OCB Richmond Amateur Championships
DECEMBER 16, 2023 - RICHMOND, VA
OCB Richmond Amateur Championships * OCB Pro Qualifier
14 OCB Pro cards will be awarded (7 Open and 7 Masters)
Saturday, December 16, 2023
Cultural Center of India 6641 Ironbridge Pkwy, Chester, VA 23831
Show Times *approximate
Men's Show Start time: 10:00 AM
Women's Show Start time: 2:00 PM
The schedule of events will take place over 5 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 - 12:00 PM
Men's Bodybuilding Group Comparisons
Men's Bodybuilding Individual Presentations
Men's Bodybuilding Awards
Men's Classic Physique Group Comparisons
Men's Classic Physique Individual Presentations
Men's Classic Physique Awards
Segment 2 - 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Men's Physique Group Comparisons
Men's Physique Individual Presentations
Men's Physique Awards
Segment 3 - 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Women's Physique Group Comparisons
Women's Physique Individual Presentations
Women's Physique Awards
Figure Group Comparisons
Figure Individual Presentations
Segment 4 - 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Wellness Group Comparisons
Wellness Individual Presentations
Segment 5 - 05:00 PM - 07:00
Bikini Group Comparisons
Bikini Individual Presentations
Adult All Day General Admission: $50
Child (age 6-16) All Day General Admission: $20
Coach/Backstage Pass (also valid for all day general admission): $100 *1 per competitor strictly enforced. Online ticket sales close 11/25/23, but tickets will be available during checkin and at the venue on show day.
Entry Fees & Deadlines
If entry received 10/2/23 - 12/1/23: Entry $100. Entry for Each additional class: $100
After 12/1/23, a late entry fee of $50 will apply to all entries.
12/06/23 is the last day that entries will be accepted.
*ALL REGISTRATIONS & TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE*
Divisions & Class Offerings
Bikini: Debut, Teen, Novice, Age 35+ (PQ), 45+, 50+,Open (PQ)
Wellness: Debut, Novice, Age 35+(PQ), Open(PQ)
Figure: Debut, Teen, Novice, Age 35+ (PQ), 45+, Age 50+, Open (PQ)
Men's Physique: Debut, Teen, Novice, Age 40+(PQ), Age 50+, Age 60+, Open(PQ)
Men's Classic Physique: Debut, Teen, Novice, Age 40+(PQ), Open (PQ)
Men's Bodybuilding: Debut, Teen, Novice, Age 40+(PQ), 50+, 60+, Open(PQ), Physically Challenged
Women's Physique: Novice, Teen, Age 35+(PQ), 50+, Open(PQ)
DEBUT ELIGIBILITY: First competition ever. Competitors cannot have ever competed in any category with any organization.
NOVICE ELIGIBILITY: Cannot have placed first in any class (besides Teen), within any division, within any category, with any organization (with the exception of cases where first place was won in a class that only had one competitor in it)
TEEN: Competitors ages 16-19 (under 18 with parental consent)
Athletes are encouraged to enter all of the divisions they are eligible for.
When more than one class in a division, classes are formed by dividing competitors evenly by height. These will not be determined until all registration entries have been received. If social distancing of 6 feet is required, this will be factored into the sorting of classes
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, Wellness, Physique, Bodybuilding, Classic Physique) at any given show.
The top in every class 5 will receive custom OCB snowflake medallions. Pro qualifying divisions (masters and open) will receive Niels Anderson sculptures. Overall winners of pro cards will receive trophy cups.
All competitors are required to hold a current OCB AMATEUR membership to participate in this event. If needing to obtain the annual membership, please register by a week before the event. 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.
Drug Tests and Polygraph Screening
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.
Check-Ins & Polygraphs
Athlete check-in will take place at the host hotel on Friday, December 15th from 10am - 7pm. All athletes are required to check-in and undergo polygraph testing. Book your polygraph using the link: Click here to schedule!
The polygraph fee is $60 (cash only). Please have your polygraph before spray tanning if doing both on the same day.
What to expect at event check-ins/polygraph screenings: Polygraph testing and check-in tasks will both be done. Check-in tasks will consist of distributing competitor number buttons and any advance tickets purchased, turning in photo order forms (if applicable), verifying paperwork, and any other administrative tasks that may be needed.
Format for Individual Presentations **OPTIONAL**
Athletes may choose to perform individual routines. This is an opportunity to get individual stage time and additional photos. These routines are not judged and do not factor into placement. Due to the size of this event, in order to allow all contestants to have an opportunity to participate in the 30 second individual presentations segment, competitors will be introduced by name and number only, and take the stage to house music. Athletes 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 a few poses of their choice, then exit. Music submissions are not needed. House music will be played.
Homewood Suites By Hilton 12810 Old Stage Road, Chester, VA Zip 23836
Rosters and Classes
A roster with assigned competitor numbers and class breakdowns will be emailed to competitors the Wednesday or Thursday before the show. This information will not be available until after all of the registrations are in and the promoter has had time to sort the classes.
Competitor Prep Area
Please take extra precautions to care for the venue and keep it as clean as possible. Do NOT touch the walls and do NOT stray from protected areas. Mirrors and pump-up bands will be available.
There won't be a contestant briefing the day of the show. All information that would generally be provided is listed on this page, so please read everything carefully. Please refer to OCBonline.com for complete details of category guidelines. An email will also be sent out one week before the show. Everything you need to know will be provided there as well.
Video Recording Policy
Competitors and friends/family are welcome to bring cameras and recording devices. Please remember to tag Official OCB and @ocbrichmondva on social media!
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 Coverage
Stage photography services will be available from Doug Swaim at Never Forgotten Photography for $80. Order forms with details about coverage will be available during check-in. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD ORDER FORM.
Spray tanning services are available from Body Beautiful Bronzing.
Click here to schedule an appointment.
Please follow all of the registration instructions.
Hair & Make-up Services
Make-up: Audra Sensor
Hair: Amy Frady
(757) 254-8296 or email Amyteamazbury@gmail.com
Professional Services & Vendors
Please note that the companies/individuals listed 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.
One assistant max per competitor is allowed backstage. The assistant must buy a trainer/assistant ticket, which is good for general admission and back stage access. If anyone 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.
Sponsorship & Vendor Space
Vendor space is limited to 4 businesses. The cost for vendor space is $250. Email Marjorie@ocbonline.com to secure your spot.
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 will be sold at the concessions and are permitted in the theater. Please be respectful and dispose of your trash. Please show respect for the venue and promoter 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!).
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.
Contact the Promoter
Marjorie@OCBonline.com (or text 757-969-8762)
Custom Videos for Competitors
Ape Video now offers custom video clips for competitors in your individual classes, your finals routine and any awards presentation that you're in. A great way to view yourself in movement on stage next to other competitors to see what the judges see. This is also a great coaching and learning tool. Click on the links below to view an example of competitors video clips. Pre-order $35, Post-order $50.
Example Clip 1
Example Clip 2
If interested in pre-ordering before the show, email us for an order form at email@example.com. Order forms will be available at check in