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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

Fitness Physique Round – Semifinals
– Will Seed into Separate Classes at Show

Masters Figure Awards and Masters Bikini Awards

6 a.m -7:30 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. 
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

Fitness Physique Round – Finals (10 min.)
– Will Seed into Separate Classes at Show

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


General Info

Competitor Eligibility

Competitor Eligibility
This competition is open for ALL amateur competitors around the world, regardless of federation affiliation.

OVERALL WINNERS WILL BE AWARDED A PRO CARD FOR THE IFBB PRO LEAGUE.

THERE ARE NO QUALIFICATIONS for any divisions.

Categories open for competition are listed on the Entry Form.

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 ATHLETES WILL REGISTER VIA THE SAME REGISTRATION FORM.


All the costs for traveling, hotel, accommodations, transport from and to the airport and meals are the responsibilities of individual athletes.

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. Registration is now open.

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

ENTRIES submitted after Jan. 31, 2018 will be charged a $100 late fee. 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, 2018

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 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

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.

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.

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

Inspection Report

Inspection Report
2018 Arnold Amateur Inspection Report Coming Soon

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: $174/night plus taxes
Booking Contact: Tyler Robinson at 614-545-7797 or tyler.robinson@hilton.com
Note: Use Code C-ARS when booking to get special rate.

BOOK RESERVATION NOW


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.

BOOK RESERVATION NOW
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

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
614-430-5962
bob@arnoldexpo.com