The Best of the West - Part 2

(Grappling Tournament)
 

April 23, 2005

Redondo Union H.S. Gymnasium

631 Vincent Ct.

Redondo Beach, CA 90277

 

 

Part 1


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. 

 

The information will be listed in the following order:

1: SUPERFIGHTS

2: PRIZES

3: Location

4: FEES

5: Enrollment

6: Weigh-Ins

7: Schedule 

8: RATED Season Point Accumulation

9: Accommodations

10: Information on the area:

11: Map of the vicinity

12: Transportation

13: Coaches

14: Referee, Coaches, Staff & Sponsor Meeting

15: Attire

16: Rules & Regulations

17: Awards

18: LAST MINUTE FLIGHTS!!!!

19: Please Support Our Event Sponsors

 

1: SUPERFIGHTS

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

 

2: PRIZES

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.  

 

3: Location

Redondo Union H.S. Gymnasium

631 Vincent Ct.

Redondo Beach, CA 90277

 

4: 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

 

5: 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

3) Night before or day of: Show up to either weigh-in time to register

 

6: 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.

 

7: 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

 

8: 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.

 

9: 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

 

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

 

10: Information on the area:

http://visitredondo.com

http://watchthewater.co.la.ca.us/beach.cfm?bid=31

 

11: Map of the vicinity

 

12: 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.  

 

13: 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.

 

14: Referee, Coaches, Staff and Rules Meeting

Wednesday April 20th at 9pm, the Gracie Academy in Torrance will be hosting the Staff, Referee, Coaches

and Sponsors meeting in the upstairs large mat room. All interested volunteers are encouraged to attend and

become involved. 1951 West Carson Street, Torrance, CA 90501 - While your there be sure to check the

Museum 

 

15: 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.  

 

16: Rules

Updated for GTA 2005 Season  

 

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.

- Middleweight: 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. 

 

8. Youth Divisions: Youth 4-14 years old will be matched within a year or two of their age and no more than

10 pounds. Never will we make mismatched brackets in a GTA sanctioned event. If a youth has no match at

their weight, they will be awarded a medal in their respective division and given the opportunity to match up

against the closest opponent. 

 

17: 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.  

 

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- Press Release issued by The Best of the West with a little editing from us (color, highlights, etc...)

 

 

 

 

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