Some of the participants in the first Garden Route Casino Bodybuilding Classic in 2013.
SOUTHERN CAPE NEWS - Encouraged by the super success of the first Garden Route Casino Bodybuilding Classic in 2013, this competition has been made an annual event.
The second Annual Garden Route Bodybuilding Classic takes place this weekend, Saturday 5 July, at the casino's Bravo Lounge.
This year's event is sanctioned by the International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness (IFBB) and Bodybuilding South Africa (BBSA), which adds credibility and raises the standards of the competition. Well-known professional bodybuilder Andrew Hudson will make an appearance at the event to meet and greet people.
Hosted in conjunction with the Garden Court Mossel Bay Hotel, the Garden Route Casino Bodybuilding Classic is an opportunity for male and female bodybuilders to show-off the fruits of their hard labour in the gym, with a chance to win fantastic prizes.
Athletes are invited to enter one or more of the categories. These are: Novice Under and Over 75kg; Seniors Up to and Over 70kg, 80kg, and 90kg; Ladies Body Fitness and Ladies Bikini; and Masters (over 40 years old).
There is still time to enter. Registration takes place on the day at the Garden Court Mossel Bay from 08:00 to 10:00. The cost per entry is R100. Pre-judging takes place at the Bravo Lounge at 11:00, with the main event taking place at 17:00.
Spectators are urged to attend the adrenalin-pumping event. Tickets cost R40 per person to attend the pre-judging and R100 per person to catch the main event. Tickets can be booked at the casino's cash desk and through Computicket. The Garden Court Mossel Bay is running a show and stay special for people attending the event. A room for two, including breakfast, is R850 for the night of the show.
"The 2013 competition attracted entries from across the Cape and further afield. We are anticipating more entries this year now that the event is sanctioned by the BBSA/IFBB. We are looking forward to a thrilling competition and urge the community to come down and support the local contestants," said Hamish Cairns, the casino's promotions coordinator.
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