Saturday 18th April
All-Ranks Classic - NOGI
8 Teams | All Ranks | $2500 Prize
All-Ranks Classic - NOGI
Classic Jiu Jitsu’s All-Ranks teams concept allows all coloured belts to compete against each other in the same competition. Teams consist of five competitors of any rank and weight.
Players are handicapped on two levels.
1. Teams are handicapped by rank and weight. Players are assigned a score according to their rank and weight (see table). The middle, or average, is 80kg Purple belt. His/her value is zero. Heavier and higher ranks have a positive score, lighter/lower ranks have a negative score. The team must find a zero balance (or below) to comply. There is no restriction on numbers of ranks, or weights, as long as they fit under the handicapping scheme.
2. Bouts on the night are handicapped by time, according to rank. If two combatants are the same rank, the bout is 5 minutes. If there is one rank disparity the bout is 4 minutes; 2 ranks disparity is a 3 minute bout; 3 ranks disparity is only a 2 minute bout.
The rest of the rules follow the online Classic ruleset… Winner stays, no sub equals draw, in the case of a drawn bout both combatants are eliminated. The first team to have their last player eliminated loses the match.
The team order is at the discretion of the coach, however it is continuous throughout the bracket.
Build Your Team
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*Team score must not exceed zero at weigh-in, on the day of event
Saturday 11th July
Yamba Classic - Purple Belts
16 Teams | Purple Belt | $5000 Prize
Sunday 12th July
Monarch of Main Beach
Sumo style beach challenge
EVENT RECAP : Yamba Classic
JUNE 8, 2019 | Yamba Bowlo
10 teams of five blue belt players competed in the inaugural Yamba Classic.
- Courage Training Centre – Townsville
- Infinity Martial Arts – Kawana Waters, Sunshine Coast
- Legacy – Sunshine Coast
- One Purpose Brazilian Jiu Jitsu – Salisbury, Brisbane
- Axis Jiu Jitsu Academy – Southport, Gold Coast
- Galeb Brothers – Gold Coast
- Portal Brazilian Jiu Jitsu – Ballina
- Gracie Barra – Central Coast
- Gracie Humaita – Sydney
- BJJ Yamba – Home team
The winner-take-all prize was $5000 cash, plus a VAGABOND Travel pack from sponsor Author Supply Co. The winning team also collected a trophy for their academy.
One Purpose BJJ from Salisbury, Brisbane took first place after an epic final match-up with a fierce Galeb Brothers team, who had dominated the competition. The unique ruleset was tested in all areas, with penalties pushing the pace and a couple of disqualifications at critical points in the tournament.
None more astonishing than a late guard jump in the second last bout of the night. The drama was palpable with One Purpose only needing a draw in the last bout to secure the championship… Which they did in style.
All teams competed in great spirit and fought hard. The level of jiu jitsu on display was exciting and engaging.
There was a solid crowd made up of locals as well as team supporters. The crowd was invested and involved throughout the tournament. The teams format provided a captivating spectator experience for the non-practitioner and jiu jitsu player alike.
The night was a great success and we can’t wait for the next one!
Tournament Director: Thom Kotis
Referees: Daniel Almeida, Vinicius Soares, Jace Lee
Officials: Andre Rizk, Nero Buys
Sponsors: Author Supply Co.