OCB Natural Pittsburgh Championships (Pro Qualifier) Sign-up Now!
Please print a contest flyer and hang at the gym you go to.
Saturday April 21, 2018
Franklin Regional Senior HS Auditorium, 3210 School Road, Murrysville, PA. 15668
12:00 PM Pre-Judging (event will run straight through with a 30-minute intermission after group comparisons and before individual presentations/awards). Approximate start time of Finals 3pm.
Adult General Admission $35, Under Age 12 General Admission $10, Assistant (general admission plus backstage access): $45 (only applicable to those helping a competitor prepare back stage). One assistant max per competitor is permitted. Tickets will be sold at the door and are nontransferable and nonrefundable. No checks or credit cards the day of the show. Cash only!
All contestants must come to check In between 9:30 and 11am the day of the show
Entry Fees & Deadlines
If entry is received by 04/7/2018: Entry $65. Crossover fee for each additional class $45. After 07/7/2018 an additional late entry fee of $50 applies.Sign-up Now!
Bikini: Novice, Age 40+, Open
Figure: Novice, Age 50+, Age 40+, Open
Men’s Physique: Novice, Age 40+, Open
Men’s Classic Physique: Novice, Age 40+, Open
Men’s Bodybuilding: Teen (16 to 19), Novice, Age 60+, Age 50+, Age 40+, Open
Women’s Physique: Novice, Age 40+, Open
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).
When more than one class in a division, classes are formed by dividing competitors evenly by height. *Promoter reserves the right to add or drop classes based on the number of competitors entered.
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, Women’s Physique, Men’s Physique, Men’s Classic Physique Bodybuilding) at any given show.
The top 5 in each class will receive sculptured awards. Best Posing and Best Presenter Awards will also be given in Each Division.
All competitors are required to be current members of OCB to participate in this event. If needing to obtain the annual membership please register before April 1st. 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.
Banned Substances Screening Methods
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 testing.
By appointment Friday April 7th at the host hotel, Hampton Inn 3000 Mosside Blvd, Monroeville, PA. You will need to come to the lobby and a show representative will direct you where to go. To schedule an appointment visit http://www.scheduly.com/pages/c/businessPage.aspx?sID=12188. Note you must select April 7, on the calendar for it to show times available and that there is a scroll bar on the right to pan down the list to see all appointment times available (some cell phones may not show the scroll bar). The polygraph fee is $50 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 six weeks so will be valid for the OCB show on April 22nd, Best of the Burg in Pittsburgh, PA.
Competitors are to supply their own music for finals performance by emailing an Mp4 or WAV format copy of music to deejay, Gordon Slagle by 4/7/18 at firstname.lastname@example.org. NO PROFANITY. Props allowed for finals. Routine length should be 60 seconds. Please include your full name, cell phone number and what divisions you are competing in when emailing Gordon Slagle your music. Bikini Competitors please use discretion and show respect to the audience and judges with your performance. Competitors in Figure/Men’s Physique/Bikini can send complete songs if they wish, the music would just be faded out after the stage walk is finished. Contact DJ Gordon with any music related questions.
Order of Events
12:00 noon group comparisons for Men’s Bodybuilding Novice, Age 60+, Age 50+, Age 40+, Open followed by Men’s Classic Physique Novice, Age 40+, Open, and then Men’s Physique Novice, Age 40+, Open, then Women’s Physique Novice, Age 40+, Open followed by Figure Novice, Age 50+, Age 40+, Open, and then Bikini Novice, Age 40+, Open. There will be a 30-minute intermission then individual presentations will be performed in sequential order in the same category order as group comparisons, followed by awards presentations.
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.
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.
Photo & Video Coverage
We will provide a professional photographer & video crew. They will provide quality pictures & CD video at a reasonable cost. You may obtain forms at the show or by emailing the photographer and or videographer. No one is permitted to set up cameras or use cell phones to take Video/Pictures at Pre-Judging or Finals without permission from the event Promoter. You can reach Mark Dreibeblis the Photographer @ Hot Shots Photography (301) 975-9800 or email Mark Dreibelbis email@example.com.
You can reach Kamen Bonev the Videographer @ KB Video (412) 608-5706 or email KamenBonev@kb55.com.
Spray Tanning Services
Professional competition tanning is strongly suggested and will be provided by Competition Tanning Expert, Sarah Rubino of BRONZE BEAUTY TAN at the contest hotel on Friday, April 7th and Saturday morning before the competition. To contact for appointment times, pricing & details call Sarah @412-301-5455 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hair & Make-Up Services
These Services will be provided by JVU’s Hair Studio. Please call Jenn Vu at 412-572-3006 to schedule an appointment.
Dean4540@aol.com or Dean’s Fitness Center at (724) 327-3326
Additional General Show Information
There will be flyers for other area OCB shows at check-ins and in the lobby the day of the show. If you are able to take copies and post those at the gym you go to it would be greatly appreciated.
There will be a contest meeting the day of the show at 11:00am in the auditorium with contestants and their trainer. Competitors must be fully covered whenever in the theatre seating area. Exposed body area that can allow tanning agent to stain seating cloth is to be avoided. Food or drink is not permitted in the theatre. Keep coolers, etc. in backstage prep area. Please show respect for the venue and promoters by taking care to keep on paper/plastic protected areas for tanning, oiling, and pumping up. Do not stray beyond protected areas. Alcohol is not permitted on the premises.
Competitors will have two number buttons – one to be worn front left, other rear center, to help judges keep track of individuals during scoring. If the head judge calls your number asking you to switch places on stage with another competitor during group comparisons, raise your hands so each person knows where they need to go.
Be sure to review the guidelines http://www.ocbonline.com for your category prior to the event and view the poses that will be called during group comparisons, as well a description of the path that is to be followed for the stage walks. Competitors must show their competitor number buttons to event staff in order to gain access to the back stage and auditorium areas.
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. There will be one on rear stage center, one on front stage left, one on front stage center, and one on front stage right. These marks are positioned to be where the best lighting is. Tip: When doing walks face inward toward the middle of the audience at the side X’s.
The facility will be accessible any time after 8:30 AM Saturday. Check-In will take place at the school venue in the lobby outside the auditorium. It is scheduled to start at 9:30am and will go up until the meeting starts at 11am. Everyone must be polygraphed prior to check In.
The check-in tasks will start at 9:30am and consist of distributing competitor number buttons and any advance tickets purchased, and turning in photo/video order forms (if applicable). They will also be available at this time. Event T’shirts will be given out at this time.
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 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-op 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 close after receiving their award because they will be called out with the other class winners for judging to determine division overall winners.