OCB Natural Viking

AUGUST 10, 2019 - BLOOMINGTON, MN

OCB Natural Viking (Pro Qualifier*)

Please print a contest flyer and hang at the gym you go to.

Date

Saturday August 10, 2019

Location

Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center, 11411 Masonic Home Drive, Bloomington, MN 55437

Time

10:30 AM (event will run straight through with a 30-minute intermission after group comparisons and before individual presentations/awards).

Tickets

Adult General Admission $40, Under Age 12 General Admission $20, Assistant (backstage access): $10. Tickets will be available for purchase online until Friday 8/9. After 8/9 they will only be available for purchase at the door the day of the contest.There will be refreshments and a professional photo booth backstage at no additional charge.

Entry Fees & Deadlines

Amateur Divisions: If entry is received by July 21st: Entry $70. Entry fee for each additional class $60. After July 21st an additional late entry fee of $50 will apply. Monday August 5th is the last day entries will be accepted for the event.

Division Offerings

Divisions Offered:
Amateur Bikini: Novice, Age 50+, Age 40+, Open
Amateur Figure: Novice, Age 50+, Age 40+, Open
Amateur Men's Physique: Novice, Age 50+, Age 40+, Open
Amateur Men's Classic Physique: Novice, Age 50+, Age 40+, Open
Amateur Men's Bodybuilding: Novice, Age 60+, Age 50+, Age 40+, Open
Amateur Women's Physique: Novice, Age 50+, Age 40+, Open

AMATEUR NOVICE ELIGIBILITY: Cannot have placed first in any class (besides Teen), within any division, within any category, with any organization (with the exception of cases where first place was won in a class that only had one competitor in it).

Classes

When more than one class in a division, classes are formed by dividing competitors evenly by height.

Crossover Entries (entering more than one division within a category)

A crossover entry is entering more than one division within a category. For example, someone may enter the Novice division, if eligible, and also elect to crossover into the Open division and compete in it as well. Competitors may not participate in more than one category (Bikini, Figure, Physique, Bodybuilding, Classic Physique) at any given show.

Awards

The top 5 in each class will receive sculptured fitness viking swords and the 1st place winner will also receive a viking trophy. Top 5 masters legends will receive viking swords, and the winner will take home a viking battle axe. Cash prize for the top 3 pros. Debut and Novice division top 5 will receive custom OCB medals and the winner will receive a viking trophy. Team award: A viking battle axe will awarded to the team with the most number of points in the event. Best poser awards for 1 male and 1 female competitor.

Eligibility

Competitors are required to hold current OCB memberships to participate in this event. If needing to obtain an annual OCB membership, please register by a week before the event. Memberships can be purchased on OCBonline.com.

This is a natural (drug-free) competition. All competitors must meet eligibility criteria listed in the OCB drug testing guidelines in order to participate. Prior to registering competitors should review the procedures and list of banned substances posted on OCBonline.com.

Drug Screening Methods

All competitors are required to be polygraph tested prior to competing. In addition, all pro qualifying placement winners are required to provide a urine specimen immediately after the conclusion of the event for urinalysis.

Check-Ins/Polygraph Screenings

By appointment Thursday August 8th from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM and Friday August 9th from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM at the host hotel. Schedule an appointment. The polygraph fee is $50 and is payable at the time of scheduling an appointment. Please try to schedule your polygraph appointment so it's before your spray tanning appointment if doing both the same day. Polygraph test results are valid for other amateur OCB shows that are held within 6 weeks. View the upcoming schedule of events.

Music

Host Hotel

TBA

Roster/Classes

A roster with assigned competitor numbers and class breakdowns will be emailed to competitors the Wednesday or Thursday before the show.

Backstage Policy

One assistant max per competitor is allowed backstage. The assistant must buy a trainer/assistant ticket, which is good for general admission and back stage access.

Competitor Prep Area

Light weights, bands and mirrors will be backstage for use in preparing to go on stage. Competitors are welcome to bring their own equipment and mirrors as well.

Contestant Meeting

There won't be a contestant briefing the day of the show. All information that would generally be provided at one is listed on this page, so please read everything carefully.

Professional Services Vendors

Please note that the companies/individuals listed below are the official service vendors for this event. They have a proven history of providing quality services in a professional manner. Beware of other companies or individuals who may attempt to unethically promote a business, claiming to be associated with the event.

Stage Photography Coverage

The photo order form lays out the details for stage photo coverage. Those who pre-order have a lot more photos taken of them. To order, competitors should print and hand in a completed form at check-ins/polygraph.

Video Recording Policy

Competitors and friends/family are welcome to bring recording devices.

Spray Tanning, Hair & Make-Up Services

TBD

Vendor Information (for companies interested in having booths in the lobby)

Vendor Space Reservation Form

Event Contact

mshepshows@gmail.com

Additional General Show Information

Competitors must be fully covered whenever in the theatre seating area. Exposed body area that can allow tanning agent to stain seating cloth is to be avoided.

Food or drink is not permitted in the theatre. Keep coolers, etc. in backstage prep area.

Please show respect for the venue and promoters by taking care to keep on paper/plastic protected areas for tanning, oiling, and pumping up. Do not stray beyond protected areas.

Alcohol is not permitted on the premises.

Competitors will have two number buttons - one to be worn front left*, other rear center, to help judges keep track of individuals during scoring (*for Bikini, competitor numbers on the front should be placed on the side that will be more directly facing the judges the majority of the time, so if your primary front pose is with your right hip facing more forward, wear your button on the right side instead of the left).

If the head judge calls your number asking you to switch places on stage with another competitor during group comparisons, raise your hands so each person knows where they need to go.

Be sure to review the guidelines on OCBonline.com for your category prior to the event and view the poses that will be called during group comparisons, as well a description of the path that is to be followed for the stage walks.

Competitors must show their competitor number buttons to event staff in order to gain access to the back stage and auditorium areas.

There will be expediters back stage who will be advising competitors when they should be getting ready and when they should be getting lined up to go out on stage.

For group comparisons, competitors will line up near the front of the stage where a line of tape will be.

There will be large X's on the stage to mark where pausing points should be for stage walks. There will be one on rear stage center, one on front stage left, one on front stage center, and one on front stage right. These marks are positioned to be where the best lighting is. Tip: When doing walks face inward toward the middle of the audience at the side X's so the crowd and photographer gets a better view of your physique.

The facility will be accessible any time after 8:30 AM the day of the show. It's recommended competitors arrive no later than 30 minutes before the show's start time to allow enough time to get familiarized with the building layout and be ready before the start time.

Polygraph testing and check-in tasks will both be done at the appointment time you scheduled. The check-in tasks will consist of distributing competitor number buttons and any advance tickets purchased, and turning in photo order forms (if applicable). For awards presentations there will be numbers 1 through 5 taped to the stage floor. They represent placements. When a competitor is announced as winning a place, they should move to where that number is on the floor to receive their trophy. Trophies should be placed on the floor in front of competitors so they are not being held when a photo-op group pose is requested after all placements have been awarded for the class. For divisions that have more than one class, class winners should stay close after receiving their award because they will be called out with the other class winners for judging to determine division overall winners.

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