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British Weight Lifting are delighted to bring you all the details for the British 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 Open

The British 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.

Schedule

The schedule for the British Open is available to view here

Start List

The men's start list is available to view here

The women's start list is available to view here

Eligibility

There are no qualification requirements for the British 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.

Spectators

The British Open will see the next wave of competitive weightlifters burst onto the national scene.

The event will feature Olympic weightlifters aged 15 and over to create an unforgettable weekend of strength and power. 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’.

Cheer on lifters as they go head to head for the British Open titles and enjoy the sport at its best.

Buy tickets Online here

 
On The Door   Advanced (Online)  
Single Day Ticket £20 Single Day Ticket £17
Single Day Concession* £17 Single Day Concession* + BWL Members £15
Weekend Standard £38 Weekend Standard £32
Weekend Concession* £32 Weekend Concession* + BWL Members £27.50

*Please note a concession is someone who is 65+ or under 16 years of age.  Photographic ID to prove age may be required.

Livestream

We are pleased to announce that a livestream will be available for this event. 

Live Stream Tickets

Simple steps to purchase:

When you click the ‘buy live’ button, you will need to register an account with an email address.

Once done, login and go to this page again - https://www.247.tv/gaa/britishweightlifting

You can then click any of the option.

  • Saturday pass £7.00
  • Sunday pass £7.00
  • Weekend pass £12.50

You’ll  notice that there are more options than this, due to it looking like you can purchase each platform separately. However, when you purchase a day pass or weekend pass, this will activate both platforms, so when you go back to the list, it will change to ‘Watch Live’ for both platforms on your purchase.

  • Platform 1 = red
  • Platform 2 = blue

When you click the options you want i.e. Saturday, Sunday or Weekend, you’ll go to the payment page.

COVID-19 Protocols

As we return to in person events it is vital that we protect our members, athletes, volunteers and spectators. Before attending any British Weight Lifting events all participants, officials, volunteers and spectators should self-assess for symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19). These are:

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough
  • a loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste

If you have one or more of these symptoms you should not attend any events, even if your symptoms are mild. You should follow NHS guidance on testing and self-isolation.

To further ensure the safety of all attendees, it is mandatory for all to provide either of the following at the event:

  • Evidence of being double vaccinated.
  • A negative Lateral Flow Test (LFT) within 48 hours of their attendance.

Failure to do so, will result in entry to the event being refused.

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 each round will open at 12:00 midday on the 1st of the month
  • Entries for each round will close at 12:00 midday on the last day of the month

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

BWL OPEN SERIES 9 RESULTS

BWL OPEN SERIES 10 RESULTS

 

 

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