1. Can an athlete who has a Pro Card in another Fitness organization compete with the NBPFA?
If an athlete has attained a Pro status in any other fitness organization, you are ineligible to compete at any NBPFA event. If you wish to relinquish your Pro status in order to compete, you must do so, in writing, to both the fitness organization itself, as well as the President of the NBPFA. If you do so and are found to have returned to compete as a Pro after having competed as an amateur with the NBPFA you will be banned, for life, from competing in any of the NBPFA events. If you have questions regarding this matter, please direct them to email@example.com.
2. Are Annual General Meetings (AGM’s) mandatory?
No, they are not mandatory, however, we encourage all members to be active participants in the decisions and direction of the NBPFA.
3. Do competitors need a membership in order to compete?
Yes, the membership fee must be paid 30 days prior to the event you are competing in.
4. How much does a membership cost?
For 2016, the membership cost is $30. Moving forward, it will be increased in 2017.
5. When does a membership expire?
All memberships run calendar year, meaning they run from January 1 to December 31. All memberships expire on December 31, regardless of the date purchased.
6. What does a membership provide its members?
It allows members to attend all AGM meetings (since non-members would not be permitted to attend these meetings without becoming a member first). It also allows its members to offer suggestions to the executive and voice concerns, participate at no charge the provincial NB Fall seminar which will provide invaluable information, advice and direction and provides access to up-to-date correspondence and news sent via email and website to refer to. Most importantly a membership is required and will allow any NB athlete to compete in Provincial and National events.
7. If an athlete is qualified to compete in a National CBBF event, are they required to have a Membership?
Yes. You must have a membership in order to compete in a CBBF competition. As a member, if you are registered and compete with the CBBF, the NBPFA will provide a funding bursary amount of $150 so long as the deadline has not past. In addition to funding, a Tracksuit will also be issued for any first time national level competitors.
8. Are memberships refundable in the event a member can no longer compete due to personal/medical reasons?
Memberships are absolutely non-refundable and non-transferable. Registrations for events/seminars are also non-refundable and non-transferable. Special emergency type circumstances regarding registrations are handled on an individual basis at the discretion of the Executive Committee and/or the Promoters.
9. What is the difference between the NBPFA Provincials, the Saint John Fall Classic and the Atlantic Classic Championships?
NBPFA Provincials is open to NB athletes and an official qualifier for all National Events. Athletes placing in the top 3 and/or any overall placing will officially qualify them for National Events. This event is promoted by the NBPFA Executive and is usually held in November of each calendar year.
Saint John Fall Classic is open to NB athletes and an official qualifier for the divisions in Masters and Grandmasters for all National Events. Athletes placing in 1st Place of any Masters or Grandmasters divisions will officially qualify them for National Events giving them 2 years in Masters or Grandmasters divisions only. If you place 2nd or 3rd, you will receive a 1-year qualification for national events. This event is promoted by Adam Walker, Canadian Made Muscle Inc and sanctioned under the NBPFA. This event is usually held in October of each calendar year.
Atlantic Classic Championships is a prestige, fun and comradery event open to all athletes in all four Atlantic Provinces; NB, NS, PEI and NL. This event is not a National Qualifier unless special circumstances or approval is given by the CBBF President. This event is promoted by Heather & Jean LeBlanc, J&H Promotions and is sanctioned under the NBPFA. This event is usually held in April or May of each calendar year.
10. If an athlete is not a New Brunswick resident, can they compete in the NBPFA?
No you cannot. At registration, membership cards must be shown to the executive to confirm residency.(However, you can compete in the Mixed Pairs and Fitness Model divisions if you come from another province.)
11. If an athlete is under 18, can they compete?
No, Since the 2016 NBPFA AGM, new by-laws were passed by the membership stating that athletes under the age of 18 can not compete at the Saint John Fall Classic or New Brunswick Provincials.