OCB No Gear Classic


OCB No Gear Classic

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Saturday, May 16, 2020


Gail Brower Huggins Performance Center (Odell Theater) at Greensboro College, 815 W Market St., Greensboro, NC 27401


10:00 AM (event will run straight through with an intermission after group comparisons and before individual presentations/awards).


Adult General Admission $40, Under Age 12 General Admission $20, Age 3 and under Free: Tickets will be available for purchase online until May 10. After May 10 tickets can be purchased at athlete check in or at the door. Cash is preferred. There will be a $2.00 per ticket convenience charge for cards at the door.

Assistant (general admission plus backstage access): $80 (only applicable to those helping a competitor prepare backstage). One assistant max per competitor is permitted.

Entry Fees & Deadlines

Amateur Entries received by April 25, 2020 $80 entry; $50 each crossover. April 25 - May 10, 2020 $95 entry; $50 each crossover. No entries accepted after May 10, 2020. All fees are non-refundable.rn

Division Offerings

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

*Pro Cards will be awarded to all open and 40+ divisions regardless of number competing in the divisions.When more than one class in a division, classes are formed by dividing competitors evenly by height.

Division Guidelines

Novice: Cannot have placed first in any class besides Teen, within any division, within any category, with any organization or at any independent event, with the exception of cases where first place was won in a class where the competitor was the only one in the class.
Open: Open to everyone regardless of age and level of experience.
Age: Age as of day of contest must fall within the stipulated age range (Ex: Age 50 & Over).


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

Crossover Entries

A crossover entry (amateur) 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. Neither amateur or pro competitors may participate in more than one category (Bikini, Figure, Physique, Bodybuilding, Classic Physique) at any given show.


Amateur divisions - The top 5 in each class will receive swords, overall winners receive a shield.


Competitors participating in amateur divisions are required to hold current amateur OCB memberships to participate in this event. If needing to obtain either an amateur 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. All fees are non-refundable.

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, May 14 TBD and Friday, May 15 (times to be determined) at the host hotel - Hawthorn Suites, 7623 Thorndike Rd, Greensboro, NC 27409. The exact room number will be emailed to competitors the night before testing begins (or Thursday afternoon for those checking in early). A link to schedule an appointment will be emailed out after registration about 10-14 days prior to testing. 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 amateur shows held within six weeks. Pros have to polygraph at each event. Polygraph fees are non-refundable.


All competitors can supply their own music for their individual presentation or can request house music be used instead. Posing and t-walks will be limited to 1 minute for amateurs. Pro competitors will be allowed 90 seconds for routines and t-walks. Music can be emailed to nogearmusic@gmail.com in an mp3 format. Music must be received by May 9, 2019, or house music will be played.

Host Hotel

Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham, 7623 Thorndike Rd, Greensboro, NC 27409. (336) 823-6791. Call and ask for the No Gear Classic Rate.

Backstage Policy

One assistant max per competitor is allowed backstage. The assistant MUST buy a trainer/assistant ticket ($80), which is good for general admission and backstage access. No one under the age of 18 is allowed backstage. No males allowed in women's dressing room, and no females allowed in men's dressing room. Competitors are responsible for the behavior of their guests. If anyone is found backstage without a Trainer/Assistant's ticket, they will be escorted out of the building, will not be allowed to re-enter. If there is a second offense the competitor they were assisting will be disqualified from the contest. Be VERY careful not to get tan on the walls and toilets. You must be fully clothed to sit in the auditorium. Throw your trash away before leaving. Please respect this facility and the volunteers that have to clean up after you!

Competitor Prep Area

Lightweights, 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.


Remember, you are not alone on stage. Family, friends, other competitors, and hundreds of strangers are watching you. If you're disappointed with a placement, carry yourself as a professional during and after the awards presentations. After the show ask the judges for feedback. When speaking to them, you may discover their reasoning for your placement. You may understand their decisions more and get helpful insight for future competitions. Everyone in the show worked hard, so don't allow poor sportsmanship to ruin the event for others. Any competitors who exhibit what OCB deems as poor sportsmanship are subject to disqualification and may be banned from future OCB events.

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 preorder 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

Contact Scott Johnson to schedule spray tanning and make-up. blazebronzing@gmail.com No other spray tanner will be allowed in the venue. If another spray tanner is found in the venue they will be asked to leave and the competitor will be disqualified.