Early bird registrations
17 Feb - 30 Mar 11:59 pm
Normal registration
Deadline 18 May 11:59 pm
Late registrations
Deadline 05 Jun 12:00 am


The Great Border Open 2019 is the first BJJ competition in Cumbria and is being hosted at The Dojo, Kendal Judo Club. Gi and NoGi, IBJJF rules!


The First Great Border Open is hosted in The Dojo, Kendal Judo Club’s phenomenal facility.

The Dojo, Parkside Business Park, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 7EN

The Dojo has many features and unique facilities making it a perfect venue for competition, including toilets, spectator seating, competition focused weighing in procedures, accommodation for athletes wishing to stay a night with B&B, food and drink provisions, flat screen score boards and information screen boards, speaker systems, and the most impressive asset of all… the 2012 Olympic Judo Mats, with a sprung loaded floor.


All matches will be officiated under the IBJJF rules. Both Gi and Nogi matches will be held at this event.

Early bird registration - £30/£50 (Gi & NoGi)

17 Feb - 30 Mar 11:59 pm

Normal registration - £40/£60

Deadline 18 May 11:59 pm

Late registration -£45/£70

Deadline 01 Jun 11:59 pm

Event starts - 09 Jun 2019

COMPETITOR LISTS: Competitor Lists will be live throughout the registration process and can be viewed by checking out the registrations tab on the event page.

CHANGING DIVISIONS: You will have until 04/06/19, 11:59pm, to make changes to your registration. You can make these changes by logging into your account and modifying your registration details. After this deadline, your registration will become final, and no further changes will be possible. We reserve the right to merge you after change deadline if you are alone in your division into another fair division if available.

BRACKETS and SCHEDULE: 36/48 hours prior to the tournament, the event brackets and tentative schedule will be released. You will be able to locate both on the event page brackets and schedule tab. You can also tell when your matches are coming up by checking the tab on your mobile device during the competition provide there are no technical issues. Announcements will be made on microphone to come to the mat. Please be at the mat on time for your matches, delays could result in disqualification.

WEIGH-INS: Takes place on the day of the event. You must make weight for your division or else you will be disqualified. You only need to weigh-in once if competing in several divisions. We ask that you make sure to be present in the venue at least 60 minutes prior your division start time as well in case we are able to get head starts on certain division and in order to weigh in.

MEDALS and PODIUM PHOTOS: Bespoke gold, silver, and bronze medals will be awarded to all podium finishers. After the event, we will upload an album of an event's podium photos to our social media pages.

ACCOMMODATION: For £25/night athletes can stay at The Dojo. Payment must be arranged with them before your visit. This includes breakfast.

T-SHIRTS: There will be a limited number of T-Shirt’s available on the day. Athletes can win the custom T-Shirt with a qualifying submission, which is yet to be determined. The T-Shirt will also be available to buy on the day.

MEDIC ON HAND: There will be a trained and professional medic on site to attend to any injuries.

WARM UP MATS: We aim to provide a warm up area for our competitors during the event. Please try to remember that these are reserved for those competing soon.

ABSOLUTES: Absolute/Open weight categories must be entered prior to the competition using the options when registering. Cash prizes will be paid to absolute champions, to a maximum and subject to a sufficient number of entrants, along with prizes for all podium finishers.

TV SCOREBOARDS: The Dojo makes use of preinstalled digital scoreboards and information boards that will be perfect for a BJJ competition. Scores and matches will be clearly visible. They will be linked to Smoothcomp.

DIVISION RESULTS: Division brackets along with their final placements are live updated to and readily available on the results tab of the event page. Should a technical issue arise the results will be visible on social media posts following the event.


The Dojo (Kendal Judo Club) »
The Dojo Parkside Business Park, Kendal LA9 7EN
Timezone: Europe/London


  • Male Gi 40 GBP
    18 years and above
  • Female Gi 40 GBP
    18 years and above
  • Male Absolute Gi 10 GBP
  • Female Absolute Gi 10 GBP
  • Male No-Gi 40 GBP
    18 years and above
  • Female No-Gi 40 GBP
    18 years and above
  • Male Absolute No-Gi 10 GBP
  • Female Absolute No-Gi 10 GBP