Scottish Grappling proudly presents the Edinburgh Open 2017 which will take place at Meadowbank Sports Centre, Edinburgh on the 3rd of June
Spectator tickets can be purchased here: -
We are using Area 1 which gives us tiered seating for 850 spectators. Coach tickets are available free of charge, one per academy and must be booked in advance.
We will be running both Gi and No-Gi divisions!
Early entry price is £35 for one division and £45 for both gi and no-gi. These prices run until 29th of April at midnight.
Late Entry price is £45 for one division and £55 for both gi and no gi. These prices run until either the close of entries at midnight on the 20th of May or we reach event capacity of 250 individual competitors.
The gi competition is open to all belt divisions.
No gi divisions are by BJJ rank or time served. If you train at a Gi school then follow the BJJ Belt (taking into account the other restrictions mentioned), otherwise it's time served.
The divisions are: -
Beginner - (White belt or less than 18 months experience, IBJJF white belt rules, 5 minute matches)
Intermediate - (Blue belts or between more than 18 months and less than 36 months experience, IBJJF blue belt rules, 6 minute matches)
Advanced (Purple belts plus those who have grappled for more than 36 months but less than 60 months uses IBJJF , 7 minute matches)
Elite (Brown and black belts plus those who have more than 60 months grappling experience. 8 minute matches)
There will be Masters divisions for all competitors aged between 30 and 39 inclusive and a Seniors division for competitors who are aged 40 or over. All masters and seniors matches are 5 minutes long.
Weigh-ins for those doing both gi and no-gi divisions will take place in the morning prior to your gi division. White belts will be weighed in between 8:45 and 9:30am. Other belts will weigh in between 10 and 10:30am. We intend to start the first gi divisions at 9:45am. If you are doing both gi and no-gi you only need to make weight once providing you select matching divisions. If you select two different categories you will need to weigh in twice.
Weigh-ins for those only doing the no-gi divisions will take place between 1 and 1:30 prior to the start of your no-gi division.
Weight Divisions are: -
Adult, Masters & Seniors
-57.5kg -64,0 kg/ - 70,0 kg/ -76,0 kg/ -82,3 kg/ -88,3 kg/ -94,3 kg/ -100,5 kg/ + 100,5 kg
-48.5 kg/ -53.5kg/ u58.5kg/ u64kg / u69kg/ u73kg / u79.3kg/ 79.3kg+
-55.5kg,-61.5kg,-67.5kg,-73.5kg,-79.5kg,-86.5kg,-91.5kg, -97.5kg, 97.5kg+.
-46.5kg, -51.5kg, -56.5kg, -61.5kg, -66.5kg, -71.5kg, -76.5kg, 76.5kg+.
Please note that divisions of less than 3 people will not run. Competitors will be emailed to see whether they wish to move to a higher weight category or be moved down in age group in the event of master and seniors entries. This is to prevent competitors being left with no matches due to no-shows in their division.
Also Dan grades in Judo , professional MMA fighters and those who have wrestled at a national level are ineligible to compete at white belt and must enter at blue belt minimum for gi and Intermediate for no gi regardless of BJJ grade.
All divisions will be run on a single elimination basis.
Open weight divisions are strictly limited to 16 competitors and are on a first come, first served basis. Details on the prizes on offer will follow soon.
We are also offering a team trophy for the team which tops the team points standings.
Closing date for all entries will be midnight on Saturday the 20th of May, no entries will be accepted after this point and initial brackets will be available by no later than Monday May the 22nd.
Competitors can use the Smoothcomp system to make a change in weight division up until midnight on Saturday the 27th of May, no changes in division will be considered after this date and any competitor who fails to make weight on the day will be disqualified without any possibility of refund. All payments must be made via Smoothcomp ahead of the event. We will not be accepting any cash on the day.
All competitors must make weight on our scales. There are no allowances given.
Please note, refunds will only be given in the event there is no one in a competitors division and they are unable to compete in a higher category. There are no refunds in the event of injury or other withdrawal prior to the event.
This event has a zero tolerance policy regarding inappropriate behavior by coaches, parents/guardians, spectators and competitors.
All in attendance must show some restraint when their students or team mates are fighting. There will be competitors and spectators of all ages at this event and we are here to set an example.
Any swearing, inappropriate gestures, violence (towards person or property) or berating the officials (regardless of any decisions they make) will not be tolerated.
If this happens, the referee/organiser has the right to disqualify that competitor, or to ask the person concerned to leave the area. If those concerned do not comply with the referee/organisers request the competitor will be disqualified from the event.
If a coach, parent or team mate encroaches onto the mat, or past any barriers that are in place, or man handles an official in any way, that person will be asked to leave the venue and the whole team may not be permitted to take any further part in the competition