Professional Information for Competing as an amateur in
other organizations/federations - 2022

Rules for Compteing in 2022- Untested Events

EFFECTIVE JAN. 2022

 

  • 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 remain amateur Pro qualifiers. Winners of open divisions overalls will earn Pro status.  We will no longer defer to 2nd place in the overall offering Pro status.

 

  • 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. 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. With these changes Professional competitors WILL NOT be prohibited from competing as an amateur in any other organization/federation for the purpose of obtaining a Pro Status with them. The definition of organization/federation for Global Bodybuilding Organization is an organization/federation where memberships are required as athletes who compete for Professional status, an organization/federation that has been operational for 7 plus years and this means no individualized or unsanctioned events. The purpose is for athletes to compete for Pro status with other organizations/federations. This does not apply to Global Bodybuilding amateur tested or untested events as you are a Professional within our organization and cannot step backwards. Professionals can compete with any organization/federation that will honor their 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 Commitment Entry will be required with a small administration fee attached for all untested events. This does not apply to Tested Events. As a tested athlete doing a tested show, you must use the promoter’s platform of entry.

 

  • Please Note: New Professionals: To complete the process, you will need to follow these steps (if you competed at a natural show, please wait until you receive lab results): 1. Contact Elsa Porter, Director of Pros – elsagbodirector@gmail.com 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. Pro

 

  • 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: gboprorenewal@gmail.com

  • Note - 6-18-2022 -  Pro -Athletes asked if it is not an organization/federation and they choose to compete in any show not recognized as an organization/federation what is the penalty? - Possible Suspension. 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. This does not apply to Tested Events. As a tested athlete doing a tested show, you must use the promoter’s platform of entry.

 

  • All athletes are free to compete in either tested or untested GBO Events. If you compete in a tested event, Urine test will be conducted on all GBO Naturals pro qualifying class winners, over-all division winners and all professional division athletes earning a monetary win.

 

  • Untested Only!!!! There will be no Atlas Qualifications for the year 2022 to compete in the Untested Atlas. Tested Athletes, please see rules below which apply for the Tested Atlas 2022

 Rules for Competing in 2022- Tested Events

EFFECTIVE JAN. 2022
Effective for the 2022 season and beyond. All points listed are to help ensure the continuous growth of GBO Naturals, support our natural Promoters and stay within the standards of the natural tested community.
 
 
• Effective for the 2022 season, GBO Naturals Professionals and Amateurs will register for shows/events through the platforms provided by the show promoters.

• You will longer be required to submit a Letter of Commitment for a GBO Naturals event.

• Registration for professionals will be $125 at qualifying pro events. Registration for Supershows offering 5 or more pro classes will be $150.

GBO Natural Atlas registration will be $200 and you must qualify to compete.


Amateur registration will be no more $80 for novice classes and non sanctioned classes. Open/Masters classes $100.

• 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...

• Promoters are permitted to conduct additional testing (random) at their events.

• The Senior Director can also request additional testing at all GBO Naturals events.

• GBO Naturals shows/events will remain amateur Pro qualifiers. Winners of open divisions overalls will earn Pro status.  We will no longer defer to 2nd place in the overall offering Pro status.

• 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. 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. With these changes Professional competitors WILL NOT be prohibited from competing as an amateur in any other organization/federation for the purpose of obtaining a Pro Status with them. The definition of organization/federation for Global Bodybuilding Organization is an organization/federation where memberships are required as athletes who compete for Professional status, an organization/federation that has been operational for 7 plus years and this means no individualized or unsanctioned events. The purpose is for athletes to compete for Pro status with other organizations/federations. This does not apply to Global Bodybuilding amateur tested or untested events as you are a Professional within our organization and cannot step backwards. Professionals can compete with any organization/federation that will honor their 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. 

  • Note - 6-18-2022 -  Pro -Athletes asked if it is not an organization/federation and they choose to compete in any show not recognized as an organization/federation what is the penalty? - Possible Suspension. 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. This does not apply to Tested Events. As a tested athlete doing a tested show, you must use the promoter’s platform of entry.

 

• GBO Naturals will honor the current Pro status of most natural federations/organization.

 

• GBO Naturals Professional will still be permitted to compete in any non tested Pro event offered by the Global Bodybuilding Organization.

Professionals will still need to place top 5 in an open Pro class to qualify for the Natural Atlas
 
 
Natural Atlas Pro Qualification
* Top 5 in any pro open GBO Naturals sanctioned event during the year leading to the Natural Atlas.
* You will no longer be able to qualify for the Natural Atlas at a non tested event.
* Senior Director of GBO Naturals Special Invite qualifications.
* Top 5 at the Natural Atlas is an automatic qualification to next years Natural Atlas.
* With the automatic qualification, the current Mr. & Ms. Natural Atlas will not be required to pay an entry fee the following year at the Natural Atlas in defense of their title