Vancouver grappling tournament Jan 22

Saturday Jan 22 2011
Entry Fee: $30 one division (Gi or No-Gi), $45 both divisions (Gi and No-Gi).

Start time:
11:00 a.m - 11:30 Registration, Weigh-Ins and Tournament fees paid.
12:00 p.m. - Tournament Start
4:00 p.m. - Anticipated end time

Directions & Parking: Vancouver Technical Secondary, 2600 East Broadway, Vancouver, BC. Free Parking available at the school and on the street. Get there early for good parking. The school is accessible by public transit. RENFREW SKYTRAIN is 2 blocks away.

Draw: Gi and No-Gi Divisions - Double Elimination format Round-Robin may be used for weight classes with few participants.

Eligibility: Athletes 17 and older. You may be asked for proof of age.

Weights: Men: 60, 66, 74, 84, 96, 120 kg and Absolute (open weight category).
Women: 55, 59, 63, 67 kg and Absolute (open weight category).

Awards: For top three placers at each weight.

Grappling has been integrated by FILA in 2006 and is managed by the World Grappling Committee whose task is to coordinate and to develop this discipline at the international level. Grappling is one of the most important disciplines of the World and European Wrestling Games organized every year by FILA.
Grappling matches last five minutes and are refereed by a referee and a judge.

Grapplers wear shorts and a tight shirt (No-Gi) or kimonos (Gi). The match won on points or is interrupted when a grappler who is in a submission situation 'taps-out,' to let know that he or she has been defeated or when the referee considers that he or she will not able to make it without getting hurt and pronounces a « catch ».


ill have to check it out