Divisional Qualification in Exceptional Circumstances
In order to support all those members who wish to participate in National Events but have not yet qualified the BDFPA have reintroduced the facility of Qualification by Referee during this current situation. This provision is intended for use where qualification events are yet to be established.
To CLARIFY – Any person who joined the BDFPA on or before the 31 Jan 21 has an automatic qualification to the National Championships. Anyone who joined 1 Feb onwards MUST post a qualification lift in order to attend.
So what is qualification by referee?
As the name suggests this is an opportunity for an individual to post a lift by lifting only in front of a referee and not as part of a structured competition.
How does it work?
Having arranged to meet with a designated BDFPA referee the individual will be required to be weighed, this will determine their qualification lifts against their age. When ready the individual will perform the required lifts in line with the rules of that discipline. The referee will then send confirmation to the BDFPA NC that the individual has qualified in the weight and age class of the discipline undertaken.
How do I contact a referee?
This is done by e-mailing the President and requesting a “Qualification by Referee”. You must provide your full name, age, address and a contact phone number. This will be provided to a referee in your area who will contact you to make the arrangements.
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