OCB Yorton Cup Pro World Championships


OCB Yorton Cup Professional World Championships *Sponsored by Legendary Foods*

You can download the official 2024 OCB Yorton Cup Flyer.

The OCB Yorton Cup World Championships will be live-streamed!

Important Qualification Requirements

The OCB Pro Yorton Cup is OCB's preeminent annual pro event and will be awarding $63,000 in guaranteed prize money in 2024.

Qualified OCB pros (open and masters) are eligible to participate in the Yorton Cup.

In 2024, the OCB Pro Yorton Cup championships is guaranteeing cash awards of $5,000 for first place, $3,000 for second, and $1,000 for third to the overall winners of each pro category.

To be eligible for the 2024 OCB Pro Yorton Cup, OCB Open and Masters Pros will be required to qualify.

1. If an OCB pro competed in the 2023 Yorton cup and placed top 3 in their respective pro class, they are pre-qualified for the 2024 contest and will not need to compete in another pro event to be eligible.

2. OCB Pro Open or Masters athletes who earn their professional status after September 9, 2023 are pre-qualified to enter and will not be required to compete in another pro contest to participate in the 2024 Yorton Cup.

3. All other OCB Pros who do not meet the above criteria must qualify by placing top 5 in a OCB Pro Open or Masters class at any OCB Pro contest held after the 2023 OCB Yorton Cup, 9/9/23.

All competitors are required to be active OCB Pro members to participate in this event. If needing to renew your Pro annual membership, please do so immediately. Pro 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.


Saturday, September 21 & 22, 2024
Pro Women on Saturday, 9/21/24 and Pro Men on Sunday 9/22/24.

Event Location & Parking

Dale F. Halton Theater
Located at Central Piedmont Community College – Central Campus 1206 Elizabeth Ave, Charlotte, NC 28204

There is FREE parking in garage #4 located directly beside the venue off 4th street. The best address to use for GPS for the parking garage would be 1225 E 4th Street Charlotte NC 28204

The Dale Halton Theater (where the event will take place) is located inside of the Overcash Center, which is directly next to parking garage #4. Athletes and ticketed coaches should enter from the loading dock. Spectators and Coaches who need tickets must walk around to the main entrance of the venue.

Approximate Start Times *subject to change depending on category entries


ONLINE TICKET SALES ** NOTE**Backstage Tickets will only be available for purchase during check-ins

General Admission Tickets are available for sale online through the CPCC Box Office and at the venue on show day.
Purchase Tickets HERE!

General Admission: Adults (Ages 18+) $60

Children (Ages 5-17) and CPCC College Students with a valid ID $30

Backstage Assistant/Trainer (general admission plus backstage access): $100 available for sale during event check-in only (only applicable to those helping a competitor prepare back stage - maximum of one assistant per competitor permitted and will be strictly enforced.

All Tickets are valid for the entire event. Tickets are the same price whether attending one or multiple portions of the event.

Entry Fees & Deadlines

If entry is received by August 25th Entry $295. After August 25th an additional late entry fee of $50 will apply to all entries. September 15th is the last day entries will be accepted.

Banned Substances Screening Methods

Pro Competitors are required to undergo drug test screenings prior to competing regardless of how recently they have been tested. In addition, the cash-prize winning placement winners in each division are required to provide a urine specimen immediately after the event for urinalysis. All other athletes are subject to random or unannounced drug test screenings. Anyone who does not provide a sample will be disqualified and will lose their status as an OCB Professional athlete.

Check-Ins / Drug Screenings

Check-ins and drug screening appointments will take place at the host hotel on Friday, September 21 (for female athletes competing on Saturday) and Saturday, September 22 (for male athletes competing on Sunday) from X:00 AM to X:00 PM

Hilton Garden Inn Charlotte Uptown 508 East Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28202 Schedule an appointment . The screening fee is $60 and is payable in cash only at the time of testing. Exact change would be appreciated. Please try to schedule screening appointments so they're prior to spray tanning appointments if doing both the same day.

Format for Individual Presentations

The 2024 OCB Pro Yorton Cup Championships will be the OCB's largest pro show to date. Due to the size of this event, in order to allow all contestants to have an opportunity to participate in the individual presentations segment (as opposed to only a particular number of top placement winners, for example), competitors will be introduced by name and number only, and to house music. Athletes will have up to 30 seconds to perform to house music, then exit.

Host Hotel

Hilton Garden Inn Charlotte Uptown
508 East Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28202

Parking at the hotel is $20/per room night.BOOK YOUR ROOM The phone number that you can call to book is 1-800-426-7866, and the group code is “YCT.” You can also call the hotel directly at 704-373-5972, select “0” to speak with an onsite guest services agent.

Hampton Inn Charlotte-Uptown
530 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28202

Parking at the hotel is $20/per room night.BOOK YOUR ROOM The phone number that you can call to book is 1-800-426-7866, and the group code is “YCT.” You can also call the hotel directly at 704-373-0917, select “0” to speak with an onsite guest services agent.


Classes will be determines once all entries have been received. A roster with assigned competitor numbers and class breakdowns will be available to competitors during checkins.

Swag & Awards

All registered athletes entered in the show will receive custom OCB Pro Yorton Cup logo swag during check-in.

Top 5 pro winners in every class will receive limited edition Yorton Cup medals.

Top 3 Pro Overall Champions will receive a large Italian trophy cup. Pending urinalysis testing, the top 3 overall champions will be awarded cash prizes: $5,000 - 1st place; $3,000 - 2nd place; $1,000 - 3rd place

First place overall champions will have their names etched into the Yorton Cup and be sent a prize package with product from our sponsors.

Due to the size of this event, pose downs for the overall winners will be done as follows.
1. When there are 3 or fewer pro classes, the top 3 athletes from each class will pose down for the overall top 3 placements.
2. When there are 4 classes, the top 2 will pose down for the overall top 3 placements.
3. When there are 5 or more pro classes, only the 1st place winner of each class will pose down for the overall top 3 placements.

*NOTE* Although Pro masters athletes are eligible to participate in the Yorton Cup, there will NOT be separate Pro masters classes or payouts offered at the Yorton Cup.

Show Day Policies & Etiquette

Qualifying for the @ocbyortoncup is one of the highest honors you can achieve as a natural bodybuilder. This event is exclusively all-professional, so we expect nothing less than professionalism from all of the athletes, coaches, and spectators. You want to be remembered in the sport for the right things!

1. 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.
2. Once athletes have completed their stage time, received their placements and awards, they must leave the backstage area. Only those who have placed top 3 overall and are required to provide a urine sample are to remain backstage. All other athletes must leave the backstage area.
3. Anyone who is not a participant in the event who is found backstage without a trainer/assistant's ticket will be escorted out of the building and not be allowed to re-enter. The competitor they were assisting will also be disqualified from the contest.
4. Anyone (athlete, coach, or spectator) soliciting for other contests, organizations, or businesses will be escorted out of the building and may be banned from attending future OCB contests.
5. Athletes and coaches are expected to demonstrate good sportsmanship at all times.
6. Athletes and coaches are expected to clean up after themselves before leaving the venue.

Competitor Prep Area

There will be a large open room for contest prep areas. Participants are welcome to bring light weights, stretch bands, and mirrors backstage for use for preparing to go on stage, if desired. OCB will provide mirrors.

Photos and Video Recording Policy

Competitors and friends/family are welcome to bring cameras and recording devices. However, equipment and people may not obstruct walkways or other's stage view. No one is permitted in the row directly behind the judging or tabulation tables. Professional videographers or photographers are not permitted backstage with athletes or coaches.

Professional Services Vendors

Please note that the companies/individuals listed below are the onlyofficial 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 Services by Never Forgotten Photography, Doug Swaim

The photo order form lays out the details for stage photo coverage. Those who preorder have a lot more photos taken of them. To order, competitors should print and hand in a completed form at check-ins.

Professional Spray Tanning Services

Spray tanning services are available from Body Beautiful Bronzing. Due to the size of this event, there will NOT be walk-in appointments available. If you choose a different vendor for tanning or apply tanner yourself, our vendor is not responsible for touching up or glazing you. click here to schedule an appointment.

Dream Tan is permitted. Athletes can apply Dream Tan at the hotel or outside of the venue.

*NOTE* Tanning products have a tendency to stain and damage clothing, sheets, and other surfaces. To purchase protective attire that will prevent staining, visit Wear & Away

Professional Hair & Make-Up Services Available at the Venue

Vanity by Amy
IG: @vanity_byamy

Additional Miscellaneous Event Details

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. 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. Tip: The facility will be accessible any time after 8:00 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. Drug test screenings 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, the top 3 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. 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.

Vendor & Sponsor Inquiries

The 2024 OCB Pro/Am Yorton Cup World Championships welcomes vendors and sponsors, but there is limited lobby space. Interested business should reserve their spaces early. click here for vendor information.

Food Prep Services

TBA. The OCB Yorton Cup is not responsible for delivering meals or coordinating pick up times.

Pro Division Offerings *Open and masters are combined classes

Saturday 9/21/24: Pro Women's Physique, Figure, Wellness, Bikini

Sunday 9/22/24: Pro Men's Bodybuilding, Classic Physique, Men's Physique

Competitor Meeting

There will not be any competitor meetings prior to the event. Full event details are listed on this page or will be provided via email by the Wednesday before the show. 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 ocbevents@ocbonline.com

Contact the Promoter

Should you have any questions about this event that are not answered here, you may contact OCB via email ocbevents@ocbonline.com

Venue Map

Click Here for a map of the venue.