2008 IFBB New Zealand Amateur, Elite & Professional Bodybuilding Championships.

The 2008 IFBB New Zealand Pro/Am will take place March 15th, 2008, at Trust Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand. See how $30,000 in prize money will be split among the competitors. Find more event info here...

Contest Information

Arrow Where & When:

    The show will be held on Saturday, March 15th, 2008, at the Trust Stadium. The address is 65 Central Park Drive, Henderson, Waitakere, in the city of Auckland, New Zealand.

New Zealand Elite & Professionals Body Building
Championships Event Poster.

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Arrow Event Agenda:

    Prejudging for the Amateur division starts at 9:00am - 12:00pm. Prejudging for the Pro Division starts at 1:00pm - 2:00pm. Finals for the Amateur will start at 3:00pm - 6:00pm. Prejudging & Finals for the Elite class will start at 6:30pm - 8:00pm. The Finals for the Pro Division will start at 8:00pm - 10:00pm.

Confirmed Athletes...

Arrow Competitor Lineup:
*Updated: 03/10/08

  1. Troy Alves (USA)
  2. Melvin Anthony (USA)
  3. Con Demetrious (Australia)
  4. Oscar Dexter (Canada)
  5. Toney Freeman (USA)
  6. Jaroslav Horvath (Slovakia)
  7. Dexter Jackson (USA)
  8. Michael Kingsnorth (New Zealand)
  9. Bola Ojex (Nigeria)
  10. Ronny Rockel (Germany)
  11. Sergey Shelestov (Russia)
  12. Wong Hong (Malaysia)
  13. DeShaun Grimez-Garcia (UK)
  14. Armin Scholz (Germany)
  15. Paco Bautista (ESP)
  16. Salah Ibrahim (New Zealand)

Arrow Guest Posers:

  • Moe El Moussawi, IFBB Pro (New Zealand)
  • Jo Stewart, World Masters Champion (New Zealand)
  • Dexter Jackson, IFBB Pro (USA)
  • Kristy Thompson, National Bodyfitness Champion (New Zealand)
  • Sergey Shelestov (Russia)

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Arrow Competitor Eligibility:

    Who is eligible to compete in the Amateur and the Elite Event?

    The Amateur event is open to any competitor in Physique, Figure and Body Fitness as per any NZFBB competition. and all judging and classes are judged and staged as any NZFBB event, however all competitors must join the NZFBB to compete (Please note that this event is not a drug tested event)

    Download the Amateur & Elite Entry Form

    Who is eligible to compete in the Elite Event?

    All Class winners from the Men's Amateur Division (Jrs, Masters, Novices & Open) will proceed ahead to compete for Prize money in the Elite Class and any other Male International Elite competitor who has been selected by their own IFBB national federation. Female Figure & Physique Overall winners (3rd to 1st) will receive attractive prize package of up to USD $500 during the regional event however females are unable to enter in the Elite Event

Arrow Prize Money

    Elite Class: Total prize money of USD $10,000 which will be paid to the top fifteen placings. And the winner of the Elite class will be granted the right to apply for a pro card.

    Pro Division: Total prize money of USD $20,000 which will be paid to the top five placing.

    The Elite Class & the Pro Division winner will receive an IFBB Trophy & all athletes will receive an IFBB Medal.

    Female Figure & Physique Overall winners (3rd to 1st) will receive attractive prize package of up to USD $500 during the regional event.

    IFBB Judges

    The Amateur Division will be judged by NZFBB NZ Judges. The Elite class & the Pro Division will be judged by IFBB International & Professional Judges. We have four judges from NZ, two from Australia plus Pawel Fillerborn from Europe.

    Mr. Steve Weinberger from the USA will be our guest and Head Judge for the pro event. There maybe Elite athletes from other countries competing, therefore they may have some IFBB International & Pro Judges travelling with them that we could use. All these IFBB Judges will off course need to show their International Judges Card & must be paid up members with the IFBB Pro League for judging.

Arrow Getting Around:

    Accommodations & Meals


    Hotel accommodation local to the venue is as follows. We suggest booking as early as possible to ensure a room.

    Lincoln Green Hotel (2 minutes walk to venue)
    Corner Lincoln Road & Te Pai Place
    Henderson, Auckland, New Zealand
    +64 9 838 7006

    Dalma Court Motor Inn (5 minutes drive to venue)
    252 Great North Road
    Henderson, Auckland, New Zealand
    +64 9 837 3370

    Sunset Lodge Motel (2 minutes drive to venue)
    312 Te Atatu Road
    Te Atatu South, Auckland, New Zealand
    +64 9 834 7099

    For any further venues try searching on www.travelbug.co.nz.

    All invited IFBB Elite & Professional Athletes will have their 3 nights accommodation & 3 meals per day paid for.


    Transport from & to the Auckland Airport for Professional and Elite international competitors from Hotel to the Event Venue & return will be taken care of.

Arrow Invitations

    Once we received the Pro list from Jim Manion, invitations will be forwarded to IFBB Pro Athletes. The International Elite Athletes will be invited through the IFBB once we finalise all the invitations; hopefully within three weeks time.

Arrow Conclusion

    We are hoping to see as many Pro & Elite Athletes coming to NZ for our first ever Amateur, Elite & Pro Championships. We are planning that these Championships will be your most entertaining, enjoyable & memorable event ever. All the best & look forward to seeing you all in NZ on March 15th, 2008.

Arrow Contact Information:

    Moe El Moussawi and Mark Steward are the event organizers and promoters of the 2008 IFBB New Zealand Amateur, Elite & Professional Bodybuilding Championships. You can reach Mark for more information at 64-9-836-4356, or 64-2-194-9818, or you can email Mark at nzfbb@hotmail.com. Mark Stewart is the IFBB New Zealand President. Moe Moussawi's contact is 64-9-447-1369 or 64-2-156-7212 or you can email Moe at moesmuscles@yahoo.com. The official website will be www.nzebb.co.nz, although it is under construction.