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Leicester NoGi Open 2017

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LEICESTER NOGI OPEN 2017

Date: Saturday 2nd September, 2017

Location: Leicester Mixed Martial Arts Academy

Price: Competitors = £10, Spectators = £4, Coaches (2 per team) = free

SCHEDULE:

- 9am to 10am registration/weigh in open for all levels.
- 10:15am rules meeting
- 10:30am novice fights start.
- 11am to 12pm late registration/weigh in open for intermediate/advanced only.
- 12:30pm intermediate/advanced fights start.
- 5pm event ends.

- Women's matches will be up before men's.
- Divisions will start with lowest weights first.

WEIGHT CATEGORIES*:

Men: -65kg, -70kg, -77kg, -84kg, -93kg, +93kg
Women: -70kg, +70kg

*planned weight categories are provisional, it may be fairer to split or combine a division on the day, this is down to the organisers discretion.

EXPERIENCE DIVISIONS*:

Novice - Under 2 years
Enter this division if you have less than 2 years training in any grappling art. This division is for those new to competition. No BJJ/NoGI blue belts or above.

Intermediate - Over 2 years
Enter this division if you have over 2 years consistent training in any grappling art, have medalled in novice division competition or are graded BJJ/NoGI blue belt or above.

Advanced - Over 5 years
Enter this division if you have over 5 years consistent training in any grappling art, it is over 5 years since your first grappling competition or are graded BJJ/NoGI purple belt or above.

Please enter the correct division for your level. "Sandbagging", ie entering divisions you are overqualified for, doesn't help anyone.

*planned experience divisions are provisional, it may be fairer to split or combine a division on the day, this is down to the organisers discretion.

TOURNAMENT FORMAT:

- Single elimination tournament in divisions of 4 or more competitors.
- If time allows after 1st round those not through will be offered a 2nd match for experience only.
- Round robin tournament for divisions of 3 competitors.
- Divisions may be combined at organisers discretion.

BOUT DURATION:

- 1x10min.
- EBI Overtime if no winner at end of regulation time.

ATTIRE:

- Compulsory Clothing: Suitable shorts, Gi pants or leggings with rashguard or close fitting t-shirt. No bare chest.
- Recommended Protection: Gumshield.
- Optional: anklets, groin guard.
- Any kneepads, medical supports or excessive taping must be passed by an official.
- No loose fitting or dangerous clothing (eg prominent metals zips, buckles, open pockets) allowed.

DECIDING A WINNER:

A winner is declared:
- If one competitor gives up or submits by tapping the hand or foot or verbally submits (shouting out in a submission hold will deemed a verbal submission).
- If a competitor wins the EBI Overtime.
- If a fighter is disqualified by the referee.
- If referee feels one competitor is unable to defend himself or feels the competitor is in imminent danger of serious injury, the referee will declare the winner by referee stoppage.

ILLEGAL TECHNIQUES*:

- No striking of any kind.
- No sitting to guard without contact on opponent.
- No jumping closed guard.
- No eye gouging / fish hooking / thumbing / scratching / pinching.
- No grabbing hair or ears.
- No biting.
- No finger or toe locks.
- No touching groin area.
- No stepping with foot, knees or elbows on front of face or front of neck.
- No fingers/hands in face (hands on jaw, forehead or side of head only).
- No spiking (including all throws or takedowns on to head and neck).
- No throws or takedowns using just the neck.
- No forcing stacked position on to neck.
- No slamming to escape submissions or to open guard.
- No use of t-shirt or holding opponent's shorts.
- No slippery substances allowed on body, hair or clothing.
- No techniques applied with malicious intent/deliberate intention to injure instead of submit.
- No unsportsmanlike behaviour.

Novice Only:
- No scissor takedowns.
- No standing or jumping submissions.
- No neck cranks or spine locks.
- No bicep slicers.
- No groin stretches (eg Banana Split or Electric Chair).
- No heelhooks, steering wheel or twisting leglocks.
- No figure four toeholds.

*Infringement of the above rules may result in disqualification from your match.

LEGAL TECHNIQUES:

Novice
- Any kind of choke (except for using the hand to close the wind pipe) without the use of the uniform.
- Any armbar, shoulder lock or wristlock.
- Any straight leglock or ankle lock.

Intermediate/Advanced
- All positions and submission legal.

COMPETITION AREA AND RESTARTS:

- If the action leaves the competition area the referee has the right to place fighters in the centre of the mat either back in the same position or stand them up if it is deemed necessary.
- Backing out of the area will be seen as refusing to engage and result in a warning, repeated backing out will result in disqualification.

DISQUALIFICATION MAY RESULT FROM:

- Unsportsmanlike behaviour, including abuse directed at officials.
- Use of illegal techniques.
- Serious or repeated infraction of rules.

CORNERMEN:

- 1 cornerman only at edge of area (must stay in corner).



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