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Adults/Masters (Male and Female)
Youth Divisions (Male and Female Combined)
Teens (13-15) and Young Adults (16-17) Divisions
Teens 13-15 Years Gi & Nogi: Belt ranks are White, Grey, Yellow, Orange, and Green.
Young Adults 16-17 Years Gi & Nogi: Belt ranks are White, Blue, and Purple.
The tournament is designed to incentivize submission wins in regulation time. Points are awarded for different win methods as follows:
Points are also awarded for team placements:
In the event of a tie, the following criteria will be used in order of priority to determine the winner:
A professional medical team will be available on-site to provide necessary medical services and ensure the safety of all participants.
Athletes are expected to maintain good personal hygiene. This includes keeping finger and toenails trimmed and short. Long hair should be securely tied up to avoid causing discomfort to opponents.
Athletes using hair dye that could potentially stain an opponent’s Gi will be disqualified. Please ensure your hair dye is non-transferable during physical contact.
Athletes are required to wear appropriate footwear up to the match area and in all permitted areas. This helps maintain the cleanliness of the competition space.
If an athlete is found to have skin lesions during the inspection, they will be directed to the event’s medical area. Athletes must present a medical certificate stating that the lesion is not contagious and poses no risk to other competitors.
The event’s medical team has the final authority to decide whether an athlete is fit to compete or not. This is to ensure the safety and well-being of all participants.
These awards are based on the accumulated rank over the entire season.
These awards are presented at the season finale tournament.
These awards are presented at the Western tournaments.
These awards are presented at regional tournaments.
Points are accumulated by athletes and teams from each tournament throughout the year.
Points are reset annually. Points earned from each tournament decrease gradually, with a 50% reduction after one year from the event date. This ensures rankings remain current and accurately represent players’ performance levels. After two years, the rankings associated with that event depreciate to zero.
Note: Regional tournaments multiply placement points by 1, Coastal tournaments by 2, and Ultra tournaments by 3.
Pro Placement Winners:
The grand prize money is split among the AVA Ultra tournament champions and the highest-ranked players of the season. As more elite competitors sign up, the prize pool grows. Each competitor in a Pro division contributes $50 from their registration to the prize pool.
AVA Season Pro Winners:
Pros compete throughout the season, accumulating ranking points. Only the top placers will take home the ultimate cash prize.
AVA Ultra Pro Winners:
Pros must earn enough points (4 or more needed) to advance to the AVA Ultra, where they compete for the grand cash prize and the title of AVA Ultra Champion.
Current Cash Pool:
By adhering to this Code of Conduct, we can create a safe, positive, and enjoyable AVA tournament experience for everyone involved. Thank you for your cooperation!