How to Qualify for Regional, National and International Competitions
Participation rules (valid as at 30 July 2018) - click here
We have highlighted the conditions regarding qualifying classes in respect of weight classes to assist members with the requirements when completing your entry forms for Nationals.
If any member has a query regarding qualifying that these queries are directed to a member of the NZPF NEC to provide an answer.
Qualifying Totals (Raw/Classic) click here
Qualifying Totals (Equipment Optional) click here
Qualifying Totals (Special Olympics Athletes) click here
There is no qualifying standard at club or provincial competitions, please check with your provincial association as to whether they have participation requirements prior to competing at regionals.
The qualifying totals apply for (except where dispensation has been granted):
Team Selection for International Events
Where the numbers exceed a category reserves will be named in the first cut. Reserves will only replace those where someone pulls out and can fill the appropriate vacancy. Team members cannot change after the final team has been submitted. If someone pulls out within the final 21 days they cannot be replaced.
NEC Team Selection Process to Represent New Zealand Internationally
To assist Associations to select their team members to represent them at National Powerlifting Championships we have developed a team selection template, to use: click here
Sub-Junior (under 18 years)
Junior (under 24 years)
Open (24-40 years)
Master I (40-49 years)
Master II (50-59 years)
Master III (60-69 years)
Master IV (70-79 years & women 70+)
Master V (80+ years - men only)
53kg(sJr and Jr Only) 59kg 66kg 74kg 83kg 93kg 105kg 120kg 120kg+
43kg(sJr and Jr Only) 47kg 52kg 57kg 63kg 69kg 76kg 84kg 84kg+
How to qualify for International competition if you are a New Zealander living overseas:
Registration - you need to:
Notification - you need to:
Selection process for representing NZ at an international competition:
Recommendation that you: