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1 Liverpool Echo Arena United Kingdom 30th October 2nd November 2015 2 IFBB President Dr. Rafael Santonja and his wife Nieves, will be present at the Amateur Olympia in Liverpool President Santonja, Nieves Santonja, Wanda Tierney and IFBB General Secretary William Tierney Welcome to Liverpool 3 WELCOME The United Kingdom Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation (UKBFF) and William Tierney would like to welcome all IFBB National Federations, their athletes and delegates, to the IFBB JOE WEIDERS OLYMPIA AMATEUR UNITED KINGDOM in LIVERPOOL. PARTICIPATION This competition is open for the IFBB-affiliated National Federations from all over the world. The number of competitors participating in these championships is unlimited ABOUT LIVERPOOL Of course Liverpool is known all over the world because of the Beatles, but we have a lot more to offer in Liverpool. View the magnificent waterfront, with the Liver Building and the ferry across the Mersey. The St. Georges Hall and the beautiful cathedrals, which are very close together. Liverpool also has 2 football clubs: Liverpool FC (red) and Everton FC (blue) 4 VENUE The Olympia Amateur Liverpool will be held in the Liverpool Echo Arena located at the world famous Albert Docks. The competition will be held in the Echo Two which can hold an audience of up to 4000 people. The Echo Arena was opened in 2008 to celebrate Liverpool being the Capital of Culture. The Liverpool Echo Arena is in walking distance of the Beatles Museum, the Tates Gallery and Liverpool One shopping centre. More than 10 hotels are within walking distance and there plenty more hotels, just a short taxi drive away. The website has all the information that you will need: from hotels, to restaurants, museums, shopping and nightlife. You can visit the website http://www.echoarena.com/ Echo Arena Kings Dock Liverpool Waterfront Liverpool, Merseyside L3 4FP http://www.echoarena.com/ TICKET INFORMATION Tickets are already selling and are available from the Liverpool Echo Arena on their website, or you can follow this link; http://www.echoarena.com or phone the Box Office: 0844 8000 400 TICKET PRICES STANDARD PREMIUM VIP 1 DAY (SATURDAY or SUNDAY) 20 - *22.75* 30 - *33.50* 40 - *45.00* WEEKEND TICKET 30 - *33.50* 45 - *50.00* 60 - *65.50* PLEASE NOTE THAT BOOKING FEE IS ADDED FOR TELEPHONE, CREDIT CARD OR POSTAL BOOKINGS AND REFER TO THE PRICES IN *RED*. A 2.25 handling fee will apply. http://www.echoarena.com/http://www.echoarena.com/http://www.echoarena.com/5 HOTEL INFORMATION There are more than 8000 hotel rooms in Liverpool. From Luxurious self catering Suites to rooms in pleasant guest-houses, whatever your choice, you will be able to find a room which suits your needs. Across the entrance of the Liverpool Echo there is the self catering Staybridge Suites apartment hotel. Rates: 125 B&B (continental breakfast, single or double occupancy) And the Jurys Inn hotel next to the Staybridge. Rates: 99-149.00 B&B (single occupancy) Only 2 minutes away by the Beatles Museum in the Albert Dock, there is a Premier Inn. From the entrance of the Echo Arena you can also see the Hilton Hotel and Crowne Plaza. These hotels are also walking distance from the venue. HOTEL RESERVATION The company dealing with hotel rooms for a very good rate is the Liverpool Convention Bureau. For athletes and delegates to check the accommodation available, please follow this dedicated link https://resweb.passkey.com/go/IFBB2015 . For any questions or to reserve your rooms, please email conferences@visitliverpool.com or phone +44 (0)151 6002993 So please remember: You can reserve a room well in advance to get the best price possible by booking through the website dedicated to the accommodation for the IFBB Olympia Amateur: https://resweb.passkey.com/go/IFBB2015. PLEASE NOTE: Reservation, booking and all costs for hotel accommodation, travelling, transport from and to the airport and meals, are the responsibilities of the national federations or individual athletes. Check with your National Federation for more information. REGISTRATION Registration will take place in the Jurys Inn Hotel, 31 Keel Wharf, Liverpool, L3 4FN on Friday 30th October from 10am till 8pm. The Jurys Inn is opposite the venue Liverpool Echo Arena overlooking the Albert Dock. PLEASE NOTE!! Registration of athletes will only be considered if they are recommended or entered by the National Federation of the athlete and the entry form has been emailed directly to the Organiser and IFBB Head Office. The final decision to allow an athlete to compete in this event rests with the IFBB. PLEASE NOTE!!!!! . REGISTRATION FOR UK ATHLETES ONLY Registration of athletes from the UK, are done through the UKBFF. UK athletes have to contact the UKBFF office on email wanda.tierney@ifbb-uk.com https://resweb.passkey.com/go/IFBB2015mailto:conferences@visitliverpool.comhttps://resweb.passkey.com/go/IFBB2015mailto:wanda.tierney@ifbb-uk.com6 IFBB REGISTRATION FEE The IFBB Registration Fee is 200 per Athlete (150) and can be paid beforehand online or to the IFBB Official when registering. This Registration Fee can easily be paid online on the IFBB website. When paying through PayPal, the amount should be in Euros. Please follow the link for paying online: www.ifbb.com/registration. IFBB INTERNATIONAL BOOK (Blue Book) At every IFBB international event, participating athletes will need a valid IFBB International Book (Blue Book). All events you are competing in will be noted in this International book. The fee is 30 Euros per calendar year. COMPETITORS INFORMATION Athletes will be given a goodie bag and wristband at registration on Friday 30th October. This wristband has to be worn during your whole stay and will allow you in and out of the venue during the weekend. There is a special athlete allocated seating area close to the stage and backstage. The official delegate/coach of every National Federation team will be given a backstage pass. PLEASE NOTE: There will be a limited amount of extra coaches wristbands available from the UKBFF at the registration and they can be purchased for 50 or 70 Euros. This wristband will allow the coach to go in and out of the venue during the weekend and will give access backstage and the athlete allocated seating area. The wristband has to be worn during your whole stay. POSING MUSIC All posing music must be on an audio CD only. Please, dont use MP3 version. The posing music must also be at the start of the CD. Each competitor must affix his name on the CD for easy identification. The use of profane, vulgar and offensive language is strictly prohibited in the posing music. COMPETITION TANNING The IFBB has banned all tans and bronzers that can be wiped off. An official will check the tan of all athletes backstage. If the tan comes off by simply wiping, the athlete will be told to remove it. In the UK we recommend Jan Tana and the UKBFF has an official qualified tanning company. You can book to have your tan done in a professional way by booking through ProGlow Professional Tanning Ltd. www.proglowtanning.co.uk email: information@proglowtanning.co.uk We recommend to bring along your own bed-linen and towels to save on laundry costs. JUDGES National Federations are reminded that their nominations for judges must be also included in the Entry Forms according to the IFBB Rules. For more information, please contact Mr. Pawel Filleborn at pawelfilleborn@gmail.com A judges meeting will be scheduled on Friday evening in the Jurys Inn Hotel. More information will be given closer to the date. MEDIA ACCREDITATION All media accreditation, accept local media, shall be controlled by the IFBB. All persons wishing to obtain media accreditation for this event must register with the IFBB by e-mail at info@ifbb.com no later than October 19th, 2015. http://www.ifbb.com/registrationhttp://www.proglowtanning.co.uk/mailto:information@proglowtanning.co.ukmailto:pawelfilleborn@gmail.commailto:info@ifbb.com7 AIRPORTS The closest airport is John Lennon Liverpool Airport. It is about 15 kilometres from the Albert Dock. Manchester International Airport is about 60 kilometres. There are regular train and bus services between both airports and Liverpool City Centre. TRANSPORTATION All participants are responsible for organising their own transportation between airport and hotel. If a National Federations wish to book transportation between airport and Liverpool, the Organising Committee will be able to help with booking. Price for transportation depends on which airport you arrive and depart from and how many people are in your team. Please inform the Organising Committee well before the event, if your team need transport. PLEASE NOTE: The Amateur Olympia Liverpool is during Halloween weekend and if you need transportation, it it is advisable to book this well in advance. VISAS A valid passport is required to enter the United Kingdom. EU-country citizens (also Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein and Switzerland) do not need to obtain a visa. All other countries should consult the British Embassy in their country to determine if they need a visa. An Official Letter of Invitation will be made available if required. BACKSTAGE ACCESS Access to the backstage and/or dressing room areas shall be strictly limited to essential personnel only. Coaches and trainers who assist athletes in the dressing room area must be of the same sex as the athlete they are assisting. The Organizing Committee will have mixed area backstage for athletes and approved coaches. CAMERA / VIDEOTAPE EQUIPMENT Camera and/or videotape equipment shall be strictly prohibited in the backstage and/or dressing room areas except when used by IFBB-authorized media persons and, in any event, these devices shall be strictly prohibited in the dressing room area. TIME DIFFERENCE Liverpool is in the Greenwich Mean Time zone (GMT + 0 hour) CURRENCY The national currency in the British Pound (GBP). 1 GPB = 1.37 EUR or 1.49 USD (as for April 2015) All major credit cards are widely accepted at most major hotels, department stores and restaurants. CLIMATE During the month of November, the average daily temperature is around 10 C. ELECTRIC VOLTAGE The voltage in the UK is 230 V and the plugs have 3 pins. 8 CATEGORIES ACCEPTED AT THIS IFBB EVENT Overall Champions of Fitness, Body-Fitness, Bikini-Fitness, Womens and Mens Physique and Bodybuilding will be eligible to apply for their Pro card, in accordance to the IFBB rules. Maximum bodyweight limits [in kg] for classic bodybuilding: Up to 168 cm Athletes height [in cm] minus 100 Up to 171 cm (Athletes height [in cm] minus 100) + 2 Up to 175 cm (Athletes height [in cm] minus 100) + 4 Up to 180 cm (Athletes height [in cm] minus 100) + 6 Up to 190 cm (Athletes height [in cm] minus 100) + 8 Up to 198 cm (Athletes height [in cm] minus 100) + 9 Over 198 cm (Athletes height [in cm] minus 100) + 10 WOMENS CATEGORIES WOMENS BODYFITNESS UPTO & INCLUDING 163 CM UPTO & INCLUDING 168 CM OVER 168CM WOMENS FITNESS UPTO & INCLUDING 163 CM OVER 163 CM BIKINI-FITNESS UP TO & INCLUDING 160 CM UP TO & INCLUDING 163 CM UP TO & INCLUDING 166 CM UP TO & INCLUDING 169 CM UP TO & INCLUDING 172 CM OVER 172 CM WOMENS PHYSIQUE UP TO & INCLUDING 163 CM OVER 163 CM MEN CATEGORIES BODYBUILDING UP TO & INCLUDING 75 kg UP TO & INCLUDING 80 kg UP TO & INCLUDING 85 kg UP TO & INCLUDING 90 kg UP TO & INCLUDING 95 kg UP TO & INCLUDING 100 kg OVER 100 kg CLASSIC BODYBUILDING UP TO & INCLUDING 180 cm OVER 180 cm MENS PHYSIQUE UP TO & INCLUDING 170 cm UP TO & INCLUDING 174 cm UP TO & INCLUDING 178 cm UP TO & INCLUDING 182 cm OVER 182 cm Experience the sunset in Liverpool with the UKBFF Organising team 9 TENTATIVE SCHEDULE ---THURSDAY 29TH OCTOBER--- ARRIVAL OF IFBB EXECUTIVES MEMBERS and ORGANISER OFFICIALS FRIDAY 30TH OCTOBER ARRIVAL DELEGATIONS OF NATIONAL FEDERATIONS AND UKBFF OFFICIALS 12 Noon 20:00 REGISTRATION FOR ALL ATHLETES at JURYS INN SATURDAY 31ST OCTOBER 9:00AM VENUE OPEN FOR ATHLETES 10:00 19:00 PRE-JUDGING and FINALS FOR - FITNESS - BODY-FITNESS - BIKINI-FITNESS - MENS PHYSIQUE SUNDAY 1ST NOVEMBER 9:00 12 NOON FINALS FOR UKBFF MODEL AND TALENT DIVISION ONLY OPEN TO QUALIFIED UKBFF ATHLETES 12 NOON 19:00 PRE-JUDGING and FINALS FOR - CLASSIC BODYBUILDING - WOMENS PHYSIQUE - MENS BODYBUILDING MONDAY 2ND NOVEMBER DEPARTURE OF ALL PARTICIPANTS Please send Entry Form as soon as possible, but no later than 19h October 2015 to: United Kingdom Bodybuilding & Fitness Federation Phone: +44 151 9314090 Or: +44 7754 159813 Email : wanda.tierney@ifbb-uk.com Please Send a copy to: International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness Phone: +34 91 535 2819 Fax: +34 91 535 1518 E-mail: headquarters@ifbb.com mailto:wanda.tierney@ifbb-uk.commailto:headquarters@ifbb.com10 Seating Area 11 See you all in October! 12 WE ARE HONOURED TO BE SPONSORED BY:

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