I’ve written this out before, but my ideal ruleset would be as follows:
Points for side control (2pts), mount (3pts) and back control (3pts) only.
No points for sweeps/takedowns, guard passing, or knee on belly
7 min match, win by sub or first to 10 points. If match goes full length, then winner is fighter with most points.
My reasoning is as follows:
If BJJ is supposedly about “position before submission”, then we should be rewarding gaining dominant control positions, not sweeps or takedowns. If I take you down and land in your guard, I don’t have control. But yet currently I score points for that, despite you having more ability to control me then I have to control you. Same with sweeps - I can sweep and end up in your half guard, still lacking dominant control. So I don’t think that should score.
As for removing guard passing points, you’ll still get points if you get past the guard and establish control from either side mount or mount. But what you won’t get is passing points plus mount points if you pass straight to mount. You just get the mount points, which to me is enough reward for passing guard. I don’t think extra points are needed.
The final difference is the ability to end the match early via points victory. It was used years in a comp in SoCal and by all accounts was very well received. Plus I think it’s fucking pointless to have matches where someone racks up 20 points. If you’re scoring anytime you want, just fucking get the submission and stop being a show off.