Copa Virginia is a high-quality Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tournament based in the Washington DC metro area that offers cash prizes [March 3rd 2018; 11am - 5pm].
Are you looking for a tournament that runs on time and offers cash prizes? Copa Virginia is the tournament for you!
Copa Virginia will be running Gi, Advanced No Gi, Male, and Female divisions.
All Black Belts compete for FREE in Gi divisions. Please contact us to register.
There will be NO spectator fees.
All participants need to be 18 years of age or older to participate.
Cash Prizes for 1st Place:
$300 for Men's Advanced No Gi Absolute
$250 for Men's Adult Purple Belt Absolute
$200 for Women's Adult Blue Belt Absolute
The Gi part of the event will be under IBJJF rules and weight divisions (please note that athletes need to make weight with their Gi on). There will be one absolute (open weight) divisions per colored belt. To sign up for the absolute Gi division you will need to be registered in a Gi weight class division first.
We will have both Gi Adult and Gi Master (30+) age divisions.
Time limits for matches in the Gi (Men & Women):
Adult - White Belt - 5min; Master - White Belt - 5min
Adult - Blue Belt - 6min; Master - Blue Belt - 5min
Adult - Purple Belt - 7min; Master - Purple Belt - 6min
Adult - Brown Belt - 8min; Master - Brown Belt - 6min
Adult - Black Belt - 10min; Master - Black Belt - 6min
IBJJF Gi Weight Divisions
Rooster: Men - up to 127 lbs; Women - up to 107 lbs
Light Feather: Men - up to 141.5 lbs; Women - up to 118 lbs
Feather: Men - up to 154.5 lbs; Women – up to 129 lbs
Light: Men - up to 168 lbs; Women - up to 141.5 lbs
Middle: Men - up to 181.5 lbs; Women - up to 152.5 lbs
Medium Heavy: Men - up to 195 lbs; Women - up to 163.5 lbs
Heavy: Men - up to 208 lbs; Women - up to 175 lbs
Super Heavy: Men - up to 222 lbs; Women - No maximum weight
Ultra Heavy: Men - No maximum weight
There will be a Men's Advanced No Gi Absolute Adult division only. There will not be any No Gi weight divisions nor will they be any Female No Gi divisions. In addition we will not be having any Novice/Beginner or Intermediate level No Gi divisions at this time. Advanced No Gi Absolute matches will be under IBJJF No Gi rules with the following exceptions: a) all leg locks will be allowed (including heel hooks/knee reaping), b) scissor take-downs will be allowed, and c) neck/face cranks and spine manipulations will be allowed as well. Due to the rule set we recommend participants with multi-year experience in submission grappling (senior blue belts and above). However, no official IBJJF ranking (i.e. having been awarded a colored belt) is required to participate, as long as the athlete has the necessary experience stated above.
Time limits for all advanced No Gi matches will be 7 minutes.
Depending on athlete turnout, Copa Virginia reserves the right to combine Gi weight and age (Adult and Master) divisions.
Regular registration (last day 23 February): $70 per Gi weight or Advanced No Gi Absolute divisions; additional $25 to enter a Gi absolute division (please note that in order to sign up for any Gi absolute division you will need to be registered in a Gi weight division first).
Late registration (last day 1 March): $80 per Gi weight or Advanced No Gi Absolute divisions; additional $30 to enter to enter a Gi absolute division (please note that in order to sign up for any absolute Gi division you will need to be registered in a Gi weight division first).
In order to ensure a smooth running tournament all competitors must pre-register. There will be no same-day registrations. Last day/time to register is Thursday 1 March, 11:59pm.
Please note that all athletes registered for Gi divisions will be weighed with their Gi on before their first match or at the beginning of the tournament (per IBJJF rules and regulations). You will have 2 tries to make weight, if you do not make weight you will be disqualified (you will only be allowed to compete in the Gi Absolute if you have already register for it). You can change your weight division (or do any edits to your registration) up until the day before the tournament (Friday 2 March) at noon. Please make sure you make the weight you registered for. There will be no refunds.
You do not need to sign up for a Gi division if you only wish to compete in Advanced No Gi and vice versa.
Please note that the day of the event all competitors can monitor their fight times and general tournament progress including results, on their cell phones/mobile devices via their Smoothcomp account/registration.