OCB Best of the 'Burgh (Pro Qualifier*)
Please print a contest flyer and hang at the gym you go to.
West Allegheny High School, 205 West Allegheny Rd, Imperial, PA 15126
11:00 am. Body Transformers will compete first followed by group comparisons in every division. Prejudging Order of Events will be: Men’s Bodybuilding, Men’s Physique & Classic Physique, Women’s Physique, then Figure followed by Bikini. 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.
Men’s Bodybuilding: Teen (ages 13 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.), Physically Challenged
Men’s Physique: Teen, Novice, 40+, 50+, Open
Men’s Classic Physique: Teen, Novice, Age 40+, Open
Women’s Physique: Teen, Novice, Age 40+, Open
Mixed Pairs Bodybuilding: Open
Figure: Teen, Novice (Under 5’ 4” and 5’ 4” and over), 40+, 50+, Open (Under 5’ 4” and 5’ 4” and over)
Bikini: Novice, 40+, 50+, 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 10/17/2018.
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.
Please review all OCB guidelines.
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, November 2, 2018, from noon to 9:00 pm where polygraph testing will also take place. To schedule an appointment time, visit: calendly.com/patk70/pittsburgh/11-02-2018. 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 Tim Harris by 10/27/18. Tim can also be reached at email@example.com 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 Tim Harris your music. Competitors please use discretion and show respect to the audience and judges with your performance.
Contest Day Check-In
Saturday, November 3rd, 9:00 am to 10:00 am at the contest venue, West Allegheny High School. If any competitors do not report for check-in prior to 10:00 am they will be scratched from the show.
Mandatory Contestant Meeting: 10:00 am at the contest venue, West Allegheny High School.
Fees & Deadlines
Entry Fee: If entry is received by October 17th: Entry $69. Entry fee for each additional class (Crossover fee): $49. After October 17th an additional late entry fee of $55 applies to everyone. Wednesday, October 31st 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. *Please note that it is the responsibility of each athlete to obtain an OCB Membership prior to 11/2/18.
Polygraph Testing Fee: $50 cash only please payable directly to the examiner at the time of testing. Please use this link to set up your polygraph testing appointment: https://calendly.com/patk70/pittsburgh/11-02-2018. (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.
Medallions will be presented to Overall Winners in Open & Masters Men’s Bodybuilding & Physique, Classic Physique & Open Figure and Open Bikini.
OCB Pro Card status will be awarded to overall division winners of Men’s Bodybuilding Open, Men’s Physique Open, Classic Physique Open, Women’s Physique Open and Figure & Bikini Open.
OCB MASTERS PRO Card status will be presented to 1st Place winners of: Men’s 40+ Bodybuilding, Men’s Physique & Classic 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.
Please see the Banned Substances Link: 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, 10/28/18 at firstname.lastname@example.org. It is the competitor’s responsibility to show proof of a passed polygraph test by 10/28/18.
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 11/2/18 at the host hotel noon to 9:00 pm and Saturday 11/3/2018 at 8:30 am at the contest venue. Please make your polygraph appointment as soon as possible at this scheduling link: https://calendly.com/patk70/pittsburgh/11-02-2018
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.)
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 (also general seating) will close on Monday, 10/28/18.
Adult General Admission: $40.00
Child Admission: (under age 12) $10.00
Trainers Ticket: $55.00 Good for back stage access entrance and audience admission.
Courtyard by Marriot Settlers Ridge, 5100 Campbells Run Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15205. Reservations can be made online or by calling 1-800-MARRIOT. When making your reservation please identify yourself as a member of the “2018 OCB Natural Steel City group” to receive the group rate of $99.00 per night. You must book your room BEFORE Friday, October 12, 2018 to receive the group rate. All rooms are equipped with a refrigerator. Microwaves are available upon request. The hotel includes on location Starbucks, Bistro, and a 24/7 market. The hotel gym is available 24/7. Pool hours are 6am to 11pm. Courtyard Marriott provides an airport shuttle 6am to 11pm and also a shuttle in a 3 mile radius of the hotel.
Professional Contest Photography
Professional competition photography will be provided by Mark Dreibelbis of Hot Shots Photography. Please contact Mark for his competition package rates and register for his professional photography services prior to the competition at Mark@HotShotsPhotograghy.com. Mark can also be reached at 301-975-9800. 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, November 2nd 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 email@example.com
Hair Stylist and Professional Makeup
Pretty Hair Salon, is excited to be the preferred hair and makeup artist of the 2018 OCB Steel City Natural Championships. We will be providing onsite hair and makeup services the morning of the event for $175. Services will include everything from hair and makeup to airbrush makeup as well as lash extensions for additional cost. Pretty Hair Salon is known for our special occasion hair and makeup and have won numerous awards, as well as used in publications. We look forward to the opportunity to provide you these services. Please contact Heather Fejes at 7247091150 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your needs and to setup your appointment. Please check us out at our website at PrettyInPittsburgh.com , follow us on Facebook at Pretty Hair Salon, or instagram @prettyinpittsburgh!
Professional Nail Color & Design
Services will be provided by “Nailed it by April”. April Potts will be available Friday at the contest hotel from noon to 9:00 pm. Please contact April at email@example.com to set up an appointment.
None of these 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.
Body Transformation Guidelines
Download Body Transformation Guidelines
412-551-6836 or firstname.lastname@example.org