2009 NPC NATIONAL Bodybuilding, Figure & Bikini Championships
Dear NPC Athlete: Enclosed you will find the entry form for the 2009 NPC National Bodybuilding, Figure & Bikini Championships, to be held November 20-21 at the Westin Diplomat Resort in Hollywood/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Please read the entire Nationals brochure thoroughly – it contains important information. The application page must be fully completed and signed. If you are under 18 years old, make sure that it is signed by your parent or guardian. Once the application has been completed, send a money order - no personal checks - to pay for your entry fee and return it where instructed in your official entry form. Keep the information brochure for your own reference.
Please note that there can be no entry refunds.
ENTRIESMUST BE POSTMARKED BY FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2009. ENTRIES POSTMARKED AFTER OCTOBER 30WILL BE ACCEPTED IF RECEIVED BY NOVEMBER 4, 2009. ENTRY FEE FOR ENTRIES POSTMARKED AFTER OCTOBER 30 AND RECEIVED BY NOVEMBER 4 IS DOUBLED TO $300. ABSOLUTELY NO ENTRIESWILL BE ACCEPTED IF RECEIVED AFTER NOVEMBER 4, 2009.
Tickets are available by calling Pam Betz at 407-876-4467, email to email@example.com
, or online at www.nationalbodybuilding .com
, or at the door during the show (if available). Place your order early in order to reserve the best seats.
FINALS: $125 - $75 All Seats Reserved
PRE-JUDGING: Friday – Men’s Bodybuilding/Women’s Bodybuilding - $50
Saturday Morning – Figure & Bikini - $35
Special Combo Prejudging Ticket – Both Prejudgings - $80
All Prejudging Seats are General Admission/Open Seating
(All ticket prices are subject to applicable sales tax and fees)
Hotel Info: The host hotel is the Westin Diplomat Resort (call 954-602-6000 for reservations). The special NPC Rate of $229 is valid until October 20, 2009. After this date, the NPC rate will be honored ONLY on a space-available basis. Please book your hotel accommodations early! Please note that no cooking devices of any kind will be allowed in hotel rooms. The hotel will provide a room with a microwave for heating food as well as a special competitormenu tailored to the needs of the athletes. Remember, the hotel cut-off date for special NPC rate is October 30!
If you have any questions on eligibility requirements, please call either SandyWilliamson (women bodybuilders, figure & bikini) at 818-400-1060 (email address firstname.lastname@example.org
) or PeterW. Potter (men) at 954-763-2718 (email email@example.com
). For entry forms and general information, call 407-876-4467, email firstname.lastname@example.org
or go to www.nationalbodybuilding .com
Remember, all entriesmust be postmarked by October 30!
1. All contestants must be registered as athletes with the computer service of the National Physique Committee as of October 30, 2009. For an application, contact the NPC at P.O. Box 3711, Pittsburgh, PA 15230 (412-276-5027). YOU
MAY NOT REGISTER FOR AN NPC CARD ON THE DAY OF THE CONTEST.
2. You MUST be a U.S. Citizen to enter this event and proof MUST be sent with entry (copy of birth certificate, voter registration, passport, or military discharge (DD214). Driver Licenses and Social Security Cards ARE NOT proof of citizenship.
3. You MUST NOT be currently under suspension by the NPC. In order for a U.S. athlete to be eligible for the 2008 NPC National Bodybuilding & Figure Championships, the athlete must have competed since January 1, 2006, and obtained one of the following placements in an NPC event:
 Among the first 5 in his/her weight group in the NPC Nationals, NPC USA or IFBB North American Championships
 Among the first 5 in his/her weight group in the Team Universe, Jr. National or Jr. USA Bodybuilding Championships
 Among the top 5 in his/her weight class in the Teenage, Collegiate or Masters Nationals Bodybuilding Championships
 Among the first 2 in his/her weight class in the Armed Forces National Bodybuilding Championships
 First Overall in an area bodybuilding Championship of the unrestricted class
 Among the first 2 in his/her weight class in an area level bodybuilding Championship designated as a National Qualifier
 As the Overall winner in a District level bodybuilding Championship designated as a National qualifying contest
 Class winners at the USA and Nationals will be given 5 years of eligibility
 Figure competitors must have placed in the top 3 in their respective height class in a NPC-sanctioned figure event designated as a national qualifying contest since January 1, 2007, and must be eligible under Items 1, 2, and 3
 Bikini competitors must have competed in an NPC-sanctioned event.
 All athletes are subject to random drug testing
FOR INFORMATION CONCERNING ELIGIBILITY AND ACCEPTANCE, PLEASE CONTACT:
P.O. Box 70029
Riverside, CA 92513
MEN: Peter W. Potter
USA Sports Promotion of Florida
1126 S. Federal Highway, #169
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316
ALL ENTRIES MUST BE POSTMARKED NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30. FOR ANY ENTRIES POSTMARKED AFTER OCTOBER 30 AND RECEIVED BY NOVEMBER 4, ENTRY FEE IS DOUBLED TO $300
___Entry Blank - Signed and completed
___Copy of your 2008 NPC card
___Proof of US Citizenship: Birth certificate, voter registration card, passport, or DD214 ONLY
___Money order for $150 made payable to Stonecutter Event Promotions, Inc.
Return Entry Form by:
Men: Certified Mail, Express Mail, UPS Next Day or Federal Express to Peter W. Potter
Women: Certified Mail, Express Mail, UPS Next Day or Federal Express to Sandy Williamson
Bantamweight: 143-1/4 lbs. & under
Lightweight: over 143-1/4 lbs. up to & including 154-1/4 lbs.
Welterweight: over 154-1/4 lbs. up to & including 165-1/4 lbs.
Middleweight: over 165-1/4 lbs. up to & including 176-1/4 lbs.
Light-Heavyweight: over 176-1/4 lbs. up to & including 198-1/4 lbs.
Heavyweight: over 198-1/4 lbs. up to & including 225-1/4 lbs.
Super-Heavyweight over 225-1/4 lbs.
Lightweight: 115 lbs. & under
Middleweight: over 115 lbs. up to & including 125 lbs.
Light-Heavyweight: over 125 lbs. up to & including 140 lbs.
Heavyweight: over 140 lbs.
Six Height Classes up to & including 5'1"
(Classes A-F) over 5'1" up to & including 5'2-1/2"
over 5'2-1/2" up to & including 5'4"
over 5'4" up to & including 5'5-1/2"
over 5'5-1/2" up to & including 5'7"
MONEY ORDER FOR $150 ENTRY FEE MADE PAYABLE TO
"STONECUTTER EVENT PROMOTIONS, INC."
ENTRIESMUST BE POSTMARKED BY FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2009. ENTRIES POSTMARKED AFTER OCTOBER 30 WILL BE ACCEPTED IF RECEIVED BY NOVEMBER 4, 2009. ENTRY FEE FOR ENTRIES POSTMARKED AFTER OCTOBER 30 AND RECEIVED BY NOVEMBER 4 IS DOUBLED TO $300. ABSOLUTELY NO ENTRIESWILL BE ACCEPTED IF RECEIVED AFTER NOVEMBER 4, 2009.
CHECK-IN / ATHLETE MEETING / WEIGH-IN
WESTIN DIPLOMAT RESORT
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Early weigh-in/check-in: (men) 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. (women bodybuilders/figure/bikini) 8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Friday, November 20, 2009
Final Weigh-in/Check-in: All Athletes (men bb/women bb/figure/bikini) 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. (NO EXCEPTIONS)
COMPETITION SUITS MUST BE WORN BY BODYBUILDERS TO WEIGH-INS. IF YOU HAVE ANY DOUBT ABOUT THE SUIT STYLE, BRING A SECOND SUIT!
MUSIC / NPC REGULATIONS
 All contestants MUST supply their own music and bring TWO copies to the mandatory athlete's meeting. NO PROFANITY WILL BE PERMITTED IN ANY MUSIC. Bodybuilders' music is not to exceed 90 seconds
 Posing music MUST be on an otherwise blank CD and MUST be set at the beginning of the music.
 CDs will be collected at the mandatory athletes' meetings prior to prejudging.
 Men and Women bodybuilding contestants will not use music at the prejudging – only the Finals. There will be 45 seconds of posing without music in prejudging for bodybuilders.
 No "T" back suits, metallic or vinyl will be allowed. However, female bodybuilding competitors will be allowed to wear multi-colored posing suits and jewelry at the Finals. Emphasis is on "good taste"!
 Additional regulations pertaining to Figure & Bikini competitors only are set forth on the Figure & Bikini Entry Forms.
POSING AND AWARDS
The top 15 finalists in each bodybuilding class and the top 15 finalists in each figure and bikini height classes will be introduced on stage at the finals. The top five competitors in each bodybuilding class will perform their entire routine. The top five athletes in each bodybuilding class, the top five figure and bikini finalists in each height class, and the overall winners will be awarded trophies. The winners of each bodybuilding weight class and each figure and bikini height class will be eligible for IBFF Pro status.
Email Laura Colvin at email@example.com
or call 773-866-2668 Ask for Special NPC Nationals Fares HOST HOTEL Westin Diplomat Resort, 3555 S. Ocean Drive, Hollywood, FL 33019 For Reservations, Call 954-602-6000 for the special NPC Nationals Rate of $229 This rate is good until October 20, 2009. After this date, the NPC rate will NOT be honored unless space is available. Please book your hotel accommodations early! REIMBURSEMENT FOR TRAVEL
First Place Bodybuilding ClassWinners and 1st Place Figure and Bikini Height Winners will receive up to $150 toward travel expenses. Overall Winners will receive up to $300 toward travel expenses. (All reimbursements will be made only with submitted proof of travel expenses.)
NPC NATIONAL EVENT COMPETITOR/ATTENDEE UPDATE
As we all know, the NPC’s yearly national event schedule offers the highest ranking and most competitive events of all the NPC’s annual competitions. It is extremely important that each and every competitor and their support staff are properly prepared for their trip to and performance at a national-level event. One of the considerations that, on behalf of the NPC I personally strongly endorse and recommend, is that all competitors and attendees stay at the event headquarters hotel, which usually is the site of the competition itself and always is the site of registration, weigh- and check-ins, judging clinics and all competition-related information dissemination and credential issuance. Given the rigorous schedule of every national event – especially with the new expansion, the addition of the Bikini Division in 2009 – the need of all competitors to be on premises at all times becomes more and more critical. It sometimes becomes necessary to change event schedules at the last minute and this information is only disseminated at the headquarters hotel. In addition, I have found that competitors seem more properly prepared to compete when they have settled into and stay at the location of the event as opposed to driving in to the event location from other local areas. It is my feeling that being able to rest until the very time of competition and not having to travel in any way to a competition site can be helpful in having a good mental competitive attitude. In recent years, there have been many occasions where competitors were disqualified because of event time changes or other last minute procedural alterations that occurred between the weigh-in and the actual time of competition. Competitors staying at outside hotels other than the event headquarters are put at a disadvantage in situations like that. It is their responsibility to be available to accommodate any schedule changes or other circumstances that the NPC must administer during a national event.
Thank you for your cooperation.
James B. Manion, President National Physique Committee of the USA, Inc