Sunshine and Submissions is a small grassroots outdoor jiujitsu tournament hosted in Saratoga Spa State Park on October 3, 2021 in the Columbia pavilion. Enjoy the fall weather and get some good competition in!
Our mission is to grow a quasi-outdoors annual tournament in the capital district of New York with the hopes of fostering public interest in our beloved sport and expanding our jiu jitsu community.
Doors Open @ 10am | Event Starts @ 11am
The tournament will be outdoors inside of the Columbia Pavilion in the park. Please make sure that you dress for the weather and bring enough food and water for the day. There will be open mat after all matches have finished. Open mat fee is $15 for participants and free for competitors. See you there!
ADDRESS: Saratoga Spa State Park, Columbia Pavilion
19 Roosevelt Dr, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
FORMAT and PROTOCOL: This tournament is single elimination only and will follow the IBJJF ruleset.
RULES and GUIDELINES: See the Rules tab.
DIVISIONS: See the Divisions tab.
THIS TOURNAMENT IS PRE-REGISTRATION ONLY!
We do not take registrations after late registration ends, or registrations at the event! Payments will be processed through Stripe.
Early Bird Registration – (Register before September 12 at 11:59pm) $45 per division
Late Registration – (Register before September 30 at 11:59pm) $65 per division
** NO REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER SEPTEMBER 30
COMPETITOR LISTS: Competitor Lists can be viewed by checking out the divisions tab.
CHANGING DIVISIONS: After the competitors list is posted on September 30, all competitors (or coaches) have until 5PM the following day to make any changes to their registrations. You can make these changes by emailing [email protected]. After this change deadline, the registration will become locked in, and there will no further changes allowed. Competitors who are alone in their division should choose to either self-move themselves up a division or cancel their registration for a full credit. If you have trouble changing your division, please check out: https://support.smoothcomp.com/article/89-how-to-change-weightclass-or-cancel
DIVISION MERGERS: After change deadline, competitors who do not have anyone in their division group may be merged with another division. All athletes who remain solo in their divisions once brackets are released means had no default merges available to them, and therefore there are no matches available for that competitor. They will receive a full refund.
REFUND POLICY: We issue refunds for an event registration until September 30th. Refunds can be obtained by logging in and cancelling registration to the event. Competitors who do not have a bracket or their opponent no shows day of event will receive a full refund. No show refund only applies if you have no matches for the day.
BRACKETS and SCHEDULE: On October 1, the event brackets and schedule will be released. You will be able to locate both on the event page brackets and schedule tab. Please be at the mat on time for your matches. We ask that you make sure to be present in the venue at least 60 minutes prior your division start time as well in case we are able to get head starts on certain division. You can also tell when your matches are coming up by checking the tab on your mobile device during the competition: https://support.smoothcomp.com/article/90-find-out-your-dynamic-starting-time
WEIGH-INS: Takes place on the day of the event. You do not have to weigh-in with your gi on. You only need to weigh-in once if competing in several divisions. You must weigh-in anytime from the event opening until 60 minutes before your scheduled division start time. You must have officially weighed in by this hour before your division time and have made the weight, or else you will be disqualified and removed from the bracket.
COACH CHAIR and CROWD CONTROL: We will have 1 seat on each side of every score table, 1 for each coach of the competitor on the mat. The only other people allowed within the barricades during the tournament are the competitors on the mat having their match and the competitors on deck.
MEDALS: Gold, silver, and bronze medals will be awarded to all podium finishers.
MEDIC ON HAND: There will be a trained and professional medic on sight.
DIVISION RESULTS: Division brackets along with their final placements will be available on the results tab of the event page the day after the event.
WORK AT THE EVENT: We are always looking for experienced referees, event staff, as well competitors to help setup! We trade free registration to compete in exchange for 3 hours maximum of light work during the set-up and break-down phases of the tournament. To apply, please email us right away with your name and previous experience, at [email protected].