Provincial Records

The Western Cape Powerlifting Federation is establishing WC Provincial Records from 2023 for Classic 3-lift and Bench Press Only. As 2023 is the first year of records, results from prior years are not included. Instead, there are minimum standards for a classic 3-lift powerlifting or a bench press only meet that must be achieved per category for a lifter to hold a Provincial record.

Western Cape Powerlifting Provincial Records – 3 Lift Classic

Western Cape Powerlifting Provincial Records – Bench Press Only

How are Classic 3-Lift Provincial Records set?

  • Western Cape Provincial records can only be set by lifters affiliated with the Western Cape Powerlifting Federation and the South African Powerlifting Federation.
  • Appropriately affiliated lifters can set records at the Western Cape Powerlifting Provincial Classic Competition, the Provincial Classic Competition of another province*, at the SAPF National Classic Competition or at an IPF International Classic Competition (i.e. African Champs, Worlds, World Masters)
  • Provincial records will be set according to IPF technical rules. “Men’s and women’s 40-49 records exceeding the open record will be included in the open categories if appropriate. Men’s and Women’s 50-59 records exceeding those gained in the 40-49 age group will be included in the 40-49 category and Open categories if appropriate. Men’s and Women’s 60-69 records exceeding those gained in the 50-59 will be included in the 50-59 category and in the 40-49 category, and Open categories if appropriate. Men’s and Women’s 70+ records exceeding those gained in the 60-69 age group will be included in the 60-69 category and in the 50-59 or 40-49 category. and Open categories if appropriate. Likewise, Sub-Junior 14-18 records exceeding those gained in the Junior 19-23 age group will be included in this group, and Open categories if appropriate. Junior 19-23 records exceeding the open record will be included in the open if appropriate.”
  • Records will be updated following confirmation of the results by the competition referees.

* If WC-affiliated lifters participate in the Provincial Classic Competition of another Province, they should notify the WC Exco if they believe they have set a new Provincial record so the results can be confirmed.

How are Classic Bench Press Only Provincial Records set?

  • Western Cape Provincial records can only be set by lifters affiliated with the Western Cape Powerlifting Federation and the South African Powerlifting Federation.
  • Appropriately affiliated lifters can set bench press only records at a Provincial, National or IPF International Bench Press Only Competition or a Classic 3-lift Competition.
  • Therefore Bench Press Only records can be set by affiliated lifters at the Western Cape Powerlifting Bench Press Only Provincial Competition, the Provincial Bench Press Only Competition of another Province, SAPF National Bench Press or an IPF International Bench Press Only Competition. They can also be set at Classic 3-lift events like the Western Cape Powerlifting Provincial Classic Competition, the Provincial Classic Competition of another province*, the SAPF National Classic Competition or at an IPF International Classic Competition (i.e. African Champs, Worlds, World Masters).
  • Provincial records will be set according to IPF technical rules. “Men’s and women’s 40-49 records exceeding the open record will be included in the open categories if appropriate. Men’s and Women’s 50-59 records exceeding those gained in the 40-49 age group will be included in the 40-49 category and Open categories if appropriate. Men’s and Women’s 60-69 records exceeding those gained in the 50-59 will be included in the 50-59 category and in the 40-49 category, and Open categories if appropriate. Men’s and Women’s 70+ records exceeding those gained in the 60-69 age group will be included in the 60-69 category and in the 50-59 or 40-49 category. and Open categories if appropriate. Likewise, Sub-Junior 14-18 records exceeding those gained in the Junior 19-23 age group will be included in this group, and Open categories if appropriate. Junior 19-23 records exceeding the open record will be included in the open if appropriate.”
  • Records will be updated following confirmation of the results by the competition referees.

* If WC-affiliated lifters participate in the Provincial Classic 3-Lift or Bench Press Only Competition of another Province, they should notify the WC Exco if they believe they have set a new Provincial record so the results can be confirmed.

NOTE: Lifters from other Provinces participating in the WC Provincial Classic Competition or WC Provincial Bench Press Only cannot set or hold WC Provincial records.