Invitation to the 3rd California Open 2005
International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & Submission Grappling Tournament
I would like to cordially invite you and your academy to attend and compete in the 3rd California Open International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & Submission Grappling Tournament to be held in Northern California at Half Moon Bay High School. The event will take place on Saturday and Sunday, November 19th and 20th, 2005. Over 400 athletes will compete in the white, blue, purple, brown, black, and professional black belt divisions.This year there will only be two weight classes for the black belt division.174 & below and 175 & up. the winner of each weight class will receive $1,500 and second place will receive $200 and a medal. First place team will also receive championship trophy and $1,000 cash prize. Also every champion of every adult category will receive a 1 year membership in the California state Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu league. Attention all members of the league will receive a 15% discount on registration fees. Athletes from all over the world including Brazil, Canada, Japan, and Europe are expected to come.
*** Team Trophies ***
will be awarded For 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 kids and adults for both days will be counted after competition ends on Sunday.
Trophy ceremony will be held at the end of competition on Sunday.
This year the gym will have four mats to speed up the pace of competition.
Divisions for children with GI will start at 9:00 am in the morning on Saturday. Followed by men's white belt, men's blue belt and so on. Super Fights will last 10 minutes featuring some great athletes. Sunday will be the No-GI matches and they will go in the same order. This year we will have the Paypal registration form online again as well as printable registration forms to fax in. We are working on the Paypal system to simplify registration and bracket issues that we experienced last year. We expect the system to work perfectly this year and encourage registration online.
Weigh-ins will be held on the day of the competition before your scheduled match.
Weight for gi competition is with gi on.
Members of the California State Brazilian JiuJitsu League recieve a discount 15% registration fees.
I hope all take advantage of this opportunity to compete in the third 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 3rd California Open. If you have questions please feel free to contact Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu of Half Moon Bay or Joao Pierini.
Attention: We recomend early registration
Registration fees before nov. 15th as follows:
Pricing GI. and No GI.
Only GI. - $50.00
Both - $75.00
Only GI. - $40.00
Both - $65.00
Only GI. - $35.00
Both - $50.00
Attention: no registration forms will be accepted after Nov. 15th. Sorry no exceptions.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu of Half Moon Bay
2830 N. Cabrillo Hwy.
Half Moon Bay, Ca. 94019
Sincerely, Joao Pierini
Joao Marcos Pierini
Director, California Open
Black Belt 3rdDegree