Message from RIBBF President-May 28th 2019
I received a phone call recently inquiring about bodybuilding competitions being held in Ireland and that Irish competitors can now qualify for the British Championships at these events.
I had not heard of this so I checked on line and sure enough there they were ( 2 events by 2 different groups), not only that there was another regional event in in England where competitors from the Rep.of Ireland could compete.
I thought this was a bit odd given the fact that since 1922 and totally finished in 1949 that we were now completely our own sovereign nation once again. One I suppose could make the case that now we have had non Irish representing us at international events but the big difference in this is that these competitors live and work in Ireland ( sanctioned by the IFBB regulations ).
All 190 + IFBB affiliated countries respect each others borders including the UKBBF work together for the to promote the sport of Bodybuilding and recognised as such by many Olympic Councils world wide.
The RIBBF has continually through the years promoted and improved the sport of Bodybuilding in Ireland and will continue to do so for Irish based competitors regardless of race or creed .
THE REP. OF IRELAND WILL NOT BE A REGION OF ANY OTHER COUNTRY
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RIBBF NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS 12th OCTOBER University Concert Hall Limerick Entry/Membership forms will be available next weekPosted by Mick Bullman on Friday, May 31, 2019
RIBBF NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS 12th OCTOBER 2019
University Concert Hall Limerick
All competitors must be members of the RIBBF All memberships start on Jauary 1st. each year and ends December 31st that year.
Competitors should have Irish citizenship or be a permanent resident in Rep. of Ireland .
PARTICIPATING IN NON-RIBBF EVENTS
A competitor who holds a current National RIBBF title (i.e. Class Champion or Overall Champion) or an International title, ranking or selection invitation is expected to support the RIBBF exclusively and may not participate in either ‘Open’ or other Federations’ Bodybuilding or Fitness events. A competitor or RIBBF official who participates or officiates at an event, which has not been sanctioned by the RIBBF or IFBB may be suspended or official standing withdrawn. These rules also apply to any competitor that has qualified for international selection and will have their invitation to compete withdrawn.
In certain circumstances, the RIBBF may ask guidance from the IFBB. This is open to appeal.
For official IFBB rules on this, please check the IFBB website at www.ifbb.com
Any competitor who holds a RIBBF/IFBB title and is asked to Guest Pose/Judge or do any official job at any non-RIBBF/IFBB event must seek clearance from the RIBBF Executive committee before accepting.
IFBB members from countries other than the Rep. of Ireland must seek permission from their own federation to allow them to compete in RIBBF contests. This permission must be in writing on official federation documentation and signed by the appropriate official.