Early bird registrations
30 Nov - 16 Mar 00:00
Normal registration
16 Mar - 24 May 00:00
Late registrations
24 May - 21 Jun 23:59
Event starts 22 Jun

NORTHERN GI + NOGI SUBMISSION OPEN 5 IN SHEFFIELD

Steel City Combat Sports Events now presents to you, introducing the JUNIOR GI + NOGI DIVISIONS and the ADULT GI + NOGI SUBMISSION ONLY DIVISIONS.

With a minimum of two matches, this Open Submission Grappling Tournament includes Junior GI + NOGI ages from 4yrs old - Teens 15yrs old  + Juvenile 16yrs old - 17yrs old using the IBJJF Ruleset.

Expert Brackets GI + NOGI are now Separated.

Purple Belts & Equivalent.

Brown Belts & Equivalent.

Black Belts & Equivalent.

Also +16 years - Adult Competitors for the existing GI + NOGI Submission Only Ruleset. 

All grappling styles and experience levels are welcomed.

STEEL CITY COMBAT SPORTS EVENTS  invites COMPETITORS to compete in the

NORTHERN GI + NOGI SUBMISSION OPEN 5 - SHEFFIELD

Registrations are now open!

Saturday 22nd June 2024 - English Institute of Sports - Near Meadowhall Shopping Centre, Coleridge Rd, SHEFFIELD S9 5DA 

We strongly advise early arrival in case the event runs ahead of schedule.

Parking is free for this event.

Entry for SPECTATORS COSTS £5 on the door (pay by cash or contactless). 

If children are not attending with the club but with parents, then parents are not cornermen and also pay for spectating.

It's FREE entry for under 5yrs old.

2 instructors as CORNERMEN  per club maximum.

A friend as a CORNERMEN is £5 that is not a club instructor.

Spectators will be directed upstairs, turn right, go through the double doors and right again to the gallery seating, which offers a view of all our matted areas and medal presentations.

DOORS OPEN AT 08:00

EVENT STARTS AT 09:00

RULES MEETING @ 09:15-09:30

The IBJJF RULESET is for Juniors and Juvenile GI + NOGI

Any coloured GI is acceptable.                           

Competitors can win by....

JUNIOR & JUVENILE GI + NOGI

JUNIOR MINUTES ROUNDS 
4-6YRS 2 MINUTE ROUNDS
7-9YRS 3 MINUTE ROUNDS
10-14YRS 4 MINUTE ROUNDS

JUVENILES MINUTES ROUNDS -
15-17YRS 5 MINUTE ROUNDS

- Submission or the Winner on Points based on Activity, Submission Attempts, Positional Dominance, Control, Opponent Disqualification, an Absent Opponent or by an opponent fouling.

A RULES summary for the Juniors and Juvenile GI + NOGI using IBJJF can be found HERE

ADULTS GI + NOGI

White Belts & Equivalent.

6 MINUTE ROUNDS

Blue Belts & Equivalent. 

7 MINUTE ROUNDS  

Purple - Black Belts & Equivalent.  8 MINUTE ROUNDS 

- Submission or our experienced referees will choose a winner based on Activity, Submission Attempts, Positional Dominance, Control, Opponent Disqualification, an Absent Opponent or by an opponent fouling.

A RULES summary for the 16+ Adult Submission Only can be found HERE

CATEGORIES

MEN'S GI AND NOGI SUB ONLY +16 YEARS BEGINNERS, INTERMEDIATES AND EXPERT

-55Kg, -60Kg, -65Kg, -70Kg, -75Kg, -80Kg, -85Kg, -90Kg, -95Kg, +95Kg

WOMEN'S GI AND NOGI SUB ONLY +16 YEARS BEGINNERS, INTERMEDIATES AND EXPERT

-50Kg, -55Kg, -60Kg, -65Kg, -70Kg, +75Kg

JUVENILE BOYS GI + NOGI 16-17 YEARS OLD WITH BEGINNERS, INTERMEDIATES AND ADVANCED

-35Kg, -40Kg, -45Kg, -50Kg, -55Kg, -60Kg, -65Kg, -70Kg, -75Kg, -80Kg, +80Kg

JUVENILE GIRLS GI + NOGI 16-17 YEARS OLD WITH BEGINNERS, INTERMEDIATES AND ADVANCED

-35Kg, -40Kg, -45Kg, -50Kg, -55Kg, -60Kg, -65Kg, -70Kg, -75Kg, -80Kg, +80Kg

BOYS GI + NOGI 4 - 15 YEARS OLD WITH BEGINNERS, INTERMEDIATES AND ADVANCED

-20Kg, -25Kg, -30Kg, -35Kg, -40Kg, -45Kg, -50Kg, -55Kg, -60Kg, -65Kg, -70Kg, +70Kg

GIRLS GI + NOGI 4 - 15 YEARS OLD WITH BEGINNERS, INTERMEDIATES AND ADVANCED

-20Kg, -25Kg, -30Kg, -35Kg, -40Kg, -45Kg, -50Kg, -55Kg, -60Kg, -65Kg, -70Kg, +70Kg

This high-spec venue is the largest multi-sports training centre in the UK and has free parking, a restaurant opening from 8am, and the hall we're located in has the capacity for 250 spectators in the gallery seats.  

High quality Judo mats will be used for the standard size (6m x 6m) competition areas.

You can expect the following improvements

  1. JUNIORS GI + NOGI USING IBJJF RULESET.
  2. ADULTS GI + NOGI SUBMISSION ONLY RULESET.
  3. Updated guidelines for referees.
  4. Referees can opt for overtime in a difficult match to judge the winner.  
  5. Experience categories have been given direct BJJ belt equivalents - novice is white belt, intermediate is blue belt, and expert is purple or above.
  6. Clear rules on acceptable clothing (see below).
  7. Adding a 2nd desk at reception splitting spectators and competitors to reduce queues.
  8. Weigh in from 8am.
  9. Registration will remain open until 1 day before the event.
  10. Updated timing settings for better estimation of category start times.
  11. Staff and Referees again will wear uniforms.
  12. We'll be using the standard size 6m x 6m matted areas to accommodate more matches and brought closer towards the seating for clearer visibility.
  13. Each Junior matted area will have TV  scores boards.

JUNIOR REGISTRATIONS PRICES AND DATES

Early bird registration (£25) are available until 16th March Midnight 2024

Normal registration (£30) are available until 24th May Midnight 2024.

Late entry registration (£35) are available until 21st June 23:59 2024.

Want to do both GI and NOGI? Add the second category for only £15.

All registrations are refundable until the 13th June 2024

16+ ADULT REGISTRATIONS PRICES AND DATES

Early bird registration (£30) are available 16th March Midnight 2024

Normal registration (£35) are available until 24th May Midnight 2024.

Late entry registration (£40) are available until 21st June 23:59 2024.

Want to do both GI and NOGI? Add the second category for only £20.

All registrations are refundable until the 13th June 2024

Event rules

Competitors must weigh in at least 1 hour before their first match. It is not required to wear a gi for weigh in. Each team is permitted up to 2 coaches as cornermen.

For NOGI divisions, acceptable clothing must be worn. This means no zips or other metal parts, no loose tops such as t-shirts or tank tops, and no pockets. Grappling shorts and a rash guard are recommended for nogi, and competing without a top is optional.

For GI divisions, gis must be in good condition, thick enough for grappling (ie no karate gis), and a reasonably good fit for the competitor. The correct colour belt must be worn. For GI, the experience categories roughly correspond to BJJ belts as follows:

Novice -- white belt.

Intermediate -- blue belt.

Expert-- purple belt and above.

Rules by division

Expert: No strikes, leg scissor takedowns (kani basami), small joint manipulations, slams out of submissions from above shoulder height, biting, gouging, or fishhooking of the mouth, nose, etc.

Intermediate: As above, plus no suplexes, spinal locks, or slams out of submissions from any height.

Novice: As above, plus no twisting leglocks (such as toe holds, heelhooks, etc), jumping guard, hip joint locks, wrist locks.

Smothering / suffocation is illegal.

Other general info

We have single elimination rounds, round robin elimination rounds and a head 2 head best of three elimination rounds. 

If time allows (depending on registration numbers) we may run additional matches within each category for experience only.

Weight and/or age categories may be merged if too few competitors register for any given category. Merges will begin from mid February and we will consult with affected competitors in the lower weight/upper age division being merged where possible.

We are again excited to have

Motion BJJ Leisure Wear - high quality BJJ apparel for the discerning grappler.

https://www.motionbjj.com

If you are interested in discussing our sponsorship packages or have any general questions about the event, please get in touch via email or social media (see links below).

We are again excited to have

Reform Sports Therapy on site offering sports massage and injury assessments for only £10 per 20-minute session, as well as taping/strapping for £2. Sessions can be pre booked via their Instagram page HERE

On the day, the division timings will be updated live. We may run ahead or behind the current published schedule so please arrive with plenty of time before your division is estimated to start.

Brackets will be generated on the 18th June.  The last day for signups is on the 21st June.

Divisions containing only 1 competitor will be merged with the closest possible matching division         

      VIDEOS & PHOTOS FROM PAST EVENTS

Videos & Photos from the Northern GI + NOGI Submission Open  4  17/02/2024                                                                                      CLICK HERE

Videos & Photos from the Northern GI + NOGI Submission Open  3  20/10/2023

                                                                  CLICK HERE

Videos & Photos from the Northern GI + NOGI Submission Open  2  01/07/2023 

                                                                  CLICK HERE

Entries

  • Boys NOGi 30 GBP
    4-15 years
  • Girls NOGI 30 GBP
    4-15 years
  • Girls Gi 30 GBP
    4-15 years
  • Boys Gi 30 GBP
    4-15 years
  • Juvenile Boys NOGI 30 GBP
    16-17 years
  • Juvenile Girls NOGI 30 GBP
    16-17 years
  • Juvenile Boys Gi 30 GBP
    16-17 years
  • Juvenile Girls Gi 30 GBP
    16-17 years
  • Men NOGI Sub Only + 16 years 35 GBP
  • Women NOGI Sub Only +16 years 35 GBP
  • Men GI Sub Only + 16 years 35 GBP
  • Women GI Sub Only +16 years 35 GBP

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