OCB FIGURE GUIDELINES
Current membership to OCB is
required of all competitors to participate in OCB events.
All OCB shows are natural events, meaning use of performance
enhancing substances are not permitted. Complete details on
drug testing and a list of banned substances can be viewed
Competitors must successfully pass a polygraph screening
prior to events to attest to their natural status.
The OCB Figure division consists of
two parts: Group Comparisons and Individual Presentations
(stage walks). For events that have separate times for
prejudging and finals, individual presentations (stage
walks) are only performed at finals. Two-piece suits and
high-heeled shoes are worn for both parts of the contest.
Suits can be of any style, color and pattern with the
exception of being a thong/T-back bottom.
for OCB Figure is based on good leanness
and conditioning with full, healthy
and shapely muscularity,
and good balance, proportion, and symmetry of both
muscularity and conditioning.
OCB Figure competitors
should not display deeply drawn-in faces or stringy-looking
muscularity (an emaciation look), indicative of extreme
leanness, or less shapely muscularity due to muscle glycogen depletion.
Comparisons - Physique Evaluations
Each class is brought to front center stage and
is guided through
quarter turns to display physiques from the
Posing form for OCB Figure
competitions is flexible. Competitors can use stances they feel display
their physiques in the most favorable manner. For example, in the front
stance, a competitor can keep both feet together and both arms down by
her sides, or she could have one foot slightly in front of the other
with a slight bend in a knee, slight twist at the waist turning her
upper torso some, and/or have one hand on her hip (or both hands on her
hips). The same leniency is allowed for the rear and side stances.
However, in cases of close decisions where a judge is having a difficult
time deciding placements for two or more competitors, specific forms may
be requested of all competitors, such as both feet together, and arms
down by sides for the front stance, or feet together looking straight
ahead with arms down by sides in a side stance, for example.
Individual Presentations – Stage
The individual presentation portion
for OCB Figure competitions is a stage walk. Competitors
walk out to music of their choice and perform a “T” walk. A
T-walk consists of walking out to rear center stage and
pausing briefly in a stance of choice. Competitors then walk
up to front center stage and perform half turns to show a
front and back view of their physiques, then walk to stage
left and pause briefly in a stance of choice, then walk to
stage right and pause briefly in a stance of choice, then
walk to the front center of the stage and pause briefly in a
stance of choice, and finally walk off stage diagonally to
the side from which they entered. The walk resembles a “T”,
which is how it got its name. Individual presentations
should be done tastefully and be conducive to a family
atmosphere. Bodybuilding-type poses, fitness moves (like
push-ups) and costumes/props should be avoided.
Stage Walk Examples Diagram (If entering from the right
side of the stage).
Each judge takes scoring all
criteria into account and assigns one overall score for each
contestant in the form of rank during the group comparison
round, such as 1st through 7th place, for example. A highest
and lowest rank for each competitor is dropped as a
safeguard against human error and/or bias, whether
intentional or on a subconscious level. The remaining
judges' placements are summed, and the competitor with the
lowest sum total receives first place in the class. Second
lowest sum receives 2nd place, and so on.
If a tie occurs, placements are decided by the
-Crossovers (entering additional
categories) are not permitted between Figure, Bikini,
Physique and Bodybuilding. Crossovers are permitted between Figure, Fitness Model and Ms. Fitness