GENEREAL INFORMATION

The BJJ Nottingham Open will take place Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th – November 2018 at the Wildcats Arena for it’s seventh year. This established event promises to be even bigger and better!

All schools are welcome to compete. Competitors from all belt ranks in the Male, Female, Kids, Juvenile, Adult and Master Age Divisions may compete.

CHECK IN

Check-in will be at the Wildcats Arena , the location of the Nottingham BJJ Open on Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th – November 2018.

Bring valid identification such as a driver’s license, passport or IBJJF ID.

Kids checking in will need a BIRTH CERTIFICATE, PASSPORT or IBJJF ID.

All competitor without valid identification will be disqualified and will not compete. No refunds.

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Nottingham BJJ Open Location

18 Years and Over (Adult, Master 1, Master 2 & Master 3+)
WEIGHT CATEGORIES

Over 18s will be divided by the weight categories shown below.
The weight categories correspond to the maximum weight permitted in each division.

WEIGHT CATEGORYAdult, Master 1, Master 2 & Master 3+FEMALE
Rooster57.5 KgN/A
Light Feather64 Kg53.5 Kg
Feather70 Kg58.5 Kg
Light76 Kg64 Kg
Middle82.3 Kg69 Kg
Medium Heavy88.3 Kg74 Kg
Heavy94.3 KgNo Maximum Weight
Super Heavy100.5 KgN/A
Super Super HeavyNo Maximum WeightN/A
AbsoluteOpen WeightOpen Weight

Males will also be sub-divided into the following age brackets:
  • Adult -> 18-29 years
  • Master 1 -> 30-35 years
  • Master 2 -> 36-40 years
  • Masrter 3+ -> 41 yeas and above
Female:

Adults Only

Match Durations:

18 Years and Over (Adult, Master 1, Master 2 & Master 3+)

AdultMaster 1Master 2 & Master 3+
5 Minutes - White Belt5 Minutes - White and Blue Belt5 Minutes
6 Minutes - Blue Belt6 Minutes - Purple, Brown and Black Belt
7 Minutes - Purple Belt
8 Minutes - Brown Belt
10 Minutes - Black Belt
17 Years and Under
WEIGHT CATEGORIES

The weight categories correspond to the maximum weight permitted in each division.

Pee Wee1
(4 & 5 yrs)
Pee Wee2
(6 & 7 yrs)
Junior 1
(8 & 9 yrs)
Junior 2
(10 & 11 yrs)
Teen 1
(12 & 13 yrs)
Teen 2
(14 & 15 yrs)
Juvenile
(16 & 17 yrs)
Under 30 KgUnder 38 KgUnder 42 KgUnder 55 Kg
Under 24 KgUnder 34 KgUnder 42 KgUnder 46 KgUnder 60 Kg
Under 27 KgUnder 38 KgUnder 46 KgUnder 50 KgUnder 65 Kg
Under 21 KgUnder 30 KgUnder 42 KgUnder 50 KgUnder 55 KgUnder 70 Kg
Under 24 KbUnder 34 KgUnder 46 KgUnder 55 KgUnder 60 KgUnder 75 Kg
Under 27 KgUnder 38 KgUnder 50 KgUnder 60 KgUnder 65 KgUnder 80 Kg
Under 21 KgUnder 30 KgUnder 42 KgUnder 55 KgUnder 65 KgUnder 70 KgUnder 85 Kg
Over 21 KgOver 30 KgOver 42 KgOver 55 KgOver 65 KgOver 70 KgOver 85 Kg

Match Durations:

17 Years and Under

Pee Wee1
(4 & 5 yrs)
Pee Wee2
(6 & 7 yrs)
Junior 1
(8 & 9 yrs)
Junior 2
(10 & 11 yrs)
Teen 1
(12 & 13 yrs)
Teen 2
(14 & 15 yrs)
Juvenile
(16 & 17 yrs)
2 Minutes3 Minutes3 Minutes4 Minutes4 Minutes4 Minutes5 Minutes
18 Years and Over (Adult, Master 1, Master 2 & Master 3+)
WEIGHT CATEGORIES

Over 18s will be divided by the weight categories shown below.
The weight categories correspond to the maximum weight permitted in each division.

WEIGHT CATEGORYAdult, Master 1, Master 2 & Master 3+FEMALE
Rooster55.5 KgN/A
Light Feather61.5 Kg51.5 Kg
Feather67.5 Kg56.5 Kg
Light73.5 Kg61.5 Kg
Middle79.5 Kg66.5 Kg
Medium Heavy85.5 Kg71.5 Kg
Heavy91.5 KgOver 71.5
Super Heavy97.5 KgN/A
Super Super HeavyOver 97.5N/A
AbsoluteOpen WeightOpen Weight

Males will also be sub-divided into the following age brackets:
  • Adult -> 18-29 years
  • Master 1 -> 30-35 years
  • Master 2 -> 36-40 years
  • Masrter 3+ -> 41 yeas and above
Female:

Adults Only

Match Durations:

18 Years and Over (Adult, Master 1 , Master 2 & Master 3+)

AdultMaster 1Master 2 & Master 3+
5 Minutes - White Belt5 Minutes - White and Blue Belt5 Minutes
6 Minutes - Blue Belt6 Minutes - Purple, Brown and Black Belt
7 Minutes - Purple Belt
8 Minutes - Brown Belt
10 Minutes - Black Belt
IMPORTANT INFORMATION

We cannot guarantee that the division in which your child is registered will have competitors on the day of the event. If your child has at least one other competitor in his/her division, the category will run. If your child has no suitable opponent once registration closes, you will be offered a refund.

Where possible, all competitors will fight in their own belt, age and weight division. Competitors may be invited to move up a weight category but will not normally be permitted to move up to a higher belt category. Depending on the number of competitors, White and Grey belt categories, and Orange and Green belt categories may be merged.

Matches may start 30 minutes in advance. We recommend all athletes are at the venue at least 1 hour before the time assigned for his/her division on the timed schedule.

The official weight measurements of this event is in KILOGRAMS.

Any false information provided during registration such as, but not limited to, DOB, may lead to immediate disqualification.

We will try to accommodate as many athletes as possible in our events.

BJJ Nottingham Open Team reserves the right to close registration when we reach full capacity, or on the day of the appointed event registration deadline, whichever comes first.

We strongly suggest that athlete registration is confirmed before making any travel arrangements.

Refund Policy: The registration fee is non-refundable.

Respect Rule

This event has a zero tolerance policy regarding inappropriate behaviour by coaches, parents/guardians, spectators and competitors.

All in attendance must show some restraint when their students or team mates are competing. There will be competitors and spectators of all ages at this event and we are here to set an example. Any swearing, inappropriate gestures, violence (towards person or property) or berating the officials (regardless of any decisions they make) will not be tolerated.

If this happens, the referee/organiser has the right to disqualify that competitor, or to ask the coach to leave the area. If those concerned do not comply with the referee/organisers request the competitor will be disqualified from the event.

If a coach, parent or team mate encroaches onto the mat, or past any barriers that are in place, or man handles an official in any way, that person will be asked to leave the venue and the whole team will not be permitted to take any further part in the competition.

COMPETITION RULES

Please clic the rule book to visit the official IBJJF website and review the rules.