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British Columbia Provincial Championship Regulations

British Columbia Provincial Championships
February 3rd Week, unless otherwise stated by the executive board of the British Columbia Weightlifting Association
Any registered club of the BCWA with the assistance of the BCWA
TBD by the host club
Women: 45, 49, 55, 59, 64, 71, 76, 81, 87, 87+kg
Men: 55, 61, 67, 73, 81, 89, 96, 102, 109, 109+kg
Team event (6 men + 6 women)


    • To be eligible to compete at this competition, the athlete must be a member in good standing with the British Columbia Weightlifting Association.
    • Athletes must meet the qualifying standard to compete in this competition. The qualifying standard is the Provincial Class II for women and the Provincial Class I for men. 
    • The qualification period runs from March (Previous year) until the weekend of A&R Memorial
    • You must have competed at a competition sanctioned by the BCWA, or other governing body, and have been a registered member of that organization.
    • An athlete must compete in the category in which they qualified.  However, an athlete may lift in a higher category if the athlete has met the required qualification total and meets the bodyweight requirement at the time of the competition.
    • eg. Athlete A qualifies with a 210kg total in the 67kg class. This athlete qualifies to lift in the 67kg category (193kg) and the 73kg category (205kg) however does not qualify for the 81kg category (216kg). The athlete must meet the bodyweight requirements of the category during the BCWA Provincial Championships.

    • An athlete who had qualified for and was eligible to compete at the Canadian Senior Championships of the same calendar year of the BCWA Provincial Championships is exempt from qualification. This athlete may compete in the weight category of their choice, providing that the athlete meets the bodyweight requirements of that category.



    • Online registration will automatically end on the deadline. No extension is possible.



    • The latest IWF Technical Rules will govern the competition. The exception to this is IWF article 6.3.13:

“A competitor who, within the time allocated for the weigh-in, fails to make bodyweight of the category in which he or she is officially entered is excluded from the actual competition”

This athlete will lift as a guest lifter, unless the athlete has met the qualification total required for the bodyweight class the athlete weighs in at.

    • An athlete who misses all three attempts in the snatch will not be eliminated from the competition and will still be allowed to compete in the Clean and Jerk.



    • The host club can determine the manufacturer of the equipment used at the championships as long as it complies with IWF specifications
    • It is understood that the host club will make every effort to have the required equipment for the competition. However, it is the responsibility of the BCWA to ensure that the host club has an adequate number of bars and weights for the competition as well as referee lighting system and competition timer for the championships



    • The championships will always be subject to doping control, which will be conducted by the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sports (CCES). 
    • You may read BCWA's Anti-Doping Policy here



    • Gold, Silver and Bronze medals will be awarded for the “total” only, in each weight category
    • Best female athlete: Awarded according to Sinclair points
    • Best male athlete: Awarded according to Sinclair points
    • Best team: Points awarded as per IWF rules
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