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  1. vinhthekid is offline

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    NAGA Worlds

    I had alot of fun, as it wa s my first tournament. I did well, went into the Beginner Category, so I fought up a level, made my 139, and took fourth out of 16. dominated two dudes, then got dominated by two dudes with alot more experience. the first guy to beat me went on to win the gold. almost managed to locoplata someone after his coach said I had no jiu jitsu in my game :chewy:

    the event was ridiculously crowded, with somewhere around 2600 people showing up. which is amazing, and gave, me anyways, this huge sense of community where, holy ****, there's a whole bunch of us.

    because of the crowdedness, everything was late. really late. with gi not starting till like 9 o clock or something ridiculous like that.

    some of the reffing was completely BS and some of the refs were asleep. some of them were excellent. so overall average.

    Anyone else roll through to NAGA Worlds?
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    I was there but my knee is messed up so I just videotaped my team mates. I'm glad I didn't compete in that one. Some people didn't even get their match until 11:30 at night. I was also under the opinion that each ref was kind of doing their own thing.

    Also, is that a new thing; scoring submission attempts as points? I've never seen that before.
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    They had over 1500 peope competing. No wonder it went behind schedule.
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    4/22/2007 4:17pm


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    Quote Originally Posted by Fearless Ukemi

    Also, is that a new thing; scoring submission attempts as points? I've never seen that before.
    I've seen them counted as advantages but never as points. I've only been in one tournament so I don't really know. Would a half-ass guillotine where one just throws the arm over the head with 0% chance of finishing count, or would it have to be locked in and the defender escaped by some miracle? What I'm asking is how would a judge determine serious submission attempts to ones the attacker knows wont work and is only doing for points?
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    that was actually one of the problematic points of the tournament.

    they scored some subs that were so half assed it was ridiculous, but others that were dead on weren't counted. weird.
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    4/22/2007 11:38pm

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    I competed in teen divisions so I didn't have to wait too long, I did see the lines when I left though, was ridiculous. Took first in expert no-gi heavyweight and intermediate gi. I considered moving up to adult, but didn't really want to wait around all day.

    In every naga tournament I have gone to so far, submissions attempts have resulted in points for no-gi.
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    4/23/2007 11:05am

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    I was there as well. Pretty crappy day, for me at least.

    Parking was a nightmare. Huge registration line. Ridiculous line for the bathroom and the snack stand. And I waited until 8:00 at night to compete in my division(expert no-gi) so I can only imagine how late gi divisions ran. Add that to the fact that I performed poorly and hit an hour delay on the turnpike extension when driving home and you've got a pretty awful day. Overall I really wish I had just gone to one of many BBQs people were having instead of spending 8 1/2 hours in jersey city.

    Overall I think I'm done with NAGA tournaments. They've just gotten too big. I don't think it is neccesarily Kipp's fault as he's constantly seeking out larger venues. I just think it is impossible to run such big tournaments effeciently and everyone other that kids are doomed to sit around for hours and hours.
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    Would it be better if they split it up and made it a 2 day event?
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    4/23/2007 11:34am

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    Quote Originally Posted by ojgsxr6
    Would it be better if they split it up and made it a 2 day event?


    If they split it just right, yes. It would be worlds better. I've heard they do that at the beach events. Seems much better. Something like kids, teens & Gi divisions one day and all no-gi mens divisions the next.

    But then Kipp needs to rent the increasingly large venues for a second day which I'm sure kills the bottom line so I don't know if that'd happen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Armondofcf
    If they split it just right, yes. It would be worlds better. I've heard they do that at the beach events. Seems much better. Something like kids, teens & Gi divisions one day and all no-gi mens divisions the next.

    But then Kipp needs to rent the increasingly large venues for a second day which I'm sure kills the bottom line so I don't know if that'd happen.
    sounds better than having people say "**** it" and not compete anymore
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