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Rules

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WEIGH-INS

Competitors are permitted to weigh-in the day before the tournament at a scheduled time or on the day of their matches.
(Gi not required for weigh-in).

If the Competitor does not make weight the day before weigh-in, they will be permitted another weigh-in before their division starts.
If the Competitor does not make weight before their division starts, they will be disqualified.

WEIGHT DIVISIONS

-24 kg (-52.9 lbs) Junior Straw Weight
-28 kg (-61.7 lbs) Junior Fly Weight
-32 kg (-70.5 lbs) Junior Feather Weight
-36 kg (-79.4 lbs) Junior Light Weight
-40 kg (-88.2 lbs) Junior Middle Weight
-45 kg (-99.2 lbs) Junior Heavy Weight
-50 kg (-110.2 lbs) Straw Weight
-55 kg (-121.3 lbs) Fly Weight
-60 kg (-132.3 lbs) Bantam Weight
-65 kg (-143.3 lbs) Feather Weight
-70 kg (-154.3 lbs) Light Weight
-76 kg (-167.6 lbs) Welter Weight
-83 kg (-183 lbs) Middle Weight
-91 kg (-200.6 lbs) Heavy Weight
-100 kg (-220.5 lbs) Super Heavy Weight
+100 kg (220.5 lbs) Open Weight

ATTIRE:

*Inappropriate language or Imagery is not allowed

GI DIVISIONS

Competitors must wear a BJJ Gi/Rashguard that is clean and in good condition. Rashguards are optional for all Gi Events.

NOGI DIVISIONS

Competitors must wear a Rashguard, Grappling Shorts with/without Spats that are clean and in good condition. Rashguards must be worn for all Nogi Events.

MATCH DURATION

Ages 4 – 6     (2 minutes)
Ages 7 – 17   (3 minutes)
Ages 18+       (4 minutes)
Ages 18+       (5 minutes) – EXPERT/PURPLE/BROWN/BLACK BELTS & PRO DIVISIONS

GENERAL

The tournament format is Round Robin.
When Divisions are larger than 5 competitors, groups will be formed and there will be an elimination round.

If a competitor is called and no response was received, we will continue to the next match.

After the match there will be a final call for the said competitor to respond and if none was received, their opponent will be awarded an automatic win.

Competitors will be combined with the closest Age, Weight and Experience.

We reserve the right to adjust divisions during the day of the event.

HOW TO WIN

Matches are won by submission in regulation or in overtime by submission/fastest escape/referee decision (Ages 6+).
For Ages 4-5, IBJJF Points System only (no submissions).

Match Points Settings:
· Won by Submission in Regulation =  4 Points
· Won by Submission in Overtime = 3 Points
· Won by Fastest Escape (Applies only to overtime) = 2 Points
· Won by Walkover = 2 Point
· Won by Disqualification = 2 Point

Best Team Placement Settings:
· 1st place = 9 Points
· 2nd place = 3 Points
· 3rd place = 1 Point

Points awarded for different win methods are added to Team Placement Points:
· Won by Submission in Regulation = 4 Points
· Won by Submission in Overtime = 3 Points
· Won by Fastest Escape (Applies only to overtime) = 2 Points
· Won by Walkover = 2 Point
· Won by Disqualification = 2 Point

Tiebreaker Settings for Round Robin in order of priority:
· Sum of match points
· Head to head
· Number of wins by submission
· Fastest submission (in seconds)
. Shortest total time in won matches
· Number of wins by decision

DISQUALIFICATION

· On the third warning (penalties) of performing a ‘Prohibited Action’.

AVA GLOBAL SEASON RANKINGS

Ranking Categories:

-Top Pros

-Top Adults

-Top Masters

-Top Youths

-Top Teams

*Academy and Athlete rankings are based on points that competitors receive from placing first, second, or third.

STANDINGS VALUE

1st Place: 9 pts

2nd Place: 3 pts

3rd Place: 1 pt

*Points are only valid for the rank category where they are received and are non-transferable.

*Points received by competitors who are alone in their divisions will still be counted towards the athlete’s individual ranking.

PRO DIVISION END OF SEASON EVENT

At the end of the season, we will hold our champions finale with the winner receiving the prize money collected throughout the year in which each competitor in a tournament division contributes $50 to the total pool of prize money.

Prizes (how it is distributed among the winners):

1st place – 60%
2nd place – 35%
3rd place – 15%

Example:

There are 5 Nogi Pro tournaments in one year.

There are 20 fighters in this division for each tournament.

That equals to 100 competitors (each worth $50) which totals $5000.

$5000 is divided according to placement percentages.

5 Nogi Pro tournaments x 20 fighters = 100 competitors in the year

100 competitors x $50 = $5000

$5000 will then be divided according to the above placement percentages.

*Every tournament will have points assigned to each winner on the podium.

*To compete at the end of season finale, you will need to have a minimum of one point to qualify.

*Former Pro Champions are eligible to compete at the year end exhibition without point requirements.

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