Dark horse Grappling series' primary focus is athlete experience. We are here to bring an inclusive, well run, submission only competition to Alberta and surrounding areas. We are proud to be hosting this event in one of the most beautiful towns in the world, Banff Alberta.
DHGS is a round robin style tournament, where everyone will be grouped with closest participants in skill, weight, (and age for kids). We will use this information to make full brackets of 5 competitors (or as close to as possible ensuring the matches are fair).
PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU WILL MAKE THE WEIGHT (LBS NOT KG) YOU WROTE ON YOUR REGISTRATION FORM.
Should you have any requests for your bracket ie: fighting up in weight or belt, or your weight not reading correctly at registration, please feel free to leave a note about this on the registration, or we can do it as admin if you reach out to [email protected] This will help steer us in the right direction when finalizing brackets. Once the brackets get published, please check to make sure you have been placed in the correct bracket.
Please note: We will NOT be accepting changes to registration before August 12 or after August 31
Venue opens: 8:00 AM
Gi Competitor weigh in (Adult, Teen, Youth) : 8:30AM - 9:30AM
Gi matches being: 10:00 AM
Youth + Teens No Gi weigh ins : 9:00 - 10:00 AM
Matches begin: 10:00 AM
Adult NoGi Weigh in 10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Event Superfights - EST. 12:00PM
ESTIMATED COMPETITION SCHEDULE:
Please note: the following schedule is just an estimation to help spectators plan their day. Competitors MUST be weighed in before their weigh-in cut off time. It is the athletes responsibility to ensure they are ready when their bracket gets called to bullpen.
Youth 5-12 Gi: 10:00 AM
Teen 13-17 Gi: 10:00 AM
Men Gi : 10:00 AM
Youth No-Gi: 11:00 AM
Teen No-Gi: 11:00 AM
Men Elite: 12:30 PM
Women Intermediate: 12:30 PM
Men Advanced: 1:00 PM
Women Novice: 1:15 PM
Men Intermediate: 2:00pm
Men Novice: 2:30pm
Early Bird - $80
Regular - $100
Late - $125
Kids/teens - $80
REGISTRATION CLOSES ONE WEEK BEFORE COMPETITION, NO REGISTRATIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE ON COMPETITION DAY.
REFUND POLICY: The registration fee may be refundable if the cancellation is requested prior to the end of normal registration. Athletes who drop registration prior to Normal Registration closing are entitled to a credit for any future Dark Horse Grappling event (coupon valid 3 years) Athletes who cancel after normal registration has closed will not be entitled to a refund, or coupon. The athlete should send an email to [email protected] from the email address listed on their Smoothcomp account to request the registration cancellation.
100 Mt Norquay Rd #2F, Banff, AB T1L 1C3
Men No Gi
Women No Gi
Youth Age 5 -12 Gi
Youth Age 5 -12 No Gi
Teen Girls 13-17 Gi
Teen Girls 13-17 No Gi
Teen Boys 13-17 Gi
Teen Boys 13-17 No Gi