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Northern Ireland Open 2019

April 6, 2019

- £25


All players must have a current up-to-date membership of the BJA, NIJF, WJA or JudoScotland. All international players must produce proof of membership to their federation.
Junior Event: Players must be born in the years 1999-2004Contest time 4 mins. (all Cadets may also compete in the Junior category)

Senior Event: Players must be 14 years of age or older on the day of the eventContest time 4 mins.

Masters Event: Players must be 30 years of age or older on the day of the event – Contest time 3 mins.

Minimum grade – Green Belt

All competitors must bring their judo licence to the weigh-in to confirm grade and eligibility.

It is the Judoka’s responsibility to check that their licence is in date and that they meet the eligibility criteria to compete.





Knockout & Compound Repechage System or Pools to Knockout (if fewer than 8)

This tournament is points scoring for promotion purposes.

The Tournament will be run under BJA Rules as per latest Tournament Handbook.

The 2018 IJF Rules will be in operation.

 The wearing of WHITE judogi is compulsory at this event; any competitors choosing to wear Blue Judogi must also have a white Judogi when required.

 Competitors should bring their own white and blue belts for competition use.


Seeding: Seeding for the Junior and Senior event will be based on the current GB Ranking list




Junior Male                  – 55kgs, – 60kgs, – 66kgs, – 73kgs, – 81kgs, -90kgs, -100kgs, + 100kgs

Junior Female              – 44kgs, – 48kgs, – 52kgs, – 57kgs, – 63kgs, – 70kgs, -78kg, + 78kgs

Senior Male                  -60kgs, -66kgs, -73kgs, -81kgs, -90kgs, -100kgs, +100kgs

Senior Female             -48kgs, -52kgs, -57kgs, -63kgs, -70kgs, -78kgs, +78kgs

Masters Male               -66kgs, -73kgs, -81kgs, – 90kgs, + 90kgs


The organisers would like to include additional age bands and weights in the Masters event. This will be based on entries received so early entry is advisable.

All Juniors who competed on the Saturday and are competing in the Cadet event on the Sunday must register and weigh-in for the Cadet event during the allocated times but they will not be required to make their weight category limit.

Players can change weight categories during the registration process (weight changes musttake place prior to the player stepping on the official weigh in scales).

The Northern Ireland Judo Federation reserves the right to amalgamate adjacent weight categories depending on the number of entries in the respective weight categories.




April 6, 2019
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Northern Ireland Judo Federation


Foyle Arena
2 Limavady Road
Derry, County Londonderry BT47 6JY Northern Ireland
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028 7137 6555