Early bird registrations
01 Jul - 11 Oct 2:00 am
Normal registration
Deadline 18 Dec 11:59 pm

Information

Experience outdoor Jiu Jitsu!

The only outdoor competition in Tucson is now open for adults and children! Register yourself or your child now to compete at Bear Down Field at the University of Arizona.

IMPORTANT: 

This event will be postponed due to the weather conditions in Tucson. 

Everyone who signed us is eligible for a credit to our next event in April, and full refunds will be issued on a case by case basis. We truly apologize for the inconvenience, and we will have the exact new date of the event after confirmation with our venue Monday morning. 

SCHEDULE: 
The event will start at 10 am, and athletes can weigh in as early as 9 am. Spectators should plan to arrive around 10 am! Parking next to the University of Arizona's football stadium should be available to everyone for free. 

2 coaches per gym get in for free! Tell the front desk attendants which gym you are coaching for. 

The official matches and brackets will be released Friday 12/02. 

Spectators: 

Tickets will be available online for the event with Eventbrite. Outdoor seating is provided, and parking at the venue is free. Our athletes need your support so please come see them compete! 

Tickets are also available at the door with cash or card.

We will have local vendors with hot chocolate, food, and gear for everyone to check out! The weather forecast predicts a dry day, with low winds and temperature in the mid to high 60s. 

Rules:

We will be using the IBJJF Rules (Please refer to their website for the latest rules) https://ibjjf.com/rules/

SPECTATOR FEES: 

$10 (Children under 6 are Free)

AWARDS:

The tournament is single elimination.

Medals will be awarded to the 1st place, 2nd place and 3rd place of each division.

In the event of an athlete not having anyone else registered in their age or weight divisions we will combine divisions and give notice to all athletes. Children who are moved into another weight division due to being the only competitor in their division will be awarded a gold medal regardless of placement in the division they are moved into. 

Team Trophies:

SmoothComp tracks the progress of each academy participating and awards points as competitors place in their respective divisions. At the end of the day we will award trophies to the top three academies of the day. 

Bounties - CASH BONUS: 

Two submission techniques common to BJJ will be shared on social media and in person at the event that, if performed during a match to force an opponent to tap out verbally or physically, will result in the fighter who performed the technique receiving $25 and a “Submission of the Night” certificate. The fighter does not have to win their respective division to receive the submission of the night award; the fighter only needs to win a match by way of either approved technique. Since names are commonly changed in the sport, examples of these techniques will be on display on our social media. The techniques are commonly referred to under the following names: 

1. BOW AND ARROW CHOKE 

2. ARMBAR FROM THE BACK 

The referee for your individual match will have all say in whether or not your techniques performed are eligible for a submission of the night bonus. Their decision is final. 
Athletes can perform these techniques to earn the submission of the night bonus in gi or no gi divisions. 
An athlete may only win one submission of the night bonus. 
Athletes are not encouraged to attempt techniques they are not familiar with and are encouraged to compete with their own safety in mind.   

WEIGH-INS:

ALL WEIGH-INS WILL BE THE DAY OF AT BEAR DOWN FIELD STARTING AT 9 AM
Every athlete can report to the weigh-in table starting at 9 am the morning of the competition, December 4th, at Bear Down Field. 

There is only one opportunity to check the weight. If the competitor does not make his/her weight, they will be immediately disqualified.

There is a 1 pound weight allowance for athletes competing in no gi divisions. See why below.

There is no weight allowance for gi divisions since athletes will not weigh-in with their gi. See details below. See why below. 

Please make sure that you are in the correct weight division. You can change divisions up until the December 1st deadline. No changes will be accepted on the day of the tournament. No refunds will be given to disqualified athletes. 

Gi Example: - 107.0 lbs means athletes must weigh 107.0 lbs in a Gi division. Any weight over 107 lbs will result in disqualification. 

No Gi Example: - 107.0 lbs means athletes must weigh 107.0 lbs with a maximum of 108.0 lbs in a No Gi division. Any weight over 108 lbs will result in disqualification. 

No athletes are required to wear their gi for weigh-ins. Most gis are the same weight, so we are not requiring athletes competing in gi divisions to wear the gi since any two athletes who successfully make weight will weigh the same while wearing a gi. Athletes competing in both gi an no gi divisions are not required to wear their gi for weigh-ins. 

Admissions:

Take advantage of early bird registration to save money. There will be promotions throughout the registration period that athletes can also take advantage of. Following us on social media is the best way to stay up to date with promotions and competition information. 

Others:

Refunds will only be offered in the event of an athlete not getting any matches. If an athlete wishes to drop out for any other reason we will offer you a credit to a future competition. We host 4 competitions each year, so we will make up for your lost registration if you give notice that you are not able to make the event. Only notices of cancellation 48 hours prior to brackets being released will result in future competition credit. 

Athletes who place in 1st, 2nd and 3rd in their division will receive a medal at the event. All competitors must wear the uniform they competed in when on the podium. Gi winners must wear their gi on the podium and no gi winners are required to wear their no gi uniform. All the medals must be picked up at the event’s podium. Pretend Media Corporation is not responsible for shipping medals.

Pretend Media Corporation reserves the right to close registration when we reach full capacity, or on the day of the appointed event registration deadline, whichever comes first.

It is the responsibility of the athlete to be knowledgeable of the rules and guidelines pertaining to the sport (as outlined in the IBJJF Rules Book). Please refer to the https://ibjjf.com/rules/ website for the latest rules.

SAFETY PROTOCOL:

The safety of our competitors is our first priority. All referees will be experienced and know our rules and protocols to keep everyone as safe as possible. 

There will be medics on-site to access any injuries that occur during matches. 

Thank you all for your consideration in competing with us! We're excited to bring this opportunity to all of our local athletes at all ages. 

Location

Bear Down Field »
1440 E 4th St, Tucson, AZ 85719
Timezone: America/Phoenix

Entries

  • Boys No Gi 80 USD
    4-13 years
  • Girls No Gi 80 USD
    4-13 years
  • Girls Gi 80 USD
    4-13 years
  • Boys Gi 80 USD
    4-13 years
  • Juvenile Boys No Gi 80 USD
    14-15 years
  • Juvenile Girls No Gi 80 USD
    14-15 years
  • Juvenile Girls Gi 80 USD
    14-15 years
  • Juvenile Boys Gi 80 USD
    14-15 years
  • Adult Male No Gi 80 USD
    16 years and above
  • Adult Female No Gi 80 USD
    16 years and above
  • Adult Female Gi 80 USD
    16 years and above
  • Adult Male Gi 80 USD
    16 years and above