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Oregon Open Jiu Jitsu Championship

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Salem Armory Auditorium – Salem, Oregon

Please join us for the 12th annual Oregon Open Jiu Jitsu Championship. This is the biggest Jiu Jitsu tournament in Oregon and a great opportunity to experience IBJJF rules.

In addition to Oregon Open’s custom gold, silver and bronze medals for competitors, teams will have more chances to win. Team trophies will be awarded to the top: • Overall Team • Adult Gi • Adult No-gi • Youth/Teen Combined.

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

REGISTRATION AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

COMPETITORS

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REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

Competitor Registration:
By Friday, August 19: $55 Gi or No-gi; $85 Both
After Friday, August 19: $65 Gi or No-gi; $95 Both
After Monday, September 12: $75 Gi or No-gi; $105 Both

All competitors who register by September 2 will receive a free event shirt.

Registration will close at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, September 19, 2016.

SPECTATORS

Buy tickets before the event or at the door

SPECTATORS: BUY TICKETS NOW

Online or at the door: $10

Children 9 and younger: Free

COACHES

Register by Thursday, September 22, at 8 p.m.

COACHES: REGISTER NOW

Each team is allowed one free coach entry for every five athletes competing. Each eligible coach must pre-register online before the deadline in order to receive free entry. After the deadline, coaches passes are available online or at the door for $10. Please visit the Coaches page for full details.

COMPETITOR AND COACH REMINDERS

Competitors: Double Check Your Registration Now

All corrections to Name, Team Name, Belt/Skill Level, and Weight Division must be made online before 8 p.m. on Tuesday, September, 2016.

VIEW COMPETITOR CHECK LIST NOW

Making Weight

  • The weight division shows the MAXIMUM weight competitor can be with uniform on.
  • Double check weight now with gi and/or no-gi uniform on. If in doubt, go with the higher weight.
  • For safety and fairness, weight division guidelines are strictly enforced, with NO exceptions.
  • Competitors who do not make weight will be DISQUALIFIED and will NOT compete. Disqualification is non-refundable.
  • You will be DISQUALIFIED if you weigh MORE than the maximum weight listed for your division. It is okay to weigh less than your weight division.
  • Official weigh-ins will occur in the bullpen just before the athlete competes. Competitors will have only one opportunity to make weight.
  • All gi and no-gi competitors will wear their full competition uniform during weigh in.
  • No changes will be accepted after 8 p.m. on Tuesday, September 20.

Youth & Junior Competitors: Update “Actual Weight”
Parents: When you registered your child, you entered their “actual weight”. This information is very important, as whenever possible, we try to keep our youngest competitors in groups within two years and 10 pounds of each other. Please double check weight and make any updates by 8 p.m. Tuesday, September 20.

Use the Correct Team Name
To help us count team points correctly, it is necessary for each athlete to list their team name correctly on their online registration. Similar but different team names will be counted as separate teams (i.e. Team Oregon Jiu Jitsu and Team Oregon Martial Arts). When two or more team names are listed together, only the first team listed will receive points. Please update team name by following the directions below by 8 p.m. Tuesday before the tournament.
Updating Registration Information (weight, skill, etc.)
1. Log into your Eventbrite Attendee account by going to http://www.eventbrite.com/login and entering your email address and password and clicking Log in. (If you haven’t yet set a password in Eventbrite, click Forgot Password? above the Email box. On the next screen, input your email address and click Reset password. An email with a link to reset your password, along with instructions, will be sent to the email address that you entered.)
2. Click your name near the upper right corner, then click Tickets.
3. Click on the Oregon Open listing.
4. Click Edit in the upper right corner.
5. Make the necessary updates to your information, then click the Save button.

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ABOUT THE OREGON OPEN JIU JITSU CHAMPIONSHIP

Since 2005, the Northwest’s Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (Gi) and Sport Submission Grappling (No-gi) athletes have been competing in the Oregon Open Jiu Jitsu Championship. Oregon Open is a traditional Jiu Jitsu tournament where matches are decided by highest score at the end of regulation time period or overtime, submission, or referee stoppage. Both the Gi and No-gi events follow a single elimination format with consolation matches. Every effort is made to provide at least two matches for all competitors—they may have more matches depending on their success and size of bracket.

LOCATION AND LODGING

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Oregon Open
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Salem Armory Auditorium
2320 17th Street NE
Salem, Oregon 97309

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Lodging Recommendations

Red Lion Hotel Salem
3301 Market Street NE
Salem, Oregon 97301
503-370-7888
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FINAL EVENT SCHEDULE

Schedule

Posted at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, September 21

Competitors are expected to report to the bullpen and be ready to compete at the times listed here. Competitors not present for weigh-ins will be disqualified. Times listed are the earliest a division will be called. These times do not necessarily reflect the actual start time.

* * * Some brackets may start up to 45 minutes past the stated start time of the division; however, all competitors must be present in the warm up area BEFORE the stated start time. * * *

Doors Open at 8:00 am

Gi Divisions

Male and female divisions will run on the same schedule, according to belt level.

9:00 am: Adult & Master, White Belt

10:30 am: Adult & Master, Blue Belt

11:30 am: Adult & Master, Purple, Brown & Black Belts

12:30 pm: Youth (5-13), White & Grey Belts (lightest weight divisions typically start first)

1:30 pm: Youth (5-13), Yellow & Orange Belts

2:00 pm: Junior (14-17), All Belt Divisions

No-gi Divisions

Male and female divisions will run on the same schedule, according to belt level.

2:30 pm: Adult & Master, Beginner

3:30 pm: Adult & Master, Advanced & Elite

4:10 pm: Youth (5-13), All Divisons

4:50 pm: Junior (14-17), All Divisions

5:10 pm: Adult & Master, Intermediate

GI DIVISION TIMING, POINTS, ILLEGAL TECHNIQUES

Length of BJJ Matches

Youth & Juniors: 4 minutes

Adult White: 5 minutes

Master White: 5 minutes

Adult Blue: 6 minutes

Master Blue: 5 minutes

Adult Purple: 7 minutes

Master Purple: 6 minutes

Adult Brown: 8 minutes

Master Brown: 6 minutes

Adult Black: 10 Minutes

Master Black: 6 minutes

Gi Point System

Takedown: 2 points

Knee on belly: 2 points

Sweep or reversal with legs: 2 points

Passing opponent’s guard: 3 points

Mounted position: 4 points

Back control with hooks: 4 points

(All positions must be held for 3 full seconds)

Advantage Points

Oregon Open will use advantage points.

 

Gi Illegal Techniques

Youth & Junior Gi

Adult Gi

GI COMPETITION DIVISIONS

Gi Skill Levels for Youth

(5-13 years) & Juniors (14-17 years)
If your academy follows a unique belt hierarchy, or if you are unsure what belt level your child should compete at, please consult your child’s coach and/or reference the IBJJF’s Belt Graduation System.

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Gi Skill Levels for Men & Women

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Gi Weight Classes

IMPORTANT NOTE: Competitors weigh-in WITH gi uniform on. These are maximum weights and include the gi weight. Competitors will have until 8 p.m. on Tuesday before the tournament to update registration information. To avoid disqualification, we recommend that all competitors double check their weight before to this date – especially youth and junior competitors as sudden growth spurts can happen.

Youth Gi Weight Divisions

(ages 5-13)
Youth competitors will be asked to provide actual age and weight when registering. Please be accurate and double check weight with gi uniform on, as these actual numbers will help us to form the best divisions possible.

  • Up to 40.0 lbs.
  • 40.1 – 50.0 lbs.
  • 50.1 – 60.0 lbs.
  • 60.1 – 70.0 lbs.
  • 70.1 – 80.0 lbs.
  • 80.1 – 90.0 lbs.
  • 90.1 – 100.0 lbs.
  • 100.1 – 110.0 lbs.
  • 110.1 – 122.5 lbs.
  • 122.6 – 135.0 lbs.
  • 135.1 – 150.0 lbs.
  • 150.1 lbs. and above (may move to Junior division)

Junior Gi Weight Divisions

(ages 14-17)
Junior competitors will be asked to provide actual age and weight when registering. Please be accurate and double check weight with Gi uniform on, as these actual numbers will help us to form the best divisions possible.

  • Rooster: up – 118.0 lbs.
  • Light Feather: 118.1 – 129.0 lbs.
  • Feather: 129.1 – 141.5 lbs.
  • Light: 141.6 – 152.5 lbs.
  • Middle: 152.6 – 163.5 lbs.
  • Medium Heavy: 163.6 – 175.0 lbs.
  • Heavy: 175.1 – 186.0 lbs.
  • Super Heavy: 186.1 – 197.0 lbs.
  • Ultra Heavy: No maximum weight

Men’s Gi Weight Divisions

Adult (under age 30) & Master (30 and older)

  • Rooster: up to 127.0 lbs.
  • Light Feather: 127.1 – 141.5 lbs.
  • Feather: 141.6 – 154.5 lbs.
  • Light: 154.6 – 168.0 lbs.
  • Middle: 168.1 – 181.5 lbs.
  • Medium Heavy: 181.6 – 195.0 lbs.
  • Heavy: 195.1 – 208.0lbs.
  • Super Heavy: 208.1 – 222.0 lbs.
  • Ultra Heavy: No maximum weight

Women’s Gi Weight Divisions

Adult (under age 30) & Master (30 and older)

  • Light Feather: 118.0 lbs. and below
  • Feather: 118.1 – 129.0 lbs.
  • Light: 129.1 – 141.5 lbs.
  • Middle: 141.6 – 152.5 lbs.
  • Medium Heavy: 152.6 – 163.5 lbs.
  • Heavy: 163.6 lbs. – 175.0 lbs.
  • Super Heavy: No maximum weight

NO-GI DIVISION TIMING, POINTS, ILLEGAL TECHNIQUES

Length of No-gi Matches

Youth & Juniors: 4 minutes

Adult Men & Women Beginner: 5 minutes

Master Men Beginner: 5 minutes

Adult Men & Women Intermediate: 6 minutes

Master Men Intermediate: 5 minutes

Adult Men & Women Advanced: 7 minutes

Master Men Advanced: 6 minutes

Adult Brown: 8 minutes

Master Brown: 6 minutes

Adult Black: 10 Minutes

Master Black: 6 minutes

No-gi Point System

Takedown landing in half or full guard: 2 points

Knee on belly: 2 points

Sweep or reversal with legs: 2 points

Passing opponent’s guard: 3 points

Mounted position: 4 points (mount includes back mount and side mount)

Back control with hooks: 4 points

(All positions must be held for minimum 3 seconds)

Advantage Points

Oregon Open will use advantage points.

 

No-gi Illegal Techniques

Youth & Junior No-gi

Adult No-gi

NO-GI COMPETITION DIVISIONS

No-gi Skill Levels for Youth

(5-13 years) & Juniors (14-17 years)

  • Beginner: Less than 12 months of training in submission wrestling, Jiu Jitsu, and/or wrestling
  • Intermediate: 12-24 months experience
  • Advanced: 2 years or more experience

No-gi Skill Levels for Men

Adult (under age 30) & Master (30 and older)

  • Beginner: Less than 18 months of training in submission wrestling, Jiu Jitsu, and/or wrestling
  • Intermediate: 18 to 36 months experience
  • Advanced: 3 years or more experience
  • Elite: Expert (see Allowed/Disallowed Holds and Takedowns in Competition Rules section)

No-gi Skill Levels for Women

New in 2015: Adult (under age 30) & Master (30 and older)

  • Beginner: Less than 18 months of training in submission wrestling, Jiu Jitsu, and/or wrestling
  • Intermediate: 18 to 36 months experience
  • Advanced: 3 years or more experience

No-gi Weight Classes

IMPORTANT NOTE: Competitors weigh-in WITH no-gi uniform on. These are maximum weights. Competitors will have until 8 p.m. on Tuesday before the tournament to update registration information. To avoid disqualification, we recommend that all competitors double check their weight before to this date – especially youth and junior competitors as sudden growth spurts can happen.

Youth No-gi Weight Divisions

(5-13 years)
Youth competitors will be asked to provide actual age and weight when registering. Please be accurate and double check weight with no-gi clothing on, as these actual numbers will help us to form the best divisions possible.

  • Up to 40.0 lbs.
  • 40.1 – 50.0 lbs.
  • 50.1 – 60.0 lbs.
  • 60.1 – 70.0 lbs.
  • 70.1 – 80.0 lbs.
  • 80.1 – 90.0 lbs.
  • 90.1 – 100.0 lbs.
  • 100.1 – 110.0 lbs.
  • 110.1 – 122.5 lbs.
  • 122.6 – 135.0 lbs.
  • 135.1 – 150.0 lbs.
  • 150.1 lbs. and above (may move to Junior division)

Junior No-gi Weight Divisions

(14-17 years)
Junior competitors will be asked to provide actual age and weight when registering. Please be accurate and double check weight with no-gi clothing on, as these actual numbers will help us to form the best divisions possible.

  • Rooster: up to 114.0 lbs.
  • Light Feather: 114.1 – 125.0 lbs.
  • Feather: 125.1 – 136.0 lbs.
  • Light: 136.1 – 147.0 lbs.
  • Middle: 147.1 – 158.0 lbs.
  • Medium Heavy: 158.1 – 169.0 lbs.
  • Heavy: 169.1 – 180.0 lbs.
  • Super Heavy: 180.1 – 191.0 lbs.
  • Ultra Heavy: No maximum weight

Men’s No-gi Weight Divisions

Adult (under age 30) & Master (30 and older)

  • Rooster: up to 122.5 lbs.
  • Light Feather: 122.6 – 136.0 lbs.
  • Feather: 136.1 – 149.0 lbs.
  • Light: 149.1 – 162.5 lbs.
  • Middle: 162.6 – 175.5 lbs.
  • Medium Heavy: 175.6 – 188.5 lbs.
  • Heavy: 188.6 – 202.0 lbs.
  • Super-Heavy: 202.1 – 215.0 lbs.
  • Ultra Heavy: No maximum weight

Women’s No-gi Weight Divisions

Adult (under age 30) & Master (30 and older)

  • Light Feather: Up to 114 lbs.
  • Feather: 114.1 to 125.0 lbs.
  • Light: 125.1 to 136.0 lbs.
  • Middle: 136.1 to 147.0 lbs.
  • Medium Heavy: 147.1 to 158.0 lbs.
  • Heavy: 158.1 to 169.0 lbs.
  • Super Heavy: No maximum weight

DETAILED TOURNAMENT RULES

Rules and weights are largely adapted from the International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation web page. However, rules listed on subleague.com supersede all others.

Ways to Win

  • Causing your opponent to physically or verbally tap-out or quit by using a technique within the guidelines of the rules in each set division (all competitors must be aware of dangerous techniques and know how to tap-out)
  • Stoppage
  • Disqualification
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Highest score at end of regulation time period
  • Referee decision
  • Random pick

Allowed and Disallowed Holds and Takedowns

Submissions and takedowns depend on age and skill level. Please see the complete listing of allowed and disallowed holds and takedowns for each division below.

Adult & Master Gi

Adult & Master No-gi

Youth & Junior Gi

Youth & Junior No-gi

Illegal Techniques

Illegal unless explicitly stated for that division:

  • No twisting leg locks (heel hooks or toe locks)
  • No reaping
  • No neck cranks
  • No “Full Nelson”, no “Crucifix”
  • No twister body locks / spinal cranks
  • No muscle destruction submissions – calf cutters and bicep cutters
  • No striking of any kind
  • ZERO tolerance on slamming. Slamming to escape the guard and various submissions from the guard may result in competitor being immediately disqualified. Note: Takedowns are not considered slamming, unless intent to injure is determined by the referee. It is the competitor’s responsibility to deliver opponent safely to the mat.
  • No spiking an opponent onto their head
  • No eye gouging or fish hooking
  • No grabbing the ears
  • No hair pulling
  • No finger or toe holds
  • No thumbing
  • No scratching or pinching
  • No kicking
  • No biting
  • No touching the groin area
  • No knees or elbows on face
  • No slippery substances allowed on body or clothing
  • No inserting of fingers inside pat cuffs or sleeves for grip. Additionally, no inserting of foot into opponent’s belt to hold, push, or lift opponent.
  • No use of shirt in applying submission
  • No passivity or fleeing the mat: deliberately or repeatedly moving outside the designated mat area, stalling or refusing to engage with an opponent are considered a foul. Committing three (3) fouls in a match results in an automatic disqualification.
  • Good sportsmanship is expected at all times: no spitting, swearing, or disobeying of a referee’s verbal commands.
  • The referee has FULL discretion to disqualify a competitor immediately after a serious, dangerous, or deliberate foul.

Immediate Disqualification

The following will result in immediate disqualification:

  • Slamming opponent
  • Applying illegal technique
  • Fleeing mat to avoid submission
  • Arguing with the referee
  • Unsportsmanlike conduct against other competitors, referee, coach, or public

Leg Locks

Leg Locks are ILLEGAL in all Youth and Junior divisions with the following exceptions – straight ankle locks are legal for junior blue belts (ages 16-17). Straight ankle locks are legal for all adult belt levels and no-gi divisions. Straight knee bars are legal for brown-black belts and intermediate-advanced-elite no-gi divisions only. Figure 4 toe holds are legal for brown-black belts and advanced-elite no-gi divisions only. Heel hooks are legal for elite no-gi divisions only. Note: Reaping (crossing your leg from outside in over your opponent’s hip or thigh while attacking a foot) is illegal in all divisions (with the exception of elite no-gi divisions).

Youth & Junior: Choke Safety, Guard Restrictions, Crying Rules

  • No hitting or crushing the larynx with hand or forearm. No crushing or squeezing neck with hands or forearm from bottom (guard) or top position.
  • No pulling on head to finish Triangle choke (straining the neck).
  • Where Guillotines are allowed: No standing Guillotine chokes. Must not try to finish choke standing. Attacking athlete must sit back to the ground in a safe manner. No throws while holding Guillotine (must have head and arm for throws).
  • No lock inside closed guard with legs compressing kidneys or ribs. No jumping guard.
  • For safety reasons, once a correct position for an arm lock or choke has been achieved, the referee may immediately stop the fight without waiting for the lock to be applied fully. This allows young competitors to learn the basics of submission grappling and Jiu Jitsu in a safe environment.
  • If a youth or junior competitor is crying, tears will be considered a tap. Additionally, yelling out may be considered a verbal tap (in all divisions).

Competition Attire and Hygiene

Hygiene:

At weigh-ins, all competitors will be checked for communicable diseases, not limited to but including ring-worm, staph, herpes, and impetigo. If a competitor is deemed to have a communicable disease, they will be disqualified. Shoes must be worn AT ALL TIMES, except when on competition mat. Competitors found barefoot in restrooms may be disqualified. Disqualification is non-refundable.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Attire:

A clean solid-colored uniform (white, blue, or black for men and additionally pink for woman) is required to compete in the Gi divisions. Pants and jacket must be same color. Uniform jacket must have a four finger space at cuff and sleeves within 3 inches of wrist. Pants must be within 3 inches of ankles. Adult male competitors are not allowed to wear clothing under the Gi jacket. Athletes must wear undergarments. The use of thong-type undergarments is not permitted; only brief-type undergarments may be worn. Wrestling shoes, metal knee braces, and groin protector cups are not allowed. Protective mouth guards are highly recommended for all competitors.

No-gi Attire:

Board shorts or fight shorts (with no pockets or with pockets entirely stitched shut), tights, singlet, or Gi pants are required lower body attire. Upper body must be covered by rash guard or tight fitting shirt. Athletes must wear undergarments. The use of thong-type undergarments is not permitted; only brief-type undergarments may be worn. Tank tops, loose fitting shirts, wrestling shoes, metal knee braces, and groin protector cups are not allowed. Protective mouth guards are highly recommended for all competitors.

Referees and Commands

The referee can stop or restart a match at any time if he or she considers it necessary for safety reasons. The referee’s decision is final and non-negotiable.

The referee will call you to the mat. Wait at edge of mat until directed by referee.
You may only talk to the referee for Medical or Uniform issue; such as my pants are
coming off, or I am bleeding.

The referee will use four main Portuguese commands that each competitor needs to know:

  1. COMBATE (com-ba-tchee)
    This is the start/restart of match.
  2. PAROU (pa-row)
    This means stop. When referee gives this command, athletes should hold their
    position and maintain all grips until directed by the referee to move. Failure to
    comply may result in a penalty.
  3. LUTE (lu-tchee)
    This means that one or both athletes have been called for stalling and are being given a penalty. Referee will point at you or touch your shoulder if you cannot see the referee. DO NOT STOP the match when you hear this word. It is simply a notification that you have been given a penalty for a stalling.
  4. FALTA (fal-tah)
    This means an athlete has been called for a penalty for doing something illegal that does not warrant a disqualification. Referee will point at you or touch your shoulder if you cannot see the referee. DO NOT STOP the match when you hear this word. It is simply a notification that you have been given a penalty for a rule infraction.

Making Weight

Weigh ins take place in the bullpen just prior to competing. Competitors have only one opportunity to make weight. Over weight competitors will be DISQUALIFIED and will NOT be allowed to compete. Disqualification is non-refundable. They will NOT be moved to another weight division.

Safety and Conduct

The referee’s top priorities include keeping all participants safe at all times and ensuring a fair match. The referee can stop or restart a match at any time if he or she considers it necessary for safety reasons and grant submissions before the tap occurs if they deem the hold to be firmly secured. The referee’s decision is final and non-negotiable. Arguing with the referee (athlete or coach) can result in immediate disqualification.

It is each competitor’s responsibility to know how to tap both verbally and physically and to do so before injury is incurred. In an effort to prevent injury, referees may stop the match and grant submissions before the tap occurs if they deem the hold to be firmly secured. Furthermore, calling out or making noises of exertion may be seen as verbal submission by the referee. Competitors must wear protective mouth guards.

We will be enforcing a zero tolerance rule on disrespecting, threatening with physical violence, or verbally abusing referees, staff, competitors or spectators at any time before, during, or after the event. If any spectator, coach, or competitor threatens or abuses the referee in any shape or form, they will be escorted out of the building.

No Stalling

After 20 seconds of no action (i.e. backing out of the guard without engaging, butt scooting)  the referee may issue a warning for stalling. After an additional 20 seconds the referee may issue a one point penalty, and so on. Each stalling penalty will escalate the cumulative penalties.

Takedowns and Control

(source: ibjjf.org)
  • Athletes who initiate a takedown movement after the opponent has pulled guard shall not be awarded the two points or advantage point relating to the move.
  • When an athlete forces his/her opponent back-down, sideways or into a seated position on the ground after standing on two feet at some point during the movement, and keeps the fight on the ground and himself/herself in the top position for 3 (three) seconds.
  • When an athlete forces his/her opponent to the ground on all fours or belly-down, points shall only be awarded once the athlete performing the takedown has established a back clinch on his/her opponent—hooks need not be in place but at least one of the opponent’s knees must be maintained on the ground for 3 (three) seconds.
  • If an athlete forces his/her opponent to the ground in the outlying safety area, the athlete performing the takedown should have both feet within the match area when the movement begins. In this case, if the athletes land in a stabilized position, the match shall be restarted at the center of the match area and the athletes will be placed in the same position they were in when the match was stopped. The referee will count 3 (three) seconds of stabilization before scoring the points.
  • When the opponent has one or two knees on the ground, the athlete performing the takedown will only be awarded points if he/she is standing at the moment the takedown is carried out. An exception may be made under circumstances addressed in IBJJF Rules, page 14, item 3.4 and respecting the 3 (three) seconds of stabilization.
  • When the athlete forces his/her opponent to the ground using a single or double-leg takedown and the opponent lands seated and successfully applies a counter-takedown (another takedown), only the athlete performing the counter-takedown shall be awarded the two points when he/she can stabilize this position for 3 (three) seconds.
  • For any takedown technique where the athlete, delivering his/her opponent back-down or sideways on the ground, lands in guard or half-guard and immediately suffers a successful sweep by the opponent, he/she shall be awarded an advantage relating to the takedown and his/her opponent shall be awarded the two points from the sweep.

Pulling Guard

Both Gi and No-gi competitors must make contact before pulling guard. Kneeling or butt scooting before contact will result in: First occurrence warning, second occurrence referee calls 1 point awarded to opponent, third occurrence referee calls 2 points awarded to opponent, and fourth occurrence referee calls disqualification. Pulling guard after contact in Gi and/or No-gi will result in no points.

Jumping guard is illegal in all youth and junior, gi and no-gi divisions; as well as in the adult and master white belt divisions and adult and master beginner no-gi divisions.

Sweeps/Reversals

Reversal of position points are given when one opponent reverses from the bottom to the top position and has control and position. The reversal has to come from your guard or half guard. For example if you’re passing my guard and I IMMEDIATELY put you on your back I receive reversal points. If competitor A from bottom guard is able to duck under arm of competitor B and come to top position and control for 3 seconds, reversal points will be awarded. Note: Rolling someone over when you are mounted or in cross-side control is an escape, not a reversal.

Out of Bounds

If a competitor has a valid submission attempt and the match ends up outside the ring, at the referee’s discretion the match may be stopped and restarted from standing position in the middle of the ring. The competitor with the valid submission attempt will receive 2 points. If the match moves outside the ring without a submission attempt, competitors will be restarted from same position in the middle of the ring.

Small Brackets

Brackets with only two people will compete best two out of three matches. In a 3-person bracket, the winner of the first match advances to the final and the losing athlete faces the third competitor in the bracket. The same athlete who wins the second match (regardless of whether it is the same athlete to lose the first match) advances to the final to face the winner of the first match. If you are the only competitor in your division, we will attempt to combine you with the closest division based on size and skill. Men’s Masters (30 and older) divisions with only one registered competitor will be combined with either Adult division or closest Masters division (based on size and skill).

Blood Stoppage

Two minutes will be allowed for a cut to stop bleeding. Medical staff can stop a fight immediately if the injury is determined to be too serious.

Restricted Areas

Due to the large number of competitors and dynamic nature of the sport, only active competitors, official press and staff are allowed in the bullpen and competition areas. Coaches, parents and friends are asked to remain in the spectator areas. No standing in front of the bleachers. Plenty of bleacher seating is available. Photographs and video can be taken from a seated positing along the fence. Attendees disregarding these guidelines may be asked to leave the premises.

Competitor & Team Prizes

Competitor Medals

First, second and third place competitors will receive Oregon Open‘s custom die-cast medals. All youth competitors who do not receive a gold, silver or bronze medal will be awarded with a participation medal.

Team Competition

Team trophies will be awarded to the top:

  • Overall Team
  • Adult/Master Gi
  • Adult/Master No-gi
  • Youth/Teen Combined

Team Names

Competitors are responsible for registering under the correct team name. Similar but different team names will be considered two different teams. Competitors listing more than one team name will receive points for the first team name listed only. Competitors are not required to be affiliated with a team.

Common Questions & Answers

Where can I find a list of competitors?

An up-to-date list of registered competitors is provided at the bottom of the competitor registration page.

How can I make corrections to my registration information (i.e. weight class, belt level, team, etc.)?

Registered competitors can update their information online up until 8 p.m. on Tuesday before the tournament by following these instructions:

  1. Log into your Eventbrite Attendee account by going to http://www.eventbrite.com/login and entering your email address and password and clicking Log in. (If you haven’t yet set a password in Eventbrite, click Forgot Password? above the Email box. On the next screen, input your email address and click Reset Password. An email with a link to reset your password, along with instructions, will be sent to the email address that you entered.)
  2. Click the My Tickets tab at the top of the page.
  3. Click the View Order tab on the Oregon Open listing.
  4. Click Edit Details next to your ticket.
  5. Make the necessary updates to your information, then click the Save button.

When are weigh-ins?

Weigh-ins will take place in the bullpen just prior to competing. Competitors should allow time to check in and warm up before their scheduled bullpen time. We recommend arriving at least one hour before bullpen time. See schedule.

Do I have to wear my gi when weighing-in?

Yes. Gi division weights take into account your gi. The gi (in its entirety) needs to be worn during weigh-ins.

Do I have to weigh-in twice if I’m doing Gi and No-gi?

Yes. Again, please check the schedule to know what time you need to report to the bullpen.

If I don’t make weight, can I just go up to the next division?

No. Competitors will have only one opportunity to make weight. If you do not make weight, you will be disqualified. Disqualification is non-refundable. It is the athlete’s responsibility to make the weight that they reported on their registration. If in doubt, shoot high and play it safe.

What if there are no other competitors in my division?

We reserve the right to subdivide or combine divisions, weight classes, or age classes to provide matches to participants. If you are the only competitor in your division when pools are formed, we will attempt to combine you with the closest division based on size and skill. Men’s Masters (30+) divisions with only one competitor will be combined with either Adult division or closest Masters division (based on size and skill).

How many matches will I get?

Every effort will be made to provide competitors with at least two matches. You could have more, depending on how you perform and the size of your bracket.

Do I need to accompany my child to the tournament?

All competitors under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent, guardian, or authorized coach. Furthermore, all participants under 18 years of age must have a parent or guardian complete and sign the Competitor Waiver, which will be emailed to all participants prior to the event.

Competitor Waiver

Can I wear wrestling head gear when I compete?

Protective head gear is allowed. See the “No-gi Attire” and “Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Attire” in the Rules section below for more.