OCB Yorton Cup Pro World Championships
SEPTEMBER 09, 2023 - CHARLOTTE, NC
OCB Yorton Cup Professional World Championships *Sponsored by Legendary Foods*
Important Qualification Requirements
The OCB Pro Yorton Cup is OCB's preeminent annual pro event and will be awarding $63,000 in guaranteed prize money in 2023.
Qualified OCB pros (open and masters) are eligible to participate in the Yorton Cup.
In 2023, the OCB Pro Yorton Cup championships is guaranteeing cash awards of $5,000 for first place, $3,000 for second, and $1,000 for third to the overall winners of each pro category.
To be eligible for the 2023 OCB Pro Yorton Cup, OCB Open and Masters Pros will be required to qualify. OCB Wellness Pros do not need to qualify for the 2023 Yorton Cup.
1. If an OCB pro competed in the 2022 Yorton cup and placed top 3 in their respective pro class, they are pre-qualified for the 2023 contest and will not need to compete in another pro event to be eligible.
2. OCB Pro Open or Masters athletes who earned their professional status after September 10, 2022 are pre-qualified to enter and will not be required to compete in another pro contest to participate in the 2023 Yorton Cup.
3. All other OCB Pros who do not meet the above criteria must qualify by placing top 5 in a OCB Pro Open or Masters class at any OCB Pro contest held after the 2022 OCB Yorton Cup, 9/10/22.
All competitors are required to be active OCB Pro members to participate in this event. If needing to renew your Pro annual membership, please do so immediately. 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.
Saturday, September 9, 2023
Event Location & Parking
Dale F. Halton Theater
Located at Central Piedmont Community College – Central Campus 1206 Elizabeth Ave, Charlotte, NC 28204
There is FREE parking in garage #4 located directly beside the venue off 4th street. The best address to use for GPS for the parking garage would be 1225 E 4th Street Charlotte NC 28204
The Dale Halton Theater (where the event will take place) is located inside of the Overcash Center, which is directly next to parking garage #4. Athletes and ticketed coaches should enter from the loading dock. Spectators and Coaches who need tickets must walk around to the main entrance of the venue.
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
Pro Men's Bodybuilding Group Comparisons
Pro Men's Classic Physique Group Comparisons
Pro Men's Bodybuilding Individual Presentations
Pro Men's Classic Physique Pro Individual Presentations
Pro Men's Bodybuilding Awards/Overalls
Pro Men's Classic Physique Awards/Overalls
Segment 2 - 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Pro Men's Physique Group Comparisons
Pro Men's Physique Individual Presentations
Pro Men's Physique Awards/Overalls
Segment 3 - 03:30 PM - 05:45 PM
Pro Women's Physique Group Comparisons
Pro Figure Group Comparisons
Pro Women's Physique Individual Presentations
Pro Figure Individual Presentations
Pro Women's Physique Awards/Overalls
Pro Figure Awards/Overalls
Segment 4 - 06:15 PM - 08:00 PM
Pro Wellness Group Comparisons
Pro Wellness Individual Presentations
Pro Wellness Awards/Overalls
Pro Bikini Group Comparisons
Pro Bikini Individual Presentations
Pro Bikini Awards/Overalls
ONLINE TICKET SALES
Tickets will be on sale and available for pick up during athlete check-in on Friday, and at the venue on show day.
Adult General Admission $60, Child Age 4-16 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
If entry is received by August 13th Entry $275. After August 13th an additional late entry fee of $50 will apply to all entries. September 1st will be the last day entries will be accepted. Registrations are non-refundable.
Banned Substances Screening Methods
Pro Competitors are required to be polygraph tested prior to competing regardless of how recently they have been tested. 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 and polygraph appointments will take place at the hotel on Friday, September 8 from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Hilton Garden Inn Charlotte Uptown 508 East Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28202 Schedule an appointment . The polygraph fee is $60 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.
Hilton Garden Inn Charlotte Uptown 508 East Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28202
Parking at the hotel is $20/per room night.BOOK YOUR ROOM The phone number that you can call to book is 1-800-426-7866, and the group code is “YCT.” You can also call the hotel directly at 704-373-0917, select “0” to speak with an onsite guest services agent.
A roster with assigned competitor numbers and class breakdowns will be available to competitors during checkins.
Swag & Awards
All registered athletes entered in the show will receive custom OCB pro logo swag during check-in.
Pro Overall Champions: $5,000 - 1st place; $3,000 - 2nd place; $1,000 - 1st place
*NOTE* Although Pro masters athletes are eligible to participate in the Yorton Cup, there will NOT be separate Pro masters classes or payouts offered at the Yorton Cup.
Top 5 pro winners in every class will receive medals.
Due to limited space backstage, 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 or is caught soliciting for other events or businesses, they will be escorted out of the building and not be allowed to re-enter. 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.
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. 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
(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, the top 3 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. 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 2023 OCB Pro/Am Yorton Cup World Championships welcomes vendors and sponsors: click here for vendor information.
Food Prep Services
Meal prep services are available from XXX. The OCB Yorton Cup is not responsible for delivering meals or coordinating pick up times. Use the code: "YORTON"
Pro Division Offerings *Open and masters are combined classes
Pro Men's: Bodybuilding, Classic Physique, Men's Physique
Pro Women's: Physique, Figure, Wellness, Bikini
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact the Promoter
Should you have any questions about this event that are not answered here, you may contact OCB via email email@example.com