The Submission Hunt Adheres to the IBJJF standard for both Gi & No Gi:

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WHAT DO I WEAR WHEN I COMPETE?

Go Here http://ibjjf.com/uniform For Uniform Rules

Go Here http://ibjjf.com/championships/weigh-ins/ For Weigh In Rules

Divisions

Age Groups

The age division to which an athlete belongs is determined by the age the athlete is or will be on the year of a given tournament (i.e. Current Year minus Birth Year = Age Division)

  • Mite (Ages 4-6 years) | Match Duration: 2min
  • Pee Wee (Ages 7-9 years) | Match Duration: 3min
  • Junior (Ages 10-12 years) | Match Duration: 4min
  • Teen (Ages 13-15 years) | Match Duration: 4min
  • Juvenile (Ages 16-17) | Match Duration: 5min
  • Adult (Ages 18-29 years) | Match Duration: 5min (White), 6min (Blue), 7min (Purple), 8min (Brown), 10min (Black)
  • Masters Men (Ages 30-44 years) | Match Duration: 5min (White/Blue), 6min (Purple/Brown/Black)
  • Masters Men (Ages 45+ years) | Match Duration: 5min
  • Masters Women (Ages 30+ years) | Match Duration: 5min (White/Blue), 6min (Purple/Brown/Black)

 

Adult & Juvenile Gi Weight Classes (16 years +) Weigh in just before 1st match

Weight Division Juvenile Male (16-17yrs) Juvenile Female (16-17yrs) Adult/Masters Male Adult/Masters Female
Rooster     127 lbs 107 lbs
Light-Feather 129 lbs 106.5 lbs 141.5 lbs 118lbs
Feather 141.5 lbs 116 lbs 154.5 lbs 129 lbs
Light 152.5 lbs 125 lbs 168 lbs 141.5 lbs
Middle 163.5 lbs 133.5 lbs 181.5 lbs 152.5 lbs
Medium-Heavy 175 lbs 143.5 lbs 195 lbs 163.5 lbs
Heavy 186 lbs 152 lbs 208 lbs 175 lbs
Super-Heavy 197 lbs No Max Weight 222 lbs No Max Weight
Ultra Heavy No Max Weight   No Max Weight  

No-Gi Adult & Juvenile Weight Classes (16 years +) Weigh in just before 1st match

Weight Division Juvenile Male (16-17yrs) Juvenile Female (16-17yrs) Adult/Masters Male Adult/Masters Female
Rooster 114 lbs   122.5 lbs  
Light-Feather 125 lbs 103 lbs 136 lbs 103 lbs
Feather 136 lbs 114 lbs 149 lbs 114 lbs
Light 147 lbs 125 lbs 162.5 lbs 125 lbs
Middle 158 lbs 136 lbs 175.5 lbs 136 lbs
Medium-Heavy 169 lbs 147 lbs 188.5 lbs 147 lbs
Heavy 180 lbs No Maximum Weight 202 lbs No Maximum Weight
Super-Heavy 191 lbs   215 lbs  
Ultra Heavy No Maximum Weight   No Maximum Weight  
 
 

Youth Weight Classes (4-15 years) Boys & Girls

Weigh in just before 1st match

Weight Division Mite (4-6yrs) Pee Wee (7-9yrs) Junior (10-12yrs) Teen (13-15yrs)
Light 48.5 lbs 67 lbs 89 lbs 116 lbs
Middle 62 lbs 80 lbs 106 lbs 125 lbs
Heavy 75.5 lbs 93.5 lbs 125 lbs 152.5 lbs
Ultra-Heavy No Max Weight No Max Weight No Max Weight No Max Weight

 

HOW DO I FIND THE TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE?

It will be posted to our website. On the day of the tournament you can follow along on the Smoothcomp event page.

WHAT IF THERE IS NO ONE IN MY AGE DIVISION OR WEIGHT CLASS?

You will receive an email from info@submissionhunt.com providing you with options for moving up a weight class, and/or to another age class, or to receive a refund.

CAN I CHANGE MY WEIGHT OR AGE CLASS AFTER I REGISTER?

You can change your weight or age class (for Masters) up to 9pm on the Wednesday before the event date.

CAN I GET A REFUND IF I DON’T COMPETE?

If, after you register, you can’t compete, you must request a refund before the Athlete correction date (usually 9PM Wednesday prior to tournament). Refunds will not be granted after this date except if: a) there is no one in your division and you don’t agree to the match options provided by Submission Hunt; b) You are in a division with one other person, they drop out prior to the event and you don’t agree with match options provided by Submission Hunt.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO COMPETE?

You should come prepared with enough food and water for the time that you are at the tournament. Some of our venues do not allow outside food into our events due to union/venue contracts, or may not have an on-site restaurant or vending machines. For hygiene reasons, you must wear footwear within the bull pen and mat side. Therefore, you should bring shoes or flip flops to wear beyond the bull pen. You may bring your gym bag mat side.

WHEN SHOULD I ARRIVE?

You should arrive at the gym no later than 60 minutes before you compete. If we can start a division early because all competitors are available we will do so. We will NOT start a division early if all competitors are not present. You should be prepared to be called to the bull pen 15 to 30 minutes before your schedule match time.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I’M LATE AND MISS MY MATCH?

Each division is called to the bull pen to report to a specific ring coordinator over the sound system. If you do not show at the bull pen, you will specifically be called to the bull pen three times. If you do not show after the third call you will be disqualified. You can NOT join your bracket after you have been disqualified.

WHAT IF I DECIDE I JUST DON’T WANT TO COMPETE THE DAY OF THE TOURNAMENT?

If you decide not to compete the day of the tournament you should tell your ring coordinator when you are called to the bull pen or one of the Ring Coordinator Supervisors. This will help us stay on schedule by not having to wait for someone to show at the bull pen that has decided not to compete.

WHEN DO I WEIGH IN?

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. 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.

IS THERE AN OVERWEIGHT ALLOWANCE?

There is no allowance for adults or kids.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I DON’T MAKE WEIGHT?

If you don’t make weight you will be disqualified. There is no refund for not making weight and you can NOT change your weight class the day of the event. Kids are also disqualified but are given an exhibition mat (no medal or points given), where they will get at least one match.

I’VE CHECKED IN AT THE BULL PEN AND BEEN CHECKED THROUGH. BUT I FORGOT MY WATER – CAN I LEAVE TO GO GET IT?

Preferably, you should NOT leave the bull pen once you are checked in and should have someone else bring you what you have forgotten. If you do have to leave you MUST tell your ring coordinator and you will be required to have you Gi checked when you return. If you are not available when your match is ready you will be disqualified.

CAN I LEAVE THE MATS IF I’M WAITING FOR MY NEXT MATCH?

Your ring coordinator will tell you where you should wait between your matches or if you have been eliminated. Usually they will have you remain mat side or ask you to wait in the bull pen area. If you are not available when your next match is ready you will be disqualified. If you have placed you should make your way to the medal podium as soon as possible.

IS THERE FIRST AID ON SITE?

All our tournaments have independent, professional first aid attendants whose only duties that day are to provide first aid services to athletes and spectators.

WHAT QUALIFICATIONS DO THE REFEREES POSSESS?

Our referees are all brown/black belts that have certified through the MWBJJF Referee course. We aim to bring in the best referees with experience at the Worlds level.

Competitor Guidelines

Hygiene & medical

  • Indoor footwear should be worn at all times when not on the mat.
  • Indoor footwear should be worn especially in restrooms.
  • Competitors’ finger and toe nails should be trimmed and short.
  • Long hair should be tied up so as not to cause opponents any discomfort.
  • Competitors MUST use indoor footwear up to the match area and wherever their use is permitted.
  • For all medical issues, the tournament medic has the final say on whether to allow an athlete to compete or not.

Youth competitors

  • Parents, guardians, and youth competitors: please arrive early to the facility, there will be a table for competitors with several lines. Competitors and parents go to this table where your childs name will be checked against our competitor list for entry.
  • If you are a spectator, the entry fee is $10 for adults, kids under 12 is free.
  • Competitors should immediately go weigh in at the test scale, wearing your uniform. This gives you an a chance to check your weight before the official weigh in, there is no tolerance on weight at the official weigh in. If you are over by 0.1 with your Gi on, you will be disqualified.
  • Watch the screen to tell you when to enter the bullpen area where you will fight.
  • Remember to pick up your competitor T-Shirt as well.
  • When it is time for your match, your ring coordinator will return to the bull pen and bring you to the mat where you will wait for the referee’s instruction to enter the mats. You can NOT step onto the mats without direction from the referee.
  • After your match, you cannot leave the mat to celebrate until after the referee has raised your hand and dismissed you from the mats.
  • Once your match is finished you should either wait mat side for instructions from your ring coordinator or the scorekeeper or return to the bull pen to wait your next match.
  • If you are a medal winner in your division, you must exit through the bullpen and make your way to the podium to pick up your medal. You have to wear your Gi when at the podium.
  • Weigh-In Policies and Procedures for the Kids Division (4-15 yrs):

    If a child weighs in over their weight limit, is registered in the wrong division, or have no matches in their registered bracket (chose not to move in age/weight/gender or alone in bracket) they will NOT compete in their division. However, they will still receive a chance to compete in a separate bracket where they will be matched-up accordingly (belt, age, gender and weight) against another competitor in the same situation. These matches will be exhibition only, no points will be awarded towards their team.

    During the tournament, any mistakes on the brackets that were not corrected on the check-day (Tuesday before the tournament) will lead to immediate disqualification. NO CHANGES WILL BE MADE AFTER THE REGISTRATION CHECK DATE!

    Every athlete will be given an opportunity of AT LEAST one match. There will be a designated Mat Coordinator responsible for setting up matches in cases of only one competitor in the bracket or disqualified competitors, upon coaches, parents, and organization approval. These matches will be EXHIBITION ONLY and no points will be awarded towards their team.

    We don’t guarantee that all kids will have more than one match. In a 4 person bracket, the kid loses in the semi finals, they will compete for the third place to have an extra match. When there are only two kids in the division, they will compete in a best-of-three system. Divisions or weight classes are subject to change. We do NOT offer refunds***

    ****Exception to NO-REFUND policy: Athletes who are alone in their bracket are eligible to receive a full refund of the registration fee if they email the tournament’s Registration Support info@submissionhunt.com and request to withdraw their name from the competition prior to the end of the appointed event registration check day.

ADULT COMPETITORS

  • Prior to the event, please make note of your division and start time.
  • Please arrive a minimum of 90 minutes prior to your division start time.
  • At the entrance to the facility, there will be a table for competitors with several lines. Competitors go to this table where your name will be checked against our competitor list for entry.
  • If you are a spectator, the entry fee is $10 for adults, kids under 12 is free.
  • Competitors should immediately go weigh in at the test scale, wearing your uniform. This gives you an a chance to check your weight before the official weigh in, there is no tolerance on weight at the official weigh in. If you are over by 0.1 with your Gi on, you will be disqualified.
  • Watch the TV screens for when your match should be in the bullpen area
  • Once your division has been called, you may be instructed to remain in the warm up area (do NOT leave this area) or your ring coordinator will bring you into the bull pen to have your Gi checked and then onto the processed area to await the start of your match. You can NOT leave the bull pen or processed area or you will be disqualified.
  • When it is time for your match, your ring coordinator will return to the bull pen and bring you to the mat where you will wait for the referee’s instruction to enter the mats. You can NOT step onto the mats without direction from the referee.
  • After you match, you cannot leave the mat to celebrate until after the referee has raised your hand and dismissed you from the mats.
  • Once your match is finished you should either wait mat side for instructions from your ring coordinator or the scorekeeper or return to the bull pen to wait your next match.
  • If you are a medal winner in your division, you must exit through the bullpen and make your way to the podium to pick up your medal. You have to wear your Gi when at the podium.
  • If you are an adult medal winner and you wish to go into the open division you will need to signup for it at the podium. Tell the podium staff you wish to do so.