THE 2020 HOUSTON WINTER GAMES
Houston, TX

TOURNAMENT:

WEIGH-INS:

 

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:

NO-GI BRACKETS POSTED ONLINE:

BRACKET CORRECTION DEADLINE:



VENUE:

Saturday, December 12, 2020

No early weigh-ins. All competitors will weigh-in before their division

December 7, 2020 10:00PM

December 11, 2020 8:00AM

December 11, 2020 6:00PM

 

The Zone

10371 Stella Link Rd.

Houston, TX 77025

Registration is now closed for this event.

Registration is closed for this event. No registration after December 7th or on the day of the tournament.



Spectator tickets are $10 each. Tickets may be purchased online when registering or at the door in cash.

Children under 5 enter without charge.

 

If you choose to pay for spectator tickets or T-shirts on the day of the event, only cash will be accepted (please note that there is not an ATM on site at the venue).

CASH ONLY!

ON SATURDAY FOR T-SHIRTS

& SPECTATOR TICKETS

DIVISIONS:

 

Divisions last updated on Thursday 12/10/20 6:00pm.

IMPORTANT, please read:

Please click on the links above to download the preliminary divisions. These divisions are still subject to change (weight changes, promotions, etc.), and they will be updated throughout the day as competitors and coaches get in touch with us to make changes.

Some brackets have been combined to provide the best competition, so you may not be in the bracket you registered in. Please check other brackets if you can’t find your name. For example:

  • If you signed up for Masters, check the Adult brackets to see if they were combined.

  • If your weight/experience class is empty, check the bracket above/below yours.

  • Some kids have been moved to teen divisions where their age, weight, and rank were a closer match.

If your name is highlighted in RED, please text (931) 922-2223, or email thegrapplinggames@gmail.com. We will contact you back ASAP!

If you have been moved to a different division...

  • If you were moved into a higher weight category, you only need to meet the weight requirements of the new division.

  • If you were moved into a lower weight category, you are only obligated to make weight for the divisions you originally registered for.

You are only required to make weight for the division(s) that you registered for. If you have been moved into a smaller bracket due to lack of competitors in your division, you are not obligated to cut weight.

Kids categories: We try our best to match up kids who are within 10% weight and 2 years of each other. The brackets listed below for kids are likely to change depending on their actual weight on the day of the event (kids are not DQed for missing weight; we will attempt to move them into the appropriate category).

Parents: If this is your child's first tournament, make sure to let your child's coach know that they are competing. Ask them to take a look at the divisions and check that your child is placed in the appropriate category. Double-check your child's weight as well, and send us an email if any changes need to be made.

If you have any questions, or you see a division that you feel would be a better fit, please text (931) 922-2223, or email us at thegrapplinggames@gmail.com.

The deadline to make changes to your weight/category/etc. is Friday, December 11 at 6:00PM. After that, the final brackets will be created, and we will not accept further requests for changes.

 

 

COVID-19 UPDATE:

Thank you for your interest in the upcoming Houston BJJ tournament!

As the event draws closer, we will continue to monitor the dynamic COVID–19 situation and will make updates on this page if anything changes. A lot can change between now and then, so we will have to adjust to any venue or government restrictions if necessary. We are making plans to take precautionary measures, including:

  • Mask (or face covering) requirement for all staff, spectators, and competitors (except while competing or sitting down to eat or drink)

  • Temperature screening prior to entering

  • ​Equipment, barricades, and mats to be sanitized throughout the event

  • Spacing out mats

You can help us by:

  • Bringing your own lawn chairs to sit in. There are bleachers at the venue, but using lawn chairs will help create more distance and less crowding

  • Watching the live Smoothcomp schedule on the day of the event and arriving no more than 30 minutes before your first match is scheduled

  • Staying home if you are sick, you have recently been exposed to someone that tested positive for the Coronavirus, or if you are a high risk individual

Please continue to watch this page for any further updates. Thank you!

VENUE NOTES:

  • There is limited seating at the venue. We encourage competitors and spectators to bring lawn chairs if you have them.

  • You can park in any spots in the lot or at surrounding businesses, or in the adjacent field. Please DO NOT park where there are cones and do not move the cones. Violators may be towed at the owner's expense.

TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE (subject to change, check back for updates):

 

Tournament Schedule Overview:

  • 8:00AM Doors open (no one allowed into the venue before 8AM)

  • 9:00AM No-gi divisions for Kids and Teens

  • 10:30AM Gi divisions for Kids and Teens

  • 1:00PM Gi divisions for Adults (Men and Women), Masters, and Seniors

  • 3:30PM No-gi divisions for Adults (Men and Women), Masters, and Seniors

  • 5:30PM Approximate tournament end time

 

Saturday Weigh-in Schedule:​

  • Kids and teens competing in no-gi may weigh in as early as 8:00am, when our doors open

    • If you are doing Kids or Teens No-Gi, you may weigh in at any time after 8:00am, but you MUST be weighed in by 8:45am, or you risk being disqualified.

  • ​Kids and teens competing in gi may weigh in as early as 9:00am

    • If you are only competing in Kids or Teens Gi, you may weigh in at any time after 9:00am, but you MUST be weighed in by 10:15am, or you risk being disqualified. If you already weighed in for no-gi, you do not have to weigh in again

  • Adult men and women may begin weighing in after 11:00am

    • If you are doing Adult/Masters/Seniors Gi, you may weigh in at any time after 11:00am, but you MUST be weighed in by 12:45pm, or you risk being disqualified.

    • If you are only competing in Adult/Masters/Seniors No-Gi, you may weigh in at any time after 11:00am, but you MUST be weighed in by 3:15pm, or you risk being disqualified.

  • If you are competing in multiple divisions (gi and no-gi), you only need to weigh in ONE time for the whole day.

HOW TO WEIGH-IN:

To discourage unhealthy and potentially dangerous weight-cuts and diets, we do not hold weigh-ins on the night before our tournaments. We recommend our athletes compete in a weight division that falls under their normal everyday weight.

 

  • Weigh-ins are without the gi at the venue before your division begins.

  • There is a 1-pound allowance to account for undergarments and scale differences.

  • If you miss your scheduled weigh-in time, you will be considered absent, your name will be removed from the brackets, and the bracket will be re-drawn.

  • If you do not make weight or do not weigh-in during your assigned weigh-in time, YOU WILL BE DISQUALIFIED FROM YOUR WEIGHT DIVISIONS. If you signed up for Absolute divisions, you may still compete in those in your weight allows (ex. If you signed up for the Absolute No-Gi 0-170 lbs., but you weigh-in over 170 lbs., you will be disqualified from your Absolute division too).

  • Please make sure you are at the weight you registered for, as there will be no refunds or transfers given due to disqualification or missing weight for any reason.

  • Competitors 13-years old and above may not change weight divisions on the day of the tournament as brackets will already be finalized and posted. If you know you need to change your weight division after you have registered, please contact us before 8PM on the Thursday before the tournament to change divisions.

 

Brackets will be posted online on the Thursday before the tournament.

 

TOURNAMENT RULES:



  • Please review the rules and feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

  • Review our Brackets page to see which bracket formats are used for a certain number of competitors in a division.

 

OTHER INFORMATION:

 

  • Full refunds if we do not have another competitor in your division (and team mates don't count as opponents). You will be notified by the Thursday before the tournament if you do not have a competitor.

  • Division credit rollovers if you have not started your division(s). This may be due to injury from a previous division, not showing up to the tournament, having to leave early, etc.

    • As a courtesy to other competitors, please let us know ASAP if you cannot make the event so we can update brackets. If there is only one other person in your division, it will give us an opportunity to contact the other competitor to let them know they do not have an opponent.

  • NEW! Full refunds at anytime for military personnel who are put on orders before the tournament and cannot compete. Just email us a copy of your orders (within 6 months after the tournament) and we will process a full refund for you.

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