2 BROS PRO EVENTS

RULES AND REGULATIONS

REGISTRATION REGULATIONS 

All athletes wishing to compete in any NPC Worldwide event will require NPC Worldwide membership 

www.npcworldwide-register.com

UNITED KINGDOM ATHLETES

THE BELOW ONLY APPLIES IF YOU WISH TO REGISTER FOR OPEN (pro card). 

IF YOU REGISTER FOR ANY OTHER CLASS YOU CAN REGISTER FOR ANY SHOW WITHOUT HAVING TO PARTICIPATE IN A REGIONAL BEFOREHAND. 

For example, if you wanted to participate in the Ben Weider Worldwide Classic for Beginner, Novice, Masters over 35 and Masters over 40 you can register now without participating in a regional to qualify.

If you live in the UK, in order to do any international pro qualifier you will be required to attend a regional show where you'll be presented with a certifcate of participation from that event. If you do not have this certificate you will not be able to register for an international pro qualifier.

By participating in a UK regional, you will automatically qualify for the Ben Weider Worldwide Classic, The British Finals and the Amateur Olympia. 

If you are from the UK and you competed in The British Finals or the Amateur Olympia in 2019, you have already automatically qualified for the Ben Weider ONLY. If you participated in a regional show in 2019, this will also give you qualification to the Ben Weider ONLY. 

In order to compete in The British Finals in 2020, you will be required to participate in a UK regional show (please find the list of regional shows in the competitions tab of our website).

If you have not competed with us in 2019, you can compete in The Kingdom Classic to gain qualification status.

INTERNATIONAL ATHLETES

International athletes wanting to compete in the Ben Weider Worldwide Classic ONLY can do so by registering direct via our registration portal. 

MENS PHYSIQUE

JUDGING CRITERIA

Muscularity and Body Condition Judges will be looking for fit contestants who display proper shape and symmetry combined with muscularity and overall condition. This is not a bodybuilding contest so extreme muscularity will be marked down. 

Stage Presence and Personality Contestants will be asked to walk in board shorts (Shorts must be just above the knee in length and can be one inch below the belly button, no spandex and no logos are permitted on the board shorts, however manufacturer's logo such as Nike symbols or Billabong are acceptable.) Competitors will enter the stage without a shirt and barefoot. No lewd acts allowed for example the moon pose. No Gymnastics moves are allowed. Judges are looking for the contestants with the best presence and poise who can successfully convey his personality to the audience.

COMPETITION JUDGING

Presentation Competitors will walk to the center of the stage and perform front and back turns with optional pose of hand on hip or hand in pocket, finishing facing the judges as directed then proceed to the side of the stage. 

Comparison Round

  • The competitors will be brought back in a group and directed to do turns.
  • Judges will have the opportunity to compare competitors against each other in turns. No Gymnastic moves are allowed.

Height Classes

  • Up to & including 5'7"
  • Over 5'7" up to including 5'8"
  • Over 5'8" up to including 5'9"
  • Over 5'9" up to including 5'11"
  • Over 5'11" up to including 6'
  • Over 6'

MENS BODY BUILDING

JUDGING CRITERIA

Judges will score competitors according to the IFBB Pro League "total package" which is balance of size, symmetry and muscularity. 

JUDGING POSING ROUNDS:

Relaxed ~

  • Keep your feet flat
  • Keep your heels together
  • Hold your arms at your side
  • No twisting
  • Your head must be facing the same direction as your feet

Individual ~

  • Begin when ready - no signal is necessary from Head Judge
  • Maximum of 60 seconds with a 10 seconds warning
  • You are not obligated to use all 60 seconds
  • Lying on the floor is not permitted


Mandatory ~

  • Front Double Bicep
  • Front Lat Spread
  • Side Chest
  • Side Tricep
  • Rear Double Bicep
  • Rear Lat Spread
  • Abdominals with one thigh
  • No Gymnastic moves are allowed

ONSTAGE

  • During the judging, competitors are not permitted to wear jewelry onstage other than a wedding band
  • Decorative pieces in the hair are not permitted
  • No glasses are not permitted
  • Any competitor doing the "Moon Pose" will be disqualified
  • Lying on the floor is prohibited
  • Bumping and shoving is phohibited. First and secound persons involved will be disqualified
  • Competitor numbers are to be worn on the left side of your body

MENS CLASIC PHYSIQUE

MANDATORY POSES

The judging is scored 100% and will consist of comparisions of the quater turns and the following "5" mandatory poses:

  • Front Double Biceps
  • Side Chest
  • Back Double Biceps
  • Abdominal and Thighs
  • Favorite Classic Pose (Not Most Muscular)

HEIGHT & WEIGHT REQUIREMENTS:

The breakdown for the 4 height classes will be:

Division A Up to and including 5'4" Over 5'4", up to including 5'5" Over 5'5", up to including 5'6" Over 5'6", up to including 5'7" 

Up to including 160lbs Up to including 165lbs Up to including 170lbs Up to including 175lbs 

Division B Over 5'7", up to including 5'8" Over 5'8", up to including 5'9" Over 5'9", up to including 5'10" 

Up to including 182lbs Up to including 190lbs Up to including 197lbs 

Division C Over 5'10", up to including 5'11" Over 5'11", up to including 6'0"  

Up to including 205lbs Up to including 212lbs 


Division D Over 6'0", up to including 6'1" Over 6'1", up to including 6'2" Over 6'2", up to including 6'3" Over 6'3", up to including 6'4" Over 6'4", up to including 6'5" Over 6'5", up to including 6'6" Over 6'6", up to including 6'7" Over 6'7"  

Up to including 220lbs Up to including 230lbs Up to including 237lbs Up to including 245lbs Up to including 252lbs Up to including 260lbs Up to including 267lbs Up to including 275lbs 

JUDGING ROUND:

The finals will consist of: 

  • Posing Routine (up to maximum of 60 seconds) No Gymnastics moves are allowed
  • Confirmation round (If necessary)
  • Posedown (Over title only)

COMPETITION WEAR:

Competitors are required to wear posing shorts. You are "NOT" to wear board shorts or Bodybuilding posing trunks. Competitors are required to wear the same type of cut and all shorts that are worn in competition must be black.

CROSSOVERS:

Athletes will be allowed to crossover and compete in additional divisions. This way you can choose where you currently fit the best.

BIKINI

BIKINI COMPETITOR RULES

  • Competitors will compete in a two-piece suit. The bottom of the suit must be v-shaped. No thongs are permitted. Competitors can compete in an off the rack suit. All swimsuits must be in good taste. Athletes will be warned about improper suits and are advised to bring two (2) suits to check in. The fronts of the suits must be constructed high. Athletes will be scored down if the suit is not up to standard.
  • Competitors must wear high heels.
  • Competitors may wear jewelry.
  • IFBB Pro League qualifying contests do not permet competitors into Bodybuilding, Fitness or Figure at the same event. All other competitions are permitted to have crossover at the discretion of the promoter with appropiate approval. 

BIKINI COMPETITION JUDGING:

  • Competitors will walk onstage alone and perform their Model Walk (personel preference)
  • The Model Walk consists of the following:

Walk to the center of the stage, stop and do a front stance, then a full turn and do a back stance, then turn to the front again and face the judges as directed then proceed to the side of the stage. No lewd acts are permitted. Length of time allowed is 10 seconds. 

COMPARISON ROUND, TWO-PIECE SWIMSUIT

  • Competitors will be judged wearing a two-piece swimsuit and heels.
  • The competitors will be brought back out in a group and directed to do a full front and back stance.
  • Judges will have the opportunity to compare competitors against each other in half turns. (No side judging permitted, front and back only.)

SCORING

Judges will be scoring competitors using the following criteria:

  • Balance and Shape
  • Overall physical appearence including complexion, skin time, poise and overall presentation.

HEIGHT CLASSES

Class A Class B Class C Class D Class E Class F Class G Class H  

Up to including 5'1" Over 5'1", up to including 5'2" Over 5'2", up to including 5'3" Over 5'3", up to including 5'4" Over 5'4", up to including 5'5" Over 5'5", up to including 5'6" Over 5'6", up to including 5'7" Over 5'7"  

FIGURE

NPC FIGURE COMPETITOR RULES

  • Competitors will compete in a two-piece suit. The bottom of the suit must be v-shaped. No thongs are permitted. Competitors can compete in an off the rack suit. All swimsuits must be in good taste.
  • Figure will not have a routine round.
  • Competitors must wear high heels
  • Competitors may wear jewelry
  • IFBB Pro League Qualifying contests do not permit competitors to crossover into Bodybuilding, Fitness or Bikini at the same event. All other competitors are permitted to have crossover at the discretion of the promoter with appropiate approval.

PRESENTATION:

Competitors will walk on to the center of the stage alone and perform quater (1/4) turns, face the judges as directed then proceed to the side of the stage.

COMPARISON ROUND - 2 PIECE SWIMSUIT

  • Competitors will be judged wearing a two-piece swimsuit and high heels
  • The competitors will be brought back out in a group and directed to do quater turns
  • Judges will have the opportunity to compare competitors against each other in later turns

SCORING

Judges will be scoring competitors using the following criteria:

  • Small degree of muscularity with separation, no visible striations
  • Overall muscle tone with shapely lines, overall firmness and not excessively lean
  • Full general assessment
  • Healthy appearance
  • Make-up

FIGURE HEIGHT CLASSES

For contests that are professional qualifiers:

Up to including 5'1" Over 5'1", up to including 5'2-1/2" Over 5'2-1/2", up to including 5'4" Over 5'4", up to including 5'5-1/2" Over 5'5-1/2", up to including 5'7" Over 5'7"  

WOMENS PHYSIQUE

JUDGING CRITERIA

  • Symmetry, shape, proportion, muscle tone, poise and beauty flow
  • Physique assessment and comparison will take place during prejudging  

Women's Physique Division has been created to give a platform for women who enjoy weight training, competing, contest preparation. Competitors should display a toned, athletic physique showcasing feminity, muscle tone, beauty flow of physique. While all types of physiques will be considered when it comes to height, weight, structure, etc. Excessive muscularity should be scored down accordingly.

Women's Physique competitors should have the overall aesthetics and look that is found in figure with a little more overall muscularity. 

JUDGING FORMAT:

Judging ~

  • Individual routine with 10 second warning up to one minute 
  • Quater turns
  • Mandatory posing comparisons/callouts

Finals routine will be maximun 90 seconds in length, performed to music of athletes choice adhering to rules set forth by the IFBB Pro League. Music containing profanity or explicit language should not be used and may result in routine being cut short.

  • No props will be used.
  • No heels may be worn at any time during the competition/judging of women's physique 
  • No Gymnastics moves are allowed

MANDATORY POSES

  • Front double bicep/open hands (no flat footed full front pose - some sort of front twisting pose)
  • Back double biceps/open hands
  • Side triceps with leg extended
  • Front ab/thigh

HEIGHT CLASSES

Up to including 5'2" Over 5'2", up to including 5'4" Over 5'4", up to including 5'6" Over 5'6"

FITNESS

FITNESS COMPETITOR RULES

  • Competitors will compete in a two-piece suit. The bottom of the suit must be v-shaped. No thongs are permitted. Competitors can compete in an off the rack suit. All swimsuits must be in good taste.
  • Competitors must wear high heels
  • Competitors may wear jewelry
  • Round two (2) is maximum two minute routine
  • The contestants should have shape to their muscles but not size, definition or vascularity as in bodybuilding physique. If these are present the contestent will be scored down. 
  • IFBB Pro League Qualifying LEVEL contests do not permit competitors to crossover into bodybuilding, figure or bikini in the same event. All other competitions are permitted to have crossovers at the discretion of the promoter with appropiate approval.  

Begining in 2018, the emphasis in Women's Fitness will be the fitness routine and will be scored as 1/3 on Physique / Two-Piece Swimsuit and 2/3 on the Two Minute Fitness Routine. The Two Minute Fitness Routine scores will be doubled.

The mandatory movements within the routine, in no specific order, in Women's Fitness are as follows: 

  • Push Up (of any kind)
  • High Kicks
  • Straddle Hold
  • Side Split

The Physique/Two-Piece Swimsuit round will be judged during prejudging and the Two Minute Fitness Routine will be performed and scored during finals. It is suggested that finals begin with the Two Minute Fitness Routine. 

FINALS

All athletes will be introduced in their two-piece swimsuits. The finalists will perform their routines. After all classes are completed the trophies will be awarded. At competitions where there is more than one class the class winners will be brought back in heir two-piece swimsuits. Quater turns will be done. The judges will then decide on the overall winner based on their physique and routine. In regards to ties, after highs and lows are removed if there is still a tie, then the athlete who has won the routine round is the winner. 

Judges will use four (4) aspects to score this round using the following criteria:

  • Strength: The amount and types of strength moves. The degree of difficulty of these moves. The ease and correctness of the moves.
  • Flexibility: The number and types of flexibility moves. The degree of difficulty of these moves. The ease and correctness of the moves.
  • Cardiovascular: The tempo of the routine.
  • Overall Package: Full general assessment including but not limited to creativity, stage presence, outfits, hair and make-up. 

WELLNESS

JUDGING CRITERIA

This division is for females with athletic physique’s that showcase more body mass in the hips, glutes and thigh areas. The upper body is developed but not to the same degree as the lower body. 

JUDGING FORMAT:

Front ~ Competitors will face front with one hand on hip, one arm straight down and one leg slightly extended. We do not want to see the arm off to side with the elbow bent and the wrist bent upwards.

Quarter turn Right ~ Competitors will turn slightly facing the judges with right hand on hip and left arm straight down and right leg bent at knee. More like a twisting side pose that Bikini competitors perform. We do not want to see the arm off to side with the elbow bent and the wrist bent upwards.

Quarter turn Rear ~ Competitors will face the rear with lower back arched with glutes pushed back. We do not want to see the arm off to side with the elbow bent and the wrist bent upwards.

Quarter turn Right ~ Competitors will turn slightly facing the judges with the left hand on the hip, right arm relaxed and left leg bent at knee. We do not want to see the arm off to side with the elbow bent and the wrist bent upwards.


Model Walk ~ As it is currently performed in the Bikini Division. Listen to instructions from the Head Judge.  

  • As with All Other Divisions, No Lewd Acts Are Permitted and will result in automatic disqualification  
  • We do not want to see the arm off to side with the elbow bent and the wrist bent upwards as seen below

HEIGHT CLASSES

Two classes: Class A Class B

Up to 5’4” Over 5’4”

Three Classes: Class A Class B Class C

Up to 5’4” Over 5’4” up to including 5’6” Over 5’6”

Four Classes: Class A Class B Class C Class D

Up to and including 5’2” Over 5’2” up to including 5’4” Over 5’4” up to including 5’6” Over 5’6”

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