4-MAN PROFESSIONAL TOURNAMENT
NAGA’S CHICAGO EVENT- EXPANDS INTO A TWO DAY TOURNAMENT
This will be the 2nd time that the NAGA returns to Chicago. Our last tournament in Chicago attracted over 600 competitors making it the largest single day we have ever run in a new sate. With such a tremendous turnout, we have expanded the event into two days!
SATURDAY we will hold all the ADULT NO-GI Competition.
SUNDAY will be all the CHILDREN, TEENS GI/NO-GI and ADULT GI Competition. Make it a great weekend with your family or friends and come to compete!
$2000 BIZ TEAM CHALLENGE
The NAGA and the sport of submission grappling are growing at a phenomenal rate. We want to attract as many new grapplers to the sport and our competitions as possible. BIZ will be sponsoring $2000 to the largest supporting Team of the NAGA Chicago Pro Am event. This includes competitors and spectators. When your pre-register or register at the door, our staff will tally up all those from each team. In the end, the team with the most grapplers and spectators over the two-day tournament will take home a fat check for $2,000!!! Please make sure you all register under the same team name!
OVER 135 GI & NO-GI DIVISIONS
The NAGA Chicago event has grown so large that we have increased the number of divisions to 135! This is the largest event we have ever had in the mid-west, more grapplers, more divisions, more awards!
EARLIER START TIME FOR ALL COMPETITIORS.
Doors will open at 8 AM, Rules Meeting at 10:00 AM – First Matches are at 11 AM Sharp both Saturday & Sunday. Adult Experts, Women, Masters, Executive and Directors please arrive before 9:30 AM. As with all NAGA events, we will work from Expert to Novice in order also help prevent sandbagging.
REMOVE SUBMISSIONS FOR THE BEGINNER KIDS
We want to attract as many new grapplers to the sport and our competitions as possible, especially the children. We feel there are many kids that would like to compete however the submission component may be a little too much for them at this early stage of grappling competition. All NAGA events with Children NO-Gi & Gi Beginner Divisions will be with “No Submission Points”. Kids that want to compete in submission matches can fight in the Intermediate/Advanced Kids Divisions. Beginner Children Gi & No-Gi Division Points will still be awarded for Take Downs, Guard Passes, Sweeps and Positioning. Children Beginner Divisions will be 3 Minutes in length. Every match will go the entire 3 minutes. We will also be removing NECK CRANKS in the Kids & Teens Divisions. Teen Beginners ages 15 through 17 years old will still be allowed to apply submissions.
All NAGA events are part of the nationwide ranking system entitled RANKED. Our goal is to determine who are the best grapplers in the country for various age, sex and skill levels. NAGA CHICAGO PRO AM will be Nationally Ranked.
We went all out renting the Cicero Stadium. This arena holds several thousand people and the stadium seating will provide an excellent view for friends and family to watch the competition.