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The 2022 BUCS Weightlifting and Para Powerlifting Championships was be held on Tuesday 12 April at St Mary’s University, Twickenham.


Anyone wanting to compete at BUCS must meet the British qualification standards which can be found here.

BUCS will follow the BWL weightlifting Technical & Competition Rules and Regulations (TCRRs) and para powerlifting Technical & Competition Rules and Regulations (TCRRs) with the exception that individuals are not required to have domiciled status in the UK or be in possession of, or eligible to apply for, a British passport.

For additional BUCS eligibility criteria, please click here.


Categorised as a BWL Tier 1 event the results from the competition will be added to the BWL rankings and can be used for qualification to future national events. This event can also be used to set BWL British records.



Entries open on Tuesday 22 February 2022 and close on Tuesday 15 March 2022 at 11:59 for Students/Competitors.

The deadline for Institution Administrator Approval is Thursday 17 March 2022 at 11:59pm

To apply for the competition all eligible competitors must follow these steps.

  1. Competitor registers for a membership on the British Weight Lifting website and records their membership number. 
  2. Competitor to complete competition application on BUCS Play inputting their BWL membership number.
  3. Institution administrator approves entry.
  4. British Weightlifting reviews membership status for each athlete.
  5. BUCS approves /denies entry into the competition and publishes confirmed entry list.

For more information and to access BUCS Play please visit the BUCS website here.

  • BUCS Play entries will open on Tuesday 22 February
  • BUCS Play entries will close for competitors at 11:59pm on Tuesday 15 March
  • Institution Administrators approve applications by Thursday 17 March 2022 at 11:59pm
  • The competition will run from the morning of Tuesday 12 April
  • You need to be a current member of British Weight Lifting. Become a member here.
  • Institutions can request an unlimited number of entries.
  • Entries must be made through BUCS Play via the BUCS website
  • Entries cost £30.00 per competitor.
  • Ensure you apply to take part in the competition between 22 February to 15 March 2022
  • Ensure your institution administrator can approve your entry.
  • You can find the rules and regulations of the competition in the weightlifting TCRRs and Para Powerlifting TCRRs.
  • By competing in the BUCS Weightlifting and Para Powerlifting Championships you will be eligible for BUCS points if you secure a first, second, third or fourth place. For more information please click here.
On the door / Advanced (online) £
Single Day Ticket £10
*Single Day Concession £5

*Please note that a concession is 65+ or someone aged between 11 - 16 years of age.  Photographic ID to prove age may be required. Anyone aged 10 and under can enter the competition free of charge with an accompanying adult. 




Any other questions or queries

Please contact British Weight Lifting by emailing or call 01132 249 402 if you need further help.


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