TALLIN HOSTED A VERY SUCCESSFUL JUDGES SEMINAR

Organized by the Estonian Bodybuilding & Fitness Federation (EKFL) chaired by Mr. Ergo Metsla, the recent Friday 10th August was celebrated, with big success, an IFBB Judges Course & Seminar presented by the IFBB Judges Chairman, Mr. Pawel Filleborn.

An important number of athletes, coaches, judges and officials attended the event -including the last 3 presidents of the EKFL- hosted in Tallin, at the Viru Hotel. For over 8 hours, Mr. Filleborn was explaining the differences between the official IFBB disciplines and the correct judging criteria; bringing tips for judges about how to optimize the attention over the stage.

Picture: Mr. Pawel Filleborn and EKFL president, Mr. Ergo Metsla; surrounded by the athletes, coaches and judges, including former presidents Ott Kiivikas and Arnold Tokko.

SKOPJE IS READY FOR ITS 1st. IFBB DIAMOND CUP

In the cent of a hectic Fall season in Europe, the 1st. IFBB Diamond Cup Skopje, scheduled for the coming next 13rd – 15th October, in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia; is another great challenge that shows how Bodybuilding and Fitness are progressing in the Balkan area.

Led by Prof. Gabriel Toncean -president of Balkan Federation-, Bodybuilding & Fitness events have been growing recently with events as the 27th Balkan Championships (Romania) or the IFBB Diamond Cup Belgrade (Serbia) with a high organizational standard. Now; the Federation of FYR Macedonia (BBFFM), chaired by the efficient IFBB official and organizer Mr. Boban Gjoroski is offering a new fantastic event, open to all the EBFF/IFBB affiliated National Federations, with important points for the 2018 World Ranking and Elite Pro Cards for the Top 3 athletes in the next disciplines:

  • Bodybuilding
  • Classic Bodybuilding
  • Men´s Physique
  • Bodyfitness
  • Bikini

All the information and details about categories and registration process are available, at the next link:

http://ifbb.com/wp-content/uploads/PDF/2018-Diamond-Skopje-IR.pdf

BODYBUILDING IN NEPAL: IMPORTANT EVENTS FOR THIS SEASON!

Bodybuilding is strong in Nepal – the millenary country with the highest mountains on Earth- led by the Nepalese Federation of Bodybuilding & Fitness (NFBF) chaired by Mr. Jones Colin Lokendra; always attending the main Asian and International IFBB events.

Besides its own calendar where Nepal is living in 2075, right now; the NFBF is perfectly integrated into the IFBB and the Asian Federation (AFBF) calendar, hosting important events as the 2018 South Asian Championships that will be held coming next 23rd to 25th November in Kathmandu, the Nepal capital city.

The national activity has been boosted, in this year, with important events as the recent 2018 Mr. Pokhara celebrated the weekend 3rd-4th August, in this touristic beautiful city, with near 100 athletes participating and where Monoj K.C. was elected as the overall winner in Bodybuilding. In less than 10 days, Nepal and the NFBF will host the 2nd. Nationwide Bodybuilding Championships, in Kathmandu (17th & 18th August) with a participation expected over 150 Nepalese athletes.

Aghi badha, Nepal…! (Go ahead, Nepal!)

DIAMOND CUP WARSAW FIWE (POLAND)

Another great international challenge, in Europe, with 12 Elite Pro Cards and points for the 2018 World Ranking! 

Poland is becoming an unquestionable leader in organizing prestige international competitions and the next coming 21st to 23rd September will host the IFBB Diamond Cup Warsaw Fiwe: the most important Bodybuilding & Fitness event, considering the possibility of scoring points for the  2018 IFBB World Ranking. 

The event will take place, at the most popular Exhibition Hall in Warsaw –Expo XXI-, joining the 5th edition of FIWE Fitness Trade Show -the fastest growing Fitness expo in Eastern Europe- and open to all IFBB-affiliated National Federations worldwide. 

The Diamond Cup Warsaw FIWE will offer 12 Elite Pro Cards, spread in the next Divisions:

  • BODYBUILDING (2 Pro Cards)
  • Junior BODYBUILDING
  • Master BODYBUILDING
  • CLASSIC BODYBUILDING (2 Pro Cards)
  • Junior CLASSIC BODYBUILDING
  • MEN’S PHYSIQUE (2 Pro Cards)
  • Junior MEN’S PHYSIQUE
  • MUSCULAR MEN’S PHYSIQUE (2 Pro Cards)
  • BIKINI-FITNESS (2 Pro Cards)
  • Junior BIKINI-FITNESS
  • Master BIKINI-FITNESS
  • BODYFITNESS (2 Pro Cards)
  • WELLNESS FITNESS
  • WOMEN’S PHYSIQUE
  • WOMEN’S FITNESS

More information and Inspection Report:

http://ifbb.com/wp-content/uploads/PDF/2018_Diamond_Cup_Warsaw-IR.pdf

 

 

2018 IFBB PAINWORLD CUP (LUXEMBOURG):

Led by president Guy Kridel and vice-president Patricio Vitali; the Luxembourgish Bodybuilding & Fitness National Federation is giving a new step forward hosting the 2018 IFBB Painworld Cup, coming next September 29th – 30th, in Munsbach an Elite Pro Qualifier event, open to athletes from Belgium, Netherlands, Germany and France.

With 4.000 € in cash prizes for the winners, the event will host the next categories:

  • Bodybuilding (-85 Kg)
  • Bodybuilding (+85 Kg)
  • Classic Physique (Open)
  • Men´s Physique (Open)
  • Muscular Men´s Physique (Open)
  • Bikini Fitness (Open)
  • Wellness Fitness (Open)
  • Bodyfitness (Open)

The winners in Men´s Physique and Bikini open categories will receive the IFBB Elite Pro Cards.

More information and Inspection Report, on the next link:

https://ifbb.com/wp-content/uploads/PDF/IR_LUXEMBOURG_SEPT_2018.pdf

Picture: Open to athletes from Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, France and Luxembourg: the 2018 IFBB Painworld Cup will be held in Munsbach, coming next September 29th to 30th.

IFBB VERY ACTIVE IN AUSTRALIA, WITH RECORD OF COMPETITORS

Fitness in Australia is skyrocketing, led by the IFBB Vice-president for Oceania, Mr. Paul Grahan y his wife –Mrs. Carole Graham-. Recent Sunday, July 29th; Sidney hosted the IFBB New South Wales All Female & Men´s Physique Classic, not only with a record of participants but, as well, with a crowded venue full of audience.

The event, that offered the Elite Pro Card for the main winners –Adrian Choy & Amasha Marshall-, was as well qualifying to the 2018 IFBB World Championships (Byalistok; Poland). Fitness, Bikini, Women’s Physique, Bodyfitness (Figures), Men´s and Muscular Men´s Physique were the disciplines celebrated, not only for absolute athletes but as well for Masters, Juniors and Novices; giving a fantastic chance to the Australian athletes to compete in a first-class event, at the highest continental level.

Go ahead, Aussies…!

Picture: IFBB Vice-president for Oceania, Mr. Paul Grahan with some of the Men´s Physique competitors.

BEIJING (CHINA): INTERNATIONAL FITNESS EXPO & ELITE PRO CHAMPIONSHIP

As previously reported, China and the Chinese Bodybuilding & Fitness Association (CBBA) will have, during 2018, a solid and strong participation in the IFBB season. With less than 50 days for coming next IFBB Belt & Road Championship that will be held in Xi´an -with 80.000 $ in cash prizes, open to all the IFBB-affiliated National Federations worldwide-, the next great international event will be the CBBA China International Fitness Expo & Championship, scheduled for November 16th to 18th, at the prestigious China International Exhibition Center, in Beijing.

 The Fitness Expo and International Amateur Championship will host as well, the Elite Pro Championship that will offer 75.000 US$ in cash prizes, as well promoted by the National Federation CBBA, led by president Mr. Zhang Haifeng and General Secretary. Mr. Gu Qiao.

More information related to this events will be announced coming soon.

Picture: The official poster for the CBBA China International Fitness Expo & Championship.