Time to get pumped and lets lift the bar for the return of BUCS Powerlifting Championships.


Friday 26 - Sunday 28 April 2024


Cardiff University Sports Training Village,


CF14 3UX 

Entry Opening Date

Tuesday 13 February 2024 

Entry Closing Date

Tuesday 19 March 2024 at 23:59 – Student / Competitor Deadline 

(Students / Competitors must apply by this deadline) 

Thursday 21 March 2024 at 23:59 – Institution Administrator Deadline 

(Institutional Administrators are given 48 hours after the student / competitor deadline to approve entries) 

Entry Costs

£65 per competitor (including £20 Anti-Doping fee) 

Single Entry

This competition WILL NOT operate a staged entry process. As such, please ensure all entries are submitted through BUCS Play prior to the deadline listed above. 

Entry Allowance

Institutions can enter an unlimited number of entries. All students entered must have met the relevant qualifying total in order to be accepted. 

Entry Process

Competitors MUST enter on the British Powerlifting website before entering on BUCS Play. British Powerlifting Membership and Qualifying Total will be checked when entering via British Powerlifting. Once entry has been approved by British Powerlifting, competitors will be emailed a validation code which must be entered on BUCS Play. Competitors MUST enter on both British Powerlifting and BUCS Play. Any competitors who fail to enter either will not be able to compete.  

Entries that are ONLY made on British Powerlifting WILL NOT be accepted. As a BUCS sanctioned event, all competitors MUST be approved by their Institution Administrator on BUCS Play. 

To apply for this competition all eligible competitors must follow these steps: 

  1. Competitor MUST enter on British Powerlifting (here) before entering on BUCS Play. 

  1. Competitor to complete competition application on BUCS Play (Instructions on how to do this can be found here) and enter their validation number from their British Powerlifting entry.  

  1. Institution administrator approves entry (Instructions on how to do this can be found here). 

  1. BUCS approves/denies entry into competition and publishes confirmed entry list.  

Any data will be handled in accordance with BUCS Privacy Policy

By participating in this event you agree to adhere to BUCS General Event Disclaimer

To check whether you are eligible to compete in BUCS competitions, please visit BUCS Individual Eligibility Reg 4

Events & Entry Qualifying Totals

Competitors must have achieved the relevant qualifying total for their class in a sanctioned event i.e., an event listed on the British Powerlifting Website. 

The qualifying total must have been achieved between 6 April 2023 and 21 March 2024. 


Qualifying Total (kg) 

47kg Women 


52kg Women 


57kg Women 


63kg Women 


69kg Women 


76kg Women 


84kg Women 


84kg+ Women 


59kg Men 


66kg Men 


74kg Men 


83kg Men 


93kg Men 


105kg Men 


120kg Men 


120kg+ Men 


Events and BUCS Points Available

Please see Appendix 1 and Reg 6 for the BCS Points available at this event. 

  • Individual (Men’s and Women’s) 

  • Men’s and Women’s Overall Team - For team points we would use the International Powerlifting Federation system, i.e. 12, 9 ,8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 for the first nine placings in each weight category. The Institution with the highest accumulative total will be awarded as the Overall Team winner. 

NGB Affiliation

All competitors must hold a valid British Powerlifting membership that is in date to compete. Any competitor who does not have membership will need to purchase one here. Your membership number will be required and checked upon entry on the British Powerlifting website.  


To withdraw, please contact your institution administrator who should contact the event lead. 

The entry fee will not be charged for entries withdrawn prior to the entry deadline, Once the closing date has passed, entry fees will be charged for any withdrawals. 

Rules and Regulations

The Rules and Regulations can be found here.

BUCS Play App

If you are having any problems with the BUCS Play app please contact BUCS app support here


All questions should in the first instance should be directed to your Institution Administration.