OCB Richmond Amateur Championships

DECEMBER 12, 2020 - RICHMOND, VA

OCB Richmond Amateur Championships *Unconditional Pro Qualifier*

PRO CARDS ARE GUARANTEED - OPEN (6 total) & MASTERS 40+ (6 total)

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Please print a contest flyer and hang at the gym and/or nutrition shop you frequent.

Date

Saturday, December 12, 2020

COVID-19 WAIVER REQUIRED
Athletes who wish to compete in this contest and spectators who wish to attend, MUST complete a liability waiver form. Failure to do so will result in disqualification from the contest or refusal of admission without a refund. CLICK TO SUBMIT WAIVER.

Venue

The Beacon Theater 401 North Main Street Hopewell, VA 23860

Show Times

Men's Show Start time: 10:00 AM
Women's Show Start time: 3:00 PM

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.

*TENTATIVE* Order of Events (times subject to change depending on number of registrants)

Segment 1: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Men's Bodybuilding and Men's Classic Physique
Segment 2: 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM Men's Physique

Segment 3: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Women's Physique and Figure
Segment 4: 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM Bikini

Tickets

**IMPORTANT**Discount tickets must be purchased online in advance of the show. Online ticket sales will close 12/11 at midnight. Tickets on show day will be $5 more per ticket

10:00 AM Men's Show per segment $35

3:00 PM Women's Show per segment $35

10:00 AM All Day Adult General Admission (Men's and Women's Shows) $50

10:00 AM All Day Child (age 6-16) General Admission $20

Backstage Trainer/Coach Pass (limited to 1 per competitor) $60 * Coach/Trainer backstage passes include all day general admission.

*TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE*

**IMPORTANT**Tickets on show day will be $5 more each. Discount tickets must be purchased online in advance of the show. Online ticket sales will close 12/11 at midnight.

Entry Fees & Deadlines

Amateur entries received prior to 11/15/20 will be $90. Entry for each additional amateur class (crossover fee) is $60. After 11/15/20, a $50 late fee will be added to all entries. Wednesday, December 2nd is the last day entries will be accepted. *REGISTRATIONS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE*

Divisions & Class Offerings

AMATEUR:
Bikini: Debut, Teen, Novice, Age 40+, 50+,Open
Figure: Debut, Teen, Novice, Age 40+, Age 50+, Open
Men's Physique: Debut, Teen, Novice, Age 40+, Age 50+, Open
Men's Classic Physique: Debut, Teen, Novice, Age 40+, Open
Men's Bodybuilding: Debut, Teen, Novice, Age 40+, 50+, Open, Physically Challenged
Women's Physique: Novice, Teen, Age 40+, 50+, Open

DEBUT ELIGIBILITY: First competition ever. Competitors cannot have ever competed in any category with any organization.

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)

TEEN: Competitors ages 16-19 (under 18 with parental consent)Athletes are encouraged to enter all of the divisions they are eligible for.

Classes

When more than one class in a division, classes are formed by dividing competitors evenly by height. These will not be determined until all registration entries have been received. If social distancing of 6 feet is required, this will be factored into the sorting of classes

Crossovers

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.

Awards

The top in every class 5 will receive awards.

Amateur Eligibility

All competitors are required to hold a current OCB AMATEUR membership to participate in this event. If needing to obtain the annual 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.

Drug Tests and Polygraph Screening

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 & Polygraphs

All athletes are required to check-in and undergo polygraph testing. Thursday 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm and Friday 12/11/20 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM at the host hotel. Sleep Inn & Suites at Fort Lee 2200 Waterside Road Prince George, VA 23875. (804) 732-3737.

Polygraphs will be by appointment only. Please plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled polygraph.Schedule an Appointment.

The polygraph fee is $50 and is payable at the time of scheduling an appointment. Please try to schedule your polygraph appointment so it's before your spray tanning appointment if doing both the same day.

What to expect at event check-ins/polygraph screenings: Polygraph testing and check-in tasks will both be done at the appointment time scheduled. Check-in tasks will consist of distributing competitor number buttons and any advance tickets purchased, turning in photo order forms (if applicable), verifying paperwork, and any other administrative tasks that may be needed.

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, competitors will be introduced by name and number only, and take the stage to house music. Athletes 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. House music will be played.

Host Hotel

Sleep Inn & Suites at Fort Lee 2200 Waterside Road Prince George, VA 23875. Call (804) 732-3737 to book group rate using the code "OCB Bodybuilding." All rooms for Friday, December 11th are $89.99/night through 11/11/20. After that date, the group rate discount will end.

Rosters and Classes

A roster with assigned competitor numbers and class breakdowns will be emailed to competitors the Wednesday or Thursday before the show. This information will not be available until after all of the registrations are in and the promoter has had time to sort the classes.

Competitor Prep Area

Please take extra precautions to care for the venue and keep it as clean as possible. Do NOT touch the walls and do NOT stray from protected areas. Mirrors will be available. However, due to Covid-19, athletes will need to bring their own equipment to pump-up.

Competitor Meeting

There won't be a contestant briefing the day of the show. All information that would generally be provided is listed on this page, so please read everything carefully. Please refer to OCBonline.com for complete details of category guidelines. An email will also be sent out one week before the show. Everything you need to know will be provided there as well.

Video Recording Policy

Competitors and friends/family are welcome to bring cameras and recording devices. Please remember to tag Official OCB on social media!

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

Those who pre-order have a lot more photos taken of them. To order, contact Doug Swaim, Photographer (301) 481-2873 or info@nfphotography.com. You can pick up forms during check-in as well. DOWNLOAD FORM HERE.

Tanning Services

Spray tanning services are available from Body Beautiful Bronzing. To get info or to schedule an appointment, go to facebook.com/beautifulbronzing and select "Book Now." Please follow all of the registration instructions. NOTE: you do not need to have a Facebook account to click on the link to register for tanning.

Tanning will take place at the host hotel on Friday. Sleep Inn & Suites at Fort Lee 2200 Waterside Road Prince George, VA 23875

Touch-ups will take place on Saturday at the venue.

*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

**UPDATE** Due to the size of this event, and to limit people backstage, hair and make-up services will be done at the host hotel.
Sleep Inn & Suites at Fort Lee 2200 Waterside Road Prince George, VA 23875

Make-up: Audra Sensor
email a.sensor2528@gmail.com

Hair: Amy Frady
(757) 254-8296 or email Amyteamazbury@gmail.com

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.

Backstage Policy

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. 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, and the competitor they were assisting will be disqualified from the contest.

Sponsorship & Vendor Space

VENDOR SPACES ARE SOLD OUT

Additional Details

Due to the historic nature of the venue, 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 will be sold at the concessions and are permitted in the theater. Please be respectful and dispose of your trash. Please show respect for the venue and promoter 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!).

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.

Event Parking

There are 350 free public parking spaces available within a 2 block radius of the venue. Please review this map for available parking.

Contact the Promoter

Marjorie Thrash Email: Marjorie@OCBonline.com or Text: (757) 969-8762

COVID-19 LIABILITY RELEASE WAIVER

Athletes who wish to compete in this contest and spectators who wish to attend, MUST complete a liability waiver form. Failure to do so will result in disqualification from the contest or refusal of admission without a refund. CLICK TO SUBMIT WAIVER.

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