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    ARTICLE 1 INTRODUCTION

    As an athlete affiliated to the IFBB within his/her Province, it is required that each athlete takes thetime to read up on the AMATEUR RULES of the IFBB SA as well as the IFBB SACONSTITUTION both of which are on the IFBB SA web site : www.ifbbsa.com

    All that he/she needs to know to be a member of the IFBB will be within the covers of the IFBB SACONSTITUTION and the IFBB SA AMATEUR RULES, and therefore the contents of both need tobe taken into consideration.

    ARTICLE 2 IFBB SOUTH AFRICA

    IFBB SOUTH AFRICA is an established bodybuilding federation with structured ProvincialCommittees. There is no doubt that the IFBB is a great federation. However, people generallylook at the federation without actually noticing the countless individuals whose dedication andcommitment allow the word great to be synonymous with the IFBB. Officials from each Province

    contribute their time, energy, finances, resources and professionalism to make our sport thepopular lifestyle that it is. Without these dedicated officials there would not be a structure in theProvince, there would be no IFBB, and there would certainly be no shows.

    IFBBSA is a nonprofit organization, and no official is paid a salary for their services to the IFBB SA.

    ARTICLE 3 SHOWS ON A PROVINCIAL / NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONALLEVEL

    A. THE THREE SHOWS WITHIN A PROVINCE

    Your Province will host the following three Provincial shows per year :-

    - A NOVICE SHOW anytime from Feb to April (inclusive)Though this show is aimed at the novice athletes (all new athletes to our sport and to ourfederation) DEVELOPMENT, INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED ATHLETES PLEASENOTE : Your Province will also include open divisions for you - and this is a goodopportunity for you to enter if you have changed your diet or training techniquesand would like to see the results of this before the major shows later on in the year,or you would simply just like to compete to get back into the swing thoughaimed at the Novice - this show is open for anyone to enter and not just the Novices.

    Kindly note that this show is a selection show to select a TEAM of Novice Athletesto represent the Province at the IFBB SA NATIONAL NOVICE CHAMPIONSHIPS.

    - A MID YEAR SHOW anytime from May to July (inclusive)Though this show is aimed at the open divisions offered for the development, intermediateand the more advanced athletes ALL NOVICES PLEASE TAKE NOTE you are

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    welcome to enter - there will be novice divisions available for you as well as all ofthe OPEN CATEGORY DIVISIONS. This show is open for anyone to enter.

    - THE PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONSHIPS no less than two weeks prior to SAs.There are no novice divisions offered at the Provincials however anyone can enter

    the various open category divisions of this show within their Province, whichincludes anyone from a Novice athlete to a development athlete to an Intermediateathlete to an advanced athlete. This show is open for anyone to enter.

    Kindly note that this show is a selection show to select a TEAM of Athletes torepresent the Province at the IFBB SA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS.

    Due to the wide range of divisions offered by the IFBB, the Provincial Structure has the right to usetheir own discretion with regards to what categories and divisions they will have when they areplanning their shows. The categories and/or division can vary depending on the level ofcompetition and the market at that particular show. The Provincial Committee generally knows

    what their market is, and will cater accordingly.

    It is common for a Province to group divisions per category together :(EG. Have one line up for body fitness instead of the four different height divisions, or have onemasters line up instead of the various available, or have one Juniors instead of the two availableetc).

    General Condition that will apply and be adopted by all Provincial StructuresIf there are less than three competitors on the morning of registration in a division that has beenadvertised, it will be at the discretion of the officials to then either still run the division on its own or combine with another.

    B. NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

    IFBB SA will host the following National Championships :-

    The IFBB SA NATIONAL NOVICE CHAMPIONSHIPS

    The IFBB SA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

    The IFBB SA MUSCLE EVOLUTION GRAND PRIX

    Any other National Show designed by the IFBB SA / or sanctioned by the IFBB SA

    Kindly note that Team selections for the various IFBB WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS will be

    done at the IFBB SOUTH AFRICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS. Selections for any other International Championship will be advised.

    C. INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

    IFBB INTERNATIONAL will host the following International Championships :-

    THE WOMENS AND MENS FITNESS WORLD CHAMPS

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    THE JUNIORS AND MASTERS WORLD CHAMPS

    THE CLASSIC BODYBUILDING WORLD CHAMPS

    THE SENIOR MENS WORLD CHAMPS

    THE ARNOLD CLASSIC AMATEUR DIVISIONS

    THE OLYMPIA AMATEUR DIVISIONS

    A note to all athletes :IFBB SA needs to select the best possible athletes to compete at any of the WorldChampionships the standard is extremely high, and therefore it truly is an honor for anathlete to be selected. An Athlete should not assume because he/she has placed first orsecond in their division at the IFBB SA CHAMPS, that he/she will automatically be selectedto represent IFBB SA at the various World Championships. The athlete must be of Worldclass standard.

    There is also a maximum quota of athletes that can participate at each of the worldchampionships. And we need to stay within this quota.

    ARTICLE 4 - DEFINITIONS OF A COMPETITOR

    Though athletes are not necessarily put into or even referred to in a specific category by theirProvincial structure - these terms are merely for your interest to see the progression of an athleteas he/she gains experience and confidence and achievements within the sport ..

    A. A JUNIOR ATHLETEA Junior is an athlete male or female up to age 18 or 21 he/she may compete as a JUNIORCOMPETITOR up to and including December 31st of the same year in which the athlete reacheshis or her 18th or 21st Birthday. Provinces may host both sets of divisions at a show.

    B. MASTERS MALE ATHLETEThere are various Masters (male) divisions, and a master athlete will be in the age range of 40-49,50-59 or 60 plus. If a male athlete chooses to compete as a MASTER COMPETITOR he shall fallinto the category appropriate to his age on the day of the competition. This does not meanhowever, that once an athlete is 40 and over that he is restricted to only enter the masterscategories he may still remain a competitor in the open senior categories if he so chooses. (Butnot in both divisions at one show).

    C. MASTERS FEMALE ATHLETEA master female athlete is 35 years of age or older. (A female athlete may compete as a MASTER

    COMPETITOR from January 1st of the year in which the athlete reaches her 35 th Birthday). Thisdoes not mean however, that this athlete is restricted to this age group she may still compete inthe open senior female categories if she so chooses. (But not in both divisions at one show).

    D. A NOVICE ATHLETEWHO IS A NOVICE : A novice competitor is an athlete who has nevercompeted in an IFBB showbefore.

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    HOW LONG DOES A NOVICE ATHLETE REMAIN A NOVICE AFTER THEIR FIRST YEAR :The novice athlete who has placed 4 th , 5th,6th (or lower in a longer line up) in any novice division atany show, and was not selected to participate in the IFBB SA NOVICE CHAMPS or IFBB SANATIONAL CHAMPS of the same year. He/she may remain a novice FOR ONE MORE YEAR.He/she may then re-enter as a novice for one more year WHICH HAS TO BE IN THE YEAR

    DIRECTLY AFTER. If this athlete takes a break during the year directly after, he/she will forfeittheir novice status, and will have to move on to the open divisions in the year that they return.AND WHEN THE ATHLETE DOES COMPETE AGAIN AS A NOVICE IN THE YEAR DIRECTLYAFTER - regardless of his/her placing during this year, he/she will have to move on to the opendivisions in the following year.

    A NOVICE ATHLETE AUTOMATICALLY NO LONGER QUALIFIES AS A NOVICE AFTERTHEIR FIRST YEAR WHEN : A novice competitor has placed 1st,2nd,3rd in any novice division atany show and/or the novice athlete was selected to represent his/her Province at the IFBB SANATIONAL NOVICE CHAMPS or IFBB SA NATIONAL CHAMPS in the same year then he/shemay only re enter as a Novice in their Province for the remainder of that same year. utomatically,

    he/she will then move on to the open divisions in the following year.Also if an athlete chooses to by pass the novice progression and goes straight from neverentering an IFBB show before directly to the open divisions he/she too is no longer a novice.An athlete also does not revert back to being a novice again if he/she moves from one categoryinto another. IE from Junior to Senior / or from Senior to Masters etc.

    E. A DEVELOPMENT ATHLETEThis is an athlete that has just passed the Novice stage and is still in a learning phase. Thiswould still be a fairly new athlete to the sport only in his/her second (and sometimes even third)year of participation. He/she will then naturally transition into the intermediate category. Adevelopment athlete may NOT enter into a Novice line up.

    F. AN INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED ATHLETEAn intermediate athlete is someone that has passed the Novice and Development stages, and hassufficient confidence and experience in the sport he/she will automatically and easily transitioninto the advanced category.

    ARTICLE 5 - AN ATHLETE ENTERING MORE THAN ONE DIVISION AT A SHOWThe only time that an athlete may enter more than one division at a show is :

    IFhe/she is competing as a novice in their novice year/stage - then he/she must enter thenovice line up at a show and will have the option to enter the applicable open division line up for

    their age & weight at the same show. We allow for this flexibility for the main purpose of stageexperience, confidence building and a learning experience for the NOVICE athlete. The NOVICEathlete should stand in a line up against all other novices but he/she will also be granted theopportunity to stand in a line up against the open category athletes within his/her age, weight anddivision in the same show. This NOVICE athlete will then simply have to complete two separateentry forms and pay two sets of entry fees.

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    ORan open division athlete (ie an athlete no longer a novice) whomay only enterONEopen division applicable to his/her age and weight - may take note that, the only other opendivision that he/she may enter in at the same show is the ONE LINE UP ROUTINE WITH PROPcategory. This athlete will then simply have to complete two separate entry forms and pay twosets of entry fees.

    Apart from the above no other double entries will be accepted at any show.

    ARTICLE 6 ID CHECK

    All junior and master division athletes will show their ID document to the Provincial Chief Judge orweigh in official at the weigh in procedure.

    ARTICLE 7 - AFFILIATION TO IFBB SA

    The IFBB rules and regulations prevent us from accepting any athlete or individual unless they are

    members of the recognized Provincial Structure and thus the National Federation. Therefore,individuals or athletes who wish to become members of IFBB within their Province, will do so bypaying a set standard annual affiliation fee directly to the Province. This fee is decided on by allProvinces at the National Congress. This fee is the same in all Provinces and will be revised fromtime to time at the IFBB SA Annual Congress. All athletes need to affiliate to the IFBB before theycan enter a competition. This fee will be paid once each year.

    Each athlete or individual that affiliates to the IFBB SA, will receive an IFBB AFFILIATION CARDfrom their Provincial Structure. This card must then be produced at any competition that theathlete competes in thereafter. If the card is lost or destroyed before it needs to be replaced (dueto being full), the Provincial structure has the right to charge the athlete R15.00 for a new card, plus

    a new affiliation fee.

    ARTICLE 8 THE ENTRY FEE AT A SHOW

    The Entry fee at a show is totally separate to that of the annual affiliation fee as per above.An athlete will pay a set standard entry fee directly to the Province for the division that he/shewishes to enter in at a competition. A Novice athlete that enters two divisions (ie their novice lineup as well as their open category line up) will pay two sets of entry fees.This fee is decided on by all Provinces at the National Congress, and the entry fee charged wouldbe the same in all Provinces for the Nov / Dev show for the Mid Year show and for the Provincials.

    ARTICLE 9 TO QUALIFY WITHIN A PROVINCE TO PARTICIPATEIN THE IFBB SA NOVICE CHAMPIONSHIPS AND THE IFBB SA NATIONALCHAMPIONSHIPS

    An athlete will only be accepted to enter a selection show in the Province in whichhe/she resides (and utility bills are sent to).

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    This would be applicable for the PROVINCIAL TEAM selection show (ie Nov/ Dev show) for theIFBB SA NOVICE NATIONAL CHAMPS and for the PROVINCIAL TEAM selection show (ieProvincials) for the IFBB SA NATIONAL CHAMPS. Therefore, it is not ethical to enter into anyother Provinces selection show if the athlete does not reside in that Province. Chairman of aProvince will keep a strict check on this. The committee structure has the right to call for a copy of

    a utility bill from the athlete if they suspect that the athlete is not from their Province. Only athletesin Provinces with no IFBB COMMITTEE STRUCTURE may enter at a Province closest to them.

    ARTICLE 10 - IFBB COLORS

    A. PROVINCIAL COLORS TOP OR TRACKSUITOnce an athlete has been selected to represent their Province at a National Championship and hasconfirmed their participation, he/she will receive a Provincial Colors top or tracksuit. This will beworn at the National Championship by all Provincial Team Members. They will only be awardedthis for their actual participation in the Provincial Team.

    AN IMPORTANT NOTE FOR ALL ATHLETES :-If an athlete has confirmed their participation and their top has been ordered and given tohim/her and the athlete does not appear at the National Championship to participate thisathlete will be asked to return his/her colors top or tracksuit and he/she will be suspendedfor a one year period from competing in the IFBB.

    B. PROVINCIAL COLORS BADGEAn athlete will be awarded an IFBB Provincial Colors Badge if he/she places in the top three at theIFBB SA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP. If this athlete places in the top three again thereafter,

    he/she will be given permission by the Provincial Chairman to add a new scroll (with the name ofthe hosting Province and year), under the badge and so on. The badge will be worn on a navyblue blazer on the left hand breast pocket. The blazer and any scrolls will be purchased by therecipient of the badge.

    C. IFBB HONORS BADGE

    An athlete will be awarded an IFBB Honors Badge if he/she represents IFBB SA at anINTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP. If the same athlete represents IFBB SA again, he/she willreceive an OFFICIAL IFBB LETTER from the National Secretary granting him/her permission toadd a new scroll (with the name of the Country and the Year), under the badge and so on. The

    badge will be worn on a navy blue blazer on the left hand breast pocket. The blazer and anyscrolls will be purchased by the recipient of the badge.

    AN IFBB HONORS BADGE SUPERSEDES ANY PROVINCIAL COLORS BADGE.

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    ARTICLE 11 GENERAL RULES OF PARTICIPATION AT ASHOW FOR EVERY ATHLETE TO OBSERVE WITHIN THE IFBB (NOTLIMITED TO ONLY THIS LIST)

    1. To respect and observe honestly the IFBB SA CONSTITUTION, the IFBB SA AMATEURrules and regulations, and the directives by the Executive Council.

    2. To honor, dignify, and support the sport of bodybuilding and fitness by competing to thebest of their ability and by being in the best possible shape.

    3. To respect their opponents on equal terms in the spirit of friendly rivalry and goodsportsmanship.

    4. To accept the decisions of the Judges in the spirit of good sportsmanship withoutdescending to selfish recriminations, realizing that those decisions have been made

    honestly and objectively.

    5. To recognize the value of the sport and to promote its future by serving as an example toinspire other interested people to participate.

    6. Posing trunks or bikini bottoms must cover at least of the buttocks.

    7. Padding of any kind in any area will not be permitted.

    8. Athletes to take note of the specific attire requirements for their specific division and toabide by the rules.

    9. Music can be recorded onto a CD and should be the first song. If it is a pre recorded CD the athlete will need to be specific in pointing out which track is to be used. Musicneeds to be presented in good condition.

    10. There are times that an athletes music will just not play on the music system available atthe venue, time will not be wasted and a new piece of music will be played the athletewill be expected to continue with his/her routine as normal.

    11. NBNBNB Athletes are to hand their music in at the registration and weigh inprocedure not at anytime later. If the athlete does not hand in their music at the

    registration and weigh in, random music will be played for the athlete for their free routineround at the evening show. LATE MUSIC WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

    12. The use of profane, vulgar or offensive language in posing music will not be tolerated.The athletes music will be cut and the athlete asked to leave the stage. The athlete willbe penalized.

    13. No athlete will chew gum or candy or food on the stage.

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    14. With exception of the fitness and body fitness ladies in certain rounds of their division,athletes will not wear jewelry (except for a wedding band), they will also not wear sunglasses, footwear, or wigs.

    15. Excessive application of oil is prohibited. And the use of sparkles and glitter is prohibited.

    16. Hair should be worn off the shoulders for pre judging rounds.

    17. No pulling costume between the buttocks at any time, this will result in disqualification.

    18. The use of props is prohibited in the free posing routine.

    19. G-strings are prohibited. Not to be worn under or over any garments and definitely not tobe worn on their own.

    20. When athletes are called in the backstage area for their division to compete, athletes will

    ensure that they are in the lineup standing in front of the backstage manager immediately.No athlete will keep the rest of the line up or the backstage manager waiting for anyreason. Current division athletes will remain in this area until their division is complete.

    21. Athletes may not leave the area or move away from the Backstage Manager, whilst theirdivision is in session. They may only leave when the ALL CLEAR has been called by thebackstage manager. AN ATHLETE MAY BE DISQUALIFIED IF HE/SHE ISUNWILLING TO LISTEN TO THE BACKSTAGE MANAGER OR THE RUNNERS ANDDOES NOT COME TO THE LINE UP WHEN CALLED.

    22. A No tolerance stance will be taken if an athlete damages any equipment, furniture orother in the backstage area or anywhere else in the competition venue. The same for anyathlete who wipes his/her hands on the curtaining or walls or carpets of the venue.Athletes may not get oil or tan onto any item in the competition venue. This also includeskeeping the bathrooms and change rooms in a clean condition athletes will remove theirown rubbish from these areas and discard into bins when they leave.

    23. The competitors number must be pinned securely to the left side of the posing trunks.And if two numbers are issued, the second is to be pinned at the back in the centre of theposing trunks.

    24. The use of any medication of any kind backstage is strictly prohibited.

    25. Any competitor who fails to register and weigh in within the time limits set for this purposewill be eliminated from the competition.

    26. Any competitor who does not make weight, shall be given a time limit by the weigh inofficials in which to do so. If he/she is not back within that time limit, he/she may beeliminated from the competition.

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    27. If there is any athlete who does not have on the correct attire for their division he/shewill be given a time limit to change this and be back on stage for the continuation of theline up if he/she fails to do this, then he/she will be eliminated from the competition.

    28. The main final evening show is entertainment for the audience, therefore, to ensure that

    they enjoy a smooth running show, we are eliminating any live judging from theevening show. At pre judging, athletes are asked to remain backstage until the all clearis given for their division. If a re judge is to take place, the athletes of that particulardivision will be given time (ie. for the duration of the next division), to warm up andprepare before going on again.IE. ALL JUDGING AND RE JUDGING WILL TAKE PLACE DURING THE PREJUDGING EVENT IN THE MORNING.

    29. Contestants must know how to perform the quarter turns and the compulsory poses.

    30. A competitor may not lie on the ground and must not perform poses which constitutes a

    moon pose

    31. All entry forms must be truthfully completed

    32. Contestants must be in a non-toxicated state during all stages of the contest and shallconduct themselves in a proper manner becoming to the sport.

    33. Competitors shall wear their posing trunks for the weigh in.

    34. Body Fitness Ladies shall bring their shoes to the weigh in.

    35. Posing times for the various categories as follows :MEN B/B AND CLASSIC B/B 60 SECONDSLADIES B/B 90 SECONDSFITNESS 90 SECONDSMENS FITNESS 90 SECONDSFIGURE FITNESS 90 SECONDS

    36. A no tolerance stance will be taken with any athlete that throws a tantrum of any kind orshows bad sportsmanship during any part of the competition this athlete will facesuspension.

    37. All winners of the mens divisions will come back onto stage for the overall line up at theend of the show. A no tolerance stance will be taken for any first place winner athlete notbeing in the overall line up an athlete who does this will face suspension.

    38. A no tolerance stance will be taken with an athlete that enters the Pre Judging part of thecompetition and simply does not return for the main show later on the only excuse thatwill be accepted is if the athlete has received a doctors note in the interim time betweenthe two segments of the show. An athlete that does this will face suspension.

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    39. A no tolerance stance will be taken with any athlete that disrespects an official of the IFBBin any way.

    40. An athlete needs to be fully prepared when participating in an IFBB competition.

    ARTICLE 12 GENERAL RULES OF PARTICIPATION WHENSELECTED FOR A PROVINCIAL TEAM TO PARTICIPATE ATA NATIONAL SHOW (NOT LIMITED TO ONLY THIS LIST )

    ALTHOUGH BODYBUILDING IS VERY MUCH AN INDIVIDUAL SPORT, ONCE AN ATHLETEHAS BEEN SELECTED BY THEIR PROVINCE TO FORM PART OF A PROVINCIAL TEAM TOPARTICIPATE AT A NATIONAL SHOW THE ATHLETE THEN AUTOMATICALLY BECOMESPART OF A TEAM.THE ATHLETE WOULD NOT BE COMPETING AT A NATIONAL SHOW IF HE/SHE WAS NOT

    SELECTED BY THEIR PROVINCE TO BECOME PART OF THEIR PROVINCIAL TEAM.

    WHILST THE ATHLETE IS PART OF THIS PROVINCIAL TEAM, HE/SHE WILL THEN NOLONGER PARTICIPATE IN THE NEXT STAGE AT A NATIONAL COMPETITION ON HIS/HEROWN AGENDA.EACH ATHLETE IS EXPECTED TO FOLLOW THE IFBB REQUIREMENTS. (AND THIS ISREGARDLESS IF THE ATHLETE IS PAYING FOR HIS/HER OWN TRIP IN FULL OR IN PART).IT IS AN HONOUR TO BE SELECTED AND TO REPRESENT YOUR PROVINCE AT ANYNATIONAL COMPETITION AND SHOULD BE VIEWED WITH PRIDE. THIS IS A BIG DEAL.

    1. The National Competitions that will be represented by Provincial Teams are the IFBB SANATIONAL NOVICE CHAMPSand the IFBB SA NATIONAL CHAMPS. When you haveentered a qualifying Provincial Competition for either one of these champs you need toremain until the end of the show at the competition to see if you have made the TEAM ornot.

    The announcement of the team selection will be made at the end of that show on the sameevening, therefore athletes should not leave until the end of the show to make sure if theyhave made the team or not.

    2. When the announcement is made and your name is called, you will be asked to make yourway to the stage for a five minute meeting.

    3. If an athletes name is on the list but does not come onto the stage at the end of the showwhen his/her name is called, the committee will then assume that the athlete is not wishingto participate as part of the Provincial Team at the National Championship and thereforethe athlete will notbe given the opportunity and - The athletes name will be scratchedfrom the list.

    4. It should not be necessary for any committee structure to chase up an athlete after theevent if he/she did not make an effort to come on to the stage.

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    5. You will then receive as much PRELIMINARY information as possible regarding theNational Championship that you have been selected for in a document form.

    6. The PRELIMINARY information given in the document (but not limited to these examples)will be items such as transport / accommodation / dates of show / venue / date of arrival to

    the show / the running schedule of the show / the divisions offered / subsidies / colorstracksuits or tops / what is expected of you / when your first official TEAM MEETING will be/ date of confirmation for your participation / sponsorship letter / leave letter / etc etc

    7. You will then be given a couple of days to organize whatever is necessary to make adecision if you are going to compete or not, and you will be expected to give the ProvincialChairman a call to confirm by the due date of confirmation given on your document orverbally at your five minute meeting at the end of the show.

    8. If you have decided that you are going to participate and you have spoken to yourChairman, he/she will then confirm with you which arrangements you will be expected tocarry out on your own and which arrangements will be done by the committee.

    9. You will also be given the date / venue and time of your official PROVINCIAL TEAMMEETING (this should be no later than one week after your selection show).

    10.The final arrangements for the PROVINCIAL TEAM TOUR will take place at the meeting.You will be introduced to your TEAM MANAGER, and you will have an opportunity to askany questions. All final confirmations will then be made with the entire team.

    ARTICLE 13 GENERAL RULES OF PARTICIPATION WHENSELECTED FOR AN IFBB SA NATIONAL TEAM TO COMPETEINTERNATIONALLY (NOT LIMITED TO ONLY THIS LIST)

    1. IFBB SA National Team selections for International participation is always done at aNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP. Or by special invite by the IFBB SA President.

    2. The announcement of the team is always made at the end of the Championship.

    3. Athletes are asked to listen for the names to see if they have made theTeam or not IE. DO NOT LEAVE AFTER THE SHOW UNTIL YOU ARE SURE

    4. Athletes will be asked to come onto the stage for a brief meeting.

    5. If an athlete does not come up onto the stage, it will be taken for granted, that the athletedoes not want to participate. And this athlete will not be given an opportunity at a laterstage to participate at the International Championships.

    6. It should not be necessary for any official to chase up an athlete after the event if he/shedid not make an effort to come up onto the stage.

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    7. A brief meeting will be held.

    8. You will be introduced to your team delegates.

    9. The athlete will be given the basic Preliminary information about the tour in a documentform.10.Once every Provincial team has returned home, the arrangements for the tour will begin.

    11.Athletes will be contacted personally and all information will be given via email or fax fromthis point on.

    12.Athletes will receive the rules and regulations prescribed for participating Internationally

    13.Confirmations and bookings will begin.

    14.Athletes that are participating will be expected to be on time with any submissions,information, payments etc for the tour.

    ARTICLE 14 REGISTRATION AND WEIGH IN PROCEDURE AT A SHOW

    All athletes need to ensure that they know all of the arrangements for a show regardless if this ison a Provincial or National Level. All competition posters are usually posted up onto the IFBB SAWEB SITE www.ifbbsa.com and from the HOME PAGE under the MENU the athletes will click inon COMPETITION POSTERS.

    Never be late for the registration and weigh in procedure.

    Forms are to be filled in accurately and truthfully. All athletes are expected to weigh in or get measured in their posing trunks.

    All athletes are expected to bring their music with them to hand in when they register.

    All BODY FITNESS athletes are to bring their shoes with them to the registration table tobe checked please.

    ARTICLE 15 THE RUNNING SCHEDULE FOR A NATIONAL SHOW

    The running schedule for a PROVINCIAL SHOWmay vary depending on the divisions, the times,the nature of the show etc. And will remain solely at the discretion of the Provincial Committee.

    The running schedule for a NATIONAL SHOW will always be the same (IF THERE ARE ANYCHANGES, THIS WILL BE CONFIRMED BY THE PROVINCIAL CHAIRMAN OR IT WILL BESHOWN ON THE IFBB SA NATIONAL CHAMPS POSTER FOR THAT PARTICULAR YEAR ORIT SHALL BE ADVERTISED ON THE WEB SITE).

    The running schedules are as follows :-

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    THE IFBB SA NATIONAL NOVICE CHAMPIONSHIPTHE IFBB SA NOVICE CHAMPIONSHIPS WILL RUN ON THE FRIDAY AND THE SATURDAYOF THE CHOSEN WEEKEND.

    FRIDAY

    ALL PROVINCES ARRIVE UP TO 16H00 TO THE HOSTING PROVINCE, AND BOOKINTO THEIR ACCOMMODATION

    REGISTRATION AND WEIGH IN OF ATHLETES AT THE VENUE FROM 18H00 TO20H00

    SATURDAY

    ALL WORKING COMMITTEE, JUDGES AND ATHLETES TO ARRIVE AT VENUE BY07H30

    MEETING WITH ATHLETES @ 08H00

    MEETING WITH JUDGES @ 08H15

    PRE JUDGING FOR ALL DIVISIONS TO BEGIN AT 09H00 TO APPROX 14H30

    LUNCH BREAK 14H30 TO 15H30 PREP FOR MAIN SHOW AND SETTING UP OF HALL 15H30 TO 17H30

    TOP SIX LIST PER DIVISION WILL BE POSTED UP IN THE WARMING AREA ANDFOYER BY 17H30

    DOORS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC @ 18H00

    MAIN SHOW TO BEGIN AT 19H00 ONLY THE TOP SIX WILL PARTICIPATE

    SUNDAYAll Provinces depart.

    THE IFBB SA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

    THE IFBB SA CHAMPIONSHIPS WILL RUN FROM THE WEDNESDAY TO THE SATURDAY .

    WEDNESDAY

    ALL PROVINCES ARRIVE UP TO 16H00 LATEST TO BOOK INTO THEIRACCOMMODATION

    WEIGH IN FOR ALL JUNIORS, MASTERS AND LADIES DIVISIONS BETWEEN 18H00AND 20H00 ONE WEIGH IN ONLY NO SENIOR MEN TO WEIGH IN AT THIS TIME

    THURSDAY

    ALL WORKING COMMITTEE, JUDGES, JUNIORS, MASTERS AND LADIES TO BE ATPRE JUDGING VENUE BY 07H30 LATEST

    MEETING WITH ATHLETES @ 08H00 MEETING WITH JUDGES @ 08H15

    PRE JUDGING FOR ALL JUNIORS, MASTERS AND LADIES BEGINS AT 09H00 TOAPPROXIMATELY 14H00

    WEIGH IN FOR ALL SENIOR MEN DIVISIONS BETWEEN 18H30 AND 20H00. ONEWEIGH IN ONLY (ALL ATHLETES TO BE AT VENUE AT 18H30)

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    FRIDAY

    ALL WORKING COMMITTEE, JUDGES, SENIOR MEN COMPETITORS TO BE AT THEPRE JUDGING VENUE BY 07H30 LATEST

    MEETING WITH ATHLETES @ 08H00

    MEETING WITH JUDGES @ 08H15

    PRE JUDGING FOR ALL SENIOR MEN DIVISIONS BEGINS AT 09H00 TO APPROX14H00

    SATURDAY

    FINAL SET UP FOR MAIN SHOW 08H00 TO 12H00

    FINAL ADMIN SORTING FROM 08H00 TO 12H00

    FINAL MEETINGS WITH ORGANIZING COMMITTEE BETWEEN 08H00 AND 12H00

    TOP SIX LISTS WILL BE POSTED IN VENUE AT 13H00

    LUNCH BREAK 12H00 TO 13H00

    ALL ATHLETES TEAM MANAGERS ETC ARRIVE BETWEEN 13H00 AND 13H30

    DOORS OPEN AT 14H00 FOR PUBLIC

    MAIN SHOW BEGINS AT 15H00

    SUNDAYTHE DEPARTURE OF ALL PROVINCES

    ARTICLE 16 PHOTOGRAPHS AND VIDEOS OF AN ATHLETE

    PHOTOGRAPHS :- The IFBB on a Provincial or National level, will appoint an officialphotographer at all shows. Only the authorized official photographer is entitled to sell thephotographs from a show.

    Not only can the athlete purchase photographs of themselves, but the IFBB on a Provincial orNational level are automatically entitled to use the athletes photographs for any purpose ofadvertising in any form of media or other to further the goals of the IFBB. This can be donewithout the consent of the athlete. This is not to say that family members or friends may not takephotographs at shows, it simply means that it should not be allowed that random photographerssell these to the athletes or to the general public if they are not officially appointed by the IFBBstructure. They may also not publish them in any form of media or put them up onto any web sitewithout the proper authority and acceptance of the IFBB.

    VIDEOS :- Exactly the same principle will be applied to people taking videos. Only Officiallyappointed persons taking a video of a show will be entitled to sell these on to the athletes ormembers. Not only can the athletes themselves purchase a copy of the video, but the IFBB on aProvincial or National level is entitled to use the competition video for any purpose of advertising inany form to further the goals of the IFBB this can be done without the consent of the athletes or amember of the general public that may also appear on the video.

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    ARTICLE 17 GENERAL DISCIPLINE

    If an athlete of the IFBB transgresses in any way against the IFBB SA CONSTITUTION,DIRECTIVES, RULES AND REGULATIONS, VERBAL INSTRUCTIONS BY AN OFFICIAL IFBBMEMBER, THE SUPPORT DOCUMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION ETC. one or more of the

    following may take place :

    1. A fine may be imposed2. A suspension may be imposed3. A ban may be imposed

    If this does occur, the athlete will be notified in writing and / or by telephone, email or fax. Theconditions of any one of the above should be taken seriously and will be expected to be carriedout. All Provincial Structures will be notified of a suspension, fine or ban that has been imposed onan athlete, supporter or member of the IFBB.

    ARTICLE 18 CHAIN OF AUTHORITY

    Though the IFBB HEAD OFFICE believes completely in an open door policy we have anincreasingly large number of enquiries that will pertain to a Province and that can easily beaddressed within that Province directly.Each Provincial structure is more than capable of sorting out any problems, answering queries andassisting with matters within their own Province.

    Athletes, members and supporters need to know that all matters pertaining to their Province needto be addressed within the Province either directly with the Provincial Chairman or a member of theProvincial Committee Structure. This will include (but not limited to) matters such as :-

    Competition details (times / venue / divisions / entry fee / etc etc)

    New Judges Course or any other seminar details

    Disputes within the Province on any matter

    General information about the Province

    Assistance on any matter

    ETC ETC

    If there is an athlete, member or supporter that is not happy with the end result of their enquirywithin the Province, they are then welcome to contact the IFBB HEAD OFFICE.

    ARTICLE 19 RULES AND REQUIREMENTS OF THE VARIOUSDIVISIONS FOR ATHLETES TO OBSERVE

    PLEASE FIND ALL THE RELEVANT INFORMATION HERE REGARDING EACHAND EVERY DIVISION OF THE IFBB AND WHAT THE RULES ANDREQUIRMENTS ARE FOR EACH ONE .

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    1.BODY FITNESSIn body fitness, the emphasis is placed on aesthetics beauty combined with an athletic physique.There are TWO ROUNDS to this division, and no posing routine.

    There are four categories for the seniors (up to 158cm / up to 163cm / up to 168cm / over168cm). Two categories for the Juniors (up to 163cm / over 163cm) and one open categoryin the Masters Body Fitness category.

    A.ROUND ONEROUND ONE ATTIRE

    All of the ladies in the line-up will wear the same attire.

    A plain black two piece opaque bikini. Solid black in color, matt in texture

    The fabric will not be rubber/wet look, and no shiny material

    The bikini will contain no ornamentation, frills, lacework, edges, or borders

    The bikini will cover a minimum of of the bottom and all of the front area (the sidesholding the front and the back together will be solid)

    High heels to be worn. Must be black, classic stiletto pumps with closed toe and closedheel. NO PLATFORMS. Sole thickness no greater than 6.35mm and stiletto height max127mm

    Hair up off shoulders and out of face.

    Except for a wedding ring and/or small stud earings - jewelry will not be worn

    No glitter or sparkle on the body

    ROUND ONE PRESENTATION

    The entire category will be called onto the stage in a single line in numerical order

    If there are four girls or more, the line will be divided into two equal groups and will bepositioned so that one group is to the left of the stage and the other group to the right ofthe stage leaving a small gap in the middle.

    The girls will then perform the following four quarter turns each will be held for approx. 30seconds. quarter turn right

    quarter turn back quarter turn right quarter turn front

    The girls will then leave the stage and return one by one to perform a T-WALK. Thecompetitors will enter the stage one at a time starting from the back centre stage toperform a T-WALK. The competitor will walk up to the front centre stage and perform allhalf turns, showing back and front. The competitor will then walk to stage left to performhalf turns and then walk to stage right to perform half turns. She will return to the centre

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    where she will pause briefly in a stance of choice turn and then leave the stagecompletely.

    THE QUARTER TURN PHOTOS AND INSTRUCTIONS ARE ON THE FOLLOWING PAGE

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    If there are more than four ladies in the division, Judges may submit requests forcomparisons and all comparisons will be carried out in the centre of the stage

    All girls will then walk in a circle at least once on the stage and then leave

    GENERAL ASSESSMENT OF ROUND ONE

    All of the girls are wearing a matt black bikini, with no jewelry and hair off shoulders andthey all have closed toe / closed heel stiletto pumps on THIS ROUND ALLOWS THEJUDGES TO ASSESS THE ATHLETES ON AN EQUAL FOOTING.

    This round allows the Judge to assess each muscle group.

    The physique will be assessed on the overall level of muscle tone, achieved throughathletic, sporting or training endeavors.

    Muscle groups should have a round and firm appearance with a very small amount of bodyfat.

    The physique should neither be excessively muscular (have thicker muscle groups as in

    the ladies bodybuilding) and should be free of deep muscle separation and/or excessivestriations.

    The judges will assess the overall athletic appearance of the physique.

    It will begin at the head and end at the toes.

    The Judge should look at each athletes proportion which should be balanced within themuscle groups

    The presentation of a balanced symmetrically developed physique and the athletes abilityto present herself with confidence, poise and grace.

    Girls should be very feminine on stage and not pronounce any bodybuilding stances.

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    B.ROUND TWOROUND TWO ATTIRE

    All athletes will be wearing a bikini of their own choice.

    Two piece bikini - color, material, texture, at the discretion of the competitor and may haveaccessories on it

    The costume choice will show the personality of the athlete

    The bikini must cover of the bottom and all the frontal area

    High heels will also be worn in this round. Shoe style and color at the discretion ofcompetitor. Close pump shoe or sandal may be worn. However, the sole thickness willnot be greater than 6.35mm and the heel will be a max of 127mm. NO PLATFORMS.

    Hair may be styled to competitors choice

    Jewelry may be worn

    ROUND TWO PRESENTATION

    The entire category will be called onto the stage in a single line in numerical order

    If there are four girls or more, the line will be divided into two equal groups and will bepositioned so that one group is to the left of the stage and the other group to the right ofthe stage leaving a small gap in the middle.

    The girls will then perform the following four quarter turns each will beheld for approx. 30 seconds. quarter turn right quarter turn back

    quarter turn right quarter turn front

    Each girl will then perform the T-WALK as in round one.

    If there are four girls or more, judges may submit requests for comparisons and allcomparisons will be carried out in the centre of the stage

    All girls will then walk in a circle at least once on the stage and then leave

    GENERAL ASSESSMENT OF ROUND TWO

    All of the athletes will wear a bikini and shoes of their own choice. The purpose of this is toshow off their personality in the design and color that they select. The bikini will have

    accessories.

    Once again Judges will have a look at each athlete in round two with fresh eyes and anew assessment - as they will be looking at different criteria.

    This round allows the Judge to look at the personality, charm, poise, grace, confidence ofthe athlete as well as a presentation of an overall TOTAL PACKAGE

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    The athletes have chosen their own individual taste in color and style of bikini and shoes therefore showing a little of their individualism and personality.

    Judges may assess their confidence

    Their overall beauty

    Their overall proportion and symmetry

    Their overall grace and poise Their overall personality

    Their overall appearance

    Their overall skin - face - hair presentation

    Their individuality

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    IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR BODY FITNESS ATHLETES :-

    BODY FITNESS ATTIRE, girls will be asked to show their shoes and /or costumes at theregistration/weigh in table.

    FOR THE PREJUDING EVENT OF THE COMPETITION, the girls participating will perform bothrounds (1 & 2) abiding by the rules and regulations as well as being aware of all requirements.

    FOR THE FINAL MAIN EVENING SHOW, the girls will only perform one round which will beROUND TWO BIKINI OF OWN CHOICE- For the following reasons :-

    Due to the fact that the evening show is really entertainment for the audience, and it is verydifficult to keep their attention when many dont really understand the purpose of all thecostume changes.

    At the evening show we need to accommodate all final participants performing theirindividual posing routines for all other divisions (men and women), and therefore find it

    increasingly difficult, to slot all three rounds of the body fitness in between. Theregenerally is a time constraint at the evening show.

    There is no live judging.

    The hosts of the competition aim for the evening show to run smoothly and in sequence.

    Therefore by taking all of this into consideration, it has been decided that BODY FITNESSparticipants will only perform one round in the evening straight after which, the placing will beannounced and presentations done.

    2. WOMENS FITNESS

    GENERAL

    This division has two rounds the first is the routine round and the second is the quarter turnround. The girls should be athletic and fit. They will not perform compulsory poses, but willperform the quarter turns. The length of the free routine will be 90 seconds.

    There are two divisions up to and including 163cm and over 163cm for both junior andsenior divisions.

    A. ROUND ONE - ROUTINETHE REASON THAT THE ROUTINE ROUND IS FIRST :-

    It will be easier for the athletes to do their routine without having to use the tan

    The athlete will not stain the stage

    The athlete will not stain the routine attire with tan

    They can also do sufficient stretching before the routine

    The Judges can score the girls on their quality of routine, and then score on their quarterturns therefore putting great emphasis on the routine

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    REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS ROUND

    Girls may wear attire and tennis or athletic shoes to perform theirroutine as well as barefoot if they so choose.

    NO G STRINGS at all. Not to be worn over garments or under garments.

    No props may be used. Bikini bottoms must cover of bottom area.

    At all times, the bikini bottom must be worn in a manner that prevents itfrom slipping between the buttocks to appear like a G STRING.

    Each competitor will be called onto the stage in numerical order to performtheir individual free routine to the choice of their own music. (Routine ismax 90 seconds).

    MOVEMENTS THAT SHOULD BE INCLUDED IN THE ROUTINE ARE :

    * ELEMENTS OF STRENGTHthe straddle hold, leg extension hold and one

    arm push ups. Gymnastics movements such as front and back flips,handsprings and cartwheels are not considered strength moves however,to incorporate them into the routine will show overall creativity anddifficulty.

    * ELEMENTS OF FLEXIBILITYhigh kicks, side splits and/or front splits mustbe included. The number of flexible moves and degree of difficulty will be

    taken into consideration.

    * SPEED the tempo of the routine demonstrates a degree of cardiovascularfitness, stamina and endurance.

    GENERAL ASSESSMENT OF THIS ROUND

    Judges are reminded that you are judging the routine and not the physique in this round

    Look for flow in the routine

    Look for showmanship

    Ensure that the athlete has included all of the movement requirements - and has executedthem well as well as have they flowed into the routine without looking out of place

    Assess choreography and use of interpretation

    Does the attire match the music and routine theme

    Is she confident Is she graceful

    Look at the athletes lines and balance in performance

    Was she entertaining

    Do not consider an aerobic routine as a fitness routine

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    B. ROUND TWO - COSTUMEREQUIREMENTS FOR THIS ROUND

    The ladies shall wear a two piece bikini of own choice

    shoes are completely of own choice platforms can be worn jewelry can be worn

    bikini bottom must cover of bottom area and all of frontal area

    All competitors will be brought on to the stage in a single line and in numerical order.

    They will be directed through the quarter turns each of which will be held for approx. 30seconds.

    If there are a large number of competitors in the line up, they may be divided into equalnumber of groups in order to carry out the quarter turns.

    Judges may present their request for comparisons.

    Once all the judges are happy, the girls may leave the stage in numerical order.

    No glitter or sparkles

    No body oil

    QUARTER TURN INSTRUCTIONS AND PHOTOS ON THE FOLLOWING PAGE

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    GENERAL ASSESSMENT OF THIS ROUND

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    GENERAL ASSESSMENT OF THIS ROUND

    Judges are strongly reminded that they are judging a womens FITNESS competition andnot a womens BODYBUILDING competition.

    Judges are reminded that the competitors posture and bearing, at all times while onstage

    is to be considered. The overall image displayed should demonstrate poise, grace and self confidence. This is

    especially true at all times when the competitor is standing relaxed during thecomparisons of the quarter turns. When standing relaxed, the competitors shall bewarned against adopting a tense pose.

    The judge will f irst assess the overall athletic appearance of the physique.

    This assessment will begin at the head and extend downwards to the feet.

    Hair and facial beauty will be assessed and the presentation of a well balanced,symmetrically developed physique.

    Athletes should not have the same type of muscularity, vascularity, muscular definition and/ or the dieted leanness displayed by the female bodybuilder.

    However, her body tone must be good with a little amount of body fat. This athlete will display a more refined muscle as opposed to a female bodybuilder

    Her physique will have longer leaner slender muscles

    The athlete will show a full abdominal wall with the seratus muscles being visible

    The athlete will show separation between the biceps, triceps and deltoids but with themuscles appearing lean not full as a female bodybuilder would be

    The thighs will be well toned with a balance between torso and thigh ration being even withno one body part overpowering the other

    The thighs and quads will have separation but not obvious and deep striations

    The calf will be balanced with the thigh and the leg bicep

    There will be a certain degree of separation in the upper back but not along the lines of thebodybuilder

    The gluteus maximus will be firm with no additional body fat

    3. FIGURE FITNESS *

    Kindly take special note of this division

    GENERAL

    THIS DIVISION HAS BEEN IMPLEMENTED IN SOUTH AFRICA AS PART OF OURDEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME.

    IT HAS BEEN OFFICIALLY RECOGNIZED BY IFBB SA, THAT THERE WAS A GAPBETWEEN THE GIRL STARTING OUT AS A NOVICE, AND THE GIRL WHO IS MOREADVANCED IN THE WOMENS FITNESS DIVISION OR THE BODYBUILDING DIVISION.

    THEREFORE, IT WAS ESSENTIAL FOR US TO CREATE A BRIDGE TO CLOSE THAT GAP.

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    The girls will not include any Element of strength, Elements of flexibility Nor will theyperform at a constant extreme speed ALL OF WHICH IS INCLUDED ANDACCEPTABLE ONLY IN THE FITNESS ROUTINES.

    The figure fitness athletes will be penalized if this does occur. It is not acceptable in thisdivision.

    ROUND TWO COSTUME

    The girls will wear a bikini of own choice and high heels of own choice.

    Hair may be styled and jewelry worn.

    The entire line up of girls will be brought onto the stage in numerical order they will performthe quarter turns

    The judges will judge each girl on her presentation, her confidence, her hair and makeup,her choice of bikini and shoes, the tone of her body, her beauty, the way that she carriesherself.

    The judges may call for comparisons

    Once the judges are happy the girls will leave the stage.

    PLEASE FIND THE QUARTER TURN PICTURES AND QUARTER TURNINSTRUCTIONS UNDER THE FITNESS OR BODYFITNESS DIVISIONSEGMENTS

    4. WOMENS BODYBUILDING

    GENERAL

    There are two weight divisions in the Senior categories (under 55kg and over 55kg), one lineup in the Masters category and one line up in the Juniors category

    The female bodybuilders will wear bikinis of a solid, non distracting color which must conform toaccepted standards of taste and decency. The bikini shall reveal the abdominal muscles as well asthe upper and lower back muscles. No shoes are to be worn.

    Free routine is 90 seconds.

    THERE ARE FIVE COMPULSORY POSES FOR THE LADIES BODYBUILDING

    DISPLAYING BEST THIGH FRONT AND DOUBLE BICEPS

    DISPLAYING THE BEST CALF AND SIDE CHEST

    DISPLAYING THE BEST CALF REAR AND DOUBLE BICEPS

    DISPLAYING THE BEST CALF AND SIDE TRICEP

    DISPLAYING THE BEST THIGH AND ABDOMINALS

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    ROUND ONE QUARTER TURNS AND COMPULSORY POSES

    * THIS WILL BE AT THE PRE JUDGING IN THE MORNING ALL REGISTEREDCOMPETITORS IN THE DIVISION WILL PARTAKE

    The entire line up will be brought onto the stage in numerical order. The lineup will stand in a straight line in front of the judges except if the

    line up is too long, the chief Judge may find it necessary to split thegroup into even numbers.

    The athletes will perform quarter turns in a relaxed manner no tensing ofmuscles will be allowed.

    The athletes will then perform the compulsory poses.

    The judges may then call for comparisons until they are happy.

    The athletes will then be given a one minute pose down before leaving thestage.

    Please see QUARTER TURN INSTRUCTION on next page

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    GENERAL ASSESSMENT OF ROUND ONE

    The Judges will look for muscular femininity. Proportion, definition, symmetry,conditioning, balance , striations, effectiveness of tan, presentation, confidence

    The Judges will be aware of mistaking over dieting for muscularity, difficulty withproportions, amount of body fat, lack of striations

    ROUND TWO FREE POSING ROUTINE

    * THIS WILL ONLY BE PRESENTED AT THE MAIN EVENING SHOW.

    ** DEPENDING ON THE OFFICIALS DECISION AT A PROVINCIAL SHOW ON ANY LEVEL,EITHER ALL ATHLETES MAY BE ASKED TO PERFORM THEIR ROUTINE, OR ONLY THOSETHAT QUALIFY IN THE TOP SIX OF THE CATEGORY ATHELTES WILL BE INFORMED ATTHE START OF THE EVENING SHOW.

    *** AT THE LEVEL OF ANY IFBB SA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS ONLY THE TOP SIX WILLPERFORM THEIR ROUTINE IN THE EVENING AT THE MAIN FINAL SHOW. The lists of top sixwill be posted in the change room before the main show begins.

    - Each athlete will be called in numerical order to perform her free routine.- NO PROPS- Music time is 90 seconds

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    5. MENS BODYBUILDING

    GENERAL

    There are two different divisions available for the junior men Under 75kg / over 75kg

    There are nine different divisions available for the senior men flyweight, bantamweight,lightweight, welterweight, light middleweight, middleweight, light heavyweight,heavyweight, super heavyweight

    There are various for the mastersAge 40-49 : up to 70kg, up to 8-0kg, up to 90kg, over 90kgAge 50-59 : up to 80kg, over 80kgAge 60 and over : one line up

    The men should wear posing trunks of a solid, non distracting color which are clean and decent.Metallic materials such as gold or silver should not be used. The trunks should cover at least ofthe bottom area and the full frontal area. NO PULLING COSTUME UP BETWEEN BUTTOCKS ATANY TIME THIS MAY RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION. Tan may not streak on the body.

    THERE ARE SEVEN COMPULSORY POSES FOR THE MEN

    FRONT DOUBLE BICEP

    FRONT LAT SPREAD

    SIDE TRICEP

    DISPLAYING THE BEST CALF AND REAR DOUBLE BICEP

    DISPLAING THE BEST CALF AND REAR LAT SPREAD SIDE CHEST

    ABDOMINALS AND THIGH

    ROUND ONE QUARTER TURNS AND COMPULSORY POSES

    * THIS WILL BE AT THE PRE JUDGING IN THE MORNING ALL REGISTEREDCOMPETITORS IN THE DIVISION WILL PARTAKE

    The entire line up will be brought onto the stage in numerical order.

    The lineup will stand in a straight line in front of the judges except if the

    line up is too long, the chief Judge may find it necessary to split the group into evennumbers.

    The athletes will perform quarter turns in a relaxed manner no tensing of muscles will beallowed.

    QUARTER TURN INSTRUCTION ON NEXT PAGE

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    DURING THE FIRST ROUND

    The judges may then call for comparisons until they are happy.

    The athletes will then be given a one minute pose down before leaving the stage.

    GENERAL ASSESSMENT OF ROUND ONE

    The Judges will look for- Proportion- Definition- Symmetry- Conditioning- Balance- Striations- Effectiveness of tan- Presentation

    - Confidence- Wide shoulders and narrow hip taper- The upper body and the lower body should be in proportional

    Balance- Good shoulder development arms not overpowering the

    Shoulder caps and vice versa resulting in symmetry- Lat connection should be low into the waist- There should be good thigh sweep with strong development around the

    knee area- Calves should be full and long balancing with the thigh- Overall depth of muscle

    The Judges should be aware of- Under developed muscularity- Domination by muscle groups- Un proportioned muscles- Smooth appearance- Uneven tan or no tan or streaking tan- The lack of definition- Lean looking athlete

    ROUND TWO FREE POSING ROUTINE

    * THIS WILL ONLY BE PRESENTED AT THE MAIN EVENING SHOW.

    ** DEPENDING ON THE OFFICIALS DECISION AT A PROVINCIAL SHOW ON ANY LEVEL,EITHER ALL ATHLETES MAY BE ASKED TO PERFORM THEIR ROUTINE, OR ONLY THOSETHAT QUALIFY IN THE TOP SIX OF THE CATEGORY ATHELTES WILL BE INFORMED ATTHE START OF THE EVENING SHOW.

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    *** AT THE LEVEL OF ANY IFBB SA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS ONLY THE TOP SIX WILLPERFORM THEIR ROUTINE IN THE EVENING AT THE MAIN FINAL SHOW. The lists of top sixwill be posted in the change room before the main show begins.

    - Each athlete will be called in numerical order to perform her free routine.

    - NO PROPS- Music time is 60 seconds

    6. MENS FITNESS

    GENERAL

    This is a new division and has been officially recognized by the IFBB as a new sport discipline.The Senior Mens division will be included at the Womens World Championships and the Juniormens division will be included at the Juniors World Championships Internationally. There are two

    rounds.

    Each of these has one open line up.

    In Mens Fitness, at the current time, there is one open category subject to the followingcriteria :

    1. Up to and including 170cmheight (in cm) 100 (+1kg) = max weight (in kg)

    2. Up to and including 175cmheight (in cm) 100 (+2kg) = max weight (in kg)

    3. Up to and including 180cmheight (in cm) 100 (+3kg) = max weight (in kg)

    4. Over 180cmheight (in cm) 100 (+4kg) = max weight (in kg)

    The athletes should present a total package as follows :

    Hair well styled

    Face clean no facial hair

    The condition of the skin and skin tone overall tightness

    The athletes ability to present himself with confidence

    The physique should be at a level of overall muscle tone achieved through athleticendeavors

    The muscle groups should have a round and firm appearance with a small amount of bodyfat

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    The physique should be neither excessively muscular not excessively lean

    At all times the male fitness competitor will be viewed with the emphasis on a healthy, fit,athletic looking physique in an attractively presented total package.

    A.ROUND ONE :Round one is made up of Quarter turns

    ROUND ONE - ATTIRE

    1. Plain black solid opaque trunks.2. No plastic, rubberized or similar material.3. No ornamentation, edges, borders.4. The trunks must be at least 15cm high on the sides and must cover

    one half of the buttocks and all of the frontal area.5. No footwear.

    6. No jewelry or other accessories, except for wedding band.

    ROUND ONE - JUDGES ASSESSMENT

    The athletes will enter the stage in numerical order and stand in a single line. If there are sixathletes or more, they will be divided into two equal lines and each of the lines will then have a turnto do the following :-

    The athletes will perform their quarter turns holding each side for 30 seconds.

    The judges will then submit their request for comparisons. The comparisons may be twoathletes or three athletes at a time. Each judge must put in at least one request for

    comparison, and each athlete must have at least one call out for comparisons. The comparisons will be carried out centre stage. All other athletes will be divided to stand

    in the background on the left and on the right leaving the middle of the stage clear for theathletes performing their comparisons to not have athletes directly behind them to distractthe judges.

    The judge should first assess the overall male athletic appearance of the physique. Thisassessment should begin at the head and extend downwards, taking the whole physiqueinto account. The assessment should take into consideration the hair, facialfeatures, overall athletic development, condition of skin and skin tone, and the athletesoverall ability to present himself with confidence.

    The physique should be assessed as to the overall level of muscle tone achieved throughathletic endeavors. The muscle groups should have a round and firm appearance with asmall amount of body fat. The physique should neither be excessively muscular norexcessively Lean.

    At all times the male fitness competitor must be viewed with the emphasis on a healthy,fit, athletic looking physique in an attractively presented package.

    Judges are reminded that they are JUDGING THE PHYSIQUE PACKAGE.

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    B.ROUND TWOThe athlete will present a routine with aview towards style, personality, athletic coordination, including strength and flexibility moves as well as gymnastic moves. Theroutine may also include aerobic and dance as well as any other demonstration movesshowing athletic talent. This will be done to music of his own choice for the duration of 90seconds.

    ROUND TWO ATTIRE

    Athletes may wear attire of own choice to suit the routine or if wearing swim trunks orshorts this must be at least 15cm high sides, covering at least one half of the buttocksand all of the frontal area. (this is the minimum wear requirement).

    Color, material and texture shall be the competitors own choice.

    Sport footwear can be worn, at the discretion of the competitor.

    Only a wedding band may be worn no other jewelry.

    Sponsorship logo may be affixe4d to the routine attire.

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    The use of props is prohibited.

    At no time during the routine may a competitor remove any part of his clothing.

    The minimum upper body wear is a tank top.

    ROUND TWO JUDGES ASSESSMENT

    Each athlete will be brought onto the stage individually to perform a fitness routine. Judges willassess the routine with a view towards style, personality, athletic co ordination, and overallperformance. Judges shall also look for competitors who perform strength and flexibility moves, aswell as gymnastics moves. The routine may also include aerobics, dance, or any otherdemonstrations of athletic talent.

    The judges are reminded that during this round, they are ONLY JUDGING THE FITNESSROUTINE AND NOT THE PHYSIQUE.

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    7. MENS CLASSIC BODYBUILDING

    This is a new sport discipline recognized by the IFBB to be included into the Senior Men WorldChampionship Internationally. Classic Bodybuilding responds to the increasing worldwide demandfor men who prefer, unlike todays current bodybuilders, to develop a less muscular, yet athletic

    and aesthetically pleasing physique.The athlete should present himself in a healthy, fit, athletic looking muscular physique, in anattractively presented total package. The following will also be taken into consideration :

    Overall muscle tone achieved through athletic endeavors

    Overall male athletic appearance of the physique

    The presentation of a balanced, symmetrically developed physique

    Muscle shape, density and definition while still bearing in mind overall balanceddevelopment

    Tightness and tone of the skin the skin should be smooth and healthy in appearance

    A clean cut pleasing to the eye look

    In Senior Mens Classic Bodybuilding, there are fivecategories as follows :

    1. Up to and including 168cmmaximum weight (in kg) = height (in cm) 100 (+2kg allowance)

    2. Up to and including 171cmmaximum weight (in kg) = height (in cm) 100 (+2kg allowance)

    3. Up to and including 175cmmaximum weight (in kg) = height (in cm) 100 (+4kg allowance)

    4. Up to and including 180cmmaximum weight (in kg) = height (in cm) 100 (+6kg allowance)

    5. Over 180cmmaximum weight (in kg) = height(in cm) - 100 (+8kg allowance)

    5.a for competitors with a body height of over 190cm and up to and including

    198cm the following formula will be used :Maximum weight (in kg)= height (in cm) 100 (+9kg allowance)

    5.b. for competitors with a body height of over 198cmMaximum weight (in kg) = height (in cm) 100 (+10kg allowance)

    ALL COMPETITORS DESCRIBED BY 5A& 5B SHALL COMPETE IN THE OVER 180CMCATEGORY

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    ** NOTE that if a competitor does not meet the height/weight requirement of any of thesecategories, he is disqualified.

    There is one open category in Junior Mens Classic

    Bodybuilding. For weight height limits tolerance, thefollowing requirements will be applied :

    Up to 170cm : height 100 +1kgUp to 175cm : height 100 +2kgUp to 180cm : height 100 +3kgOver 180 cm : height -100 +4kg+190 198cm : height 100 +4.5kgOver 198cm : height -100 +5kg

    THERE ARE TWO ROUNDS IN THIS DIVISIONS

    A. ROUND ONEQuarter turns and mandatory compulsory poses. Both will be done in the same manner as allbodybuilding divisions.

    PLEASE SEE THE QUARTER TURN INSTRUCTIONS AND PHOTOS

    IN THE MENS BODYBUILDING SECTION

    ROUND ONE ATTIRE

    1. Solid black in color, plain opaque in style posing trunks2. Cloth fabric no plastic, rubberized or similar material3. matt in texture no shiny4. no ornaments, edges or borders5. at least 2cm high on the sides and covering a minimum of one half of the buttocks and all of the

    frontal area

    6. no footwear7. no jewelry or other accessories except for a wedding band

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    ROUND ONE - JUDGES ASSESSMENT

    The lineup of athletes will be brought onto the stage in numerical order and in a single line.Athletes will stand facing the judges. If there are more than six athletes, the lineup will then bedivided into two groups. One line up will move to the back row and the front row will begin with the

    quarter turns. Each turn in held for 30seconds. The front row then moves to the back and theback row moves forward they present their quarter turns.

    Once the quarter turns are complete, the rows swop around again and the front row will thenperform the mandatory poses as follows :-

    1. front double bicep2. front lat spread3. side chest4. back double bicep5. back lat spread

    6. side triceps7. abdominal and thigh

    Once the first row has completed this, the back row is brought forward and performs the same.

    Once both rows have presented the compulsory poses, all athletes will be brought back together inone single line. The Chief judge will then divide the athletes into two equal sides where one lotwill stand over to the left and the other lot over to the right. LEAVING THE CENTRE BACKCLEAR, AND COMPARISON CAN TAKE PLACE IN THE CENTRE WITH NO ATHLETESSTANDING BEHIND THEM.

    All judges must give in at least one comparison call for two or three athletes at a time. Allcompetitors must get at least one call out.

    THE JUDGE WILL THEN ASSESS THIS ROUND AS FOLLOWS

    First assess the overall male athletic appearance and physique

    Begin with the head and move down to the feet - take into consideration the hair, face,features and skin etc

    Presentation of balance and a symmetrically developed physique

    The athletes ability to present himself with confidence.

    Judges should look at the primary muscle groups being displayed.

    Look at the muscle shape, density and definition whilst keeping in mind the importance ofan athletic balanced development. The muscle groups should have a round and firmappearance with a small amount of body fat.

    Once comparisons have been made the athletes are put back into a single line and asked to leavethe stage.

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    B. ROUND TWOThis is a posing routine round. The maximum length is 60 seconds.

    The presentation of the routine should be with a view towards the display of muscularity, definition,

    style, personality, athletic co ordination and overall performance. Judges will look for a smooth,artistic and well choreographed routine.

    The competitor must intermittently include the mandatory poses, so as to display themuscular development of his physique this must be included into his routine.

    Lying flat on the posing platform, moon poses and pulling the attire so as to display the top insideof the quadriceps or the gluteus max if prohibited.

    ROUND TWO ATTIRE

    The attire for round 2 is posing trunks, which must conform to the following criteria :

    color, material, texture of own choice

    not ornaments, border or edges

    at least 2cm high on the sides covering a min of one half of the buttocks and all frontalarea

    no footwear

    no jewelry except a wedding band

    no props

    ROUND TWO JUDGES ASSESSMENT

    Each judge assesses the posing routine with a view towards the display of muscularity, definition,style, personality, athletic co ordination and overall performance. Judges look for a smooth, artisticand well choreographed routine which may include their own style HOWEVER, the mandatoryposes must be included.

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    8. WHEELCHAIR DIVISION

    This is a completely new division for the IFBB. It was implemented in parts of Europe during the2009 season, and a division was held at the IFBB WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS of the same year.Based on the popularity it will be implemented as a standard division within the IFBB which will

    be hosted by the individual countries, and on the IFBB International World Champs stage.

    Please take into consideration that although we have the basic rules and regulations for this newdivision these may be altered as this division progresses and expands on a Provincial, Nationaland International level. To begin in 2010 there will be mens division/s available only, and later onwe will include the ladies divisions.

    THE DIVISIONS THAT COULD POSSIBLY BE AVAILABLE AT THE LOCAL PROVINCIALSHOWS AND ON A NATIONAL LEVEL (DEPENDING ON ATTENDANCE) IS AS FOLLOWS :-

    JUNIORS ONE LINE UP

    SENIORS ONE LINE UP

    MASTERS ONE LINE UP

    THE CRITERIA FOR THIS DIVISION

    All athletes must be wheelchair based at all times. They may not leave their chair at any time. It ispreferable to be in a wheelchair where the back support can fold down to expose most of the backarea. And athletes should tan up.

    THE STANDARD ATTIRE FOR THE ATHLETES IN THE WHEELCHAIR DIVISION

    All athletes will be expected to wear long training pants of a matt finish

    Athletes to wear training shoes.

    The top half of the body is naked.

    No jewelry.

    THE ATHLETES SHOULD PRESENT A TOTAL PACKAGE AS FOLLOWS

    Hair well styled

    Face clean no facial hair

    The condition of the skin and skin tone overall tightness The athletes ability to present himself with confidence

    The upper body physique should be at a level of overall muscle tone achieved throughgym training

    The muscle groups should have a round and firm appearance with a small amount of bodyfat

    The physique should be neither excessively muscular nor excessively lean

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    KINDLY NOTE THAT INITIALLY THERE WILL ONLY BE TWOROUNDS FOR THIS DIVISION HOWEVER AT A LATERSTAGE THE THIRD ROUND WILL BE INTRODUCED WHICH IS

    THE FREE POSING ROUTINE ROUND

    ROUND ONE RELAXED QUARTER TURNS

    The lineup of athletes will be brought onto the stage in numerical order and in a single line.Athletes will face the judges. If there are more than six athletes, the lineup will then be divided intotwo groups. One line up will move to the back row and the front row will begin with the quarterturns. Each turn in held for 20 seconds. The front row then moves to the back and the back rowmoves forward they will present their quarter turns.

    QUARTER TURNS AS FOLLOWS

    The athletes will begin by facing the judges

    The chief judge will call quarter turn to the right which the athletes will do (and will nowbe facing the wings of the stage), placing their arms in a straight position along their sides,head up, back straight and chest out (but no posing, this must be done in a relaxedmanner) and hold for 20 seconds

    The chief judge will call quarter turn to the right which the athletes will do (and will nowbe facing the rear of the stage), and resume the position as above and hold for 20 seconds

    The chief judge will call quarter turn to the right which the athletes will do (and will nowbe facing the opposite wings of the stage), and resume the position as above and hold for20 seconds

    The chief judge will call quarter turn to the right which the athlete will do (and will now befacing the judges again), and resume the position as above and hold for 20 seconds

    ROUND ONE : JUDGES ASSESSMENT

    First assess the overall male athletic appearance and physique

    Begin with the head and move down to the feet - take into consideration the hair, face,features and skin etc

    Presentation of balance and a symmetrically developed upper body physique

    The athletes ability to present himself with confidence.

    Judges should look at the primary muscle groups being displayed.

    Look at the muscle shape, density and definition whilst keeping in mind the importance ofan athletic balanced development. The muscle groups should have a round and firmappearance with a small amount of body fat.

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    ROUND TWO THE COMPULSORY POSES

    The lineup of athletes will then complete the compulsory poses after the quarter turns. The chiefjudge will call out the poses and athletes will be given time to get into the pose and hold this forthe judges to assess.

    COMPULSORY POSES AS FOLLOWS

    FRONT DOUBLE BICEP

    FRONT LAT SPREAD

    SIDE CHEST

    SIDE TRICEP

    REAR DOUBLE BICEP

    REAR LAT SPREAD

    A MODIFIED SEATED MOST MUSCULAR (WHERE THE ATHLETE WILL PRESS THE PALMSOF HIS HANDS TOGETHER WITH FINGERS OVERLAPPING THE OPPOSITE WRIST ELBOWS

    BROUGHT UP TO SHOULDER LEVEL AND BY PUSHING HIS PALMS TOGETHER WILL TENSE ALLCHEST, ABDOMINAL, SHOULDER AND ARM MUSCLES)

    ROUND TWO : JUDGES ASSESSMENT

    - Proportion- Definition- Symmetry- Conditioning- Balance- Striations

    - Effectiveness of tan- Presentation- Confidence- Wide shoulders and narrow hip taper- Good shoulder development arms not overpowering the

    shoulder caps and vice versa resulting in symmetry- Lat connection should be low into the waist- Overall depth of muscle

    ROUND THREE THE FREE POSING ROUTINE(WHICH WILL BE INTRODUCED ATA LATER STAGE ATHLETES WILL BE ADVISED ON THIS SITE AND VIA THE PROVINCIALSTRUCTURES)

    The athletes will be asked to return to the stage individually to perform their free posing routine.The maximum time limit is 60 seconds to music of their choice but the athlete does not need toperform for the full time, for example : If he wishes to present a routine of 40 seconds long thiswill be acceptable.

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    The routine must include all of the mandatory poses as allocated within their category (much likethe classic bodybuilding).

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION TO ASSIST THE ATHLETES

    Should the athlete require assistance with diet, training and preparation they are to pleasecontact their Provincial Structure. They may also find the following web sites very helpful :-www.ifbbwcbb.comwww.wheelchair-bodybuilding.comwww.nickfitness.com

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    9. BIKINI DIVISION

    The Bikini division responds to the increasing worldwide demand for women who keep their bodiesfit and healthy and have a pleasing bikini body. There is not one ideal body for bikini AND THISDIVISION IS FOR THE WOMAN WHO HAS A BEACH BODY.

    She keeps her body in shape by keeping fit and eating healthy. Muscular definition is not allowed,but body tone, soft physique, a bit of curviness and a healthy overall physical appearance isessential. Balance of the upper and lower body is important. The girl should present herself in ahealthy & attractive total package.

    She needs to be toned, but with much softer lines. She should not have definite muscle, neithershould she present any separation or striations at all. It is important for the girls to know that beingtight and too lean is not what the Judges will look for. She needs to be comfortable with who she isand with her body and she must bring her personality. She needs to look like she can leavethe stage and go straight to the beach.

    The following will be taken into consideration (but not limited to this list) :

    Overall figure tone with soft lines.

    The presentation of a healthy, balanced & symmetrical figure

    She cannot appear to be too lean and tight

    Femininity

    Complexion

    Hair and make up

    Poise and grace

    Confidence Overall presentation

    The division available

    There will be one open division at all shows until the need arises to expand to differentheight classes.

    The attire and other general requirements

    The athletes will compete in a two-piece suit. This may be in a style and color of the

    competitors choice (and may be patterned or plain in color). The two piece may be specially made or she can also compete in an off the rack suit The bottom of the suit must be V shaped. No thongs / g-strings are permitted. All swimsuits must be in good taste, and the top and bottom must cover areas adequately. Competitors must wear high heels to compliment their costume choice (ie pretty open

    sandals or closed pump style shoes) but no platforms will be allowed. Competitors may wear jewelry. Hair should be styled appropriately.

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    Make up should be applied tastefully (and more naturally). The competitors may use tan, but not use oils or sparkles / glitter she must have the

    appearance of a wholesome, fit, and naturally tannedbeach body.

    THERE ARE TWO ROUNDS FOR THIS DIVISION WITH NOQUARTER TURNS / NO MANDATORY POSES / AND NOPOSING ROUTINES AND LADIES WILL WEAR THE SAMEATTIRE FOR EACH ROUND

    Presentation of the ROUND ONE

    Competitors will walk onstage in a single line in number sequence, they will then stand in aline facing the judges in a relaxed manner with their arms at their sides.

    The chief judge will then call forA FULL TURN and the lineup of girls will turn completelyto face the back of the stage. They will hold this for a time. The chief judge will once again call for A FULL TURN and the lineup of girls will turn

    completely to face the judges again. They will hold this for a time. There will be no posing, no extreme tensing of bodies or holding the arms up and away

    from sides, and no quarter turns. All of the athletes will then leave the stage.

    Presentation of ROUND TWO

    The athletes will then return one by one at a time and perform their Model T-Walk

    The Model Walk consists of the following:

    She will walk to the center of the stage, stop and do a front stance -she will turn and walk to the center back of the stage, stop and do arear stance.

    She will then turn and walk to the left side of the stage, stop andperform a front and back stance then walk to the right side of thestage, stop and perform a front and back stance. She will then leavethe stage.

    Each time that she stops when doing this, she MAY NOT POSE INANY FASHION THAT IS BODYBUILDING RELATED.

    Finally the entire line up will be called back on to stage and face the Judges. The judges will now have an opportunity to call on any comparisons. A maximum of three girls can be called at one time for a comparison. These girls will step out in front of the rest of the line to middle of stage and stand facing

    the judges. The chief judge will call for A FULL TURN and the girls will turn to face

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    backstage. After holding for awhile, the chief judge will once again call forA FULL TURNand the girls will turn to face the judges again.

    Judges assessment of the two rounds

    Competitors will be judged wearing a two-piece swimsuit and heels. Judges will be scoring competitors on the following items:

    Balance and Shape Overall physical appearance Symmetry Conditioning without the excessive defined muscle groups or separation of

    muscle or striations Low body fat but softer lines Complexion skin tone

    poise and grace Hair and make up Confidence Femininity Personality Overall presentation

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    10. CHILDRENS FITNESS DIVISIONSince the strong belief of the IFBB is that bodybuilding and fitness is a healthy lifestyle followed by

    millions of people worldwide, and has proved to have many positive benefits regardless of

    age the CHILDRENS FITNESS DIVISION has been created.

    For the inaugural year of this division, the first International Champs will be held in Bratislava,Slovakia in July 2010. Affiliated countries to the IFBB will also introduce this onto their owncalendars in 2010 and 2011.

    The following RULES AND REQUIREMENTS have been established however, these may beamended as the division progresses.

    THE CATEGORIES OF THIS DIVISION

    GIRLS

    UP TO 8 YEARS OLD UP TO 10 YEARS OLD UP TO 12 YEARS OLD UP TO 15 YEARS OLD

    BOYS

    UP TO 10 YEARS OLD UP TO 12 YEARS OLD UP TO 15 YEARS OLD

    Children will compete in their age group for the entire year.

    THERE ARE TWO ROUNDS FOR THIS DIVISION ROUTINE ROUND ANDQUARTER TURN ROUND therequirements below will apply to both girls and boys

    ROUND ONE - presentation

    All athletes in the age appropriate division will be brought onto stage in numerical sequence and

    will stand in front of the judges for a short while whilst being introduced by the compere. Athleteswill then all leave the stage and return individually for their routines.

    ROUND ONE fitness routine

    This consists of a FITNESS ROUTINE to music of choice. The duration time of the routine is 90seconds.

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    The routine should contain elements of gymnastics, acrobatics, strength, flexibility, character,showmanship, personality, dance, movement, and a well choreographed theme that complimentsthe choice of music.

    As the recommended degree of difficulty, the athletes should include :-

    Quick acrobatic movements eg. Handsprings, somersaults, flick flacks etc Slow acrobatic movements eg. Handstand by lift, headstand by lift etc Strength movements eg. Pushups, stretching forward supported by arms and straddling

    legs etc Flexibility movements eg. Straddled seated, splits, backbends, lifting leg up towards

    head etc Acrobatic movements eg. jumps, turns, leaps etc

    ROUND ONE - Attire

    The athletes may wear costume dress that will compliment their music and routine

    They may wear makeup that compliments their routine theme They may add any accessory that will compliment their theme and dress (ie. Glasses, wig,

    false nose, cane, hat etc etc) Hair styles to compliment They may wear training shoes, dance shoes or be barefoot The athletes may not wear any jewelry

    Athletes may not apply any tan, oil or glitterto their bodies

    ROUND ONE Judges Assessment

    The Judges will score the individual athlete based on their :-

    Choice of music Choice of theme Choice of dress Gymnastic moves Gymnastic combinations Acrobatic moves Elements of strength Elements of flexibility Elements of dance

    Speed or tempo of routine Elegance, poise Flow of routine with music Showmanship Choreography Confidence

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    ROUND TWO presentation

    There will be a break between round one and round two for the age group athletes. This will givethem a chance to change into their round two attire.

    Athletes in the age division will be brought onto stage in numerical sequence and will standin front of the judges.

    The chief judge will call on the athletes to perform the standard QUARTER TURNS. The judges will have a chance to call on comparisons during this round.

    ROUND TWO attire

    In round two the following dress will be worn :-

    GIRLS Lycra fitness shorts Lycra fitness crop top Barefoot Hair up (if long)

    BOYS Either Lycra fitness shorts or sporting boxer shorts No top Barefoot

    Athletes may not apply any tan, oil or glitterto their bodies

    ROUND TWO Judges Assessment

    The Judges will score the indivi