Preliminary timetable: Preliminary Programme
Bournemouth Barbell and Bournemouth University are proud to welcome the Commonwealth Powerlifting Federation’s 4th Championships to be held on 16th, 17th and 18th December 2011 on behalf of the English Powerlifting Federation (EPA). The CPF General Secretary Richard Parker will be the Championship Secretary for the event, with the club’s secretary, Paul Rees, acting at the local coordinator.
More details will be provided in due course, but there will be an appropriate Entry Fee as well as a Drug Test fee. All weight and age groups will be included, for equipped and unequipped categories as well as bench press. We anticipate the number of lifters will be high and plan to run a two platform system.
The Bournemouth University Sport and Recreation Centre is central in the main campus and has extensive facilities including a 40m by 20m main hall (main facility for Championships) and many adjacent smaller halls and rooms, including treatment rooms and gymnasiums. This is a first class facility, which has been used for British Powerlifting Championships. Parking is considerable and free (500 spaces on campus) next or very close to venue centre.
Bournemouth itself is a well known English holiday resort situated on the South Coast only 1 hour 40 minutes by direct rail from London. Coach travel every hour is also available from the capital. Extensive hotel and guest house accommodation is available within 3 miles of the venue. Bournemouth International Airport is 5 miles from the University. Other airports and ferry ports are located within easy reach. Direct coach travel from Heathrow and Gatwick, run regularly on a two hourly basis. Coaches run to and from Bournemouth and Southampton Airports, run regularly direct to the centre of the town and hotels. The resort itself has over eight miles of beaches, two local harbours and is situated between the New Forest and the Purbeck cliffs and coast line. The sailing venue for the 2012 Olympics – Weymouth – is only 30 miles along the coast.
Entertainment facilities and night life in the town are extensive and popular.http://commonwealthpf.homestead.com/index.html Championship Secretary: Richard Parker [email protected] Local Coordinator: Paul Rees (Sec. Bournemouth Barbell) [email protected]