IGNITE AND ZEBRA PRESENT

WORLD CLASS GRAPPLING GRAND PRIX

Black and Brown Belt Men

No Gi Tournament

$5000 Cash Prize for the Winner!

WHAT

 

16 Person Single Elimination Tournament
Also Featuring Super Fights
(Purple, Brown, & Black Belt Women & Men)

WHEN & WHERE

 

Saturday, April 23rd, 2022
12:00pm CST
Canterbury Park, Shakopee, MN

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RULES

AUTHORITY OF REFEREE

1.1. The referee is the highest authority in a match.
1.2. The referee ruling on penalties or stalling of each match is incontestable.
1.3. The referee ruling on the result of each match is incontestable.
1.4. The ruling on the result of a match may only be changed under the following circumstances: if the score is misread or an illegal hold has been used that has not been seen previously.
1.5. It is a referee’s duty to do a final check to be sure requirements are being met.
1.6. It is a referee’s duty to call a start to the match.
1.7. It is a referee’s duty to intervene in a match when he/she deems it necessary, especially with the intent of stalling.
1.8. It is a referee’s duty to call an end to the match.

MATCH RULES

2.1. Match Duration

  • At the start of the match, competitors must make physical contact before pulling guard.
  • Matches in the tournament, except for the finals round, are 9 minutes in total, which will consist of 2) 4-minute rounds with a 1-minute break in between rounds. Each round will begin at the feet unless a penalty is carried over from the end of the previous round.
  • Final match in the tournament will be 11 minutes total, which will consist of 2) 5-minute rounds with a 1-minute break in between rounds. Each round will begin at the feet unless a penalty is carried over from the end of the previous round.
  • Matches for single format will be 9 minutes in total, which will consist of 2) 4-minute rounds with a 1-minute break in between rounds. Each match will begin at the feet.

2.2. Match Scoring

  • When one of the athletes, starting the movement with 2 feet on the ground, causes the opponent to land on his/ her back, sideways or seated, establishing top position.
    • Takedown(s) 2 – 4 points
      • A takedown into a guard is worth 2 points
      • A takedown into turtle is worth 2 points
      • A takedown to side control is worth 4 points
      • A takedown to mount is worth 4 points
  • When the athlete is on top, clear of the half-guard, sitting on the opponent’s torso and with two knees or one foot and one knee on the ground, facing the opponent’s head and with up to one arm trapped under his/her leg.
    • Mount 4 points
  • When the athlete takes control of the opponent’s back, placing his/her heels between the opponent’s thighs without crossing his/her legs and in a position to trap up to one of the opponent’s arms without trapping the arm above the shoulder line. There are no points for a figure four body lock from the back.
    • Back control 4 points
  • At any point where the athlete manages to maintain side-control or north-south position over him/her. This could be from a reversal from side control to top side control.
    • Side control 2 points
  • There are no advantage points, nor are there points for sweeps from a guard, knee on belly, or passing guard only.

RENDERING DECISIONS

Match decisions shall be issued in the following forms:
» Submission
» Referee Decision
» Stoppage
» Disqualification
» Score

 

3.1. Submission

  • When an athlete taps twice with his/her hand on the opponent, ground, or his/herself in a clear and apparent manner.
  • When the athlete taps the ground twice with his/her foot, when arms are trapped by opponent.
  • When the athlete verbally withdraws, requesting the match be stopped.
  • When the athlete screams or emits noise expressing pain while trapped in a submission hold.

3.2. Referee Decision

  • A referee decision will be made only when the score is tied.

3.3. Stoppage

  • When one of the athletes alleges to be suffering from cramps, the opponent shall be declared winner of the match.
  • When the referee perceives that a hold in place may expose the athlete to serious physical injury.
  • When the doctor deems one of the athletes to be unable to continue a match due to injury rendered by the opponent using a legal hold.
  • When an athlete presents bleeding that cannot be contained after being treated by the doctor on two occasions.
  • When an athlete vomits or loses control of basic bodily functions, with involuntary urination or bowel incontinence.
  • When an athlete loses consciousness.

3.4. Disqualification

  • When one or both athletes commit a foul addressed in 4.5, the referee shall apply the penalties addressed in section 4.

3.5. Scoring

  • The athlete with the most points shall be declared winner when the match has reached regulation time or in the event of the match being stopped due to both athletes suffering injuries.

PENALTY SYSTEM

Competitors and coaches can be warned, can receive penalties, or can be disqualified.
This can be a consequence of violation of rules or unfair or inappropriate behavior.

 

4.1. Penalties

  • 1st Warning: Competitor is given a verbal warning of violation.
  • 2nd Warning: A penalty is given to the competitor and their opponent gets 10 seconds to choose from the list of approved positions to start from. Approved positions are start from the feet (neither opponent is allowed to pull guard), top or bottom butterfly guard, half guard, closed guard, no grips for either competitor to start.
  • 3rd Warning: A penalty is given to the competitor and their opponent gets 10 seconds to choose to take 2 points OR choose from the list of approved positions.
  • 4th Warning: Disqualification

4.2. Reasons for immediate Disqualification

  • Striking & Slapping: Hitting another competitor intentionally; no strikes of any kind are allowed to any part of the opponent.
  • Late release of a submission hold, or overcommitment in enforcing a submission, without giving the opponent the chance of tapping.
  • Disrespectful behavior towards referee, opponent, judges, timekeeper, staff member or audience (i.e., swearing, exaggerated celebrating, disrespectful gestures, etc.).
  • Severe violations can lead to bans from future events, temporarily or permanently.

4.3. Minor violations

  • Minor violations like grabbing inside your opponent’s Gi will cause the competitor to be given verbal warnings.

4.4. Major violations

  • Major violations like disrespectful behavior etc. will cause the competitor to be disqualified directly. There is no need for three warnings.

Stalling

  • A Referee can issue a warning for passivity at any point during a match.
  • It is considered stalling if a competitor is trying to keep a position static so that neither competitor can advance. The competitor who keeps it static will be warned and further penalized, after fifteen seconds, if it continues.
  • If a competitor doesn’t improve his/her situation (attacking or defending) he/she can be warned every fifteen seconds (Most likely stalling will happen standing, in guard positions, side control, etc. but less likely in mount, back control, or other fully established attacking positions. Here the competitors will most likely attack or defend all the time).
    • 1st Warning: Competitor is given a verbal warning of violation due to passivity.
    • 2nd Warning: A penalty is given to the competitor and their opponent gets 10 seconds to choose from the list of approved positions to start from. Approved positions are start from the feet (neither opponent is allowed to pull guard), top or bottom butterfly guard, half guard, closed guard, no grips for either competitor to start.
    • 3rd Warning: A penalty is given to the competitor and their opponent gets 10 seconds to choose to take 2 points OR choose from the list of approved positions.
    • 4th Warning: Disqualification

4.6. Completely forbidden actions

  • Small Joint manipulation (holding of less than three fingers)
  • Throwing the opponent onto the head
  • Hair pulling
  • Pinching
  • Twisting of skin
  • Smothering
  • Putting fingers or toes into any orifice
  • Unsportsmanlike behavior
  • Wrestling shoes are forbidden
  • Intensive bleeding, that can’t be stopped
  • Vomiting on the mat or on other competitors
  • Spitting
  • Skin diseases like ringworm, herpes etc.

ILLEGAL MOVES

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