is proud to present the
California Open 2004
Jiu-Jitsu Submission Grappling Tournament
I would like to cordially invite you and your academy to attend and compete in the 2nd California Open Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Submission Grappling Tournament to be held in Northern California. The event will be held at Half Moon Bay High School. Saturday and Sunday, November 20th and 21st, 2004. Over 300 athletes will compete in the white, blue, purple, brown, black, and professional black belt divisions. Cash prizes will be awarded for professional black belts. Athletes from all over the world including Brazil, Canada, Japan, and Europe are expected to come.
The gym can hold three mats. To insure that the tournament runs smoothly we recomend that all athletes and coaches be at the tournament at 9:00am on saturday.
Divisions for children will start at 10:00AM in the morning on Saturday. Followed by men's white belt, men's blue belt and so on. Super Fights will last 20 minutes featuring some great athletes. Sunday will be the No-Gi matches and will go in the same order. We are working on an online registration form, which is expected to be completed by early November.
Weigh in before your match on the day of the competition.
If you are over your listed weight you will be disqualified.(No exceptions.)
If this should happen you will be able to sign up for open class competition.
Competitor medals for
1st, 2nd and 3rd places
*** Team Trophies ***
1st,2nd,3rd,4th, and 5th Places
Points system as follows
1st place medal = 10 points
2nd place medal = 5 points
3rd place medal = 3 points
Points for both days will be counted after competition ends on Sunday.
Trophy ceremony will be held at the end of competition on Sunday.
I hope all take advantage of this opportunity to compete in the second year of this event in Half Moon Bay, Ca.
Included is a packet with complete information about registration, accommodations, rules, and other general information regarding the 2nd California Open. If you have questions please feel free to contact Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu of Half Moon Bay or Joao Pierini.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu of Half Moon Bay
2830 N. Cabrillo Hwy.
Half Moon Bay, Ca. 94019
Sincerley, Joao Pierini
Joao Marcos Pierini
Director, California Open
Black Belt 3rd Degree
Otavio de Almeida
President - Federation of Sao Paulo Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Black Belt 5th degree