International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness


The small break in the competition, during this month of July, will finish next Friday 4th August, with the first edition of the Ben Weider Caribbean Classic Aruba (BWCCA), held in Palm Beach -a beautiful and touristic area placed 6 km northwest of Oranjestad, the capital of Aruba-, until Sunday 6th August.

Organized by the Aruba Bodybuilding & Powerlifting Association (ABPA) chaired by Mr. Giovanni Arendsz, in the majestic Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino, the BWCCA is open to athletes from North, South and Central America; Caribbean and Netherlands. The event will offers the next IFBB disciplines:

Bodybuilding (6 weight categories)
Men´s Physique (4 height categories)
Muscular Men´s Physique (open)
Classic Bodybuilding (3 height categories)
Bodyfitness (2 height categories)
Bikini Fitness (6 height categories)
Wellness (open)
Women´s Physique (open)

As usual in the international Top IFBB events, the overall winners in Bodybuilding, Men’s Physique, Bodyfitness, Bikini Fitness and Classic Bodybuilding will be eligible to qualify for the Pro Card. Beside this, Top 5 athletes in this disciplines will earn points to improve its positions in the IFBB Elite Ranking, as follows:

1st. place:  7 points

2nd. place: 5 points

3rd. place:  4 points

4th place:  3 points

5th place: 2 points

As previously announced, the 2017 IFBB Elite Ranking will share 200.000 €, in cash prizes, at the end of the season, with the Top 10 athletes of this five disciplines.

Beside the competition, the BWCCA will offers an interesting Judges Seminar (Friday 4th) conducted by Mr. Pawel Filleborn, chairman of the IFBB Judges Committee.