1. WEEKEND PROGRAMME OF EVENTS – LGBT IPC 2020

LGBT IPC Weekend – Blackpool 2020  – PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME

 

Welcome to Blackpool 2020 !

Our “amazing” venue for this years event is once again Blackpool Sixth Form College, Blackpool Old Road, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY3 7LR.

The competition itself will take place in their high tech 300 seat theatre auditorium, “The Auditorium” which will mean LGBT IPC in 2020 will be an amazing show with stage lighting and music. We will also give plenty of room for your supporters, friends and friends to visit and support the event. All athletes and coaches will need to be registered in 2020 to gain access to warm up and competition areas.

https://blackpoolsixth.ac.uk/the-college/facilities/

 

“Healthy Living Cafe”

There will be a “Healthy Living Cafe” Saturday 18th July at the Championships and the Relish Canteen Area, catering for all of your nutrition needs. Be sure to check the Facebook Group for menu and opening times during the event. 

Venue: Blackpool Sixth Form College – Relish Canteen

 

Friday 17th July 2020

Friday is a 24 hour Weigh In!

WEIGH IN TIMES –

Morning Weigh In 9am to 11am and Afternoon Weigh In 3pm to 6pm

*** Saturday Weigh In Only By Arrangement with Chris Morgan ***

Saturday Weigh In: Strictly at 8am, lifters must report at the venue 7.45am and have pre-arranged this with Meet Director Chris Morgan. Nobody else will be able to agree this for you to Weigh In on Saturday morning.

*** (Lift off is strictly on Saturday at 9am if you are in Flight 1 or 2 on Saturday you are strongly advised to weigh in Friday) ***

Venue: Blackpool Sixth Form College – Follow Weigh In Signs

 

Friday 17th July 2020 

ATHLETES MEETING & TECHNICAL BRIEFING

THIS EVENT IS INCLUDED IN THE WEEKEND REGISTRATION FEE  !

Time: 4pm to 6pm Athletes Meeting & Technical Briefing

World Champions Powerlifters Chris Morgan and Charlotte Wareing will be hosting this free Athletes Meeting & Technical Briefing.

Venue: Blackpool Sixth Form College – Theatre Auditorium

 

Saturday 18th July 2020 – LGBT IPC 2020

POWERLIFTING COMPETITION 

Opening Ceremony 8.45am 

Lift Off 9am through to 7pm  (Estimated Finish Time, venue opens at 8am)

Medal Ceremony 7pm 

LGBT International Powerlifting Championships – Blackpool 2020

THIS IS A NON SANCTIONED EVENT 

On this occasion we are using Internationally Recognised Rules, weight classes and age groups with the following amendments.

All categories are open to all regardless of Gender, Sexuality, Race, Religion Ability or Health Status. 

Closed Category for members of any internationally recognised drug tested Powerlifting or strength Federation.

(Please note: People lifting this category will be required to submit a copy their current membership card with their entry form and also show the card at registration).

Open Category for Powerlifters of other Federations and lifters who do not currently belong to any Powerlifting Federation. .

Novice Category for lifters that have never competed in ANY powerlifting competition before.

LGBT IPC is the first sporting event in the world to offer MX third gender classes for Trans,  Non Binary and Intersex Participants.

There are no qualifying standards for this competition. All lifters are welcome regardless of experience, ability, sexuality, gender or health status.

Competition Day – Please note all events will run at the same time. (MAXIMUM ENTRY LEVEL IS 68 LIFTERS)

Athletes will either enter Full Power or up to two Single Lift events as we plan to run flights “Back to Back”!

Full Powerlifting (Equipped & Unequipped)
Single Lift Squat (Equipped & Unequipped)
Single Lift Bench (Equipped & Unequipped)
Single Lift Deadlift (Equipped & Unequipped)

Venue: Blackpool Sixth Form College – Theatre Auditorium

 *** Please note there will be community tickets for spectators priced at £5 each with all proceeds used for the development of LGBT Powerlifting ***

*** All athletes and coaches will need to be registered to be allowed access to official competition area. See Facebook and website for ticketing and Pride Sports Welcome Point for Tickets on Competition Day *** 

 

Saturday Night 18th July 2020 (Free Social Time)

Free Social Time – 8pm onwards.

FREE ENTRY TO GAY VILLAGE VENUES R-BAR – KAOS, FLAMINGOS, and THE FLYING HANDBAG IS INCLUDED IN THE WEEKEND REGISTRATION FEE courtesy of our Friends at In the Pink Leisure and Thwaites Brewery)

Venues: The Flying Handbag, Flamingos, Kaos Bar, R Bar, Blackpool Gay Village

 

Sunday 19th July 2020

Sunday Afternoon – 1pm to 4pm

LGBT POWERLIFTING CONGRESS

THIS EVENT IS INCLUDED IN THE WEEKEND REGISTRATION FEE !

Venue: The Breakfast Room, The Lawton Hotel, Charnely Road, Blackpool, FY1 4PF

Free Event: Included In Weekend Registration Fee

LGBT Powerlifting Congress – Advocacy, Diversity, Strength 

Congress Agenda will be published in our Facebook Group.

 

Sunday 19th July 2020 – 7pm to 11pm (Show curtain up 8.30pm)

LGBT IPC Closing Party

Venue:  Funny Girls Cabaret, Dickson Road, Blackpool

Buffet Banquet Closing Party in private function area at the World renowned “Funny Girls” Cabaret. Blackpool is the most LGBT and especially trans friendly town in the UK, with it’s many cabaret and show bars.

Tickets will be available nearer the time, There is also be a cash bar for people to buy drinks. (Tickets available via Facebook and our website).