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 2017 Schedule

***More Updates Possible***

4/1/17 WVGO $700 No Gi Tournament (Elk Middle - Elkview, WV)

6/10/17 ADCC Nationals - WV State University (Institute, WV)

8/19/17 WV State Championships (Magic Island - Charleston, WV)

September WV State Submission Only Championships (Civic Center - Charleston, WV)

10/7/17 WVGO Submission Only (Bluefield, VA)

TBA (Charleston, WV)

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 Gi & No Gi Submission Only Tournament October 8, 2016 in Bluefield, Virginia

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  Divisions for Men, Women, Kids, Teens, and Masters

Date: Saturday, October 8, 2016

Time: Tournament 11am, Referee Meeting at 10am, Competitor Rules meeting at 10:30am.

Cost: Only $65 for those who preregister and you can compete in as many divisions as you want, $55 for Children, Teens (Unless doing adult divisions as well), and Women (Pre-registration must be in our hands no later than 10/6/16).

Format: Gi and No Gi SUBMISSION ONLY, NO time Limit, No Point, and No excuses.  Also includes Men, Women, kids, Teens, and masters divisions

Location: Graham High School in Bluefield, VA

A Grappling Tournament for Everyone

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 and offers a ton of matches at a low price. Because there is no additional cost and it is double elimination, each competitor has the chance to compete a minimum of 6 times if they did all divisions in the gi and no gi tournaments (regular divisions and absolute divisions).

There will be children’s, teens, women’s, men’s (18-30), and masters divisions (31 and above).  The weight classes for both gi and no gi will be as follows:

Weight Classes for Men Gi & No Gi

Adult Men (Masters class uses the same weight categories): 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

***Many times there are not enough purple belt and above competitors to fill every weight class.  In that case, we will make the weight classes as even as possible

Weight Classes for Women Gi & No Gi

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 5-7, 8-10, 11-12, Teens 13-15, 16-17

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 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

Weigh-Ins

Saturday 8am-11am

Please let me know if there are any questions,

Butch Hiles www.wvgrapplingopen.com

304-549-9370

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:

All competitors may still register at the door.

Price includes all events (gi and no gi)

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The ADCC Tournament is located directly off the highway, on the beautiful WV State University campus.  The tournament will be in Flemming Hall in the college basketball gymnasium.

We will have signs to make sure you get there with ease, but we also want to provide detailed instructions:

Address: 5000 Fairlawn Ave, Institute, WV 25112 (then proceed to Flemming Hall)

A campus map is also attached.  Please see below directions and parking information for Fleming Hall (Building #19 on the attached campus map).

From Charleston: Travel West towards Huntington on Interstate 64.  Take exit 50 (Institute Exit).  Turn left at the stop sign, onto US Highway 25.  Continue on US Highway 25 until you reach the stop light.  Turn right at the stop light, onto Barron Drive.  Continue on Barron Drive and turn left or right into Parking Lot G West (located on either side of Barron Drive by Fleming Hall).  If Parking Lot G West is full, attendees may park in Lots E and R, which are also located along Barron Drive).

From Huntington: Travel East towards Charleston on Interstate 64.  Take exit 50 (Institute Exit).  Turn left at the stop sign, onto US Highway 25.  Continue on US Highway 25 until you reach the stop light. Turn right at the stop light, onto Barron Drive.  Continue on Barron Drive and turn left or right into Parking Lot G West (located on either side of Barron Drive by Fleming Hall).  If Parking Lot G West is full, attendees may park in Lots E and R, which are also located along Barron Drive).

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ADCC Gi & No Gi US Nationals

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  (Brought to you by the WVGO)

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

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The Upcoming ADCC Super Fights Are Amazing!

The Olympics of Grappling return to Charleston, WV with the best Super Fights the state, and region, has ever seen!

Many want to "talk" about being the best, but the proof is in the talent and the results.  The ADCC has consistently provided the world with the best grappler's and tournaments for many years now, and this year will be no different.  Do NOT miss these incredible athletes showcase their skills in gi and no gi action!

Ricardo Almeida VS Michael Mihas

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Ricardo Almeida is one of ADCC's most accomplished athletes.  He has fought in Pride, Pancrase, the UFC, and is a black belt under the legendary Renzo Gracie.

He holds many grappling titles and has victories over many of the other top grapplers in the world such as: Josh Barnett, Rigan Machado, Dean Lister, Vitor Shaolin, Comprido, and many others.

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Michael Mihas, also known as "Mr. Jiu-Jitsu", across the internet is a black belt under Marcello Monteiro.  He has competed since the mid 90's and owns several grappling titles regionally and nationally.  He is looking to make his mark by beating a legend.

Nikki Sullivan VS Amanda Leve

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Nikki Sullivan is one of the best grapplers around.  She is an ADCC Pro Trials Winner, NoGi Pan winner, and a multiple time IBJJF medalist.  We know that she will put it all on the line and that is why we are excited to have her in the first women's super fight in WV history.

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Amanda Leve is being called "The Next Big Thing" by many in the grappling and MMA community.  She routinely competes against, and beats, male competotors.  She has won numerous NAGA, Grappler's Quest, and IBJJF titles and had an epic 20 minute match with UFC superstar Cat Zingano while she was still in High School!

Both of these ladies have won the NoGi Pans and are expected to put on an amazing show for all of the fans!

Tom DeBlass VS Noah DeVore

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Tom DeBlass is one of the most respected grapplers and trainers in the world.  He is a former Bellator and UFC fighter with an impressive grappling record as well.

Tom is a NoGi world champion, a Pan American champion, an ADCC champion, and owner of several other world titles.  It's really hard to find many people as accomplished as he is in his weight class.

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Noah DeVore has been making waves on the grappling scene for awhile.  He is definitely an upcoming star but that doesn't mean he hasn't accomplished a lot already.  He won the ADCC Nationals and followed that up by winning several cash tournament across the east coast.

Noah is looking to show the world who is after this ADCC!

Dante Rivera VS Jesseray Childrey

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Dante Rivera is an Ultimate Fighter 7 competitor, a UFC fighter, a Bellator fighter, and a black belt under Ricardo Almeida.  He has won several NAGA titles, Grappler's Quest titles, and many more.

Dante is looking to get back on the grappling scene and showcase his talents!

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Jesseray Childrey is another local grappler who's looking to show the world what he has.  He has several MMA titles, and several grappling titles in the WVGO, ADCC, EGO, and more.  He recently beat UFC fighter, Matt Mitrione, in a No Gi war as well.

Jesseray is hungry to show the world he is a force to be reconned with!

Christina Linn VS Maddalyn Bean

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For the first time ever, we will feature two youth super stars in an orange belt super-fight.

Christina "Lil-Bit" Linn comes from Team Ribeiro in Virginia and she has been tearing it up in competitions everywhere.  She is making a big making a big name for herself and we are proud to have her showcase her skills for you!

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Maddalyn "Jumping" Bean has made huge waves in the Ohio/Pennsylvania region and trains with a great team out of Next Level.  She is non-stop action and she's always looking for the finish!

 This super-fight will feature how amazing the youth competitors are becoming and we can't wait for them to put on a show for everyone in attendance.

We are blessed to have so many amazing competitors and matches to show case.  Don't miss this epic event on June 11th!

Don't Miss This Tournament

Clearly, these are the best Super Fights to ever hit the state, or region, and if you are a fan of high level grappling you do not want to miss this event!

The list of high level competitors is far too great for us to even list, but the ADCC is the Olympics of Grappling for a reason.  Pre-register now and save money: http://www.wvgrapplingopen.com/adcc-gi-no-gi-nationals-return-to-charleston-wv-61116/

Read below for additional information

ADCC Gi & No Gi US Nationals

The Olympics of grappling are ready to return this June 11, 2016 in Charleston, WV and will feature the best grapplers the state has ever seen.

  • Date: Saturday, June 11, 2016

  • Time: Kids Tournament 10am, Kids Rules Meeting 9:30am, Adult Tournament 11am, Referee Meeting at 9:30am, Adult Competitor Rules meeting at 10:30am.  Doors will open at 7:30am and professional grappling divisions will start between 1030-11.  Kids will start before the pros and we will work from the most advanced divisions on down.

  • Cost: Only 65$ if you pre-register and you can compete in as many divisions as you want, and only 55$ for women and children.  It is 85$ for those not pre-registered and 70$ for women and children (the final date to pre-register is June 9, 2016)

  • Format: Official ADCC rules and scoring in all No Gi divisions (Click Here), and modified IBJJF rules in all gi divisions

  • Location: WV State University - Flemmin Hall Gym, 5000 Fairlawn Ave, Institute, WV 25112 (Detailed instructions here)

  • Contact: Butch Hiles Butch@ButchHiles.com

  • Websitehttp://www.wvgrapplingopen.com/adcc-gi-no-gi-nationals-return-to-charleston-wv-61116/

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Hey, Butch. Great tournament today. I love the location…the loft-style setting, the crowd around, the good music…very real, very interactive.
Tina KingCharleston, WV

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