BJJ in Houston – IBJJF Open

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BJJ in Houston IBJJF Open

BJJ in Houston THEĀ  IBJJF TOURNAMENT

The tournament will take place on February 12th and 13th.

Registration deadline: February 02nd

Prices:

$82.00 by 1/15/2011 for Gi
$97.00 by 2/2/2011

Registration check day: February 09th
Tournament place: University of St. Thomas
University of St. Thomas
Jerabeck Activity and Athletic Center
3800 Montrose Blvd.
Houston, TX 77006

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DIVISIONS

Junior 16/17 year-olds male
Only bluebelts
16 and 17 year-olds will compete in the same division
Athletes born on 1994 and 1995 are eligible to compete
Fight time: 5 minutes

BJJ in Houston Junior 16/17 year-olds female

There will be six weight divisions (check weight list)

Only bluebelts

16 and 17 year-olds will compete in the same division
Athletes born on 1994 and 1995 are eligible to compete
Fight time: 5 minutes

BJJ in Houston Adult male

The division is allowed to athletes with 18 years old and more

Fight time: whitebelts – 5 minutes
Fight time: bluebelts – 6 minutes
Fight time: purplebelts – 7 minutes
Fight time: brownbelts – 8 minutes
Fight time: blackbelts -10 minutes

BJJ in Houston Adult female

There will be six weight divisions (check weight list)
Brown and blackbelts will compete in the same division

Adults only

Fight time: whitebelts – 5 minutes
Fight time: bluebelts – 6 minutes
Fight time: purplebelts – 7 minutes
Fight time: brown/blackbelts – 10 minutes

BJJ in Houston Masters (30-35)

Athletes born between 1976 and 1981
Fight time: white/bluebelts – 5 minutes
Fight time: purple/brown/blackbelts – 6 minutes

BJJ in Houston Seniors 1 (36-40)

Athletes born between 1971 and 1975.
Fight time: white/blue/purple/brown/blackbelts – 5 minutes

BJJ in Houston Seniors 2 (41-45)

Athletes born between 1966 and 1970.
Fight time: blue/purple/brown/blackbelts – 5 minutes

BJJ in Houston Seniors 3 (46+)

Athletes born in 1965 and years before
Fight time: blue/purple/brown/blackbelts – 5 minutes

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HOW TO ENROLL

MALE WHITE, BLUE, PURPLE AND BROWN – FEMALE WHITE, BLUE AND PURPLE: Closed
MALE BLACK BELT – FEMALE BROWN AND BLACK: Closed

It is mandatory for all the male black belts and female brown and black belts to carry the IBJJF/USBJJF/CBJJ membership id cards in the IBJJF sanctioned events.

To register in any event sanctioned by IBJJF its required to have the ID membership valid for the current year. The valid ID number is required at the moment of the registration.

You can apply for your membership ID in the link’s below:

For USA residents (USBJJF): http://www.precisionmma.com

For residents in other contries, except Brazil (IBJJF): http://www.precisionmma.com

If you do not follow the guidelines, IBJJF reserves the right to deny participation of any athlete in this division. All registers in the Black Belt division are under IBJJF approval.

Membership Deadline: January 26th 2011

For more info on how to apply for IBJJF id card email to membership@ibjjf.com

The head coach of an academy’s competition team shall be granted the right to change a competitor’s registration information. Such changes are limited to: weight division, competitor’s name/nickname, academy affiliation and those member’s of the academy that will be competing in the open weight division.

Open Class Registration

Junior male and female: blue belts
To sign up for juvenile open class male and female, just check the box during your online registration. Open class available for middle weight or above.

Adult male, Master, Senior 1 and female: white belts
There is no open class.

Adult female: blue, purple and brown/black belts
To sign up for adult open class female, just check the box during your online registration.

Adult male: blue, purple and brown belts
Athletes who placed 1st, 2nd and 3rd in their weight divisions are eligible to register for the Open Class bracket. The athletes willing to register in the open class should register at the event administration table after having his weight division medal awarded, according to the registration schedule . No registrations will be accepted after the registration closing time schedule.

Adult male: black belts
Black belts registered in the event are eligible to participate in the black belt open class division bracket.

The black belt athletes willing to participate in the open class division must apply their registration at the event administration table according to the event schedule.

No registrations will be accepted after the event registration closing time schedule.
Blue, purple, brown and black belts master and senior 1, 2 and 3:
To sign up open class, just check the box during your online registration.

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REGISTRATION CHECK DAY

ALL ATHLETES MUST CHECK THEIR REGISTRATION INFORMATION ON THE REGISTRATION CHECK DAY – FEBRUARY 09 ON OUR WEBSITE WWW.IBJJF.ORG

Corrections by e-mail:

The athletes can send e-mail with changes on the registration, by sending a email to ibjjf@ibjjf.com with the subject ‘HOUSTON OPEN CORRECTION’. The deadline is February 7th 5PM Houston Time.

Registration Check day:

The athletes must make sure that their information is correct by checking the website on the registration list for their weight, belt, academy, age division, and name information. If there are any mistakes on the information (ei. typing mistakes by IBJJF) please send an email tohttp://www.precisionmma.com. (deadline February 09th, 5PM Houston Time) .

The brackets will be released before the tournament . On Friday, February 11th, the brackets will be available online at our website.

After the registration check day, no changes will be made and no refunds will be given.

During the tournament, any mistakes on the brackets that were not correct previous to sign-in check day will lead to immediate disqualification.

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WEIGH INS

Before his/her first fight, the athlete will check his/her weight with the Gi. There is only one opportunity to check the weight. If the competitor does not make his/her weight,they will be immediately disqualified. Please make sure that you are in the correct weight division. You can not change divisions ,if you do not make your designated division. No changes will be accepted in the tournament day, no refund.

All athletes should fight and weigh-in with tradicional weave fabric gi only (single, double or golden). All blue, all white or all black. No other kind of gi is allowed.

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REFEREE COURSE

On friday, February 11, prior to the Houston International Open IBJJF Championship, the IBJJF will be giving a Referee course.

Time:

3PM – 6PM
Fee – 30 dollars

University of St. Thomas
Jerabeck Activity and Athletic Center
3800 Montrose Blvd.
Houston, TX 77006

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OTHER INFO

The schedule will be available February 09th.

Each academy can only have two athletes in the same division (of age/weight/belt). If your academy has problems regarding the number of athletes in each division, please send an e-mail to IBJJF ibjjf@ibjjf.com.

Depending on the number of athletes in the tournament, some classes may not have an absolute division.

Before each fight, athletes will be asked to show their Ids to the officials. Make sure you have it at hand. Enjoy BJJ in Houston at the IBJJF Open.

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