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Diego Sanchez in Best of the West Superfights!

    Wed, 2005-04-13 07:54 — Scotty

    April 23rd it goes down!

    http://www.grapplingtournaments.com

    All Adult Advanced division winners recieve a case of SAMBAZON ACAI, ROCKSTAR Energy Drink, DVD's, Da Hui Clothing and a $200 travel voucher to redeem towards travel and expenses for the 5th American International Championships December 3rd and 4th 2005. The winners will also be seeded into the "OnTheMat Professional League"

    The next tournament on June 5th will have a 170 and under and Heavyweight Division Round Robin division. Advanced Division winners of the respective divisions at the Best of the West will have an automatic invite into the Professional Divisions.

    Diego Sanchez in Best of the West Superfights!

    April 23rd it goes down!

    Best of the West Superfight Divisions Nearly Locked Up:

    Four man round robin divisions!

    185 and Under CONFIRMED:
    Diego Sanchez
    Cassio Werneck
    Justin Garcia
    Jake Shields

    147 and under CONFIRMED
    Jeff Glover
    Rany Yahrya
    Andre "Gigueto" Soares

    Looking for a qualified fourth entry into the 147 and under. Submit Resume (HA! Like I don't know who you are!) to Gumby@onthemat.com

    All Adult Advanced division winners recieve a case of SAMBAZON ACAI, ROCKSTAR Energy Drink, DVD's, Da Hui Clothing and a $200 travel voucher to redeem towards travel and expenses for the 5th American International Championships December 3rd and 4th 2005. The winners will also be seeded into the "OnTheMat Professional League"

    The next tournament on June 5th will have a 170 and under and Heavyweight Division Round Robin division. Advanced Division winners of the respective divisions at the Best of the West will have an automatic invite into the Professional Divisions.

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    Here is the event information - We hope you can all make it out!

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    COMPLETE UPDATES - PLEASE PAY ATTENTION AS SOME PREVIOUS INFO HAS CHANGED

    The Best of the West will be open to men, women and youth 5-17 years old and held in the air conditioned Redondo Union Gymnasium in Redondo Beach. Don`t miss the battle to be the "BEST in the WEST". Located 6 miles south of Los Angeles International airport and 2 blocks from the beach.

    Location
    Redondo Union H.S. Gymnasium
    631 Vincent Ct.
    Redondo Beach, CA 90277

    Fees
    Pre-Registration $50 for weight division and open weight • Guaranteed 2 fights
    Must be postmarked no later than April 18th, 2005
    At Door Registration - $70
    Spectator Tickets - $10

    Enrollment (3 options)
    Pre-registration:
    1) Mail a signed entry form along with a money order or check made payable to:
    GTA Tournaments and mail to: 713 Torrance Blvd, Redondo Beach, CA 90277
    2) Register online: grapplingtournaments.com (Available April 2nd)
    3) Night before or day of: Show up to either weigh-in time to register

    Weigh-Ins (2 options)
    1) Friday, April 22nd, 2005 between 9am-9pm at South Bay Jiu-Jitsu located at
    325 Pacific Coast Hwy., Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
    2) Saturday, April 23rd, 2005 between 7am-8:30am at the tournament location. Anyone arriving after 8:30am will be penalized an additional $15
    There will be no weight allowance. If an athlete is within 3 pounds of their weigh class they will have until 9am on the day of to make weight.

    Schedule You will be disqualified if you are not present by the below listed times.
    Children and Teens: 9am
    Mens Novice (below 180): 9:45am
    Mens Novice (above 180): 10:30pm
    Mens Beginners (below 180): 11am
    Mens Beginners (above180): 12pm
    Womens Beginner and Advanced: 1pm
    Mens Intermediate: 1:30pm
    Masters & Executives Advanced: 2pm
    Masters & Executives Beginner: 3pm
    Mens Advanced Adult: 3:30pm
    Superfights: 4pm

    RATED Season Point Accumulation www.grapplingratings.com
    5 Star Rated Event
    All competitors that place in the top four places will be awarded Rating points for the season tally.

    Accommodations
    Crowne Plaza Hotel in the Redondo Beach Marina overlooks Seaside Lagoon, the Pier, the Marina, the Boardwalk, is attached to a Gold`s Gym and includes a complimentary membership for the duration of your stay. There is also a large pool on the roof overlooking the entire marina. There is an abundance of shopping, dining, sport fishing, and more right across the street from your front steps.
    Ocean view rooms $109 a night for 4 persons. 4 people per room = $27 a night.
    (310) 318-8888 (Group code= GTA)
    300 N. Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach, CA 90277
    http://www.ichotelsgroup.com/h/d/cp/1/en/hd/redcp?WT.domain=www.crownepl...

    Furama Hotel next to LAX is offering rooms for $52 a night.
    There is a free shuttle to and from the airport. You will be able to catch one bus straight to the event. The event is off the same street as the hotel and LAX. Group code: USA Grappling - Call (310) 670-8111 to book rooms.

    Travelers Hostel on the Hermosa Beach Pier Promenade for $14 a night. Call now to reserve you spot. Located above Hermosa Beach`s prime nightlife! (310) 798-2323 surfcityhostel.com

    Here is a link for more information on the area:
    http://visitredondo.com
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    Map of the vicinity:
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    Transportation

    HERTZ Rent a Car will be offering economy cars at LAX for only 22.99 a day. Call (800) 654-2240 for more information and booking. Group code: CV022J1538 (Grappling Tournaments) View complete rate options here: http://grapplingtournaments.com/tournforms/hertzcarrental.pdf

    Free shuttle to and from Furama Hotel and the Airport. You can catch one bus straight to the tournament.

    From LAX Airport: Yellow Cab $17 to Hostel or Academy, $18 to event location or group hotel. All the above locations are within comfortable walking distance.
    Super Shuttle from LAX to Crowne Plaza Hotel is $13 each way. Be sure to mention Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach for discount.

    Coaches
    Coaches will be required to check-in online or by phone and provide a list of registered students to receive credentials. Email director@grapplingtournaments.com or call (310) 515-7366 for credentials.

    Attire
    Wrestling shoes, boardshorts, fight shorts, singlets, gi pants, rashguards, t-shirts, tank tops, knee pads (not braces), headgear, cups and mouth pieces will all be permitted.

    Rules • Updated for 2005 Season • A rules video will be played all day long at the registration table.

    No-Gi Skill Levels:
    Novice: Less than 9 months
    Beginner: Nine months to 18 months
    Intermediate: 18 months to 36 months
    Advanced: More than 36 months (3 years)
    Children/Teens: Beginner = Less than 12 months • Advanced = 12 months or greater
    Women: Beginner - Less than 12 months • Advanced - 12 months or greater
    Executive: 35-45 years - Beginner = Less than 12 months • Advanced = 12 months or greater
    Masters: Over 45 years - Beginner = Less than 12 months • Advanced = 12 months or greater

    Length of Matches:
    Novice: 4 minutes
    Beginner: 4 minutes
    Intermediate: 5 minutes
    Advanced: 6 minutes
    Children/Teens: 4 minutes
    Women: Beginner = 5 minutes • Advanced = 6 minutes
    Executive/Masters: Beginner = 5 minutes • Advanced = 6 minutes

    Men's No-Gi Weight Classes:
    Flyweight: 139.9 lbs. and below
    Featherweight: 140-149.9 lbs.
    Lightweight: 150-159.9 lbs.
    Welterweight: 160-169.9 lbs.
    Middleweight: 170-179.9 lbs.
    Cruiserweight: 180-189.9 lbs.
    Light-Heavyweight: 190-199.9 lbs.
    Heavyweight: 200-209.9 lbs.
    Superweight: 210 lbs. and over

    Childrens No-Gi Weight Classes:
    Bantamweight: 50 lbs. and below
    Flyweight: 50-59.9 lbs.
    Featherweight: 60-69.9 lbs.
    Lightweight: 70-79.9 lbs.
    Welterweight: 80-94.9 lbs.
    Middleweight: 94-109.9 lbs.
    Cruiserweight: 110-124.9 lbs.
    Heavyweight: 124 lbs. and over

    Teen No-Gi Weight Classes:
    Lightweight: 114.9 lbs. and below
    Welterweight: 115-129.9 lbs.
    Midldeweight: 130-149.9 lbs.
    Cruiserweight: 150-169.9 lbs.
    Heavyweight: 170 lbs. and over

    Women's No-Gi Weight Classes:
    Class A: 119.9 lbs and below
    Class B: 120-134.9 lbs.
    Class C: 135-149.9 lbs.
    Class D: 150 lbs. and over
    Women's Absolute: Open Weight, Open Skill

    Executive & Masters No-Gi Weight Classes:
    Lightweight: 159.9 lbs and below
    Middleweight: 160-179.9 lbs.
    Cruiserweight: 180-199.9 lbs.
    Heavyweight: 200 lbs. and over

    Point System:
    Takedown landing in Half or Full Guard: 2 points
    Takedown to Side Control or Mount: 3 points
    Sweep or Reversal w/ legs: 2 points
    Passing Opponent's Guard: 3 points
    Mounted Position: 4 points
    Back Control w/ Hooks: 4 points
    (All positions must be held for minimum 3 seconds)

    1. Hygiene: At weigh-ins all competitors will be checked for communicable diseases, not limited to but including ring-worm, staph, herpes and impetigo

    2. Tie Breakers: There will be a one minute overtime in the event of a draw. At the end of the 1 minute overtime if the were no points scored it will immediately turn to sudden death in which the first point scored gets the victory. The stalling rule will be enforced with ZERO tolerance in overtime. The referee will give 2 warnings and you will be deducted -1 point and given the loss if you do not go after the victory.

    3. No Stalling: The referee will issue warning for the 1st offense of stalling (i.e. backing out of the guard without engaging, butt scooting, fleeing the ring to avoid takedown/submission attempts). The 2nd offense will result in a 2 point deduction. A 3rd offense will result in a 3 point deduction. A 4th offense will result in a DQ.

    4. Leg Locks: Heel Hooks, Twisting Leg Locks, and Neck Cranks are ILLEGAL in all Youth, Novice, Beginner, Intermediate, Executive and Masters divisions.

    5. Illegal Techniques: No strikes, biting, eye gouging (includes chin to eye), head butting, small join manipulation (finger and toe locks), hair pulling, or ear pulling.

    6. Slamming: ZERO tolerance on slamming. This is to avoid slamming to escape the guard and various submissions from the guard. A competitor will be immediately disqualified NOTE - Takedowns are not considered slamming, unless intent to injure is determined by the referee.

    7. Code of Conduct: We will be enforcing a zero tolerance rule on disrespecting, threatening with physical violence, or verbally abusing referees or staff at any time before, during or after the event. If any spectator, coach or competitor threatens or abuses the referee in any shape or form, they will be escorted out of the building.

    Awards
    Adults will receive 1st - 3rd place heavy high quality medals.
    Youth and teens will receive the same although ALL YOUTH will receive participation awards.

    Complete information: www.grapplingtournaments.com

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