Starting August 1, 2022 athletes who miss check-ins must pay a $400 CASH late penalty if they wish to still compete.
Unfortunately, it is becoming all too common that athletes are expecting to be checked in up just minutes before pre-judging begins, demanding to be admitted to the show. We understand that they have worked hard and do all that we can to get them added. However, this creates havoc with the score sheets, expediting, and judging. The software and accounting must be updated, and scripts, medals, and trophies need to be modified. New expediting packets must be printed for 15 team members. This all takes place at a time the team is preparing to make sure everything is ready for a smooth and on-time show at the beginning of what will be an 18-hour work day.
To be accepted, the tardy athlete must arrive at least 1 hour prior to the beginning of pre-judging. If their division has a posing routine, house music will be played as it will be too late to add new music into the programming.
Additionally, if height and or weight measurements are required, the athlete must be ready, wearing their competition trunks as mandated by NPC regulations.
The penalty must be paid in cash as there is no point of sale systems set up at this time.
The best option is to be on time for Friday check-ins as the show schedule indicates.