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Cork Circuit – Brazilian Jiu Jiutsu

April 14, 2024

Cork Circuit is open again!

The Cork Circuit is a Single Elimination tournament, with qualified referees and staff. The tournament is open to all Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioners. We use IBJJF rules, so please familiarise yourself with these rules and read the entry requirements in full before entry.

There are divisions for Kids, Juveniles, Adults and Masters to Masters 4 in the Gi event, and for Adult Male and Female Adults and Masters 1 in NoGi,(just white belts, blue and purple) with combination pricing available, so get your registration in now for a great weekend of Jiu Jitsu.

BROWN AND BLACK BELTS, we have free fight with a selected fighter from the same category.

EARLY REGISTRATION-Early registration is encouraged so that we can plan a safe event. Please pay attention to the early registration dates

REGISTRATION CLOSE – 11th April 23.59 GMT. No new registrations will be possible after this time.

EVENT DAY – sunday, 14th April

Combination Discounts

We offer a discounted rate when both Gi and NoGi tournaments are entered. Please note NoGi is not available for kids divisions.

Tournament Schedule

We will endeavour to provide a pre-schedule as soon as possible to help with your logistical arrangements.


*Any athlete who has proven to be a black belt in judo, has fought MMA professionally, has an amateur MMA record or has proven experience in wrestling, Olympic wrestling or Greco-Roman wrestling, can not participate in any event as a white belt.

Proven experience in the U.S. consists of having competed at the collegiate level or higher and in other countries, having competed in nationwide events.


Juvenile Blue and Purple Belts will have two Open Class divisions:


We try to accommodate as many athletes as possible in our events comfortably, but there is a limit on the number of athletes in order to guarantee a high quality event.

Cork Circuit reserves the right to close registration when we reach full capacity, or on the day of the appointed event registration deadline, whichever comes first.

We strongly suggest that athlete registration is finalized before making any travel arrangements.

Any false information provided during registration such as, but not limited to, DOB, may lead to immediate disqualification. Such actions are subject to suspension or even banishment from future Cork Circuit events.

Refund Policy

All registrations are non-refundable and non-transferable. However, athletes can contact Cork Circuit by the Athlete Correction Deadline to be removed from the brackets without refund.

Cork Circuit cannot guarantee the athletes will show up for the tournament. Therefore, Cork Circuit will not refund athletes who end up without a match due to a non-show for his / her opponent.


Athletes who are alone in their division are eligible to receive a full refund of the registration if they contact corkcircuit.bjj@gmail.com and request to withdraw their name from the competition on the day of the tournament’s Registration Checkday, before 5 PM (event local time). If the athlete remains alone in the division by 5 PM, the refund will be processed.

See the Key Dates Tab for these important dates

*If an athlete’s division becomes populated with an additional athlete(s) on or before the Registration Checkday, the athlete will remain in their division and will no longer qualify for a refund.

For more detailed information regarding athletes who are alone in their division, please refer to the “Athlete Alone in the Division” section found below.

Competition Day – Show up Time and Weigh-in

It is the responsibility of the athlete to be knowledgeable of the rules and guidelines pertaining to the sport (as outlined in the IBJJF Rules Book)..

Refer to the schedule link in order to know when you should be at the event ready to compete and inside the warm up area.

Competitors must be at the venue ready to compete, one hour prior to the start time for their division in the case the tournament is running earlier than expected.

The division start time posted in the event’s schedule it’s an estimated start time only. The division start time can vary throughout the event day due to several factors that are beyond our control.

The official weight measurements of this event is in KILOGRAMS.

Official weigh-in will occur immediately before the first fight. Only one attempt to make weight is allowed.

Be advised the athletes will be disqualified in their division if they weigh in heavier than the weight listed for the division they registered in.

Athletes Under 18 Years Old

Athletes 18 years old or younger, which have previously worn a belt from a belt rank that does not exist for their current age range, according to the IBJJF Graduation System, will only be allowed to compete in a belt rank that matches that athlete’s current age group.

For tournaments with a spectator fee, athletes registered in the Juvenile divisions are allowed to enter with one companion for free, as long as the companion checks in at the entrance venue at the same time as the athlete enters the venue.

Participation Medals For Mighty Mite and Pee Wee

Athletes in the Mighty Mite and Pee Wee categories who do not place on the podium will receive a participation medal.

Demonstration Matches

Athletes in the Mighty Mite, Pee Wee, Junior, or Teen categories who do not get to fight for reasons such as no-shows, single entry, or missed weight, will be eligible for a demonstration match. These matches must be organised by coaches.

Athlete Alone in the Division

Posted below are the three options for single-bracket competitors. Single-bracket competitors must inform Cork Circuit via email which option they choose by the 5 PM (event local time) on the event’s Registration Checkday – corkcircuit.bjj@gmail.com

In the case that the division becomes populated with additional athletes during the Registration Checkday period, these options will no longer apply and the athlete will remain in the original division.

OPTION #1 – Athletes may stay in their current weight class, make weight, and receive the 1st place medal for the division.

Once the athlete has had their weight and uniform checked, they will then be eligible to register for the Open Class division in the case that the age and belt division offers an Open Class division.

By moving up or down in age and/or weight, athletes may be paired with an opponent. However, Cork Circuit cannot guarantee that an opponent will be available. Athletes may select a second change option in case their first choice of division change is not available.

Athletes can make their selection(s) after viewing the Athlete’s List by Division. The decision to move up or down in age and/or weight should be made solely at the athlete’s discretion. If athletes choose OPTION 2 to change divisions, please be aware that athletes will be required to make weight for the new division. In order to request to change divisions, athletes will need to specify the exact division that they wish to be moved to. Athletes can specify a first and second choice (limited to the divisions available for the tournament).

Master and Adult division athletes: Athletes can move up or down in age by specifying an age-eligible division determined by the athlete’s birth year. For example, an athlete eligible to compete in Master 2 may move to Master 1 or Adult, but may not move into Master 3 unless they are eligible.

Juvenile division athletes: Juvenile division athletes can move from Juvenile 1 to Juvenile 2 (if applicable) when alone in their bracket on the Registration Checkday. Juvenile athletes will not be allowed to move to the Adult division. *The request to move up one age division must be done by the parent / legal guardian.

OPTION #3 – Withdraw from the tournament if alone at 5 PM on the Registration Checkday.

Athletes who are alone in their division on the Registration Checkday are eligible to receive a full refund of their tournament registration fee if they contact corkcircuit.bjj@gmail.com PRIOR to the end of the Registration Checkday deadline. Refunds will be processed after 5 PM (event local time) if the athlete is still alone after the Checkday period.

the cork circuit event will not cover or be responsible for any damage or injuries! (we will have free medical support at the event location)

Each team can only have two athletes in the same division bracket of age/weight/belt. If your team has more than two athletes in the same division, the Professor needs to email corkcircuit.bjj@gmail.com prior to the Correction Period deadline in order to edit their student’s registration. This rule does not prevent you from registering for the event.

Athletes from the exact same team will not fight against each other before the final match, except in a three athletes bracket.

Medals and Trophy

Athletes who place in 1st, 2nd and 3rd in their division will receive a medal at the event.

All the medals should be picked up at the event’s podium. Cork Circuit does not mail out unclaimed or lost medals after the tournaments.

Media Professionals

Media applications should be made to corkcircuit.bjj@gmail.com with MEDIA APPLICATION in the subject line.

Media passes are not guaranteed upon application. All applications are up to review. The number of passes granted are limited.

Approval and denial emails will be sent approximately 2 weeks prior to the event.

A government issued photo ID will be required to claim the press vest in case of approval. The Cork Circuit staff will hold your ID until you return the press vest.

Doors will open approximately one hour before the first match. Please check the schedule day release above to find this information.

Team x Team

consists of teams with a minimum of 3 athletes and a maximum of 7. There are 5 rounds of matches, and the team that wins 3 matches emerges victorious. Each team must have at least one female participant unless both teams lack female members. In such a case, the team without a female automatically starts at a 1-0 disadvantage. Teams are categorized as Lightweight (up to 76kg, 64kg for females) or Heavyweight (76kg and above). The fight duration follows the standard time for each weight class. The first team member to register becomes the team’s representative. Medals and 50% of the registration fee will be awarded to the team’s coach as a prize. For any inquiries, please send a private message. corkcircuit.bjj@gmail.com

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