Competitor information

Hygiene & Medical. . .

  • Indoor footwear should be worn at all times when not on the mat.
  • Indoor footwear should be worn especially in washrooms.
  • Competitors’ finger and toe nails should be trimmed and short.
  • Long hair should be tied up so as not to cause opponents any discomfort.
  • Competitors will be disqualified if they are wearing hair dye that stains their opponents’ uniform during a match.
  • Competitors MUST use indoor footwear up to the match area and wherever their use is permitted.
  • Following weigh in, the Uniform Inspector should check competitors forany skin conditions.
  • Competitors presenting skin lesions noticed by the inspector shall be directed to the event’s medical area.
  • Competitors should present a statement from a doctor declaring the lesion not contagious and not harmful to other competitors.
  • For all medical issues, the tournament medic has the final say on whether to allow an athlete to compete or not.

Youth Competitors . . .

  • Parents, guardians, and youth competitors: please arrive to the facility for our 8:30 am start time.
  • At the entrance to the facility, there will be a table for competitors with several lines. Competitors go to this table where your name will be checked against our competitor list for entry.
  • If you are a spectator you should go to the spectator admission table. Spectator fee is $5 for adults, kids and seniors are free.
  • Competitors should immediately go weigh in at the weigh-in table, wearing your uniform. Youth are allowed a 1 lb (one pound) weight allowance. If you make weight you will receive a stamp and then you are free to roam about and watch matches until your division starts.
  • Competitors MUST be in the warm up area at least 30 minutes prior to their scheduled start time. Please listen for your division to be called and report to the appropriate ring coordinator when your division is called.
  • Once your division has been called, you may be instructed to remain in the warm up area (do NOT leave this area) or your ring coordinator will bring you into the bull pen to have your Gi checked and then onto the processed area to await the start of your match. You can NOT leave the bull pen or processed area or you will be disqualified. One parent or a coach is allowed intothe bull pen with small or nervous kids but not allowed mat side.
  • When it is time for your match, your ring coordinator will return to the bull pen and bring you to the mat where you will wait for the referee’s instruction to enter the mats. You can NOT step onto the mats without direction from the referee.
  • After you match, you cannot leave the mat to celebrate until after the referee has raised your hand and dismissed you from the mats.
  • Once your mat is finished you should either wait mat side for instructions from your ring coordinator or the scorekeeper or return to the bull pen to wait your next match if your ring coordinator requested you to do so before your match started. If you are an adult male and you lost you should return to the bull pen to exit the competition area.
  • If you are a medal winner in your division you MUST wait mat side until your division is finished. At the conclusion of your division, the ring coordinator will hand the gold medal winner thebracket sheet for your division and instruct the medal winners to take it to the medal podium toreceive their medal.
  • Once you have finished, come find us and tell us how we did! We want to hear how we can run better tournaments or what we are doing well!

Adult Male Competitors . . .

  • Prior to the event, please make note of your division and start time.
  • Please arrive a minimum of 90 minutes prior to your division start time.
  • At the entrance to the facility, there will be a table for competitors with several lines. Competitors go to this table where your name will be checked against our competitor list for entry.
  • If you are spectator you should go to the spectator admission table. Spectator fee is $5 for adults, kids and seniors are free.
  • You can weigh in at most 3 hours prior to your division start time. Adults who miss weight will be disqualified. If you make weight you will receive a stamp and then you are free to roam about and watch matches until your division starts. If you do not make weight…start running!
  • Competitors MUST be in the warm up area at least 30 minutes prior to their scheduled start time. You should listen for your division to be called and report to the appropriate ring coordinator when your division is called.
  • Once your division has been called, you may be instructed to remain in the warm up area (do NOT leave this area) or your ring coordinator will bring you into the bull pen to have your Gi checked and then onto the processed area to await the start of your match. You can NOT leave the bull pen or processed area or you will be disqualified. One parent or a coach is allowed intothe bull pen with small or nervous kids but not allowed mat side.
  • When it is time for your match, your ring coordinator will return to the bull pen and bring you to the mat where you will wait for the referee’s instruction to enter the mats. You can NOT step onto the mats without direction from the referee.
  • After you match, you cannot leave the mat to celebrate until after the referee has raised your hand and dismissed you from the mats.
  • Once your mat is finished you should either wait mat side for instructions from your ring coordinator or the scorekeeper or return to the bull pen to wait your next match if your ring coordinator requested you to do so before your match started. If you are an adult male and you lost you should return to the bull pen to exit the competition area.
  • If you are a medal winner in your division you MUST wait mat side until your division is finished. At the conclusion of your division, the ring coordinator will hand the gold medal winner thebracket sheet for your division and instruct the medal winners to take it to the medal podium toreceive their medal.
  • If you are an adult medal winner and you wish to go into the open division you will need to signup for it at the podium. Tell the podium staff you wish to do so. Generally, you must medal togo into the open divisions but this may differ for small, new events particularly outside BC andAlberta.
  • Once you have finished, come find us and tell us how we did! We want to hear how we can run better tournaments or what we are doing well!

Adult Female Competitors . . .

  • Prior to the event, please make note of your division and start time.
  • Please arrive a minimum of 90 minutes prior to your division start time.
  • At the entrance to the facility, there will be a table for competitors with several lines. Competitors go to this table where your name will be checked against our competitor list for entry.
  • If you are spectator you should go to the spectator admission table. Spectator fee is $5 for adults, kids and seniors are free.
  • You can weigh in at most 3 hours prior to your division start time. Adults who miss weight will be disqualified. If you make weight you will receive a stamp and then you are free to roam about and watch matches until your division starts. If you do not make weight…start running!
  • Competitors MUST be in the warm up area at least 30 minutes prior to their scheduled start time. You should listen for your division to be called and report to the appropriate ring coordinator when your division is called.
  • Once your division has been called, you may be instructed to remain in the warm up area (do NOT leave this area) or your ring coordinator will bring you into the bull pen to have your Gi checked and then onto the processed area to await the start of your match. You can NOT leave the bull pen or processed area or you will be disqualified. One parent or a coach is allowed intothe bull pen with small or nervous kids but not allowed mat side.
  • When it is time for your match, your ring coordinator will return to the bull pen and bring you to the mat where you will wait for the referee’s instruction to enter the mats. You can NOT step onto the mats without direction from the referee.
  • After you match, you cannot leave the mat to celebrate until after the referee has raised your hand and dismissed you from the mats.
  • Once your mat is finished you should either wait mat side for instructions from your ring coordinator or the scorekeeper or return to the bull pen to wait your next match if your ring coordinator requested you to do so before your match started. If you are an adult male and you lost you should return to the bull pen to exit the competition area.
  • If you are a medal winner in your division you MUST wait mat side until your division is finished. At the conclusion of your division, the ring coordinator will hand the gold medal winner thebracket sheet for your division and instruct the medal winners to take it to the medal podium toreceive their medal.
  • If you are an adult medal winner and you wish to go into the open division you will need to signup for it at the podium. Tell the podium staff you wish to do so. Generally, you must medal togo into the open divisions but this may differ for small, new events particularly outside BC andAlberta.
  • Once you have finished, come find us and tell us how we did! We want to hear how we can run better tournaments or what we are doing well!