Competitor Guidelines

HYGIENE & MEDICAL

  • Indoor footwear should be worn at all times when not on the mat.
  • Indoor footwear should be worn especially in restrooms.
  • Competitors’ finger and toe nails should be trimmed and short.
  • Long hair should be tied up so as not to cause opponents any discomfort.
  • Competitors MUST use indoor footwear up to the match area and wherever their use is permitted.
  • For all medical issues, the tournament medic has the final say on whether to allow an athlete to compete or not.

YOUTH COMPETITORS

  • Parents, guardians, and youth competitors: please arrive early to the facility, there will be a table for competitors with several lines. Competitors and parents go to this table where your childs name will be checked against our competitor list for entry.
  • If you are a spectator, the entry fee is $10 for adults, kids under 5 is Free.
  • Competitors should immediately go weigh in at the test scale, wearing your uniform. This gives you an a chance to check your weight before the official weigh in, there is no tolerance on weight at the official weigh in. If you are over by 0.1 with your Gi on, you will be disqualified.
  • Watch the screens or logon to your smoothcomp account on your phone when you first match will be.
  • Remember to pick up your competitor T-Shirt if you pre-registered.
  • When it is time for your match, your ring coordinator will return to the bull pen and bring you to the mat where you will wait for the referee’s instruction to enter the mats. You can NOT step onto the mats without direction from the referee.
  • After your match, you cannot leave the mat to celebrate until after the referee has raised your hand and dismissed you from the mats.
  • Once your match is finished you should either wait mat side for instructions from your ring coordinator or the scorekeeper or return to the bull pen to wait your next match.
  • If you are a medal winner in your division, you must exit through the bullpen and make your way to the podium to pick up your medal. You have to wear your Gi when at the podium.

ADULT COMPETITORS

  • Prior to the event, please make note of your division and start time.
  • Please arrive a minimum of 90 minutes prior to your division start time.
  • At the entrance to the facility, there will be a table for competitors with several lines. Competitors go to this table where your name will be checked against our competitor list for entry.
  • If you are a spectator, the entry fee is $10 for adults, kids under 5 is Free.
  • Watch the screens or logon to your smoothcomp account on your phone when you first match will be.
  • Once your division has been called, you may be instructed to remain in the warm up area (do NOT leave this area) or your ring coordinator will bring you into the bull pen to have your Gi checked and then onto the processed area to await the start of your match. You can NOT leave the bull pen or processed area or you will be disqualified.
  • When it is time for your match, your ring coordinator will return to the bull pen and bring you to the mat where you will wait for the referee’s instruction to enter the mats. You can NOT step onto the mats without direction from the referee.
  • After you match, you cannot leave the mat to celebrate until after the referee has raised your hand and dismissed you from the mats.
  • Once your match is finished you should either wait mat side for instructions from your ring coordinator or the scorekeeper or return to the bull pen to wait your next match.
  • If you are a medal winner in your division, you must exit through the bullpen and make your way to the podium to pick up your medal. You have to wear your Gi when at the podium.
  • If you are an adult medal winner and you wish to go into the open division you will need to signup for it at the podium. Tell the podium staff you wish to do so.