OCB Best of the Burgh
APRIL 27, 2024 - PITTSBURGH, PA
OCB Best of the 'Burgh *OCB Pro Qualifier
Saturday, April 27th, 2024 / Pittsburgh, PA
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Discovery Christian Church
174 Scharberry Lane
Mars, PA 16046
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
Men's Bodybuilding: Debut, Teen (ages 16 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.), Open
Men's Physique: Debut, Teen, Novice, Age 40+, Age 50+, Age 60+, Open
Men's Classic Physique: Debut, Teen, Novice, Age 40+, Age 50+, Age 60+
Women's Physique: Debut, Teen, Novice, Age 35+, Age 50+, Age 60+, Open
Mixed Pairs Bodybuilding: Open
Figure: Debut, 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: Debut, Teen, Novice, Age 50+, Age 35+, Open
Bikini: Debut, Teen, Novice, Age 60+, Age 50+, Age 35+, Open
Body Transformation Challenge: Men's & Women's
*Physically Challenged and Armed Forces & First Responder are 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 4/1/2024
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(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.
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 as many events as they are qualified for. 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.
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 Bodybuilding Routines & Stage T Walks performance by emailing an Mp3 format copy of music to DJ Dan by Monday, April 15th, 2024 at firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Saturday, April 27th, 2024 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.
Entry Fee: $90 If entry is received by Monday, April 1st, 2024.
Entry fee for each additional class (Crossover fee): $60
After April 1st an additional late entry fee of $50 applies to everyone.
Monay, 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 Friday, April 26th. *Please note that it is the responsibility of each athlete to obtain an OCB Membership prior to 4/26/24.
Polygraph Testing Fee: $60 cash only please payable directly to the examiner at the time of testing on Friady, 4/26/2024 at Registration at the Contest Registration at the hotel..
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:*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 Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh Cranberry, on Friday,rnApril 26th, 2024 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.*Note: All Teen competitors must have parent or guardian present as well as sign a teen athlete waiver.
Polygraph testing is required for all competitors. Please see the UPDATED WADA Banned Substances Link: ocbonline.com Polygraph testing will take place on Friday 4/26/24 at the contest host hotel, Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh Cranberry 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 byMonday, April 15th, 2024 at email@example.com. It is the competitor’s responsibility to show proof of a previously passed polygraph test by Monday, April 15th, 2024.
*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! *Please bring your own pump-up equipment due to covid safety. Mirrors will be provided.
Tickets sold at the door for General Seating 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 Wednesday, April 24th, 2024.
Adult General Admission (For any & all segments): $40
Child Admission (under age 12): $15
Trainers Ticket: Good for back stage access entrance and audience admission. One per competitor: $75
Hilton Garden Inn, Pittsburgh Cranberry, 2000 Garden View Lane, Cranberry Township, PA 16066
Reservations can be made in the following ways. Call into the hotel at (724) 779-9999 and ask for the "OCB BEST OF THE BURGHrnCHAMPIONSHIPS" rate Use the group code 'OCBBOB' online at Click HERE to book!Or by clicking on the below link. All rooms are equipped with refrigerators.
Rosters & Classes
A roster with assigned competitor numbers and class breakdowns will available to competitors on Friday, April 26th, 2024 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 Competition Tanning is strongly suggested and will be provided by our Preferred Competition Tanning Expert, Rachael Jennings. ONSTAGE BEAUTY For details and to book appointments: Click HERE to book!(586) 292-5161 firstname.lastname@example.org
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, April 27th, 2024 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.
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)
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
None of these competition services can delay you from attending the mandatory Saturday contest check-in one hour prior to your pre-judging competition! Please plan accordingly.
Body Transformation Division
Contact the Promoter
Contact Promoter: Contact: Stasi Longo @ 412-551-6836 or email@example.com