IWF Masters
European Masters

Weightlifting Registration and Payments

Quick and easy
Championship registration
for everyone.

Welcome to the IWF Masters & European Masters Weightlifting Registration Website.

Here you can register and find all up-to-date information for current and future Championships.


When accessing this website to register your entry for an International Masters Championship please be aware that these championships are registered for Doping Control. Once you have registered you can be selected for testing at any time during the period of the championship. All testing is carried out at WADA approved laboratories.

Nations suspended from all weightlifting competitions

In full cooperation with the IWF the following nations are suspended from all weightlifting competitions until 20th October 2018. Masters from these nations are requested NOT to submit an entry and payment as they will not be allowed to compete.
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, China, Kazakhstan, Moldavia, Russia, Turkey, Ukrainia

Championships Overview

We provide a clear and concise traffic light system for current and future championship availability.

Now closed and NO further registrations will be accepted.

We are awaiting further information and finalising details. Registration will be available soon.

Now open to all and registrations can be submitted.

If you are new here and never registered online before,
please see our guide below for "What do I need" and "How do I enter"...

We take the security of YOUR data very seriously


All information entered online is secure (SSL) by default.
This is represented by HTTPS:// and a in your browser.

Data Location

All submitted online form data is stored within the EU. Our Data Center hosting adheres to strict European data protection laws.


You can only register for a Championship with a valid access code.
Please contact your National Masters Chairman for more information.

Registration ON HOLD for :

2019 European Masters Weightlifting Championship

  • Dates : 12th - 19th June

  • Where : Santasport Hotel, Ounasvaara, Rovaniemi, Finland

  • Opening Date for registration : 1st February 2019

  • Closing Date for registration : 30th April 2019 ( 19:00 BST/UK )

  • Entry Fee : € 120 ( Euro ) NON-REFUNDABLE


Registration ON HOLD for :

2019 IWF Masters World Championships

  • Dates : 16th - 24th August

  • Where : Montreal, Canada

  • Opening Date for registration : 1st February 2019

  • Closing Date for registration : 30th April 2019 ( 19:00 BST/UK )

  • Entry Fee : € 125 ( Euro ) NON-REFUNDABLE


Our Vision And Mission

We aim to provide quick and easy online registration for all Masters’ championships.

Your information enables us to provide you with a well organised and professional event.

Innovation Leader for Championships

Masters weightlifting has undergone huge changes since the first ever World Masters event just over 30 years ago. Championships are now run in a very professional way and it is now time to put paper entry forms into the past and replace it with technology. The 2016 World Masters Championship in Heinsheim, Germany, surprised everyone with a total entry that almost reached 1000 Masters. Dealing with this many entry forms is an unenviable task which will now be replaced by this innovative Registration System.

Clear direction and guidance for entries

Guidelines will follow which will hopefully enable you to complete your registration quickly and easily. Almost all the entry fields are mandatory and this includes the medical details also. There is a facility to bypass the medical details for those who have no medical history or seek privacy but you are asked to give consideration to this section because it is entirely for your benefit should you have a health problem whilst attending a championship.

Quality Service & Support

The new online registration system is aimed at giving a better service to those Masters who wish to compete. No more downloading, printing, and completing a paper form, and no more mailings and in particular mail that goes astray. All details will be erased from the website after the championship doping control results have all been processed. Medical details will only be used for statistical analysis.

Strength does not come from winning.
Your struggles develop your strengths.
When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

"What do I need" and "How do I enter"...?

Simple. Follow the steps listed below.


    Ensure you have all required information to hand

    Most of the information you are asked for is straightforward, e.g., name, address, date of birth, body weight category, and almost all the data fields are mandatory. The reason for this is fairly obvious because it enables the system to produce an instantaneous Start List in any format required. Addresses are only used when it is necessary due to an “adverse analytical finding” resulting from a drug test. Medical details are necessary if a competitor has a medical history and takes ill during the competition in which case the best medical treatment can more easily be given.

  • STEP 1

    STEP 1 : Method of Registration

    Entries for each athlete can either be completed individually or by a National Masters Chairperson.

  • STEP 2

    STEP 2 : Method - Individual

    • If the method selected is for details to be completed individually each individual must have the permission of the National Federation or National Masters Chairperson.

    • At any time during the period open for registration the National Chairperson can request a summary of all entries from the IWF Masters Secretariat.

    • At the close of registration the IWF Masters Secretariat will send a list of national entries and a Start List of all entries to each National Masters Chairperson.

    • If the National Masters Chairperson considers that an athlete from his or her nation should not have registered for an event a request can be made to the IWF Masters Secretariat to remove the registration details..
  • STEP 3

    STEP 3 : Method - By National Masters Chairperson

    • A National Masters Chairperson may consider to enter all individuals’ details to maintain control over entries or for other reasons. This is not a problem

    • If errors are made after an entry has been submitted it can only be corrected by contacting the IWF Masters Secretariat.

    • It is not necessary to complete all entries during one session of registration, it can be done in several sessions at any time before the closing date for entries.
  • STEP 4

    STEP 4 : Payment

    • All payments for registrations must be made within 72 hours of the registration, payment by bank transfer, all charges to be paid by athlete.

    • Payments must be made to the bank details shown in the email you receive after you have registered.

  • STEP 5

    STEP 5 : Following Entry

    • Do not contact the Masters Secretariat to check if your registration has been accepted, you will receive a confirmation email.

    • If you are worried you may have entered an incorrect detail please wait until the official Start List is produced (after the closing date for entries) and then contact the Masters Secretariat by email to request a change in your details.

    • All nations will receive an official championship Start List, please check that all entry details are correct.

    • A championship Competition Schedule will be produced soon after the production of the Start List.

    FINISH - Additional information

    • Entries will be accepted at any time up until the closing date after which time it will not be possible to access this registration system.

    • Once you have registered you will not be able to re-enter the system to make a change to your details, this can only be done by the Masters Secretariat. Changes can be made after the closing date.

    • Please read the Q&A section if you think you may have a problem, you may find the answer there.

Have you still got questions...?

No Problem. Take a look at our the FAQ's or contact us.

Just wanted to say thanks for a great tournament and for letting me video some of it. The organisation and location was just, well, exemplary is the word I think! Superb. The Welsh really have a top class venue there.