Competitions

Upcoming Competitions

Competitions

Below is a list of all current upcoming 2017 BPU and ABPU, WPC and AWPC and WRPF 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

 


The Selfish Pro Christmas Bench Challenge - WITH 1st time in a shirt division AND beginners class

When? 17th December 2017 

Where?  Olympic Sports Gym, Portland St S, Ashton-under-Lyne OL6 7SX (top floor)

Start time: 3pm

What is it? Emma and Kalle Ylitalo-James are hosting this one. Why? Because neither of them hit their top lifts they wanted at the WPC World Championships and they decided, selfishly to create a Christmas bench comp they could lift at. This is a competition by benchers, for benchers and is being kept deliberately small. We welcome all abilities, those who just want to come and lift, those whu want one more run out before Christmas and those who want to stick on a different shirt or smash the hell out of their bench numbers and take all time records. 

The idea is a supportive, non stressed but professional environment where you can optimise your lifting, compete and also qualify for the WPC and AWPC European and British Championships in 2018, the gateway to the World Championships. All entrants must be members, we wont accept your entry unless you are BUT the beginners class (as in NEVER competed in any powerlifting competition before) we dont need you time be a member until you decide if you want to do it again. 

Your entry form is below and MUST be sent at the same time you make your payment otherwise your entry is not complete. 

Entry Form: Selfish Pro Christmas Comp Qualifier

You can pay here for your entry: 

Need to be a member? BPU join here or renew: http://www.britishpowerliftingunion.co.uk/membership-details/

                                          ABPU join here or renew: http://www.britishpowerliftingunion.co.uk/abpu-membership/

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/506248153079124/

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THE ONE AND ONLY ALAN COLLINS CUP!!! This is also a BPU and ABPU Qualifier 

THIS WILL BE A WPC SANCTIONED EVENT SO YOU CAN TAKE WORLD RECORDS!

This is now FULL! Sorry!

When? 20th and 21st January 2018

Where? Grand Burstin Hotel, The Marina, Folkestone

Promoters: Emma and Kalle Ylitalo-James, yes we are hosting this AGAIN! 

Classes for Saturday: All women, all male teens and juniors. Men open and Masters up to and including 82.5kg

Classes for Sunday: All men open and Master 90kg and over. 

You are not only entering a 2018 Qualifier for the  European Championships, British Championships and the gateway to the 2018 World Championships in Florida, you are also entering the highly fought Alan Collins Cup - this is a WPC sanctioned event where you can compete for and take WORLD RECORDS! This will be the ONLY international with a WORLD SANCTION until May, so get your numbers in! 

We have a special deal with the Grand Burstin! Rooms ONLY for this competition are 

Twin or Double Sharing - per room per night 
£30.00 Room Only
£40.00 with 14:00 cancellation on the day of arrival
Breakfast is an additional £5 and dinner is £12.50 per person
Please email sales725@britanniahotels.com and quote British Powerlifting Union Room Booking to make your booking. You need to do this WELL IN ADVANCE PLEASE 

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North West and Wales Qualifiers 2018 

When? 10th and 11th February 2018 

Where? DL FITNESS,  207 WELLINGTON ROAD,  RHYL,  LL181LR

Number of competitors? 40 per day ONLY 

Classes for Saturday: All women, all male teens and juniors. Men open and Masters up to and including 82.5kg

Classes for Sunday: All men open and Master 90kg and over. 

This will be the first qualifier in North Wales for us. These are not only qualifiers for your chance to compete at the AWPC (Russia) and WPC European Championships (Grenoble, France) if you hit your qualifying total, you must remember THIS IS YOUR QUALIFIER FOR THE BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIPS AT BODYPOWER AND FOR THE AWPC AND WPC WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS!! The AWPC Worlds is in Ruuusia and the WPC Worlds is in Orlando, Florida. This is YOUR CHANCE to compete to qualify for these outstanding world championships.

This is the first time Dayle Longford and his awesome gym DL is hosting for us. Great venue and fabulous promoter and very experienced so all new comers are very welcome and the team know the ropes back to front and are exceedingly helpful. 

When will the entry form be up?? We are counting down to go live with the entry for on the 23rd October at 10pm. REMEMBER - you MUST have your membership number in order to enter - you will not be accepted without it. 

Your entry form is here: North-West-and-Wales-Qualifier-2018

You email your entry form to: northwestandwales@britishpowerliftingunion.co.uk 

You MUST email your entry to northwestandwales@britishpowerliftingunion.co.uk please. No other email address. 

Your payment information is contained in the entry form. Your entry form AND payment must be sent at the same time, otherwise the entry is not confirmed until such times both are received. 

Facebook Event Page (where you get all the up to the minute details etc): https://www.facebook.com/events/794551584080516/

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South Wales Qualifiers 2018

When? 3rd and 4th March 2018

Number of competitors per day: 40 

Where? Pembrokeshire Powerlifting Club, 34 Marshall Road, Monkton, Pembroke, Pembrokeshire, SA71 4NF

Classes for Saturday: All women, all male teens and juniors. Men open and Masters up to and including 82.5kg

Classes for Sunday: All men open and Master 90kg and over. 

This is the second year that Aron Hoskin, Paul Murphy and the awesome south Wales team are hosting for us and we couldn't be more pleased! Last year we saw all time totals being taken and some of the best womens lifting we seen! These are not only qualifiers for your chance to compete at the AWPC (Russia) and WPC European Championships (Grenoble, France) if you hit your qualifying total, you must remember THIS IS YOUR QUALIFIER FOR THE BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIPS AT BODYPOWER AND FOR THE AWPC AND WPC WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS!! The AWPC Worlds is in Ruuusia and the WPC Worlds is in Orlando, Florida. This is YOUR CHANCE to compete to qualify for these outstanding world championships.

REMEMBER - you MUST have your membership number in order to enter - you will not be accepted without it.

AND HERE IT IS!!! Your entry form WITH payment details! Remember you MUST make payment at the same time as you send the entry form, otherwise you are NOT ENTERED. 

Wales-Qualifier-2018 entry form

Facebook Event Page (where you get all the up to the minute details etc): https://www.facebook.com/events/794551584080516/

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South West AWESOME AND VERY BUSY QUALIFIERS 2018 

When? March! Waiting for the wonderful Mr Middleton-Lowes to confirm the date! It will be over 2 days

Where? Its going to be in Barnstaple, just confirming the venue. 

Number of competitors per day: 60 ONLY 

Classes for Saturday: All women, all male teens and juniors. Men open and Masters up to and including 82.5kg

Classes for Sunday: All men open and Master 90kg and over. 

This is the 4th qualifier Steve has hosted for us! You must remember this competition fills so damn fast you MUST be in early. He has run the most intense and incredible qualifiers for us and you know he has huge attention to details. These are exceptional competitions he puts on! A big mix of seriously big lifters and beginners all helping each other out! These are not only qualifiers for your chance to compete at the AWPC (Russia) and WPC European Championships (Grenoble, France) if you hit your qualifying total, you must remember THIS IS YOUR QUALIFIER FOR THE BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIPS AT BODYPOWER AND FOR THE AWPC AND WPC WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS!! The AWPC Worlds is in Ruuusia and the WPC Worlds is in Orlando, Florida. This is YOUR CHANCE to compete to qualify for these outstanding world championships.

When will the entry form be up?? We are counting down to go live with the entry for on the 13th November 2017 at 10pm. IM SORRY!!! This has been delayed as we are still trying to sort out dates at the moment - IT WILL GO LIVE SHORTLY AND WILL BE ANNOUNCED VERY SOON!!!! REMEMBER - you MUST have your membership number in order to enter - you will not be accepted without it. 

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East Midlands and South Yorkshire Qualifier 2018

When? 7 to 8 April 2018 

Where? Iron Athlete Gym, Effingham Street, Rotherham

Maximum competitors per day: 40

Classes for Saturday: All women, all male teens and juniors. Men open and Masters up to and including 82.5kg

Classes for Sunday: All men open and Master 90kg and over. 

Emma and Kalle Ylitalo-James are your promoters and team up with Sam Bollands and the AIG Crew to run the fastest paced qualifiers around! this is an outstanding venue and they also hosted the Andy Bolton Deadlift Challenge 2017 which was stuffed to the brim! These are not only qualifiers for your chance to compete at the AWPC (Russia) and WPC European Championships (Grenoble, France) if you hit your qualifying total, you must remember THIS IS YOUR QUALIFIER FOR THE BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIPS AT BODYPOWER AND FOR THE AWPC AND WPC WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS!! The AWPC Worlds is in Ruuusia and the WPC Worlds is in Orlando, Florida. This is YOUR CHANCE to compete to qualify for these outstanding world championships.

When will the entry form be up?? We are counting down to go live with the entry for on the 1st December 2017 at 10pm. REMEMBER - you MUST have your membership number in order to enter - you will not be accepted without it. 

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Irish Pro Invitational 2018 

When? 5th May 2018 

Where? Limerick, Ireland

Why?! Well this is an awesome WPC event and internationally sanctioned. It is a Wilks based competition with only the best of the world flying in to compete here. We are also offering this as a qualifier for our lifters if they qualify to go there. You can qualify for the Europeans or the British if you lift here and Shane Brodie and the team have kindly agreed to let the BPU/ABPU be part of this to help you qualify. Thanks you Shane!!

We will post the link as soon as the details go up!! Me and Kalle will both be competing at this so COME AND LIFT!!!!

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BPU and ABPU British Championships 

When? 11th to the 13th May 2018 

Where? AT THE BODYPOWER EXPO!!!!!!!

Classes and days: We have only just agreed this so we are working out the classes split over the 3 days. We will be taking full power and also single lifts. 

This is the most incredible opportunity to compete and go head to head with the best British lifters in the UK in front of over 100.000 people visiting the Bodypower Expo. You will be showcased on our 2 platform championships in front of an amazed audience so they can see then effort and determination YOU will be putting in to compete for your place at the WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS in the AWPC and WPC Worlds. All athletes will gain free admittance on the day of their competing, we will be issued with discount codes for family member ticket purchases. You will need to book your hotels early - they get filled up quick but we will also have AN INCREDIBLE GUEST coming to be around over the 3 days and maybe reffing a bit and being there for all your questions - he is one of the legends of powerlifting and there JUST FOR YOU. More to come on that...................

Bodypower will be present at all of our qualifiers promoting and pushing you on to claim your place at the most incredible, electric and packed 2 platform, new huge area (and an athletes only loo) adrenaline filled 3 days this country has ever seen. Get to a qualifier and take your platform to compete for the chance to represent Great Britain at the AWPC Worlds in Russia and the WPC Worlds om Orlando, FLORIDA! 

All entries are by invitation ONLY. Entries will be handled directly by Bodypower and payments so they will handle all your "stuff". The invitations will come form us and those who won the British 2017 will get their invitations to DEFEND THEIR TITLES before Christmas. 

Alright - lets do this! 

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AWPC European Championships 

When? 1-4 June 2018 

Where? Kursk, Russia

How do I qualify? You need to look on the ABPU Qualification standards and hit that total in order to be able to qualify. We can take as many lifters as we want to Europeans so there is no limit on the number in the classes we can take. This means that the entry for for the Europeans will go up on here, you send it in and include the qualifier and results you qualified with in our qualifiers which start November 2017 in Macclesfield onward. Closing date for entries will be 1st May 2018. 

Those who won the AWPC World Championships 2017 and the AWPC European Championships 2017 automatically qualify for the Europeans so no need for you to qualify unless you need to for the British Championships if you didnt win them in 2017. 

A note for our AWPC members - if you prefer to go to the WPC European Championships, as there is no cap on numbers, you can opt to compete in those instead ONLY IF you have hit the BPU qualifying total, so you will need to check those out. 

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WPC European Championships AND WPO Qualifiers for the WPO Finals in Orlando, Florida

When? 25-29 June 2018 

Where? Grenoble, France

How do I Qualify? You need to look on the BPU Qualification standards and hit that total in order to be able to qualify. We can take as many lifters as we want to Europeans so there is no limit on the number in the classes we can take. This means that the entry for for the Europeans will go up on here, you send it in and include the qualifier and results you qualified with in our qualifiers which start November 2017 in Macclesfield onward. Closing date for entries will be 1st May 2018. 

Those who won the WPC World Championships 2017 and the WPC European Championships 2017 automatically qualify for the Europeans so no need for you to qualify unless you need to for the British Championships if you didnt win them in 2017. 

We are VERY pleased to announce the French got this! Cheap flights, Euro tunnel or drive - whatever way you want to do this, this is pretty epic! The French have been successfully running internationals for over 15 years. I do realise that the Europeans are close to the British but with the AWPC Worlds being moved so far forward to the first week in August, we had to move the British............ and then Bodypower offered to host it which worked although I appreciate you are used to it being in September. Most people do either the Euros or the Worlds so for some they can now go off and do the Euros and dont need to do the Brits and for others they will want to do the Worlds and with the costs for the US, maybe forgo the Europeans. It is ALL GO now - it is full on and do-able with 6 weeks between the Brits and the Euros - enough time to drop back and push up. I am hoping the AWPC Worlds will be later in 2019 so it doesnt have to be so early but now - we are GO GO GO!!

for those wishing to qualify for the WPO at the WPC World Championships in Flroida this is how it works. You must be a member with us and qualify, equipped only, at one of our qualifers. Then I will put your name forward as a WPO Qualification competitor to the WPO and they will then take it form there at the European Championships. Once you compete at the Euros - it is then out of my hands and into the WPO committee. More to come on this. 

When will the entry forms go up? They will go up on the 1st January. 

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What??? We dont know yet but something BIG

When? August

What will it be?? An international sanctioned event with a beginners, open and Superclass. 

Where? Leave it with me!

Who is running it? Emma and Kalle Ylitalo-James 

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AWPC World Championships 

When? 8-12 August 2018 

Where? Moscow Russia

How do I qualify? Top 2 in your class at the British Championships and if you are the current AWPC World Champion. Winners of the AWPC European Championships will be considered if there are places available as we can only take 3 per class to the AWPC and WPC Worlds. this is by invitation ONLY 

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Andy Bolton Deadlift Challenge in association with Kidney Research UK 

When? 13 October 2018 

Where? Iron Athlete Gym, Effingham Street, Rotherham

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!! 

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. 

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WPC World Championship AND WPO Finals 2018 

This is it!

When? 5-11 November 2018 

Where? ORLANDO! Florida! 

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. 

 

 

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