OCB Yorton Cup Pro/Am
OCTOBER 26, 2019 - WASHINGTON, DC
OCB Yorton Cup (Professional & Amateur)
Please download the event's contest flyer and post on social media, and print a copy of the flyer and hang at a gym or supplement shop you frequent.
Amateur: Must have placed in the top 5 in a class of a division intending to enter at this event, which took place after last year's Yorton Cup (after 10/28/18). (Example: A competitor must have placed in the top 5 in an Open division's class at an OCB contest held after 10/28/18 to be eligible for the Open division at the event. A competitor must have placed in the top 5 in an Age 40+ division's class at an OCB contest held after 10/28/18 to be eligible for the Age 40+ division at the event. And so on).
Pro: Effective January 1, 2019, for competitors to be eligible for OCB Pro Open contests (including this one), they must have either won a pro-qualifying placement in an OCB amateur show's Open division, or must have placed first in another all-natural organization's Pro Open class that had 5 or more contestants in the class they participated in.
Competitors who won a pro-qualifying placement with a natural organization other than OCB, prior to 2019, are still considered eligible for OCB pro contests in cases where eligibility requirements in effect through 2018 were met (for Pro Open: there were at least 9 competitors (or 5 for Women's Physique) in the pro division won, and for Pro Masters Age 40+: there were at least 5 competitors in the pro Masters Age 40+ division won).
Please note that competitors who have qualified for the pro level in a Masters Age 40+ division only are eligible only for OCB Pro Masters Age 40+ divisions. This Yorton Cup event offers only Open divisions in the pro division, so contestants qualified for only the Age 40+ pro divisions are not eligible for this contest. Amateur & Pro: All competitors are required to be current members of OCB for their respective levels (amateur or pro) to participate in this event. If needing to obtain annual memberships, please register by a week before the event. Amateur and Pro 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.
Saturday October 26, 2019
University of DC Theater of the Arts, 4200 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008.
If riding the Metrorail in, exit at the UDC/Van Ness stop (right in front of UDC). If driving, for parking, enter the Van Ness Campus Garage from Van Ness Street.
Start time: 10:00 AM. The schedule of events will take place over 4 segments to help ease flow of foot traffic over the course of the day, and to help with spectators planning to attend the event. Approximated times for each segment are listed below. Should showtimes posted at that time for various segments not run as long as anticipated, subsequent segments will not be started prior to the final advertised starting time (for purposes of attendee planning). Should showtimes posted for various segments run longer than anticipated, subsequent segments may not begin until a little later than the final advertised times.
Order of Events
Segment 1 - 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Men's Bodybuilding Amateur and Pro Group Comparisons
Men's Classic Physique Pro Group Comparisons
Men's Bodybuilding Amateur and Pro Individual Presentations
Men's Classic Physique Pro Individual Presentations
Men's Bodybuilding Amateur and Pro Awards/Overalls
Men's Classic Physique Pro Awards/Overalls
Segment 2 - 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Men's Physique Amateur and Pro Group Comparisons
Men's Physique Amateur and Pro Individual Presentations
Men's Physique Amateur and Pro Awards/Overalls
Segment 3 - 03:30 PM - 05:45 PM
Women's Physique Amateur and Pro Group Comparisons
Figure Amateur and Pro Group Comparisons
Women's Physique and Pro Individual Presentations
Figure Amateur and Pro Individual Presentations
Women's Physique Amateur and Pro Awards/Overalls
Figure Amateur and Pro Awards/Overalls
Segment 4 - 06:15 PM - 08:00 PM
Bikini Amateur and Pro Group Comparisons
Bikini Amateur and Pro Individual Presentations
Bikini Amateur and Pro Awards/Overalls
Adult General Admission $50, Age 2-12 General Admission $20, Assistant/Trainer (general admission plus backstage access): $75 (only applicable to those helping a competitor prepare back stage - maximum of one assistant per competitor permitted. Tickets are valid for the entire event. Separate tickets for only specific portions of the event are not available. Tickets are the same price whether attending one or multiple portions of the event.
Entry Fees & Deadlines
Amateurs: If entry is received by Sunday October 6th: Entry $89, crossover entry fee (if qualified for and doing both amateur Open and one or more Masters Age divisions): $69. Pros: If entry is received by Sunday October 6th: Entry $179. Amateurs and Pros: After October 6th, an additional late entry fee of $50 will apply. Monday October 21st will be the last day entries will be accepted.
Amateur: Super Pro Qualifier
The amateur portion of this event is a Super Pro Qualifier, meaning winners of all Classes within Open & Age 40+ Divisions earn eligibility for the OCB Pro level (as opposed to only Division overall winners as is done at regular pro qualifiers). For example, if there are 3 classes in the Bikini Open Division, A, B, and C, winners from the A, B, and C classes would become eligible for the OCB Pro level, not just the one overall winner.
Amateurs: Men's Bodybuilding: Age 60+, Age 50+, Age 40+, Open - Men's Classic Physique: Age 50+, Age 40+, Open - Men's Physique: Age 50+, Age 40+, Open - Women's Physique: Age 50+, Age 40+, Open - Figure: Age 50+, Age 40+, Open - Bikini: Age 50+, Age 40+, Open (note - when there's more than one class in an amateur division, classes will be formed by dividing competitors evenly by height and that Novice Divisions are not offered at this event).
Pros: Men's Bodybuilding Open - Men's Classic Physique Open - Men's Physique Open - Women's Physique Open - Figure Open - Bikini Open (note: If any divisions have more contestants than what can be judged on stage in a single lineup, they will be split evenly by height into segments and will be judged as separate classes (as opposed to judging all on stage at once with split lineups/call outs), and the top three from each segment will advance to a division overall comparison lineup to determine the top three overall placements for the division.
Banned Substances Screening Methods
Amateur: Competitors are required to be polygraph tested prior to competing. In addition, all pro-qualifying placement winners are required to provide urine specimens immediately after the event for urinalysis. Pros: Competitors are required to be polygraph tested prior to competing. In addition, the cash-prize winning placement winners in each division are required to provide a urine specimen immediately after the event for urinalysis.
By appointment Thursday October 24th from 4:00 PM to 7:30 PM or Friday October 25th from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM at the host hotel, Embassy Suites, 4300 Military Road NW, Washington, DC. Schedule an appointment for Thursday or schedule an appointment for Friday. The polygraph fee is $50 and is payable in cash only at the time of testing. Exact change would be appreciated. Please try to schedule polygraph appointments so they're prior to spray tanning appointments if doing both the same day.
Format for Individual Presentations
Due to the size of this event, in order to allow all contestants to have an opportunity to participate in the individual presentations segment (as opposed to only a particular number of top placement winners, for example), competitors will be introduced by name and number only, and to house music, will walk to the center of the back of the stage (there will be an "X" marking the spot), strike one pose of their choice, walk to front center stage (there will be an "X" marking the spot), strike four poses of their choice, then exit.
Embassy Suites, 4300 Military Road NW, Washington, DC 20015. Reservations can be made by calling (202) 362-9300 and mentioning group code "OCB" for a group rate of $199/night (until Oct 4th). Note that the hotel has a daily parking rate of $28 as well.
Secondary hotel: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St NW, Washington, DC 20008. For reservations call (800) THE-OMNI (800-843-6664) and mention group code "OCB" for group rates of: $169/night Single, $189/night Double, $209/night Triple, $229/night Quad. Rooms should be reserved by 5 PM Eastern Time September 25th. Reservation requests received after then will be accepted based on guest room availability at the prevailing transient rates.
Alternate Hotel: Days Inn by Wyndham Washington DC/Connecticut Avenue
4400 Connecticut Avenue Washington, DC 20008
A roster with assigned competitor numbers and class breakdowns will be emailed to competitors the Wednesday before the show.
There will not be any competitor meetings prior to the event. Full event details are listed on this page or will be provided via email by the Wednesday before the show.
A maximum of one assistant per competitor is allowed backstage. Any assistants must purchase a trainer/assistant ticket, which is good for general admission and back stage access. If anyone who is not a participant in the event is found backstage without a trainer/assistant's ticket, they will be escorted out of the building, will not be allowed to re-enter, and the competitor they were assisting will be disqualified from the contest.
Competitor Prep Area
There will be a large open room, plus four dressing rooms available for contest prep areas. Light weights, stretch bands, and mirrors will be backstage for use for preparing to go on stage, if desired. Participants are welcome to bring their own equipment and mirrors as well.
Video Recording Policy
Competitors and friends/family are welcome to bring recording devices.
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 Services
The photo order form lays out the details for stage photo coverage. Those who pre-order will have a lot more photos taken of them. To order, competitors should print and hand in a completed order form during check-ins/polygraph testing.
Professional Spray Tanning Services
Available from Body Beautiful Bronzing- to get info or schedule an appointment go to facebook.com/beautifulbronzingand select Book Now and follow registration instructions.(NOTE: you do not need to have a Facebook account to click on the link to register for tanning).
Professional Hair & Make-Up Services
Professional hair & make-up services will be available from Shawna Pringle. For details, and to schedule appointments, visit GlamByShawna.com
Additional Miscellaneous Event Details
Competitors must be fully covered if ever entering the auditorium seating area. Exposed body areas that can allow tanning agent to stain seating cloth is to be avoided (venue personnel will fine any violators, so be careful!). Food and drink is not permitted in the theatre. Contest participants should keep any coolers, etc. in the backstage prep area. Please show respect for the venue and promoters by taking precautions to remain on paper/plastic protected areas whenever tanning, oiling, or "pumping up". Do not stray beyond protected areas (again, venue personnel will fine any violators, so be careful!). Alcohol is not permitted on the premises. Competitors will be provided with two competitor number buttons at check-ins/polygraphs. One to be worn on the rear center of suit bottoms, the other should be worn on either the front left of suit bottoms, or, if in the Bikini category, on the side primarily displayed in your primary front pose, if different, to help judges keep track of individuals during scoring. When the head judge calls out contestant numbers and asks competitors to switch places on stage with another competitor during group comparisons, competitors should raise their hands so each contestant will be able to determine where they should go. Be sure to review applicable category guidelines on OCBonline.com to ensure awareness of judging criteria and proper form for mandatory poses for OCB contests. Competitors will need to show their competitor number buttons to door personnel in order to gain access to the back stage and auditorium areas (remember, contestants must be fully covered whenever entering the auditorium!). 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. 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 that competitors arrive no later than 30 minutes before the final posted show starting time for their segment to allow enough time to get familiarized with the building layout and be ready before the planned start time. Polygraph testing and check-in tasks will both be done at the appointment time scheduled. The check-in tasks will consist of distributing competitor number buttons and any admission tickets purchased in advance, verifying current OCB memberships, 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 "X" place, they should move to where that corresponding 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 opportunity for a 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 near the stage area after receiving their awards because they will be called out with other class winners for judging to determine divisions' overall winners. Winners of OCB Pro qualifying placements should stay close to the stage area after exiting for urine specimen collections. If anyone is found backstage who isn't a competitor, and who does not have a Trainer/Assistant's ticket, they will be escorted out of the building, will not be allowed to re-enter, and the competitor they were assisting will be disqualified from the contest.
If there are questions about the event after reading all the information above, and after reading all the guidelines on OCBonline.com, they can be directed via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Food Prep Services
For the convenience of athletes, staff, coaches, and spectators, professional food prep services will be available from Meals of Dopeness. If you would like to place an order for custom food prep in advance of the event, contact email@example.com. Food may be picked up during check-ins on Thursday or Friday, and during the event on Saturday. Please coordinate your pick-up/delivery details with the vendor.
Parking at the Venue
Guest/Visitors may access the Van Ness Campus Garage and will be subject to paying the the daily parking rates. Located in: University of the District of ColumbiarnAddress: 3305-3365 Van Ness St NW, Washington, DC 20008