THE 2019 HOUSTON FALL GAMES
HOUSTON, TX

TOURNAMENT:

WEIGH-INS:

 

BRACKET CORRECTION DEADLINE:



VENUE:

Sunday, September 8, 2019

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

September 7, 2019 8:00PM

 

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 September 3 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 SUNDAY FOR T-SHIRTS & 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 6 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!

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. Please DO NOT park where there are cones and do not move the cones. Violators may be towed at the owner's expense.

USEFUL LINKS:

The blue "Search competitors" link above can be used to search for your name. You will be able to see the mat number and match number for your upcoming matches. The name spelling must be exactly the same as how you registered. If you have trouble pulling up your full name, try searching for just your first or last name. Refresh to see updated times.

The red "Current Match Schedule" link above shows the next several matches on each mat. Refresh to see updated times.

​DURING THE TOURNAMENT:

You can help us prevent mistakes!

  • Follow along with your bracket online as you win or lose to make sure that scorekeepers have entered the results in correctly. If you see that the scorekeeper chose the wrong competitor to move forward in the bracket as the winner, notify us immediately so we can fix the bracket!

UPDATED TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE:

 

Tournament Schedule Overview:

  • 7:00am Doors open (no one allowed into the venue before 7AM)

  • 8:00am No-gi divisions for Kids and Teens under 95 lbs

  • 9:00am No-gi divisions for Kids and Teens over 95 lbs

  • 10:00am Gi divisions for Kids and Teens under 95 lbs

  • 11:00am Gi divisions for Kids and Teens over 95 lbs

  • 12:30pm Gi divisions for Adults, Masters, and Seniors (all belts)

  • 3:00pm No-gi divisions for Adults, Masters, and Seniors (all levels)

  • 4:00pm Approximate tournament end time

 

Please plan to arrive an hour before your division starts!

Sunday Weigh-in Schedule:​

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

  • No-Gi - Kids and teens under 95 lbs may weigh in as early as 7:00am, when our doors open

    • If you are under 95 lbs and doing Kids or Teens No-Gi, you may weigh in at any time after 7:00am, but you MUST be weighed in by 7:45am, or you risk being disqualified.

  • No-Gi ​- Kids and teens over 95 lbs may weigh in as early as 8:00am

    • If you are over 95 lbs and 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.

  • Gi - Kids and teens under 95 lbs may weigh in as early as 9:00am

    • If you are under 95 lbs and only doing Kids or Teens Gi, you may weigh in at any time after 9:00am, but you MUST be weighed in by 9:45am, or you risk being disqualified.

    • If you already weighed in for no-gi, you do not have to weigh in again

  • Gi - Kids and teens over 95 lbs may weigh in as early as 10:00am

    • If you are over 95 lbs and only doing Kids or Teens Gi, you may weigh in at any time after 10:00am, but you MUST be weighed in by 10:45am, or you risk being disqualified.

    • If you already weighed in for no-gi, you do not have to weigh in again

  • Gi - Adult/Masters/Seniors men and women (all belts) 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 12:15pm, or you risk being disqualified.

  • No-Gi - Adult/Masters/Seniors men and women (advanced and expert) may begin weighing in after 1:00pm

    • If you are doing Adult/Masters/Seniors No-Gi and are a in an advanced or expert division, you may weigh in at any time after 2:00pm, but you MUST be weighed in by 2:45pm, or you risk being disqualified.

    • If you already weighed in for gi, you do not have to weigh in again

  • 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 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.

  • 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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