NAGA NORTH CAROLINA GRAPPLING CHAMPIONSHIP - Charlotte, NC


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2010 NAGA NORTH CAROLINA GRAPPLING CHAMPIONSHIP
On Saturday, May 8, 2010, the world’s largest grappling tournament circuit returns to Charlotte for its annual NAGA North Carolina Grappling Championship.  This tournament is open to all grappling styles, you do not need to be on a team or be a member of any organization to compete. This event is nationally RANKED!

DOWNLOAD EVENT FLYER/REGISTRATION FORM

PRE-REGISTER ONLINE HERE or download the registration form, print it out and mail it in to the address on the form along with your check.

 

SAMURAI SWORDS TO CHILDREN & TEEN WINNERS
NAGA will be awarding custom engraved SAMURAI SWORDS to all non-expert Kids & Teens 1st place winners!  Octagon medals will be awarded to all non-expert Adult divisions winners.   Adult competitors who place 1st and win gold medals will have the opportunity to obtain samurai swords at the NAGA Merchandise Booth for a nominal fee. 


6 SPECTACULAR CHAMPIONSHIP CUP TEAM AWARDS
All children/teens that do not place (1st through 3rd) will receive a medal just for having the courage to compete!  All 6 of our top teams (Adult Gi, No-Gi, and Children 17 yrs. & under) will receive a huge Championship Cup for their team.

NEW ADULT ABSOLUTE NO-GI DIVISIONS
Many NAGA No-gi competitors have asked us to allow them to compete in multiple skill levels in order to get more opportunities to roll the day of the competition.  In order to facilitate their request we have added Novice, Beginner and Intermediate Absolute No-Gi Divisions.  These No-Gi Divisions will begin once all the regular No-Gi divisions have ended so no-gi grapplers will not miss their second chance to compete.  1st through 3rd place winners take home octagon medals.

CHAMPIONSHIP BELT
The winner of our Advanced Absolute No-Gi Division will take home a NAGA Championship Belt; this is an open weight class division for advanced competitors only.  The winners of the Novice, Beginner & Intermediate Absolute Divisions will take home octagon medals
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FREE OPEN MAT WITH NAGA REFEREES
Here is your chance to roll with NAGA Referees and NAGA Staff members.  Our staff will be happy to share techniques with you, help you get a good sweat in or to just have some fun.  Our referees are experienced competitors, come learn from them and help improve your game.  Open Mat will take place on Friday night from 6:30 to 7:30 PM at the venue.

WEIGH-IN ON FRIDAY OR SATURDAY
NAGA will be offering all competitors the option of registering and weighing-in the night BEFORE the tournament from 5 PM to 8 PM. The weigh-in will take place at the venue. If you cannot make it on Friday, all competitors can register/weigh-in all day on Saturday beginning at 8 AM. You can weigh-in up till your divisions begins. You do not have to weigh-in with your gi on.

SAVE MONEY - GET YOUR GRAPPLING GEAR AT THE EVENT
NAGA is bringing a truckload of grappling gear (board shorts, rash guards, t-shirts, hats, hoodies, etc.) in children and adults sizes.  We have gear and apparel for men and women. Check out the huge selection at NAGA North Carolina.

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.
SANDBAGGERS BEWARE
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

Grady Cole Center
310 N. Kings Drive
Charlotte, NC 28204

From I-77:
Take Trade Street, Exit 10 B East through downtown to Kings Drive and turn left at stoplight onto Kings Drive, Go 2.5 blocks and Grady Cole Center is on the right.

From 277/John Belk:
Take Third/Fourth Street Exit, Turn right onto East Third St., Turn left at stoplight onto South Kings Drive. Go 2 blocks and Grady Cole Center is on the right.

From I-85 North or I-85 South:
Take Exit 36 Slight left at Brookshire Blvd. Stay left to continue on Brookshire Blvd. Take Exit 2A for Fourth Street toward Third St. Turn left at East Fourth Street, Turn right at South McDowell Street, Turn right at Elizabeth Ave. Turn left at North Kings Drive, Go 2 blocks and Grady Cole Center is on the right.

Parking: When you arrive at the venue, please look for the Pink NAGA Parking signs. These signs will lead you across the street to the Grady Cole Center parking lot. The venue will be charging a $5 fee to park in their lot on Saturday.

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