Grapplers Quest (10th Official West Coast)
I searched and this apparently wasn't posted, but if it is, suck it.
Saturday, December 9th; Las Vegas, Nevada.
Who's going? As this will be my first tournament, what should I expect of Grapplers Quest specifically, or in relation to other tournaments? The no-gi thing is new to me as well (our gym is doing 75% no-gi nowadays in preparation for the tournament). I like the speed but but it seems so much harder to go against the bigger guys without the leverage of the gi. As a gi man, what should I expect from a no-gi tournament? Thank you for opining.
I probably won't make this one ($). Hopefully I'll be back in the spring.
Grappler's Quest West is a lot of fun but is a huge mess too. I don't know if this one is going to be at the same highschool it always has been at, but if so be prepared for a lot of people and potentially long waits and confusion about where any of your matches will take place and when. The nice part is there is no win one match and win the bracket (the last one I was at, I was in a bracket with around 24 people and didn't luck out and get one of the byes, other brackets had 36+ people).
As for gi versus no-gi, you already covered the major difference (speed) and others are a lot more knowledgeable than I.
my instructor will be there (as a ref).
The location is the All Sport Arena on 121 East Sunset Road.
The flyer says it's a "NEW 200,000 Sq. Foot Facility" which sounds a lot better than a highschool.