OCB Battle of the Great Lakes Naturals
AUGUST 26, 2023 - CLEVELAND, OH
OCB Battle of the Great Lakes Naturals
This event is an OCB pro qualifier. Click here to download a copy of the event flyer: TBD and hang at the gym you go to.
FULL SPONSORSHIP DEADLINE May 1, 2023: : Men and women who are eligible can apply for a full sponsorship which includes: registration to Open or Masters and the Showcase, 2 spectator tickets, polygraph, tanning, stage photos, and hair/makeup. Email the promoter @email@example.com For an application. Deadline To apply is May 1st. (Open to all Military branches, active or retired, Police, Fire, EMT and spouses) 1 man and 1 women will be chosen. If selected any fees above, already paid will be refunded.
Saturday, August 26, 2023
Thomas Harvey High School 200 W. Walnut St. Painesville OH 44077
11:00 a.m. (event will run straight through with a 30-minute intermission after group comparisons and before individual presentations/awards).
All Day General Admission $40
Coach/Backstage Pass (also good for All Day General Admission) $60
Children Ages 6-12: $15. Children age 5 and under are FREE.
*SPECIAL* MILITARY, FIRE/RESCUE, POLICE, EMT DISCOUNTED PRICE: $35 (ID will be required at will call)
Tickets will be available for purchase online through 8/24/23. After then they will only be available for purchase at the door the day of the contest, CASH ONLY).
Entry Fees & Deadlines
SPECIAL EXTRA EARLY Entry Fee AT 2022 PRICING: $75 and crossovers are an additional $50 per division IF REGISTERING BEFORE DECEMBER 31, 2022!
BEGINNING JANUARY 1, 2023, EARLY REGISTRATION is $85 and crossovers are an additional $55.
After July 22, 2023, a late fee of $50 will apply to all registrations.
August 22, 2023 is the last day to register, no exceptions.
**All fees are NON-REFUNDABLE**
*A current OCB Membership is required before check in.
Divisions & Class Offerings
Bikini: Novice, Age 35+, Open, Military/1st Responders Showcase
Wellness: Novice, Open, Age 35+, Military/1st Responders Showcase
Figure: Novice, Age 35+, 50+, Open, Military/1st Responders Showcase
Women's Physique: Age 35+, Open, Military/1st Responders Showcase
Men's Physique: Novice, Age 40+, Open, Military/1st Responders Showcase
Men's Classic Physique: Novice, Age 40+, Open, Military/1st Responders Showcase
Men's Bodybuilding: Novice, Age 50+, Age 40+, Open, Military/1st Responders Showcase
MILITARY/1ST RESPONDERS DIVISION: If you are a military, fire, EMT, police, or other 1st responder, Active Duty or Retired, you are eligible to enter this division. This will be a special, showcase featured AFTER regular prejudging.
FULL SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY:rn Men and women who are eligible can apply for a full sponsorship which includes: registration to Open or Masters and the Showcase, 2 spectator tickets, polygraph, tanning, stage photos, and hair/makeup. Email the promoter @firstname.lastname@example.org For an application. Deadline To apply is April 1st. (Open to all Military branches, active or retired, Police, Fire, EMT) 1 man and 1 women will be chosen. If selected any fees above, already paid will be refunded.
Crossover Entries (entering more than one division)
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.
Top 5 in all Classes and Categories
Special gifts for New Pro Winners
Special Military showcase commemorative 9awards
Best Poser Awards 1 man, 1 woman
All competitors are required to hold current OCB memberships to participate in this event. If needing to obtain the annual membership, please register by a week before the event. Purchase a Membership.
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.
Banned Substances & Screening Methods
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.
Athletes must report to the host hotel to check-in for the contest and take a polygraph exam. Check-ins and polygraph testing will take place TBD at the host hotel. The polygraph exam is $60 and is payable at the time of testing. Exact change would be appreciated. TBD Please try to schedule your polygraph appointment so it's before your spray tanning appointment if doing both the same day. Polygraph test results are valid for other amateur OCB shows that are held within 3 weeks. View the upcoming schedule of events.
T-walk *optional* Music Submissions
Submit music for your optional 60 second individual presentation in MP3 format. Send with subject line "OCB Cleveland" via email to TBD. In the email, include YOUR NAME and CATEGORY you are competing in. As a backup, bring a disc or flash drive. If music is not submitted, house music will be played instead. Notify the promoter if you do NOT wish to perform a t-walk. Whether or not you choose to perform will NOT impact your placement.
Reservations for guests arriving on 08/25/2023 have to make reservation before 07/29/2022 to guarantee the special rate of $TBD plus tax per night, after that date room block will be released and additional rooms can be booked if available. There is a 3 days cancellation without any cancellation charge, otherwise there is one room night charge plus tax will be charge.
Guest can make reservation by calling the hotel 440-358-1441. Guest has to say arrival date and group code OCB to get the special rate. Guest can also make reservation by visiting web site http://www.clevelandmentor.hamptoninn.com/. Please make sure the arrival date and group code will be OCB. If you don't see group code then click on add a special rate code and you will see group code.
Optional hotel available across the street from Host Hotel. Residence Inn by Marriot. 5660 Emerald Ct, Mentor, Oh. 440-392-0800
Studio Suite $129, 2 bedroom suite $169
Ask for "OCB Cleveland Battle of the Great Lakes Natural" rate per room.
A roster with assigned competitor numbers and class breakdowns will be emailed to competitors the Wednesday or Thursday before the show.
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. *Please Note: Trainer tickets are nontransferable and nonrefundable
Competitor Prep Area
Light weights, bands and mirrors will be backstage for use in preparing to go to the stage. Competitors are welcome to bring their own equipment and mirrors as well.
Stage Photography Coverage
Competitors interested in professional stage photos should pre-order. Drew Graham is the area’s premier fitness photographer. Based out of Youngstown, Ohio, he has had competitors travel from Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Columbus for his shoots. He focuses on capturing competitors in the peak of their poses, when they're turned at the angle that shows them at their best. Stage photos can be ordered at check in or day of the show. Drew Also will be offering backstage photo shoots and full scale fitness shoots. Contact Drew directly for more info and to book. 330-610-6108 or email@example.com
Video Recording Policy
Competitors and friend/family are welcome to bring recording devices.
Hair & Make-up
Services provided on site by Rachel Pinti, The Bold Beauty and her team. She is an award winning stylist and makeup artist for MC Salon & Spa in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio and a freelance hair and makeup artist. For information and prices and to book your spot please text or email Rachel 330-307-7715 Rachelpinti@gmail.com. A 50% deposit will be required and specific appointment times will be assigned and sent out the Wed/Thur before the event, after the promoter finalizes the show schedule.
Professional Services & Vendors
Please note that the companies/individuals listed above 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.
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