24th November 2016
Make sure you get your membership BEFORE a
qualifying in 2016 for 2017 National/Internationals needs to pay their BDFPA
membership online BEFORE 31st January 2016 or your qualification will be null and void and you will need to
You need to lift the relevant qualifying weight at your divisional (however any divisional event will do) in order qualify for the British Full Power or Singles, and then be placed 1st, 2nd or 3rd in your age and weight category at the British in either England, Northern
Ireland, Scotland or Wales, as well as again achieving the qualifying weight, for an
invite to any of the Internationals.
NOTE:- any divisional after the relevant British Championship counts as a qualifier for the following year.
Remember you can post
a single lift qualifier from a power set but you DO need to contact
the Championship Secretary for an invite,
you DO NOT get one automatically.
National & International competitions
Participation is strictly by qualification and invitation only. All participants must currently have BDFPA membership.
(N.B For new members - minimum 3 months membership and participation in at least one prior BDFPA competition).
Those whose membership of the association has lapsed for a full membership year or more - will also be classed as "new" members, and be subject to the 3 month minimum.
(NC Ballot Nov 2003).
Qualification will be by achieving minimum standards laid down by the Association. The championships Secretary may, under certain circumstances, excercise discretion in the application of these qualifying standards. At National events it is now a requirement to open on the qualifying lift or higher. For full power events the 3 openers must total the qualifying total or higher.
British National Qualifying Totals
From 2017 at the World Full Power, each opening lift must be the single lift qualifying weight or higher. If you intend to claim an International record at National or Euro full power events you will also have to meet this requirement.