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*
OCB Pros do NOT need to compete in another OCB Pro contest in order to qualify in 2021. 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.
Sunday, October 24, 2021
Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum
4141 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Follow @ocbyortoncup for a LIVE 360 Virtual Tour of this historic and beautiful venue this April!
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
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 September 26: 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 September 26: Entry $250. Amateurs and Pros: After September 24, 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!
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.
By appointment Friday, October 22nd from 4:00 PM to 7:30 PM or Saturday, Octobber 23rd from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM at the host hotel. Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh University Place
3454 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213
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.
Primary Host Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh University Place
3454 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213
Phone Number: 412-683-2040
If booked before 9/24/2021, King: $154/night; 2 Queens: $164/night
Valet Parking $20/vehicle per night. Reservations can also be made by clicking this link.
Secondary Hotel: Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center
100 Lytton Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
If booked by 10/1/2021, King: $169/night; 2 Queens: $169/night
Parking $18/night per vehicle. Call 412-682-6200
Use Group Code: OCB Competition or book a room by clicking this link.
A roster with assigned competitor numbers and class breakdowns will be emailed to competitors the Wednesday before the show.
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 contributions 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.
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
Available from Body Beautiful Bronzing- to get info or schedule an appointment go to facebook.com/beautifulbronzingand select Book Now and follow registration instructions.(NOTE: you do not need to have a Facebook account to click on the link to register for tanning).
*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
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 at the Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh University Place. Food prep selections may be picked up during check-in on Friday or Saturday.
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.
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 email@example.com
Airport Shuttle Service
Due to Covid-19. the airport shuttle service has been discontinued. Should this service become available prior to the event, we will update this site with details. You may also call the host hotel, Hilton Garden Inn, Pittsburgh University Place (412) 683-2040.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org