Women’s Fitness, Figure, & Bikini

2014 MARIA BELLANDO NPC SOUTHERN STATES FITNESS, FIGURE & BIKINI CHAMPIONSHIPS

SANCTION: This competition is sanctioned by the National Physique Committee of the USA Inc. NPC Sanction #12129.

ELIGIBILITY: This contest is open to all women in the U.S. Those in the Teenage & Masters Women must provide proof of age at the check in. Contestants must register to join the NPC (2014 fee is $120) and membership application cards will be available at the contest. The contest is a NATIONAL QUALIFIER for all events for this year and 2015.

HOTEL ACCOMODATIONS: The official host hotel is the GALLERY ONE – FT LAUDERDALE DOUBLETREE SUITES HOTEL, 2670 E. Sunrise Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33304. The hotel is located near the contest site. Every room is a suite with a kitchen (fridge, microwave), dining area and living room.. A special discounted rate has been arranged. For reservations, call toll free 1-954-565-3800 -be sure to mention that you are part of the SOUTHERN STATES CHAMPIONSHIP in order to get the discounted rate. Reservations can also be made by going to www.npcsouthernstates.com and clicking of the “HOST HOTEL” block. Those staying at the host hotel, by signing this agreement, agree to be responsible for any damage to the hotel room as a result of any body color, oils, spray tan or any other damage to hotel bedding, towels, carpet, drapes, walls, doors or any other hotel furnishings.

AWARDS

WOMEN’S FITNESS OPEN: Two height classes: Short, and Tall – 3 places in each height class plus Overall. The overall winner will receive travel expense reimbursement of $250.00 good toward the airfare for the 2015 NPC Fitness Nationals at the Team Universe in NJ. Routine counts 66 2/3 % of the overall score!!
WOMEN’S OPEN FIGURE: Four height Classes: 5 places in each height class plus Overall. The Figure Open overall winner will receive travel expense reimbursement of $250.00 good towards the airfare for the 2014 NPC USA July 25-26 in Las Vegas, NV or the 2014 NPC Nationals Nov. 21-22 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
NOVICE FIGURE: Two height Classes – 3 places in each plus Overall (open to any female who has not won or placed in a previous figure contest).
TEEN FIGURE WOMEN: One Class – 3 places.
MASTERS WOMEN OVER 50, 40, 30 FIGURE: One Class 3 places
NEW!!! MASTERS WOMEN OVER 60 FIGURE: One class 3 places
MASTERS WOMEN OVERALL: The winners of the Over 60, 50, 40, and 30 Figure compete for the Masters Figure Overall.
WOMEN’S OPEN BIKINI: Four height classes – 5 places in each height class plus Overall. The Women’s Open Bikini overall winner will receive travel expense reimbursement of $250.00 for the 2014 NPC USA July 25-26 in Las Vegas, NV or the 2014 Nationals on Nov. 21-22 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
BIKINI OVER 30: Two classes – 3 places in each height class plus Overall
BIKINI OVER 40: One class – 3 places.
NOVICE BIKINI: Two classes – 3 places in each height class plus Overall. Open to any female who has not won or placed in a previous bikini contest.
BIKINI OVER 50: One class – 3 places
TEEN BIKINI: One class – 3 places (must be minimum of 16 yrs. of age)
MASTERS WOMEN OVER 50, 40, 30 BIKINI: The winners of the Over 50, 40, and 30 Bikini compete for the Masters Bikini Overall.

REGISTRATION/CHECK IN

MANDATORY CHECK IN: Thursday, July 10, 2014 – 5:00 – 9:00pm – GALLERY ONE – FT. LAUDERDALE – DOUBLTREE SUITES HOTEL, 2670 E. Sunrise Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33304 . Room to be designated.
In case of emergency or hardship, call the promoter for a check-in on: Friday, July 11, 2014 8:00am – 8:30am – War Memorial Auditorium (Contest Site).
Athlete meeting at 9:30am – PREJUDGING STARTS AT 10:00AM – EVENING SHOW AT 6:00PM.

GENERAL INFORMATION

MUSIC: Music will be used for the Fitness Routine (Round #2). Contestants must provide a CD cued to their exact music – maximum time 2 minutes. No profanity is allowed on the CDs.
Jewelry may be worn, Thong swimsuits will not be allowed, and the workable stage area is 45′ long by 30′ deep. It is a flat floor and there will be no platforms.

TANNING: On-Site/Backstage Tanning will be provided by Hot Spot of Sarasota. Tanning will be available to the competitors on Thursday at the host hotel (Gallery One – Ft. Lauderdale Doubletree Suites Hotel), Friday and Saturday (backstage at the War Memorial Auditorium). To make an appointment Call ALISA HOSTETTLER @ 727-403-5180 or e-mail @ Tan@HotSpotSarasota.com

CROSSOVERS: Contestants may enter other contests in addition to their primary event – subject to their being qualified. Additional entry fee: $30.00. Per NPC Rules, no crossovers allowed between fitness, figure & bikini.

AWARDS– All contestants in the Fitness, Figure & Bikini will receive a contest medallion, souvenir program and official contest t-shirt.

WOMEN’S OPEN FITNESS

ROUND 1/TWO PIECE SWIMSUIT: In each height class, the contestants will be brought out as a group first and then individually to do their quarter turns and then compared in a line up in their two piece swimsuits with heels. The judges will be scoring the degree of athleticism by assessing the firmness, symmetry, proportion and overall physical appearance including complexion, skin tone, poise and overall presentation.

ROUND 2/FITNESS ROUTINE: Each contestant will perform a routine to music for no longer than 2 minutes. Routines may include aerobics, dance, gymnastics or other demonstration of athletic ability. Judges will be looking for style, personality, athletic coordination, strength moves, endurance and overall performance. THERE ARE NO REQUIRED MOVEMENTS. Contestants will wear a fitness outfit of their choice along with athletic shoes. Special attention should be given to your fitness outfit since it too will be judged. Due to the danger of slipping, no body oil will be allowed during this round. Props carried on stage by the athlete are approved, subject to promoter.

SCORING: FITNESS ROUTINE NOW COUNTS FOR 66 2/3% OF THE SCORING! In the Women’s Open Fitness, the winner of the Short Class and Tall Class will be brought back on stage and compared with quarter turns in their two-piece swimsuit and heels for judging of the overall winner.

WOMEN’S OPEN, NOVICE, TEEN & MASTERS FIGURE

ROUND 1/TWO PIECE SWIMSUIT: The contestants, wearing a two piece swimsuit of their choice with high heels, will be brought out individually to do their quarter turns and then compared in a line-up. No thong swimsuits will be permitted. Jewelry may be worn in this round. No oil may be worn. The judges will be scoring the degree of athleticism by assessing the firmness, symmetry, proportion and overall physical appearance including complexion, skin tone, poise, swimsuit and overall presentation.

ROUND 2/FINAL ASSESSMENT: In the Women’s Open Figure & Novice Figure, the winners of the height classes will be brought back on stage and compared in their two piece swimsuit and heels for judging of the overall winner in each category. The same criteria for judging applies in this round as in Round 1.

WOMEN’S OPEN, NOVICE, TEEN AND OVER 50, 40 & 30 BIKINI

ROUND 1/TWO PIECE SWIMSUIT: The contestants, wearing a two piece swimsuit of their choice with high heels, will be brought out in a group of their height class and asked to do their front and rear poses. Then the contestants will perform their individual “ModelWalk” (personal preference) to the center of the stage, stop and do a front stance, do a full turn to do their rear stance, turn to front again, then proceed to the side of the stage. No thong swimsuits will be permitted. Jewelry may be worn in this round. No oil may be worn. The contestants will then present their full front and rear stance with the other contestants in their height class. Judges will score competitors on “Balance and Shape” and overall physical appearance including complexion, skin tone, poise and overall presentation.

ROUND 2/FINALS: In the Women’s Open Bikini, Novice & Masters, the winners in the height classes will then be brought back on stage and compared for the awarding of the overall trophy in each category.

DETAILED CONTEST INFORMATION: Contact IFBB Fitness Pro/Contest Promoter Maria Bellando at 305-968-3318 or e-mail: mbfit1@bellsouth.net with any questions concerning the contest.

ENTRY FEE: $65.00 (Additional $30.00 for Crossovers). Entry fees are non refundable. Make check or money order payable to: MARIA BELLANDO and send to: MARIA BELLANDO. PROMOTER
2014 NPC SOUTHERN STATES FITNESS, FIGURE & BIKINI CHAMPIONSHIPS
15880 SW 138 TH PLACE MIAMI , FL 33177
**Payment may be made using either Mastercard or Visa. Contact Maria at 305-968-3318 for credit card processing

DEADLINE: Late entries accepted up to and on registration/check- in day. In order to have
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