More submission only goodness for Northern WV, Western OH, Southern PA, Western MD and Western VA!
This spring we had over 96 competitors from all over the place. We had folks come from NY, NC, VA, WV, MD, PA, OH and KY. We'd love to see more folks. We have a huge kids division...always suprises me how many little people are into grappling AND HOW GOOD THEY ARE! This is as inexpensive as it gets. It's alot of fun and a great way to test your skills and determination.

We have had a few sponsors the last few tournaments. We'll be having cash prizes for absolute division winners, prizes for fastest submission and longest match. Foundation Fight Co. will have shirts and prizes. Jimmy John's Subs and Sandwiches is lined up to sponsor us and offer a few freebies.


It's submission only! Lay and pray will do you no good! Getting a takedown and holding sidecontrol for 7 minutes won't get you anywhere! Buttscooting is pointless! Get down, get it on and get a submission!



Facebook page here:

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=126389130753088

Tournament Webpage here:

http://www.teamgzfs.com/GZ_Tournaments.html

Email teamgzfs@gmail.com if you have any questions or call 304-290-0615.




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Rules and info


GROUND ZERO FIGHTING SYSTEMS
GRAPPLING OPEN

Morgantown, WV
5000 Greenbag Rd
Mountaineer Mall
Community Room
November 20, 2010

Weigh Ins: Saturday morning 8:30-10:00 at GZFS academy (also located in Mountaineer Mall).



Adult Fees: $40 at the door. Includes gi and no-gi division.

Children and Teens (under 17): $20 at the door. Teens who wish to fight in the adult and teen division must pay adult price of $40.


MENíS ADULT NO-GI & GI GRAPPLING DIVISIONS:
NO-GI EXPERIENCE LEVELS
BEGINNER (Less than a year of experience. Includes wrestling. No wrestlers in this division).
INTERMEDIATE (1-3 years exp.)
ADVANCED (3 years +)


GI DIVISIONS
White Belt
Blue Belt
Purple Belt
Brown Belt and Above (if necessary)


WEIGHT CLASSES For All Adult Divisions
Under 139.9 lbs
140 lbs to 154.9 lbs
155 lbs to 169.9 lbs
170 lbs to 184.9 lbs
185 lbs to 199.9 lbs
200 lbs to 214.9 lbs
215lbs to 249.9 lbs
250 lbs and above

Divisions may be consolidated. In addition, we may add divisions if the number of competitors is sufficient.

MENíS MASTERíS GI & NO-GI GRAPPLING DIVISIONS:
MASTERS DIVISIONS (Ages 30 yrs & above)
MASTERíS BEGINNER (Less than a year experience. Includes wrestling. No wrestlers in this division)
MASTERíS INTERMEDIATE (1-3 years exp.)
MASTERíS ADVANCED (3 years +)


Masterís Gi Divisions will be sorted by belt rank.
Masterís divisions may be consolidated.

Men's Executive Division (40 yrs and above)
Same Divisions as Menís Masterís Division.
Divisions may be consolidated.


RULES:
-T-shirts or Rash Guards are required. No bare-chested grappling. You do not have to wear a shirt under your gi.
-Board shorts or gi pants are required to be worn by all competitors.
-Competitors must wear compression shorts/spandex under their shorts.
-No gi competitors are NOT allowed to grab and use their opponents clothing.
-No slamming. A competitor may not slam his opponent to a escape submission. A competitor may not slam his opponent to pass the guard. A competitor may not jump from a standing position to slam his opponent. Takedowns are not considered slams, but a competitor has a duty to deliver his opponent to the mat in a safe fashion.

Slamming will result in disqualification.

-No Boston Crabs. Boston Crab is defined as a step over pass inside the closed guard or step over ankle lock from open guard
- No throwing an opponent off the mat or spiking an opponent on his head.
-No strikes of any kind (including hands, elbows, feet, head butts, etc.).
-No attacks to the front of the windpipe (i.e. Finger in throat), eyes (elbows, palms, fingers, etc.) or groin.
-No pinching or pulling hair.
-No pushing palm directly into face.
- No small joint manipulation (fingers or toes)
-No spitting, swearing, or foul language.
-No covering the mouth of an opponent with your hand.
-Any loud sounds/screaming made by a competitor during a match will be considered a ďVerbal TapĒ and will results in an immediate referee stoppage.
-Any intentional use of an illegal technique or act of poor sportsmanship will result in the immediate ejection of that competitor.
-All competitors, coaches, and team mates are expected to show good sportsmanship. Any disrespect or threat of physical violence toward any referee, competitor, staff member, or spectator will result in disqualification and the party will be asked to leave the event.
-All competitors must come to the event clean with short finger and toe nails.
-Competitors with cold sores, fungal infections (ringworm) and any form of staph, viral of other bacterial infections or outbreaks will not be allowed to compete.
-Uniforms must be clean and free of offensive odors.
-If competitors are deadlocked or go out of bounds without being in a dominate position, the referee may resume the match from a standing position.
-A competitor may not flee the mats to avoid a submission. Fleeing the mat will result in a disqualification with no warning.
-Competitor can not disengage from the ďfightĒ once it is on the ground. 1st offense will result in a warning, 2nd offense will result in disqualification.
-All matches will be decided by submission. A submission will occur when an athlete gives up by tapping with either their hands or feet, or when the athlete verbally submits. Sudden screaming or shouting to indicate sudden pain is considered a tap. In addition, the referee reserves the right to stop a match if a competitor caught in a submission is in danger of receiving a serious injury.
-To protect the safety of children- all youth matches will be stopped if the referee believes the child is in a dangerous position and may sustain an injury.
-First period will be ten minutes starting from standing. If there is no submission after ten minutes, the referee will flip a coin. The winner of the toss gets to select top (in opponent's guard) or on bottom (with opponent in his guard). The second period will last five minutes. If there is no submission after the second period, the other competitor (who lost the initial coin toss) will have the choice of top or bottom for a five minute period. If the match is not resolved after the guard portion, the match will resume from standing with no time limit.


SPECIAL RULES ALL KIDS & TEEN NO-GI COMPETITORS (in addition to forbidden moves listed above):
-No attacks below the waist (No Knee bars, straight ankle locks, or toe holds).
-No Wrist Locks.
-No Neck Cranks (Including the Can Opener).
-No scissor takedowns.
-To protect the safety of children- all youth matches will be stopped if the referee believes the child is in a dangerous position and may sustain an injury.

SPECIAL RULES FOR ADULT BEGINNER and INTERMEDIATE NO-GI and all Gi COMPETITORS:
-No Heel Hooks, neck cranks (including but not limited to crucifixes and can openers), & bicep or calf slices.
-No toe holds for beginner and intermediate no-gi division.
-Heel hooks are allowed in advance no-gi division only.
-Straight ankle locks (Achilles) are allowed in all adult divisions.
-Knee bars are allowed in all adult divisions.



Hope you guys can make it!