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THE 2024 CHICAGO WINTER GAMES

OAK LAWN, IL

TOURNAMENT:

WEIGH-INS:

EARLY REGISTRATION DEADLINE:

LATE REGISTRATION DEADLINE:

BRACKETS POSTED ONLINE:

BRACKET CORRECTION DEADLINE:



VENUE:

Saturday, February 17, 2024 

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

February 4, 2024 11:59PM

February 12, 2024 10:00PM

February 15, 2024 8:00PM
February 16, 2024 8:00PM

Oak Lawn Pavilion

9401 S Oak Park Ave

Oak Lawn, IL 60453

Registration is closed for this event

PRICES:

$65 per division until Sunday, February 4, 2024

$75 per division until Monday, February 12, 2024

All registration ends on Monday,  February 12 at 10:00PM. 

No registration after February 12, or on the day of the tournament.



Spectator tickets are $15 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 on the day of the event, only cash will be accepted.

CASH ONLY!
ON SATURDAY FOR
SPECTATOR TICKETS

You can search for your name to see your mat and match #; name spelling must be exact; Chrome browser recommended

This link shows the next few matches on each mat; updates in real time; Chrome browser recommended

Match format:

Brackets & Match times are updated LIVE!

If you don't have a smartphone... View the current & upcoming matches on the TV at the venue, and if you see your name coming up as the next match, check in with the scorekeeper at your mat!

UPDATED TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE:

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

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

  • 10:15AM Gi divisions for Kids and Teens

  • 12:00PM Gi divisions for Adults (Men and Women), Masters, and Seniors

  • 1:00PM No-gi divisions for Adults (Men and Women), Masters, and Seniors

  • 3:00PM Approximate tournament end time

 

WEIGH-IN SCHEDULE:

  • Kids and Teens only competing in No-Gi:

    • Saturday between 8:00am - 8:45am​

  • Kids and Teens only competing in Gi:

    • Saturday between 9:00am - 10:00am​

  • Adults/Masters/Seniors only competing in Gi:

    • Saturday between ​10:00am - 11:45am

  • Adults/Masters/Seniors only competing in No-Gi:

    • ​Saturday between ​10:00am - 12:45pm

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

  • We recommend arriving one hour before your division is expected to start to allow time to find parking, weigh in, warm up, etc. and to allow for an earlier match time in case the tournament runs faster than expected

VENUE NOTES:

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

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 18-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.

 

Divisions will be posted online by the Friday 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.

  • 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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