2023 8TH ANNUAL IPL SOUTHWEST GRAND PRIX INFO
PRO OPEN & PRO MASTERS | Saturday, August 12
IPL SUPER PRO-QUALIFIER FOR OPEN & MASTERS – Athletes who earn Open or Masters Professional status will qualify to compete in the same contest at the Pro level if they choose to.
- At 12 weeks out (5.20.23) a $25 late fee will be applied to entries. No late fee for changes or added classes.
- At 8 weeks out (6.17.23) a $50 late fee will be applied to entries. No late fee for changes or added classes.
- At 4 weeks out (7.15.23) registration will close. A $100 late fee will be applied to entries. A $50 late fee will be applied per change or added class.
VENUE, HOST HOTEL & EVENT SCHEDULE
VENUE: Ray and Joan Kroc Center |1375 E. Broadway Rd | Phoenix, AZ 85040
HOST HOTEL: Holiday Inn & Suites Phoenix Airport | 3220 S. 48th Street Phoenix, AZ 85040 | Phone: 480.543.1700
Room Rate = $99 per night
GROUP CODE: IPL. If booking online please change the arrival date in order for the correct rate to populate. Cutoff date for reduced rate is July/29/2023. The discount cannot be honored if booked after this date so please book early. BOOK ONLINE
COMPETITOR CHECK-IN: FRIDAY AUGUST 11TH – from 5:00PM – 7:00PM at the Hotel. If any competitors do not report for check-in prior to 7:00PM they will be disqualified from the show (NO REFUNDS).
PRE-SHOW PRESS CONFERENCE WITH THE PROS: FRIDAY AUGUST 11TH – from 8:00PM – 9:00PM at the Hotel.
COMPETITOR MEETING: SATURDAY AUGUST 12TH – from 10:00AM – 10:30AM at the venue.
SHOW TIME: SATURDAY AUGUST 12TH: PREJUDGING & FINALS – 11:00 AM TO 5:00PM (doors open at 10:45 AM)
POST-SHOW PRESS CONFERENCE WITH THE PROS: SATURDAY AUGUST 12TH from 5:30PM – 6:30PM at the venue.
- NO OUTSIDE PHOTOGRAPHERS/CAMERAS ALLOWED IN THE VENUE
- NO OUTSIDE HAIR/MAKEUP ARTISTS ALLOWED IN THE VENUE
- NO OUTSIDE TANNING VENDORS OR TANNING PRODUCTS OF ANY KIND ALLOWED IN THE VENUE
Photos By Ben Yosef – Stage Photos & Photo Shoots
Tanning, Hair & Makeup – IPL TAN&GLAM
THIS IS A DRUG TESTED EVENT
The format of this contest will be “straight run.” Meaning the entire contest will take place in one block of time. Awards will take place directly after judging for each class.
PRO & AMATEUR DIVISION OFFERINGS (PRO OPEN):
Women’s Bikini Model
Women’s Swimsuit Model
Men’s Sports Model
Women’s Sports Model
Women’s Evening Gown
Amateur Ultra Grand Masters 60+
Amateur Grand Masters 50+
Amateur Masters 40+ (Pro Q)
Amateur Open (Pro Q)
NON PRO-QUALIFYING DIVISIONS:
Inspiration & Transformation
A “crossover” is entering more than one class/division. For example, a competitor may enter the Novice class, if eligible, and also elect to crossover into the Open class and compete in it as well. Another example is a competitor entering the Figure division as well as the Evening Gown division. A different suit must be worn for each division you enter. For example, Figure and Bikini. (*this applies to both Men & Women for ALL divisions). This does not apply to classes within the divisions. For example, a competitor may compete in a Novice and Open Class within the same division (Bikini, for instance) wearing the same suit.
Light weights, stretch bands and mirrors will be back stage for use in pumping up before going on stage. Competitors are welcome to bring their own equipment and mirrors as well.
*If the number of competitors in a division reaches 12 then the division will be split into two classes, according to height. If the number reaches 18 then there will be three height classes, 24 = 4 and so on.
If there is more than one class within a division there will be an Overall round where the winner from each class then competes against the other class winners. Judges will use a traditional judging system here and place them according to 1st, 2nd, 3rd and so on. The competitor that receives the most 1st place votes, wins the Overall.
FINALS ROUTINES, WALKS, AWARDS, PRO CARDS & APEX QUALIFIERS
ROUTINES & WALKS: All divisions include a model walk/routine at Finals. Men’s and Women’s Bodybuilding require a routine (choreographed or freestyle). The other divisions require a walk. Only the top five in each class will perform posing routines/walks.
PRO CARDS: One Pro Card (1st place) per class. In the event that there are less than five (1 to 4) competitors in a Pro Qualifying class, the winner must achieve a cumulative average score of 7 points in order to be awarded Professional status.
PROFESSIONAL, AMATEUR OPEN, MASTERS, NOVICE, INSPIRATION & TRANSFORMATION
Trophies and awards are presented at the end of each division.
INSPIRATION & TRANSFORMATION: Participation medals will be awarded to all contestants. Top Transformation trophies will be awarded to one male and one female.
AMATEUR NOVICE AND MASTERS 50+ & 60+: Top 5 in each class receive medals. Overall winners receive an additional Medal.
AMATEUR OPEN AND MASTERS 40+ (Pro qualifiers): Top 5 in each class receive medals. 1st Place receives a trophy. If the 1st place winner earns Pro Qualification (because there are at least five competitors in the class or through scoring enough points) they will receive the Official “IPL Pro Qualified” Medal. Overall winners receive an additional Medal (and tiara for Bikini Model, Swimsuit Model, Bikini and Evening Gown – Masters and Open)
PROFESSIONALS: Top 3 in each class receive credit awards. Top 5 in each class receive medals. 1st place winners also receive a trophy.