Battle of the Bar

City of Iron

Battle of the Bar is back! This years event see's the return of Liverpool's most acclaimed powerlifting event as lifters battle it out to be crowned the strongest in male & female pound for pound across Merseyside.


City of Iron

Titled 'City of Iron', this years theme is representative of the strongest men and women across Merseyside. Watch as they compete to be crowned the strongest.

Main Event

Merseyside's Strongest

One Day

30th September 2018

Charity Event

Zoë's Place is an independent registered Charity providing palliative, respite and end of life care to babies and infants aged from birth to 5 years suffering from life-limiting or life-threatening conditions.


How it Works

Powerlifting is a sport where you perform the squat, bench press and deadlift on the same day, with 3 attempts to increase your total by the end of the competition.

Quick Info

3 Lifts

9 Attempts

Highest Wilks Wins

Competition Information

Battle of the Bar will be open to 50 lifters from age 14+, with no restrictions on age class, weight class or experience (novices welcome) following the IPF rules.


Competitor Entry

Click to enter.

You can enter this competition classic/raw (no supportive equipment, only belt, knee sleeves and wrist wraps are permissable as per the IPF rulebook) or equipped (with supportive equipment as per the IPF rulebook).

You can enter this competition full power (squat, bench and deadlift) or bench only. 


Winners will be based on those who total the highest wilks overall. A special prize will be awarded to the overall strongest male and female based on highest wilks achieved.

Event Sponsors


PNI Supplements have returned as our premier event sponsor for the second time this year, and for the second time sponsoring a Battle of the Bar event.

The team at PNI will provide ALL our competitors with supplement goodie bags, podium prizes for each weight class and the ultimate supplement hamper for our strongest male and female lifters across both days!

Go check out the PNI stall and see how they can provide a solution for your nutritional needs.

Spectator Information

Spectators can purchase tickets for Battle of the Bar on the door for £5.

£2 from every ticket sold will go toward Zoë's Place charity.