OCB Pot of Gold Championship
MARCH 16, 2024 - LAS VEGAS, NV
OCB Pot of Gold Championships
This event is an OCB Pro Qualifier when the minimum number of competitors per division are met.
March 16, 2024
Plaza Hotel & Casino · 1 Main St Las Vegas, NV 89101 · (702) 386-2110 rn
Event will start promptly at 10 am. We will be running men and women separately.
Starting with the Men's pre-judging followed by the men's awards. We will then have a 30 minute intermission before moving into the Women's pre-judging and women's awards.
Wristbands for the audience can be purchased online and can be picked up by the competitor at check in on March 15th or at will call on show day.
Adult General Admission $45
Children General Admission 6-12yrs $25
Backstage Coaches pass $70 (One coach per competitor permitted)
Entry Fees & Deadlines
Early Registration Ends on January 15, 2024. If entry is received by January 15th entry is $85, Entry fee for additional class $65. After January’s 15, 2024 an additional late entry fee of $25 applies. March 9th is the Last day entries will be accepted. ENTRY FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.
Divisions & Class Offerings
Men's Bodybuilding: Novice, Age 50+, Age 40+, Open, Physically Challenged
Men's Classic Physique: Debut, Age 50+, Age 40+, Open & Novice
rnMen's Physique: Debut, Age 40+, Age 50+, Open & Novice
Women's Wellness: Debut, Age 35+, 50+, Open & Novice
Women's Physique: Debut, Age 50+, Age 35+, Open & Novice Figure: Debut, Age 50+, Age 35+, Open & Novice
Bikini: Debut, Age 50+, Age 35+, Novice, Open
Novice Eligibility: Cannot have placed first in any class besides Teen, within any division, within any category, with any organization or at any independent event, with the exception of cases where first place was won in a class where the competitor was the only one in the class.
Banned Substances/Screening Policies
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.
By appointment March 15th from start time to end time at the host hotel, hotel name & address. The polygraph fee is $60 and is payable in cash only at the time of testing. Exact change would be appreciated. Poly appointment detail TBA
Plaza Hotel & Casino · 1 Main St Las Vegas, NV 89101 · (702) 386-2110
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Competitor Prep Area
Info will be provided at check-in
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, 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
Video Recording Policy
Competitors and friends/family are welcome to bring recording devices. No professional cameras allowed. We will have a Professional photographer at the event
House Music will be provided for Men's Physique, Figure, Women's Wellness and Bikini T-Walks. Music must be emailed to email@example.com in MP3 form )links will not not accepted) for Bodybuilding, Men’s Classic Physique and Women's Physique. (Music must not contain any profanity.) If music is not received for any competitors by October 2nd, house music will be used for them the day of the event.
Stage Photography Services
Stage photo coverage services will be available from Professional Photographer Lohan Media (Richard Olson). rn Order forms with details about coverage will be available at show check-ins.
Spray Tanning Services
Hair & Makeup
Additional General Show Information
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.
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 OCBwestcoast@gmail.com or call 253-212-8770
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 will be presented to the top 5 placement winners in each class. First Place will be offered a Pro card if the class qualifies.rn
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.