Grappling Industries Arnold Classic @ Greater Columbus Convention Center, Columbus [2 March]

Grappling Industries Arnold Classic


949
02
March
09:00 - 18:00

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Greater Columbus Convention Center
400 N High St, Columbus, Ohio 43215
Grappling Industries COLUMBUS at the ARNOLD CLASSIC EXPO: March 2, 2019

Location: Greater Columbus Convention Center
Doors Open @ 7:30am | Event Starts @ 9am

FORMAT and PROTOCOL: Grappling Industries tournaments follow Round Robin formatting meaning that all adult competitors get 4 matches for signing up for a division that fills up to 5 competitors. That means if you compete in both Gi and NoGi, you could get 8 plus fights. This allows you to compete against so many different people, giving you the experience you deserve! All Grappling Industries events follow the traditional points structure but without advantages! We are also very legal submission friendly!

RULES and GUIDELINES: http://grapplingindustries.com/rules/

DIVISIONS: http://grapplingindustries.com/divisions/

THIS TOURNAMENT IS PRE-REGISTRATION ONLY!
We do not take late registrations or registrations at the event!

Early Bird Registration 1 or 2 Divisions – (Register before February 16 at 11:59pm) $79

Late Registration 1 or 2 Divisions – (Register before February 26 at 11:59pm) $99

Per Absolute Division – $20

Spectators — Spectators attending the tournament to watch or support friends must buy a expo wristband which also will allow you access to the rest of the expo and halls. Competitors will receive their expo wristband when checking-in to compete at the tournament which will allow them access as well to the rest of the expo and hall.

Event Tees or Hats — $20 at the event

COMPETITOR LISTS: Competitor Lists will be live throughout the registration process and can be viewed by checking out the registrations tab on the event page. Do not hesitate to register early. In the event that we are unable to find you fair matches, we will issue you a full refund.

CHANGING DIVISIONS: You will have until 5pm the day after registration closes to make any changes to your registration. You can make these changes by logging into your account and modifying your registration details. After this change deadline, your registration will become locked in, and there will no further changes allowed. We reserve the right to merge you after change deadline if you are alone in your division into another fair division if available.

REFUND POLICY: We issue refunds for an event registration until the early bird date. From the early bird date to the change deadline, only credits will be issued for future events. After change deadline, there will be no refunds or future credits issued. Refunds and Credits can be gotten by logging into your account and cancelling your event registration.

BRACKETS and SCHEDULE: 48 hours prior to the tournament, the event brackets and tentative schedule will be released. You will be able to locate both on the event page brackets and schedule tab. All Grappling Industries tournaments feature 2 amazing large 50” inch TVs displaying the LIVE schedule by bracket and LIVE schedule by match order happening on each mat. You can also tell when your matches are coming up by checking the tab on your mobile device during the competition. We will also make a courtesy call for you on the microphone to come to the mat if you also haven’t already presented yourself for the bracket. Please be at the mat on time for your matches.

WEIGH-INS: Takes place on the day of the event. You must weigh-in anytime up to at least 60 minutes before your scheduled division start time. You do not have to weigh-in with your gi on. You only need to weigh-in once if competing in several divisions. You must make weight for your division or else you will be disqualified. You only need to weigh-in once if competing in several divisions. We ask that you make sure to be present in the venue at least 60 minutes prior your division start time as well in case we are able to get head starts on certain division.

COACH CHAIR and CROWD CONTROL: We will have 1 chair on each side of every score table, 1 for each coach of the competitor on the mat. The only other people allowed within the barricades during the tournament are the competitors on the mat having their match and the competitors on deck.

MEDALS and PODIUM PHOTOS: Beautiful gold, silver, and bronze medals will be awarded to all podium finishers. During the post-week of events, we will upload an album of an event's podium photos to our Facebook page. We will have a TV at the medal podium displaying who is currently on the podium, and which division’s podium finishers are next to go o up on the podium.

MEDIC ON HAND: There will be a trained and professional medic on sight. We have reached deals with several national companies specialized in event medical services that we can trust with the safety of our competitors whether they need ice, get injured, or need advice on previous injuries.

WARM UP MATS: We try our best to always provide a warm up mat area for our competitors during tournaments. In cases which events reach close to or full capacity, we could be restricted from having the floor space to create a warm up area for our competitors.

TV SCOREBOARDS: Grappling Industries scoreboards are best in the game. Competitor’s name, team, and flag are displayed, along with the match’s division and match number.

BEST OVERALL TEAM: Team standings, points, and medal counts are live updated to and readily available on the results tab of the event page. We will have a TV at the medal podium displaying the live team standings as they transpire throughout the event.

FASTEST SUBMISSION: Aim for the top of the event leaderboard with your name and time. We track how fast you submit someone. We record the top 10 fastest submission times at each tournament and post the leaderboard post-week of the events.

DIVISION RESULTS: Division brackets along with their final placements are live updated to and readily available on the results tab of the event page.

RANKINGS: We track rankings for both competitors and teams by the Annual Season and by Overall Lifetime. Competitor rankings are categorized by genders, ages, weights, and belt or experience. Team rankings are categorized by team points and medal count.

BLACK BELTS and ACTIVE MMA PROS: As an appreciation for their time invested and commitment to our sport as a martial artist, we give free registration to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belts and Active professional mixed martial arts fighters looking to compete in our tournaments. Email us with credentials at [email protected]

WORK AT THE EVENT: We are always looking for experienced referees, event staff, and competitors to help setup! We pay competitively, and at longer events also include snacks and meals for day of workers. We trade free registration to compete in exchange for 3 hours maximum of light work during the set-up phase of the event the night before tournaments. Email us to apply at [email protected]

INDIVIDUAL LIFETIME PASS: Compete for the rest of your life at any Grappling Industries tournament. You will have created for you your own lifetime pass coupon code to register with fees waived every event of ours. $700 USD. Email us to purchase at [email protected]
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