OCB Best of the 'Burgh Pro/Am Natural
MARCH 30, 2019 - PITTSBURGH, PA
OCB Best of the 'Burgh Pro/Am Natural (Pro Qualifier*)
Boyce Middle School, 1500 Boyce Road, Upper St. Clair, PA 15241
11:00 am. Body Transformers will compete first followed by Pro Men's Masters 40+ Physique Pre-judging, Finals & Awards. The Amateur event will then begin and run straight through with a 30 minute intermission after group comparisons and before individual presentations & awards. The Prejudging portion of the event will consist of group comparisons in every division. The Finals portion of the event will consist of Body Transformers reading their essays, Bodybuilding & Physique routines and Figure & Bikini Stage Walks. The awards ceremony & overall division competitions will follow.
Men's Bodybuilding: Debut, Teen (ages 13 to 19), Novice (Under 5' 9" and 5' 9" and over), Age 40+, Age 50+, Age 60+, Open (Bantam: 156 Lbs. and under, Lightweight: Over 156 - 169 Lbs., Middleweight: Over 169 - 190 Lbs., Heavyweight: Over 190 Lbs.), Physically Challenged: Open
Men's Physique: Debut, Teen, Novice, Age 40+, Age 50+, Open
Men's Classic Physique: Debut, Teen, Novice, Age 40+, Open
Women's Physique: Debut, Teen, Novice, Age 40+, Open
Mixed Pairs Bodybuilding: Open
Figure: Debut, Teen, Novice (Under 5' 4" and 5' 4" and over), Age 40+, Age 50+, Open (Under 5' 4" and 5' 4" and over)
Bikini: Debut, Novice, Age 60+, Age 50+, Age 40+, Open
Body Transformation Challenge: Men's & Women's
Men's Physique: Pro Masters Age 40+
*Promoter reserves the right to add or drop classes based on the number of competitors entered. PLEASE try to send your entry form in by Early Entry Deadline of 3/13/2019.
Debut Division: Never competed. This is your first competition ever.
Teen Division: Open only to those who are ages 13 to 19
Novice Division: Open only to those who have not placed first in any class besides Teen within any division in the same category (Ex. Figure) with any organization (unless only competitor in the class). Eligibility will be verified during polygraph testing
Masters Age Divisions: Open only to those falling into the stipulated age range (ex. 40+ is age forty and over)
Open Division: Open to anyone regardless of age and level of experience.
Masters Ppr Division: Competitors who won a pro-qualifying placement in a Masters Age 40+ division are eligible only for 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. After competitors compete in an OCB Pro category, they are no longer considered eligible for that category in OCB amateur contests. All Masters 40+ Pros from other Natural Orgs are welcome to compete in OCB Masters Pro Divisions. *Please read the PRO Eligibility Criteria Guidelines at ocbonline.com. ***Please go to the ocbonline.com for ALL Division Guidelines
A "crossover" is entering more than one division. For example, someone may enter the Novice division, if eligible, and also elect to crossover into the Open division and or the Masters division and compete in them as well (as long as they qualify for all three). Competitors may compete in three events maximum. Crossovers are permitted in "like" categories only. In other words a Men's Physique competitor cannot cross over into Men's Bodybuilding, a Bikini competitor cannot crossover into Figure etc.
Contest Registration will be held at the contest hotel in the lobby Meeting Room on Friday, March 29th, 2019 from 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm where polygraph testing will also take place. Height's will be checked and Men's Open Bodybuilders will weigh in. *Teen and Masters Contestants must present Driver's License or valid ID as proof of age. Contestant numbers, goody bags and tee shirts will be given out at this time. *Please see Drug Testing below.
Music / Individual Routines & Stage Walks
Competitors are to supply their own music for finals performance by emailing an Mp3 format copy of music to DJ Tim Harris: firstname.lastname@example.org by 3/23/19. NO PROFANITY. Props allowed. Routine length should be 60 seconds. (No more than 90 secs.) Please include your full name, cell phone number and what divisions you are competing in when emailing DJ Tim Harris your music. Bikini Competitors please use discretion and show respect to the audience and judges with your performance.
Contest Day Check-In
Saturday, March 30th 8:30 am to 10:00 am at the contest venue, Boyce Middle School. If any competitors do not report for check-in prior to 10:00 am they will be scratched from the show.
Mandatory Contestant Meeting
Mandatory Contestant Meeting 10:00 am at the contest venue, Boyce Middle School.
Pro Men's Masters Age 40+ Physique Entry Fee: $150 if received by March 13th. Amateur Entry Fee: If entry is received by March 13th: Entry $69. Entry fee for each additional class (crossover fee): $49. After March 13th an additional late entry fee of $50 applies to everyone. Monday, March 25th is the last day entries will be accepted. *Please note that all entry fees are non-transferable and non-refundable.
OCB Membership Fee: $75.50 (must be obtained prior to the contest at ocbonline.com)
Polygraph Testing Fee: $50 cash only please payable directly to the examiner at the time of testing. ***POLYGRAPH SCHEDULING LINK: https://calendly.com/patk70/pittsburgh. (Please read details below under "Drug Testing".
Cash awards for top 3 placements in Pro Men's Masters Age 40+ Physique division: 1st Place- $1000, 2nd Place- $600 & 3rd Place- $400. Plus OCB Pro medallions.
Trophy Awards for top 5 placements in each amateur class
OCB Medals awarded to any competitor not placing in the top 5
"Best of the Burgh" medallions will be presented to overall winners in Open & Masters Men's & Physique, Classic Physique & Open Figure and Open Bikini
OCB Pro Card status will be awarded to overall division winners of Men's & Women's Bodybuilding Open, Men's Physique Open, Classic Physique Open, Women's Physique Open, Figure & Bikini Open
OCB MASTERS PRO Card status will be presented to 1st Place winners of: Men's 40+ Bodybuilding, Men's Physique 40+, Women's Physique 40+, Figure 40+ and Bikini 40+
Best Poser Award for best male and female presentation in the competition
Team Trophy Award: Presented to the Team/Coach or Gym who has the most competitors in the competition. Proof required, please be specific and list your Gym, Trainer/Coach or Team name on the entry form.
Please see the Banned Substances list on ocbonline.com. Polygraph testing is required for all competitors. Polygraph fee is $50 payable in cash or money order to the polygraph examiner at the time of testing. Photo identification is required. It is the competitor's responsibility to ensure they are polygraph tested for the event. If any competitors are not polygraph tested for the event they are ineligible for competition. Results from recent polygraph exams performed by other OCB affiliate natural organizations will accepted within a strict six week period. *HOWEVER PLEASE NOTE that you must present proof of your passed polygraph to the promoter via email by Monday, 3/25/19 at email@example.com. It is the competitor's responsibility to show proof of a passed polygraph test by 3/25/19. All competitors are subject to additional forms of testing, if requested, at the discretion and expense of the promoter. Polygraph testing will take place on Friday 03/29/2019 at the host hotel 1:00 to 9:00 and Saturday 03/30/2019 at 8:30 am at the contest venue. Please make your polygraph appointment as soon as the scheduling link is posted here soon.
Urine (sample collection) testing is required for top 3 Pro Men's Master's Physique competitors and All OCB Pro Card recipients immediately following their perspective award ceremony. Please have your current driver's license with you for testing ID. Any Pro or Pro Card recipients that do not produce a urine sample with our medical staff before leaving the contest venue will forfeit their OCB Pro Card and contest placement. No Exceptions! (Urine testing is the OCB's expense.) POLYGRAPH SCHEDULING LINK: https://calendly.com/patk70/pittsburgh
ONE (1) assistant/trainer per competitor allowed- NO EXCEPTIONS! Every assistant/trainer MUST buy a Trainers Ticket which is good for General Admission and back stage access. *Please Note: Trainers tickets are nontransferable and nonrefundable - NO EXCEPTIONS!
Tickets will be sold at the door for general seating and are nontransferable & nonrefundable. Cash is encouraged, no checks will be accepted. Please tell your family and friends. Online Advance Ticket sales (also general seating) will close on Monday, 3/25/19
Adult General Admission: $40.00
Child Admission: (under age 12) $10.00
Trainers Ticket: $55.00 Good for back stage access entrance and audience admission.
Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh/Southpointe, 1000 Corporate Drive, Canonsburg, PA (724) 743-5000. Reservations can be made by calling the Hilton Garden Inn directly at 724-743-5000rnor online with this booking link: TBA. Ask for the OCB Best of the Burgh Group Rate of $109.00 per night. Please try to book your room on or before 03/29/2019 to receive the group rate. All rooms are equipped with a refrigerator and microwave.
Professional Contest Photography
Professional competition photography will be provided by Joseph Hadinata. Please contact Joseph for his competition package rates and register for his professional photography services prior to the competition at firstname.lastname@example.org. Individual photo shoots are also available Friday, Saturday & Sunday. NO personal photography permitted in the first 5 rows of the auditorium. NO other professional photography permitted at the competition.
Professional Contest Tanning
Professional competition tanning is strongly suggested and will be provided by Competition Tanning Expert, Sarah Rubino of BRONZE BEAUTY TAN at the contest hotel on Friday, March 29th and Saturday morning before the competition at the venue. To contact for appointment times, pricing & details call Sarah @412-301-5455 or email her at email@example.com
Professional Hair Stylist and Professional Makeup
Pretty Hair Salon is excited to be the preferred hair and makeup artist of the 2019 OCB Best of the Burgh PRO/AM. We will be providing onsite hair and makeup services the morning of the event for $175.00. Services will include everything from hair and makeup to airbrush makeup as well as lash extensions for additional cost. Pretty Hair Salon is known for special occasion hair and makeup and has won numerous awards, as well as used in publications. Please contact Heather Fejes at 724-709-1150 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your needs and to set up your appointment. Please checkout our website at PrettyInPittsburgh.com, follow us on Facebook at Pretty Hair Salon, or Instagram @prettinpittsburgh!
None of these services can deter you from the mandatory Saturday contest check in, the mandatory contestant meeting before prejudging OR prejudging competition! Please Plan accordingly.
Body Transformation Division Details
The 2019 OCB “Best of the Burgh” Body Transformation Challenge is open to any drug-free participant who has never competed before or who has competed but never placed in the top 5 in Bodybuilding, Physique, Figure, or Bikini competition. For full details about the Body Transformation challenge, view the Transformation Packet
Event Sponsorship Opportunities (for businesses interested in sponsoring the event)
To view event sponsorship opportunities, view our Sponsorship Packet
If you need assistance with coaching for your contest preparations please contact:
Stasi Longo, Owner~ Sonshine Fitness LLC, Certified Professional Trainer & Physique Coach, Competition Promoter & Head Judge www.sonshinefitness.com. Gym~ 724-942-BFIT/Cell~ 412-551-6836. ***Pre contest training/coaching discounts available for contest entrants.