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U.S. Open News-Rules & Referees Seminar added

    Mon, 2007-09-17 16:04 — Claudio Franca

    We've just given the U.S. Open website a facelift. Please, check it out and let us know what you think. And if you find any typos or broken links, please let us know.

    In the meantime, check out the latest news about "America's Favorite Tournament."

    Also, don't forget to visit us at myspace, and add the U.S. Open Tournament as a friend.

    Upcoming Events
    Individual Registration
    Rules and Referees Seminar
    Brown & Black Belt Team Challenge
    Reserve your Hotels Today
    Individual Competition
    registernow1 Everyone Welcome!

    The tournament will take place October 20 & 21 at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium in Santa Cruz, CA.

    The competition is open to men and women of all belts in the following divisions:

    * Junior (16-17 years) White and Blue Belts

    * Adult (18 years and up) White, Blue, Purple, Brown and Black Belts

    * Master (30 years and up) White, Blue, Purple, Brown and Black Belts

    * Senior (40 years and up) White, Blue, Purple, Brown and Black Belts

    The first 50 people to register online will receive a free DVD from a previous U.S. Open Tournament!

    Also, if you're a senior over 50-year's-old who doesn't feel comfortable competing with 40-somethings, please call (831) 476-7650 or email us. We'd like to help you get matches in a 50 or over age division!

    Rules and Referees' Seminar

    With Professor Alvaro Mansor, 4th Degreeclicktoenrollred Black Belt, and the Director of Referees for the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation.

    Friday, October 19th, 2007
    4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    at Claudio Franca Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

    General Public: $50
    U.S. Open Competitors: $25

    We are dedicated to improving all aspects of the sport of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu from tournament organization to refereeing quality.

    The U.S. Open has become known for the quality and fairness of its refereeing, and Professor Alvaro Mansor has played a big role in helping to ensure that our referees are competant and qualified for their very important jobs.

    But this seminar is also FOR COMPETITORS. If you know and understand the nuances of the rules under which you compete, then your chances of winning will greatly improve. To help improve your tournament experience, we are offering U.S. Open Competitors a 50% discount on this seminar.

    Brown & Black Belt Team Challenge
    registernow2 Team Gracie Barra Led by '07 World Champion Romulo Barral to defend Title. Who will step up to Challenge them?

    Fresh off of his victory in the Black Belt Medium Heavy Division and Silver Medal performance in the Absolute at the Mundials, Romulo Barral and company have confirmed that Team Gracie Barra will defend their title as the U.S. Open Brown and Black Belt Team Challenge Champions.

    The Question on everyone's mind is will the '05 champions Team Saulo Ribeiro (which included current World Champion Rafael Lavato Junior and '07 Mundial Bronze Medalist Vincius Magalhaes) return to the compeitition to try and take the title back?

    Or will some newcomers steal the title from these very tough contenders?

    The winning team--the team that wins the most fights--will take home $3,000. In the event that there are more than two teams, the second place team will receive $500. Team registration will be $100.
    Best Western, Beachview Inn & Coast View Inn are offering Discount to U.S. Open Comptitors!

    Now the Best Western Inn located at 500 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, California, 95060-6602 Ocean Street (very close to the tournament) is offering the special rate of $99 per night for a standard room to U.S. Open Competitors.

    The Beachview has rooms for as low as $70.00 a night, but will only hold these prices until October 1st, 2007. So please don't waste any time and make your reservations now! The Coast View Inn has rooms for as low as $75 a night.

    Be sure to visit our Hotels page for detailed info and links on all the hotels offering special rates for our competitors. Just mention the special rate code BJJUSO when booking your room at all of our listed hotels to receive the disounted rate.

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