Register for the 2019 Arnold Amateur!


Early Registration Deadline Jan. 31, 2019
Registration Fees Increase to $300 on Feb. 1, 2019
In-Person Registration Available Wednesday, Feb. 27 - Friday, Mar. 1 during all check-in sessions

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SCHEDULE

2019 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

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 Info

General Info
The 2019 NPC Arnold Amateur Bodybuilding, Fitness, Figure, Bikini & Physique Championships will be held Feb. 28-March 2, 2019 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 2019 Arnold Amateur will offer the following divisions:

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

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Competitor Eligibility
The 2019 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. 2019 NPC cards can be purchased at online at npcnewsonline.com or at the show.

Pro Cards
The 2019 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.

Cost
The fee to enter the 2019 Arnold Amateur is $200, with an additional $100 fee for crossovers. Crossovers are allowed in all divisions.

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 2019 Arnold Amateur will follow rules outlines by the National Physique Committee. Please see the NPC RULES tab to the left for more information.

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Ticket info link:
https://www.arnoldsportsfestival.com/tickets/
Tickets

Tickets
Daily EXPO Tickets: Adults: $20 per day in advance; $25 per day at the door. 14 years and under FREE if accompanied by an adult. Admission includes total access to the Arnold Fitness EXPO March 1-3, 2019. NO STROLLERS

Tickets also available at all venues.


TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED SEPARATELY FOR THE FOLLOWING:

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

Noon, Thursday, February 28 at Battelle Grand – $25 general admission

Amateur Women’s Physique
Masters Figure
Masters Bikini
Fitness
Figure
Bikini
Fitness Physique Round
Masters Figure and Masters Bikini Awards


9 a.m. Friday, March 1 at Battelle Grand – $25 general admission
Pro Women’s Physique International Prejudging
Men’s Physique
Men's Classic Physique
Men's Classic Physique Awards
Men's Bodybuidling

Arnold Amateur Men’s & Women’s Physique Finals at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, March 1, 2019 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 2, 2019 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center are INCLUDED in the Daily EXPO Ticket ($20 in advance, $25 at the door)

NPC Rules

NPC Rules
The 2019 NPC Arnold Amateur will be governed by rules set forth by the National Physique Committee.

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Tanning

Tanning


For those of you with tanning or makeup needs, contact Jan Tana at www.jantana.com to book an appointment.

THE NPC 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.
Meals

Meals
Information Coming Soon!
Sponsorships

Sponsorships
The 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@arnoldexpo.com

Lizzie Ritchie
Gaspari Nutrition
LizzieR@gasparinutrition.com
Contact

Contact
Bob Lorimer
Promoter
740-602-2135
bob@arnoldexpo.com
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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 Suites By Hilton Columbus Downtown
50 South Front Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Rate: $175/night plus taxes
Booking Contact: 1-614-228-4600 or 1-800-525-2430
Note: Use code “ASF” when booking a reservation by phone to get the special amateur rate.

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Sheraton Columbus at Capitol Square
75 East State Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Rate: $178/night plus taxes
Booking Info: 800-325-3535
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
FREE Arnold Downtown Shuttle Bus service is available throughout the Arnold Sports Festival beginning Thursday, February 28, 2019. 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 Hotel LeVeque 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 6 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.

QUESTIONS / ATHLETE CONTACT

Bob Lorimer, Producer
Arnold Amateur
740-602-2135
bob@arnoldexpo.com