OCB Pro Eligibility
Competitors are required to hold current OCB Pro memberships at the time of competing in any OCB Pro events. Competitors cannot have used any substance on the OCB banned list during the duration periods specified on the list.
Competitors must meet one of the following conditions in order to be eligible for OCB Pro contests:
- Have won a pro-qualifying placement at an OCB amateur show.
- Have placed first in their class any organization’s pro show.
- Have won a pro-qualifying placement at any organization’s amateur show where
there were at least the number of competitors specified below in their division:
- Men’s Bodybuilding Open: 9
- Men’s Bodybuilding Age 40+: 5
- Men’s Physique Open: 9
- Men’s Physique Age 40+: 5
- Women’s Physique Open: 5
- Women’s Physique Age 40+: 5
- Figure Open: 9
- Figure Age 40+: 5
- Bikini Open: 9
- Bikini Age 40+: 5
Competitors who won a pro-qualifying placement in a Masters Age 40+ division are eligible only for OCB Pro Masters Age 40+ divisions. Competitors over the age of 40 who won a pro-qualifying placement in an Open division are considered eligible for both OCB Open and OCB Masters Age 40+ pro divisions.
Competitors who qualify as OCB Pros for any category are considered eligible for all OCB Pro categories of their gender. Competitors may not compete in more than one category at any given OCB Pro show though.
Competitors are not required to compete within a certain time frame in order to retain eligibility, but PRO OCB Memberships must be kept active once obtained. If a PRO OCB Membership lapses for a competitor, he/she can only become eligible for OCB Pro events again by requalifying through a future OCB amateur show.
All participants in OCB Pro shows are required to pass polygraph screenings prior to competitions. In addition to polygraph testing, class winners must pass a urine test.
Pro Categories & Divisions
OCB Pro categories offered are: Bikini, Figure, Men’s Bodybuilding, and Men’s & Women’s Physique (Men’s Classic Physique is planned for the future). Divisions offered are Open and Masters Age 40+. Check a specific event's details to see which of the categories and divisions are offered at the particular event.
In cases where there's more than one class for a division, at a show promoter's discretion, classes may be formed using specified height or weight ranges, or by dividing groups into as equal as possible parts by height or weight based on total number of entries in a division. Check a specific event's details to see which method will be used for a particular event.
Each judge takes all criteria for a category into account and assigns one overall score for each contestant in the form of rank during the group comparison rounds. A highest and lowest rank for each competitor is dropped as a safeguard against human error and/or bias, whether intentional or on a subconscious level. The remaining judges' placements are summed, and the competitor with the lowest sum total receives 1st place in the class. Second lowest sum receives 2nd place, and so on. In cases of ties, competitors ranked higher by the majority of all judges are awarded the higher placements (see video example). Individual presentations are not factored into scoring but do count toward consideration for Best Poser awards when offered.