The IPF National Championships 2017 are nearly here! Athletes – please read this page carefully as it contains essential information for your competition day. Please consult the Entry List for details of your flight.

Days and Location

The IPF National Championships 2017 will be held in the Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast on Saturday July 29th and Sunday July 30th 2017 as part of the Irish Muscle Power Expo 2017.

Venue Address
Titanic Exhibition Centre
17 Queens Road
Co. Antrim


All spectators will need to buy a valid ticket for the Irish Muscle Power Expo 2017 in order to gain access to the venue.

Athletes, officials, spotters/loaders, and coaches will receive free entry for the day(s) they are participating. Athletes are limited to one coach pass each.

Each lifter may bring ONE coach only. Each lifter’s coach will receive free entry alongside the lifter. This also applies to the warm-up room and will be strictly enforced: one coach per lifter.

We must have your coach’s name by 17:00 on Wednesday July 26th. You can submit your coach using the form here: https://goo.gl/forms/28W6m3f5gGABYDM72

Session & Flight Details

SessionWeigh-In OpensAthlete's BriefingLifting TimeFlights
Saturday AM08:0009:3010:00 – 14:00A, B
Saturday PM12:3014:0014:30 – 18:30C, D
Sunday AM08:0009:3010:00 – 14:00E, F
Sunday PM12:3014:0014:30 – 18:30G, H


Please review the IPF’s 2017 Anti-Doping Letter. If you have any queries then please contact Dr. Tara Conlon (IPF Anti-Doping Officer).

What Flight Am I In?

Please consult the Entry List for details of your flight.


Q: Can I change weight class?
A: No, not at this stage. Weight class changes are not accepted once the deadline for entry forms passes (three weeks out). This is to allow us to organise flights, etc. If you miss weight on the day, you are welcome to compete as a guest but will not be eligible for placings or prizes.

Q: Can I change my openers?
A: Yes. You will be asked for your openers at weigh-in on the morning of the competition. You can change them once more for each lift until three minutes / three attempts prior to the start of your flight in that lift.