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Schedule

2018 schedule

10 a.m.-8 p.m.
MANDATORY CHECK-IN / REGISTRATION FOR ALL ATHLETES COMPETING ON THURSDAY
*Optional Check-In For All Other Athletes
Hyatt Regency Ballroom Foyer

8 a.m.-10:30 a.m.   
MANDATORY CHECK-IN FOR MALE ATHLETES
LAST-CALL CHECK-IN FOR FEMALE ATHLETES
Hyatt Regency Ballroom Foyer

9 a.m.-10:30 a.m.   
REGISTRATION CONFIRMATION FOR ALL FEMALE ATHLETES
Hyatt Regency Ballroom Foyer

10:30 a.m.
MANDATORY ATHLETE MEETING FOR ALL FEMALE ATHLETES

Noon
ARNOLD AMATEUR LADIES DAY

Women’s Physique Semifinals
A: Up to and including 5-6
B: Over 5-6

Masters Figure – Semifinals + Finals
A: Up to and including 5-4
B: Over 5-4 up to and including 5-6
C: Over 5-6

Masters Bikini – Semifinals + Finals
– Will Seed into Separate Classes at Show

Fitness – Semifinals
– Will Seed into Separate Classes at Show

Figure – Semifinals
A: Up to and including 5-1
B: Over 5-1 up to and including 5-2 ½
C: Over 5-2 ½ up to and including 5-4
D: Over 5-4 up to and including 5-5 ½
E: Over 5-5 ½ up to and including 5-7
F: Over 5-7

Bikini – Semifinals
A: Up to and including 5-1
B: Over 5-1 up to and including 5-2
C: Over 5-2 up to and including 5-3
D: Over 5-3 up to and including 5-4
E: Over 5-4 up to and including 5-5
F: Over 5-5 up to and including 5-6
G: Over 5-6 up to and including 5-7
H: Over 5-7

Masters Figure Awards and Masters Bikini Awards

6 a.m -7:30 a.m.  
REGISTRATION CONFIRMATION FOR ALL MALE ATHLETES
Hyatt Regency Ballroom Foyer

6 a.m -7:30 a.m.
LAST-CALL CHECK-IN FOR MALE ATHLETES COMPETING ON FRIDAY
Men’s Physique, Men’s Classic Physique, Men’s Bodybuilding

7:30 a.m. 
MANDATORY ATHLETE MEETING FOR ALL MALE ATHLETES

9 a.m. 
IFBB PRO LEAGUE WOMEN’S PHYSIQUE PREJUDGING

10 a.m.
ARNOLD AMATEUR MEN’S DAY

Men’s Physique – Eliminations + Semifinals (170 min.)
A: Up to and including 5-7
B: Over 5-7 up to and including 5-8
C: Over 5-8 up to and including 5-9
D: Over 5-9 up to and including 5-11
E: Over 5-11 up to and including 6-0
F: Over 6-0

Men’s Classic Physique – Semifinals + Finals (75 min.)
A: Up to and including 5-7
B: Over 5-7 up to and including 5-11
C: Over 5-11

Men’s Classic Physique Awards (15 min.)

Men’s Bodybuilding – Semifinals (90 min.)
– Bantamweight: Up to and including 143 1/3 pounds
– Lightweight: Over 143 1/3 pounds up to and including 154 ¼ pounds
– Welterweight: Over 154 ¼ pounds up to 165 ¼ pounds
– Middleweight: Over 165 ¼ pounds up to 176 ¼ pounds
– Light-Heavyweight: Over 176 ¼ pounds up to 198 ¼ pounds
– Heavyweight: Over 198 ¼ pounds up to 225 ¼ pounds
– Super Heavyweight: Over 225 ¼ pounds

 

Amateur Men’s & Women’s Physique Finals

1 p.m.
CHECK-IN FOR MEN’S & WOMEN’S PHYSIQUE FINALS
(Convention Center, Back of Hall D behind ROGUE Stage)

1:30 p.m.
MANDATORY MEETING FOR MEN’S & WOMEN’S
PHYSIQUE FINALISTS

2:30 p.m.
Men’s Physique – Finals (30 min.) > All – 01:30
A: Up to and including 5-7
B: Over 5-7 up to and including 5-8
C: Over 5-8 up to and including 5-9
D: Over 5-9 up to and including 5-11
E: Over 5-11 up to and including 6-0
F: Over 6-0

Women’s Physique – Finals (15 min.)
A: Up to and including 5-6
B: Over 5-6

Men’s Physique Awards (30 min.)

Women’s Physique Awards (15 min.)

Arnold Fitness EXPO Stage

8 a.m.
FINALS CHECK-IN
(Convention Center, Back of Hall D behind ROGUE Stage)
FINALISTS in Men’s Bodybuilding, Fitness, Figure & Bikini

9 a.m.
MANDATORY MEETING FOR MEN’S BODYBUILDING,
FITNESS, FIGURE & BIKINI FINALISTS

10 a.m.
Fitness Routine Round – Finals (30 min.)
– Will Seed into Separate Classes at Show

Figure Finals (60 min.)
A: Up to and including 5-1
B: Over 5-1 up to and including 5-2 ½
C: Over 5-2 ½ up to and including 5-4
D: Over 5-4 up to and including 5-5 ½
E: Over 5-5 ½ up to and including 5-7
F: Over 5-7

Bikini Finals – Finals  (60 min.)
A: Up to and including 5-1
B: Over 5-1 up to and including 5-2
C: Over 5-2 up to and including 5-3
D: Over 5-3 up to and including 5-4
E: Over 5-4 up to and including 5-5
F: Over 5-5 up to and including 5-6
G: Over 5-6 up to and including 5-7
H: Over 5-7

Fitness Awards (10 min.)

Figure Awards (30 min.)

Bikini Awards (30 min.)

Men’s Bodybuilding – Finals (Top 5) – Rounds 2 & 3 (105 min.)
– Bantamweight: Up to and including 143 1/3 pounds
– Lightweight: Over 143 1/3 pounds up to and including 154 ¼ pounds
– Welterweight: Over 154 ¼ pounds up to 165 ¼ pounds
– Middleweight: Over 165 ¼ pounds up to 176 ¼ pounds
– Light-Heavyweight: Over 176 ¼ pounds up to 198 ¼ pounds
– Heavyweight: Over 198 ¼ pounds up to 225 ¼ pounds
– Super Heavyweight: Over 225 ¼ pounds

Men’s Bodybuilding Awards (35 min.)
1:30 p.m. Men’s Bodybuilding Overall + Awards (10 min)

Arnold Fitness EXPO Stage

NOTE: Fitness, Figure and Bikini Overall Winners shall return to stage at 1:30 p.m. to join Men’s Bodybuilding Overall Winner for photo with Arnold.


General Info

General Information & Competitor Eligibility

General Information & Competitor Eligibility
The 2018 NPC Arnold Amateur Bodybuilding, Fitness, Figure, Bikini & Physique Championships will be held March 1-3, 2018 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio.

The Arnold Amateur is held in conjunction with the Arnold Sports Festival, which was founded in 1989 by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jim Lorimer and has grown into the largest multi-sport festival in the United States.

The 2018 Arnold Amateur will offer the following divisions:

Men’s Bodybuilding
Classic Physique
Men’s Physique
Women’s Physique
Fitness
Figure
Bikini
Masters Figure
Masters Bikini

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DOWNLOAD 2018 SCHEDULE

Competitor Eligibility
The 2018 Arnold Amateur is OPEN TO ALL COMPETITORS around the world, regardless of federation affiliation. No qualifications for necessary for any division or class. USA athletes must be a member of the National Physique Committee. 2018 NPC cards can be purchased at online at npcnewsonline.com or at the show.

Pro Cards
The 2018 Arnold Amateur will serve as an official pro qualifier for the IFBB Pro League. Overall winners in Men’s Bodybuilding, Classic Physique, Women’s Physique, Fitness, Figure and Bikini will receive professional status to compete in the IFBB Pro League. The top two overall in Men’s Physique and Bikini will receive pro status.

Registration Fee
Each athlete must pay $200 USD (with an additional $100 fee for crossovers, crossovers are allowed in all divisions) as a registration fee for the 2018 Arnold Amateur. This fee is non-refundable and must be submitted by the early registration deadline of January 31, 2018 with the registration form. After January 31, the registration fee increases to $300 USD. Registration will remain open through check-in on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 10 p.m.

Tickets
Admission to the Arnold Amateur is $25 on Thursday, March 1 (Ladies Day) and $25 on Friday, March 2 (Men’s Day). Admission to Arnold Amateur Bodybuilding, Fitness, Figure & Bikini Finals on Saturday, March 3 on the Arnold Fitness EXPO Stage is included in the Daily Expo Ticket. Please see the TICKETS tab to the left for more information.

Rules
The 2018 Arnold Amateur will follow rules outlines by the National Physique Committee. Compete Rules (http://npcnewsonline.com/rules/)
Please see the NPC RULES tab to the left for more information.


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Ticket info link: http://www.arnoldsportsfestival.com/tickets/


Meals

Meals

Information Coming Soon
Tickets

Tickets
TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED SEPARATELY FOR THE FOLLOWING:

Arnold Amateur 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 Figure
Open Bikini
Fitness Physique Round
Masters 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 Physique and Routines
(20 Minute Intermission)
Masters Bodybuilding Awards
Classic Physique 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


2017 Arnold Amateur Competitor VIP Ticket Package

A specially-priced Arnold Amateur VIP Ticket Package is available to Arnold Amateur competitors for $200 at www.ticketmaster.com/AAVIP. The package includes:

* IFBB Pro League Meet and Greet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 1
* Arnold Classic 212, Fitness International and Figure International Finals at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 2
* Arnold Classic, Bikini International and Arnold Men’s Physique Prejudging at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 3
* Arnold Classic, Bikini International and Arnold Men’s Physique Finals at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 3
* Arnold Party With The Pros at 9 p.m. on Saturday, March 3 following the Arnold Classic Finals
* Arnold Sunday Showcase at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 4 featuring Arnold and former Arnold Classic champions

The Arnold Amateur Competitor VIP Ticket Packages are $200 each. Normal VIP Ticket Packages are $350. The Amateur Packages do not include Daily EXPO Tickets or Arnold Amateur competitions at Battelle Grand because competitors are admitted with their competitor wristband. Competitors may purchase packages for friends and family but the packages will not include Arnold Amateur or Daily EXPO Tickets. Packages are limited so purchase early.

Please contact Bob Lorimer at bob@arnoldexpo.com with questions.

Purchase Arnold Amateur VIP Packages
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 ARNOLD AMATEUR 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.
NPC Rules

NPC Rules
The 2018 NPC Arnold Amateur Bodybuilding, Fitness, Figure, Bikini & Physique Championships will be conducted under the rules and regulations of the National Physique Committee.

Competitions will be conducted in the following divisions:

Men's Bodybuilding
Men's Classic Physique
Men's Physique
Women's Physique
Fitness
Figure
Masters Figure (35+)
Bikini
Masters Bikini (35+)

Complete NPC Rules & Regulations can be found at www.npcnewsonline.com

Complete NPC Rules

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship Opportunities
The 30th Annual Arnold Sports Festival offers unprecedented international exposure to the Arnold Amateur Bodybuilding, Fitness, Figure, Bikini & Physique 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.

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. This year the Arnold Amateur is 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

Download 2018 Sponsorship forms
Competitor Information

Travel

Airport

Airport
Centrally located in Ohio with a diverse mix of air carriers, John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH) is the airport of choice for millions of passengers each year. John Glenn Columbus International Airport is less than 10 minutes from Downtown.

John Glenn Columbus International Airport
4600 International Gateway
Columbus, Ohio 43219
614.239.4000

www.flycolumbus.com
Arnold Amateur Host Hotels

Arnold Amateur Host Hotels
Doubletree by Hilton Downtown Columbus
50 South Front Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Rate: $174/night plus taxes
Booking Contact: Bridgett Ramirez at 614-545-7797 or bridgett.ramirez@hilton.com
Note: Use Code C-ARS when booking to get special rate.

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Sheraton Columbus at Capitol Square
75 East State Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Rate: $175/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
Uber
Lyft

Shuttle

Shuttle

FREE Arnold Downtown Shuttle Bus service is available from HOST HOTELS to the Greater Columbus Convention Center and Battelle Grand.

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 Results Are In! See who placed in the 2017 Arnold Amateur.


Questions / Athlete Contacts

Bob Lorimer, Promoter
Arnold Amateur
614-635-6134
bob@arnoldexpo.com