OCB Best of the Burgh

APRIL 30, 2023 - PITTSBURGH, PA

OCB Best of the 'Burgh *OCB Pro Qualifier

Sunday, April 30th, 2023 / Pittsburgh, PA

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Body Transformation contest flyer and hang at the gym and/or nutrition shop you frequent.

Location

Crowne Plaza Hotel & Suites Pittsburgh South
164 Fort Couch Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15241

Showtime & Order of Events

Men's Show Start Time: 10:00 AM
Body Transformers Start Time: 1:00 PM
Women's Show Start Time: 2:00 PM

Approximated times for each segment are listed below. *Should posted show times for various segments not run as long as anticipated, subsequent segments will not be started prior to the final starting time for purposes of attendee planning. Should posted show times run longer than anticipated, subsequent segments may not begin until a little later than the final advertised times.

ORDER OF EVENTS

Athletes: Please arrive at least 1 hour before your scheduled event & check in with our show staff.
8:30 AM: DOORS OPEN
10:00 AM MEN’S SHOW BEGINS:
Segment 1: Men’s Bodybuilding, Classic Physique 10:00 AM
Men’s Bodybuilding, Classic Physique Group Comparisons
Men’s Bodybuilding, Classic Physique, Individual Routines
Men’s Bodybuilding, Classic Physique, Awards & Overall Competitions

Segment 2: Men’s Physique 11:30 AM
Men’s Physique Group Comparisons
Men’s Physique Individual Routines
Men’s Physique Awards & Overall Competitions

1:00 PM BODY TRANSFORMATION & WOMEN’S SHOW BEGINS

Segment 3: Body Transformers 1:00 PM
Body Transformers will read their Essays Individually
Body Transformer Awards

Segment 4: Women’s Physique & Figure 2:00 PM
Women’s Physique & Figure Group Comparisons
Women’s Physique & Figure Individual Routines
Women’s Physique & Figure Awards & Overall Competitions

Segment 5: Women’s Wellness & Bikini 3:30 PM
Women’s Wellness & Bikini Group Comparisons
Women’s Wellness & Bikini Individual Routines
Women’s Wellness & Bikini Awards & Overall Competitions

Division Offerings

Men's Bodybuilding: Debut, Teen (ages 13 to 19), Novice (Under 5' 9" and 5' 9" and over), Age 40+, Age 50+, Age 60+, Open (Bantam: 156 Lbs. and under, Lightweight: Over 156 - 169 Lbs., Middleweight: Over 169 - 190 Lbs., Heavyweight: Over 190 Lbs.), Physically Challenged, Armed Forces & First Responders, Open

Men's Physique: Teen, Novice, Age 40+, Age 50+, Age 60+, Open

Men's Classic Physique: Teen, Novice, Age 40+, Age 50+, Age 60+

Women's Physique: Teen, Novice, Age 35+, Age 50+, Age 60+, Open

Mixed Pairs Bodybuilding: Open

Figure: Teen, Novice (Under 5' 4" and 5' 4" and over), Age 35+, Age 50+, Age 60+,Open (Under 5' 4" and 5' 4" and over_

Women’s Wellness: Teen, Novice, Age 50+, Age 35+, Open

Bikini: Teen, Novice, Age 60+, Age 50+, Age 35+, Open

Body Transformation Challenge: Men's & Women's

*Physically Challenged: Armed Forces & First Responder, Open, Available in every category.

*Promoter reserves the right to add or drop classes based on the number of competitors entered. PLEASE send your entry form in by Early Entry Deadline of 4/1/23

Division Details

Debut Division: Never competed. This is your first competition ever. Teen Division: Open only to those who are ages 16 to 19. Novice Division: Open only to those who have not placed first in any class besides Teen within any division in the same category (Ex. Figure) with any organization (unless only competitor in the class). Eligibility will be verified during polygraph testing. Masters Divisions: Open only to those falling into the stipulated age range rn(ex. Women 35+ is age thirty five and over & Men 40+ is age forty and over). Open Division: Open to anyone regardless of age and level of experience. Armed Forces & First Responders Division: Open to anyone who has served in the United States Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard and/or Police, Fire, EMT etc.

Crossover Entries

A "crossover" is entering more than one division. For example, someone may enter the Novice division, if eligible, and also elect to crossover into the Open division and or the Masters division and compete in them as well (as long as they qualify for all three). Competitors may compete in three events maximum. Crossovers are permitted in “like” categories only. In other words a Men’s Physique competitor cannot cross over into Men’s Bodybuilding, a Bikini competitor cannot crossover into Figure etc.

Competitor Meeting

There will NOT be a contestant meeting/briefing on show day. Please refer to ocbonline.com for complete details of category guidelines. All additional contest details listed here. Any contest information changes will be provided in an email to you before the show.

Music / Individual Routines & Stage Walks

Competitors are to supply their own music for finals Individual Routines & Stage Walks performance by emailing an Mp3 format copy of music to DJ Dan by Sunday, 4/25/23 at d.raymusic7@gmail.com You can also email Dan with any questions. NO PROFANITY. Props allowed. Routine length not to exceed 60 seconds. Please include your full name, cell phone number and what category you are competing in when emailing DJ Dan your music. Please use discretion and show respect to the audience and judges with your performance.

Contest Day Check-In

Sunday, April 30th 2023 It is MANDATORY that you arrive to venue at least 1 Hour before you are scheduled to compete and check in with show staff. NOTE: We cannot delay the competition if you are late arriving.

Fees

Entry Fee: $80 If entry is received bySunday, April 1st, 2023
Entry fee for each additional class (Crossover fee): $60
After April 1st an additional late entry fee of $50 applies to everyone.
Sunday, April 15th is the final date entries accepted.

*Please note that all entry fees are non-transferrable and non-refundable.

OCB Membership Fee: Must be obtained prior to the contest at ocbonline.com
Competitors must show proof of current OCB Membership at contest Pre-Registration on Saturday, April 29th. *Please note that it is the responsibility of each athlete to obtain an OCB Membership prior to 4/29/23.
Polygraph Testing Fee: $60 cash only please payable directly to the examiner at the time of testing on Saturday, 4/29/2023 at Registration at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Pittsburgh South.

Awards

Awards for top 5 placements in each class.
Sculptured Awards presented to Overall Champions in every category with more than one class.
OCB OPEN Pro Card awarded to:rn*Overall division winners of Men’s Bodybuilding Open & Women’s Physique Open when 3 or more competitors are in the division.
*Overall division winners of Men’s Physique Open, Classic Physique Open, Figure, Wellness & Bikini Open when 5 or more competitors are in the division.
OCB MASTERS PRO Card awarded to:*1st Place winners of: Men’s Age 40+ Bodybuilding, Men’s Physique & Classic Physique when 3 or more competitors are in the class.
*1st Place winners of: Women’s Age 35+ Physique, Figure, Wellness, & Bikini when 3 or more competitors are in the class.
Best Poser Award for best Male and Female individual presentation in each category of the competition.
Team Trophy Award: Presented to the Team/Trainer or Coach/Gym/Fitness Center who has the most competitors in the competition. *Proof required, please be specific and list your Gym, Trainer/Coach or Team name on the entry form where specified.

Check-Ins and Polygraphs

Registration will be held at the contest hotel, the Crowne Plaza Hotel Pittsburgh South on Saturday, April 29th, 2023 from 1:00 to 8:00 pm where polygraph testing will also take place.

Height’s will be checked and Men’s Open Bodybuilders will weigh in. *Teen and Masters Contestants must present Driver’s License or valid ID as proof of age. Contestant numbers, goody bags and tee shirts will be given out at this time.

Polygraph testing is required for all competitors. Please see the UPDATED OCB Banned Substances Link: ocbonline.com Polygraph testing will take place on Saturday 4/29/23 at the contest host hotel, Crowne Plaza Pittsburgh South from 1:00 to 8:00 pm. Please make your polygraph appointment as soon as possible at this scheduling link: TBA

Polygraph fee is $60 payable in cash or money order to the polygraph examiner at the time of testing. Photo identification is required. It is the competitor’s responsibility to ensure they are polygraph tested for the event. If any competitors are not polygraph tested for this event, they are ineligible for competition. Polygraph test results are valid for other amateur OCB shows held within 3 weeks. View the upcoming OCB schedule of shows.

Results from recent polygraph exams performed by the OCB will accepted within a strict three-week period. *HOWEVER PLEASE NOTE that you must present proof of your previously passed polygraph (if you competed in another show) to the promoter via email by Sunday, 4/25/23 at ocbpittsburgh@hotmail.com. It is the competitor’s responsibility to show proof of a previously passed polygraph test by Sunday, 4/25/23rn

Backstage Policy

*ONE (1) assistant/trainer per competitor allowed- NO EXCEPTIONS! Every assistant/trainer MUST buy a Trainers Ticket which is good for General Admission and back stage access. Children not permitted back stage. *Please Note: Trainers tickets are nontransferable and nonrefundable – NO EXCEPTIONS!

Tickets

Tickets will be sold at the door for general seating and are nontransferable & nonrefundable. Cash is encouraged to keep the admission line moving, no checks will be accepted. Please tell your family and friends. Online Advance Ticket sales (also general seating) will close on 4/26/23.

Adult General Admission (For any & all segments): $40.00
Child Admission: (under age 12) $15.00
Trainers Ticket: Good for back stage access entrance and audience admission. One per competitor: $75.00

Contest Hotel

Crowne Plaza Hotel & Suites Pittsburgh South
164 Fort Couch Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15241
Reservations can be made by calling 1-866-807-2819 or 412-833-5300 and ask for the “OCB GROUP RATE”. All rooms are equipped with refrigerators. Onsite hotel restaurant “Gather” serves breakfast, lunch & dinner. rn

Rosters & Classes

A roster with assigned competitor numbers and class breakdowns will available to competitors on Saturday, April 29th at Contestant Registration at the contest hotel. PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL WEEK OF SHOW for any contest updates.

Professional Contest Photography

Professional competition photography will be provided by Doug Swaim of “Never Forgotten Photography”. www.nfphotography.com
Please contact Doug for his competition package rates and register for his professional photography services prior to the competition at this link: Click Here

*NO personal photography permitted in the first 5 rows of the auditorium. *NO other professional photography permitted at the competition.

Professional Contest Tanning

Professional Hair & Make-up ArtistContest preferred Professional Competition Tanning is strongly suggested and will be provided by our Preferred Competition Tanning Expert, Tina Miller of TMFTAN.com. Ms. Tina and her team will be at the contest hotel on Saturday, April 29th providing the spray tan services and will be at the hotel venue on Saturday providing touch-ups throughout the entire show. To book your tan please go to: www.TMFTAN.com/book-now *Use the OCB PA Schedule. To contact Ms. Tina for details please text her at: 843-504-1165

*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 Contest Hair & Make-up Artist

Contest Preferred Professional Hair & Makeup is strongly suggested and will be provided by our Preferred Competition Hair & Makeup Expert Jenn Vu of JVU's Hair Studio. Please call Jenn Vu at 412-572-3006 to schedule an appointment and discuss pricing and details. Jenn and her team will be available to you all day Saturday at the venue. *Please Note that if you bring your own Stylist and/or Makeup Artist, they will be charged an Adult General Admission Ticket and they will not be able to go back stage with you due to covid restrictions.

Additional Drug Testing

Urine (sample collection) testing is required for All OCB Pro Card recipients immediately following their perspective award ceremony. Please have your current driver’s license with you for testing ID. Pro Card recipients that do not produce a urine sample with our medical staff before leaving the contest venue will forfeit their OCB Pro Card and contest placement. No Exceptions! (Urine testing is the promoter’s expense.) All competitors are subject to additional forms of testing, if requested, at the discretion and expense of the promoter. Please see the UPDATED OCB Banned Substances Link: ocbonline.com

Event Sponsorship Opportunities (for businesses interested in sponsoring the event)

CLICK HERE for Sponsor Information.

If you need assistance with coaching for your contest preparations please contact:

Please Contact Stasi Longo - 35+ years experience
Owner - Sonshine Fitness LLC
Certified Professional Trainer & Physique Coach
Competition Promoter & Head Judge
www.stasilongo.com

Please Note

None of these competition services can deter you from the mandatory Saturday contest check in, the mandatory contestant meeting before prejudging OR prejudging competition! Please plan accordingly.

Body Transformation Division

To review the details for entering the Body Transformation Contest: CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS.

Contact the Promoter

Contact Promoter:rnContact: Stasi Longo @ 412-551-6836 or ocbpittsburgh@hotmail.comrn

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