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Schedule

2018 schedule

10 A.M. – 8 P.M.
Mandatory Check-In For All Athletes 
Hyatt Regency Ballroom

9 A.M. – 11 A.M.
Registration Confirmation for All Female Athletes 
Hyatt Regency Ballroom Foyer

Athletes must check-in and confirm which division, height or weight class they have been placed. At this time the athlete has the right to question placement with the appropriate officials to ensure there are no mistakes. If you do not choose to take advantage of this opportunity you will remain in the division you were originally placed.

10:30 A.M.
Mandatory Athlete Meeting for All Female Athletes 
Hyatt Regency Ballroom Foyer

12:00 P.M.
Arnold Amateur Ladies Day
Battelle Grand

Amateur Women’s Physique
Masters Bodyfitness (Figure)
Masters Bikini
Fitness Routine Round
Open Bodyfitness (Figure)
Open Bikini
Fitness Physique Round
Masters Bodyfitness (Figure) Awards
Masters Bikini Awards

6 A.M. – 8 A.M.
Registration Confirmation for All Male Athletes
Hyatt Regency Ballroom Foyer

7:30 A.M.
Mandatory Athlete Meeting for All Male Athletes

9 A.M.
Arnold Amateur Men’s Day
Battelle Grand

Pro Women’s Physique Prejudging
Amateur Men’s Physique
Masters Bodybuilding and Routines
Classic Bodybuilding and Routines
(20 Minute Intermission)
Masters Bodybuilding Awards
Classic Bodybuilding Awards
Open Men’s Bodybuilding

1 P.M.
Check-In for Amateur Men’s & Women’s Physique Finals

Battelle Grand

1:30 P.M.
Mandatory Meeting for Men’s & Women’s Physique Finals 

Greater Columbus Convention Center, Back of Hall C

2:30 P.M.
Amateur Men’s & Women’s Physique Finals and Awards

Arnold Fitness EXPO Stage

8 A.M.
Check in for all finalists in Men’s Bodybuilding, Fitness, Bodyfitness (Figure) & Bikini

9 A.M.
Mandatory meeting for Men’s Bodybuilding, Fitness, Bodyfitness (Figure) & Bikini Finalists

10 A.M.
Arnold Amateur Finals
Arnold Fitness EXPO Stage

Fitness Finals and Awards
Bodyfitness (Figure) Finals and Awards
Bikini Finals and Awards
Men’s Bodybuilding Top 5 Routines
Men’s Bodybuilding Awards

1:30 P.M.
Overall Pose Down for Men’s Bodybuilding

Arnold Fitness EXPO Stage


General Info

Competitor Eligibility

Competitor Eligibility
This competition is open for ALL the IFBB-affiliated National Federations from all over the world.

THERE ARE NO QUALIFICATIONS for the following divisions for NPC members: Masters Bodybuilding, Classic Bodybuilding, Men’s Physique, Fitness, Bodyfitness (Figure), Masters Bodyfitness (Figure), Bikini-Fitness, Masters Bikini-Fitness and Women’s Physique.

MEN’S OPEN BODYBUILDERS must have placed in the top five (5) of an NPC national-qualifying event to be eligible to compete in the Arnold Amateur.

Categories open for competition are listed on the Entry Form.

The Organizer of the event in USA will only accept registrations from U.S. athletes. U.S. competitors must be members of the National Physique Committee (NPC). Athletes can get 2017 NPC cards at the Arnold Amateur or online at npcnewsonline.com

ALL INTERNATIONAL (NON-U.S.) ATHLETES MUST REGISTER THROUGH THEIR IFBB-AFFILLIATED NATIONAL FEDERATIONS. National IFBB presidents / federations must approve all athletes from their respective countries and submit an application form with all team members. Entry Forms from athletes from countries other than the United States will only be considered if they are sent by the National Federation of the athlete and directly to the IFBB Headquarters in Madrid. The final decision to allow an athlete to compete in this event rests with the IFBB. The Entry Form must be submitted to the IFBB Head Office in Madrid with a brief resume of each athlete registered on the form.

All the costs for traveling, hotel, accommodations, transport from and to the airport and meals are the responsibilities of the national federations or individual athletes. Check with your national federation for more information.

The Arnold Amateur reserves the right to decline entry to any athlete who does not meet these requirements.

NUMBER OF ATHLETES THAT WILL BE ACCEPTED
Due to the large number of athletes and the time restrictions in the facilities we strongly encourage you to send your Entry Form early. The number of athletes accepted will be limited. Registration is now open.

The Deadline for sending the Entry Form is January 31, 2018 at 12:00 pm EST

No ENTRY FORMs will be accepted after Jan. 31, 2018. No Refunds On Accepted Applications. There Will Only Be Refunds On Denied Applications.
Meals

Meals


Healthy Meals Plus
Contact: Amanda Penwell
Email: orders@healthymealsplus.com
Phone: (614) 557-7469

Place orders online at: www.healthymealsplus.com
Arnold amateur athletes are eligible for a 10% discount; apply coupon code Arnold10 at checkout.

Place orders by Friday, February 24, 2017

Food orders can be picked up at:
Powerhouse Gym Columbus
9 East Long Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Tickets

Tickets
TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED SEPARATELY FOR THE FOLLOWING:

Arnold Amateur IFBB/NPC Bodybuilding, Fitness, Figure, Bikini & Physique Championships

Noon, Thursday, March 1 at Battelle Grand – $25 general admission
Amateur Women’s Physique
Masters Bodyfitness (Figure)
Masters Bikini
Fitness Routine Round
Open Bodyfitness (Figure)
Open Bikini
Fitness Physique Round
Masters Bodyfitness (Figure) Awards
Masters Bikini Awards

Purchase thursday tickets


9 a.m. Friday, March 2 at Battelle Grand – $25 general admission
Pro Women’s Physique International Prejudging
Amateur Men’s Physique
Masters Bodybuilding and Routines
Classic Bodybuilding and Routines
(20 Minute Intermission)
Masters Bodybuilding Awards
Classic Bodybuilding Awards
Open Men’s Bodybuilding

Purchase friday tickets


NOTE: Arnold Amateur Men’s & Women’s Physique Finals at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, March 2 on the Arnold Fitness EXPO Stage at the Greater Columbus Convention Center and Arnold Amateur Men’s Bodybuilding, Fitness, Figure and Bikini Finals at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 3 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center are INCLUDED in the Daily EXPO Ticket ($15 in advance (plus fees), $20 at the door)

Purchase daily expo tickets

Tanning Needs

Tanning Needs
For those of you with tanning or makeup needs, contact Jan Tana at www.jantana.com to book an appointment. No spray tanning will be done at the venue, so be sure to book appointment accordingly.

The IFBB has banned all tans that can be wiped off. An official will check the tan of all athletes backstage and if the tan comes off by simply wiping, the athlete will be told to remove the tan before going on stage.
IFBB Rules

IFBB Rules
Article 3 - Categories 3.1 There are five categories in senior men’s classic bodybuilding, currently as follows:
1. Up to & including 168 cm Max Weight [kg] = (Height [cm] – 100) + 0 [kg]

2. Up to & including 171 cm Max Weight [kg] = (Height [cm] – 100) + 2 [kg]

3. Up to & including 175 cm Max Weight [kg] = (Height [cm] -100) + 4 [kg]

4. Up to & including 180 cm Max Weight [kg] = (Height [cm] -100) + 6 [kg]

5. Over 180 cm Max Weight [kg] = (Height [cm] -100) + 8 [kg]

Note 1: For competitors with a body height of over 190 cm up and up to and including 198 cm, the following formula will be used: Max Weight [kg] = (Height [cm] – 100) + 9 [kg] 5

Note 2: For competitors with a body height of over 198 cm, the following formula will be used: Max Weight [kg] = (Height [cm] – 100) + 10 [kg]

Note 3: All of the above mentioned competitors will participate in the “Over 180 cm” category.

Complete IFBB Rules
Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship Opportunities
The 29th Annual Arnold Sports Festival offers unprecedented international exposure to the Arnold Amateur Championships. The Arnold Amateur draws more than 800 competitors from 80 nations to compete at the Greater Columbus Convention Center's Battelle Grand, home of the world-famous Arnold Classic.

Previous overall winners include IFBB Pro League stars Ashley Kaltwasser, Roelly Winklaar and Essa Obaid.

The Arnold Amateur also receives worldwide coverage as more than 600 media are credential each year for the Weekend.

The Arnold Amateur offers the unique opportunity for companies to market themselves to the athletes, coaches and fans of the future stars of professional bodybuilding, fitness, figure, bikini and men’s physique. The images and exposure for this event are seen worldwide and shared with hundreds of thousands through the extensive media coverage of the event.

Gaspari Nutrition has been the title sponsor of this event for 11 years and only a limited number of additional sponsorships are available. This year we are providing more value to the sponsorship packages, which include both online and onsite activations at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

Sponsorship Contacts:
Bob Lorimer
Arnold Amateur
bob@arnoldamateur.com

Lizzie Ritchie
Gaspari Nutrition
LizzieR@gasparinutrition.com

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Inspection Report

Inspection Report
Please download the 2017 Arnold Amateur Inspection Report below.

DOWNLOAD INSPECTION REPORT

Travel

Airport

Airport
Centrally located in Ohio with a diverse mix of air carriers, Port Columbus International Airport is the airport of choice for millions of passengers each year. The airport is operated by the Columbus Regional Airport Authority, which also oversees the operation of cargo-dedicated Rickenbacker International Airport and general aviation airport Bolton Field.

Port Columbus International Airport
4600 International Gateway
Columbus, Ohio 43219
614.239.4000

www.port-columbus.com
www.flycolumbus.com
Arnold Amateur Host Hotels

Arnold Amateur Host Hotels
Doubletree by Hilton Downtown Columbus
50 South Front Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Rate: $172/night plus taxes
Booking Contact: Tyler Robinson at 614-545-7797 or tyler.robinson@hilton.com
Note: Use Code C-ARN when booking to get special rate.

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Sheraton Columbus at Capitol Square
75 East State Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Rate: $172/night plus taxes
Booking Info: 1-800-325-3535.
Book Reservation Now
Note: When calling, please mention “Amateur Bodybuilder Athletes” to receive the negotiated athlete rate.

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Transportation

Transportation
Suggested travel from Airport to downtown Columbus and surrounding Greater Columbus area (transportation suggestions / not endorsements)

A-1 Taxi Cab 614-784-8811
AAA Express Airport Taxi 614-262-333 / Shuttle 614-374-5959
ACME Taxi 614-777-7777
Airport Taxi and Super Shuttle 614-868-888
Buckeye (OSU Campus Taxi) and Shuttle Service 614-261-9999
Dublin Taxi 614-766-6666
Shamrock Taxi 614-784-8888
Yellow Cab 614-444-4444
Arch Express Transportation 614-252-2277
My Chauffeur Limousine Service 614-231-2555
Prestige Corporate Car 614-564-1700
Royal Transportation 614-806-0632 Supreme Limousine Service 614-880-9600
Shuttle

Shuttle
IFBB national federation presidents who travel through Port Columbus International Airport with their athletes should contact Bob Lorimer at bob@arnoldexpo.com to arrange shuttle service to and from the airport to the DoubleTree Guest Suites Downtown or the Sheraton on Capital Square for their respective teams.

FREE Arnold Downtown Shuttle Bus service is available throughout the Arnold Sports Festival beginning Thursday, March 3, 2016. The Arnold Downtown Shuttle Bus connects every major downtown hotel to the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

Greater Columbus Convention Center to Columbus Renaissance Hotel to Sheraton Columbus at Capitol Square to Holiday Inn Downtown to Weston Hotel to DoubleTree Hotel to Courtyard by Marriott to Greater Columbus Convention Center

Hours of Shuttle Service Operation:
Thursday – 9 AM to 11:30 PM
Friday – 7 AM to 11:30 PM
Saturday – 7 AM to 2:30 AM (Sunday)
Sunday – 7 AM to 5 PM

The shuttle service will allow people to leave their cars at their hotels and alleviate some of the parking congestion that always accompanies an event of this magnitude.
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Questions / Athlete Contacts

USA Athletes

Bob Lorimer, Promoter
Arnold Amateur
614-430-5962
bob@arnoldexpo.com

Canadian Athletes

Georgina Dunnington
Canadian IFBB
dunningtonm@eastlink.ca

International Athletes

William Tierney
IFBB General Secretary
+44 151 931 4090 (phone)
w.tierney@ifbb-uk.com

IFBB Headquarters
headquarters@ifbb.com

IFBB Technical Committee
Amichalak5@gmail.com