2020 OCB No Gear Classic Pro/Am
Saturday, May 16, 2020
Gail Brower Huggins Performance Center (Odell Theater) at Greensboro College, 815 W Market St., Greensboro, NC 27401 (Directions)
10:00 AM (event will run straight through with an intermission after group comparisons and before individual presentations/awards).
Adult General Admission $40
Under Age 12 General Admission $20
Age 3 And Under Free
Assistant (general admission plus backstage access): $80 (only applicable to those helping a competitor prepare backstage). One assistant max per competitor is permitted.
ENTRY FEES & DEADLINES
Amateur Entries received by April 25, 2020 $80 entry; $50 each crossover
No entries accepted after May 10, 2020.
April 25 – May 10, 2020 $95 entry; $50 each crossover
Pro Divisions Information and Registration
No entries accepted after May 10, 2020.
All fees are non-refundable.
Bikini: Novice, Age 50+, 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: Novice, Age 60+, Age 50+, Age 40+*, Open*
Women’s Physique: Novice, 40+*, Open*
Pro Women’s Physique
When more than one class in a division, classes are formed by dividing competitors evenly by height. In the event, there is more than one class of pro competitors the top 3 athletes in each class will go head to head to determine the top 3 overall winners. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top 3 overall athletes.
Novice: Cannot have placed first in any class besides Teen, within any division, within any category, with any organization or at any independent event, with the exception of cases where first place was won in a class where the competitor was the only one in the class.
Open: Open to everyone regardless of age and level of experience.
Age: Age as of the day of the contest must fall within the stipulated age range (Ex: Age 50 & Over).
Amateur: When more than one class in a division, classes are formed by dividing competitors evenly by height.
Pro: When more than one class in a division, classes are formed by dividing competitors evenly by height. In the event, there is more than one class of pro competitors the top 3 athletes in each class will go head to head to determine the top 3 overall winners. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top 3 overall athletes.
A crossover entry (amateur) 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. Neither amateur or pro competitors may participate in more than one category (Bikini, Figure, Physique, Bodybuilding, Classic Physique) at any given show.
Amateur divisions – The top 5 in each class will receive swords, overall winners receive a shield.
Pro Divisions – Top 3 guaranteed payout as follows: 1st $2500, 2nd $1500, 3rd $1000.
Competitors participating in amateur divisions are required to hold current amateur OCB memberships to participate in this event. Competitors participating in pro divisions are required to hold current pro OCB memberships to participate in this event. If needing to obtain either an amateur or a pro annual OCB 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 the 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. All fees are non-refundable.
Pro participants must have previously won a pro-qualifying placement at an OCB amateur contest or have won another organization’s top overall title.
DRUG SCREENING METHODS
All competitors are required to be polygraph tested prior to competing. In addition, all pro qualifying and cash-winning placement winners are required to provide a urine specimen immediately after the conclusion of the event for urinalysis.
By appointment Thursday, May 16 TBD and Friday, May 17 (times to be determined) at the host hotel, the Hawthorn Suites, 7623 Thorndike Rd, Greensboro, NC 27409. The exact room number will be emailed to competitors the night before testing begins (or Thursday afternoon for those checking in early). You will check in 15 minutes prior to your polygraph screening. Please bring proof of current OCB membership (digital proof is okay). A link to schedule an appointment will be emailed out after registration about 10-14 days prior to testing. 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 amateur shows held within six weeks. Polygraph fees are non-refundable.
All competitors can supply their own music for their individual presentation or can request house music be used instead. Posing and t-walks will be limited to 1 minute for amateurs. Pro competitors will be allowed 90 seconds for routines and t-walks. Music can be emailed to email@example.com in an mp3 format. Music must be received by May 9, 2019, or house music will be played.
Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham, 7623 Thorndike Rd, Greensboro, NC 27409. (336) 823-6791. Call and ask for the No Gear Classic Rate.
One assistant max per competitor is allowed backstage. The assistant MUST buy a trainer/assistant ticket ($80), which is good for general admission and backstage access. No one under the age of 18 is allowed backstage. No males allowed in women’s dressing room, and no females allowed in men’s dressing room. Competitors are responsible for the behavior of their guests. 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. If there is a second offense the competitor they were assisting will be disqualified from the contest.
Be VERY careful not to get tan on the walls and toilets. You must be fully clothed to sit in the auditorium. Throw your trash away before leaving. Please respect this facility and the volunteers that have to clean up after you!
COMPETITOR PREP AREA
Lightweights, 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.
Remember, you are not alone on stage. Family, friends, other competitors, and hundreds of strangers are watching you. If you’re disappointed with a placement, carry yourself as a professional during and after the awards presentations. After the show ask the judges for feedback. When speaking to them, you may discover their reasoning for your placement. You may understand their decisions more and get helpful insight for future competitions. Everyone in the show worked hard, so don’t allow poor sportsmanship to ruin the event for others. Any competitors who exhibit what OCB deems as poor sportsmanship are subject to disqualification and may be banned from future OCB events.
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 pre-order have a lot more photos taken of them. We will have pre-order forms at check-in. Please fill that out and hand it to the photographer before the show starts.
VIDEO RECORDING POLICY
Competitors and friends/family are welcome to bring recording devices.
SPRAY TANNING, HAIR & MAKE-UP SERVICES
Contact Scott Johnson to schedule spray tanning and make-up. firstname.lastname@example.org No other spray tanner will be allowed in the venue. If another spray tanner is found in the venue they will be asked to leave and the competitor will be disqualified.