2022 Denver Classic Judo Championship
We are excited to announce the 2022 Denver Classic Judo Championships to be held Saturday, October 22, 2022 at Gateway High School in Aurora, CO. Divisions will be available for novice and advanced competitors in the junior, senior, and veterans/masters divisions, as well as kata. Athletes from all states are welcome!
WEIGH IN NOTE: Coaches may weigh in their players the Thursday prior to competition, October 20, 2022. Weights must be submitted to [email protected] no later than noon on Friday, October 21, 2022. All players are subject to weight verification at the tournament site on Saturday.
The published weight divisions will be modified and/or combined based on the age and weight ranges of the contestants entered.
Held under the sanction of Colorado Judo League and USA Judo; Sanction #00224
Tournament Director: Heidi Moore
Head Referee: Marcos Batan, IJF B
Eligibility: Open competition. Contestants from all states are welcome. All contestants must be currently registered and insured with one of the following national organizations: USA Judo (NGB, USJI), USJF, or USJA. (Membership in USA Judo will be available at the tournament site during registration.) See below for age/weight eligibility. Foreign competitors will need to provide a letter from their national federation giving approval for their participation.
Awards: Medals for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in all divisions. Championship belts and cash awards for the winners of the men’s and women’s open divisions. Team Trophies for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams.
IJF Rules with the following modifications:
Pre-2004 rules regarding medical attention will be used.
Match times: Seniors – 4 minutes, unlimited golden score, Juniors and Masters – 3 minutes, 1 minute golden score
Juniors 12 and under: Chokes and Armlocks NOT allowed.
13-14: Armlocks NOT allowed.
Senior Novice and Masters Novice Categories: Armlocks NOT allowed.
The following elimination system will be used:
1. More than 5 competitors: Modified double elimination
2. 5 or fewer competitors: Round Robin elimination
Roll Call: Kata: 8:30am
Junior Categories: 9:30am (or immediately following kata competition)
Senior, Masters: Not before 12:30pm
Open division: At the conclusion of senior and master competition
Categories: Senior Divisions: Open to male and female competitors who are 15 years and older
Senior Novice Divisions: Open to male and female competitors who are 15 years and older who are below Brown Belt (Sankyu).
Senior Open Division: The open division is open to all senior competitors. Registration will be available the day of competition as well as in advance.
Masters Divisions: Open to male and female competitors who are 30 years and older.
Masters Novice Divisions: Open to male and female competitors who are 30 years and older and below Brown Belt (Sankyu).
Junior Boys and Girls Divisions: Athletes ages 5 – 16 years may enter the junior category.
Junior Novice Boys and Girls Divisions: Athletes ages 5 – 16 years and who are WHITE or YELLOW BELTS ONLY may enter the junior novice divisions. ½ yellow - ½ orange belts may enter the novice category.
Kata: Kata divisions will be offered for Nage no Kata, Katame no Kata, Ju no Kata, and Kime no Kata. All teams will be allowed to demonstrate their kata regardless of the number of entries.
Competitors may enter as many divisions as they wish.
Judogi: The use of blue judogi is optional. All competitors MUST have a white judogi. Competitors called to the “white” side MUST wear white, and will not be allowed to compete in a blue judogi.
Females must wear a white or off-white t-shirt with no markings or embellishments under the gi.
Age and Weight divisions
Junior Boys & Girls 6 & under -42lbs -51lbs -62lbs +62lbs
Junior Boys & Girls 7 & 8 -55lbs -68lbs -77lbs +77lbs
JUNIOR BOYS AND GIRLS 8 YEARS AND BELOW MAY BE COMBINED IN CO-ED DIVISIONS!!!*
Junior Boys 9 & 10 -66lbs -75lbs -84lbs -95lbs +95lbs
11 & 12 -75lbs -90lbs -105lbs -120lbs +120lbs
13 & 14 -94lbs -110lbs -128lbs -150lbs -176lbs +176lbs
15 & 16 -121lbs -132lbs -145lbs -161lbs -178lbs -198lbs +198lbs
Junior Girls 9 & 10 -66lbs -75lbs -84lbs -95lbs +95lbs
11 & 12 -75lbs -84lbs -97lbs -108lbs +108lbs
13 & 14 -99lbs -110lbs -121lbs -132lbs -148lbs +148lbs
15 & 16 -99lbs -106lbs -114lbs -125lbs -139lbs -154lbs +154lbs
Senior Men -132lbs -145lbs -161lbs -178lbs -198lbs -220lbs +220lbs Open
Senior Women -106lbs -114lbs -125lbs -139lbs -154lbs -172lbs +172lbs Open
Masters Men -132lbs -145lbs -161lbs -178lbs -198lbs -220lbs +220lbs
Masters Women -106lbs -114lbs -125lbs -139lbs -154lbs -172lbs +172lbs
*Masters Competitors: If possible, masters will be broken down by age.
1. A competitor who voluntarily enters an age or weight division that is higher than his or her normal division must abide by the rules of that division. Example: a competitor whose age would normally not allow the use of chokes (or armlocks), is subject to choking (or armlock) techniques if he or she voluntarily enters a division where chokes (or armlocks) are allowed.
2. Contestants who complete in two or more categories must submit two or more entry forms and pay two or more entry fees.
All age/weight categories may be modified depending on the weight range of the contestants entered and after considering fairness and safety of the competitors. Coaches, competitors, and/or parents will be advised if any published weight category is changed.
Any situation not covered by the above will be decided by the tournament director after
considering the safety of, and fairness to, all contestants.
Decisions by the tournament director are final!
October 22, 2022
7:30 - 8:30 Walk up registration and weigh in for junior athletes and kata
8:30 Kata competition
Junior competition - Immediately following conclusion of kata, no earlier than 9:30am
11:00 - 12:00 Walk up registration and weigh in for seniors and veterans/masters
Senior and Masters competition - no earlier that 1:00pm
Open division - immediately at the close of senior competition
All competitors must have a current membership in USA Judo, USJA, or USJF. Only USA Judo members from Colorado can be verified at the tournament venue.
MAAPP Policy The Center for SafeSport has developed the Minor Athlete Prevention Policies (MAAPP) which USA Judo has adapted to our own sport. The MAAPP is a collection of proactive and training policies comprised of two parts; Education & Training Policy that requires training for certain Adult Participants and the Required Prevention Policies, focused on limiting one-on-one interactions between Adult Participants and Minor Athletes to prevent abuse. The full MAAPP policy and the reporting mechanism for SafeSport infractions can be found at https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Judo/MAAPP .
Gateway High School »
1300 S Sable Blvd Aurora CO 80012
Senior Men Open
Senior Women Open
Men 30 and older
Women 30 and older
Price shown is for each player