1.1) The Gis will not be checked or measured before the tournament, LCBJJ Staff members have the right to ask a competitor to change his/her Gi if they judge it is inappropriate. This situation can happen if: the Gi is obviously too short or too long, there are too many patches on the Gi preventing the opponent from gripping it, the top and the pants are of different colors or the Gi shows visible tears, is wet or dirty, or emanates unpleasant odors.
1.2)Competitors may wear a rash guard under their gi. Competitors may not select to wear a shirt under their gi instead.
2.1) Athletes’ finger and toe nails should be trimmed and short.
2.2) Long hair should be tied up so as not to cause opponents any discomfort.
2.3) Athletes will be disqualified if they are wearing hair dye or makeup that stains their opponent’s Gi or the mat surface during a match.
2.4) Athletes presenting skin lesions or any other skin condition shall be directed to the tournament medical staff. Under any circumstances, the medical staff has the final say on whether to allow an athlete to compete or not.
3.1) Weigh-ins will take place the night before. We ask that you make sure to be present in the venue at least 60 minutes prior your division start time(9am) as well in case we are able to get head starts on certain divisions.
3.2) There will be a 1 pound allowance.
3.3) All competitors competing in Gi divisions weigh-in WITHOUT their Gi on.
4.1) Use of any foot gear, head gear, hair pins, jewelry, cups (genital protectors) or any other protector fashioned of hard material that may cause harm to an opponent or the athlete him/herself is forbidden. Also forbidden is the use of head wear – be it bandages, hoods or an elastic cap.
4.2) The use of joint protectors (knee, elbow braces, etc.) that increase body volume to the point of making it harder for an opponent to grip the Gi are also forbidden.
5.1) The time limit for every Adult fight in the tournament, including the round robin & the finals, will be 5 minutes.
5.2) No overtime periods.
6.1) In-house tournament will follow traditional BJJ point scoring: 4 for the mount, 4 for the back, 3 for a guard pass, 2 for a sweep, 2 for a take down, 2 for knee on stomach, and 2 for a solid submission attempt that was stopped out of bounds.
6.2) All positions must be held and controlled for 3 seconds.
6.3) There is no “Advantage” scoring.
6.4) A first penalty will result in a warning, a second penalty will result in the opponent being given 2 points, a third penalty will result in disqualification.
6.5) If a match finishes in a draw, the referee of the match will declare a winner by Referee Decision at their discretion.
6.6) A match will be deemed over immediately if a competitor taps out, screams, vomits, or verbally gives up during the match.
6.7) No reaping.
7.1) Competitors from every division will be pooled with opponents within their own division for an opportunity of getting up to 4 matches.
7.2) Following the round robin format in divisions with over 5 competitors, the best grapplers from the pools will compete in a single-elimination Playoff format to crown a winner. Depending on the number of competitors in each division and depending on the results, we might hold quarterfinals, semifinal, only finals, or in the case where Playoffs are not needed afterwards we will declare the top 3 competitors.
7.3) If a competitor has to forfeit some of his matches, due to injury, his opponent will be declared the winner unless we can match up competitors who were to face that opponent. Although we understand perfectly that competitors might have to forfeit matches, we expect competitors to complete all of their matches as respect to their opponents. For example, even though you lost your first three fights, if you refuse to compete in your fourth match not only are you passing out on the grappling experience we are offering you, but most importantly you are depriving your opponent of their experience as well.
7.4) In the case of tiebreakers, the following algorithm will be utilized in order: Most Wins > Most Submissions > Head To Head Match > Most Points Scored.