THE 2014 ENGLISH OPEN BJJ CHAMPIONSHIPS
.'UK BJJ at its Best'
Please take note of the following, it will help the event run smoothly and ensure you have an enjoyable day.
We have moved to running regular IBJJF Master & Senior Divisions. Master born 1964 & before, Senior born 1978 & before.
A complete timetable will be posted in advance of the competition that will show the time your division starts and even the mat you are on.
Weigh ins for your division will generally start approx 30mins before your division starts.
There will only be parking for competitors in the overflow car park, you will not be able to park in the Judo club car park as people block fire exits every year.
There will be two separate queues for the first hour or two on both days.
Spectators and general competitors in one queue and fast track queue for those who are fighting soon.
IF YOUR DIVISION IS WITHIN THE NEXT HALF HOUR YOU CAN GO STRAIGHT TO THE FRONT OF THE QUEUE INTO THE FAST-TRACK QUEUE!!
Coaches may go in the fast track queue.
Do not stand in a long queue if your division is on soon. Coaches passes must be organised before the event.
Spectators please head straight upstairs to your seats.
Please use all the seats and do not stand as you block other spectators view.
Only coaches and competitors in the dojo.
NO SHOES IN THE DOJO-NO FOOD IN THE DOJO!!
No acai in the building.
Access to the dojo via the changing rooms unless weighing in.
It is important that you are in the correct weight division as you may be disqualified if you fail to make weight.
Please check your division carefully and email us if there are any problems. We will be using calibrated scales, bathroom scales are often inaccurate so please check your weight properly.
Weigh-ins will be with the gi!
If you are in the wrong age division you may be disqualified.
Once your division is called you should stay close to your mat and listen for your name. Failure to do this may result in disqualification.
There is a matted warm up area upstairs but you need to plan carefully as you will not be able to hear names being called in there.
We operate a repechage so even if you lose a match you will still be in the division to fight your way to bronze, stay close to your table.
Some of the larger divisions will have preliminary rounds then a break and then the final rounds.
If there is no-one else in your division you will be offered the chance to fight up a weight or down an age group or receive a refund.
Absolute divisions will be called on the day (subject to time) at the end of the day and are free to enter.
Please email admin for coach passes, no last minute changes on the door.
Once your category has been called, please stay at the nominated mat area.
Please give good fight.
No outside shoes in the Dojo, no bare feet in the toilet as this does not make good fight.
No I eat too much Acai can I go up a weight.
Just bring your game, Osssssa!
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