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. 

 


AWPC European Championships 

When? 22 and 23 June 2018 

Where? Le Pont de Claix, France

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. As we are hosting the AWPC Worlds in 2018, we are moving them to a wee bit later than the Russians had announced to give you more time to prep if you are going to the AWPC Europeans. I hope this helps but damn 2018 is going to be one hell of a year! 

A note for our AWPC members - if you would like to compete at the AWPC Europeans AND the WPC Europeans the following week, The French have kindly said you can enter the WPC the following week as an "extra category" so you only get charged as though you were lifting in an extra category. HOWEVER..... you can only do the WPC Euros IF you have hit the BPU Euro qualifying total, as well as the ABPU ones. Remember, you are subject to testing as an ABPU member at ANY international event. Yes, we will still test you......

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WPC and AWPC European Championships 

When? 23-24 June 2018 AWPC European Championships 

25-29 June 2018 WPC European Championships 

Where? Le Pont de Claix, France , 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 be sent out to you when you qualify, 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 June 2018. 

Those who won the WPC & AWPC World Championships 2017 and the WPC & 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. 

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. 

Invitations will go out after each qualifier - this is INVITATION ONLY!

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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AWPC World Championships IN GREAT BRITAIN!!!! 

When? 1-5 August 2018 

Where? The Pendulum Hotel and Conference Centre, Sackville St, Manchester M1 3BB

More details to come with web site etc............ 

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 

NEWS!!!!!

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.

INFO FOR GB LIFTERS ONLY

Invitations for the AWPC World Championships and arrangements for GB lifters
This is how it goes....... the first of the invites have been going out, please keep an eye on your Facebook and also email Spam
1) You entry will be based on the weight class and category you qualified in. The top 3 (apart form those already with a world champion in) get invitations.
The closing date is: 18th June
All full power top 3 can enter single lifts as well.
Any spaces from people not being able to attend will be offered to the 4th place and so on in full power. SO DONT GIVE UP HOPE
2) On the 18th June once we have all the entries in - any spaces available in the single lift divisions will be offered to 4th place in ascending order from the full power categories. Those entries will be closed on the 30th June.
Please remember if you are doing full power and also single lifts- single lifts day are on the Sunday so you will need to weigh in and lift again. 
That will then BE IT.
 

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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Andy Bolton Deadlift Challenge in association with Kidney Research UK - THIS IS NOW LIVE!

When? 13 October 2018 

Where? Iron Athlete Gym, Effingham Street, Rotherham

The entry forms are LIVE!!! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1yo3YKf-oyu2z7RNin1x7qOxO9Tiv3pDZ/view

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!! 

How does it work? Well you dont have to be a member of the BPU or ABPU to enter UNLESS you are taking British Records. Then you do. 

The classes are split into beginner, open and pro and everything is explained on the entry forms. 

please be aware- ALL inquiries about entries MUST GO TO THE EMAIL ADDRESS ON THE ENTRY FORM!! We are the hosting federation ONLY  and we are not taking the entries - it is them who are taking the entries and answering questions. The competition is being run under BPU and ABPU rules and all our members can take records - you know how we run things! All monies go to Kidney research - all medals and awards are all dealt with by Kidney Research as well - so any queries about any of these please ask them! 

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. 

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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WPC World Championship AND WPO Finals 2018 

This is it!

When? 5-11 November 2018 

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/

 

AWPC & WPC European Championships 

When? 10th to 16 June 2019 

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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