WV State Gi & No Gi Championships


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West Virginia State Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Submission Wrestling Championships The West Virginia Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Submission Wrestling State Championships are set to return this August 17th in Charleston, WV as part of the WEST VIRGINIA GAMES 2013. Date: Saturday, August 17th, 2013 Time: Kids Tournament 10am, Kids Rules Meeting 9:30am, Adult Tournament 11am, Referee Meeting at 10am, Adult Competitor Rules meeting at 10:30am Cost: Only 50$ if you pre-register and you can compete in as many divisions as you want, and only 40$ for women and children. It is 65$ for those not pre-registered and 50$ for women and children (the post mark date is August 7th, 2013) Format: DOUBLE ELIMINATION in both Gi and No Gi divisions, and Absolute divisions in each skill level Location: Magic Island, Charleston, WV 25301 (101 Kanawha Blvd. W, Charleston, WV 25301 – on the river) Beautiful, Custom, WV State Championship Medals for 1st-3rd Place wvgamesmedal2 All 1st-3rd place finishers will win an official state championship medal and be declared the WV State Grappling Champion of 2013. Custom WV State Championship Banner for the Winning Team with Year photo (2) The team with the highest amount of team wins (1st-3rd) will receive a custom state championship banner to hang in there gym with the year that their team has won. Previous team winners have been GZFS (2010 and 2012) and Butch Hiles BJJ (2009 and 2011) WV Games 2013 Combines with Sports Fest 2013 On Saturday, August 17th, 2013 Charleston, West Virginia will, once again, host the official state Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Submission Wrestling State Championships as part of the “West Virginia Games.” The WV Games is a huge event that takes place on Magic Island, which is located on the Kanawha River in the capital of West Virginia and offers a scenic backdrop to a flurry of athletic competitions and events. This is a family friendly event and we encourage all of our competitors to bring their friends and families so they can enjoy all of the other events and activities during the tournament. Besides the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Submission Wrestling State Championships, the WV Games will also feature several family friendly sporting events from all around the state and country. With the addition of our numerous vendors and activities, we feel that this is an event that everyone should try and make part of their schedule because it is very rare that you can keep the entire family entertained while waiting for your chance to hit the mats. 2013 marks the addition of Sports Fest to the WV Games. Sports Fest is a professional volleyball tournament and a professional jet-ski event that will be featured on national television. This will just add to the excitement bring bigger and better things to the event as a whole! For more information on sports fest click: http://www.evptour.com/ Friday night, we will have award winning artist, Edwin McCain, at Live on the Levee. So, make a weekend of it and don’t miss everything we have to offer! As always, we want all of our competitors to have as much fun as possible, so we offer a well organized tournament that is fair for all and offers a ton of matches at a low price. In fact, each competitor has the chance to compete a minimum of six times, if they compete in their respective divisions in both the gi and no gi tournaments as well as the absolute divisions. Keep an eye out for continued updates. There will be children’s, teens, women’s, masters, and men’s divisions and the weight classes for both gi and no gi will be as follows: Adult Men: 149.9 & Below 150 lbs. to 164.9 lbs. 165 lbs. to 179.9 lbs. 180 lbs. to 194.9 lbs. 195 lbs. to 209.9 lbs. 210 lbs. to 224.9 lbs. 225 lbs. & Above Adult Women: 135 & Under (Lightweight) 136 & Over (Middleweight) Weight classes for teens will be divided at the tournament but the age brackets will be divided as follows: Kids 6-8, 9-11, Teens 12-14, 15-17 Experience Levels For Gi & No Gi Adult Gi Competitors – White, Blue, & Purple & Above Adult No Gi Competitors: Beginner: (Less than a year experience. No wrestling experience at any level of competition in the beginner division. The beginner class is for beginners only) Intermediate: (1-3 years exp.) Advanced: (3 years +) *** Those who compete in the Blue Belt Gi Division must compete in the Intermediate or Advanced No-Gi Divisions *** Those who compete in the Purple Belt & Above Gi Division must compete in the Advanced No-Gi Division Masters Division (Ages 31 yrs & above) Masters Divisions follow all the same experience levels as the other adult categories Teens 12-17 Beginner Gi & No Gi: (Less than a 6 months experience. No wrestling experience at any level of competition in the beginner division. The beginner class is for true beginners only) Intermediate: (6 months – one year) Advanced: (one year and above) *** Weight classes and experience levels may need to be combined according to attendance Kids 6-11 Beginner Gi & No Gi: (Less than a 6 months experience. No wrestling experience at any level of competition in the beginner division. The beginner class is for true beginners only) Intermediate: (6 months – one year) Advanced: (one year and above) *** Weight classes and experience levels may need to be combined according to attendance Further information about the entire event can also be found on www.theWVgames.com Please contact the event coordinator for additional details and/or questions: Butch Hiles 304-549-9370 info@theWVgames.com

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