This Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competition will offer Kids, Juveniles, Adult (Male and Female), and Masters Divisions in the Gi for all belt levels.
TIME & LOCATION:
The 2018 Southwest Classic will take place on October 13th and 14th at the Phoenix College located at 1202 W. Thomas Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85013
We will be using the IBJJF Rules (Please refer to the ibjjf.com website for the latest rules)
Read this for more information on rules: https://azbjjf.smoothcomp.com/en/federation/28/news/125
Early Registration Fee before FRIDAY 09/21/2018
Juveniles and Adults (16 and up) – $78
Kids Divisions - $68
Late Registration Fee from SATURDAY 09/22/2018 to FRIDAY 10/05/2018
Juveniles and Adults (16 and up) – $88
Kids Divisions - $78
All registrations must be received by Friday, October 5th by 11:59 pm
SPECTATOR FEES: $10 (Children under 12 is Free) - Attention parents, your child’s registration does not include the spectator fee
Early Registration Deadline: FRIDAY 09/21/2018 at 11:59 pm local time (Arizona)
Athlete Registration Deadline: FRIDAY 10/05/2018 at 11:59 pm local time (Arizona)
Competitor List Release: SATURDAY 10/06/2018
Athlete Correction Deadline: MONDAY 10/08/2018 at 9:00 pm local time (Arizona)
Schedule Release: THURSDAY 10/11/2018
Brackets Release: FRIDAY 10/12/2018
Tournament: SATURDAY 10/13/2018 & SUNDAY 10/14/2018
Tournament Starts at 10AM!
If you have any questions on this tournament please email [email protected]
The tournament is single elimination.
Medals will be awarded to the 1st place, 2nd place and 3rd place of each division.
Athletes will not compete for the third place. Two bronze medals will be given.
The top 5 academies in the Adult division will receive team trophies.
Read this for information on points and the competition season: https://azbjjf.smoothcomp.com/en/federation/28/news/124
Before his/her first fight, the athlete will check his/her weight with the Gi.
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 no tolerance on weight allowed.
Please make sure that you are in the correct weight division. You can not change divisions, if you do not make your designated division. No changes will be accepted in the tournament day, no refund.
Example: -107.0 lbs (Rooster) means athlete must weigh 107.0 lbs or below with their Gi on, 107.1 lbs will result in a disqualification.
Read this for more information on weigh classes: https://azbjjf.smoothcomp.com/en/reference/weight-classes
Athletes will receive a complimentary event t-shirt which they should pick up at the event. All shirts must be picked up at the event’s shirt booth. GD Events is not responsible for shipping forgotten t-shirts.
Athletes who place in 1st, 2nd and 3rd in their division will receive a medal at the event. All competitors must wear the gi on the podium. All the medals must be picked up at the event’s podium. GD Events is not responsible for shipping medals.
Each team can only have two athletes in the same division bracket (of age/weight/belt). If your team has more than 2 athletes in the same division, the professor needs to email [email protected] prior to professor’s correction deadline in order to create different teams for the same academy. This rule does not prevent you from registering for the event.
GD Events reserves the right to close registration when we reach full capacity, or on the day of the appointed event registration deadline, whichever comes first.
Before each fight, athletes will be asked to show their valid form of photo identification (ID) to the officials. Make sure you have it on hand
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 ibjjf.com website for the latest rules.
This tournament is organized by the GD Events in partnership with the Arizona Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (AZBJJF).
Saturday 13th: Kids, Blue and Brown Belts
Sunday 14th: White, Purple and Black Belts
Final Schedule Release: THURSDAY 10/11/2018