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We have two British Open competitions:

- The virtual British Open Series will run quarterly throughout 2022

- The big Scottish lift up for the Armed Forces running 28 April and 17 June 2022

- The British Open will run between 10 and 11 September 2022 at Loughborough University

 
 

Virtual British Open Series

The Virtual British Open Series will be run every quarter throughout 2022. 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.

The British Open Series competition is a virtual weightlifting competition, allowing athletes all over the country to submit lifting videos and get lifts adjudicated by British Weight Lifting technical officials.

The British Open Series was introduced in 2021 to help support athletes during the COVID-19 pandemic and allow them to qualify for further competitions. The series was previously held on a monthly basis. Moving forwards in 2022, the series will be held quarterly.

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 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.

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Overview of the British Open Series

Key dates

  • Round 1

Entries will open 1 January, and close on 31 March 2022

Round 1 results

  • Round 2

Entries will open 1 April, and close on 30 June 2022

  • Round 3

Entries will open 1 July, and close 30 September 2022

  • Round 4

Entries will open 1 October, and close 16 December 2022

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. 

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.

Results

Quarter one results can be found here.

How-to videos

SSAFA Online British Weight Lifting Competition

SSAFA is an Armed Forces Charity who are working with BWL, Weightlifting Scotland and Fitness Training Scotland to raise money for the SSAFA charity. This Competition is open to anyone.

This Armed Forces Day, Lift Up for our Armed Forces.

Entries

There are no qualification requirements for the SSAFA Online BWL Competition.

Entries will be processed through the below link:

https://shop.britishweightlifting.org/register?sgid=e9c09e2bdb46445c9f402e738f5ac9db

Entries will cost £20.00

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.

As this competition is a Charity event, if you do not have a current BWL membership BWL will grant you a temporary membership for this competition only.

Overview of the SSAFA Online British Weight Lifting Competition

Key dates

Expression of interest will open 28 April, and close on 12 noon 30th May 2022.

You are able to upload your entries as soon as you gain access to your log in details (these will be emailed out to you within 3 working days of your expression of interest being completed).

Entries will close on the 17th June 2022.

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.

The categories will be as followed:

Female

  • Under 59.00kg
  • 59.01kg to 71.00kg
  • 71.01kg and over

Male

  • Under 73.00kg
  • 73.01kg to 96.00kg
  • 96.01 and over

Age groups:

MALE

FEMALE

Veteran (Over 35)

Veteran (Over 35)

Adult

Adult

Junior (Under 18)

Junior (Under 18)

How-to videos

The British Open will run between 10 - 11 September at Loughborough University (Tennis Centre).

More details will be released shortly.

 

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