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Classic Bodybuilding Category - Bodyweights and Limitations - Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Classic Bodybuilding category, renamed as Olympic Bodybuilding due to its inclusion at the next coming Asian Beach Games from the Olympic program, and as well in other regional Olympic IFBB participation, is a fast growing and successful area of our sport.

Its participation has been fully implemented in most of the 189 IFBB Affiliated National Federations and in the Continental and World Championships.

In the following diagram is displayed the bodyweight specification in regards with the high of the athletes.  This graphic is part of the new IFBB Rules book to be released next may, bein currently in preparation by the Technical Team composed by our IFBB very skilful officials Pawel Filleborn, Rossella Pruneti and Andrew Michalak.

The 2014 IFBB World Classic Bodybuilding Championship is going to take place in Alcala de Henares, Spain, next December, 5-7.

 

IFBB Couples Bodybuilding at the World Level - Tuesday, April 15, 2014

From a discussion with the IFBB, due to the loss of Women’s Bodybuilding at the World level, Dr. Santonja stated the couples shall be made up of a Male Bodybuilder and either a Body Fitness (FIGURE) athlete or a Physique athlete. 

Important Announcement for the 2015 CBBF National Events - Thursday, April 03, 2014

The CBBF is excited to announce the 2015 CBBF Bikini, Figure, Fitness & Physique Championships will be held in Halifax, NS and promoted by the CBBF/NSABBA.
In addition the 2015 CBBF Canadian Bodybuilding Championships will return to Edmonton, AB, promotion once again by John Dirks.
 
Further information TBD. 

New CBBF Media Representative - Friday, March 28, 2014

The CBBF is very excited to announce our new CBBF media representative - Judi Stone Douglas, owner of Stone Photography Studio.

Judi and her team will be at the CBBF events and will be offering front stage photographs and backstage photographs, to athletes involved, as well as potential coverage of CBBF officials, etc.

Please view or website information on each of our national events, as they become posted, to access Stone Photography Studio.

 

New BCABBA President - Friday, February 07, 2014

Dear Friends:
 
Sandra Wickham has provided the CBBF and BCABBA with over 10-years of service and due to work commitments and other items has decided to step down as president of the BCABBA.
 

Dawn Alison who was the VP has been appointed to the position of president, Ross Webb will remain as the treasurer. Replacing Dawn in the position of VP is Tamara Knight.

Regards,

Mark Smishek - CBBF President

 

Welcome the PEIFPA to the CBBF - Monday, January 27, 2014

The CBBF is very excited to announce the inclusion of the PEIFPA to our family of provincial associations and ultimately into our governing body the IFBB. 

Following years of attempting to gain a provincial association based in PEI, we are proud to announce the inclusion of the PEIFPA - www.peifpa.com, to complete the total Canada wide provincial representation into the CBBF.

The Board of Directors who provide the first leadership for PEIFPA are -
President: Josh Rioux
Vice President: Dr. Vince Adams
Treasurer: Susan Rioux
Secretary: Tammy Gallant
Along with Associate Directors Tom LeClair, Dave Follette, Carrie Weatherbie, Shannon Pineau and Mike Cameron who will guide the PEIFPA.
Along with IFBB Professional League Figure Athlete and Provincial Head Judge: Samantha Rioux.

The CBBF and IFBB would like to take this opportunity to thank all the individuals who have provided their time and expertise to lead the PEIFPA and we hope to see many athletes competing at the three CBBF national events during the years to come and one day to visit the wonderful province of PEI and attend a future CBBF national event.

To all of the PEIFPA we wish you the best in 2014 and hope to see you in the not too distant future. Welcome to the CBBF family!

Sincerely,
 
Mark Smishek
CBBF CHAIRPERSON


 

Clarification regarding footwear and suits for CBBF national events & The North Americans - Tuesday, January 14, 2014

For those athletes who may be confused as to the changes in footwear/suits, the changes will occur ONLY  if you are selected to compete for the CBBF at any of the IFBB World Championships or any of the Arnold Classic events.
 
For any CBBF event or the North Americans, NO RESTRICTIONS on footwear or suits!

Any suits may be used, with female competitors wearing bikinis which must conform to accepted standards of taste and decency.

For BIKINI, the bikini bottom will cover a minimum of 1/3 of the gluteus maximus and bottom part of the frontal area. Strings and Thongs are strictly prohibited.

For ALL OTHERS the bikini bottom will cover a minimum of 1/2 of the gluteus maximus and bottom part of the frontal area.

 

Notification of approved bylaw changes to IFBB Amateur World events Rules - Monday, December 16, 2013

Here is the notification of approved bylaw changes to IFBB Amateur World events Rules.

This information is for events such as the four IFBB World Championships and followed closely by the Arnold’s Classic events.

A full list of the rules changes for IFBB International events can be found here.

Of particular interest to CBBF athletes is Proposals 4 and 6. Proposal 4 is that any suits may be used, with female competitors wearing bikinis which must conform to accepted standards of taste and decency.

For BIKINI the bikini bottom will cover a minimum of 1/3 of the gluteus maximus and bottom part of the frontal area. Strings are strictly prohibited. For ALL OTHER CLASSES the bikini bottom will cover a minimum of 1/2 of the gluteus maximus and bottom part of the frontal area.

Proposal 6 says that the soles of the shoes for BIKINI-FITNESS (Bikini), BODY-FITNESS (Figure) and WOMEN FITNESS categories cannot be more than 1 cm and the heels not more than 12 cm.

So for all Bikini and Figure competitors there are no restrictions on shoes and now no restrictions on suits (up to a point)!

 

Top 15 may compete at the 2014 Arnold Classic Events, worldwide - Monday, December 02, 2013

Following discussions with Dr. Santonja, President of the IFBB and Bob Lorimer, promoter of the Arnolds Classics during the 2013 IFBB World Championships, the CBBF decided to open from the 2013 three national CBBF events athletes who attained a top-15 position.
 
Rafael and Bob wished more CBBF athletes would compete not only to the Arnolds in Columbus, in addition Rafael would like to have CBBF athletes at the Arnold Brazil, held in Rio.
 
Therefore we will allow the top-15 from this year’s finished CBBF national events, 2013, to gain access to the 2014 Arnold Classic events.
 
Rafael stated the Brazilian Arnolds will be open only to athletes in North, Central and South America and would like to see large CBBF team.
 
We will still allow athletes who placed in 1st to 3rd, from the 2012 CBBF national events to request a letter, or past overall winners.
 
Thank you again for your competiveness and efforts making the CBBF an even greater federation in the IFBB.

Those wishing to register for the upcoming Arnold Classic shows can find more information at www.arnoldamateur.com.

 

2014 CBBF National Events - Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Bikini, Figure, Fitness & Physique Championships, Edmonton, AB - Saturday, July 5th

International Events Qualifier, Winnipeg, MB - Saturday, August 9th

Canadian Bodybuilding Championships, Laval, PQ - Saturday, September 6th 

 

 

CBBF Athlete's placing, World Championships - Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Jessica MacMilan (ON) - 8th place, Women's Body Fitness (Figure) Up to 163 cm, Women's World Championship

Carole Deziel (PQ) - 12th place, Women's Open Bodybuilding, Women's World Championship

Tom Heffner (MB) – 4th place, Men’s 60+ class, Arnold Classic Europe

 

Pro Cards and Top 5 positions for CBBF athletes placings from North Americans - Monday, September 16, 2013

IFBB PRO CARDS

Maria Mikola (ON)
Samantha Rioux (PEI)
Tamen Stuve (AB)

Open Figure B

1st Samantha Rioux (PEI)- IFBB Pro Card
2nd Jessica Macmillan (ON)

Open Figure E

5th Rachel Killam (BC)

Open Figure F

1st Tamen Stuve (AB)- IFBB Pro Card

Masters 35+ Figure B

2nd Jessica Macmillan (ON)

Masters 35+ Figure C

5th Kim Gramlich (AB)

Masters 35+ Figure D

5th Michelle Balcombe (ON)

Master 45+ Physique B

1st Maria Mikola (ON) – IFBB Pro Card

Open Heavyweight Women

3rd Dawn Alison (BC)
4th Robin Hillis (ON)
5th Heather Manuel (NL)

Men's 50+ LHW

5th Frank Grieco (ON)

Men’ Super heavy 35+

2nd Ron Partlow (AB)
3rd Kip Brown (ON)

 

Passing of Joe Weider - Monday, March 25, 2013

It is with sadness we learned on Sunday, March 24th of the passing of another legend from our sport, Joe Weider.

His brother, Ben Weider passed on in October of 2008 and on Sunday we lost another member of the founders of the IFBB and CBBF.

Dear Ben and Joe, you will me missed by all the IFBB, but especially by the CBBF and all Canadians.

Mark Smishek
CBBF Chairperson/President

 

Canadian Athletes Competing Internationally - Monday, October 08, 2012

Congratulations to our Canadian athletes competing internationally! Here's how our Canadian athletes placed:

2012 IFBB Women's World Championships

Shelly Paton, MB - 6th place, Fitness up to 163 cm.
Cynthia Benoit, QC - 6th place, Bikini Fitness up to 163 cm.
Angéline Jeanson, QC - 11th place, Bikini Fitness over 168 cm.
Jennifer Kaye, ON - 13th place, Body Fitness up to 158 cm.

2012 Olympia

Myriam Capes - 4th Place, Fitness Olympia
Ryall Graber - 7th Place, Fitness Olympia
Justine Munro - 8th Place, Bikini Olympia
Vanda Hadarean - 11th Place, Fitness Olympia
Danielle Ruban - 12th Place, Fitness Olympia
Jodi Boam - 13th Place, Fitness Olympia
Lisa Geisbrecht - 13th Place, Ms. Olympia
Fiona Harris - 14th Place, Fitness Olympia
Aleisha Hart - 16th Place, Figure Olympia
Natalie Waples - 16th Place, Figure Olympia

 

2014 and 2015 CBBF Shows - Monday, October 08, 2012

The CBBF is now opening all events for any promoter in Canada, for 2014 and 2015.

If you are interested or know of a group or individual(s) who may wish to promote any of our 3 national CBBF events, please contact us at shows@cbbf.ca 

2012 National Bikini, Figure, Fitness, Physique and Elite Results - Sunday, August 12, 2012

Full results for the 2012 Canadian National Bikini, Figure, Fitness, Physique, and Elite Bodybuilding Championships are now available online. Congratulations to all competitors and here is the list of overall winners and pro card recipients. Full results are available at the link.

  • Men's Elite Overall Winner: Mike Lynds (NS)
  • Men's Physique Overall Winner: Craig Franczyk (MB)
  • Overall Fitness Winner: Missy Farrell (ON)
  • Overall Masters Figure Winner: Erin Harding (BC)
  • Overall Figure Winner: Erin Harding (BC)
  • Overall Masters Bikini Winner: Anna-Lee Van Hatten (BC)
  • Overall Bikini Winner: Amanda Johnston (AB) (Bikini Short)

Additional IFBB Pro Card Winners:

  • Michelle Krack (BC) (Figure F)
  • Eboney Chipman (BC) (Bikini Tall)
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Liquid Sun Rayz of Canada appointed as the Official Spray Tan Provider for the CBBF - Monday, August 06, 2012

The CBBF is happy announce that, commencing Jan 1, 2013, Liquid Sun Rayz (LSR) of Canada will be the Official Spray Tan Provider for all CBBF events.

LSR has quickly become Canada's leading competition spray tan provider, offering outstanding service and flawless tans to competitors in many provinces throughout the country, and the CBBF is proud to now feature LSR at all CBBF events in 2013 and beyond.

To learn more about Liquid Sun Rayz, please contact IFBB Pro Christina Mehling, at christina@liquidsunrayz.com

 

Important Announcement Regarding CBBF Affiliation - Monday, January 09, 2012

Any CBBF member who is found to be working with or promoting organizations not recognized by the IFBB/CBBF has contravened its rules and/or by laws and may be subject to disciplinary measures. 

Professional athletes, judges, and officials from organizations not recognized by the IFBB/CBBF shall not be permitted to take part in or to promote their organizations in any capacity at CBBF or CBBF sanctioned events or those events conducted by CBBF affiliates.