OCB Best of the 'Burgh

APRIL 25, 2020 - PITTSBURGH, PA

OCB Best of the 'Burgh (Pro Qualifier*)

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

Location

Boyce Middle School, 1500 Boyce Road, Upper St. Clair, PA 15241

Showtime

11:00 am. Prejudging begins. Body Transformers will compete first followed by group comparisons in every division. Prejudging Order of Events will be: Men's Bodybuilding, Men's Physique & Classic Physique, Women's Physique, Figure followed by Bikini. 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.

Division Offerings

Amateur:
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, Teen, Novice, Age 60+, Age 50+, Age 40+, Open
Body Transformation Challenge: Men's & Women's

Physically Challenged: Open, Available in every category. *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 4/8/2020.

Division Details

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.

Armed Forces & First Responders Division: Open to anyone who has served in the United States Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard and/or Police, Fire, EMT etc.

Crossover Entries

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

Contest Registration will be held at the contest hotel in the lobby Meeting Room on Friday, X, X, X from 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm where polygraph testing will also take place. POLYGRAPH SCHEDULING LINK: click here to schedule. Heights 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. Polygraph test results are valid for other amateur OCB shows that are held within 6 weeks. View the upcoming schedule of events.

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: webookedtj@gmail.com by 4/19/20. 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. ALL competitors, please use discretion and show respect to the audience and judges with your performance.

Contest Day Check-In

Saturday, April 25th 9:00 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.

Fees

Entry Fee: $69 If entry is received by April 8, 2020. Entry fee for each additional class (Crossover fee): $49. After April 8th an additional late entry fee of $55 applies to everyone. Tuesday, April 21st is the last day entries will be accepted.*Please note that all entry fees are non-transferrable and non-refundable. rnOCB Membership Fee: $75.50 must be obtained prior to the contest at ocbonline.com. Competitors must show proof of current OCB Membership at contest hotel Pre-Registration on Friday, 4/24/20. *Please note that it is the responsibility of each athlete to obtain an OCB Membership prior to 4/25/20. Polygraph Testing Fee: $50 cash only please payable directly to the examiner at the time of testing. (Please read details below under "Drug Testing".)

Awards

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 provided there are a minimum of 6 competitors in the division except Womenís Physique which is 3. *Please get your entries in early!
OCB MASTERS PRO Card status will be presented to 1st Place winners of: Menís 40+ Bodybuilding, Men's Physique & Classic Physique 40+, Women's Physique 40+, Figure 40+ and Bikini 40+ provided there are a minimum of 3 competitors in the division. *Please get your entries in early!
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.

Drug Testing

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 Sunday, 4/19/20 at ocbpittsburgh@hotmail.com. It is the competitorís responsibility to show proof of a passed polygraph test by 4/19/20. 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 4/24/20 at the host hotel 1:00 to 9:00 pm and Saturday 4/25/20 at 8:30 am at the contest venue. Please make your polygraph appointment as soon as possible at this scheduling link. POLYGRAPH SCHEDULING LINK: click here to schedule

Backstage Policy

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

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 X/X/X
Adult General Admission: $40.00
(under age 12) $10.00
Trainers Ticket: $55.00 Good for back stage access entrance and audience admission.

Contest Hotel

Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh/Southpointe, 1000 Corporate Drive, Canonsburg, PA 15317. (724) 743-5000. Reservations can be made by calling the Hilton Garden Inn directly at 724-743-5000 or online with this booking link: TBA. Ask for the OCB Best of the Burgh Group Rate of $109.00 per night. Please book BEFORE Friday, April 24, 2020 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 joseph.hadinata@gmail.com. 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 our Preferred Competition Tanning Expert, Sarah Rubino of BRONZE BEAUTY TANNING. Sarah and her team will be at the contest hotel on Friday, April 24th providing the spray tan services and will be at the venue on Saturday providing touch-ups throughout the entire show. To contact for appointment times, pricing & details email Sarah at tan@bronzebeautyst.com

Professional Hair Stylist and Professional Makeup

TBA

Please Note!

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.

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