APRIL 24-25, 2020 – BELLEVUE,WA
The 38th anniversary Emerald Cup is coming to Bellevue, WA on April 24-25, 2020!
Don’t miss the BIGGEST NPC National Qualifier in the country!
Established in 1983, The Emerald Cup Fitness Expo is known nation wide as THE premiere NPC Bodybuilding & Fitness event. Host to over 600 athletes each year, the fierce competition on the Emerald Cup stage has a reputation for bringing out national and pro level physiques. Two days of competition, 75 vendors and 7,000 spectators make this a must attend event!!
The Courtyard Marriott is the official host hotel of the Emerald Cup Bodybuilding & Fitness Expo. Located just 1 block from the Meydenbauer Center, the Courtyard offers exceptional convenience for athletes and spectators alike.
Use the booking link below or call (425) 454-5888 and mention "Emerald Cup 2020" to receive the special group rate of $154/164 per night. A limited number of rooms are available so book early!
11010 NE 8th Street Bellevue, Washington 98004
Important Note: Competitors should bring their own linens and blankets if staying at ANY hotel for this event. Please be respectful of hotel linens and furniture. You will be billed for any damages caused by tanning agents. We recommend purchasing the “Cocoon Cotton Travel Sheet” which you can sleep in to prevent damage to bedding.
The Emerald Cup Bodybuilding & Fitness Expo is hosted in beautiful Bellevue, WA at the Meydenbauer Center. Located just 9 miles east of Seattle and with easy access from I-405, I-90 and Highway 520 getting to Bellevue is an easy trip whether you drive or fly.
11100 NE 6th Street
Bellevue, WA 98004
Schedule of Events
Thursday, April 23rd
6:00-7:30 pm: Mandatory Check-in for Fitness, Figure, Women's Physique, Wellness and Men's Classic Physique competitors, 4th floor at the Meydenbauer Center. All other athletes may check-in during this session as well.
7:30-8:30 pm: Stage walk through (optional)
Friday, April 24th
8:30 am: Competitor meeting for all athletes competing Friday (main hall in front of stage)
10:00 am: Prejudging begins - In Order - Fitness; Classic Men’s Physique Masters (60, 50, 40, 35), Junior, Novice & Open; Women’s Physique Masters (50, 40, 35), Novice & Open; Wellness Masters (50, 40, 35) & Open; Figure Masters (55, 50, 45, 40, 35), Novice & Open.
6:00 pm: Finals begin - Same order as Prejudging
7:00-8:00 pm: Mandatory Check-in for Bodybuilding, Men's Physique and Bikini competitors, 4th floor at the Meydenbauer Center.
Saturday, April 25th
7:30 am: Competitor meeting for all athletes competing Saturday (main hall in front of stage)
9:00 am: Prejudging begins - In Order - Bodybuilding Masters (80, 70, 60, 50, 40, 35), Junior, Novice & Open; Women’s Bodybuilding; Mixed Pairs; Men’s Physique Masters (60, 50, 40, 35), Junior, Novice & Open; Bikini Masters (55, 50, 45, 40, 35), Novice & Open
6:00 pm: Finals begin - Same order as Prejudging
Center Stage Tan is the exclusive on-site competition spray tanner for this event. Click the link to book your tanning appointment today and let their staff of licensed estheticians take all the worry out of getting the perfect stage color! Center Stage Tan will be backstage the day of the show and have an expert staff to help you with all of your tanning needs. They use tanning products that are specially formulated for the stage and our lighting. We suggest you make your tanning appointment as soon as possible.
Center Stage Tan will also take appointments for hair and make-up services. Your entry fee does not cover spray tanning so be sure to contact directly and schedule with them.
Trainers may not bring in any airbrush tanning equipment or do any airbrush tanning on the premises! Any trainer tanning their competitor back-stage or in the pavilion will be asked to leave and the competitor disqualified. We are adamant about this as the tanning creams/sprays can damage the venue.
DREAM TAN AND COOKING SPRAYS (PAM, ETC) ARE PROHIBITED!
2020 marks 38 years for the Emerald Cup, the nations largest NPC National Qualifier! We are excited to offer Bodybuilding, Classic Physique, Men’s Physique, Figure, Women’s Physique, Bikini and Fitness! This year will feature the NEW Wellness division for women. Wellness offers both Masters categories by age as well as Open categories which are divided by height.
Come see what’s new and hot in the fitness world! The Emerald Cup Expo brings as many as 75 fitness and health related vendors to Bellevue this spring. Because the expo is inside the main hall, you never have to miss the show to visit with them!
Want to get your company involved as a sponsor or vendor? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for info on how to become a part of this bustling event!
Photography & Media
- No video equipment will be allowed in the auditorium
- No professional photography is allowed.
- No soliciting of photo or video services is allowed on the premises.
- No camera bags, tripods and other equipment is allowed in the auditorium. No cameras with detachable lenses
- Spectators who have purchased a ticket are allowed access to the event with one (1) camera only. Camera must be a “Point and Shoot” camera (no detachable lens)
Famed Physique Photographer Mark Mason will be the Official on-stage Contest Photographer and Videographer. Contact Mark directly for further information or to schedule a gym or studio shoot with the following links:
Carl Richardson will be shooting back stage and paparazzi photos as well as scheduled gym photo shoots. All of the back-drop Facebook photos for our events are courtesy of Carl.
To arrange a shoot, contact him by email.