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British Weight Lifting are delighted to bring you all the details for the British Weight Lifting Open for 2021 which offers a welcome return to physical competitions. The competition will be held between Saturday 13 November and Sunday 14 November at Bangor University and is classed as a Tier 1 event.

We also have the Virtual British Open Series which is run every calendar month throughout 2021. The competition is open to all BWL members across the UK and is classed as a Tier 3 event. It is perfect for anyone wanting to start competing but is not able to get to a club competition or anyone who would like to practise their competitive lifts in the run up to an event.

British Weight Lifting Open

The British Weight Lifting Open Competition will be held between Saturday 13 November and Sunday 14 November at Bangor University. The competition offers a welcome return to competitive lifting in person and will be conducted in accordance with BWL TCCRs.

Eligibility

There are no qualification requirements for the British Weight Lifting Open.

To enter the Open event a person must:

  • Have lived in the UK for one year prior to the date of the final entry of the competition and on the day of the competition.
  • Or be in possession or, be eligible to apply for a British passport.
  • Hold a valid BWL membership on the date of entry to the competition, and the day of the competition.
  • Not be in formal dispute with BWL and/or recognised bodies or partners.

Rankings and qualification

Classed as a Tier 1 event the results from the competition can be used for rankings and qualification to future national events. This event can be used to set records.

Entries

There will be a cap on entry numbers due to the anticipated popularity of the event.

Entries will be on a first come, first served basis and will be capped at 240.

Entries will cost £40.

Key Dates

  • Entries will be open at 09:00 on Monday 6 September.
  • Entries will be closed at 18:00 on Friday 15 October.

Age Groups and Results

The British Open is for lifters aged 15 and over. 

The top three lifters in each body weight category will be awarded gold, silver, and bronze medals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. The winners from each category will be crowned ‘2021 British Open Champion’.

Any other questions or queries

If you have any further questions or queries, please contact British Weight Lifting by emailing competitions@britishweightlifting.org or call 01132 249 402.

Virtual British Open Series

The new British Open Series competition is a virtual weightlifting competition, which is run every calendar month throughout 2021.  The British Open Series is a new event for 2021, building on the Regional Open Series from 2019 and 2020. 

The Series will begin as a virtual event, using the same system as Lockdown Lift Off, the Regional Open Series and the BWL Winter Open.  The competition will be open to all BWL members across the UK and will be classed as a Tier 3 event.  This means results from the competition can be used for rankings and qualification to future national events.

Entries

There are no qualification requirements for the British Open Series, you simply need to be a current member of British Weight Lifting.

Entries will be processed through the virtual competition hub:

Entries will cost £15.00

To enter you will need to film yourself making up to three attempts at the snatch and clean & jerk and upload them to the competition webpage. See videos below on how to ensure your uploads meet the requirements. 

BWL ask that lifters refrain from recording their entry with background music which features explicit or abusive language. Please be aware that this could result in a no-lift.

CLICK HERE TO ENTER

Overview of the British Open Series

Key dates

  • Entries for Round 9 will open at 12:00 midday Wednesday 1 September
  • Entries for Round 9 will close at 12:00 midday Thursday 30 September
  • Entries for Round 10 will open at 12:00 midday Friday 1 October

Age Groups

There is no minimum age to compete. The British Open Series will recognise four age groups:

Development                      Aged 12 or below

Youth                                     Aged 13 – 17

Senior                                    Aged 18 – 34

Masters                                 Aged 35+

All age groups are calculated based on the lifters age on 31 December 2021.

Scoring

Although all results from the British Open Series are eligible for ranking and qualification, the Series itself is not scored on Total.  It is scored on points; the Series winner is the male and female lifter in each age group with the highest combined points score after the Series final event. 

Winners

The winner from each age group will be awarded with a Pulse-ball from BWL Partner Pulseroll and the title of BWL Open Series Winner. The winner will be the one who has accumulated the most points across the series. 

The type of points used for scoring each age group are:

Development                      Technique Points

Youth                                     Sinclair Points

Senior                                    Sinclair Points

Masters                                 SMF Points

Technical Rules and Exceptions

Find all details in the TCRRs and Virtual TCRRs. Contact British Weight Lifting by emailing competitions@britishweightlifting.org or call 01132 249 402 if you have any questions.

How-to videos

BWL Open Series Results

To view the results of the British Open Series please click on the buttons below.

BWL Open Series 1 Results

BWL Open Series 2 Results

BWL Open Series 3 Results

BWL Open Series 4 Results

BWL Open Series 5 Results

BWL OPEN SERIES 6 RESULTS

BWL OPEN SERIES 7 RESULTS

BWL OPEN SERIES 8 RESULTS

 

 

 

 

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