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TN Open Schedule:

Re-visit this section the DAY BEFORE the tournament.
Any adjustments will be posted here. Please be on-time!

8:00 am: Scales OPEN

9:00 am: Scales CLOSE for all kids/teens

9:30 am: Rules meeting for kids & teens

10:00 am: Kids/Teens Tournament

Order of kids/teens divisions:

  • Advanced kids Gi
  • Kids Intermediate Gi
  • Kids Beginner
  • Novice Gi
  • Teens Gi
  • Kids Advanced NoGi
  • Kids Intermediate NoGi
  • Kids Beginner
  • Kids Novice NoGi
  • Teens NoGi

12:00 noon: Scales CLOSE for adult Gi

1:00 pm: Adult/Exec/Master Gi Tournament

Order of Gi divisions:

  • Female Gi divisions
  • Black/Brown Gi divisions start
  • Purple Gi divisions start
  • Blue belt Gi divisions start
  • White belt Gi divisions start

2:00 pm: Scales CLOSE for adult NoGi

3:00 pm: Adult/Exec/Master NoGi Tournament

Order of NoGi divisions:

  • Female NoGi divisions start
  • Black/Brown NoGi divisions start
  • Purple NoGi divisions start
  • Blue NoGi divisions start
  • White NoGi divisions start

End of the tournament: Absolute Gi & NoGi Divisions

  • ELIGIBILITY: free absolute divisions are offered to all 1st place winners.
  • these divisions will take place at the very end of the tournament.

Here is how you'll register for the FREE absolute division:

  • Go to the registration table, with your 1st place medal
  • Write your name, team, weight, belt level on the absolute competitor list
  • Then listen for the announcement at the end of the tournament for the absolute divisions.

During the tournament brackets will come out in the same order as the tournament divisions are scheduled above.

You will not be able to see what your bracket looks like until approximately 30 mintues before you division start time.  (Please do not look for your bracket online because we do not post them online, they are actually made the day of the tournament.)

Brackets are put together throughout the day and their completion times are in accordance with the tournamnet schedule you see above.

If you don't see your name on a set of brackets, DO NOT PANIC. Calmly and patiently, look through the brackets posted on the wall. Take your time to read each division, weight class and age category to determine if it is indeed the bracket you should be in.

If you are still confused, have a specific question about your bracket or don't see your name, please see one of our helpful staff and they will assist you.