OCB Yorton Cup Pro/Am World Championships

OCTOBER 24, 2021 - PITTSBURGH, PA

OCB Yorton Cup (Professional World Championships & Amateur Super Pro Qualifier) *Sponsored by Legendary Foods*

You can download the official 2021 OCB Yorton Cup Event Program by clicking this link.

The 2021 OCB Pro/Am Yorton Cup World Championships welcomes vendors and sponsors! Click here for vendor information.

Qualification Requirements

**ATTENTION PROS**OCB Pros who plan to compete in contests outside of the OCB within 6 weeks of an OCB Pro contest must supply proof of urine testing and/or polygraph testing. Failure to supply documentation may result in disqualification from an OCB Pro event. OCB Pros do NOT need to compete in another OCB Pro contest in order to qualify for the 2021 OCB Pro Yorton Cup. Amateur athletes must have placed in the top 5 in the Open or Master 40+ in an OCB contest held in 2020 or 2021. For competitors to be eligible for OCB Pro Open contests (including this one), must meet the following Pro eligibility guidelines listed click here for eligibility details.

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.

Date

Sunday, October 24, 2021

Location

Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum
4141 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Times

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

Tickets

Adult General Admission $60, Age 2-12 General Admission $25, Assistant/Trainer (general admission plus backstage access): $100 (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 3: Entry $125, crossover entry fee (if qualified for and doing both amateur Open and one or more Masters Age divisions): $75. Pros: If entry is received by Sunday October 3: Entry $250. Amateurs and Pros: After October 3 an additional late entry fee of $75 will apply to all entries. Wednesday, October 13 will be the last day entries will be accepted. Registrations are non-refundable.

Amateur: Super Pro Qualifier

The amateur portion of this event is an Super Pro Qualifier, meaning that winners of every Open & Age 40+ Division will earn eligibility for the OCB Pro level. You do NOT need to win the overall like in most contests. Your odds off earning OCB Pro status are much higher!

Division Offerings

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.

Check-Ins/Polygraph Screenings

By appointment Friday, October 22nd from 4:00 PM to 7:30 PM or Saturday, October 23rd from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM at the host hotel.

Schedule an appointment for Friday or schedule an appointment for Saturday. 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.

Host Hotel

***WYNDHAM HOST HOTEL SOLD OUT***
Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center
100 Lytton Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15213

SECONDARY HOTEL:
Hotel Indigo 123 North Highland Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15206
(412) 665-0555

King - Non Smoking $189/night
Overnight parking is valet only $25.00/night on Friday and Saturday. On Sunday, only self-parking available $6.00/night

Reservations must be made before October 1. Use Group Code: OCB for discounted room rates.The BOOK YOUR ROOM

Roster/Classes

A roster with assigned competitor numbers and class breakdowns will be emailed to competitors the Wednesday before the show.

Awards

Pro Open Overall Champions: $3,000 - 1st place; $2,000 - 2nd place; $1,000 - 1st place
Top 5 pro winners in every class will receive a 15th anniversary limited edition Niels Andersen sculptured Yorton Cup medallion commemorating the life and legacy of Chet Yorton.

Amateur winners in the Open and Masters 40+ will earn OCB Pro Status. The top 5 in every amateur class will receive awards.

Backstage Policy

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 for contest prep areas. Participants are welcome to bring light weights, stretch bands, and mirrors backstage for use for preparing to go on stage, if desired. OCB will provide mirrors. *NOTE* Dependent upon Covid cases, OCB may or may not be supplying pump-up equipment. Updates will be made as we get closer to the show.

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 preorder have a lot more photos taken of them. To order, competitors should print and hand in a completed form at check-ins/polygraph.

Professional Spray Tanning Services

Spray tanning services are available from Body Beautiful Bronzing. Please follow all of the registration instructions. click here to schedule an appointment.

Dream Tan is permitted, but the venue will NOT ALLOW TANNING INSIDE THE VENUE. If caught doing this, you will be disqualified. The host hotel is directly across the street from the venue. Athletes can apply Dream Tan at the hotel or outside of 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

Professional Hair & Make-Up Services

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

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

Vendor & Sponsor Inquiries

The 2021 OCB Pro/Am Yorton Cup World Championships welcomes vendors and sponsors: click here for vendor information.

Food Prep Services

For the convenience of athletes, staff, coaches, and spectators, professional food prep services will be available from MEAL PRO 2 GO. Place orders in advance and arrange pick up with Amanda Reyes #Repost @mealpro2go. click here to order your meals.

Parking Details

There is an 800 car parking garage underneath the venue. The cost for parking at the venue is $10 per day. For your convenience, both host hotels are within 1/2 mile walking distance to the venue.

Competitor Meeting

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. 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 ocbevents@ocbonline.com

COVID-19 Mandates

Athletes, coaches, staff, and spectators at this events are expected to be in full compliance with the CDC guidelines directed by the state of Pennsylvania, the host hotels, and Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Museum. As we get closer to the event, the guidelines that are in place will be communicated and posted.

Contact the Promoter

Should you have any questions about this event that are not answered here, you may contact OCB via email ocbevents@ocbonline.com

Masks

At this time, there is NOT a mask mandate. Athletes and spectators may attend and participate without a mask.

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