WHAT TO EXPECT:

Female only competition

Gi & No Gi (optional) for all ages

All welcomed
All ages of competitors from 5+

All gyms and affiliations welcomed
Family friendly 
atmosphere

Supportive, exciting competition format
Support for parents of first time competitors
Group warm up for safety
Safety debrief at commencement of event
Helpful, reputable staff and referees
Value for money


REGISTRATION CLOSES:
9pm Friday prior to event.


SPECTATORS: $10 cash at gate, $20 per family.


BRACKETS:
Created on arrival, after all athletes are weighed in at gate and are not released prior to match commencement.


MATCHES – DURATION &  ROUNDS PER ATHLETE (Regardless of match outcome)
Gi Round Robin format allowing for:

Adults: 4x 6 min matches each = 5 competitors per division*

Juniors: 3x 4 min matches each = 4 competitors per division*

 No Gi Round Robin allowing for:

Adults: 4x 6 min matches each = 5 competitors per division*

Juniors: 3x 4 min matches each = 4 competitors per division*

* max. matches per person, dependent on entries.


RULES:

Match points, rules & guidelines as per IBJJF handbook.
No advantages recorded. No records kept or published.


UNIFORMS:
Clean, safe, correctly fitting uniforms in both gi and no gi.
Lycra colours do not matter. Gi colours do not matter. Rashguards must be worn in No gi. No singlets, no midriff tops, cleavage covered, thighs covered.


EVENT SCHEDULE:
9:00am    Doors open/Arrivals

9:00am    Gi & No Gi weigh ins commence/arrivals

9:30am    Weigh ins for No Gi close

10:00am  Information Session speeches, mat allocations.

10:00am  No Gi matches commence

11:00am  Gi weigh ins close

TBC:        Gi matches commence at completion of ALL No Gi matches

Please note: we cannot release exact start times for your matches though we will endeavor to run the competition as quickly as possible and keep you informed throughout.


COMPETITION FORMAT:

Our tournament is a ROUND ROBIN format. This means competitors continue to have matches regardless of match outcome.

Adults are grouped with 4 other athletes closest to their size & in their relevant belt. They will have a match with each of the other women in their group, regardless of wins or losses.

Children are matched with 3 other athletes and are matched first by size and then by belt where possible. Round robin applies to both adults and children.


REGISTRATION FOR DIVISIONS:
Online only entry. Entry includes both GI & NO GI divisions for masters, adults, teens and children. Participation in one or both is by OPTIONAL during online registration.


HOW TO WIN A MATCH:
Winner of each match is decided by IBJJF standard rules as follows.

Points are awarded during the match as per the IBJJF rules.

No advantages are awarded. No penalties are awarded.

IBJJF POINT STRUCTURE (DETERMINES MATCH OUTCOME):

4 points – back control with hooks

4 points – mount

3 points – establishing a controlled position after passing a guard

2 points – sweep

2 points – takedown/throw


HOW TO WIN THE DIVISION = WIN/LOSS/DRAW TALLY

During the ROUND ROBIN, the athlete with a match tally overall closest to 12 is deemed the winner.

Tally is calculated as per below:

WIN MATCH BY SUBMISSION = 3

WIN MATCH BY POINTS = 2

MATCH IS DRAW = 1

LOSS = 0


WEIGH IN:

Each competitor is grouped to those closest to their weight (checked upon arrival). This means you are not adhering to pre set weight division as your division is the group of athletes most weight appropriate for you (that have also registered for your belt & age group). Your competitors are based on most appropriate entries only, and not provided by the organisers.
Weigh ins are on arrival & can be done in your uniform or casual clothes.


BELT/AGE CATEGORIES:

Adult ladies will be separated into white, blue and purple plus.

Junior ladies will be grouped according to weight only. All belts together.

Masters at special request.


BRACKETS:

Created based on your weight upon arrival. We have noted your approximate weight during registration for admin purposes only. Weigh in on arrival determines your division on the day.

Brackets are created by grouping together the athletes closest in weight. We then allocate a match with each of these people for you. Listen out for your name as we will tell you where your bracket will play.


BRACKETS RELEASED:

Once created, after your arrival & weigh in, prior to commencement of matches. Not available prior to Sunday event.


NEED MORE INFORMATION? Contact Hope at hopedouglass@gmail.com