Browse our bodybuilding UK competition calendar for 2020*, from federations including the UKBFF, IFBB, WBFF, PCA, NABBA, UKUP, IFBA and Pure Elite. Search for a show near you, and follow the links to register.
PLEASE NOTE, DUE TO CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19), MANY SHOW DATES ARE CHANGING OR ARE BEING CANCELLED. WE WILL TRY TO KEEP THIS PAGE UPDATED BUT ADVISE THAT YOU CHECK THE FEDERATIONS’ SOCIAL MEDIA FOR ANY CHANGES.
With many shows facing cancellations and postponements this year, if you’re still keen to compete we’ve compiled a list of provisional bodybuilding events in the UK, complete with their locations. New to the sport? Download our FREE 12 and 13-week plans to start building muscle, and check out which exercises to use to hit specific areas of your body.
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2 Bros Pro
(IFBB Pro League shows – see ‘UKBFF’ for IFBB Elite Pro shows)
5 September – Women’s British Finals (open to all athletes) – London, Watford
12 September – Men’s British Finals (open to all athletes) – London, Watford
3/4 October – Ben Weider – London, Lee Valley
17 October – Naturals Classic, Ben Weider Canada Qualifier – London, Watford
British Natural Bodybuilding Federation (BNBF)
All regional qualifiers have been cancelled
27 September – BNBF British Finals – Liverpool
(This event aims to be open to everyone)
1 November – Miami Pro Universe Championships – St Albans
NABBA (National Amateur Bodybuilders’ Association)
All NABBA Area, NABBA UK and NABBA England competitions have been rescheduled for 2021. The NABBA Britain and NABBA Universe 2020 rescheduled dates will be reviewed on a weekly basis to follow Government guidelines
27 September (TBC) – NABBA Britain – Bradford
7 November (TBC) – NABBA Universe – Bradford
18 October – NFMUK Super Showdown – Walsall
3 October – NPA Britain Finals – Manchester
PCA (Physical Culture Association)
While gyms and venues are closed, all PCA shows have been postponed. Once gyms and venues have a confirmed reopening date, a new PCA calendar will be released. Existing shows scheduled will be adjusted. PCA aim for shows to resume around 10 weeks after gyms reopen.
24 October 2020 – Pure Elite World Championships Pro/Amateurs – High Wycombe
7 November – Pure Elite Transformation Show – Margate
10 April 2021 – Pure Elite UK Championships Pro/Amateurs – Margate
UKBFF (UK Bodybuilding Fitness Federation)
(IFBB Elite Pro shows – see ‘2 Bros Pro’ for IFBB Pro League shows)
4 October (TBC) – UKBFF Midlands Championships – Bedworth
18 October (TBC) – UKBFF British Championships 2020 – Nottingham
8 November (TBC) – Sugar’s Classic Championships – Hayes
UKDFBA – Drug Free Bodybuilding Association
Anyone who entered a regional show has been entered into the 17/18 October championships.
20 September – UK Novice Championships – Rugby (rescheduled from 31 May)
17/18 October – Open UK International Championships – Bedworth
UK Ultimate Physiques (UKUP)
All UKUP shows have been cancelled. Athletes can enter the new open British championships on 10 October.
10 October – UKUP (Open) British Championships – York
1 November – UKUP British Finals PRO/AM and PRO Qualifier – York
7 November – WBFF London Pro/Am Fall Fashion and Model Spectacular – London
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*Please note, this list is updated on a regular basis. We will continue to update the list as locations and dates are released for 2020, so please check back regularly if you can’t find the show you are looking for.