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Welsh Closed Championships

November 24, 2019

- £22

Organiser Contact Details: Competitions Team, Welsh Judo Association, Sport Wales National Centre, Cardiff CF11 9SW
Venue Address: Sport Wales National Centre, Cardiff CF11 9SW
Event Date: Sunday 24 November 2019
Entry process: Entry is via Welsh Judo website at www.welshjudo.com/events

Entry is also available by completing the attached entry form and enclosed with cheque to Competitions
Team, Welsh Judo Association, Sport Wales National Centre, Cardiff CF11 9SW
Telephone or email entries will not be accepted.
All entries must be received by Friday 15 November 2019
Participation: If you are uncertain of your eligibility, please contact competitions@welshjudo.com
Competitors must hold current Welsh Judo Association licence. All competitors MUST bring their VALID judo membership card to registration.

1. Competitors must hold a Grade of the Welsh Judo Association or British Judo Association.
2. Competitors must hold and produce a valid membership licence with the Welsh Judo Association, no
other licences will be accepted as this is a closed event.
3. Be a Welsh resident • or Be born in Wales • or Have a parent born in Wales
4. Hold a British passport

Age Band: Minor
Players born in the years 2008 – 2009
Minimum grade: Yellow Belt
Contest Duration: 3 minutes
Age Band: Pre-Cadets
Players born in the years 2006 – 2007
Minimum grade: Yellow Belt
Contest Duration: 3 minutes
Age Band: Cadets
Players born in the years 2003– 2005
Minimum grade: Orange Belt
Contest Duration: 4 minutes
Age Band: Juniors
Players born in the years 2000– 2005
Minimum grade: Green Belt
Contest Duration: 4 minutes
Age Band: Senior
Players must be aged 14 or older on the day of the event. Must hold a Senior Licence and Kyu/Dan grade.
Minimum grade: Green Belt
Contest Duration: 4 minutes
Age Band: Masters
Players must be aged 35years or over on the day.
Minimum grade: Green Belt
Contest Duration: 4 minutes
Competition Format, Rules and Judogi Rules
The intended method of elimination for this event will be knockout with compound repechage.

IJF Rules will be in operation. Please note the following:
• No 30 second rule
• 2019 IJF Red label judogi rules or the requirement to wear judogi of specific suppliers will nbe rules at this competition.
• The Welsh Closed Championships will be strictly adhering to the mat side coaching rule incategories. In the following way: Coaches in the official mat side position can only advise thathlete during the mate-hajime period and NOT while the contest is in progress. Should anmat side coach not adhere to this guideline they will firstly be reminded of this rule by thereferee and on receiving the second reminder in the same contest will need to remove
themselves to the general public area for the rest of the event on that day. Other personnwho insist on shouting coaching points will also need to remove themselves to the general public seating area.

The wearing of white & blue judogi is not compulsory for this event.

This Tournament qualifies for points scoring for promotion purposes.
Weight Categories
Minors Male                   -27kg, -30kg, -34kg, -38kg, -42kg, -46kg, -50kg, +50kg
Minors Female                -28kg, -32kg, -36kg, -40kg, -44kg, -48kg, -52kg, +52kg
Pre-Cadet Male              -34kg, -38kg, -42kg, -46kg, -50kg, -55kg, -60kg, -66kg, +66kg
Pre-Cadet Female           -32kg, -36kg, -40kg, -44kg, -48kg, -52kg, -57kg, -63kg, +63kg
Cadet Male                     -42kg, -46kg, -50kg, -55kg, -60kg, -66kg, -73kg, -81kg, -90kg, +90kg
Cadet Female                  -40kg, -44kg, -48kg, -52kg, -57kg, -63kg, -70kg, +70kg
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                  -66kg, -73kg, -81kg, -90kg, +90kg
Masters Female               -52kg, -57kg, -63kg, -70kg, +70kg

Please note: Test scales will be available at registration (where the organisers must be notified of a weight category changes).

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

The Welsh Judo Association reserves the right to amalgamate adjacent weight categories depending the number of entries in the respective weight categories.

Weigh-in: Sunday 24th November 2019
08:30 – 09:00 – Minors & Pre-Cadets
10:00 – 10:30 – Cadets
10:30 – 11:00 – Juniors
11:00 – 11:30 – Seniors
11:00 – 12:00 – Masters

All competitors MUST bring their VALID judo licence (BJA or affiliate) to registration and also their record book showing they meet the minimum grade.

Minors, Pre-Cadet & Cadet will receive 0.5 (male) and 0.6 (female) allowance. Junior may weigh-in wearing underwear and will receive a 0.1kgs weight allowance. Seniors & Masters will receive no allowance for underwear.

Players must satisfy the minimum weight limit for their category, ie for -73kg players must weigh over 66.1kg.

The use of mobile phones is NOT PERMITTED in the weigh in area.

Competition Start
Sunday 24 November 2019 – Competition starts:  09.30am

Closing Date for entries
Friday 15 November 2019

Entry Fee
£22 per person

Additional £10 for extra category entry (same player)

By entering the event, all participants and parents or guardians of participants are consenting to photography/filming which may be taken by the BJA/WJA or an official BJA/WJA contractor at the event. You also accept that these photographs or video may be used in future BJA publications or published by the contractors. If you wish to opt-out of the above please contact competitions@welshjudo.com
Spectator Tickets
£5 per person. Children aged 15 and under is free of charge.

Spectator tickets are available at venue during the event.
Coaching Passes
Coaches MUST produce a VALID BJA Coach Award card in person in order to be eligible for the following:
• To gain entry free of charge
• To gain mat side access with their player (Only one coach per player will be permitted at any
one time).
All payments must be made by Credit or Debit Card via the online system when entering. Your entry will not be accepted without payment being made.






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