2024 Fixtures

Unless Stated Otherwise: Lifters must be IAWA(UK) Members to Enter

2024 ‘Double-Headers’ (10 events on 5 dates)

Lifters can lift in either event or both, or choose a selection of lifts across both events. (where events are ‘doubled-up’ the overall best lifter will come from the combined results of those lifting in both events)

Weigh In: First Event 9.00am – Lifting at 10.30am – Second Event 11.00am – Lifting at 1.00pm (or when first event finishes)

(Lifters for both events can weigh in at 9.00am for both events if they wish)

Entry Fees are £20 payable to the Promoter Closing date for Entries is 2 Weeks before the event! One Entry fee – one trophy!

Red Highlighted Lifts Contain Links to the Lift Being Performed on our YouTube Channel.


Saturday January 27th – The British Grip Championships / The British Olympics

Promoter: Mark Haydock Email: haydockconverters@gmail.com

Venue: Spring Bank Farm, Goosefoot Lane, Samlesbury, Preston, PR5 0UU

Grip Lifts: 1 Hand 2″ Vertical Bar(F19), 1 Hand Fulton Dumbbell Deadlift(G10)-Opposite Hand, 2 Barbells Deadlift(C8)

Olympic Lifts: Press(B1), Snatch(A4), Clean and Jerk(A5) [Results]


Sunday March 3rd – The British Powerlifting Championships / The Southern Shield

Promoter: Glenn Branch – Tel: 07795443630 Email: club3b@hotmail.com

Venue: Bionic Branch Barbell Club, Unit 11 Oaklands Farm Estate, Stock, Ingatestone, Essex, CM4 9RH

Power Lifts: Squat(A2), Bench Press(A3), Deadlift(A1)

Southern Shield Lifts: Clean & Seated Dumbbell Press(G3), Zercher(E1), 2 Hands 1″ Vertical bars(F32)


Saturday May 4th – The Midlands (Open) Championship / The British Single Arm Championships

Promoter: Chris Bass – Tel: 01472 250918 Email: Chris.bass@havengym.org.uk

Venue: Haven Gym, Haycroft Avenue, Grimsby, DN31 2PF

Midlands Open: One Hand Snatch (B24), Continental Clean & Jerk (B30), Front Squat (D1)

Single Arm Lifts: One Hand Snatch (B24) (Can be carried from Midlands), 1 Hand Clean & Jerk(B25) (opposite hand), 1 Hand Deadlift(C7)


Saturday July 6th – The British All-Round Championship / The Southern Cup

Promoter: Paul Barette – Tel: 01323 726833 Email: iawa@iawametamorfit-co-uk

Venue: MetamorFIT Gym, Unit 5F Southbourne Business Park, Courtlands Road, Eastbourne, BN22 8UY

British All-Round Lifts: Continental Snatch(B46), Power Row(E37), 2″ Bar Straddle Deadlift(F24)

Southern Cup Lifts: One Hand Dumbbell Swing(G16), Pullover at Arms Length(E11), One Hand Dumbbell Deadlift(G9)


The World Postal Championships (The Andy Goddard Memorial)

Promoter: Al Myers (USA) – Results to be submitted to Al by the end of August: bluestemvet@tctelco.net

Lifts (Day 1 of World Champs): Clean & Push Press(B31), Continental Clean to Belt(B45), One Hand Dumbbell Clean & Jerk(G6), Cheat Curl(E6)

Further information to follow


Saturday September 14th – The British Disability Championships / The Welsh Open Championships

Promoter: Neil Keddy Tel: 07846391814 Email: neil.keddy77@gmail.com

Venue: Aberavon Community Centre, Mitchna St. Port Talbot SA12 6UH

British Disability Championship Seated Lifts: One Hand Dumbbell Press(D), Para Bench Press(H), 2″ Bar Deadlift(B)

British Disability Championship Standing Lifts: One Hand Dumbbell Press(D), Para Bench Press(H), 2″ Bar Deadlift(B)

Welsh Open Lifts: One Hand Dumbbell Press(G1), Rim Lift(E33)(1 metre between inner collars/discs), 2″ Bar Hacklift(F25)


Saturday & Sunday October 5th & 6th– IAWA World Championships

Promoter: Paul Barette Tel: 01323 726833 Email: iawa@metamorfit.co.uk

Venue: TBA, Eastbourne, England

Lifts: Day 1: Clean & Push Press(B31), Continental Clean to Belt(B45), One Hand Dumbbell Clean & Jerk(G6), Cheat Curl(E6)

Lifts: Day 2: Pullover & Push(B43), One Hand Zercher(E2), Hack Lift(C10)

Further information to follow


Saturday November 2nd – IAWA Gold Cup

Promoter: Frank Ciavattone Tel 1-508-801-6279 Email: fdc2955@aol.com

Venue: Don Ventorosa’s USA Weightlifting Gym, 1080 Pleasant St. Norwood, MA 02033, USA

Click here for further information


Saturday December 7th – World Old Time Strongman Postal Championships

Promoter: Clint Poore (USA)

Hosted by Steve Gardner (UK Promoter) – Tel: 07960960509 Email: stevegardneruk@gmail.com

Venue: JCB Academy, The Gym, Hollington Road, Rocester, nr Uttoxeter, Staffs. ST14 5HY (What3Words Precise Location – Link)

Lifts: Hackenschmidt Floor Press, Inch Dumbbell, Shanks (Dinnie) Lift(F31)

Further Information to follow


Saturday December 7th – (After the OTSM) – IAWA(UK) AGM

Hosted by Steve Gardner – Tel: 07960960509 Email: stevegardneruk@gmail.com

Venue: 18 Holly Road, Barton under Needwood, Staffs, DE13 8LP


The 2024 Postal League – (Leg 1 = End Jan Leg 2=End Mar 3=End May 4=End July 5=End Sept 6=End Nov)

League Coordinator: Chris Bass – Tel: 01472 250918 Email: cr.bass@btinternet.com

Leg 1: Press(B1), Snatch(A4), Clean and Jerk(A5), 1 Hand 2″ Vertical Bar(F19) [Results]

Leg 2: Squat(A2), Bench Press(A3), Deadlift(A1), Lateral Raise Standing(G14)

Leg 3: One Hand Snatch (B24), 1 Hand Clean & Jerk(B25) (opp. hand), 1 Hand Deadlift(C7), Reverse Curl(E32)

Leg 4: Continental Snatch(B46), Power Row(E37), 2″ Bar Straddle Deadlift(F24), Pullover at Arms Length(E11)

Leg 5: OH Dumbbell Press(G1), Rim Lift(E33)(1m between inner collars/discs), 2″ Bar Hacklift(F25), Crucifix(G18)

Leg 6: Clean & Push Press(B31), Continental Clean to Belt(B45), One Hand Dumbbell Clean & Jerk(G6), Cheat Curl(E6)


Looking Ahead:

2025 World Championship – Belfast, NI – Stevie Shanks & Steve Gardner

2025 Gold Cup – Kentucky, USA – Clint Poore