October 7, 2012

Bragging Rights IV – Submission Only Tournament

On Saturday, November 10th, 2012 Scranton MMA will be hosting its fourth annual submission only Brazilian jiu jitsu tournament ~ Bragging Rights!  Bragging Rights is Brazilian jiu jitsu stripped down to its roots – submit to win! Minimal rules, minimal weight classes and no points make Bragging Rights a true test of one’s jiu jitsu skills! The tournament divisions and rules  are simple enough.

ADULTS (double elimination)

All adult matces are 20 minute time limits with a victory coming only by way of submission. If after 20 minutes a victor hasn’t emerged a 5 minute golden score overtime round will occur. (see overtime rules at end of page)

White Belts Under 200 pounds – chokes and armlocks only

White Belts 200 plus pounds – chokes and armlocks only

Blue Belts Under 200 pounds – chokes, armlocks, and al straight ankle and knee locks

Blue Belts 200 plus pounds – chokes, armlocks, and al straight ankle and knee locks

Purple Belts open weight only – all submission with the exception of heel hooks

KIDS (double elimination)

All kids matces are 8 minute time limits with a victory coming only by way of submission. If after 8 minutes a victor hasn’t emerged a 3 minute golden score overtime round will occur. (see overtime rules at end of page)

5 and 6 year olds open weight – chokes only

7 to 9 year olds open weight – chokes only

10 to 12 year olds open weight – chokes and armlocks

OVERTIME RULES

Any bout that has not ended by submission in the time allotted will move into an overtime round. During the overtime round a set of scoring rules will be enforced by the referee, at anytime during the overtime period a submission secures victory. Points are as follows:

Pull Guard: -1

Escape To Standing: 1

Takedown: 2

Sweep or Reversal: 2

Improve Your Position To a More Dominant Position:  3