G.I Melbourne 3/21
Grappling Industries first ever Melbourne tournament takes place March 21, 2015 live from the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Center.
The event will be round robin, gi and nogi, and follow IBJJF rules.
There are kids, juniors, teens, adults, and masters divisions.
1) Male White Belt Absolute
2) Male Blue Belt Absolute
3) Male Purple Belt Absolute
4) Male Brown/Black Belt Absolute
5) Female White/Blue Belt Absolute
6) Female Purple/Brown/Black Belt Absolute
7) Male NoGi -170lbs Absolute
8) Male NoGi +170lbs Absolute
9) Female NoGi Absolute
*Note that for a grand prize to be awarded at our tournament, a minimum of 4 competitors must be registered in that division. Please further note that all absolute divisions at our tournaments are bought into; meaning you must register for them while registering for the tournament.
All the fights from the tournament will be recorded and uploaded a week later on our YouTube channel. There will also be a lot of sponsor giveaways and photographers will be on scene shooting the event! Absolutely beautiful gold, silver, and bronze medals for all divisions!
CHECK-INS & WEIGH-INS:
Please Read Very Carefully
Melbourne CHECK-INS & WEIGH-INS On The Saturday:
>7:00am to 8:45am deadline (All Gi and NoGi Kids and Teens / Adult Gi Absolutes)
>7:00am to 9:45am deadline (Gi Adult and Masters divisions)
>7:00am to 1:45am tentative deadline (Adult and Masters NoGi Absolutes and divisions)
*You do not have to weigh-in with your gi on.
-Kids and Teens Gi as well as the Adult Gi Absolutes will start at 9am followed by Kids and Teens NoGi.
-This will be followed by the Gi Adult and Master divisions.
-Once Gi is almost complete, we will kick off NoGi with the Absolutes followed by the remaining NoGi Adult and Master divisions.
SPECTATORS: Unless you buy your ticket online, you will have to buy your ticket from the MSAC cashiers desk when at the venue in the morning as we do not have permission from MSAC to sell our own spectator tickets.
***NOTE: Please consult the schedule we release on the Thursday night prior to the event.
**NOTE: We cannot yet say for sure when the NoGi (Absolutes, Adults, and Masters) divisions will start until the schedule is created. Tentatively, we plan to start NoGi at 2pm with the weigh-ins closing at 1:45pm for them but this might be subject to change depending on if we surpass expectations.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Registration closes Tuesday, March 17 at 11:59pm (Melbourne Time).
COMPETITOR’S LISTS: Competitor’s lists by division and academy will be posted Wednesday, March 11 and will be updated daily. Note: You will be able to find these lists on our website, Facebook Page, and Facebook Melbourne Event Page.
CHANGE/REFUND DEADLINE: You will have until 6pm on Wednesday, March 18 to make any changes to your registration or to request a refund. You can do this by messaging us on the CONTACT TAB of our website.
BRACKETS/SCHEDULE: On Thursday, March 19 we will post both the brackets and event schedule. Note: You will be able to find both the brackets and the schedule on our website, Facebook Page, and Facebook Melbourne Event Page.