OCB Best of the 'Burgh Pro/Am Saturday April 28th

OCB Best of the 'Burgh Pro/Am

Event Info

OCB Best of the 'Burgh (Pro Qualifier)

Please print a contest flyer and hang at the gym you go to.


Boyce Middle School, 1500 Boyce Road, Upper St. Clair, PA 15241

Show Time

11:00 am. Body Transformers will compete first followed by Pro Men’s Masters 40+ Physique Pre-judging, Finals & Awards. The Amateur event will then begin and run straight through with a 30 minute intermission after group comparisons and before individual presentations & awards. The Prejudging portion of the event will consist of group comparisons in every division. The Finals portion of the event will consist of Body Transformers reading their essays, Bodybuilding & Physique routines and Figure & Bikini Stage Walks. The awards ceremony & overall division competitions will follow.

Division Offerings

Men’s Bodybuilding: Teen (ages 13 to 19), Novice (Under 5’ 9” and 5’ 9” and over), 40+, 50+, 60+, Open (Bantam: 156 Lbs. and under, Lightweight: Over 156 – 169 Lbs., Middleweight: Over 169– 190 Lbs., Heavyweight: Over 190 Lbs.).
Physically Challenged: Open
Women’s Bodybuilding: Novice, Age 40+, Open
Men’s Physique: Novice, 40+, 50+, Open
Men's Classic Physique: Novice, Age 40+, Open
Women’s Physique: Novice, Age 40+, Open
Mixed Pairs Bodybuilding: Open
Figure: Novice (Under 5’ 4” and 5’ 4” and over), 40+, 50+, Open (Under 5’ 4” and 5’ 4” and over) Bikini: Novice, 40+, Open
Body Transformation Challenge: Men’s & Women’s

Promoter reserves the right to add or drop classes based on the number of competitors entered. PLEASE try to send your entry form in by Early Entry Deadline of 4/18/2018.

Division Details

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 was the only competitor in the class). Eligibility will be verified during polygraph testing.
Masters Age Divisions: Open only to those falling into the stipulated age range (ex. 40+ is age forty and over).
Teen Division: Open only to those who are ages 13 to 19.
Open Division: Open to anyone regardless of age and level of experience.

Crossover Entries (entering more than one division)

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 three events maximum. 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.

Contest Check-Ins/Polygraph Tests

At the contest hotel in the lobby Meeting Room on Friday, April 27th, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm where polygraph testing will also take place. To schedule an appointment time, visit https://calendly.com/peakedp/ocb-best-of-the-burgh/04-20-2018 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. *Please see Drug Testing below. Polygraph test results are valid for other amateur OCB shows that are held within 6 weeks. View the upcoming schedule of events.

Music / Individual Routines & Stage Walks

Competitors are to supply their own music for finals performance by emailing an Mp3 format copy of music to DJ Tyler: Tfoister01@gmail.com by 4/22/18. He can also be reached at 412-294-2913 for any questions. NO PROFANITY. Props allowed. Routine length should be 60 seconds. (No more than 90 secs.) Please include your full name, cell phone number and what divisions you are competing in when emailing DJ Tyler your music. Bikini Competitors please use discretion and show respect to the audience and judges with your performance.

Contest Day Check-In

Saturday, April 28, 8:30 am to 10:00 am at the contest venue, Boyce Middle School. If any competitors do not report for check-in prior to 10:00 am they will be scratched from the show.

Competitor Meeting

Mandatory Contestant Meeting: 10:00 am at the contest venue, Boyce Middle School.

Fees & Deadlines

If entry is received by April 18th: Entry $69. Entry fee for each additional class (Crossover fee): $49. After April 18th an additional late entry fee of $50 applies to everyone. Monday, April 23rd is the last day entries will be accepted. *Please note that all entry fees are non-transferrable and non-refundable.
OCB Membership Fee: $72.50 Must be obtained prior to the contest at ocbonline.com
Polygraph Testing Fee: $50 cash only please payable directly to the examiner at the time of testing. ***Link to be posted soon for polygraph appointment scheduling. (Please read details below under “Drug Testing”).


Trophy Awards for top 5 placements in each amateur class. OCB Medals awarded to any competitor not placing in the top 5. “Best of the Burgh” Medallions will be presented to Overall Winners in Open & Masters Men’s & Women’s Bodybuilding & Physique, Classic Physique & Open Figure and Open Bikini. OCB Pro Card status will be awarded to overall division winners of Men’s & Women’s Bodybuilding Open, Men’s Physique Open, Classic Physique Open, Women’s Physique Open, Figure & Bikini Open. OCB MASTERS PRO Card status will be presented to 1st Place winners of: Men’s 40+ Bodybuilding, Men’s Physique 40+, Women’s Physique 40+, Figure 40+ and Bikini 40+. Best Poser Award for best male and female presentation in 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.

Drug Testing

Please see the Banned Substances list on ocbonline.com. Polygraph testing is required for all competitors. Polygraph fee is $50 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 the event they are ineligible for competition. Results from recent polygraph exams performed by other OCB affiliate natural organizations will accepted within a strict six week period. *HOWEVER PLEASE NOTE that you must present proof of your passed polygraph to the promoter via email by Monday, 4/23/18 at ocbpittsburgh@gmail.com. It is the competitor’s responsibility to show proof of a passed polygraph test by 4/23/18. All competitors are subject to additional forms of testing, if requested, at the discretion and expense of the promoter. Polygraph testing will take place on Friday 04/27/2018 at the host hotel 1:00 to 9:00 and Saturday 04/28/2018 at 8:30 am at the contest venue. Please make your polygraph appointment as soon as the scheduling link is posted here soon.
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. Any 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.)

Backstage Policy

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. *Please Note: Trainers tickets are nontransferable and nonrefundable – NO EXCEPTIONS!


Tickets will be sold at the door for general seating and are nontransferable & nonrefundable. Cash is encouraged, no checks will be accepted. Please tell your family and friends. Online Advance Ticket sales will close on Monday, 4/23/18
Adult General Admission: $40.00
Child Admission: (under age 12) $10.00
Trainers Ticket: $50.00 Good for back stage access entrance and audience admission.

Host Hotel

Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh/Southpointe, 1000 Corporate Drive, Canonsburg, PA, Reservations can be made by calling the Hilton Garden Inn directly at 724-743-5000 or online with this booking link: http://hiltongardeninn.hilton.com/en/gi/groups/personalized/P/PITSPGI-OCD-20180427/index.jhtml. If calling, ask for the OCB Best of the Burgh Group Rate of $109.00 per night. Please try to book your room on or before 04/27/2018 to receive the group rate. All rooms are equipped with a refrigerator and microwave.

Professional Contest Photography

Professional competition photography will be provided by Joseph Hadinata. Please contact Joseph for his competition package rates and register for his professional photography services prior to the competition at joseph.hadinata@gmail.com. Individual photo shoots are also available Friday, Saturday & Sunday. 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 Competition Tanning Expert, Sarah Rubino of BRONZE BEAUTY TAN at the contest hotel on Friday, April 27th and Saturday morning before the competition at the venue. To contact for appointment times, pricing & details call Sarah @412-301-5455 or email her at tan@bronzebeautyst.com

Hair Stylist and Professional Makeup

These Services will be provided by JVU’s Hair Studio at the contest hotel on Friday, April 27th and Saturday morning before the competition at the venue. Please call Jenn Vu at 412-443-9867 to set up an appointment.

Please Note

None of the above services can deter you from the mandatory Saturday contest check in, the mandatory contestant meeting before prejudging OR prejudging competition! Please Plan accordingly.

If you need assistance with coaching for your contest preparations please contact:

Stasi Longo, Owner~ Sonshine Fitness, Certified Professional Trainer & Physique Coach, Competition Promoter & Head Judge, sonshinefitness.com, Gym~ 724-942-BFIT/Cell~ 412-551-6836 ***Pre contest training/coaching discounts available for contest entrants.

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