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Competition Calendar

PLEASE NOTE: British Weight Lifting is currently running many of its competitions virtually due to the continued impact of COVID-19.

See the below table for BWL hosted events. For club and home nation competitions please see the calendar at the bottom of the page. 

Competition updates will be posted on individual competition pages when more information is available.

Regional Open Series

Age Group Championships

British Championships

England Championships

British Universities and Colleges Championships

Virtual Competitions

BWL use the Launchpad platform for hosting virtual competitions. This includes home nation competitions. Please visit the Launchpad site to enter. 


Unsure about competition tiers?

-Tier 1 - ‘British Championship’
This tier of competition is the highest standard of weightlifting in the UK, showcasing the best lifters our country has to offer. Lifters from anywhere in the UK are eligible to compete, however they must have met the qualification standard in a valid competition.

-Tier 2 – ‘Home Nation Championship’
Competitions hosted by the Home Nations. Each will have its own eligibility standards, so check these with the organiser before entering. For example, the English Championships is only open to lifters who live in England and have met the qualification standards.

-Tier 3 – ‘Ranking Events’
For example, the Warley Open or London Open. These events are open to all lifters to enter and achieve results that feature on our rankings list. This tier is suitable for both novice and experienced lifters and the ideal place to qualify for Tier 1 and 2 competitions.


DOWNLOAD 2020 Qualification Totals

August 2021







Plymouth Barbell Open 2020

Tier 3

Devon, United Kingdom


Red Beard Barbell Club Open 2

Tier 3

Berkshire, United Kingdom


Lakeside Weekender Open Weightlifting Comp

Tier 3

Hampshire, United Kingdom


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