Competitions

Upcoming Competitions

Competitions

Below is a list of all current upcoming 2017 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

 


 

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

THIS WILL BE A WPC AND AWPC SANCTIONED EVENT SO YOU CAN TAKE WORLD RECORDS! We have officially been granted, finally an AWPC sanction! This means our ABPU members can go for World Records too! 

This is now FULL! Sorry!

When? 20th and 21st January 2018

Where? Grand Burstin Hotel, The Marina, Folkestone

Start time each day: 10am 

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. 

Weigh in times: 

24 hour weigh in Friday for Saturday lifters - weigh in is at HighRep Gym, 69 Wearbay Crescent Folkestone Kent CT19 6BA from 10am to 12 pm and 5pm to 7pm

On the day weigh in for Saturday lifters AT THE VENUE: 8am to 9am

24 hour weigh in for Sunday lifters: At the venue weigh in 10am to 12 pm and 6-7pm. 

On the day weigh in for Sunday lifters: 8-9am at the venue

You are not only entering a 2018 Qualifier for the  European Championships, British Championships and the gateway to the 2018 World Championships in Florida AND THE AWPC WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS IN THE UK!!!!!!, 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 
 
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/

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North West and Wales Qualifiers 2018 - SATURDAY IS NOW FULL no further entries will be taken for Saturday. 

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 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 THE UK 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. 

 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 updated

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/1653364314707739/

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/

REMEMBER - you MUST have your membership number in order to enter - you will not be accepted without it. Please also remember that your entry is not completed unless both the entry form AND the payment have been sent. Until both have been received, you are NOT entered. If you have applied for membership and have not received your number yet, then enter "applied for" on the BPU/ABPU number section, with HOW you paid also and it will be married up by us before the competition. 

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South Wales Qualifiers 2018 - THIS IS NOW FULL!!! SORRY!

When? 3rd and 4th March 2018

Number of competitors per day: 40 

Where? Pembrokeshire Powerlifting Club,  water street, Pembroke dock. SA72 6DN

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  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 THE UK!!!!! and the WPC Worlds is in Orlando, Florida. This is YOUR CHANCE to compete to qualify for these outstanding world championships.

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

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/

REMEMBER - you MUST have your membership number in order to enter - you will not be accepted without it. Please also remember that your entry is not completed unless both the entry form AND the payment have been sent. Until both have been received, you are NOT entered. If you have applied for membership and have not received your number yet, then enter "applied for" on the BPU/ABPU number section, with HOW you paid also and it will be married up by us before the competition. 

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Northern 2 Regional Qualifiers (Manchester) 2018 

SATURDAY ENTRIES ARE NOW FULL! NO FURTHER ENTRIES WILL BE TAKEN FOR SATURDAY

When?: 17 and 18 March 2018 

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

What time? Start time 9am each day

Weigh in times: 

24 hour weigh ins for both Sat and Sun are 9-11am and 6-7pm Friday for Saturday lifters and Saturday for Sunday lifters.

On the day weigh in will be 7-8am

Maximum Numbers: 35 per day

Saturday : All women’s classes, all men’s teens and juniors AND men’s open and masters up to and including 82.5kg NOW FULL

Sunday : all men open and masters from 90kg and upwards

 Andrzej  Roszkowski. owner of The Strength Therapy will be hosting this competition for us and what a guy to do it! He hosted for us last year and not only is this a great venue, he is also has acute attention to detail and a perfectionist so EVERYTHING will be ready for you! We are limiting numbers to 35 per day so you NEED TO BE FAST with your entries as last year it sold out in 24 hours. There is ample parking and a lot of local shops and restaurants nearby. 

These are not only qualifiers for your chance to compete at the AWPC 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 the UK!!!!! HOSTED BY US!!!! and the WPC Worlds is in Orlando, Florida. This is YOUR CHANCE to compete to qualify for these outstanding world championships.

Your entry form is HERE: Northern-2-2018-Entry-Form

Your Facebook Event Page is here: https://www.facebook.com/events/398441183948973/

REMEMBER - you MUST have your membership number in order to enter - you will not be accepted without it. Please also remember that your entry is not completed unless both the entry form AND the payment have been sent. Until both have been received, you are NOT entered. If you have applied for membership and have not received your number yet, then enter "applied for" on the BPU/ABPU number section, with HOW you paid also and it will be married up by us before the competition. 

Your entry fee button is here:


Northern 2 Manchester Qualifier March 2018



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

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East Midlands and South Yorkshire Qualifier 2018 - IM SORRY THIS IS NOW FULL!!

When? 31 March and 1st April  2018  (sorry, as the Irish Pro has moved, we had to move the comp one week earlier)

Where? Iron Athlete Gym, Effingham Street, Rotherham

Maximum competitors per day: 40 (once the places are filled - we close the entries) FILLED!

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  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 the UK hosted BY US!!!!  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. 

Entry form is HERE: sorry, no it isnt, we took it down as this is full. 

Your Facebook Event Page is here: https://www.facebook.com/events/302856440222769/?ref=br_rs

Yours entry payment is here: nope, its not here too. We took that off as well.,...

REMEMBER - you MUST have your membership number in order to enter - you will not be accepted without it. Please also remember that your entry is not completed unless both the entry form AND the payment have been sent. Until both have been received, you are NOT entered. If you have applied for membership and have not received your number yet, then enter "applied for" on the BPU/ABPU number section, with HOW you paid also and it will be married up by us before the competition. 

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/

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Irish Pro Invitational 2018 

When? 7th April 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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South West AWESOME AND VERY BUSY QUALIFIERS 2018 - THIS IS THE LAST QUALIFIER!!!

When? 14 and 15 April 2018 

Where? Its going to be in Barnstaple regardless - Steve has two venues he is confirming and those details will be up shortly. Barnstaple is tiny so no need to hold off booking a hotel!!! 

Number of competitors per day: 45 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. 

Weigh in times: (at the venue)

24 hour weigh ins for both Sat and Sun are 9-11am and 6-7pm Friday for Saturday lifters and Saturday for Sunday lifters.

On the day weigh in will be 7-8am

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 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 the UK!!!!! HOSTED BY US!!!! and the WPC Worlds is in Orlando, Florida. This is YOUR CHANCE to compete to qualify for these outstanding world championships.

Your entry form: SW 2018 Entry Form

Your Facebook Page is here: https://www.facebook.com/events/905906422902827/

Your paypal payment button is below, bank transfer details are in the entry form. REMEMBER - you MUST have your membership number in order to enter - you will not be accepted without it. Please also remember that your entry is not completed unless both the entry form AND the payment have been sent. Until both have been received, you are NOT entered. If you have applied for membership and have not received your number yet, then enter "applied for" on the BPU/ABPU number section, with HOW you paid also and it will be married up by us before the competition. 


South West 2018 Qualifiers 14 & 15 April


Please be aware we are temporarily taking payments for Steve and it will then switch over to him and his bank and paypal details which will be updated on the entry form etc. All entries MUST be sent in with the payment at the same time, apart from the fact you arent entered until both are received, when we switch over to Steve taking entry payments it makes it a lot simpler for me to transfer exactly what has come in to him and for him to take over. I hope that makes sense!  

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/

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BPU and ABPU British Championships 

When? 11th to the 13th May 2018 

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

Classes and days: 

Friday: 11th: BPU & ABPU ALL MENS Masters, Juniors and Teens. ALL women Juniors and Teens (no, not women's masters)

Saturday 12th: BPU & ABPU  ALL FEMALE Open and Masters. ALL MALES up to and including 82.5kg

Sunday 13th: BPU & ABPU  ALL MALE OPEN 90kg and over

Start time 10am all days 

Weigh in times: 24 hour weigh in for all days: 

10am to 12 noon and 3pm to 4pm

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 the UK 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 TITLESwhen the entries system goes up on the Bodypower web site. 

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/

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

When? 25-29 June 2018 

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 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. 

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

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AWPC World Championships IN GREAT BRITAIN!!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

When? Working on it -  late August we think

Where? IN GREAT BRITAIN!!!!! I am still working on the venue, hoping to get that done in the next few weeks. 

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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