2019 WBJJA GI WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Greetings and welcome to our event in Bucharest, Romania! The tournament is open to all nations.
After WBJJA European Championship ( Only for European citizens) event succes we anouce the first WBJJA WORLD BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU CHAMPIONSHIP, for GI and NO-GI.
For the NO-GI division, please click the link: https://wbjja.smoothcomp.com/en/event/1993
This event it is scheduled for two days, the fryday - 27th and saturday 28 of September 2019, divided as follows:
Children Gi & NoGi: September friday 27th
Juvenils Gi&NoGi, Adults Gi & NoGi, Masters Gi &NoGi: September saturday 28th
The doors are open starting 08:00 AM and the event begins at 9:30 AM.
World Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Association reserves the right to close the registration before the deadline (for some or for all divisions) to the event in case of reaching the maximum number of participants per division
Art.1 2019 WORLD GI WBJJA CHAMPIONSHIP EVENT
This championship is organized by the World Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Association in collaboration with AGON SPORTS CLUB ASSOCIATION.
Art.2 TOURNAMENT FORMAT
2.1. The tournament will be pyramidal, the unbiased participants having a free match, randomly selected, by the smoothcomp platform;
2.2. The tournament will only have matches for the Gi division;
Depending on the number of participants, the tour can also be opened for the No-Gi division;
2.3. We apply the regular IBJJF score system with a few small changes that will be displayed;
2.4. Matches for men and women will take place at the same time;
2.5. Each division has weight categories and an OPEN category.
2.6. Each match allows a person (the coach) to instruct his athlete on the mattress;
2.7. The coach must be WBJJA approved;
2.8. Parents are not allowed in the contest area;
2.9. Each match will be judged by an official WBJJA referee ( World Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Association) in accordance with the classic BJJ rules, similar to IBJJF.
Art.3 OFFICIAL REFEREES
The official list of referees will be displayed on the event page.
Art.4. MATCHMAKING AND OPEN CATEGORY
4.1. We will place each competitor according to the belt, age category and weight category;
4.2. All athletes over the age of 18 are eligible for the Open tournament.
4.3. The registration at OPEN can take place in the same time with the registration for the categoty.
Art. 5. MEDALS AND RECOGNITION OF MERITS
5.1. The winners of each pyramid will receive the Gold medal and 9 points.
The second place will be awarded the Silver medal and 3 points;
5.2. The athletes placed in third and fourth place will receive both Bronze medals and one point;
5.3. Competitors will be able to take pictures or download the photos made by our professionals on the spot (hopefully with medals);
5.4. We will quantify the score earned by participating in the tournament for each competitor and team;
5.5. This ranking will be available on your personal Smoothcomp profile and will be classified over seasonal and overall periods.
Art. 6 RANKINGS
6.1. The rankings of the competitors are divided by age, weight, belt or experience. Team rankings are made taking into account team or academy points and the number of medals.
Art. 7. FREE AVAILABLE SERVICES
- 4 Professional Photographers.
- Medical teams.
- 1 warming up mattress and 4 - 5 competition surfaces
Art. 8. EVENT VOLUNTEERING
8.1. Tasks will be easy and will not take more than 2-3 hours (setting up competition areas, sports adverts, water delivery, etc.);
8.2. If you want to volunteer as an arbitrator or engage in more time-consuming and / or complicated tasks, please contact us before the event at [email protected] We can provide free meals and / or pay.
Art. 9. RULES
9.1. Athletes and coaches must always have an identification document with a recent photo with them. These may be required by arbitrators or competition staff;
9.2. The rules follow the traditional BJJ format, similar to IBJJF (http://ibjjf.com/rules) with the small changes that will be displayed on this page;
9.3. Athletes in the following situations can not participate in the white belt division competition:
- Brown and black belts from JUDO, Traditional Ju Jitsu or Grappling;
- Those who have experience in amateur or professional MMA competitions.
Art. 10. REGISTRATION FORMALITIES
10.1. Athletes must register for each division in which they wish to participate;
10.2. Pre-registration required. We do not accept on-site registration or unfinished registrations before the registration deadline (September 24th , 2019).
Art. 11. CHANGE OF DIVISIONS
11.1 After the registration is complete, you may continue to make changes to the category in which you have registered until the last day of the changeover deadline (September 25th , 2019, 23:59);
11.2. You can adjust the registration details on your Smoothcomp account;
11.3. After the registration deadline has expired, your details can no longer be changed.
11.4. WBJJA can not guarantee that each competitor will have an opponent on the category to which he has entered, but makes every effort that each participant has a match, which is why we reserve the right to allocate you to another reasonable division if after the deadline you are alone in the division as follows:
a) For children: competitors under 18 to whom we will not find an opponent using the algorithm described, will automatically be classified to the SUPERIOR BELT CATEGORY, then the immediately upper age, with no age difference bigger than 2 years. For the safety of the athletes, there will be no weight classes for children.
b) For adults: Competitors to whom we will not find an opponent will automatically be classified as SUPERIOR BELT CATEGORY, AGE AND / OR WEIGHT.
11.5. The minor contestants of the 17 year old category can only participate in Adult matches with parental signature, but can not participate in ADULT / Senors.
ART.12 PARTICIPATION FEES
Please reserve your place in the competition in advance to benefit from the discounts
If payments are made closer to the closing date, the participation fee will be higher
Early registrations, until July 15st :
Children: 25 EURO / division
Adults: 40 EURO / adult
Open: 10 EURO
Normal registration until August 30th :
Children: 35 EURO / division
Adults: 55 EURO / adult.
Open: 15 EURO
Late registration until September 23th :
Children: 50 EURO / division
Adult 70 EURO / adult division
Open: 20 EURO
Entrance fee for viewers: 5 euros or equivalent in Romanian currency.
Payment must be made before the deadline (September 23th , 2019) online via the Smoothcomp platform.
Art.13 RETURN POLICY OF THE REGISTRATION TAX
13.1. You will be refunded the registration fee only if we can not associate with someone in your age category, belt (s) + weight category (seniors);
13.2. The registration fee will not be refunded if you do not fit within the weight category you have chosen or if you are not present at the competition area when the match begins;
13.3. All returns have as deadline September 23th, 2019. If your scheduled matches can not happen for reasons beyond our control ( your scheduled competitor withdraws from registration after the closing date, injuries, etc.), we will give you gratuitousness for the next event we will organize;
13.4. Matches that can not occur due to disqualification, as set out in the Competition Rules, do not entitle participants to claim refunds.
Art.14. TRAKING OF MATCH PLANNIFICATION
You can watch real time match planning by following our Smoothcomp platform.
During the tournament you can check the matches that are held and the next two matches that follow on the main display screen in the hall.
There will also be sound announcements for matches (the one starting , on which surface, as well as the next two matches)
14.1. It is allocated 1 minute for athletes to to present themselves on the mattress at the beginning of the match.
5 minutes are allocated for athletes to resolve any equipment or personal issue that may be reported by tournament staff.
Art. 15 WEIGHING
15.1. Each competitor must be within the weight limit he chose at the time of the check-in or when he enters the competition;
This is the only time we carry out the weighing and is valid for the rest of the competition;
15.2. Weighing takes place dressed with Gi. The scale tolerance is 0.
Art.16. MEDICAL PROBLEMS
16.1. It is the responsibility of each athlete to ensure that he / she is medically fit, is up to date with medical check-ups and has the permission of a sports physician to participate in the tournament. For minors, responsibility lies with the parent / guardian or coach accompanying him / her;
16.2. On site there will be a team of doctors and paramedics for first aid and possible tour-related injuries;
16.3. The organizer will not be able to treat other conditions that are not related to an accident during the tournament (such as headaches or stomachaches).
Consequently, each team member must take the necessary medical measures in order to be able to participate in safety and comfort at the sporting competition;
16.4. Insurance for any type of injury is the responsibility of each sportsman / parent / coach.
17.1. For those in need of a visa, WBJJA offers an invitation to participate to the event.
Please make sure you meet the conditions for obtaining it.
WBJJA is not responsible if this document can not be obtained.
For the personalized invitation, please email us at [email protected]
The list is to be updated.
Note: WBJJA is not responsible for any loss of property during the contest.
IMPORTANT: Please check this page regularly to keep up-to-date if there are any changes that may occur during the subscriptions.
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