Eligibility: The event is limited to Juniors Novice to 6th Mon and Seniors Novice to 2nd Kyu (generally low level competitors).
All Junior players must have been graded within the last 12 months (23 March 2018 to 23 March 2019). Please ensure that record books have been updated accordingly. Competitors MUST produce a valid BJA or affiliated association membership card and record book when booking in, failure to produce a valid membership card and proof of grade will mean no participation – no refund of entry fees.
NO VALID LICENCE – NO CONTEST – NO EXCEPTIONS
Players In Group 1-4 will be grouped into pools of 4/5 players of their weight, where possible, based on the age/grade groups below. However some groups may need to be merged, and in these instances we will discuss with the coaches of the affected players. It is imperative that you put players EXACT weight on the entry form prior to the event. Please ensure there is a contact email address for any queries to be resolved prior to the event.
Players In Group 5-8 and all Senior Groups will fight in their weight groups and will receive medals for these groups, the tournament director reserves the right to combine or alter weight categories should entries dictate. In the event of any dispute the decision of the tournament director will be final
White Judogi only. Competitors are not allowed to change anywhere other than in changing rooms.
Medals will be presented after each Group, where possible.
If a player is graded and this grading leads to a change in the players colour of belt, you must inform the competition organizer in writing before the day as this can change group sizes and could mean a change of weigh in time for the player.
Only accredited coaches are allowed mat side when their players are competing and may be asked to produce their pass
when asked by any officials
Group 5 Yellow Belts 8-11 Years Old: u27kg, u30kg, u34kg, u38kg, u42kg, u46kg, u50kg, and over 50kg
Group 6 Yellow Belt 12-15 Years Old: u38kg, u42kg, u46kg, u50kg, u55kg, u60kg, u66kg, u73kg, and over 73kg
Group 7 Yellow Belt 8-11 Years Old: u25kg, u28kg, u32kg, u36kg, u40kg, u44kg, u48kg, and over 48kg
Group 8 Yellow Belt 12-15 Years old: u32kg, u36kg, u40kg, u44kg, u48kg, u52kg, u57kg, u63kg, and over 63kg
Senior Men Group A and B: u60kg, u66kg, u73kg, u81kg, u90kg, and over 90kg
Senior Women Group C and D: u48kg, u52kg, u57kg, u63kg, u70kg, and over 70kg
Weigh- in: All competitors MUST present themselves to the weigh-in wearing competition acceptable judogi trousers and females a tshirt. Male competitors will receive a 0.5kg allowance, and female competitors a 0.6kg allowance.
Girls Groups (3, 4, 7 and 8): 08:30 to 09:00
Boys Groups 1 & 2: 09:15 to 10:00
Boys Groups 5 & 6: 11:00 to 11:30
All Senior Groups: 12.00 to 13.00
£20.00 per entry
£3.00 per adult (to be paid on entrance to the hall).
Coaches will be allowed free entry on production of their valid accredited coaches pass