NAGA NEW YORK GRAPPLING CHAMPIONSHIP - Grappling / BJJ (Grap) Event on September 8, 2012 in Schenectady, New York USA
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2012 NAGA NEW YORK GRAPPLING CHAMPIONSHIP
The North American Grappling Association (NAGA) is the world’s largest mixed grappling tournament circuit with over 160,000 competitors worldwide. On Saturday, September 8th, 2012, NAGA returns to ALBANY for our annual NAGA NEW YORK Grappling Championship No-Gi & Gi tournament. Come as an individual or as a team to compete. You do not have to live in New York or be on a team to participate in this event. This event is nationally RANKED!
100 CHAMPIONSHIP BELTS AWARDED
NAGA is very pleased to be awarding 100 CHAMPIONSHIP BELTS to all its Children, Teen, Adult, Masters, Directors and Executive Expert Division Winners.
SAMURAI SWORDS TO CHILDREN & TEENS WINNERS
NAGA will be awarding custom engraved SAMURAI SWORDS to all non-expert Children & Teen 1st place winners! Octagon medals will be awarded to all 2nd & 3rd place winners along with non-expert Adult division winners. Adult competitors who place 1st and win a gold medal will have the opportunity to obtain a samurai sword at the NAGA T-shirt booth for a nominal fee. All children/teens will take home a medal even if they do not place 1st through 3rd for having the courage to compete.
SPECTACULAR CUSTOM TEAM CUPS AWARDED
NAGA awards huge customized championship cups to the tournament team champions. A cup can be won in: Adult Overall, Adult No-Gi, Adult Gi, and Children & Teens Overall. Please make sure your team registers under the same team name.
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NATIONALLY RANKED EVENT
All NAGA events are part of the nationwide ranking system entitled RANKED. Our goal is to determine who the best grapplers in the country are for various age, gender, and skill levels. This tournament will be nationally ranked so do not miss your opportunity to gain points towards a true national title. More details can be found at www.nationallyranked.com.
NAGA works diligently to prevent "sandbagging", or the practice of fighting down skill levels to ensure one takes home an award. NAGA has been working with RANKED to track all fighters and ranked grappling events to produce true "national standings." A by-product of these standings is our knowledge of who has competed and at which level. Front door personnel will use RANKED data to determine whether or not individuals who have fought in past events belong in a higher skill level (i.e. placed 1st at a prior NAGA event).
Directions: From Downtown Schenectady: Take Broadway to Route 7 (5 corners), Route 7 West—past Bellevue Builders (on your right), approximately one mile to Schalmont Campus on your left at the red light. (If you go to the I-88 entrance you've gone too far.) High school is the building on the left. From I-890: Get off Exit 2A (Campbell Road), Continue on Route 337 (8 stop lights—3 miles) to Route 7—Duanesburg Road Turn right onto Route 7 (1/2 mile), Turn left at the traffic light to Schalmont campus. High school is the building on the left. From I-90: Get off at Exit 25A (I-88 Binghamton exit), Take I-88 for a few hundred yards and get off at the Rotterdam Exit. Turn left at the first stop. Turn left at the traffic light (onto Route 7 East). Go 1/4 mile to next traffic light—take right onto Schalmont campus. High school is the building on the left.