Official WV State Championships

(Open To ALL competitors from any gym or state)

Adult, Masters, & Children's Gi & No Gi Divisions

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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 20th in Charleston, WV as part of Sportsfest 2016.

  • Date: Saturday, August 20th, 2016
  • Time: Kids Tournament 10am, Kids Rules Meeting 9:30am, Adult Tournament 11am, Referee Meeting at 10am, Adult Competitor Rules meeting at 10:30am
  • Cost: All pre-registered competitors are entered to win a trip to the Bahamas or Orlando (more details below). Only 65$ for adult men, if you pre-register, and you can compete in as many divisions as you want, and only 55$ for women and children. It is 75$ for adult men not pre-registered and 65$ for women and children (the post mark date is August 18th, 2016).
  • 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)

Huge Prize Announcement for Every Competitor!

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We have some big news that we think will make every competitor happy.

"2 if By Sea Travel" and "Gutter Shield" are offering an amazing prize for one lucky competitor:

Two night Bahamas cruise on a date of the winners choice, after August.

OR

Two nights in Orlando with a day pass to Universal Studios or Magic Kingdom.

They will pay for the cruise and taxes. You are only responsible for the alcohol and extras!

How to win: Pre-register for the WV State Tournament at:

http://www.wvgrapplingopen.com/official-state-gi-no-gi-championship-sportsfest-2016/

Everyone who pre-registers for the tournament will be entered to win this prize. If you pre-register someone else, the name that is used as the competitor will be entered to win.

***You must pre-register in order to be entered into the drawing and the winner will be announced at the tournament on August 20th.

You do not want to miss this incredible opportunity!!!

***Due to the size of the tournament, and because of this prize, we will require all youth competitors (5-17) to be registered by 8/18/16. Adult competitors can register online or at the door, BUT they will only be entered into the prize drawing if they pre-register.

http://www.wvgrapplingopen.com/official-state-gi-no-gi-championship-sportsfest-2016/

Stay tuned for more big announcements

Beautiful, Custom, WV State Championship Medals for 1st-3rd Place

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All 1st-3rd place finishers will win an official state championship medal and be declared the WV State Grappling Champion of 2015.

Custom WV State Championship Banner for the Winning Team with Year

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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, 2012, and 2013), Butch Hiles BJJ (2009 and 2011), GZ Huntington 2014, and SAS 2015.

Super Fight

The WVGO is please to announce this amazing, no time limit, submission only match between Craid Edmondson (James Clingerman - IN) AND Matt Shaffer (Academy Underground - WV)

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These two top notch competitors have been racking up wins all over the country and we wook forward to seeing them face off!

Pre-Register now:

Pre-registration links are below and the deadline is August 18th.

Cost:  Only 65$ for adult male divisions and you can compete in as many divisions as you want, and only 55$ for women and children.  It is 75$ for adult men at the door and 65$ for women at the door (the post mark date is August 18th, 2016).

***All youth competitors (5-17) must pre-register before 8/18/16.  There will be no registration for youth after this time.  However, adults may pre-register or register at the door

Pre-Registration Link:

http://www.wvgrapplingopen.com/pre-registration/

Sports Fest 2016

On Saturday, August 20th, 2016 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.

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/

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 and age brackets for teens and children: Teens 13-15, 16-17

132 lbs. & Below
132.1 lbs. to 143 lbs.
143.1 lbs. to 154 lbs.
154.1 lbs. to 167 lbs.
167.1 lbs. to 183 lbs.
183.1 lbs. to 200 lbs.
200.1 lbs. to 220 lbs.
220.1 lbs. & Above

Kids 5-7, 8-10, 11-12

53 lbs. & Below
53.1 lbs. to 62 lbs.
62.1 lbs. to 70 lbs.
70.1 lbs. to 79 lbs.
79.1 lbs. to 88 lbs.
88.1 lbs. to 99 lbs.
99.1 lbs. to 110 lbs.
110.1 lbs. to 121 lbs.
121.1 lbs. and Above

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 13-17

  • 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 5-12

  • 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

Pre-registration Links

Don't forget to pre-register for an additional discount!!!

Pre-registration links are below and the deadline is August 18th.

Cost:  Only 65$ for adult male divisions and you can compete in as many divisions as you want, and only 55$ for women and children.  It is 75$ for adult men at the door and 65$ for women at the door (the post mark date is August 18th, 2016).

***All youth competitors (5-17) must pre-register before 8/18/16.  There will be no registration for youth after this time.  However, adults may pre-register or register at the door

Please let me know if there are any questions,

Butch Hiles www.wvgrapplingopen.com

304-549-9370 or info@thewvgames.com

At the Door Registration:

75$ at the event for adult men, 65$ for women. All youth (5-17) must pre-register

Price includes all events (gi and no gi)

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Weigh-Ins

Friday

Time: 7pm-9pm

Location: Butch Hiles BJJ - 410 Summers St, Charleston, WV 25301

Saturday

Youth: 8-9:30a (Youth must be weighed in by 9:30a)

Adults 8-10:30a

Location: at the Tournament, Magic Island

***Competitors do NOT have to weigh-in with their gi on

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Starting Time and Rules Meeting

Tournament Schedule:

Youth: Kids/teens rules meeting at 9:30 and first match at 10am, so please be weighed in by 9:30AM

***Youth competitors will start in the gi and work from the highest level down

Adults: Adult rules meeting will be at 10:30AM and the first match will be at 11AM

***Gi Divisions will run first and we will run the highest belt levels first in all divisions

Saturday Match Schedule

10:00AM Kids/Teens Matches Begin

11:00AM Adult Matches Start

11:00AM - No Gi Superfight Between Craig Edmondson and Matt Shaffer

11:30-12 Finish Bracketing

12:00PM - Black/Brown/Purple Belt Matches Begin

***These are estimated time and the first matches could be up by 11:45AM

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Things to Bring & Other Event Info

This is a fun, family friendly event, with a lot of vendors and other events going on around us. Many families like to bring extra chairs and some bring pop-up tents to lounge under. It’s a great place to grab some food and drinks from our vendors and enjoy some time with your friends and family while you watch some great sporting action. Besides the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, there will be professional volleyball, professional jetski, cornhole tournaments, live music, and much more.

In case of rain: The tournament is held under a giant tent that has room for the spectators to also get under, if needed.  Definitely come prepared to have a fun time in a unique atmosphere.

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Map of Events

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After Party

For those looking for something to eat and drink before you head home, meet us at the official after party spot - Adelphia Sports Bar & Grille

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Hotel Info

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The Holiday Inn Express has offered everyone an amazing deal but you must book ASAP because the rooms are filling up fast.  You can call or book your reservations online and you will be given a discount by typing in, or telling them, a special code “SPF”

Group Rate:  $89.00 plus 13% tax – includes hot-buffet breakfast, ground-level parking, and high-speed Internet

Rooms are limited, so make your reservation today:

Call: 855.729.5133

Or Click Here to Make a Reservation

Our Holiday Inn Express Civic Center offers the best value and the most convenience. Most importantly, we have LOCATION-LOCATION-LOCATION. We are across from the mall and within walking distance of more than 30 restaurants. No need to rent a car, our complimentary shuttle is available 24-hours-a-day for runs to the airport and in the downtown area. During their stay guests will enjoy the following:

Complimentary Express Start hot buffet breakfast featuring our Quickstart Pancake Station along with our world famous Cinnamon Rolls

Complimentary high-speed, wireless Internet

Convenient location, adjacent to the Civic Center and the Town Center Mall

One to two blocks away from over 50 restaurants and pubs.

In room coffeemakers, full size irons and boards, hairdryers, telephones with voicemail and data ports

Flat screen, HD TV and internet access

On site fitness center

Complimentary airport shuttle service including shuttle service in the downtown area

Complimentary, spacious LIGHTED outdoor parking for all overnight hotel guests

The hotel has recommended everyone use their website as they feel it's the easiest way to book your room.  See you soon!

Holiday Inn Express

100 Civic Center Drive

Charleston, WV 25301

304-345-0600

www.holidayinnexpresscharlestonwv.com

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For pre-registration, rules, divisions, events, and more

check the links below:

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Rules  |  No Gi Rules  |  Experience Levels

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