Grappling Industries MANHATTAN – March 12, 2016
Grappling Industries makes its NEW YORK debut in MANHATTAN on Saturday, MARCH 12 for a Round Robin Gi and NoGi Tournament Tournament. The tournament is taking place at Baruch College’s Basketball Gymnasium!
FORMAT / PROTOCOL: The event will be round robin (multiple matches), gi and nogi, and will follow IBJJF Points / Advantages! Currently, in #GrapplingIndustries HEEL HOOKS, TWISTERS, and REAPING are allowed for ADVANCED ADULT NOGI and ABSOLUTE NOGI divisions. There are kids, juniors, teens, adults, and masters divisions. All matches in the round robin and absolute divisions will be 5 minutes.
REGISTRATION FOR G.I MANHATTAN HAS BEEN EXTENDED 24hours due to popular demand.
With 425 competitors registered already, we have ran into some issues as some competitors are having issues registering and PayPaling so in an attempt to show good customer service, loyalty to the competitors, and accommodation of everyone we are extending it 24 hours.
REGISTRATION AND CHANGES DEADLINE WILL NOW BE WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9 @ 11:59
COMPETITOR’S LISTS: Competitor’s lists are available on the right hand side of the registration page!
BRACKETS/SCHEDULE: On Thursday, March 10 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 news feed and Facebook Page!
Takes place on day of the event (Subject to change on schedule):
>7:30am to 8:45am deadline (All Gi and NoGi Kids and Teens / Adult Gi Absolutes)
>7:30am to 9:45am deadline (Gi Adult and Masters divisions)
>10am to 2:45pm tentative deadline (Adult and Masters NoGi Absolutes and divisions)
*You do not have to weigh-in with your gi on. You only need to weigh-in once if competing in several divisions.
NOTE: Please consult the schedule we release on the Friday night prior to the event. 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 3pm with the weigh-ins closing at 2:45pm for them but this might be subject to change depending on if we surpass expectations.
-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.
We ask that you make sure to be at the event 75 minutes before your SCHEDULED division time that you will find out the Thursday before the event.
- Male White Belt Absolute
- Male Blue Belt Absolute
- Male Purple Belt Absolute
- Male Brown / Black Belt Absolute
- Male NoGi Absolute -170lbs
- Male NoGi Absolute +170lbs
- Female White / Blue Belt Absolute
- Female Purple + Belt Absolute
- Female NoGi Absolute -61kg
- Female NoGi Absolute +61kg
IMPORTANT NOTE: There must be at least 4 competitors signed up in an absolute for the cash prize in that division to be activated!
*All the fights from the tournament will be recorded and uploaded within the week following the tournament via 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! Sponsors have already signed up to support the event with booths on location, giveaways, and advertising support!