Competitions

 


Upcoming Competitions

Competitions

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Below is a list of all current upcoming 2019 & 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: 

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 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. 


QUICK GLANCE LIST (the full details are below)

INTERNATIONALS 

WPC World Championships: 6-10 November 

QUALIFIERS FOR 2020 British National Championships and European Championships 

8 September: A/BPU North East Qualifiers, Bishop Auckland FULL

5 and 6 October: A/BPU South Wales Qualifier, Pembroke FULL

23 and 24 November: A/BPU North Wales, Rhyll FULL

1st December 2019: South West Qualifiers, Barnstaple, Devon  FULL

8th Dec 2019: Christmas Push Pull and Curl, Macclesfield PLACES

25 & 26th January 2020: Manchester Qualifiers  FULL

1st and 2nd Feb 2020: Alan Collins Cup & South Coast Qualifier, Folkestone FULL

8 & 9 February 2020: Southern Westish Regional Qualifiers, Salisbury. 

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15th and 16th February 2020: East Midlands and South Yorkshire Qualifiers, Rotherham. 

Entries will go live on 1st October 2019

11 & 12 April 2020: Southern Regional Qualifiers, Camberley Surrey. 

Entries will go live on: 1st December 2019 

Dates still to come: Eastbourne and a second Manchester Qualifier. 

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

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

More to come……………….

THE FULL LIST OF QUALIFIERS, DETAILS AND ENTRY FORMS

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We are gathering the next qualifiers for 2020 now………some are up and there are more to come

   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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A/BPU South Wales Qualifier 2019 for 2020 – FULL 

When? 5th and 6th October 2019

Where? PEMBROKESHIRE POWERLIFTING CLUB THE OLD SCHOOL CRESSELLY SA68 OSP

Max number of entries per day: 35 

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 75kg

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

Weigh in: 24 hour weigh in 9-11am and 5 – 6pm

On the day weigh in: 7-8am

In the depths of Wales there was once a man so strong he terrified the sheep, the gym he ran had mammoths and monsters who guarded the sacred monolift and Texas bars with fiery breath (due to the curry house) and they were known throughout the land as the fiercest of them all! 

Yes, its Aron Hosking in his brand new gym and fantastic team ready and raring to run another qualifier. We had a blast the last 2 years, everyone has loved it and you wont beat the atmosphere. Great equipment, lots of shouting and support,  food, lots of chalk and proper powerlfting at its finest. If you’re looking for max numbers you have one of the most experienced spotting crews around to go with you every inch of the way and a pretty relaxed atmosphere. Good for people who dont have help on the day as there are lots of experienced lifters there for you and a wonderful bunch of guys. 

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Is your membership up to date? Remember – you cannot enter any of our competitions without a current membership for that year.You will also be required to produce your membership card at weigh in, otherwise you will not be permitted ot compete. If you need membership then your links to membership payments are here: 

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

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

If you have entered and are awaiting your 2019 membership number, AS SOON AS YOU RECEIVE IT then go to this link below and enter your new number and it will be updated. You will not receive a confirmation – it will just be done. Any problems and we will contact you. 

For this competition you will need a 2019 membership – NOT a 2020 membership as our memberships run form 1st Jan to 31st December.  Remember, no membership, no lifting, no refund. 

https://form.jotformeu.com/92526810123349

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WPC WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019 FINLAND

When? 6-10 November 2019 

Where? Lahti/Helsinki, Finland. 

HOW? By placing top 3 at the 2019 British Nationals OR already being 2018 AWPC World Champion. This is by invitation ONLY from the BPU. We will take ABPU members IF there is a space in any of the classes – this will only be offered out once the closing date has passed with the lower than 3rd place being offered a place until it is established if there are any places free. BPU members get first refusal – it will be then be offered to ABPU members in ascending order of placing at the British Nationals 2019. 

Invitations are now going out. Closing date for entries is the 1st September via Link enclosed in your invitation. Also enclosed in your invitation is a link to say you WILL NOT be going as well, this way we can immediately offer the next in line your place. 

Preliminary Schedule: 

Day 1) Thursday 7th Nov, start time 9:00AM

Platform 1 Raw Powerlifting – all age and weight classes, women and men

Platform 2 Raw bench + raw deadlift – teens, juniors, all weight classes, women and men – master women, all weight classes

WEIGH-IN TIME 6th Nov 9:00AM – 12:00PM

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Day 2) Friday 8th Nov, start time 9:00AM

Platform 1 Equipment Powerlifting – all age and weight classes, women and men

Platform 2 Raw bench + raw deadlift – master men, all weight classes

WEIGH-IN TIME 7th Nov 9:00AM – 12:00PM

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Day 3) Saturday 9th Nov, start time 9:00AM

Platform 1 Classic Raw Powerlifting – junior + open, women and men

Platform 2 Equipment bench + equipment deadlift – all age and weight classes, women and men WEIGH-IN TIME 8th Nov 9:00AM – 12:00PM

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Day 4) Sunday 10th Nov, start time 9:00AM

Platform 1 Classic Raw Powerlifting – teens + masters, women and men

Platform 2 Raw bench + raw deadlift – open, all weight classes, women and men

WEIGH-IN TIME 9th Nov 9:00AM – 12:00PM

PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE –  this will not be absolutely final until after all the entries are in. The dates will not change but the lifting schedule on those dates might

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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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A/BPU North Wales Qualifiers for 2020 – SORRY THIS IS NOW FULL

When? 23 and 24 November 2019 

Where? DL Fitness, 207 Wellington Rd, Rhyl LL18 1LR

Max Number of Entries per day: 35 

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: 24 hour weigh in 9-11am and 5-6pm

On the day weigh in: 7-8am

THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN! Dayle Longford one of the most accomplished lifters in the UK is hosting us once again at his facility in Rhyl and great to be back with the awesome team! He always has hot food and tea and coffee, supermarket right beside the venue, easy transport access affordable local hotels and tonnes of parking opposite the gym. 

We have lifters of all experience and levels here as the norm so if you are an old crusty pushing the bigger numbers or a first timer wondering what is going on – the detail orientated and very lifter focused Dayle as well as his team will be there to look after you. 

YOUR ENTRY FORM IS NOW LIVE AND IS HERE: Sorry, you missed it, this is now full 

 

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

If you have entered and are awaiting your membership number, AS SOON AS YOU RECEIVE IT then email memsub@britishpowerliftingunion.co.uk stating your name, the competition you entered, if you are BPU or ABPU and your new membership number. You will not receive a reply from this email, the information will be updated and any issues, someone will be in contact.  Remember, no membership, no lifting, no refund. 

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A/BPU South West Qualifiers for 2020 – FULL 

When? 1st December 2019 

Where? Platform Gym, unit 1riverside road pottington industrial estate EX31 1QN

Start Time: 9am 

Weigh in Times: 24 hour – Saturday 31 November 9-10.30am and 5-6pm

On the day: 7am to 8am. 

Cap of 65 lifters

Well he is BACK ! Steve Middleton-Lowes and the Platform Gym crew are rolling again with the first of 2 qualifiers (they couldnt accommodate a 2 day day comp and we wanted to still run comps with them so its 2 x 1 day comps).  The team are incredible and they are highly lifter focused so this competition will suit beginners wanting to qualify for the British and Europeans for the first step onto the international stage. 

There is always free ample parking, lots of nearby supermarkets and also very reasonably priced accommodation near to them as well. Steve has been an international high level competitor since the early 2000’s and was back on the international stage this year after a break so he knows what its like to be in our shoes. 

Very pleased to have them on board again this year for 2 one day comps. 

Remember you MUST have a 2019 membership in order to enter this competition and enter it on your entry form.

Your entry form is here: Sorry this is full 

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

If you have entered and are awaiting your membership number, AS SOON AS YOU RECEIVE IT then email memsub@britishpowerliftingunion.co.uk stating your name, the competition you entered, if you are BPU or ABPU and your new membership number. You will not receive a reply from this email, the information will be updated and any issues, someone will be in contact.  Remember, no membership, no lifting, no refund. 

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A/BPU Christmas Benchpress and Deadlift Qualifiers for 2020 AND Strict Curl Competition – WE STILL HAVE PLACES!

When? Sunday 8th December 2019 

Where? The Academy, Waterside Mill, Waterside, Macclesfield SK11 7HP

Start time: 12 noon 

Weigh in times: 24 hour 12 noon to 1pm and 5pm to 6pm. 

On the day weigh in 10-11am 

IT IS HERE!! The Christmas competition. 

This is not only a FREE mince pie zone – it is also a Qualifier for 2020 single lift zone! Yes, it has a serious side to it. We are encouraging ALL single lifter specialists to come and take part as well as those who just want to part of something a tinselly. 

Now – we also have a strict curl competition –  BPU and ABPU but its best overall top 3 on Wilks get the prizes so there is a real possibility that the women will win (Emma beat Kalle last year). Rules – bottom and shoulders MUST remain in contact with the wall and the bar must be curled continuously without moving downward. There is MORE TO COME ON THIS. 

On your entry form you have an EDIT link once you send it and also on the thank you page. KEEP the email yu get and screen and update this with your memberships number if you havnt already got it. 

We are offering those who only have or will be needing a 2020 membership number the option to use their 2020 membership number for this competition. This DOES NOT APPLY TO ANY OTHER 2019 COMPETITION and please DO NOT ASK. 

Your entry form is HERE: https://form.jotformeu.com/91903659658371

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

If you have entered and are awaiting your membership number, AS SOON AS YOU RECEIVE IT then go back to the details email you received and/or the screen you save and hot the “edit” link on there OR the thank you page which also has an edit link, and add your membership number. It will update our side.  Remember, no membership, no lifting, no refund. 

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A/BPU Manchester Qualifiers for 2020 – FULL

Saturday 4 places opened – Sunday 1 place left  

When: 25 & 26 January 2020

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

Start time: 10am both days  

Maximum number of competitors: 35 per day

(we are aware the Manchester Qualifier will fill quickly. We “may” have a further Manchester qualifier at another venue later IF the demand is there)

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 in: 10-11am and 5-6pm

On the day: 8-9am

The Strength Therapy Gym is home to super coach Andrzej Roszkowski who owns the facility and is the Manchester hot spot for a fabulous team of North of England stars and international level lifters. It is one of the smaller venues but you cannot beat the atmosphere. 

This competition is suitable for first timers and also experienced lifters. The support at this particular venue is incredible and you will be blown away by the atmosphere. A majority of the resident lifters remember very well how it felt to start and are exceptionally helpful with those less experienced. Great host, fantastic atmosphere and perfect for beginners and also experienced lifters. The numbers are kept small at this one and flights spaced out through the day to cause less congestion in the warm up area. 

Your Entry Forms are here: 

SATURDAY COMPETITORS: FULL

SUNDAY COMPETITORS – FULL

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 need membership then your links to membership payments are here: 

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

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

If you have entered and are awaiting your membership number, AS SOON AS YOU RECEIVE IT then go back to the details email you received and/or the screen you save and hot the “edit” link on there OR the thank you page which also has an edit link, and add your membership number. It will update our side.  Remember, no membership, no lifting, no refund. 

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Alan Collins International Cup and South Coast A/BPU Qualifiers 2020 – Sorry this is full 

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When?  Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd February 2020

What is so special about this competition? You can attempt and take WPC & AWPC World records and European records at this competition) 

Where? The Grand Burstin Hotel, The Harbour, Marine Parade, Folkestone CT20 1TX

What is 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 

AND ALL SINGLE LIFTERS – EG IF YOU ARE ENTERING BENCH ONLY OR DEADLIFT ONLY YOU WILL LIFT ON SATURDAY

Sunday : all men open and masters from 90kg and upwards – AND NO SINGLE LIFTERS, YOU LIFT ON SATURDAY 

What is the number cap? MAXIMUM of 35 per day. 

WEIGH INS: 24 hour ONLY (this is an international sanctioned event therefore no morning weigh ins). 

Friday for Saturday weigh ins: 10-11am and 5-6pm at HiRep Gym, 69 Wear Bay Cres, Folkestone CT19 6BA

Saturday for Sunday lifting: 10am to 11am and 6-7pm at the Grand Burstin Hotel 

ABOUT THE COMPETITION 

The one and only Alan Collins, held in the terrible Grand Burtsin Hotel which we love dearly as the staff are sensational and the atmosphere akin to a battleground of monsters and legends. 

Those legends will be lifting over the 2 days to battle it out for the ultimate prizes of maces, axes, swords, daggers and batleths. 

This competition is not for the faint hearted, it is small, the audience is right beside you and some of the best in the UK and abroad have lifted at this competition. You can take WPC and AWPC European and World records at this competition and it is geared towards the equipped lifters of the UK as this is after its namesake, Alan Collins, the pillar of powerlifting in the UK and one of the all time longest lifting and involved legends of equipped powerlifting. You are also right beside his gym, HiRep Gym, which is a MUST to visit and train. 

This competition is recommended for intermediate and experienced lifters.

HOTEL DEAL: 

Want stay where its all happening? You can eat here at the carvery for £5 and the rooms are basic but it is clean and the staff are awesome – we will be staying here, we always do! 

The deal is: £35 per room per night room only. To book you must email sales725@britanniahotels.com and quote the code BRIT310119 in order to receive this discounted rate. 

Entry forms: There are 2 entry forms, one for Saturday and one for Sunday. Please BE CLEAR WHICH ONE YOU ARE FILLING IN AND WHICH DAY YOU ARE LIFTING. 

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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

If you have entered and are awaiting your membership number, AS SOON AS YOU RECEIVE IT then email memsub@britishpowerliftingunion.co.uk stating your name, the competition you entered, if you are BPU or ABPU and your new membership number. You will not receive a reply from this email, the information will be updated and any issues, someone will be in contact.  Remember, no membership, no lifting, no refund. 

PLEASE NOTE: ENTRIES FROM THE 4th July will have an “edit” link on their entry confirmation forms. Once you have your new membership number for 2020, please just go back to your entry confirmation email and clock the edit entry link – and update your membership. Entries made on the 3rd July will not have this link and will need to use the email above. 

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South/Southern Westish Qualifiers 2020 – FULL

When? 8 and 9 February 2020

Where? Brooke’s Hall, Avon Valley Sports College,  Recreation Rd, Durrington, Salisbury SP4 8HH

Start times: 9,30am both days

Max lifters per day: 40

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 in: 9.30-11am and 5-6pm

On the day: 7.30 to 8.30am

Weigh ins on the Friday 7th venue TBC

Weigh ins on the Saturday and Sunday at the venue. 

A new location for us! Salisbury! A perfect area for all those in the surrounding area above, below and all over really – hence the name of the qualifier! Adam Hindle and his team are hosting the A/BPU at this first qualifier for the area. We are so very pleased to have such a legend in lifting hosting this competition with his intrepid crew. The venue is a sports shall with plenty of room and great location with easy access. 

There are plenty of lower cost hotels in the area and near by facilities such as supermarkets for your carb up needs! More info to come o nthe venue as we get it but this promises to be an amazing event. 

YOUR ENTRY FORM IS HERE: 

SATURDAY ENTRY FORM: Sorry – full 

SUNDAY ENTRY FORM: Sorry – full 

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 need membership then your links to membership payments are here: 

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

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

If you have entered and are awaiting your membership number, AS SOON AS YOU RECEIVE IT then go back to the details email you recieved and/or the screen you save and hot the “edit” link on there OR the thank you page which also has an edit link, and add your memberhsip number. It will update our side.  Remember, no membership, no lifting, no refund. 

 

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BPU & ABPU BRITISH NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS AT BODYPOWER

When? 15 to 17th May 2020

Where? National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham 

What is the Split? 

Friday 15th:

Mens Masters full powerlifting ALL divisions,

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

Saturday 16th:

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

All male teens and juniors full powerlifting, all divisions 

Sunday 17th: 

All women full powerlifting – all age classes and divisions. 

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

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

Keep checking back as we gather details 

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AWPC & WPC EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS 2020

WHEN? 29TH June to 5th July 2020 

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

Further details to come including schedule, preferential room rates and country entry forms and dedicated web site. 

This is all you get for now!