1988 SUPER BODY POWER CLASSIC:
PREJUDGING & SHOW
Also on Digital Download.
The calibre of this International Classic contest held in England was a "Super" high level - an Amateur Grand Prix contest! Most men and women in this British show had competed in the NABBA Amateur Universe event 2 weeks earlier. This was like a supercharged re-run along with some new competitors - now on DVD, showcasing many of the best amateurs in the world from the late 80s. The event was generously sponsored and promoted by Healthilife Sport and run under NABBA rules.
Sensational teenager IAN HARRISON, Junior Mr. Universe winner won the Junior title. Ian later went on to become a top IFFB professional and then a pro wrestler based in USA where he lives today. See in this new DVD how his huge but mature physique looked as a Junior back in 1988.
*See more photos at the bottom of this page.
Other stars included 1988 Mr. Britain SIMON LANCASTER, RAMSFORD SMITH, SHAUN "DINOSAUR" DAVIS, OWEN NEIL, EDDY ELLWOOD, GRAEME CORNER, JAMES CONNOR, COLLEEN YATES, SARAH STAUNTON, JULIE DENT, ROBINA HARVEY, MICHELLE LUCAS, NABBA Ms Australia KIM KNOTT and many more.
The surprise but very worthy OVERALL WINNER was a ripped and symmetrical GRAEME CORNER, see photo below, and more photos bottom of this page.
He had too much class, style and maturity on the day. After a brilliant and hard fought posedown, he managed to edge out the tall class winner EDDY ELLWOOD who later went on to win a record 5 Universe titles in a row. The fantastic short class winner also in the mix for the overall crown was ROBERT WALL.
Sensational JAMES CONNOR took out the Masters Section with a physique that would have done well in the Open Class.
Demonstrating the massive depth of UK bodybuilding, even with top bodybuilders from around the world competing, every single class for Men & Women was won by a UK competitor. This DVD brings you the complete event from Prejudging to the Show's final awards as follows:
The posing routines are shown for all competitors.
All key comparisons
PJ running time - approx 80 mins
The posing routines of all top 3 placegetters only are shown, along with the awards to the top 3 in each class.
Overall Posedown won by Graeme Corner. See front cover photo and colour photo above.
This was in order to fit the SHOW into a time limit of 40 mins for a maximum event running time on video of 120 mins.
This DVD is a straight transfer of the video master tape to DVD with no added features.
The 1988 NABBA Professional Mr. Universe was held as part of the same event. This is available as a separate DVD presenting Prejudging & Show, please click here for GMV-081DVD.
For the 1988 NABBA Men's Amateur Prejudging, please click here for GMV-088DVD
For the 1988 NABBA Men - The Show, please click here for GMV-089DVD.
For the 1988 NABBA Universe - The Women Prejudging & Show, please click here for GMV-090DVD.
For Ian Harrison in the 1995 English Grand Prix, please click here for GMV-214DVD.
For Eddy Ellwood's Workout DVD, please click here for GMV-129DVD.
For the Shaun Davis Training DVD "Dinosaur Workout", please click here for A-4042DVD.
For the Robert Wall Pumping and Posing DVD, please click here for GMV-361DVD.
For the Kim Knott Training and Posing DVD, please click here for GMV-524DVD.
1988 SUPER BODY POWER CLASSIC RESULTS:
OVERALL MEN'S WINNER: GRAEME CORNER
Class 3 Men (Short): ROBERT WALL
Class 2 Men (Medium): GRAEME CORNER
Class 1 Men (Tall): EDDY ELLWOOD
Junior Class: IAN HARRISON
Masters Class: JAMES CONNOR
Women's Physique Winner: COLLEEN YATES
Women's Figure Winner: SARAH STAUNTON
Total running time: 122 minutes.
Official photographer: Malcolm Whyatt.
Held at the Harrogate Conference Centre, Yorkshire on 24th September, 1988.
1 Ian Harrison (See Ian Harrison pictured right and Junior Class winning group bottom of page)
2 Leonard St. Cyr
3 Graham McLean
4 Darren Barry
5 Mike Cadogen
1 James Connor
2 John Madderson
3 Brian House
4 Sammy Nelson
5 Bill Hanratty
6 Andrew Gault
MEN'S CLASS 3
1 Robert Wall
2 Terry Phillips
3 Ramsford Smith BEST PRESENTATION AWARD
(If anyone knows who was 4th, 5th and 6th, please let me know. firstname.lastname@example.org)
MEN'S CLASS 2
1 Graeme Corner (OVERALL WINNER & BEST PRESENTATION AWARD)
2 Tony Francis
3 Simon Lancaster (See photo right)
4 Stuart Edmond
MEN'S CLASS 1
1 Eddy Ellwood BEST PRESENTATION AWARD
2 Owen Neil
3 Shaun Davis
4 Ben Hartman
5 Eian Belle
1 Colleen Yates
2 Robina Harvey
3 Julie Dent
4 Pam Davies
5 Michelle Lucas
6 Kim Knott
1 Sarah Staunton (See Figure Class winning group below with Sarah in the centre)
2 Mary Scott
3 Karen Titherington
4 Yeta Hall
5 Jeanette Harper
6 Nicola Davies
Elaine Santos Walklate
Ian Harrison & top Juniors