Early bird registrations
13 Feb - 05 Apr 12:00 am
Normal registration
Deadline 20 May 11:59 pm


We're proud to present the 10th Annual Big Apple Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Open! We are a local ground-breaking event that has brought athletes together for a decade.

Big Apple BJJ Open

DATE: Saturday May 30th, 2020

TIME: Doors Open @ 9:00 am | Event Starts @ 10 am

John Jay
524 W 59th St,
New York, NY 10019

Spectators Fee: FREE

All Kid and Juvenile competitors will have at least two fights. Adults, Masters, No-Gi Adults and No-Gi Masters divisions will be single elimination. In order to participate in the Absolute division, competitors must place in one of the following divisions: Adults, Masters, No-Gi Adults or No-Gi Masters. Big Apple BJJ Open follows IBJJF rules.

After the registration change deadline, competitors who do not have anyone in their division group may be merged with another division. If there are no default merges available, an athlete will remain solo in their division when brackets are released, meaning there are no matches available for that competitor. The competitor can choose to receive a medal in their division,* or they can request a refund if they contact customer service before 5/23/20 11:59pm EST. Single bracketed competitors must contact customer service by this deadline to receive a refund.

*Adult and Master competitors will also have a change to register for the Absolute division if they receive a medal.

To learn more about Rules and Regulations visit the following links below:



Until Feb 23rd $75
Until Apr 5th $85
Until May 20th $95

Until Feb 23rd $90
Until Apr 5th $100
Until May 20th $120

Add No-Gi for an additional $50
*No-Gi: Adult Blue Belts and up only

Absolute Division – $15

Absolute Division:

All Adult and Masters, Gi and No- Gi competitors can register for the Absolute division until the date of the tournament May 30th, 2020. This includes Adult and Masters, Gi and No-Gi competitors who DQ'd from their match or for check in weigh-in overage. 

Registration closes 5/20/20 11:59 pm EST

Absolute registration close on the day of the event 5/30/20

Deadline for changes is 5/22/20 11:59 pm EST
If you have trouble changing your division, please check out: https://support.smoothcomp.com/article/89-how-to-change-weight-class-or-cancel

The registration fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. We cannot guarantee competitors will show up for the tournament. Therefore, we will not refund athletes who end up without a match due to his/her opponent not showing up for his/her match.
Exemption: Competitors who are alone in their division after the division change deadline of 5/22/20 11:59 PM EST are eligible to receive a full registration refund if they contact [email protected] and request to withdraw their name from the competition. This must be done by 5/23/20 11:59 PM EST. *If a competitor's division has athletes before the Registration Change deadline, the athlete will remain in their division and will no longer qualify for a refund.

Weigh-ins/check-ins will take place up to 2 hours before a competitor's first match. If you are the first match of the day, weigh-in will occur when the event doors open at 9 am. All competitors must be in full uniform when weighing in. If you are over the weight requirement you can not compete, no exceptions. *Kid and Juvenile competitors will be allowed a 1-2 lbs overage.

All underage competitors must go through the check-in process with one adult. Once they are in the bullpen they will not be allowed to leave until their bracket is finished and they are returned to the competitor pick-up area. Each competitor is allowed one coach in their corner.

Schedule, brackets and event information will be posted in the warm-up area.
We will provide a warm-up area. All child competitors must be accompanied by an adult.

Division brackets, along with their final placements, are updated live and readily available on the results tab of the event page.



John Jay »
540 W 59th St New York, NY 10019
Timezone: America/New_York


  • Boys Gi 75 USD
  • Girls Gi 75 USD
  • Juvenile Boys Gi 75 USD
    16-17 years
  • Juvenile Girls Gi 75 USD
    16-17 years
  • Male Gi 90 USD
    18 years and above
  • Male No-Gi 90 USD
    18 years and above
  • Female Gi 90 USD
    18 years and above
  • Female No-Gi 90 USD
    18 years and above
  • Male Absolute Gi 15 USD
  • Male Absolute No-Gi 15 USD
  • Female Absolute Gi 15 USD
  • Female Absolute No-Gi 15 USD