GENERAL TOURNAMENT RULES
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.
1st, 2nd & 3rd place winners will be awarded gold, silver and bronze medals respectively.
TIE: SUDDEN DEATH RULE
Round 1: Mount
To escape the bottom mount competitors must either:
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.