OCB Michigan Natural

JUNE 10, 2023 - GRAND RAPIDS, MI

OCB Michigan Natural (Pro Qualifier*)

Pro cards will be awarded when minimum entries are met in the Open (5) and Masters Age Classes (3). ***OFFERING THE GLAMOUR CLASS***, This class is offered within the Bikini and the Wellness categories

Date

June 10th, 2023

Location

East Grand Rapids High School
Performing Arts Center
2211 Lake Dr SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Time & Format

This event will start promptly at 2:00pm – (This event will be a one-show format, group comparisons followed by individual presentations for all categories, then a 20-minute intermission before the award presentations)
The expected show schedule will follow the below format.

Men
Physique Group Comparisons
Physique Individual Presentations
Classic Physique Group Comparisons
Classic Physique Individual Presentations
Bodybuilding Group Comparisons
Bodybuilding Individual Presentations

Intermission

Women
Figure Group Comparisons
Figure Individual Presentations
Wellness Group Comparisons
Wellness Individual Presentations
Physique Group Comparisons
Physique Individual Presentations
Bikini Group Comparisons
Bikini Individual Presentations

Intermission

Awards
Men
Physique
Classic
Bodybuilding
Women
Figure
Wellness
Physique
Bikini

Athlete’s Meeting

A mandatory athletes meeting will take place on Friday June 9th at 6pm
The location will take place within the conference room at the Host Hotel
This meeting is where final check in’s will take place and competitor buttons, shirts, free products from our sponsors etc will be received.

Tickets

Adult General Admission $50, Under Age 12 General Admission $20, Coach or Assistant (backstage access): $75 (only applicable to those helping a competitor prepare back stage). One assistant max per competitor is permitted.

Entry Fees & Deadlines

If entry is received by May 6th: Entry $109. Entry fee for each additional class $60. After May 6th an additional late entry fee of $50 applies. June 8th is the last day entries will be accepted. (Additional classes can be added at the athlete check-in)

Categories

Categories being offered are Women’s: Bikini, Figure, Wellness, Physique and Men’s: Bodybuilding, Physique, Classic Physique. Competitors may not participate in more than one category at a show.
**Special GLAMOUR Class offered within the Bikini & Wellness Divisions**
Note this division is not eligible for a Pro Card.

Glamour Guidelines
This special class will consist of a Theme Wear: Creative and glamourous costume resembling the look of a Vegas showgirl. Judging criteria will be focused on theme wear costume design, marketability, physique, stage presence, poise, and confidence. There will be group comparisons followed by individual presentations.

Amateur Division Offerings

Bikini: Debut, Teen, Novice, Age 35+ (PQ), Age 50+, Open,(PQ), Glamour
Women’s Wellness: Debut, Teen, Novice, Age 35+ (PQ), Open (PQ), Glamour
Figure: Debut, Teen, Novice, Age 35+ (PQ), Open (PQ)
Women’s Physique: Debut, Teen, Novice, Age 35+ (PQ), Open (PQ)
Men’s Physique: Debut, Teen, Novice, Age 40+ (PQ), Open (PQ)
Men’s Classic Physique: Debut, Teen, Novice, Age 40+ (PQ), Open (PQ)
Men’s Bodybuilding: Debut, Teen, Novice, Age 50+, Age 40+ (PQ), 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.

**SPECIAL GLAMOUR DIVISION** Glamour** Note this division is not eligible for a Pro Card.

Glamour Guidelines
This special division will consist of Theme Wear: Creative and glamourous costume resembling the look of a Vegas showgirl. Judging criteria will be focused on theme wear costume design, marketability, physique, stage presence, poise, and confidence. There will be group comparisons with a front and back pose.

Classes

When more than one class in a division, classes are formed by dividing competitors evenly by height. Classes will be split into multiple classes when more than 8 competitors are registered in a class. Classes will be added continuously so no more than 7 competitors will be in a class.

Entering More than One Division (Crossover Entries)

A crossover entry is entering more than one division within a category. For example, someone may enter the Novice division, if eligible, and also 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.

Awards

Awards will be presented to the top 5 placement winners in each class.
Awards to include medals for 4th & 5th place as well as Debut & Novice and other trophies or swords to 1st and 2nd, more details to come.
Tiara’s will be presented to the overall winner in open class for all women’s categories
OCB Pro Cards will be awarded in Open (minimum 5 athletes) and Masters classes (minimum 3).

OCB Pro Card status will be awarded to overall division winners of Men's Bodybuilding Open, Classic Physique Open, Men's Physique Open, Women's Physique Open, Wellness, Figure & Bikini Open.
OCB MASTERS PRO Card status will be presented to 1st Place winners of: Women's age 35+ divisions and Men's 40+ divisions.

Eligibility

All competitors are required to be current members of OCB 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
All competitors are required to be current members of OCB to participate in this event. If needing to obtain the annual membership, please register by a week before the event. Memberships can be purchased http://www.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 http://ocbonline.com/banned-list

Banned Substances Screening Methods

All competitors are required to be polygraph tested prior to competing. In addition, all OCB overall winners in the open and masters classes are required to provide a urine specimen immediately after the conclusion of the event for urinalysis.

Check-Ins/Polygraph Screenings

Click HERE to schedule your polygraph exam
Polygraph by appointment only and conducted at the host Hotel on Friday 6/9/23.
The polygraph fee is $60 and is payable in cash only at the time of testing. Exact change would be appreciated. Polygraph results are valid for other OCB shows held within three weeks. Check-ins will take place on Saturday morning at 9am at the host hotel conference room. This is a mandatory check-in.

Music

If competing in the Bodybuilding or Women's Physique category, then please send the music mp3 or m4a file as an email attachment to michiganocb@gmail.com. Music must not contain any profanity. If music is not received for any competitor by June 7th, house music will be used for them the day of the event. If needed, mp3 files of songs can be purchased from Amazon.com for around $1, downloaded, and then emailed as a file attachment. All music must be sent as a digital file. Competitors can send complete songs if they wish, the music would just be faded out after the stage walk is finished. When sending music, state whether the music should start after you get set on stage, or before you come out.

Host Hotel

Holiday Inn Grand Rapids – Airport
3063 Lake Eastbrook
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
For reservations call the Holiday Inn and mention Michigan OCB contest: 616-285-7600
Group rate staying at this hotel is a nightly rate of $119 for king or double. It’s recommended to make reservations by May 22,2023. After May 22, 2023 the hotel will release any unreserved rooms for general sale and, in the hotel’s discretion, will accept reservations at the group rate on a space and rate available basis.
Book a room HERE

Backstage Policy

One assistant max per competitor is allowed backstage. The assistant must purchase a trainer/assistant ticket, which is good for general admission and backstage access.

Competitor Prep Area

Light weights, bands and mirrors will be backstage for use in preparing to go on stage. Competitors are welcome to bring their own equipment and mirrors as well.

Photography Coverage

Stage photo coverage services will be available from Magic Dreams Productions (Matty Jacobsen). Order forms with details about coverage will be available at show check-ins. For pre-bookings, email mb_jacobsen@yahoo.com

Video Recording Policy

Competitors and friends/family are welcome to bring cell phones for recording, however NO professional cameras are allowed in the venue.

Spray Tanning Services

Spray tanning services will be available from OnStage Beauty
For details, and to book appointments: www.OnStagebeauty.com
586-292-5161 | info@onstagebeauty.com

Hair & Make-Up Services

Hair & make-up services will be available from OnStage Beauty
For details, and to book appointments: www.OnStagebeauty.com
586-292-5161 | info@onstagebeauty.com

Contact

Any questions about the event can be directed to the show promoter at michiganocb@gmail.com

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