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Rules for Compteing in 2023- Untested Events



  • GBO Amateurs membership will be $120 and Professionals membership will be $150 good for a entire year from the date of purchase. Amateur Athletes purchase your membership at WWW.GBOONLINE.COM


  • All registration and membership purchases are final, no refunds.


  • GBO shows/events will now award all 1st and 2nd place winners as Globally Qualified to compete in 2023 for your Pro Status. There will be 2 Global Qualifiers offered to all 1st and 2nd place winners from 2022 and 2023 for a chance to win Professional Status. 


  1. Porter Classic will be the first of two shows. All  1st place winners from each class within a division (example: Figure Division - 1st place winners in A class, B class etc)  win their professional status. 

  2. ​ Atlas International Morning event will offer a second qualifier for all 1st and 2nd place winners from 2022 and 2023 to compete for a chance to win professional status. The difference is that only open overall winners will get a chance to win professional status for a chance to compete in the Pro show in the evening once membership paperwork and fee has been completed. 


  • There will be no overalls for Masters divisions, 5 or more in a class the winner earns Pro status. 


  • Your card will be in the form of an electronic version sent via email. Please save your card to your phone. If you do not see your card in your regular inbox, please check your spam folder before contacting our office. Process can take 2-3 weeks. Professional Athlete Registration Global Bodybuilding Organization reserves the right to refuse Amateur or Pro Memberships and G.B.O. can exercise this right.

  • As a Professional GBO Athlete, you will compete at GBO Pro Level sanctioned events or with permission at a Pro level with another organization that will accept your status as a GBO Pro.


  • New Pro Membership: Please note that you have 90 days to activate your New Pro membership. If you do not activate it, you will have to re qualify for your status.  Once you are accepted as a GBO Professional Athlete under membership, you can still compete as an amateur in a sanctioned event for an organization / federation that is at least 5 years or older and offers Professional Status to their athletes. This would be for established organizations/federations that do not recognize your GBO Pro status. Due to this rule, you must keep up your Pro Membership with Global Bodybuilding. IF you compete as an amateur with another organization and your Pro Status is not kept up with Global Bodybuilding, you must requalify for Pro Status.


  • A Professional Athlete may not compete as an amateur in an event hosted by an individual or considered an unsanctioned event as these events do not offer professional status and are merely for competition with amateur athletes. A GBO Professional has the right to turn down a Professional status and remain as an amateur if they want to compete with both sanctioned federations/organizations and unsanctioned and individualized events. You can compete to requalify for status at a later date with Global Bodybuilding Organization as amateurs can compete in both sanctioned and unsanctioned events.


  • Please Note: New Professionals: To complete the process, you will need to follow these  1. Contact Elsa Porter, Director of Pros – 2. Elsa will direct you to the appropriate documents to be completed and signed along with payment instructions to officially become a GBO Pro. This must be done within 90 days. 


  • Athlete Renewal Only: Rules for renewing your pro membership are as follows: You must renew on a yearly basis. Athletes who let 2 years lapse without renewing will be able to renew by paying a reinstatement fee along with the regular membership fee. Athletes who let 5 years lapse without renewing will be required to requalify as a Pro Email for Renewals Only:

  •  Remember,  Global Bodybuilding Organization reserves the right to refuse Amateur or Pro Memberships and G.B.O. can exercise this right.​


  • A Commitment Entry will be required with a small administration fee attached for all untested events and tested Professional events.

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