Inspection report

INSPECTION REPORT

IFBB INTERNATIONAL AMATER BODYBUILDING AND FITNESS

DIAMOND CUP OSTRAVA

AND

ELITE PRO IFBB

JUL 08th- 09th 2018
OSTRAVA, CZECH REPUBLIC

 

The Czech Bodybuilding & Fitness Federation offers IFBB-affiliated National Federations from Europe to participate in the IFBB Diamond Cup Czechia-pro Ostrava. The event will include Men’s Bodybuilding, Juniors & Younger Juniors (16- 18 years). Classic Bodybuilding, Men’s Physique, Women’s Bodyfitness, Bikini-Fitness, Welness Fitness, And the ELITE PRO category – Men under 90 kg.

 

INFORMATION

Welcome
The Organizing Committee of the IFBB INTERNATIONAL AMATER BODYBUILDING AND FITNESS CHAMPIONSHIP – DIAMOND CUP OSTRAVA AND ELITE PRO IFBB Czechia-Pro, the City of Ostrava and Mr. Stanislav Pesat and Mr. Jan Kubik take this opportunity to invite all IFBB National Federations to participate in the IFBB Diamond Cup Ostrava international competition to be held in Ostrava, Czech Republic, on May 08th – 09th, 2018.

Location
Ostrava, the third largest city in the Czech Republic, is situated in the northeast of the country and forms the heart of the Moravian-Silesian region. It is located close to the Slovak and Polish borders on the banks of Ostravice River and offers beautiful views of the Beskydy Mountains. The first written documentation about the founding of a village under the ownership of the Bishop Bruno originates from 1267. The city was established along the so-called Amber Trail, used by traders as the main route connecting the Baltic Sea to the Mediterranean Sea since time immemorial.

The discovery of coal in the 2nd half of the 18th century was to be a turning point in the history of the area, which would become an important European centre for the production of steel. Ostrava lost its heavy industrial appearance long ago. Coal mining in the city came to an end in 1994.

Venue Site
Prejudging and Finals of the IFBB physique sports will take place at The OSTRAVAR ARENA in Ostrava, Ruská Str. 3077/135.

OSTRAVAR ARENA (formerly Culture and Sports Palace)
Modern multi-purpose arena, the most significant cultural, social events, corporate ebene, concert, 2004 and 2015 Ice Hockey World Championships stadium, 1992 European Bodybuilding Championships and 2006 60. World Bodybuilding and Classic Bodybuilding Championships. One of the dominating features of Ostrava was completed and officially opened in 1986. Home stadium of the ice-hockey team HC VITKOVICE STEE. Between 2003 and 2004 the Arena underwent reconstruction and modernization works and since 2004 it has been called OSTRAVAR ARENA. Currently, the OSTRAVAR ARENA is one of the sports facilities owned by VITKOVICE ARENA, a.s. With a capacity of up to 12,500 spectators, it is one of the biggest multi-purpose arenas in the Czech Republic.

ACCOMMODATION
Reservation of the official Clarion Congress Hotel and PULS Hotel must be made by direct communication between the National Federation (the Client) and the organizer.

ATTENTION: Reservations and all costs of hotel accommodation, travel, airport transfers and meals are the responsibility of national federations or individual athletes.

You can arrange everything with the organizer. Accommodation in Clarion Congress Hotel and PULS Hotel, transport from Ostrava airport and other airports – Brno, Katowice, Krakow, Vienna, Bratislava.

Official Hotel
The Official Hotel of the IFBB Diamond Cup Ostrava is the Clarion Congress Hotel **** Ostrava is a recently renovated, four-star hotel which offers the largest hotel congress centre in Ostrava and in
northern Moravia. Clarion Hotel offers its quests the confort of four-star standard in 169 modernly funished rooms and suites. The hotel is located in a quiet part of Ostrava with excellent transport
access to the city centre ( 4 km). From the nearby bus stop you can easily get to the train or bus station or to Ostrava-Mošnov International Airport (20 km).Clarion Congress Hotel lies in close proximity to the Ostravar Arena.

Hotel PULS*** was opened on January 1st, 2008 and offers comfortable and cost-effective accommodation directly adjoining the OSTRAVAR ARENA. The hotel has a capacity of 71 beds.

Other hotels
However there are many other hotels in the in surroundings.
If you need any help please feel free to contact us.

BEST WESTERN Hotel Vista – approx 1.5 km
Kpt. Vajdy 3046/2
700 30 Ostrava-Zábřeh
www. hotelvista.cz

LOWCOST Hotel Ostrava -cca 1.5 km
Plzeňská 2622/2
700 30 Ostrava-Zábřeh
www.lc-hotel.cz

Arrivals and Airport
Friday, Jul 08th, 2018, is an official arrival day.
LEOS JANACEK International Airport Ostrava (Czech Republic).
More information at: www.airport-ostrava.cz

Participation
The contest is open for IFBB-affilated National Federations. The number of competitors participating in these championships is unlimited

Registration
Official Athlete Registration will take place in the Clarion Congress Hotel Ostrava , on Friday, Jul 08th, 2018, from 10:00 till 18:00 hrs.

Registration of athletes will only be considered if they are entered by the National Federation of the athlete by sending the Final Entry Form with their names directly to the promoter Czechia-pro, to the IFBB Technical Committee and IFBB Head Office in Madrid. The final decision to allow an athlete to compete in this event rests with the IFBB.
All athletes will have to produce their Passports and IFBB International Cards at the Registration.
Any athlete who has not yet purchased or renewed his/her IFBB International Card will have to buy one at registration. IFBB Cards are EUR €30 and are mandatory.
All posing music resentment in MP3 format along with the Final Entry Form.
CD will not be accepted.
The use of profane, vulgar and offensive language is strictly prohibited in the posing music.

All Athletes must wear their posing attire during weigh-in for inspection. Female competitors must also bring their shoes for inspection. Posing attire and tanning must be in accordance to IFBB rules. Any tannning which can be wiped off is not allowed.
You will receive your tags for athletes and coaches at the registration.

Registration Fee
Registration fee for athletes to enter this competition is as folows:
– EUR €200 – for all categories.
– EUR €100 – for all junior categories
– EUR €50 – for younger junior categiories (16 – 18 years old)

The Registration Fee is to be paid in advance by credit/debit card or PayPal at IFBB webpage http://www.ifbb.com/competition-registration/ for your best comfort and convenience. Please add your name during online payment and bring a copy of your payment confirmation to the registration.
If paying at the Registration in Ostrava on Jul 08th, 2018, an extra fee EUR €100 per participant ( youth category – EUR €50 ) will be charged.
If an athlete wants to participate in the second category (like master or junior in a the senior open class also), the registration fee for this second category is EUR €50.
Along with the application form send to e-mail: stanislav.pesat@czechia-pro.cz his whole body photos, the best of success in competitions and posing music.

Judges
To be taken into consideration during selection of judges panels at the competition, IFBB International Judges must be included in the Final Entry Forms sent by National Federations, according to the IFBB Rules. For more information, please contact Mr. Pawel Filleborn, Chairman of the IFBB Judges Committee, under address: pawelfilleborn@gmail.com.

All international judges must bring their International Judge’s Cards to Ostrava.

IFBB International Judges must have a valid IFBB Judge’s Card with the IFBB yearly judges fee of EUR €50 paid for 2018. This fee may also be paid at the Championships in Czech Republic.

Categories open at these Championships:

                                                       YOUNGER JUNIOR MEN‘S BODYBUILDING 16-18 YEARS – 1 open category                                                                                                                               JUNIOR MEN’S BODYBUILDING 16-23 YEARS:                                                                                                                                                                        Up to & including 80 kg                                                                                                 Over 80 kg
MEN’S BODYBUILDING:
Up to & including 75 kg
Up to & including 80 kg
                                                                                              Up to & including 85 kg                                                                                                                                                                                             Up to & including 90 kg                                                                                                  Up to & including 100 kg
Over 100 kg

                                                               MASTER MEN’S BODYBUILDING 40-49 YEARS – 1 open category                                                                MASTER MEN’S BODYBUILDING OVER 50 YEARS – 1 open category

IFBB Elite Pro Card for the best two in the categories

JUNIOR MEN’S CLASSIC BODYBUILDING 16-23 YEARS –
Up to & including 175 cm
Ower 175 cm
MEN’S CLASSIC BODYBUILDING*
Up to & including 171 cm
Up to & including 175 cm
Up to & including 180 cm
                                                                                                       Over 180 cm                                                                                                                   MASTER MEN’S CLASSIC BODYBUILDING OVER 40 YEARS – 1 open category

IFBB Elite Pro Card for the best two in the categories

MEN‘S GAMES CLASSIC BODYBUILDING:
Up to & including 175 cm
Ower 175 cm

JUNIOR MEN’S PHYSIQUE 16-23 YEARS:
Up to & including 175 cm
Over 175 cm

MEN’S PHYSIQUE:
Up to & including 170 cm
Up to & including 174 cm
Up to & including 178 cm
Up to & including 182 cm
Over 182 cm

MASTER MEN’S PHYSIQUE OVER 40 YEARS – 1 open category

IFBB Pro Card for the best two in the categories

MUSCULAR MEN’S PHYSIQUE:
Up to & including 175 cm
Over 175 cm

WOMEN’S WELNESS FITNESS – 1 open category

JUNIOR WOMEN’S BODYFITNESS 16-23 YEARS – 1 open category

WOMEN’S BODYFITNESS:
Up to & including 163 cm
Up to & including 168 cm

Over 168 cm

MASTER WOMEN’S BODYFITNESS OVER 35 YEARS – 1 open category

IFBB Pro Card for the best two in the categories

JUNIOR BIKINI-FITNESS 16-23 YEARS – 1 open category

WOMEN’S BIKINI-FITNESS:
Up to & including 158 cm
Up to & including 162 cm
Up to & including 166 cm
Up to & including 169 cm
Up to & including 172 cm
Over 172 cm

MASTER BIKINI-FITNESS OVER 35 YEARS – 1 open category

IFBB Pro Card for the best two in the categories

*- Maximum bodyweight limits [in kg] for men´s classic bodybuilding:
Up to 168 cm Athlete’s height [in cm] minus 100
Up to 171 cm (Athlete’s height [in cm] minus 100) + 2
Up to 175 cm (Athlete’s height [in cm] minus 100) + 4
Up to 180 cm (Athlete’s height [in cm] minus 100) + 6
Up to 190 cm (Athlete’s height [in cm] minus 100) + 8
Up to 198 cm (Athlete’s height [in cm] minus 100) + 9
Over 198 cm (Athlete’s height [in cm] minus 100) + 10

                                                           *- Maximum bodyweight limits [in kg] for junior´s classic bodybuilding:                                                                                                                                        Up to 168 cm Athlete’s height [in cm] minus 100                                                                           Up to 171 cm (Athlete’s height [in cm] minus 100) + 1
Up to 175 cm (Athlete’s height [in cm] minus 100) + 2
Up to 180 cm (Athlete’s height [in cm] minus 100) + 3
Up to 190 cm (Athlete’s height [in cm] minus 100) + 4
   Up to 198 cm (Athlete’s height [in cm] minus 100) + 4,5
  Over 198 cm (Athlete’s height [in cm] minus 100) + 5

                                                           *- Maximum bodyweight limits [in kg] for men´s games classic bodybuilding:                                                                                                             Up to 162 cm Athlete’s height [in cm] minus 100) – 2                                                                                                                                             Up to 165 cm Athlete’s height [in cm] minus 100) – 1                                                                    Up to 168 cm Athlete’s height [in cm] minus 100) – 0
Up to 171 cm (Athlete’s height [in cm] minus 100) + 1
Up to 175 cm (Athlete’s height [in cm] minus 100) + 2
Up to 180 cm (Athlete’s height [in cm] minus 100) + 3
Up to 188 cm (Athlete’s height [in cm] minus 100) + 4
Up to 196 cm (Athlete’s height [in cm] minus 100) + 5
 Over 196 cm (Athlete’s height [in cm] minus 100) + 6

Important note: If less than 5 athletes in a category, categories will be combined, wherever possible.

IFBB Elite Pro Cards
The first two in each category in Men’s Bodybuilding, Mens Classic Bodybuilding, Mens Physique, Womens Bikini Fitness, Womens Body fitness are eligible to request an Elite Pro card.

Backstage Access
Green cards for backstage access will be available for purchase during registration at the Clarion Hotel.

Visas
EU-country citizens do not need to obtain a visa. All other countries should consult the Czech Republic’s diplomatic missions in their countries to determine if they need a visa. Detailed information at: http://www.mzv.cz/jnp/en/information_for_aliens/general_visa_information/
An Official Letter of Invitation will be made available if required.

Tanning
The IFBB 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. Spray paint on competition makes Pro Tan.

Language
Czech language is an offcial language in the Czech Republic.

Time Difference
UTC/GMT +1 hour (CET – Central European Time Zone)

Currency
The official currency in Czech Republic is Czech Koruna (CZK). In some shops, restaurants and services can pay with euros (EUR).
EUR 1.0 = CZK 25.50 (as for March 29th, 2918). Current rates avaoalable at:
http://www.xe.com/currencyconverter/convert/?Amount=1&From=EUR&To=CZK

Electrical Current
230 V, 50 Hz. Plugs and sockets of type C and E.
Better to check at: http://www.worldstandards.eu

Correspondence and Information
Further information can be requested by email addressed to the promoter
Mr. Stanislav Pesat: stanislav.pesat@czechia-pro.cz

Final Entry Forms Sending Details
Along with the Final Entry Form, please send your picture, best success in competitions and posing music (MP3 format).

Please send your Entry Form no later than
May 30nd, 2018 to:

Czechia-pro Promoter:
Mr. Stanislav Pesat:
E-mail: stanislav.pesat@czechia-pro.cz

IFBB Technical Committee
Eng. Andrew Michalak
E-mail : amichalak5@gmail.com

Please Send a copy to:
International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness Head Office
Phone: +34 91 535 2819
E-mail: info@ifbb.com

Tentative Program
Friday, Jul 08th, 2018

14:00-18:00 – Official Athlete Registration (Weigh-in) at the Clarion Hotel
18:30 – Team Managers and Judges Meeting at the Ostravar Arena

Saturday, Jul 09th, 2018

09:00 – Prejudging and Finals at The Ostravar Arena, detailed schedule will be released closer to the event.