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July 07, 2024

Grapple Kings open Galway Ireland

Grapple Kings Open Galway Ireland

Grapple Kings Open Galway Ireland: July 7th 2024

Location, Salthill Knocknacarra GAA Club Dr Mannix Road H91TOF6

Doors Open @ 7:30am | Event Starts @ 9am

FORMAT and PROTOCOL: Grapple Kings tournaments follow Round Robin formatting meaning that all adult competitors get 4 matches for signing up for a division that fills up to 5 competitors. That means if you compete in both Gi and NOGi , you could get 8 plus fights. This allows you to compete against so many different people, giving you the experience you deserve! All Grapple Kings tournaments follow IBJJF Sub Only rules in GI and NOGI, no points. refs decision if the match goes the distance.


We do not take late registrations or registrations at the event!

Early Bird Registration 1 or 2 Divisions – (Register before June 15th at 11:59pm) £60

Late Registration 1 or 2 Divisions – (Register before July 4th at 11:59pm) £80

COMPETITOR LISTS: Competitor Lists will be LIVE throughout the registration process and can be viewed by checking out the registrations tab on the event page. We encourage everyone to login by the last day of registration and check their details along with the competitor lists, and not wait until the brackets are published and locked in to confirm such details.

CHANGING DIVISIONS: After registration closes, all competitors (or coaches, parents) have until 5PM the following day to make any changes to their registrations. You can make these changes by logging into your account and modifying your registration details. After this change deadline, the registration will become locked in, and there will no further changes allowed. Competitors who are alone in their division should choose to either self-move themselves up a division or cancel their registration for a full credit. If you have trouble changing your division, please check out: https://support.smoothcomp.com/article/89-how-to-change-weightclass-or-cancel

DIVISION MERGERS: After change deadline, competitors who do not have anyone in their division group may be merged with another division. All athletes who remain solo in their divisions once brackets are released means had no default merges available to them, and therefore there are no matches available for that competitor. They will receive a full coupon credit for entry to any future event of ours.

REFUND POLICY: We issue refunds for an event registration until the early bird date. From the early bird date to the change deadline, only full coupon credits will be issued for future events. After change deadline, there will be no refunds or future credits issued. Refunds and Credits can be gotten by logging into your account and cancelling your event registration. Competitors whose opponents no showed their division leaving them without a match on event day will receive a full coupon credit.

WEIGH-INS: Takes place on the day of the event. You do not have to weigh-in with your gi on. You only need to weigh-in once if competing in several divisions. You must weigh-in anytime from the event opening until 60 minutes before your scheduled division start time. You must have officially weighed in by this hour before your division time and have made the weight, or else you will be disqualified and removed from the bracket.

MEDALS: All new Beautiful gold, silver, and bronze medals will be awarded to all podium finishers.

MEDIC ON HAND: There will be a trained and professional medic on sight.


COMPETITION AREAS: There will be 4 competition areas supplied by our sponsor and best in the business Fuji Mats.

BEST OVERALL TEAMS and AWARDS: Two teams will receive a large trophy.  The Best Overall Academy for Adults and the Best Overall Academy for Kids & Teens.

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Salthill Knocknacarra GAA Club
Dr Mannix Road
Galway, Ireland
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