07 Mar
Early bird registrations
30 Jan - 10 Feb 6:59 am
Normal registration
Deadline 07 Mar 10:30 am

2020 Alabama State Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Spring Championship

The Alabama Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation is here to support all Alabama Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu practitioners and schools

The 2020 Alabama BJJ Federation Spring Championship is happening March 7, 2020 in Birmingham Alabama. 

Join us at Samford University for:

Black Belt Superfights with cash prizes

KID'S gi and No-gi BJJ

Men and women's gi and no-gi BJJ


SPECTATOR PASSES ARE AVAILABLE FOR $5 PER PERSON AT THE DOOR.

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATIONS: $50 FOR ONE DIVISION $60 UP TO FOUR DIVISIONS.

STANDARD REGISTRATIONS: $60 FOR ONE DIVISION $70 UP TO FOUR DIVISIONS.


BRACKETS, SCHEDULE, AND DIVISIONS:

The Alabma BJJ Federation Spring Championship is proud to feature men and women's divisions for competitors ages 4 and up. All skill levels are welcome. 

Medals are awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. 

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. We encourage everyone to login by the last day of registration and check their details along with the competitor lists, do not wait until the brackets are published and final in to confirm your details.

CHANGING DIVISIONS:

After registration closes, all competitors (coaches, parents) have until 5PM the following day to make any changes to their registrations. You can make these changes by logging into your account and modifying your registration details. After this change deadline, the registration will become locked in, and there will be no further changes allowed. Competitors who are alone in their division should choose to either self-move themselves up a division or cancel the registration for a full credit. If you have trouble changing your division or canceling, please check here for assistance.

DIVISION MERGERS:

After the change deadline, competitors who do not have anyone in their division group may be merged with another appropriate division. All athletes who remain solo in their divisions once brackets are released means had no default merges available to them, and therefore there are no matches available for that competitor. They will receive a full coupon credit for entry to any future event of ours.

REFUND POLICY:

We issue refunds for an event registration until the early bird date. From the early bird date to the change deadline, only full coupon credits will be issued for future events. After change deadline, there will be no refunds or future credits issued. Refunds and Credits are issued when you log into your account and cancel your event registration. Coupon codes are viewable in the “MY Account” area of SmoothComp. Competitors whose opponents no showed or withdraw from their division leaving them without a match on event day will receive a full coupon credit.

BRACKETS AND SCHEDULE*:

48 hours prior to the tournament, finalized event brackets and a schedule will be released. You will be able to locate both on the event page brackets and schedule tab. 

Please be at the mat on time for your matches. 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 a head start on certain divisions. You can also tell when your matches are coming up by checking the tab on your mobile device during the competition: FIND MY START TIME

*Schedule is tentative and may change based on the amount of athletes registered

WEIGH-INS:

Weigh-ins begin at 10 A.M. the day of the tournament. Athletes are required to weigh in with their Gi. If an athlete cannot make weight they will be disqualified. We do this to ensure the integrity of the brackets. Registration may be edited by the athlete until the Thursday prior to the event at 5 P.M. Central time.

RULES:

The Alabama BJJ Federation runs a double elimination format with an additional bracket for 3rd place . We do this to ensure that our competitors are able to participate in as many matches as possible while still running a timely event. We use a slightly modified IBJJF ruleset. Full rules for the event including legal/illegal techniques, weight classes, and age groups can be found at: http://alabamabjj.com/rules.php

MATCH LENGTH:

-PRE-MIRIM ( 4, 5 and 6 years old) – 2MIN

-MIRIM ( 7, 8 and 9 years old)– 3MIN

- INFANTIL ( 10, 11 and 12 years old) – 4MIN-

- INFANTIL-JUVENIL ( 13, 14 and 15 years old)– 4MIN

- JUVENIL( 16 and 17 years old) – 5MIN


ADULT: (18 – 29)

A. WHITE- 5MIN

B. BLUE- 6MIN

C. PURPLE -7MIN

D. BROWN- 8MIN

E. BLACK- 10MIN


MASTER:(30-40)

A. WHITE -5MIN

B. BLUE -5MIN

C. PURPLE -6MIN

D. BROWN- 6MIN

E. BLACK- 6MIN


SENIOR: (over 40 according to the tournament)

A. BLUE -5MIN

B. PURPLE- 5MIN

C. BROWN- 5MIN

D. BLACK- 5MIN


WAYS A MATCH CAN BE WON:

Win via submission victory within regulation time.

Win via points

Win in Overtime: victory by submission, fastest submission time, or fastest escape time.

Win by opponent disqualification.

Win via opponent forfeiture.

Submission is based upon physical tapping, a verbal tap, or yelling during a submission attempt. If an opponent must have the match stopped for any injury related incident or any other reason beyond control that does not warrant any disqualifications, the opponent will have 5 mins to return to the match or they will have to forfeit the match.

ALL SCHOOLS WELCOME

Location

Samford University Gymnasium at Seibert Hall »
800 Lakeshore Dr
Timezone: America/Chicago

Entries

  • Boy's Gi 60 USD
    Boy's Gi
  • Girl's Gi Special 60 USD
    Girl's Gi
  • Boy's No-Gi 60 USD
    Boy's No-Gi
  • Girl's Gi 60 USD
    Girl's Gi
  • Girl's No-Gi 60 USD
    Girl's No-Gi
  • Boy's Gi Teen Open 60 USD
    Boy's Gi
  • Boy's No-Gi Teen Open 60 USD
    Boy's No-Gi Teen Open
  • Female Adult Gi 60 USD
    18 years and above
  • Female Adult Gi Absolute 60 USD
    18 years and above
  • Female Adult No-Gi Absolute 60 USD
    18 years and above
  • Female Adult No-Gi 60 USD
    18 years and above
  • Male Adult Gi 60 USD
    18 years and above
  • Male Adult Gi Absolute 60 USD
  • Male Adult No-Gi 60 USD
  • Male Adult No-Gi Absolute 60 USD