Grappling Industries Melbourne – August 22, 2015
Grappling Industries makes its return to Melbourne, Australia on August 22 for a Sub Only Round Robin Gi and NoGi Tournament. The tournament is taking place at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Center!
FORMAT / PROTOCOL:
The event will be round robin, gi and nogi.
There are kids, juniors, teens, adults, and masters divisions.
Kids, juniors, and teens divisions will follow IBJJF points and advantages rules along with which submissions are allowed and not allowed.
Adults and Masters Divisions will follow The Sub Only Format will try to get each fighter 4 fights each at 5 minutes a match. During the match, points and advantages will not be scored. If the match ends without a submission, the referee will then choose between calling the match a draw or a referee decision. A referee decision will be awarded to the competitor that was closest to finishing the match, if neither competitor came close to finishing the match by submission or both had an equal attempt of close finishing attacks then the match will result in a draw signaled by the referee. Very much like Metamoris when it used referee decisions back in the day.
Submissions will count for 4 points in the round robin, Referee Decisions will count for 2 points, and Draws will count for 1 point. Tie-Breakers will be settled with playoff matches.
There are 8 $300 Cash prizes available! They go to the winners of the following divisions which you must pre-register for ahead of time:
- Male White Belt Absolute
- Male Blue Belt Absolute
- Male Purple Belt Absolute
- Male Brown / Black Belt Absolute
- Male NoGi Absolute
- Female White / Blue Belt Absolute
- Female Purple + Belt Absolute
- Female NoGi Absolute
IMPORTANT NOTE: These divisions will be sub-only and there must be at least 4 competitors signed up in an absolute for the cash prize in that division to be available!
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 from HYPERFLY, BRIDGE & ROLL, PRIMALABS, BUDO, THE FIGHT FACTORY, and GRAPPLER ATHLETICS and Australia super star photographers from MACO PHOTOGRAPHY will be on scene shooting the event! Absolutely beautiful gold, silver, and bronze medals for all divisions!
Every competitor that signs up will receive a MA1 $30 gift card off anything in their store, as well every competitor will also receive an Atlas Fight Wear gift $25 gift card off any of their gis online!!!
CHECK-INS & WEIGH-INS:
*Please Read Very Carefully*
Melbourne CHECK-INS & WEIGH-INS On August 22 (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 1:30pm 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 Thursday 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 2pm with the weigh-ins closing at 1:30pm 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.
SPECTATORS: Spectator tickets can be bought at the check-in table to our event, where event bracelets can be bought for $15 each. Kids under 12 can watch the event for free.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Registration closes Tuesday, August 18 at 11:59pm or when we hit full capacity.
COMPETITOR’S LISTS: Competitor’s lists by division and academy will be posted Wednesday, August 12 and will be updated daily. Note: You will be able to find these lists on our website news feed and Facebook Page.
CHANGE/REFUND DEADLINE: You will have until 5pm on Wednesday, August 19 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. After this, we apologize but it is too late.
BRACKETS/SCHEDULE: On Thursday, August 20 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.