Pole Championship Series USA

MARCH 4-6, 2022 | Columbus Convention Center, Ohio
STAY CONNECTED
Hall of Fame
VIEW HERE
2022 Judges 
EVENT COMPLETED
REGISTRATIONS CLOSED

THANKS FOR JOINING US AT THE 6TH ANNUAL PCS POLE OPEN AT THE ARNOLD, WHICH TOOK PLACE MARCH 4-6, 2022 IN COLUMBUS, OHIO, USA AT THE COLUMBUS CONVENTION CENTER IN SHORT NORTH BALLROOM A.

THE 6TH ANNUAL PCS POLE OPEN AT THE ARNOLD TOOK PLACE FRIDAY MARCH 4TH, SATURDAY MARCH 5TH, AND SUNDAY MARCH 6TH, 2022 AT THE ARNOLD SPORTS FESTIVAL IN COLUMBUS, OHIO!

THE PCS POLE OPEN AT THE ARNOLD WAS OPEN TO WOMEN, MEN, JUNIORS, MASTERS, AND DOUBLES OF ALL RESIDENCIES. COMPETITOR REGISTRATION FEE GUARANTEED A SPOT ON STAGE. ACCESS TO THE COMPETITION WAS INCLUDED FOR ANYONE WITH AN ARNOLD EXPO TICKET SO FRIENDS AND FAMILY WERE WELCOME TO COME WATCH AND CHEER!

#POLEATTHEARNOLD

PCS POLE OPEN SCHEDULE
Friday March 4th 9:30AM - 5:30PM - Women’s Novice Finals, Women’s Amateur L1/2 Finals
Saturday March 5th 9:30AM - 5:30PM - Women's Amateur L3/4 Finals, Women's Semi-Pro Finals
Sunday March 6th 10:00AM - 4:00PM - Master's Finals, Men's Finals, Double's Finals, Junior's Finals

PCS POLE OPEN DIVISIONS
Women's Novice Finals (ages 16+, women, solo) This is a true novice division where the competitor is a complete beginner and is most likely competing for the first time.
Moves suitable for this division include:
  • Basic standing techniques (ex. pole walk, fan kick, pull up sit, martini kicks)
  • Simple upright climbs
  • Basic inversions from standing (chopper, outside/inside leg hang)
  • Basic spins (ex. fireman, chair, hook)
  • Simple transitions (pirouette, dip, walk, back slide to floor).
Examples of maximum level of difficulty of moves include:
  • Wrist seat, plank, aerial upright poses such as a pencil, basic flag, and basic inversions from standing (ex. chopper, outside leg hang, inside leg hang).
Descents to aerial inversions and aerial inversions are not permitted in Novice.

Women's Amateur L1/2 Finals (ages 16+, women, solo) Competitor is a beginner level amateur with more fluidity of movement, variety of transitions, and comfort performing on stage compared to a Novice competitor. This may be the competitor’s first time competing.

Moves suitable for this division include:
  • Beginner standing and upright techniques that require greater pull up strength (ex. lifted fan kick, Genevieve sit, pole sit variations such as a jazz split on the pole)
  • Upright climbs (side climb, spin climb)
  • Upright holds (pencil, stag, or straddle legs)
  • Basic inversions with variations (ex. outside leg hang to basic butterfly, inside leg hang to flat line scorpio)
  • Spins with more lift and in combination (ex. lifted hook spin, basic reverse grab, carousel, reverse attitude).
Examples of maximum level of difficulty of moves include:
  • Cross knee layback, cross ankle lay back, forearm stand, inverted T variations, extended butterfly, descents to aerial inversions.
This division allows descents to aerial inversions, but aerial inversions are not permitted.

Women's Amateur L3/4 Finals (ages 16+, women, solo) Competitor is an intermediate amateur with more comfort and solidity in execution of tricks, more mastery and control of movement and greater fluidity in transitions, dance, and floor work than a Women’s Amateur L1/2 competitor. The competitor most likely has competed in another amateur level competition.

Moves suitable for this division include:
  • Beginner/intermediate upright techniques (ex. fan kicks to sit on pole, flair entrances to spins)
  • More grip variations (elbow, knee pit, forearm, foot)
  • Climb variations (switching legs, forearm, stylized, caterpillar climb)
  • Upright hold variations and transitions (straddle, pencil to hip hold, cast away, armpit holds)
  • Inversions with more variations and combinations (ex. extended butterfly, superman, superman variations, ayesha with leg variations, brass monkey, marley, outside leg hang pull up to climb)
  • Spins (ex. one armed spins, spins that carry body further away from pole with more momentum such as a dynamic reverse grab with a flair entrance, carousel straddle, spinning straddle).
Examples of maximum level of difficulty of moves include:
  • Brass monkey, aerial invert, handspring with leg variations, aerial shoulder mount, ayesha and ayesha variations, jade split.
This division allows descents to aerial inversions and aerial inversions.

Presses, deadlifts, held iron X’s, held shoulder mount planks, or other moves where body and legs are suspended and held away from the pole are not permitted in this division.

Women's Semi-Pro Finals (ages 16+, women, solo) The competitor has advanced beyond amateur level but is not yet a Professional. The competitor has solid execution of advanced moves, more difficult floor acrobatics including gymnastics moves such as arm balances, refined dance technique and form, and maneuvers that require greater flexibility and strength than an amateur level competitor. The competitor may have competed in semi-pro categories at prior competitions.

Examples of moves at the semi-pro level include:
  • Ayesha variations, jade split variations with clean form and execution of ideal angles, presses, deadlifts, iron x’s, marion amber, poisson variations.
Master's Finals (ages 40+, men or women, solo)​
one division open to all skill levels

Men's Finals (ages 16+, men, solo)
one division open to all skill levels

Double's Finals (ages 11+, men, women or mixed pairs, doubles)
one division open to all skill levels

Junior's Finals (ages 10-16, boys, girls, teens)
one division open to all skill levels

Note: If you are not sure what category to enter and do not want to risk deductions for entering an inappropriate division for your skill level, please email a recent performance video to Lindsey@polechampionshipseries.com for suggested placement.

REGISTRATION
The PCS Pole Open is open to competitors of all residencies and countries.

Fee per competitor:
$75 before December 31st
$100 until February 15th deadline - registrations are now closed.
*** Pay one fee and compete in as many divisions as you would like!

Registration fee includes:
​☆ (1) Athlete Weekend Pass to the Arnold Expo
☆ (1) Sponsor Gift Bag
☆ (1) Professional performance video
☆ (10+) Professional photos
☆ (1) A ticket to the PCS Championship

Refund policy: No refunds unless the event is cancelled in which case refunds will be issued within 60 days.

Registration Deadline: February 15, 2022

PRIZES
Prizes for the top 3 winners of each PCS Pole Open Division are:
1st Place - medal + $500 X-POLE gift certificate
2nd Place - medal + $250 X-POLE gift certificate
2nd Place - medal + $150 X-POLE gift certificate

Prizes for the top 3 winners of The PCS Championship Pro Finals are:
1st Place - medal + $5000
2nd Place - medal + $3500
2nd Place - medal + $1500
STAY CONNECTED
VISITOR AND TRAVEL INFORMATION
Visit this link for Visitor and Travel Information​.
Find event COVID guidelines here.
Columbus Convention Center Directions and Parking.

HOTEL
***The pole fitness block is at The Hyatt Regency Columbus. The booking deadline has passed but you can contact the hotel directly here to see if they have rooms.

TICKET INFORMATION

PCS POLE OPEN
All Open athletes will receive (1) complimentary 3-Day Arnold Expo pass and athlete wristband. This will get you into the Arnold Expo and PCS Pole Open March 4, 5 and 6.

Spectators (anyone who wants to watch the PCS Pole Open competition) need to purchase a DAILY EXPO TICKET which is available for Friday, Saturday, Sunday or all three days here. The tickets are called:

Under category 'Daily Expo Tickets:'
FRIDAY EXPO ADMISSION
SATURDAY EXPO ADMISSION
SUNDAY EXPO ADMISSION

Under Category 'Arnold Expo VIP & 3-Day Expo Pass Tickets:'
3-DAY EXPO PASS

PCS CHAMPIONSHIP PRO POLE FITNESS FINALS
Saturday 3/5
at 7:30pm | Columbus Convention Center, Short North Ballroom A
Columbus, Ohio USA

Tickets for the 7th Annual PCS Championship Pro Pole Fitness Finals on Saturday 3/5 at 7:30PM are available for purchase at $25/ticket general admission here. The ticket is called:

Under category 'Meet & Greet, Amateur, Party, Showcase & Pole Fitness:'
PCS Championship Pro Pole Fitness Finals
STAY CONNECTED
Rules and Regulations
DOWNLOAD HERE
Pole and Stage Specs
DOWNLOAD HERE