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The British Weightlifting Championships will take place on 27 - 28 June at the M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool.

Cheer on lifters as they go head to head for the British Championship title and enjoy the sport at its dramatic and breath-taking best.

The event will feature three different competitions to create an unforgettable weekend of strength and power:

The British Weightlifting Senior Championships will feature the highest placed lifters on the British Weight Lifting ranking lists including previous Commonwealth champions and Tokyo hopefuls.

The British Weightlifting Masters Championships will feature the older age group category for weightlifting

The British Weightlifting Para Powerlifting Championships will feature premier para powerlifting athletes.


Tickets are available via the M&S Bank Arena Liverpool Box Office - here. Ticket are priced at:

  • Adults: £26.00
  • Concessions (aged 2-16 and 65+) £16.00
  • Plus a £2.55 fulfilment fee per order

To view the outline schedule for the weekend, please click here.

For ticketing enquiries please contact us at or call on 01132 249 402

 15% off for British Weight Lifting members

Members of British Weight Lifting can enjoy a 15% discount off up to 4 standard price tickets. A discount code has been emailed to members.


Saturday 27 June

Men’s Seniors: 81kg, 89kg, 96kg, 109kg, +109kg

Women’s Seniors: 55kg, 59kg, 64kg, 71kg, 87kg +87kg

Para-Powerlifting Men’s: up to 72kg, +72kg

Para-Powerlifting Women’s: up to 61kg, +61kg   

Men’s Masters: Age Groups 1, 2 (35-44)

Women’s Masters: Age Groups 1, 2 (35-44)

Sunday 28 June

Men’s Seniors: 55kg, 61kg, 67kg, 73kg, 102kg

Women’s Seniors: 45kg, 49kg, 76kg, 81kg

Men’s Masters: Age Groups 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 (from 45)

Women’s Masters: Age Groups 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 (from 45)


Olympic Weightlifting is an incredible feat of both physical and mental strength. It concentrates on two very technical lifts: the 'Snatch' and the 'Clean & Jerk'. Find out more about how it workd and how you can get involved here.


Top names already confirmed to take part in this year’s event include current British Internationals and reigning champions Fraer Morrow (Doncaster); Kelly Jo Robson (Middlesbrough), Owen Boxall (London) and Edmon Avetisyan (Bristol). National champions will also be in attendance from all the Home Countries including Commonwealth Games gold medallist Gareth Evans. 


Qualification Process:

A 2-stage qualification process will come into effect immediately for the British Senior Championships.

Stage 1 – Achieve minimum qualification standard during designated timeframe.

Stage 2 – Achieve top 7 national ranking OR be defending British Champion

Stage 1 and 2 must both be completed within a specified qualification window.

The British Senior Championships will feature a maximum of 8 lifters per bodyweight category, made up of the defending British Champion, and the 7 highest ranked lifters on the BWL ranking lists. If any lifter declines their place in the competition the next eligible lifter will be offered a place.

The minimum age to compete in the British Masters Championships is 35+ on 31 December 2020 and all entrants must have achieved the relevant qualification standard at a competition registered with BWL in the previous 12 months. 

There are no qualification standards for the British Para Powerlifting Championships, but all lifters must be able to complete the bench press with a minimum of 20kg.

Senior Qualification Period:

  • Start: 01 November 2019
  • End: 26 April 2020

Exceptions: All totals from the BWL Midlands Open Series 2 will be recognised (03 May 2020)

Entries Open:


  • 04 May:   First round invite distribution date for Seniors
  • 19 May:   Second round invite distribution date for Seniors

Masters and Para Powerlifting

  • 20 April:  Entries open

Entries Close:


  • 18 May:  Deadline for first round invitations. Entry fee £40.00
  • 29 May:  Deadline for second round. Entry fee £40.00

Masters and Para Powerlifting

  • 18 May:   Standard closing date. Entry fee £30.00
  • 25 May:  Late entries closing date. Entry fee £35.00


Getting to M&S Bank Arena Liverpool

By car - less than 20 minutes from the UK motorway network and adjacent to Liverpool's main through road, M&S Bank Arena is perfectly placed if arriving by car. Postcode L3 4BX.

By Train - M&S Bank Arena is a short taxi or bus ride away from Liverpool Lime Street rail station.

Parking - the on-site temporary Liverpool Waterfront multi-storey car park is near to M&S Bank Arena off Queen's Wharf. Other car parks are just five minutes walk away.

For more information regarding travel, please click here


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