October 17, 2020 was supposed to be the 7th annual BOTB. BOTB began in 2014 and has always such a fun and ultra-competitive event. It’s like a reunion for many athletes, judges, and staff to converge every year. It has become the fall event of the year with many great athletes. As fall approaches the Covid-19 situation has not improved as much as we would have liked it too. We have tried to remain hopeful , yet we can’t overcome all of the issues surrounding Covid-19.
We are so very sorry to announce that the 2020 INBF Battle of The Bay event will be cancelled. The Virus is rampant in California, and our schools and gyms remain closed in many counties. We have stayed in reach with the event staff and coordinator from Ohlone College for months with plans to hold the competition with all Covid protocols in place, without an audience, and limiting a minimal amount of people inside at once. They will not allow any events through October at least. We have searched hotels, churches, and other outdoor venues without success. The quarantine requirements also create an insurmountable obstacle for travel. I have competed as a WNBF Pro and know exactly how hard the athletes have worked. Especially within these very stressful and uncertain times, we wanted to announce as soon as possible that the contest cannot take place. We Thank everyone for all of their hard work and dedication to natural bodybuilding.
Please stay safe and healthy and we will see you guys fall 2021 October.