Welsh Virtual Open

Welsh Virtual Open 2020

12 October - 30 November

Following the First Ministers announcement that Wales will enter a “fire break” lockdown over a two-week period, Weightlifting Wales will now extend the entry period for the Virtual Welsh Open to Monday 30th November. Entries will close at 12noon. This will allow members time to continue their competition preparation following the fire break lockdown.

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How to enter


The Virtual Welsh Open will open for submission at 0900 on Monday 12 October.  Submissions will close at 1200 noon on Monday 30 November.


The Virtual Welsh Open is £15.00 to enter.

Entry requirements

There are no requirements to meet to enter the Virtual Welsh Open.

You can compete if you are a member of Weightlifting Wales (and BWL) or a non-member.  It's worth noting that if you're not a member of WW or BWL that your total can't be used for qualification to national events, only members can qualify.

What do you need to submit

- A complete entry form with all the fields complete.

- A video of your weigh in (max length 30 seconds).

- A video of up to 3 attempts at the snatch lift.

- Avideo of up to 3 attempts at the clean & jerk lift.

- Your videos should include a visible timestamp at all times (we recommend using the 'Timestamp Camera Basic' app).

If any of these fields are submitted incorrectly your entry may be rejected.


- Age Groups

The Virtual Welsh Open will recognise three age groups:

Senior - aged 18 - 34 on 31 December 2020

Masters - aged 35+ on 31 December 2020

Youth - aged 17 and below on 31 December 2020

- Bodyweights

The Virtual Welsh Open will recognise ten bodyweight categories for Senior and Masters lifters:

Men: 55, 61, 67, 73, 81, 89, 96, 102, 109, +109

Women: 45, 49, 55, 59, 64, 71, 76, 81, 87, +87

Youth lifters will also have ten categories to enter:

Men: 49, 55, 61, 67, 73, 81, 89, 96, 102, +102

Women: 40, 45, 49, 55, 59, 64, 71, 76, 81, +81

- Gender

This competition will recognise results in Male and Female gender categories as indicated by the lifter during entry.

Weigh in

- Lifters must weigh in wearing only the clothing that they will wear to lift. You should not wear shoes or accessories (straps/belt etc) to weigh in.

- You do not have to wear a singlet to compete, shorts and T-shirt are OK.

- Lifters must be fully visible when stepping onto the scale and must show the weight displayed on the scale.

- To allow for the clothing worn whilst weighing in, 1kg will be taken off the weight shown on the scale display.  For example if you step onto the scales and the display indicates 95.5kg, the officials will record your bodyweight as 94.5kg

- When the lifter begins the weigh in process start a timer or display clock in the weigh in area. The clock or timer must be visible in either the video or photo submission.

- Your lifts must be completed within 3 hours of your weigh in. E.g weigh in filmed at 10am, lifts filmed between 10am and 1pm. You may lift immediately after weighing in.

The Lift

- Lifters must submit two videos with a visible clock or timer that has been continuous since weigh in.  Each video may contain up to three attemps of the snatch and clean & jerk lift, your highest succesful attempt will count towards your Total.

- Videos must show the lifters full body at all times from the start to the end of the lift, including full overhead lockout.

- Camera must be placed directly in front of the lifter and raised to approximately chest height.  Videos filmed from the ground or from the side will not be accepted.

- If you have a lock out issue before starting the lift show the judges your full extension, pause, then lift.

- Weights will only be accepted in kilograms.

- After each attempt you must show the weight loaded on each side of the bar, clearly showing the weight marking on each disc.


- Pulling straps are not allowed.

- Submissions that do not include a weigh in will be rejected.

- In the case of a tie the athlete whose time stamp indicates the earlier successful Total will win.

- Videos that do not display the weights before/after the lifts will be rejected.


- Submissions will be reviewed a BWL Technical Official.

- Every lift will be given a rating out of 5-stars and given a pass/fail comment

- Lifters will receive an approval email when their results are available in the competition video gallery.

- Contact competitions@britishweightlifting.org for submission questions.


- The competition will rank every submission in each category for the final results with highest Total winning.

- The final standings will be published within 1 week of the close of the competition.

- Totals from this competition can be used for qualification to national events and included in the BWL rankings (members only).

- Results from this competition will not be eligible to set national records.

Top Entries


Garin Beams, 67kg, Willpower Weightlifting Gymnasium

Garin Beams

Elinor, Edwards, Womens 71kg, SA1 WEIGHTLIFTING

Elinor Edwards


Calli Rouse

Nyah Malik , Youth

Nyah Malik

Alfie, Beazer, 78.6, CF72

Alfie Beazer

mr, beazer, 102, CF72

Jack Beazer

Men's 96kg


Tomos Danial Protheroe


Kyle Colella

Men's 102kg

mr, beazer, 102, CF72

Jack Beazer

Men's 109kg

No entries currently

Men's 81kg

Alfie, Beazer, 78.6, CF72

Alfie Beazer


Ben Simmons


Simon Pike


Tom Ingram


Dave Rennick

Men's 73kg


Steve Wright

Lee Coonan,RAF Weightlifting,Masters35-39,73kg

Lee Conan

Michael farmer 73 willpower weightlifting

Michael Farmer

Joey, Jones, men’s 73kg, CF72 Fitness

Joey Jones


Cai Williams


Scott Maynard

Men's 61kg

No entries currently

Men's +109kg

No entries currently

Men's 89kg


Theo Morris


Oliver White


Christopher Jenkins


Mason Williams

Men's 55kg


Jorgie Lynch


Tony Brooks

Men's 67kg

Garin Beams, 67kg, Willpower Weightlifting Gymnasium

Garin Beams

Caleb Griffiths 67kg u17 TG-fitness

Caleb Griffiths

Daniel Davies 67kg SAW Cymru

Daniel Davies

Women's 45kg

No entries currently

Women's 49kg


emma brooks

Hannah Powell 49KG HAWFC

Hannah Powell

Women's 55kg

Nyah Malik , Youth

Nyah Malik

Catrin Jones, Women 55kg, Bangor University

Catrin Jones

Sophia, Grunewald, women’s 55kg, CF72 fitness

Sophia Grunewald

Women's 59kg

Maisie, Davies, 59kg, SYNERGI weightlifting club

Maisie Davies


Leah Rachel Cooper

karina jones, masters 59kg SW1 strength and conditioning.

Karina Jones


Sian Peters

Charlotte Whalley, Saw Cymru, u17, 59kg

Charlotte Whalley

Women's 64kg

Jessica Heighway 64kg Synergi Weighlifting

Jessica Heighway


Kathryn Joseph

Sarah Dawes-Clark, W45 64kg, Dragon Athletic

Sarah Dawes-Clark


Mena Williams


Jo McEwan


Jade Ramsay-Overall

Women's 71kg

Elinor, Edwards, Womens 71kg, SA1 WEIGHTLIFTING

Elinor Edwards

Lucy Clark, U17, Synergi Weightlifting Club

Lucy Clark

Tracy Rosser 71kg Women Masters SA1 Weightlifting Academy

Tracy Rosser

Macy John Women’s 71kg SA1 Weightlifting

Macy John

Chloe Bartlett youth 71kg synergi weightlifting

Chloe Bartlett

Women's 76kg


Chloe Sainsbury

Elizabeth Griffiths 76kg SA1 weightlifting academy

Elizabeth Griffiths


Sophie Harrison

Alea Fairchild Master, -76kg, BWS, Belgium

Alea Fairchild


Sally Williams

Women's 81kg

Trisha Forbes - unattached - W55 class 81kg

Trisha Forbes


Charlotte Miles


Molly Jeffery

Women's 87kg


Calli Rouse

Tracey Lewis masters SAW

Tracey Lewis

Women's +87kg

Mrs Anne Collis Women Masters 87+ SA1

Anne Collis

Men's 49kg (YOUTH ONLY)


Sean Davies


Zach Jones

Men's +102kg (YOUTH ONLY)

No entries currently

Women's 40kg (YOUTH ONLY)


Cerys Davies

Women's +81kg (YOUTH ONLY)


Gwennan Hopkins


Rachael Morris

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