OCB Open Natural Nationals Saturday October 27th

OCB Open Natural Nationals

Event Info

OCB Open Nationals (Super Pro Qualifier)

Win $100! Print this contest flyer and hang at a gym or supplement shop, then take a selfie with it showing in the background and post on social media using #ocbnationals. One person will be chosen randomly after September 28, 2018 to win $100.

As a Super Pro Qualifying event, all CLASS winners (not just DIVISION overall winners) will become eligible for the OCB Pro level. (For example, if there are three height classes in the Bikini Open division, all three class winners would earn pro status, not just the Bikini Open division overall winner).


Saturday October 27, 2018


University of DC Theater of the Arts, 4200 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008.

For parking, enter the Van Ness Campus Garage from Van Ness Street,


The schedule of events will be done in four segments to help ease flow of foot traffic over the course of the day, and to help with planning for friend's/family members attending the event. Below are times predicted to the best of our ability in advance. Should a segment not run as long as anticipated, we still won't begin the next section until the stated time (for purposes of attendee planning). If a segment runs longer than anticipated, it could result in other segments beginning a little later than stated.

11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Men's Amateur Open Bodybuilding Group Comparisons
Men's Pro Bodybuilding Group Comparisons
Men's Amateur Open Classic Physique Group Comparisons
Individual Presentations for Amateur & Pro Bodybuilding and Amateur Classic Physique
Awards/Overalls for Amateur & Pro Men's Bodybuilding and Amateur Classic Physique

01:15 PM - 03:00 PM
Men's Amateur Open Physique Group Comparisons
Men's Pro Physique Group Comparisons
Individual Presentations for Amateur & Pro Men's Physique
Awards/Overalls for Amateur & Pro Men's Physique

03:15 PM - 05:00 PM
Women's Amateur Open Physique Group Comparisons
Women's Pro Physique Group Comparisons
Figure Amateur Open Group Comparisons
Figure Pro Group Comparisons
Individual Presentations for Amateur & Pro Women's Physique and Amateur & Pro Figure
Awards/Overalls for Amateur & Pro Women's Physique and Amateur & Pro Figure

05:15 PM - 07:30 PM
Bikini Amateur Open Group Comparisons
Bikini Pro Group Comparisons
Individual Presentations for Amateur & Pro Bikini
Awards for Amateur & Pro Bikini


Adult General Admission $45, Under Age 12 General Admission $15, Assistant (general admission plus backstage access): $60 (only applicable to those helping a competitor prepare back stage). One assistant max per competitor is permitted. Tickets are valid for the whole event. Separate tickets for certain portions of the event are not available. Tickets are the same price whether attending only one, or all portions of the event.

Entry Fees & Deadlines

If entry is received by Sunday October 7th: Entry $79. After October 7th an additional late entry fee of $50 applies. Monday October 22nd is the last day entries will be accepted.

Division Offerings

Open divisions only for: Bikini, Figure, Men’s Physique, Men’s Classic Physique, Men’s Bodybuilding, and Women’s Physique. Competitors can participate in only one division. (Note: There are no Novice or Masters Age divisions for this event - the Masters Nationals is being held November 17th in Providence, RI).


When there's more than one class in a division, classes are formed by dividing competitors evenly by height.


The top 5 in each class will receive awards.


Pre-qualifying for this event at an earlier OCB contest is not required for 2018. 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.

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 event for urinalysis.

Check-Ins/Polygraph Screenings

By appointment Thursday October 25th 4:00 PM to 7:30 PM or Friday October 26th 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St NW, Washington, DC 20008. Schedule an appointment for Thursday or schedule an appointment for Friday. The polygraph fee is $50 and is payable in cash only at the time of testing. Exact change would be appreciated. Please try to schedule your polygraph appointment so it's before your spray tanning appointment if doing both the same day. Polygraph test results are valid for other amateur OCB shows that are held within 6 weeks. View the upcoming schedule of events.

Format for Individual Presentations

Due to the expected size of this event, 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, and to house music, will walk to the center of the back of the stage (there will be an "X" marking the spot), strike one pose of their choice, walk to front center stage (there will be an "X" marking the spot), strike 4 poses of their choice, then exit the stage.

Host Hotel

Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St NW, Washington, DC 20008. Reservations can be made online or by calling 800-THE-OMNI and referencing group code "OCB" for a nightly rate of $159 for Fri & Sat nights. It's recommended to reserve by 5pm Tuesday September 25th. After then will be based on availability and at the prevailing transient rate. Note the hotel has a nightly parking fee of $52 also.


A roster with assigned competitor numbers and class breakdowns will be emailed to competitors the Wednesday before the show.

Competitor Meeting

There will not be a competitor meeting prior to the event. Full event details are listed on this page, or will be provided by email by the Wednesday before the show.

Backstage Policy

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. If anyone 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.

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.

Video Recording Policy

Competitors and friends/family are welcome to bring recording devices.

Professional Services Vendors

Please note that the companies/individuals listed below are the official 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 Coverage

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/polygraph.

Spray Tanning Services

Available from Body Beautiful Bronzing. For details and to schedule an appointment visit: facebook.com/beautifulbronzing

Hair & Make-Up Services

For information about hair & make-up services, and to schedule, visit GlamByShawna.com

Additional Details

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 on 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 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 competitors arrive no later than 30 minutes before the show's start time to allow enough time to get familiarized with the building layout and be ready before the start time.

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.

Polygraph testing and check-in tasks will both be done at the appointment time you scheduled. The check-in tasks will consist of distributing competitor number buttons, 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 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 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.

Winners of OCB Pro qualifying placements should stay close after going off stage for urine specimen collections.

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 Information (for companies interested in having booths in the lobby)

Vendor Space Reservation Form

Event Sponsorship Opportunities for Businesses

Businesses interested in sponsorship opportunities for this event can request a sponsorship kit from Marjorie at mthrash1@verizon.net


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 mshepshows@gmail.com

Food Prep Services

To ease the stress of traveling for this event, athletes, staff, and coaches can order healthy prepared meals in advance. Orders can be picked up at the host hotel during check-in or at the venue on the day of the event. Customers must coordinate payment and pick-up times directly with the food prep vendor. John’s Fit Meals: johnsfitmeals@gmail.com 443-717-1924 or Meals of Dopeness: chefdopeness@gmail.com or visit Findyourdopeness.com