IFBB ELITE WORLD RANKING

“How to qualify to enter in the
Elite World Ranking”

To become an IFBB Elite athlete, the competitors from Men’s Bodybuilding, Muscular & Men’s Physique, Men’s Classic Bodybuilding, Bodyfitness and Women’s Bikini-Fitness, must be placed amongst the:
• Top 10 at the 2017 World Championships
• Top 6 at the 2017 Continental Championships
• Top 5 at the 2017 Elite Invitational Qualifiers events

Elite qualified athletes will receive the ELITE CARD !

The Categories
Men’s Bodybuilding, Muscular & Men’s Physique, Men’s Classic Bodybuilding, Bodyfitness and Women’s Bikini-Fitness

Click here http://www.ifbb.com/ifbb-elite-world-ranking/ for more information

2018 National Events

Attention Athletes:

We have recently finalized the dates of the 2018 National Events and wanted to advise  you of the changes immediately to ensure you all have plenty of time to schedule your prep accordingly.

We have decided for 2018 we will combine the two National Events, Bodybuilding Bikini and Figure Fitness into one weekend event.  We are very excited to announce this as we believe it will make for a fun filled weekend event!

There were several factors taken into consideration when making this decision.   With anticipated lower participation at both the Provincial and National levels we were looking at cost reduction for both.  Having one event eliminates a second travel expense for the athletes and as well as production costs for the events themselves allowing us to still provide funding to our athletes at the Provincial and National levels.  As I said this is for 2018 only as we come together to “weather the storm” we must pool our resources to ensure we have a successful 2018.

The dates for both events are:

International Events Qualifier May 19th, 2018 Laval Quebec

Canadian National Bodybuilding Bikini, Figure Fitness and Physique Championships July 14, 2018

Should we have to add an additional day to the weekend event we will advise will in advance however it will depend on the number athletes.  We are very excited to see you all on the Provincial and National stages in 2018 !

We will also be aligning our classes to the IFBB Amateur league and adding the Men’s muscular physique and bikini wellness division.  With addition of these classes we will be telling our athletes that we understand the different body types and we have classes for all our athletes.

The following is the list of classes for the 2018 National Events:

Bodybuilding
Classic Bodybuilding
Mixed Pairs Men’s
Physique Men’s
Muscular Physique
Women’s Physique
Women’s Figure (Body Fitness)
Women’s Bikini (Bikini Fitness)
Women’s Wellness Fitness

To Qualify for these events you must place top within your Provincial Event , top 5 from 2016 National Events or top 10 from 2017 National Events.  If you are unsure of your qualification please contact the CBBF.

Attention Athletes

We have recently finalized the dates of the 2018 National Events and wanted to advise you of the changes immediately to ensure you all have plenty of time to schedule your prep accordingly.

We have decided for 2018 we will combine the two National Events, Bodybuilding Bikini and Figure Fitness into one weekend event.  We are very excited to announce this as we believe it will make for a fun filled weekend event!

There were several factors taken into consideration when making this decision.   With anticipated lower participation at both the Provincial and National levels we were looking at cost reduction for both.  Having one event eliminates a second travel expense for the athletes and as well as production costs for the events themselves allowing us to still provide funding to our athletes at the Provincial and National levels.  As I said this is for 2018 only as we come together to “weather the storm” we must pool our resources to ensure we have a successful 2018.

The dates for both events are:

  • International Events Qualifier – May 19th, 2018 Laval Quebec
  • Canadian National Bodybuilding Bikini, Figure Fitness and Physique Championships – July 14, 2018

Should we have to add an additional day to the weekend event we will advise will in advance however it will depend on the number athletes.  We are very excited to see you all on the Provincial and National stages in 2018 !

We will also be aligning our classes to the IFBB Amateur league and adding the Men’s muscular physique and bikini wellness division.  With addition of these classes we will be telling our athletes that we understand the different body types and we have classes for all our athletes.

The following is the list of classes for the 2018 National Events:

  • Bodybuilding
  • Classic Bodybuilding
  • Mixed Pairs Men’s
  • Physique Men’s
  • Muscular Physique
  • Women’s Physique
  • Women’s Figure (Body Fitness)
  • Women’s Bikini (Bikini Fitness)
  • Women’s Wellness Fitness

Open Letter to all CBBF Members

The Canadian Body Building Federation (CBBF) supports Canadian amateur athletes.

In 1946, Ben and Joe Weider founded the IFBB International (IFBB) in Montreal, Canada along with the Canadian Federation of Bodybuilding (now called Canadian Bodybuilding Federation). The CBBF and its provincial affiliates have supported Canadian amateur athletes for over 70 years by providing athlete education, training seminars, funding programs, judging seminars and a robust calendar of tiered
competitive events nation-wide.

On September 17th, 2017, the IFBB announced that it no longer sanctioned the National Physique Association (NPC), the US equivalent to the CBBF, and its parent company, the IFBB Pro League. On October 22nd, 2017 Ron Haché, President of the CBBF/IFBB affiliate Ontario Physique Association (OPA), announced that he had been appointed President of a newly formed organization, the Canadian Physique Alliance (CPA), which has ties to these US companies. He went on to state that the OPA would be withdrawing their membership from the CBBF and transferring the organization to the newly formed CPA. This was decided without a vote of the OPA membership. Understandably, this announcement has caused confusion in the industry and the future of the sport in Canada.

The CBBF operates under the IFBB International (Amateur Federation) in Canada. The CBBF will continue to sanction their three National Events. In 2018, these events are the IFBB International Events Qualifier on May 19th in Laval QC, the Bikini, Men’s Bodybuilding & Classic Physique Nationals on July 14th in Laval QC and the Women’s Bodybuilding, Figure, Fitness & Physique Nationals (date to be determined). Each of these events will be awarding Elite Pro Cards for the IFBB Elite Pro Division. In addition, the CBBF will continue to provide funding for athletes to the three IFBB World Championship events held internationally.

The CBBF remains committed to Canadian Amateur athletes. What is important is for athletes to know and understand is what these changes mean for 2018 and beyond.

KEY POINTS:

  • The CBBF is a not-for-profit whose only interest is the welfare of athletes.
  • The CPA is a for-profit organization with a primary goal to make money for its shareholders.
  • CBBF athletes can earn pro status and compete internationally within
    IFBB International structure.
  • Canadian athletes can choose to compete in either or both organizations.

Allowing athletes to crossover into multiple divisions is a cash grab that’s not in athletes’
interest.

Non-Profit vs For Profit organizations

The CBBF is a registered non-profit sport association incorporated under the Canadian Corporations Act. It is member-based and governed by a Board of Directors. The CBBF operates under a strong governance model with rules and regulations and a mandate to work in the best interests of its members, the athletes.

The CPA is a for-profit based organization that is owned by shareholders. It is not required to operate within set guidelines and rules nor does it have a governance structure. The CPA can make the rules as it sees fit and to the benefit of the shareholder(s) and owner(s) of the company. It is not a membership based
organization.

Canadian athletes should not be impacted by a lack of understanding of how these seemingly complicated and, perhaps to some, unimportant nuances. The dream of a pro card and the Olympia may be short-sighted as it won’t be until afterwards that athletes will realize the implications of their choice.

Misleading Information on Social Media: Truths, half–truths and untruths

Statements made during the CPA presentation by Ron Haché did not present a clear picture of both organizations. There are many questions that remain unanswered. The information below will clear up some of the confusion created in recent weeks. The CBBF is committed to transparency and full disclosure by supporting Canadian amateur athletes with information that will assist them in making the decision that is right for them.

The following statements were made in the CPA presentation on Sunday October 22nd:

Statement 1: The CBBF can no longer offer IFBB Pro Cards:

Half-truth.

The IFBB International suspended the NPC/IFBB Pro League therefore the pro cards under this organization are no longer available to CBBF athletes. The IFBB International awards the IFBB Elite Pro Card. This card entitles Elite Pro athletes to compete and be ranked amongst the top athletes in the world.

All current Canadian IFBB Pro League cardholders can attain an IFBB Elite Pro Card with no membership fee in in 2017 thru 2018 season. For further information on converting your current IFBB pro card to an IFBB Elite Pro Card, contact the CBBF.

Statement 2: There is no competition structure of the IFBB Elite Pro league in North America

Untruth.

Currently, there are three IFBB Elite Pro shows in Canada as well as one scheduled for the US in 2018. Qualifying events for the Elite Pro Level are the International Event Qualifier and the two CBBF National events. In addition to the shows in Canada, qualified CBBF athletes are free to travel internationally to compete at Elite Pro qualifiers around the world.

Statement 3: A membership-based system will be in place for the New CPA

Half-truth.

A for-profit organization, such as the CPA, is a business and is not membership based in the sense that Canadian athletes are accustomed to. The “membership” is a fee to join the CPA that entitles an athlete to compete but there are no voting rights associated with the fee. Members of the CPA will not have a vote or a say in how the CPA is run. All CPA shows are promoter driven, with no organizational structure or athlete support from the CPA.

In contrast, the CBBF and its Provincial affiliates are not-for-profit organizations. Members of a provincial association can exercise their right to vote if they do not like the direction their association is taking. They can also rely on support in terms of education, funding and opportunities to compete regionally, provincially, nationally and internationally.

Statement 4: CPA competitors can cross to all divisions.

Truth.

As with the NPC, the CPA will allow athletes to compete in more than one division (i.e., an athlete can compete in bikini and figure and physique and bodybuilding all in one show). This is a pay-to-play format that does not benefit the competitor. It is a CPA business decision to exploit athletes and not in the best interests of the competitors. The benefactors are the promoters and ultimately the shareholders of the CPA. The result of this decision leads to unclear judging criteria for each division with in the CPA.

The CBBF does not allow crossovers between divisions. There is a different look required for each division. Competitors are judged fairly in the class and division to which they belong. The CBBF’s mandate is to support amateur sport in Canada and it does not profit from athletes.

Statement 5: The CPA’s initial plan was to allow any competitor to compete at pro-qualifiers regardless of their qualifications. This decision has been reversed. There is now a qualification structure in the CPA.

Truth.

Due to most of the provincial associations committing their support to the CBBF, it was evident to the CPA that their business model had to change to compete with the solidarity. This was a CPA business decision, not a decision made in the best interests of the athletes.

Additional important information the CBBF wants to share:

The desired outcome of this letter is to give athletes the information required to make their own decision. Athletes may choose one organization over the other or choose to compete in both. The important message is that the CBBF is a national organization with international support. Athletes have a choice.

International events worldwide are only open to qualified IFBB Amateur athletes. CPA athletes’ placings will not qualify for these events. These events include but are not limited to the Ben Weider Legacy Cup (multiple locations around the world), Arnolds (multiple locations around the world) and the 2019 Olympic Pan American Games.

The CBBF is committed to providing:

  1.  Athlete education
  2. Training & posing seminars
  3. Funding programs through Provincial Associations and the CBBF
  4. Judging seminars and a judging pool that consists of judges across Canada.
  5. Qualified, certified International judging pool for Elite Pro events worldwide.In contrast, the CPA offers handpicked judges and is controlled by the NPC’s needs driven process and business model.

The CBBF is fortunate to have many good people throughout Canada that are supportive of its mandate. We are a committed team, providing leadership to amateur athletes in Canada. The CBBF will weather the changes and challenges in front of us.
Together, with the support of our Provincial Associations, the CBBF will continue to provide a valuable option for Canadian amateur athletes competing regionally, provincially, nationally and internationally.

The CBBF – Putting Our Athletes First

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Attention All CBBF Athletes

Attention all CBBF athletes

With the announcement made by Ron Hache this past Sunday in Toronto, there have been several rumours that the CBBF is disbanding and all National Events are cancelled for 2018.

I can assure all of you that this is not the case.

The CBBF is dedicated to the Amateur athlete base in Canada and we want to ensure that all athlete’s have a choice. Provincial and National levels events are scheduled for 2018 as well as we have two confirmed Elite Pro Shows in Canada with a possibility of a third!

IFBB International World Qualifier – Team Canada World Championship Teams and IFBB Elite Pro Cards
May 19, 2018
Laval PQ

Canadian National Bodybuilding, Classic Bodybuilding and Bikini Championships – IFBB Elite Pro Cards
July 14, 2018
Laval PQ

Canadian Figure and Physique Championships – IFBB Elite Pro Cards
BC
Date to be determined

We appreciate that all the information has left some in a state of confusion however we can assure you that the CBBF remains strong. We will have more information coming in the next few days.

Georgina Dunnington
CBBF Chairperson

Memo to Current CBBF Athletes

To all Current CBBF Athletes:

Due to recent communications with regards to the structure of the Vancouver Pro Show opening a new amateur pro-qualifying event, there have been several comments that the CBBF appears to be idle and has not provided a statement on what the future will be of the CBBF.

Let me assure you that the CBBF is dedicated to all of our Amateur Athletes and our Provincial Associations. The CBBF wanted to have all of the facts in order to make an informed decision that would be best for all involved before issuing a formal statement.

The CBBF, upon returning from Las Vegas, asked the major questions of both organizations as to how this will affect Canada and our organization. We have only received communications from one side that completely answered our questions. Having seen the letter from Michelle Krack has now answered the questions that were still unanswered for us.

At this point I can only ask for your patience as we have to discuss with our Provincial Associations how we are going to proceed before we can communicate this to our membership. The CBBF, in no way, wants to see our Provincial Associations disbanded as we offer an invaluable service to all of the amateur athletes throughout Canada.

The CBBF will be meeting this evening to put a timeline plan in place. Please remember that we are also working on four International events that are happening in the next three months and we all have full time jobs that take precedence.

We hope to have all of our questions answered in the coming days and if not, the coming weeks, as we have to work with the schedules of all 10 provinces.

Sincerely,
Georgina Dunnington
CBBF Chairperson

NPC IFBB PRO LEAGUE ANNOUNCEMENT

In light of the recent announcement from the NPC regarding their decision to leave the IFBB Amateur Division there have been many questions with regards to where that leaves the CBBF.

Many of the athletes are questioning where this puts us as an association and what will become of our National events etc.

Please be assured that the CBBF is operating at status quo and is still under the IFBB Amateur Division.  The Ben Weider Legacy Cup and all IFBB World Championship events will continue and Pro Cards will be awarded at the Legacy Cup and to the IEQ Champions. 

First and foremost we need to ensure that we are looking after the best interest of all our members, therefor doing our due diligence is a must.  The CBBF will communicate to all of you any and all information as we receive it. 

Thank you for your patience as all of this unfolds, and as soon as we have updates we will communicate immediately.

Georgina Dunnington

CBBF Chairperson

2017 Ben Weider Legacy Cup

OCTOBER 21ST, 2017
PRO QUALIFIER
BODYBUILDING – PHYSIQUE – BIKINI – FIGURE

Website for full info: http://www.weiderlegacycup.com

For Canada, Top 15 from the current year at the Canadian Nationals and Canadian world qualifier and the top 5 from the above events in 2016 are qualified, All Canadian competitors must provide a current Provincial Association membership, along with their qualification. Contact the CBBF President, Georgina georgina@cbbf.ca, for confirmation.

Inspection Report

 

September 19, 2017

The IFBB PROFESSIONAL LEAGUE will honor its commitment of offering twelve IFBB Professional League cards to the competitors from USA, Mexico, and Canada competing at the Ben Weider Legacy Cup on October 21st in Toronto Canada.

Coming This Fall!

Exciting news!!

The Canadian Body Building Federation produces some of the top professional body building & fitness physique athletes in the world. We are proud to announce the launching of a digital magazine focused exclusively on our CBBF membership coming this fall.

Continue to follow us for more details.

CBBF Athlete Code of Ethics

With the recent outbursts from some of the athletes who recently competed at the CBBF National Bodybuilding event that are being shared on social media, the CBBF would like to remind all athletes of the CBBF Code of Conduct which is located on the CBBF website ByLaw 15 Athlete Code of Ethics.

The recent disparaging remarks made against specific judges was inappropriate, derogatory, offensive and insulting to the entire CBBF.

The CBBF will not tolerate online bullying and should anyone decide to take this route, the CBBF will take immediate action to suspend the athlete (s) indefinitely from participating in any IFBB/ CBBF sanctioned event in any capacity.


The CBBF Executive

Avec les récents agissements de certains athlètes qui ont récemment participé au Championnat Canadien CBBF qui circulent sur les médias sociaux, la CBBF tient à rappeler que tous les athlètes doivent se conformer au Code de conduite de la CBBF, code disponible sur le site web de la CBBF.

Les remarques récemment faites contre des juges spécifiques étaient inappropriées, dérogatoires, offensantes et insultantes pour l’ensemble de la CBBF.

La CBBF ne tolérera pas la cyberintimidation et si quelqu’un décide de prendre cette voie, la CBBF prendre des mesures immédiates pour suspendre indéfiniment le(s) athlète(s) de participer à un événement sanctionné IFBB/CBBF.

L’exécutif de CBBF

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