Please note: Regulations are currently under review for the 2023-24 season and so those currently published are subject to change.
POW i The BUCS Powerlifting Championships shall be conducted in accordance with the following BUCS sport specific regulations, the BUCS general regulations, and the International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) Technical Rules. Further event specific requirements, rules, and regulations will be contained within the entry and pre-event information for each Championship.
POW i.i The International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) Transgender Policy (2022) shall be followed.
POW ii In the event that these regulations contradict the BUCS general regulations, these BUCS sport specific regulations will supersede, unless specifically stated otherwise.
POW iii In the event that these regulations contradict the International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) Technical Rules, these BUCS sport specific regulations will supersede, unless specifically stated otherwise.
POW 1 Championships BUCS will host annually a Powerlifting Championships. The programme shall include the events listed in Appendix 1 (‘BUCS Competition Offer and Associated BUCS Points’), subject to entry numbers. All competition specific event information will be available in the event entry information and pre-event information.
POW 2 Disputes at events In line with REG 7.7, should a dispute occur at an event, the event appeal panel for Powerlifting shall be the Jury, or the Meet Director and British Powerlifting Board Member(s) and/or a BUCS staff member, depending on the nature of the matter.
POW 3 Memberships All participants must hold a valid British Powerlifting membership that is in date.
POW 4 Team results
POW 4.1 There will be a Men’s Team Championships and a Women’s Team Championships. A team comprises of at least two lifters who have achieved a total in their individual category.
POW 4.2 By entering an individual category, competitors are automatically entered into the team competition provided POW 4.1 is met.
POW 4.3 Points will be awarded to the top nine places in each bodyweight category as follows:
- 1st place: 12 points
- 2nd place: 9 points
- 3rd place: 8 points
- 4th place: 7 points
- 5th place: 6 points
- 6th place: 5 points
- 7th place: 4 points
- 8th place: 3 points
- 9th place: 2 points
Thereafter, each lifter who makes a total shall be awarded one point.
POW 4.4 The Institution/Playing Entity with the highest cumulative total shall be the winner.
POW 4.5 In the event of two or more Institutions/Playing Entities finishing with the same number of points the following factors will determine their ranking:
- The institution/Playing Entity with the largest number of first places. If equal, then;
- The institution/Playing Entity with the largest number of second places and so on. If equal, then;
- The institution/Playing Entity with largest number of third places and so on.