MEN'S classes

U18's

Male bodybuilding class where competitors are under the age of 18 years old on the day of the contest. All competitors will be judged on, muscularity, balance, fullness and condition. Competitors will perform a 60 second routine to their own choice of music which should be provided on CD at check in. During comparison rounds, competitors will perform quarter turns and mandatory poses.

U21's

Male bodybuilding class where competitors are under the age of 21 years old on the day of the contest. All competitors will be judged on, muscularity, balance, fullness and condition. Competitors will perform a 60 second routine to their own choice of music which should be provided on CD at check in. During comparison rounds, competitors will perform quarter turns and mandatory poses.

FIRST TIMERS

Male bodybuilding class where competitors of any age have never competed in a bodybuilding show in the past. All competitors will be judged on, muscularity, balance, fullness and condition. Competitors will perform a 60 second routine to their own choice of music which should be provided on CD at check in. During comparison rounds, competitors will perform quarter turns and mandatory poses.

NOVICE

Male bodybuilding class where competitors of any age have never won a novice class in the past. All competitors will be judged on, muscularity, balance, fullness and condition. Competitors will perform a 60 second routine to their own choice of music which should be provided on CD at check in. During comparison rounds, competitors will perform quarter turns and mandatory poses.

MASTERS OVER 40's

Male bodybuilding class where competitors are over the age of 40 years old on the day of the competition. All competitors will be judged on, muscularity, balance, fullness and condition. Competitors will perform a 60 second routine to their own choice of music which should be provided on CD at check in. During comparison rounds, competitors will perform quarter turns and mandatory poses.

MEN'S PHYSIQUE

Competitors of any age will wear shorts approx. 2 cm below belly button, no skin-tight shorts and no advertisement should be on the shorts (manufacturer’s logo is acceptable) One Colour Preferred.

 

Round One - Quarter Turns -The general presentation during the quarter turns will consist of competitors presenting themselves with poise, self-confidence and posture. Although they will be in fixed but not flexed stance. The judges are looking for a "total package" and competitors are warned against adopting any stance that tries to emulate too much muscularity.

Round Two - I – Walk – Competitor’s will perform an "I" walk individually. Starting point at back of stage plinth facing judges table, head judge will request you to walk forward to stage front, stop front stage then be requested to rotate right, left side pose, to rear pose, right side pose, to front pose, then to face rear of stage and walk back, once a rear of stage turn to front again, head judge will then ask you to return to line up in numerical order, I walk to music of the DJ’s choice.

Round Three - Comparisons: Competitors will be called back on to stage. Competitor numbers will be called requesting them to come front / centre stage in small groups (4- 6) judges will request poses as follows.

-  Front Biceps
-  Left side oblique
-  Back Biceps 
-  Right side Oblique
-  Front favourite pose  

CLASSIC BODYBUILDING

Height in cm’s minus 100 + 6 = max kg of each competitor 
I.E - (174cm athlete) 174 - 100 = 74 + 6 = 80 (meaning 80kg max comp weigh-in weight.

 

Classic Bodybuilders are judged on the OVERALL QUALITY of their muscular development.

Judging is based upon the presentation of: 


Mass The perception of muscular size, has been the foundation for bodybuilding since the beginning of the sport. Yet, mass is only a merit when accompanied by the remaining qualities. Definition Indicates the degree of muscularity brought about by the Absence of subcutaneous body fat. Defined muscularity is necessary to fully display the development of the physique. 


Definition is only of value when it allows massively developed muscles to be displayed. Proportion Implies an even balance of muscular development in comparison to each muscle group. Theoretically, a "strong body part" can be just as detrimental as a "weak body part". Bodybuilders must strive for equal development between all muscle groups. 


Symmetry A misnomer, is commonly used to depict "proportion" or expressed to indicate an aesthetic quality throughout the physique. Although, in its strictest definition, symmetry denotes equal development of muscularity on both right and left sides of the physique. 


Stage Presence Includes posing performance and other factors influencing general appearance such as skin tone, grooming, charisma, and poise. Effective stage presentation is essential to display the physique to its maximum potential.

Attire, athletes are required to wear suitably fitting trunks no restriction on colour or material / shorts or underwear are not permitted.

Round 1 
Quarter Turns: To the right as requested by the Judges chairman

Round 2
Routine: Each competitor will perform a 45 sec routine judges will be looking for an engaging posing routine showcasing the individual’s physique. Lewd acts / explicit music is not permitted.

Round 3
Comparisons: Competitors will be judged on any one favourite pose at front, left side, back and finally right side. Judges may also request quarter turns during the call out / comparison rounds.

Pose-down & Awards - All athletes will be asked to perform 30 seconds of free posing - then assemble in a line at back of stage for placement awards. (This may take place after preliminary rounds of another class.)

OPEN BODYBUILDING

As per it's title, the open is a male bodybuilding class available to any amateur competitor. All competitors will be judged on, muscularity, balance, fullness and condition. Competitors will perform a 60 second routine to their own choice of music which should be provided on CD at check in. During comparison rounds, competitors will perform quarter turns and mandatory poses.

LADIES classes

MISS BIKINI

Attire - One piece or two-piece bikinis are acceptable. One Colour Preferred. 
Tan - should be natural and even in appearance and not unnaturally dark. 
Accessories - such as bracelets necklaces rings are expected to be kept to a minimum other accessory such as hats, canes etc. are not permitted.


Shoes - Heeled shoes are recommended but not compulsory.

Round One - Quarter Turns -The general presentation during the quarter turns will consist of competitors presenting themselves with poise, self-confidence and posture. Although they will be in fixed but not flexed stance. The judges are looking for a "total package" and competitors are warned against adopting any stance that tries to emulate too much muscularity.

Round Two - I – Walk – Competitor’s will perform an I walk individually. Starting point at back of stage plinth facing judges table, head judge will request you to walk forward to stage front, stop front stage then be requested to rotate right, left side pose, to rear pose, right side pose, to front pose, then to face rear of stage and walk back, once a rear of stage turn to front again, head judge will then ask you to return to line up in numerical order, I walk to music of the DJ’s choice.

Round Three - Comparisons: Competitors will be called back on to stage. Competitor numbers will be called requesting them to come front / centre stage in small groups (4- 6) judges will request pose facing front then - left side, back and finally right side any one favourite pose.

MISS TONED FIGURE (FIRST TIMER)

The judging rules for this are the same as the Toned Figure as stated below. With the additional condition that this is the FIRST TIME they have competed as a toned figure competitor.​

MISS TONED FIGURE

The Total package of the “Toned” Miss Figure Class should display an athletic level of development presenting a balanced, symmetrical developed figure, considering the condition of the skin and the skin tone, with the ability to present confidence, poise and grace.

Judging criteria will be for a “Toned” Figure and not “physique” or “trained” Figure category – (Muscularity, vascular, muscular definition and/or diet leanness will not be considered acceptable).  Competitors will be assessed as to the level of overall tone, achieved through athletic endeavours.  The figure should have a round and firm appearance with small amount of body fat.  Competitors cannot be excessively muscular and should be free from deep muscle separation and /or striations.

The Head Judge will make considerations as to whether or not to remove any competitor that displays a look that is “too hard”.  
(Anyone that is considered too hard for the “Toned” Figure may be marked down.

 

The Competition Presentation will consist of the following:


Quarter Turns – The general presentation during the quarter turns will consist of competitors presenting themselves with poise, self-confidence and posture.  Although they will be in a semi tense stance the judges are looking for a “total package” and competitors are warned against adopting any stance that tries to emulate too much muscularity.


Followed by – Any 1 favourite pose at front, left side, back and finally right side.
Each competitor will then be required to do an individual posing routine (90 seconds duration) maximum.

MISS ATHLETIC

The definition of this category is to show athletic and feminine development.  We are not looking for large deltoid or arm development, sweeping quadriceps or a thick back, but displaying enough muscle to maintain an athletic, healthy and feminine appearance, an Athlete that works out with serious intentions.


Muscle definition, relating to how lean the muscle is, showing an absence of subcutaneous body fat and water showing muscularity, is an important aspect to cover.  We are not looking for excessive vascularity, extreme striations, or the Athletes to look emaciated.  Definition is encouraged, but the overall look must be one of a healthy, toned, feminine look.  The way that the physique is displayed is extremely important to include the above rather than displaying the Athlete as a mini physique competitor.


Symmetry and balance, showing equal balance in muscular development and muscle definition in both the top and bottom parts of the Athletes physique, is also important.  Stage presence and the overall presentation of the Athletes physique have become extremely important in the toned class, as it will be in the new “Athletic” class.  Confidence, poise, skin tone, suit selection and execution of quarter turns will be taken into account and is often, where the standard is high, a determining factor in many Judges eyes.


INDIVIDUAL ROUTINES

This discipline will allow judges to assess each individual competitor.  Time allocation for each competitor will be 90 seconds (1 ½ minutes ) maximum.  Judges are again reminded that however graceful and exciting an individual presentation may be, the most important aspect is the agreed criteria applied to Figure Judging.  Competitors should construct their routines to reflect this.


COMPULSORY COMPARISONS

Competitors should strive to achieve their best possible performance.  The Five Comparison Poses (double biceps front, side chest, side triceps, rear double biceps showing calf and abdominals and thighs).
In conclusion, this category is the result of many Athletes developing on their bodybuilding journey.  Feminine and an athletic healthy appearance, coupled with stage presence will give an Athlete over one that is purely concerned with their level of definition.

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