NGA Rules

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AMATEUR TIER SYSTEM

TIER 1 – General NGA Contests:
Novice competitors can not have placed 1st in a novice division or placed in the top 3 in the open division in any organization. If you are ineligible to compete in the novice class, via a placing in another organization, then you must place in the top 3 in the open division in a TIER 1 contest to advance to the State qualifier.

TIER 2 – State Qualifiers:
The top 3 placing in the open division will qualify for a TIER 4 or TIER 3 Show. To qualify for TIER 2, the athlete must place in the top 3 in a TIER 1 contest or 1st place in a Novice division in a TIER 1 or 2 contest. TIER 2 may also include other divisions such as Novice, Teens and Masters.

TIER 3 – Limited Pro Qualifiers:
The overall winner in the men’s and women’s division will qualify to receive an NGA Pro card. (The CAN/AM will award the top American and/or Canadian in the men’s and women’s open division). To qualify for TIER 3, the athlete must place in the top 3 in a State or TIER 2 level contest. TIER 3 may also include other divisions such as Novice, Teens and Masters. However, Pro cards will only be awarded in the Open division.

TIER 4 – Top Level Pro Qualifiers:
Each class winner in each division will qualify to receive an NGA Pro card. To qualify for TIER 4, the athlete must place in the top 3 in a State or TIER 2 or 3 level contest. TIER 4 may also include other divisions such as Novice, Teens and Masters. However, Pro cards will only be awarded in the Open division.

**Definition of a DEBUT Competitor:
A competitor who has never competed in any bodybuilding competition in any organization.