification for AWPC and WPC World Championships 

When? 10, 11, 12 May 2019 

Host: Bodypower 

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

Further details shortly

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AWPC & WPC European Championships 

When? 10th to 16 June 2019 

Host: IPO

Promoter: Shane Brodie 

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!! 

 

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