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  the Europeans 2020 for the British 20201 (for 2020 only)   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!  

A NOTE OF CAUTION FOR REMAINING 2020 COMPETITIONS – BOTH INTERNATIONAL AND NATIONAL 

Due to the current situation, we are advising when booking flights, hotels, trains etc for any competition, to make flexible and changeable bookings. As organisaers, all of our bookings are now flexible for the staff hotel and flights etc so we are taking a cautious route. As no one knows what will happen in the coming months, We strongly advise taking this approach, 

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  2021 British Championships. 

European Championships: 30/31 October and 1st November 2020, Bodypower Expo, NEC, Birmingham

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? 

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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

A NOTE OF CAUTION FOR REMAINING 2020 COMPETITIONS – BOTH INTERNATIONAL AND NATIONAL 

Due to the current situation, we are advising when booking flights, hotels, trains etc for any competition, to make flexible and changeable bookings. As organisaers, all of our bookings are now flexible for the staff hotel and flights etc so we are taking a cautious route. As no one knows what will happen in the coming months, We strongly advise taking this approach, 

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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 Championships 2020 due to the current circumstances has now been integrated into the A/WPC European Championships at Bodypower. 

on the 30, 31 October, 1st November

All British Championships competitors already entered, you are now receiving an UPGRADE at no extra cost to EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS! Not only will you be setting foot in the biggest and Expo in the country, you will also be competing at the A/WPC European Championships 2020 at our expense. 

BODYPOWER CONTACT DETAILS:

Bodypower and ticket queries, please contact: info@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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AWPC & WPC EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS 2020

WHEN? 30, 31 October and 1st November 2020 

WHERE? Bodypower Expo, National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham,

B40 1NT

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

Closing dates for entries: 

British Competitors 25 September 2020 

International Competitors: 1st October 2020

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

 

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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 

Closing date 1st August 

By invitation only

Due to the British Championships having to be merged with the European Championships 2020 we are taking expressions of interest to fill the 3 places which can represent Great Britain at the WPC World Championships. 

We are asking you, ONLY if you CAN go and wish to go AND have qualified to fill out an expression of interest form. The top 3 places will be sent an official invitation if chosen, on the 10th August. Closing date is 1st August. 

1) We will accept your best total from qualifiers that ran from August 2019 onward

2) WPC World championships 2019 total if you didnt win your class as well.

3) A/BPU British winners 2019 who would have been defending their title at the British this year for a place at the Worlds. 

4) If you won your class at the WPC World Championships 2019 you automatically have a place but I need your expression of interest form that you CAN go and wish to. 

If you are in the batch of the last 3 qualifiers to go – we can still try and work it out somehow. 

Expression of interest form: https://form.jotform.com/201334912522344

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AWPC WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 

WHEN?  November or December 2020 – TBC 

WHERE? Kilmallock Road Enterprise Centre, Unit 2b, Kilmallock Rd, Old Cork Road, Limerick, Ireland

Closing date: 1st September 

By invitation only. 

Due to the British Championships having to be merged with the European Championships 2020 we are taking expressions of interest to fill the 3 places which can represent Great Britain at the AWPC World Championships. 

We are asking you, ONLY if you CAN go and wish to go AND have qualified to fill out an expression of interest form. The top 3 places will be sent an official invitation if chosen, on the 10th September. Closing date is 1st September. 

1) We will accept your best total from qualifiers that ran from August 2019 onward

2) AWPC World championships 2019 total if you didnt win your class as well.

3) A/BPU British winners 2019 who would have been defending their title at the British this year for a place at the Worlds. 

4) If you won your class at the AWPC World Championships 2019 you automatically have a place but I need your expression of interest form that you CAN go and wish to. 

If you are in the batch of the last 3 qualifiers to go – we can still try and work it out somehow. 

Your expression of interest form is here: https://form.jotform.com/201213996387361