OCB Battle of the Godz
NOVEMBER 21, 2020 - CRANSTON, RI
OCB Battle of the Godz (Pro Qualifier)
First, let me start with the good news, the show will go on! Now onto theother news, due to Covid there will be some changes and alterations. The entire event will be held at the Host Hotel, The Hilton Garden Inn located at 1 Thuber St Warwick RI. There is a special room rate of $90 a night, Friday and Saturday, so use the link below if you need or elect to rent a room. Check-in and polygraphs will be conducted at the Hilton Garden on Friday from 9am - 6pm. There will be NO late check-ins.
Here is where the changes come in. The original venue, and all other theaters or schools, are precluded from allowing any bookings through February of 2021. Other States, CT and MA, are also doing the same. This limited availability to conference centers; however, there is currently a 25 person maximum for all gatherings in RI (as well as most of the surrounding states) and this required some creativity to pull off the event. So this is how it will progress:
* The show will be held in one of the conference rooms at the hotel.
Unless there are changes to the maximum meeting requirements there will be no audience.
*There will be a ready room, max occupants 25, and the hall where you will be judged, 25 maximum.
*The show will be segmented, meaning by division you will have a report time, do not come early.
*Everything will be done in one sitting, judging, scoring and awards.
*There will not be an option for posing routines or stage walks, each competitor will be allowed to preform 8-10 photos for the photographer in numeric order and that will be in place of the standard routine. (masks may be removed at this point for better quality photos)
*Once you receive your awards (Neils Anderson trophies) you are dismissed unless you will be required to present a urine sample.
*There will be limited space, no makeup rooms, tanning rooms pump up equipment etc. just a waiting area and a judging room.
*There will be a proper stage backdrop and lighting so photos should come out very well.
*Masks will be warn, except for the individual posing.
*There is a professional photographer on site, BUT if space allows I can let a competitor bring in a coach or friend to take photos and then exit.
*The maximum occupants include everyone, so coaches have a plan for you clients if you cannot be in the room with them. Competitors and staff have priority.
The makeup artist and tanner will be able to do tans/touch-ups and makeup at the hotel. That way you can come in and get a tan (if you use the service), then the makeup (again if desired) and then into the assembly area before being brought to the judging room. All rooms are collocated so there is very little movement. You are not required to rent a room at the hotel, but be aware that due to the circumstances you will not have space to apply tans etc. before going on stage so you will want to come to the venue prepared. I will be sending out the times and schedules as the show gets closer so until I know the actual number of competitors I will not be able to answer the questions on start/end times etc.
I know this is a strange way to hold an event, but we need a win in this sport, particularly in New England and for our pros and this is the only way to maintain compliance with the various requirements and still give you all a place to compete. There will be no changes in judging standards or format, just the elimination of the routine and audience. What you will have is a fairly judged event with good lighting and high level competition where you will compete for a high pro prize (if you're a pro) and a nice Neils Anderson Award and the photographer will capture some great photos.
Hopefully by the middle of next year we can be back to normal and the 2021 event will be back at the usual venue with a huge crowd, but for now this will have to be a "normal" until we can get on the other side of this pandemic.
Saturday November 21, 2020
The Hilton Garden Inn located at 1 Thuber St Warwick RI.
10:00 AM (event will run straight through with no intermissions).
Adult General Admission $40, Senior/military $25 (Tickets will be reserved at door, proof of age/military status must be presented), Under Age 12 General Admission $10, Assistant (general admission plus backstage access): $50 (only applicable to those helping a competitor prepare back stage). One assistant max per competitor is permitted.
Entry Fee & Deadlines
If entry is received by November 10th: Entry $75 for amateur. Entry fee for each additional class $49. After November 10th an additional late entry fee of $50 applies. Wednesday November 16, 2020 is the last day entries will be accepted.
Bikini: Debut, Novice, Age 40+, Age 50+, Open
Figure: Debut, Novice, Age 50+, Age 40+, Open
Men's Physique: Debut, Novice, Age 40+, Open
Men's Classic Physique: Novice, Open, 40+
Men's Bodybuilding: Novice, Age 50+, Age 40+, Open
Women's Physique: Novice, Age 40+, Open
NOTE: You may NOT cross from debut to novice; however, you may cross form either debut or novice and into open or masters if your over 40 years old.
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).
DEBUT ELIGIBILITY: Cannot have competed in any event for any federation in any division, must be your first ever event.
When more than one class in a division, classes are formed by dividing competitors evenly by height.
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. Physique and Bodybuilding are not permitted.
Amateur awards: The top 5 in each class will receive a Neil's Anderson Sculpture.Pro awards: Guaranteed cash payout to the top 3 pros -Pro Prize money: 1st - $2500; 2nd - $1500; 3rd - $1000. The top 5 pros will each receive a medal. 1st place pro champion will take home a Niel's Andersen Hercules sculpture.
All competitors are required to be current members of OCB to participate in this event. If needing to obtain the annual membership please register before November 8th. 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.
Banned Subsance and 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 testing.
By appointment Thursday, November 18th, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM and Friday November 19th 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM at the host hotel,The Hilton Garden Inn located at 1 Thuber St Warwick RI.To schedule an appointment visit: schedule an appointment.
Note you must select November 18 or 19 on the calendar for it to show times available and that there is a scroll bar on the right to pan down the list to see all appointment times available (some cell phones may not show the scroll bar). The polygraph fee is $50 and is payable in cash only at the time of testing. Exact change would be appreciated. Polygraph results are valid for other OCB shows held within six weeks.
House music be used for bikini, figure and men's physique. Women's physique, bodybuilding and classic physique my use house music or provide your own. Please email a file with your music selection and any additional instructions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Hilton Garden Inn located at 1 Thuber St Warwick RI.
Order of Events
10:00 AM group comparisons for Men's Bodybuilding, Men's Classic Physique and Men's Physique novice. We will then do the Men Pro Bodybuilding start to finish so the men can return to the audience and watch the pros. The men's posing and awards will follow directly after the pro men conclude. Women's Physique, Figure and Bikini will start immediately after the men and run straight through; comparisons, stage walks and awards.
Roster/Classes (NOTE: THIS IS A MIXED FORMAT READ INSTRUCTIONS BELOW)
A roster with assigned competitor numbers and class breakdowns will be emailed to competitors the Wednesday or Thursday before the show.
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
Competitors are welcome to bring their own equipment and mirrors as well.
Stage Photography Coverage
The show photographer will be Michael Platts, contact email@example.com for more information.
Video Recording Policy
Competitors and friends/family are welcome to bring recording devices.
Spray Tanning Services
Available from Elite Bronzing, contact MB at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment.
*NOTE* Tanning products have a tendency to stain and damage clothing, sheets, and other surfaces. To purchase protective attire that will prevent staining, visit Wear & Away
Hair & Make-up Services
Stephanie DeNicola at Flawlessfitness22@gmail.com.
Please review the guidelines for the OCB here OCBonline.com. It is also recommended that coaches and athletes take the time to review the photos of past shows to see how the criteria for each division is applied. It is the combination of the criteria and the application that will help you best prepare your physique for the competition.