PRO SPORT GRAPPLING – WELSH OPEN 2023
2023 Welsh Open Gi & NoGi BJJ Championships
Who will be the Welsh National Champion?
Entry is NOW OPEN for the 2023 Welsh Open Gi & NoGi BJJ Championships supported by the UKBJJA and Reorg.
WELSH NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS INFORMATION
Ebbw Vale Sports Complex, Lime Ave, Ebbw Vale NP23 6GL – Saturday 11th November 2023.
WHAT TO EXPECT
International Level set up
IBJJF Rule Set
Discount if entering both Gi & NoGi
Huge LED Wall showing live schedule and mat times
Full size 8x8m IBJJF mat areas
Giant TV Scoreboards on all areas
Internet event management system to keep the event schedule on time
Sports specialist Paramedics
Custom Podium and Medals
National level referees and officials
Live Streaming and/or recording of selected mat areas
Official event photographer
On-Line smart registration
On-Line Schedule in real-time
On-Line smart weigh-In station
On-Line results in real-time
Warm Up area & Bull Pen
Crowd safety barriers
There is free parking at the venue
Spectators pay on the day £5
Doors open 9.00am with first match at 10.00am.
Junior – Juvenile – Adult – Master 1-7
Junior divisions will be in the morning where possible
Registration fees will be offered at a discounted rate, then a normal rate, then a late entry rate. Please enter early for the best price.
Registration open until 07/11/2023 (or when capacity is reached). Please read our Refund/ Credit Policy page for details on cancellation.
You can make changes to your registration via your Smoothcomp account until midnight on 7th November 2023. Event organisers may make changes to your division but it is the athlete’s responsibility to move divisions if they wish. Instructions on how to make changes here https://support.smoothcomp.com/article/89-how-to-change-weightclass-or-cancel
Team trophies will be given to the top three teams based on medal totals.
We will not be running any absolute divisions at this event.
IBJJF Gi & NOGI rules here Books and Videos | IBJJF
We run a Smart Registration and Smart Weigh-In system which uses your Smoothcomp ID barcode. Please have this ready on arrival at the venue. This can be found on your Smoothcomp account section. There is also a video here on how to obtain this. https://vimeo.com/user169054688/prosportsmartweigh-in
Weigh ins are around half an hour before the start of your division
Pro MMA fighters, competitive wrestlers and Judo Black belts must fight blue or above or face DQ.
NoGi Competitors must wear rash guard and appropriate shorts/spats
Please make sure you register in the correct weight division as failure to make weight will result in DQ without refund. There is NO TOLERANCE on weight categories and weigh ins are with Gi and Belt for all Gi events and with Shorts/Spats and Rash Guard for NoGi.
All competitors will be weighed just before they compete, there is no early weigh in available.
In the case of one athlete in a division please indicate on registration if you wish us to change your division or refund. If indicated we will attempt to move you to the next available category. Please note that we can only move up a division NOT down.
DISCOUNTS: We off a discount for entering both Gi and NoGi and this will be calculated and applied at checkout.
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.
BRACKETS and SCHEDULE: 48 hours prior to the tournament, the event brackets and tentative schedule will be released. You will be able to locate both on the event page brackets and schedule tab. We will have a giant live schedule screen in the sports hall plus remote TV’s with the same information on. You can also monitor when your matches are coming up by checking the tab on your mobile device during the competition. We will also make an announcement in the venue to report to weigh-in. If a competitor does not report for weigh-in when called they will be DQ without refund so please be at the mat on time for your matches.