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a. Subscription & fees


-       Yearly contribution:  100 Euros European

-                                      100 Euros  World


-       Small countries who  have on their national competition less than 11 participants will have their

-      contribution fee confirmed by the GPC Treasurer .


-      Any National federation who has not paid the necessary contribution fee shall automatically be suspended from memberships of the GPC until such time as the required fee is paid in full.

-      If a contribution fee is not paid by the time of the Championship  the lifters of the country in question shall not be allowed to participate in the contest.

-¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† All nations that do not pay the GPC membership contribution in January shall be fined an additional amount of 10 ‚ā¨ for each month in arrears.


-    The Board members, Technical officers and all country Presidents must be able to decide and take decisions by need during course of the year. They all must be invited by the secretary without an AGM. To cast a valid vote , the decision  of the countries  Presidents must reach the secretary within 14 days.


b. General contest rules


-      The Annual General Meeting (AGM)  will be arranged by the secretary  All countries will be invited to attend  the AGM  their points can be part of the agenda. The items for discussion must be sent to the secretary no later than four weeks before the competition.
Concerning elections  every country has got one vote and each board member has got one vote.


-       The Global Power lifting Committee (GPC) recognizes the following lifts which must be performed in the designated sequence in all applications conducted under GPC rules:
Squat / Bench / Deadlift = Total



The GPC  through its members and member Federations  recognizes the following World and  European Championships:


  1. Men & Women Open World & European Championships.
  2. Men & Women Masters World & European Championships.
  3. Men &  Women Junior World & European Championships.
  4. Men & Women Teenage World & European  Championships.


The GPC also recognizes National and International competitions of its member Federations.

A nation will be allowed any number of competitors spread throughout the body weight categories. GPC Federations may impose qualifying standards for their individual team selection.
The competition recordings must happen with the approval of the GPC officials of that country.


-                      A participant must take part under the name of the country named on his/her passport.



  1. Athletes who have a dual nationality or a valid residence in a certain country.
  2. Athletes of a certain country where there is no GPC federation active.


-                      Double registrations are not permitted.


-                      Whenever possible for all International Championships and competitions all intended competitors should be declared to the GPC General Secretary and the Championships Organizing Committee at least 21 days before the date of that particular competition.


-                      For World and European Championships lifters entered in the event must have a current federation membership card secured prior to event, and supply photocopy of card with entry as well as present card at weigh-ins.


-                      All competitions under GPC rules must be conducted in kilograms.


-                      The GPC  recognizes and registers World & European records in kilograms .


 At world and European championships countries are invited to bring their national flags.

-¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† At all competitions where ‚ÄúBest Lifter Awards‚ÄĚ are presented places will be calculated with the ‚ÄúReshel‚ÄĚ Formula. Only winners will be eligible towards Best Lifter.


-                      The highest total of the best successes of each lift will result in a Total. Winner of the competition will be determined by highest Total, (no fourth attempts may be included in the total).


-                      If two lifters register the same body weight at the weigh-in and eventually achieve the same total at the end of the competition, they will be re-weighed and the lighter person will take precedence over the heavier person. However, if they still weigh the same after re-weighing, they will share the placing, and each receives any award Рthat is being presented. In such circumstances, should two lifters be in first place, the next lifter shall be placed third and so forth.


-                      Point scoring for all World Championships shall be 12, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, and 1 for the first 10 places in any body weight category. Point scoring for all other international competitions will be optional and at the discretion of the appointed GPC Contest Officials and Championships Organizing Committee.


-¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† In World Championships only six competitors from each nation shall score points towards the national team total. These six competitors will be selected after the competition is completed and shall be the six (6) best scores by the ‚ÄúReshel‚ÄĚ formula of the competitors from a particular nation. A maximum of three competitors from the same national shall be eligible for point scoring in a particular body weight category. Each nation may have three lifters per body weight category.


-                      In the case of a tie in the points of national teams  the team having the largest number of first places within the six point scoring competitors will be ranked first. In the case of a tie between two nations having the same number of first places  the one having the most second places will be ranked first  and so on through the ten places.


-                      In the men Masters division 10 lifters will be selected towards the points scoring, for selection of best men Masters national team, especially at the GPC World Championship.


c. Age categories


Open (Senior):

From 24 years to and including 39 years of age


From 40 years to 80 and upward

From 40 years to and including 44 years of age

From 45 years to and including 49 years of age
From 50 years to and including 54 years of age
From 55 years to and including 59 years of age
From 60 years to and including 64 years of age
From 65 years to and including 69 years of age
From 70 years to and including 74 years of age
From 75 years to and including 79 years of age
From 80 years upward


Sub Master:

From 33 years to and including 39 years of age.
This division is for record purposes only. Sub masters shall lift in the open (senior) division.



From 20 years to and including 23 years of age.
The day a junior turns 24 years he or she is no longer a junior.


From 13 years to and including 19 years of age

The day a teenager turns 20 years he or she is no longer a teenager.

From 13 years to and including 15 years of age

From 16 years to and including 17 years of age

From 18 years to and including 19 years of age


-  A teenager, Junior and Master can also compete in the Open class.
(No double registrations see 04.Weighing-in)

-  Competitive lifting shall be restricted to competitors aged 13 years and over.
The lifter must have attained minimum age on day of the competition where age limits are imposed.


d. Body weight categories

Men:                                                            Women:

52.0 kg Class up to 52.0kg                                          44.0 kg Class up to 44.0kg
56.0 kg Class from 52.01 to 56.0 kg                            48.0 kg Class from 44.01 to 48.0 kg
60.0 kg Class from 56.01 to 60.0 kg                            52.0 kg Class from 48.01 to 52.0 kg
67.5 kg Class from 60.01 to 67.5 kg                            56.0 kg Class from 52.01 to 56.0 kg
75.0 kg Class from 67.51 to 75.0 kg                            60.0 kg Class from 56.01 to 60.0 kg
82.5 kg Class from 75.01 to 82.5 kg                            67.5 kg Class from 60.01 to 67.5 kg
90.0 kg Class from 82.51 to 90.0 kg                            75.0 kg Class from 67.51 to 75.0 kg
100.0 kg Class from 90.01 to 100.0 kg                                    82.5 kg Class from 75.01 to 82.5 kg
110.0 kg Class from 100.01 to 110.0 kg                      90.0 kg Class from 82.51 to 90.0 kg
125.0 kg Class from 110.01 to 125.0 kg                      90.0 kg+ Class from 90.01 to Unlimited kg
140.0 kg Class from 125.01 to 140.0 kg
140.0 kg + Class from 140.01 to Unlimited kg