Welcome to the latest edition of the North East England Kid's BJJ League. SBG South Shields have kindly offered to host the event in June.
Thank you to Alex Enlund and his team for being the host for this event. We are in discussions with other venues in the North to go "on tour", so those in the far north are not forced to travel for every event.
Whenever possible, we will try to match children within their own age, weight and belt. If this is not possible then we will do the following:
- Move the child up one weight class.
- If there are no matches in the weight class above we will move the child up in belt category, but keep them in the same weight class and age group.
- If there are no matches in a mixed belt category we will move the child up one age group, but keep the child in their weight and belt level.
If we are unable to make a suitable match following those rules, we will contact the parents to discuss other options. If we feel there are no suitable match ups then a full refund will be given.
Due to the relatively low number of entries, we currently match by age, weight and belt only for all competitors under the age of 16. Girls and boys will compete against each other. The juvenile (16-17) age bracket is separated by gender.
To ensure that each event runs smoothly, we will not make changes to the brackets on the day. Please check the brackets when they are posted and make sure that your child's details are correct. Your child may change weight class or belt at any time up until noon the Saturday before the tournament.
Matchmaking will be done at the organizer's discretion based on the age, weight, experience and competition records of each competitor.
Spectators are permitted, however when matches are taking place we ask that only one parent/coach approach the mats with each child.
We use UKBJJA qualified referees.
We have several trained first aiders at the venue at all times.
Senior event staff are CRB checked, and Safeguarding trained.
We operate a zero-tolerance policy regarding harassment of staff and competitors.