OCB Best of the 'Burgh Saturday April 22nd

OCB Best of the 'Burgh

Event Info

OCB Best of the 'Burgh (Pro Qualifier*)

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


Saturday April 22, 2017


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


11:00 am. Event will run straight through with a 30 minute intermission after group comparisons and before individual presentations/awards. The Prejudging portion of events will begin with individual Body Transformation essays being read, then group comparisons in every division. The Finals portion of the event will consist of Bodybuilding & Physique routines and Figure & Bikini Stage Walks. The awards ceremony & overall division competitions will follow.


Adult: $35, Minor (Under 12): $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 & nonrefundable. Cash is encouraged, no checks will be accepted. Please tell your family and friends.

Entry Fees & Deadlines

Entry Fee: $65 if registering by 04/15/17, $95 if registering after 04/15/17. Walk-in entries the day of the event will be accepted, with entry fee of $150.00. All Crossover Fees are $45.00 per additional class. Fees non-refundable.

Division/Class Offerings

Men’s Bodybuilding: Wheelchair, 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.)
Women’s Bodybuilding: Wheelchair, Novice, Age 40+, Age 50+, Open
Men’s Physique: Novice, Age 40+, Age 50+, Open
Men’s Classic Physique: Novice, Age 40+, Open
Women’s Physique: Novice, Age 40+, Age 50+, Open
Mixed Pairs Bodybuilding: Open
Figure: Novice (Under 5’ 4” and 5’ 4” and over), Age 40+, Age 50+, Open (Under 5’ 4” and 5’ 4” and over)
Bikini: Novice, Age 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 Entry Deadline of 4/08/2017.
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).

Crossover Entries

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. Crossovers are especially encouraged for any one who qualifies by age for a chance to win Masters Pro Card status. (Please read below under “Awards”).rn


Trophy Awards for top 5 Male & Female Body Transformers and top 5 placements in each class for all divisions, “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. Pro Card status will be awarded to overall division winners of Men’s & Women’s Bodybuilding Open, Men’s Physique Open, Women’s Physique Open, Figure & Bikini Open provided that requirements are met (see Guidelines on OCBonline.com), Masters PRO Card status will be presented to 1st Place winners of: Men’s & Women’s 40+ Bodybuilding, Men’s Physique 40+, Women’s Physique 40+, Figure 40+ and Bikini 40+ provided requirements are met. Best Poser Award for best male and female presentation in the competition. Team Trophy Award: Presented to the Team/Gym/Fitness Center who has the most competitors in the competition. Proof required, please list your gym or Team name on the entry form.


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 15th. 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

Except for Body Transformation only participants, 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.

Check-Ins/Polygraph Screenings

Pre-Registration will be Friday April 21st 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM at the host hotel's conference room, Hampton Inn Bridgeville, 150 Old Pond Road, Bridgeville, PA. You will receive your contestant numbers, goody bags and tee shirts at this time. Check-Ins will be Saturday, April 22, 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. To schedule an appointment for a polygraph test visit: http://www.scheduly.com/pages/c/businessPage.aspx?sID=12331. Note you must select April 21st 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 shows in Catonsville, MD (04/29) and Frederick, MD (06/04).


Competitors are to supply their own music for finals performance by emailing an Mp3 or WAV format copy of music to deejay, Tim Harris, BC1OFAKIND@GMAIL.COM by 4/16/17. NO PROFANITY. Props allowed. Routine length should be 60 seconds. Please include your full name, cell phone number and what divisions you are competing in when emailing Tim Harris your music. Bikini Competitors please use discretion and show respect to the audience and judges with your performance.

Host Hotel

Hampton Inn Bridgeville, 150 Old Pond Road, Bridgeville, PA 15017. PLEASE NOTE that the reservations can only be made by calling the Hampton Inn Bridgeville directly at 412-319-7706 or 1-800-Hampton or you can secure your room at http://group.hamptoninn.com/OCB. You will need the Group Code: OCB and the Hotel Name: Hampton Inn Bridgeville and the Date of your stay: 04/21/17. Ask for the OCB Group Rate for the Hampton Inn Bridgeville of $109.00 per night. You must book your room before 04/14/2017 to receive the group rate. All rooms are equipped with a refrigerator and microwave. Free hot breakfast served daily and free high-speed and wireless internet access in the lobby and all guest rooms.

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!

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.

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.

Video Recording Policy

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

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 21st and Saturday morning before the competition. To contact for appointment times, pricing & details call Sarah @412-301-5455 or email her at tan@bronzebeautyst.com

Hair & Make-Up Services

These Services will also be provided by JVU’s Hair Studio. Please call Jenn Vu at 412-572-3006 to schedule an appointment.rn

Contestant Meeting

Mandatory Contestant Meeting: Saturday April 22nd at 10:00 AM at the contest venue, Boyce Middle School.

Contest Prep Services

If you need assistance with coaching for your contest preparations please contact: Stasi Longo, Owner~ Sonshine Fitness, Certified Professional Trainer & Physique Coach. (724) 942-BFIT or (412) 551-6836. Pre-contest training/coaching discounts available for contest entrants.

Body Transformation Guidelines

View the guidelines for the Body Transformation contest at http://www.ocbonline.com/uploads/BodyTransformationGuidelines