War Under the Lights is an outdoor competition, but we were forced to move this event only indoors.
Unfortunately, we were forced to move this event indoors after postponing it due to rain. We are still dedicated to putting on a great show and everyone can experience our normal outdoor venue next April.
NEW DATE AND LOCATION:
This event will now be held at the University of Arizona Campus Recreation North Gym on December 18th starting at 11 am.
Everyone who signed up that will not be able to attend the new date is eligible for a credit to our next event April 16th, and full refunds will be issued on a case by case basis. We truly apologize for the inconvenience.
The event will start at 11 am, and athletes can weigh in as early as 9 am. Spectators should plan to arrive around 11 am! Parking behind the Campus Rec Center or behind the Circle K next to Sitton Field will 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 Saturday 12/17.
Tickets will be available online for the event with Eventbrite. 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!
We will be using the IBJJF Rules (Please refer to their website for the latest rules) https://ibjjf.com/rules/
$10 (Children under 6 are Free)
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.
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.
ALL WEIGH-INS WILL BE THE DAY OF AT NORTH GYM STARTING AT 10 AM
Every athlete can report to the weigh-in table starting at 10 am the morning of the competition, December 18th, in the North Gym.
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.
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.
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.
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.
University of Arizona North Gym »
1440 E 4th St, Tucson, AZ 85719
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Girls No Gi
Juvenile Boys No Gi
Juvenile Girls No Gi
Juvenile Girls Gi
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Adult Male No Gi
16 years and above
Adult Female No Gi
16 years and above
Adult Female Gi
16 years and above
Adult Male Gi
16 years and above