The QBJJC Brisbane Open is a Tournament for all levels of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & competitors of all ages.
Due to increased Covid Safety Precautions the Championship will require the following procedures:
Prior to Entering - Ensure you are well and healthy before you enter the building.
Please Follow Directions of staff members
Report any concerns or breaches in guidelines immediately to staff. If you are not satisfied with the response speak to the Event Coordinator directly.
Covid-19 Isolotaion Risk - We do not recommend competitors that are at risk of becoming Isolated due Covid-19 enter or travel for this competition, due to the financial and Isolation time risks associated with Covid-19 Isolation. If competitors are Isolated they carry this risk themselves and the QBJJC is not liable and the normal rules for withdrawal and refund apply as stated below.
- Coupon Discount Registration (on or before Wed 21st of September)
15% discount on all divisions
Coupon Code = 2022-QBJJC-BrisOpen
- Early Bird Registration (on or before Wed 28th of October)
Fees $75 (1st division) / $30 (additional divisions)
- Registration (on or before Tuesday 4th of October)
Fees $85 (1st division) / $35 (additional divisions)
- Late Registration (on Wed 5th of October)
Fees $95 (1st division) /$40 (additional divisions)
- Last Day to Check, Change & Withdraw (on Thu 6th of October 10:00pm)
- Draws & Schedule will be Online (on Fri 7th of October 5:00pm)
RESPONSIBILITY TO CHANGE DIVISIONS
If I select "Merge or Refund" or "Merge or Medal"
The QBJJC reserves the right to adjust registrations where appropriate - it is the policy of the AFBJJ Inc. & QBJJC not to have categories with only one competitor. One competitor categories will be abandoned with the Master competitors being moved down in age to another category i.e. an adult born on 23-07-1977 will be 44 years old on the 31st of December and should select the Master 3 Division - this adult (if he is alone in his chosen category) will be moved to the first available weight category whether that be a Master2, Master1 or even to an Adult category. Juveniles may be moved to Adult Categories. Kids will be moved up in age category, however will not be able to compete in Juvenile. The same too goes for a competitor in a single competitor category, they will be merged up in weight to the first available category. On rare occasions competitors who are matched may be merged up to match with a single competitor category.
I realise that I may be merged into another weight, age, belt or even gender category to ensure that I have a match, and that this will be done to the next closest division available, and wave my right for a refund in this event of this occurring! However any competitor that the QBJJC is unable to be merged at their discretion is eligible to receive either a 100% refund (minus transaction fees) if they selected "Merge or Refund" and waive their rights to a medal and points. Or if there is no possible matches and no other division you can be merged into, and you selected "Merge or Medal" you will receive the gold medal on top of the podium and points, only after you have made weight and had your uniform inspected.
I also understand that the option for the QBJJC merge divisions is only available during the matchmkaing and scheduling phase and that competitors cannot be merged after this time, nor at the competiton.
Guideline of Merging Divisions
Kids Merges: Kids will be merged up no more than 2 weight classes and 2 ages classes.
Juvenile Merges: Juveniles will be merged up no more than 2 weight classes in Juvenile Division or into the Adult weight range that their weight includes. Ultra Heavyweight Juveniles will not be merged into an Adult Division.
Adult Merges: Adults will be merged up no more than 2 weight classes and may also be merged into a Master Division if this is possible based on year of birth.
Master Merges: Masters will be merged up no more than 2 weight classes and may also be merged into any other age division that is possible based on their year of birth. However Brown & Black Belt No-Gi competitors registered into Masters Divisions will not be merged in Adult divisions, due to the different rules.
If I select "Remain & Medal"
I REALISE IT IS MY OWN RESPONSIBILITY TO CHANGE DIVISIONS IF I DO NOT HAVE A MATCH!
Competitors in Single Fighter Categories are responsible to choose who they compete against and can change to the division they choose. Kids/Juvenile may go up in Age & change weight, Adults/Masters may go down in Age & change weight. Or they can instead decide to stay where they are and make weight to receive their gold medal on the podium and points in their chosen division. The choice is yours. Competitors have up to and including the day of Check & Change to decide, and or be refunded 50% of registration. If you select "Remain & Medal" you will not be moved even if you are unmatched.
Competitor Lists will be LIVE throughout the registration process and can be viewed by checking out the registrations tab on the event page. We encourage everyone to login by or before the last day of registration and check their details along with the competitor lists. The last day competitors or instructors can make changes is on the Check, Change or Withdraw day before 10pm. Do not wait until after this time when the brackets are published and locked in with the schedule created to confirm such details as it will be too late.
AFBJJ Membership required
All competitors are required to have current AFBJJ memberships to compete in all AFBJJ nation wide events. In order to compete the online registration process, competitors must authenticate using their AFBJJ membership username/ID & password. If you have any further membership related queries or assistance, please email [email protected].
This event follows the IBJJF rules. All competitors are expected to be familiar with all these rules and the uniform requirements prior to registering for this tournament. Ignorance is not an excuse - please follow this link to see the current IBJJF rules. https://ibjjf.com/rules/
The AFBJJ calculates competitor date of births against the 31-12-2021 (or current year minus year of birth) in alignment with IBJJF rules. So, a competitor born on the 12-09-2007 will therefore compete in the 14 Year Old age group.
Weights in the drop down box are represented as net with the appropriate Gi or No Gi allowance already included in division e.g. the 82.3kg division already includes the 3.3kg allowance of the 79kg division. Competitors must be under the weight division when they step onto the official scales or they will be disqualified immediately.
Competitors should present themselves at the weigh in and uniform inspection station no less than 30min before their scheduled match. Also important to note the schedule is dynamic and changes throughout the day, please check your times regularly to ensure that you do not miss your weigh in and become disqualified. Once competitors are weighed in they are required to stay inside the competition area and are responsible to ensuring they are able to hear their name called to compete. Leaving the mat area they are scheduled to compete on, wearing ear phones, similar devices, or not responding when called to compete will result in immediate disqualification.
Junior No Gi
Due to the current AFBJJ policy regarding Junior No Gi, RESULTS and TEAM POINTS will be listed, However NO RANKING POINTS will be allocated for Junior No Gi divisions. All other divisions will be listed.
Juniors transitioning to Juvenile & Adult Belt Ranks
The QBJJC recognises that Black Belts & Head Instructors, will know which is the correct rank to graduate a Junior to in the year they turn 16. No Juveniles or Adults may wear Junior coloured belts (Grey, Yellow, Orange or Green) - Instead they must wear either White, Blue or Purple Belts at their instructors discretion!
Competitors are responsible to ensure they have registered under the correct academy/team name. Once registration is completed this cannot be altered.
Competitors in single fighter divisions will be allocated team points only if they have passed uniform inspection and weigh in, at or before the allocated time.
Teams will be ranked in the following order.
First Consideration - Team points will be allocated based on Gold, Silver & Bronze placings. The Team with the most points overall will win the first place, Followed by the team with second highest overall points in second and the team with third highest points in third.
Second consideration - In the event a team is tied on points, ranking between the tied teams will be determined by the better ranking going to the team with the most gold medals. If it is still tied then the team with the most silver medals will receive the better ranking. Then if it is still tied then the team with the most bronze medals will receive the better ranking
RISK AND INSURANCE
The competitor and/or their guardian (if under 18yrs) acknowledges and agrees that the competitor shall be responsible to obtain all or any insurance for loss and/or medical, hospital, life, income protection, personal, property, or any other risk or damage that the competitor may cause or suffer, (whether directly or indirectly) and the competitor covenants that he acknowledges that any failure by the competitor to fully insure himself against any accident, damage, injury, loss, whatsoever, howsoever arising shall be solely at the risk of the competitor.
And the competitor and/or their guardian (if under 18yrs) hereby indemnifies the QBJJC against all and any loss or damage caused directly or indirectly by the competitor’s involvement in the event or contest. Furthermore, the competitor shall make themselves available at QBJJC's discretion to undergo pre and post bout medical examinations, including drug testing, by duly qualified personal on the day of the event, at the QBJJC’s discretion and shall participate in the event solely at the QBJJC’s discretion, dependent upon the interpretation of the results of those tests at the sole discretion of the QBJJC.
All events have Qualified First Aid Medics, as well as Paramedics who can treat and give pain relief on site, so anyone injured in pain does not need to wait until an ambulance arrives, they can be treated immediately.
AWARDS & GIFTS
Competitors may only receive their medals whilst standing on the podium with the other competitors who placed in their division. If a competitor does not do this they will not receive their medal at a later date and this action may also cause a disciplinary result, potentially banning a competitor from competing in other divisions at the same tournament - due to bad sportsmanship. Competitors that are eligible for a gift, prize, T-shirt or other awards must collect them on the day of the competition. If they are not collected on the day of the tournament, the competitor is forfeits their right to all gifts, prizes, T-shirts or other awards.
Only competitors that have selected "Merge or Refund" and are unable to be merged after Check & Change Day will be eligible to receive a full refund (minus transaction fees). However if a competitor misses their weight or does not attend, they are not eligible for a refund.
Any competitor that decides to withdraw from the competition prior to the Check, Change & Withdraw deadline, may receive 50% of their fee refunded. Competitors seeking the 50% fee re-compensation must do so before the Check, Change & Withdraw option closes or they will be unable to. No entries will be transferred or credited. There are no refunds or credits for this event, no exceptions. You will not be entitled to a refund or credit, regardless of whether or not you participate. By paying for your registration you will be put into a bracket and be called to compete on the day of competition. You will lose your first match by disqualification if you do not show up for your match, do not have an approved uniform, do not make the minimum qualification for that bracket, are required to isolate or have an injury, Covid-19 or other medical condition that will not allow you to compete. This also includes single competitor categories when you are unable to be merged into another division, or your opponent/s have withdrawn from your division. This also includes divisions where all other opponents withdraw, are disqualified or absent and only one competitor remains. In this instance the single competitor will gain points to be nationally recognised, as well as team points, and be awarded the Gold Medal on the podium, and declared the winner.
Choose your divisions carefully. Competitors cannot withdraw from a single division. The only current option is for competitors to withdraw from the entire competition and then re-enter at the price on the date of the new registration.
Here is a link that explains how to cancel your registration and claim your refund. https://support.smoothcomp.com/article/68-i-want-to-cancel-my-registration-how-can-i-do-that
Division changes may be made online through smoothcomp. This must be completed on or before the Check & Change Day. Competitors can ONLY change their Age, Weight & Belt within a division and cannot swap between divisions - eg. Gi to Nogi, weight class to Absolute, or Kids No Gi to Kids Gi. Competitors who are from the same team that may be matched or merged, once registration has closed will not be eligible for a refund and will be unable to have their division changed. If competitors in this situation do not compete they will be disqualified and will not receive medals, ranking & team points as well as any gifts or awards associated with that division. Here is a link that explains how to change divisions. https://support.smoothcomp.com/article/89-how-to-change-weightclass-or-cancel
WORK AT EVENT
We are always looking for experienced referees and event staff. We pay competitively, and at longer events also include snacks and meals for day of workers.
Score Board Operator
To apply, please email us right away with your name, previous experience (if any), and which tournament and date you are referring to at [email protected]