2017 IFBB Ben Weider Legacy Cup

Ben Weider Legacy Cup (BWLCL) will be held again in Lahti (Finland), at Nordic Fitness Expo (NFE) on 6th-9th October 2017.

This competition is for only European countries. Ben Weider Legacy Cup will be part of IFBB World Elite Qualification series and it’s the last time in Europe to earn valuable points before the World Championships. Beside, overall winners in Bodybuilding, Classic bodybuilding, Men’s physique, Bikini fitness and Bodyfitness will be eligible to reach the IFBB Pro Card.

The NFE is the largest Bodybuilding and Fitness competition in Northern Europe with over 600 competitors. The trade show will be consisting three large expo halls and there will be three stages of which two is for competitions. In 2016,  NFE had over 20.000 visitors and more is expected to this year!

The atmosphere, in the whole city, is like being one big family since all the hotels are full of bodybuilders, fitness competitors, supporters and fans. The Expo site is only 1 Km away from the City Centre and shuttle bus is constantly running between city and Expo.

NFE has created very good reputation of having all things in time and working well for the competitors, as well as the audience. BWLCL is being held in the middle of Trade Show and it’s going to wild as the competitors step onstage!

Categories included in BWLCL:


Bodybuilding: -80 kg, -90 kg, -100 kg, +100 kg
Bikini Fitness: –160 cm, -164 cm, -169 cm, -172 cm, + 172 cm
Bodyfitness: -163 cm, -168 cm, +168 cm
Men’s Physique -173 cm, -179 cm, +179 cm
Classic Bodybuilding: -180 cm, +180 cm
Masters Bikini Fitness & Masters Bodyfitness (no pro qualifier): Open class.
(if more than 20 competitors: divided to two height classes up to 163 cm and over 163 cm)

Important note: If less than 6 athletes in a category, categories will be combined, wherever possible.

2017 IFBB Ben Weider Legacy Cup is an international pro qualifier and also IFBB Elite Cup qualifier! There are five open divisions where the overall winner will be handed the IFBB Professional League Pro Card. The divisions are bikini fitness, body fitness, men’s physique, classic bodybuilding and bodybuilding. Ben Weider Legacy Cup will have the masters categories for body fitness and bikini fitness, but without pro qualifer status.

Ben Weider Legacy Cup is one of the IFBB World Elite Qualifiers qualifier! IFBB Elite Cup have 200.000 prize money.

Ben Weider Legacy Cup will be held on Saturday and Sunday at Ben Weider Stage. You can see this competition and other expo program only by 20 € Expo Day Ticket. Ben Weider Legacy Cup is open invitational competition for all the European competitors.

Schedule

Saturday
10:00 Masters Body & Bikini pre-judging & finals
13:00 Body Fitness & Bikini, prejudging
16:00 Body Fitness & Bikini, finals

Sunday
10:00 Classic Bodybuilding, pre-judging & finals
13:00 Men’s Physique, pre-judging & finals
15:00 Bodybuilding, pre-judging & finals

Organized by the International Federation of Fitness and Bodybuilding co-operated with Finnish Fitness Sports Association.

Tickets

20 € Nordic Fitness Expo Day Ticket
Expo Day Ticket allows you to see the Trade Show and the program of three Expo Stages includind Ben Weider Stage.

NOTE:
Day ticket is valid only for one-day exhibition.
Expo Day Ticket can’t be upgraded to any competition tickets.
Children (under 12 years) free of charge.
Day tickets are sold only from Ticket Box Office at Nordic Fitness Expo.
Competition ticket includes Nordic Fitness Expo Day Ticket.

Categories

2017 Ben Weider Legacy Cup will provide bodybuilding, bikini fitness, body fitness, men’s physique and classic bodybuilding competitions with masters categories (35 years) in body fitness and bikini fitness. All the five overall winners of each division will get the IFBB Pro Card.

IFBB WORLD ELITE QUALIFIER
To become an IFBB Elite athlete, the competitors from Men’s Bodybuilding, Muscular & Men’s Physique, Men’s Classic Bodybuilding, Women’s Bodyfitness and Bikini-Fitness, must place among:

  • Top 10 at the 2017 World Championships
  • Top 6 at the 2017 Continental Championships
  • Top 5 at the 2017 Elite Invitational Qualifying events.

Elite qualified athletes will receive a golden cover for their athlete’s card, as well as the Elite stamp to be stuck into its pages! Additional prize money for the overall category top three winners at each event from the Ranking List.

IN CASH AWARDS €200,000.00

Bodybuilding (IFBB World Elite Qualifier)
Up to 80 kg
Up to 90 kg
Up to 100 kg
Over 100 kg

Bikini Fitness (IFBB World Elite Qualifier)
Up to 160 cm
Up to 164 cm
Up to 169 cm
Up to 172 cm
Over 172 cm

Body Fitness (IFBB World Elite Qualifier)
Up to 163 cm
Up to 168 cm
Over 168 cm

Men’s Physique (IFBB World Elite Qualifier)
Up to 173 cm
Up to 179 cm
Over 179 cm

Classic Bodybuilding (IFBB World Elite Qualifier)
Up to 180 cm
Over 180 cm

Masters Bikini Fitness (no pro qualifier)
One open class, if more than 20 competitors: divaded to two height classes up to 163 cm and over 163 cm)

Masters body fitness (no pro qualifier)
One open class, if more than 20 competitors: divaded to two height classes up to 163 cm and over 163 cm)

Important note: If less than 6 athletes in a category, categories will be combined, wherever possible.

Event Information

Parking
Lahti Fair Centre, parking is chargeable. Parking areas are in the near of Lahti Fair Centre. Parking costs 5 € if payed in advance at the entrance of the venue, next to the cloakroom. Price is 7 euros, if the payment is made when driving out. The amount is charged when leaving the parking area.

Cloakroom
Cloakroom fee is 3 €, which will be charged in advance when coming inside. If a guest wants to pick up something from the cloakroon during the storage, it does not entail an extra cost. All outdoor clothing and bags must be left to the cloakroom for public safety.

Foodcourt
There are two restaurants at Foodcourt area. They serve food from 09:00 to 18:00. At Foodcourt we have Subway and Expo Restaurant.

Location of Lahti
The location of Lahti is excellent for a trade fair venue. 2.5 million consumers live within a radius of 100 km. Close to the centre of Lahti, the fair centre provides exhibitors with the outstanding facilities needed for a successful trade fair.

Lahti Fair´s modern exhibition hall (11.000 square meters), first-class technical services and professional staff will be able to meet even the most demanding requirements from both exhibitors and visitors alike. Together we will ensure a productive and memorable exhibition event.

USEFULL INFORMATION
Time zone: UTC + 2 (summer)
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Electrical current: 230 V, 50 Hz, plugs/sockets type: C and F.

Distances – Helsinki or Helsinki Airport 100 km (1 hour 15 minues drive)

By Bus
Lahti – Helsinki – Lahti, approximately every half hour

By Airport shuttle bus
Lahti – Helsinki-Vantaa airport – Lahti, approximately every hour

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