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The point of this judging system and procedure is to identify the best bodybuilders and rank them according to excellence. That is, the goal of judging is not to define what good bodybuilding is supposed to be, but instead to recognize it. That’s why at the Toowoomba International, our judges come from varied backgrounds, and the criteria is clear. We want well balanced, pleasing bodies, presented in a manner which best shows their shape and size, with appropriate levels of conditioning. Essentially, we want the body which most impresses the judges to win the show. This is the show where the biggest guy can be beaten by the physique competitor, if the physique competitor is the stand out athlete.
We will have a diverse range of backgrounds with our judges, from pro-bodybuilders to professional photographers, we are so excited and cannot wait to introduce each judge to you closer to the event!
1. Novice trophy (Mr Toowoomba Novice)
Novice criteria- Never placed in a competition before. Well balanced and developed body, showing good lean muscle definition. Care has been taken to display the body in a pleasing manner, with attention to posing, conditioning and balance in the body. The novice bodybuilder will pose like the open classes, doing ¼ turns and mandatory poses, with the top 5 presenting a 60 second free posing routine, to best show their body. The free routine will count for ¼ of the top 5’s score. There is no cash prize for this class.
2. Physique open $500 (Mr Toowoomba Physique)
Mr Physique will have great shape and symmetry, and will have a broad shoulder and narrow waist, and look like he is ready for the beach. Mr Physique will do a V walk, with a best look pose front and rear (7 seconds) at the point of the V. Mr Physique will also do ¼ turns. Judges are looking for great V Tapers, balanced upper bodies, and great sets of Abs.
3. Mr Toowoomba Fitness 2016 – $500
4. Mr Toowoomba Performance 2016 – $500
5. Mr Toowoomba Athletic 2016 – $500
6. Mr Toowoomba Superbody 2016 – $500
7. Mr Toowoomba Extreme 2016 – $500
8. Mr Toowoomba Masters (over 40yrs) 2016 – $500
Open Classes of bodybuilding will do ¼ turns, mandatory poses, with the top 5 in each class doing a 60 seconds free posing routine to their own music. The posing routine will count for ¼ of the total score for the top 5, with places 6 and below scored by posing, conditioning and balance in the body.
- Overall $800 (The Mr Toowoomba 2016)
The Overall will be judged on the ¼ turns only. We are looking for the most impressive pleasing body, to the judging panel, according to the criteria of the class winner. Each person will be judged by the criteria of the class in which they entered.
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Girls win up to $1300 cash plus prizes!!! Planning to compete in season B cover your costs by competing in the Toowoomba International. There will be 7 judges, in order to eliminate any possible bias, judging will ignore top and bottom score and average the remainder of 5 scores.
- Novice – trophy
Miss Novice will be judged on Mandatory poses, ¼ turns, and should exhibit suitable levels of conditioning. There is no cash prize for this category. The top 5 will be invited to do a 60 second free posing routine, to their own music. The free posing round will count for ¼ of the total score.
- Miss Glamour 2016 (Bikini model) $500 curves, beach body, glutes
Miss Glamour will have a healthy vibrant beach ready look. There should be a hint of abs, shapely glutes with firm legs and arms. Attention will be on fantastic presentation, and they will be judged over 2 rounds- Bikini and Evening wear. Excessive conditioning will be marked down.
- Fitness Model 2016 – $500 abdominals visible, not too shredded
Miss Fitness Model will be vibrant and fit. There will be 2 rounds, Free Posing which is a 60 second themed routine, and the fitwear round, using fitwear as supplied by the Toowoomba International. Conditioning should be great with abs visible, but not overly bulky.
- Female body building under 165cm $500
- Female body building Over 165cm $500
- Miss Toowoomba Masters (over 40 yrs) $500
Female bodybuilding should be balanced, suitably conditioned with fantastic posing. This will be judged on Mandatory poses, ¼ turns, with lean and developed bodies marked favourably. The top 5 will be invited to do a 60 second free posing routine, to their own music. The free posing round will count for ¼ of the total score.
7. Overall $800
The Overall will be judged on the ¼ turns only. We are looking for the most impressive, pleasing body, to the judging panel, according to the criteria of the class winner. Each person will be judged according to the criteria in the class in which they entered.