Edinburgh BJJ Open 2016
Scottish Grappling proudly presents the 4th annual Edinburgh BJJ Open Spring Leg which will take place at Meadowbank Sports Centre, Edinburgh on Saturday the 4th of June. The event will be contested under standard IBJJF rules.
We will be running Gi divisions only at this event!
Early entry price for one division is £30. This price will run until the 30th of April at midnight.
Late entry price is £40. This runs until closing of entries on the 21st of May at midnight.
The gi competition is open to all belt divisions.
There is a seniors division for competitors who are aged 35 or over.
Weigh-ins will take place approximately 30 minutes prior to the first match in your division
Weight Divisions are: –
-57.5kg -64,0 kg/ – 70,0 kg/ -76,0 kg/ -82,3 kg/ -88,3 kg/ -94,3 kg/ -100,5 kg/ + 100,5 kg
-48.5 kg/ -53.5kg/ u58.5kg/ u64kg / u69kg/ u73kg / u79.3kg/ 79.3kg+
Please note that divisions of less than 4 people will not run and will either be combined with the next highest weight category or moved down in age group automatically in the event of seniors entries.
Also Judo black belts, professional MMA fighters and those who have wrestled at a national level are ineligible to compete at white belt and must enter at blue belt minimum regardless of BJJ grade.
All divisions will be run on a single elimination basis. Competitors who medal in their weight division will be eligible to enter the openweight division for their belt level.
Team trophies are on offer for the top 3 places teams as per IBJJF scoring criteria.
Closing date for all entries will be midnight on Saturday the 21st of May, no entries will be accepted after this point and initial brackets will be available by no later than Sunday May 22nd.
Competitors can inform the organiser of a change in weight division up until midnight on Saturday the 28th of May, no changes in division will be considered after this date and any competitor who fails to make weight on the day will be disqualified without any possibility of refund. All payments must be made via paypal ahead of the event.
All competitors must make weight on our scales. There are no allowances given.
The Respect Rule
This event has a zero tolerance policy regarding inappropriate behavior by coaches, parents/guardians, spectators and competitors. All in attendance must show some restraint when their students or team mates are fighting. 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 person concerned 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 may not be permitted to take any further part in the competition.