All regional shows are available for all athletes to compete in.
You MUST compete in a regional qualifier in the country you reside in before competing in a pro qualifier in the UK. If there are no regional qualifiers in your country, you are able to register direct.
Competing in a Pro Qualifier does not qualify you to compete in any other Pro Qualifier.
The class definitions for first timers, beginner and novice are all advisory class definitions. Juniors and Masters will be checked at registration and are strictly adhered to.
Each athlete is able to transfer to another show only once with an admin fee of £25.
You are able to add additional classes to your current registration by completing the online form again on the website ensuring you use the same details from your original registration so you are not charged for your pre stage glaze twice.
First Timer - An athlete who has never competed in a NPC bodybuilding competition.
Beginner - An athlete who has competed at a 2Bros show 1-3 times and never won.
Novice - An athlete who has never won an overall in the Open class.
Junior - An athlete who is 23 years old and under at the time of competing.
Masters +35 - An athlete who is 35 years and older at the time of competing.
Masters +40 - An athlete who is 40 years and older at the time of competing.
Effective January 1, 2022, Regional Certificates are valid ONLY within the same calendar year.
Any athlete who resides in a country with a Regional Certificate requirement must compete in a Regional contest in his or her country and must obtain a Regional Certificate before competing in a Pro Qualifier contest anywhere in the world. This Regional Certificate is valid only until December 31, 2022. In 2023 and each year thereafter, this athlete must again compete in a Regional contest in his or her country to meet the yearly Regional Certificate requirement.
If an athlete resides in a country with a Regional Certificate requirement but there are no Regional contests in that country until later in the year, the athlete may compete in a Pro Qualifier contest anywhere in the world provided the Pro Qualifier contest is held before the first Regional contest in his or her country. When this Regional contest is held, the athlete may not compete in any other Pro Qualifier contest without first obtaining a Regional Certificate from his or her country.
Countries with a Regional Certificate requirement:
Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, Ecuador, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, United Kingdom, Uruguay
*Athletes from Denmark, Finland, and Norway may compete in a Regional contest in any one of these three countries, as well as in Sweden, to fulfill the requirement for an Official Regional Certificate.
**Athletes from Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay may compete in a Regional contest in any one of these 8 countries to fulfill the requirement for an Official Regional Certificate.
2. Athletes must abide by the Regional and Pro Qualifier rules of the country in which they reside.
3. If an Athlete qualifies for an IFBB PRO card at a Pro Qualifier and, before applying for the card, competes in another Pro Qualifier or competes in a contest that is not sanctioned by NPC WORLDWIDE, the Athlete automatically and without notice forfeits the right to apply for the card.