GENERAL TOURNAMENT RULES


POINTS

There are no points or advantage points calculated for any positions or moves. There are no referee decisions! It's up to YOU to win by submitting your opponent.


WINNERS

1st, 2nd & 3rd place winners will be awarded gold, silver and bronze medals respectively.


3-MAN ROUND ROBIN BRACKET:

A 3-man round robin bracket is used when 3 competitors are in a weight-class. This means that all competitors will fight each other. Most times the result is 1 competitor wins 2 bouts, which places him as the 1st place winner. The competitor who won 1 bout places 2nd. The 3rd competitor defaults to 3rd place.


However, sometimes there is the situtation where each of the 3 competitors wins 1 bout. In this situation the criteria used for 1st place is the whoever has the fastest submission in regulation time. 2nd place in the 2nd fastest submission in regulation time.


In the rare case where all 3 bouts go into overtime, the criteria used to determine 1st place will be the competitor who ends sudden death with the quickest time.


TIE: SUDDEN DEATH RULE


Round 1: Mount
Objective: submit your opponent from the mount position. the top person starts with both hands, knees and feet on the mat. The bottom person must escape before being submitted.


To escape the bottom mount competitors must either:

  1. stand up
  2. roll or sweep the top person over.
  3. put the person in some type of full guard (ex: butterfly guard, open guard, closed guard)

Please note: 1/2 guard would not be considered an escape. when 1/2 guard is established you can either sweep the person; or you can escape your second knee through to establish a full guard situation.

Top person note: the top person may move or be forced to move to any top dominate position to submit the bottom person as long as he/she avoids any of the full guard positions noted above. For example they could move to: cross body, side control, reverse side control, north/south, headlock, knee on belly. It's the BOTTOM persons responsibility to escape into one of the full guard positions noted above.


Round 2: Back take

Objective: submit your opponent from the back. the person taking the back starts with an over/under, seatbelt grip. the person who has their back taken must escape before being submitted.


Round 3: Armbar

Objective: submit your opponent from the armbar attack position. the person attacking with the armbar will position their legs over their opponent's neck and chest in an armbar position. he will vine one of his arms inside the defending opponents grip and grab his own thigh. the person who has their arm caught must escape before being submitted.


Round 4: Triangle

Objective: submit your opponent from the triangle position. to start the round, the person attacking will apply the triangle position with his legs and put both his hands on the mat. the person being triangled must escape before being submitted.


In case of a draw at the end of a qualifier match. The sudden death rule will apply in order to determine a winner of the match. Round 1 of sudden death will start with the mount. If there is not a clear winner it will move onto round 2 with a back take. If there is still no clear winner it will move onto round 3 with the armbar. If there is still no clear winner it will move onto round 4 with the triangle. This cycle will continue to repeat itself until there is a clear winner on one of the rounds.


To have a clear winner you must submit your opponent in the sudden death round AND escape HIS attempt to submit you when it is his turn.


Situation #1:

  • If you submit your opponent before he escapes, he will have a chance to submit you. If you escape before he submits you. YOU WIN!

Situation #2:

  • If you're opponent escapes before you submit him, he will have a chance to submit you. If he submits you. HE WINS!

Situation #3:

  • If you submit your opponent before he escapes, he will have a chance to submit you. If he submits you; the match goes to a 2nd ROUND of sudden death.
  • Additional sudden death rounds will be administered until their is a definitive winner.