IFPA General Contest Guidelines
All participants at IFPA events are required to be current members of the IFPA. IFPA memberships are $100 per year and are good for the month they are purchased through the end of the previous month of the following year (Ex. Membership purchased on 5/21/2013 is good through 4/30/2014.
Pro Open Eligibility All of the following currently meet the requirements for being eligible for IFPA Pro Open events:
Competitors must maintain a current IFPA Pro membership in order to maintain their IFPA Pro eligibility.
Competitors who allow their membership to lapse will be required to pay the past membership fee plus a $100 reinstatement fee.
Competitors who compete in an IFPA Pro event after January 1, 2010 are considered eligible until the end of the third year after the date of their participation (Ex. Competing in an IFPA pro contest on July 9, 2011 would make one’s eligibility good through December 31, 2014).
*Note: Competitors must maintain a current IFPA Pro membership to avoid letting their IFPA Pro eligibility expire. If a competitor allows their IFPA Pro eligibility to lapse past the three years they must re-qualify through an amateur affiliate to the IFPA.
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IFPA YORTON CUP
|Cleveland Thomas||Chrissy Zmijewski||Patricia Beckman|
The International Federation of Physique Competitors (IFPA) is among the largest, most competitive natural pro physique competition federations in existence. The organization expanded quickly after its inception in 2005, and by 2007 there was a need to establish an uppermost championship title for the federation - a place where the best of the best could meet to determine who is the top champion of the federation each year. That championship was established as the Yorton Cup. The event is the climactic finish of IFPA pro competition each year.
The title of the event draws from the origins of Natural Bodybuilding. The symbol of the title is the over two-foot-tall metal trophy cup that sits upon a solid wooden octagonal base where names of champions from each year are enshrined.
Today the Yorton Cup is widely recognized as one of the most prestigious competitions in the sport. The title is highly sought-after by many of the top natural pros each year. Over $30,000 in cash prizes is awarded at the show. Competitors must qualify to compete in the Yorton Cup event by placing in the top half of a class at an IFPA pro show earlier in the year.
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