EQUIPMENT AND ATTIRE
• Competitors must wear a BJJ uniform (in BJJ) or shorts and t-shirt/rashguard (in No-Gi BJJ/Submission Grappling) that is tight-fitting, clean, odor-free, and in good condition. (bare tops, muscle shirts, or inappropriate language or imagery is unacceptable). Mouthguards are recommended but hard groin protection is prohibited in all divisions.
Control your submissions! Anytime a competitor is in danger of injury the referee will step in to prevent any harm to the fighter but we rely on your sense of fair play in order to prevent injuries and allow the opponent to continue to compete. Please remember, that these rules also protect you when you are caught in a submission.
Kids (15 and under) matches are stopped when one of the competitors is in a position to submit, i.e. an Armbar is fully locked in. Teen and adult competitors will be given a little more time to defend but this is 100% up to the discretion of the referee as his primary task is to prevent injury and keep all competitors safe.
If you lose your fight because the referee steps in please remember that he is there to protect you from injury and that you should not have ended up in a position where your opponent can lock in a submission in the first place.
We reserve the right to create all divisions based on sex, age, skill, and weight. Please remain in the competitor area once your divisions start because the fights happen quickly. If your name is called and you are not responding, we will move on to the next fight. After the fight ends we will call your name again. If you are still not responding your opponent will be awarded an automatic win. Tell the scorekeeper if you are not available to fight temporarily or altogether.
We are offering Points-Only divisions for four, five, and six-year-old children and Submission-Only divisions age six and up in order to get novices used to the Round-Robin format. That means that six-year-old children (or kids close to this age) can choose to compete in either, Points-Only divisions or Submissions-Only divisions.
We are especially committed to supporting all female competitors and our goal is to get you as many fights in as fair as possible divisions. We will create a division for females teens and adults whenever possible. If that is not possible, you will have the option to either get a full refund or to enter a mixed division with males of equal strength and skill and with all females in this division fighting for their own medal rank unless they win the mixed division.
Kids (ages 4-5) 2 minutes- Points Only/ No Submissions
Kids (age 6) 3 minutes- Either Points Only or Submissions Only
Kids (ages 7-15) 3 minutes- Submissions Only
Teens (ages 16 and older) and Adults 5 minutes Submissions Only
3 points are awarded for a win, 1 each for a tie, and 0 points for a loss. A Submission or disqualification automatically determines the winner of a match.
At the end of the Round-Robin the three fighters with the highest points are awarded the Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals accordingly.
For a 2 fighter draw in the medal ranks, the competitor who won the match between each other is the winner. If there is no decision by the end of regulation time, the match will go into overtime with a coin toss deciding who will get the back mount/seatbelt position first. The first opponent tries to submit while the second opponent tries to escape the rear mount while being timed. Next, the opponents reverse the roles, and the one opponent who escapes or submits the other one first wins.
For a 3+ fighter draw, the matches won/lost between the tied competitors are compared and if there is still a tie, a comparison is made score between the remaining tied competitors. If the score is still tied, the 2 fighter draw solution listed above will be applied.
Novice – Any competitor with less than one year of experience and is still a white belt is considered to be in the Novice divisions
Intermediate – Any competitor with less than two years and is still a white belt is the intermediate divisions
Advanced – Any competitor with less than four years of experience or any colored belt (or any rank of brown belt or higher in any other Martial Art) is in the Advanced divisions
Expert – Any competitor with more than four years of experience or any colored belt (or any rank of brown belt or higher in any other Martial Art) is in the Expert divisions.