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Presented jointly with SBD Singapore and supported by Sport Singapore. 

The PSxSBD Novice Classic is held as part of the inaugural Singapore Urban Sports & Fitness Festival.

This is the inaugural event that welcomes newcomers to the sport, sanctioned by Powerlifting Singapore.

Unleash Your Strength at the PSxSBD Novice Classic!

31 Aug & 1 Sep 2024
Singapore Expo

Dive into the challenge and experience the adrenaline rush of competition with the three foundational lifts: the Squat, Bench Press, and Deadlift. Compete among peers in your weight class and age division, and push for the highest combined total. It’s not just about lifting weights; it’s about lifting your spirit!

Whether you’re a gym enthusiast, a budding youth, or a spirited senior, this event is your chance to test your mettle. Discover your true potential and see how far your strength can take you.

As we gather our newest members to our community, we’re not just lifting weights—we’re raising the bar for the sport. This could be your stepping stone to becoming a local hero or an international sensation.

With our affiliation to the International Powerlifting Federation and the Asian Powerlifting Federation, and our commitment to the WADA / Anti-Doping Singapore code, we ensure Fair Play, Great Play: a level playing field. It’s all about the integrity of the sport and the honour of the lift.

Join us at the PSxSBD Novice Classic and be part of a movement that’s more than just a competition—it’s a celebration of strength, community, and personal achievement. Are you ready to lift?

Registration Details

PHASE 1 Registration (Novice only) starts at 11am 18 May 2024


Novice Competition Fee: $179

Fee includes:

  • Competition entry

  • Mandatory Powerlifting Singapore (PS) membership of $129

  • PS member T-shirt

  • SBD competition T-shirt

Note: All registrants must log-in with an account created on this website (Free)




PHASE 2 Registration (Open to all including novices) starts at 10am 15 Jun 2024

Non-Novice Competition Fee: $90

Fee includes:

  • Competition entry

  • SBD Competition T-shirt


To all non-novice lifters:

Your results can be used as Qualifying Total for Nationals (and Valid Total for Masters) but will not be eligible for prizes for this event. 

You must have a valid PS membership to compete. Purchase the membership separately if you do not have one.

  • Must I be very strong to compete?
    Not necessary! This is why we created this competition, just for you. So that we can take the pressure out of competing against our national champions. Come with the mindset of experiencing what a powerlifting meet is like, achieve a personal best and have fun!
  • I still have more questions. Who can I contact?
    Drop us an email at if you have any other questions!
  • What are the different categories?
    Age Categories determined by birth year, with the exception of 14 years old which will be based on birth date Weight Categories Weigh-in is 2 hours before the first lift of your session and you must weigh the same or under the weight category you are in, but not below the lighter weight class. For example, if you are in the U63kg category, you must weigh in between 57.01 to 63.0 kg
  • I don’t know about the sport of Powerlifting at all. Where can I learn more?
    In short, you will perform the maximum amount of weight for 1 repetition of each of the following lifts: Squat, Bench and Deadlift, according to competition standards. You will have 3 attempts for each lift. Click here for a very good video guide to the sport.
  • What equipment do I need to compete?
    As Powerlifting Singapore is affiliated with the International Powerlifting Federation (IPF), we follow the same rules for competition attire and equipment. You will need minimally an IPF approved singlet. All other equipment like belt, wrist wraps and knee sleeves are optional but they must be IPF approved. Click on this link for the IPF approved list of equipment. All registered athletes will receive a discount code from our sponsor SBD Singapore to purchase equipment at a special rate.
  • I am keen to learn more about how to squat, bench and deadlift. Where can I get coaching?
    We have qualified coaches that are conducting workshops leading up to the competition. You can go to this Beginner’s workshop page to find the workshop that is suitable for you
  • If I am a Novice participating in this event, can my results be used as a qualifying total for Nationals 2025?
    Yes, you can! As a guide, you can refer to the following link for the Qualifying Total for 2024. Note that the qualifying total is subjected to change in 2025.
  • Since Powerlifting Singapore is a drug-tested federation, does it mean I would be tested if I participate in this meet?
    There is a chance that you may be tested. However, there’s nothing to worry about if you have been practicing integrity while training to become stronger. If you are interested to learn more, you can go to At-a-Glance: Anti-Doping Overview - Anti-Doping Education and Learning ( to learn more.
  • Why must I have a Powerlifting Singapore membership?
    Powerlifting Singapore is an International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) affiliate, so that means we are a drug-tested federation, and we abide by the strict code of conduct for anti-doping. We do regular doping control test of our athletes, and these tests are costly. As we are a non-profit organization, all the membership fees collected are used to support our efforts to abide by the rules. Thank you for helping us keep our sport drug-free and fair.
  • Who is considered as a Novice?
    Anyone who is new to powerlifting and has bever competed before is considered a Novice. We will require you to make a declaration during registration that you have never competed before and your registration may be forfeited if found otherwise.
  • I am very interested in the sport of Powerlifting, but I don't think I am ready to compete. Can I come watch?
    Absolutely! Spectators are welcomed and admission is free! You will also get a chance to try doing the Squat and Deadlift at our tryout zone.
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