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Good News from United Gracie Tournament 2006!

    Thu, 2006-04-06 09:40 — Charles Gracie

    $6,000 CASH PRIZE!!!
    6TH UNITED GRACIE
    JIU-JITSU TOURNAMENT 2006
    Registration on-line NOW is available at:
    http://register.unitedgracie.com

    The 6th United Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Tournament, to be held on Saturday May 6th, 2006 at the historic Kezar Pavilion Gymnasium located in Golden Gate Park at 755 Stanyan St., San Francisco CA 94117 from 10:00AM to 6:00PM.

    ABOUT THE TOURNAMENT:
    The tournament is open to all Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu academies, athletes, spectators, family, martial artists, etc.. The tournament will have children, juniors, adult, master, senior, male and female, divisions from white to black belt levels.

    ABOUT REGISTRATION:
    The EARLY registration deadline for competitors is Wednesday, April 26th 2006 by Midnight.
    ALL registration received until April 26th by Midnight will be:
    Kids: $35.00 (4 years to 15 years old)
    Juniors: $60.00 (16 years and 17 years old)
    Women: $60.00 (18 years and older)
    Adults: $60.00 (18 years and older)

    The FINAL deadline registration is Monday, May 1st 2006 by Midnight.
    ALL late registration received from April 27th through May 1st will be:
    Kids: $50.00 (4 years to 15 years old)
    Juniors: $75.00 (16 years & 17 years old)
    Women: $75.00 (18 years and older)
    Adults: $75.00 (18 years and older)
    Registration by MAIL: Make sure it is POSTED no later than April 27th. The Competitor MUST submits an” Individual Competitor Registration Form”, “Signed Waiver “and the “Registration Fee” at the same time. NO EXCEPTIONS!
    Send completed Individual Competitor Registration Form, Signed Waiver Liability and PAYMENT to:
    Charles Gracie Academy
    7340 Mission St.
    Daly City, CA 94014

    Registration ON-LINE: The Registration On-Line and the Registration Fee MUST be submitted at http://register.unitedgracie.com at the same time. NO EXCEPTIONS!
    For more information: BJJTournaments@UnitedGracie.com or visit us at www.unitedgracie.com

    * The payments MUST be done at the SAME time of registration, and we have to receive the registration form and payment NO later than May 1st. We are only accepting registration with payments. NO EXCEPTIONS!

    INVITATION TO ALL BLACK BELTS:
    Any Black Belt interested in competing in the Men’s Black Belt Pro Divisions at the UNITED GRACIE TOURNAMENT should contact us as soon as possible. The will feature a Light Weight Division (181lbs. & under), and a Heavy Weight Division (181.1lbs. & over). The Champion of the Black Belt Pro for each division will be awarded with a Champion’s Belt, Cash Prize plus a New Gi.

    TEAM COMPETITION:
    The United Gracie will be reintroducing the team competition to the tournament. The top five schools will receive Team trophies to display in their respective academies. All Athletes, in first and second place, will be awarded gold and silver medals respectively. In addition to awards, all athletes will receive free tournament T-shirts.

    CHAMPION OF THE CHAMPIONS:
    The Champion of the Champions division will have two weight classes, (181.0 lbs and under) / (181.1 lbs and over). White Belts will compete against other White Belts, Blue Belts compete against Blue Belts, etc..
    The Champion of the Champions winners, will be awarded with a Championship Belt, Cash Prize, plus a New GI.
    This will be a championship within each belt division. To qualify for the Champion of the Champions a competitor MUST take 1st or 2nd place in their weight division.

    NOVICE DIVISION (WHITE BELT):
    This year we will have something new and exciting. Instead of just the regular traditional general divisions for each belt, we will also have the new "Novice Division for Adult White Belt ". We want to give beginners a chance to compete and enjoy the atmosphere as a competitor and not just a spectator.
    The Adult White Belt Novice Division will be divided into sub divisions with respect to weight, age (adult, master and seniors); but all competitors will simply be White Belts with no more than SIX MONTHS training. Of course, we will still have all the same traditional WHITE Belt divisions for experienced students and practitioners but we always look for ways to help NEW students develop and grow in the sport.

    COMPETITION SCHEDULES:
    Kids - 15 years old and under all belts and weight classes - Begins at 10:00AM
    White Belt - Juniors 16 and 17 years old Male and Female - Begins at 10:00AM
    Blue Belt - Juniors 16 and 17 years old Male and Female - Begins at 10:00AM
    White Belt (Novice) - Adults, Masters, and Seniors Male and Female - Begins at 12:00PM
    White Belt (Regular) - Adults, Masters, and Seniors Male and Female - Begins at 12:00PM
    Blue Belt - Adults, Masters, and Seniors Male and Female - Begins at 3:00PM
    Purple Belt - Adults, Masters, and Seniors Male and Female - Begins at 12:00PM
    Brown Belt - Adults, Masters, and Seniors Male and Female - Begins at 3:00PM
    Black Belt Pro - Adults, Masters, and Seniors Male and Female - Begins at 5:00PM
    Amateur Champion of the Champions - Adults Male only - Begins at 5:00PM

    Each competitor will be allowed to register in ONE WEIGHT DIVISION ONLY. Due to the logistics problems
    arising from scheduling (often the adults, masters and seniors get called at the same time, etc…) and the growth
    of our tournament, we can no longer allow competitors to compete in more than one age division.

    ABOUT REFEREES:
    All referees MUST be a Black Belt. A referee should always respect fair play. He should see that all competitors display their techniques to the best of their ability. It is not enough for a referee to mechanically conduct a match. He must exert his best efforts in each match to conduct the match smoothly and professionally so that the results can be satisfactory to all parties. A referee must always do his best make a just decision and accept the full responsibility for that decision. A referee must be impartial and non-bias to all competitors, and never favoring one competitor over another. A referee will communicate instructions in English.

    The United Gracie Team would like to take the time and thank our sponsors American Home Mortgage, Bail Bonds Buffy/Sparacino , Chronomix Timers, Digital Edge, Jiu-Jitsu Pro Gear, Preferred Building Services, Red Bull, Sambazon Acai, Service West, Sick Submissions, Sniper Submissions, Spine Docs, Strategic Office Solutions, The Windows Restaurant, Zebra Mats for their support.

    Thank you all in advance for your cooperation and support. We couldn't have done it without all of you and thank you for your continued practice and support of our art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
    Let’s play fair, safe and good luck for all of you.

    Warm Regards,

    Charles and Ralph Gracie
    United Gracie Team

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