2019 OCB No Gear Classic Pro/Am
Saturday, May 18, 2019
Gail Brower Huggins Performance Center (Odell Theater) @ Greensboro College, 815 W Market St., Greensboro, NC 27401
11:00 AM (event will run straight through with an intermission after group comparisons and before individual presentations/awards). An order of events will be emailed no later than one week prior to the show.
Adult General Admission $40
Children 12 and under $15
Age 3 and Under Free
Assistant (general admission plus backstage access): $70 (only applicable to those helping a competitor prepare backstage). One assistant max per competitor is permitted.
Entry Fees & Deadlines
If received by March 1, 2019. $150
March 1 – May 4, 2019, $175
May 4 – May 14, 2019, $200
Entry fees are non-refundable.
Pro Men’s Bodybuilding
When more than one class in a division, classes are formed by dividing competitors evenly by height. In the event, if 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.
Top 5 will be awarded a medal. Top 3 guaranteed payout as follows: 1st $1000, 2nd $600, 3rd $400.
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 May 4th. Memberships can be purchased on OCBonline.com.
Pros from all organizations meeting these guidelines are eligible.
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. Also, review the OCB’s policy on doctor prescribed testosterone. 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 screened 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. If you fail to take the polygraph or submit a urine sample for any reason you will be disqualified.
By appointment Thursday, May 16 TBD and Friday, May 17 (times to be determined) at the host hotel – 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). 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. Pros have to polygraph at each event. Polygraph fees are non-refundable.
All competitors can supply their own music for their individual presentation or can request house music be used instead. Pros can take up to 2 minutes for their routine. Music can be emailed to email@example.com in an mp3 format. Music must be received by May 14, 2019, or house music will be played.
Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham
7623 Thorndike Rd, Greensboro, NC 27409
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 ($70), 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.
Be VERY careful not to get tan or oil 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.
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 & Makeup Services
Contact Scott Johnson to schedule spray tanning and make-up. firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional General Show Information
Details subject to change closer to the show.