August 21 in Canada: Grapple Girls Open Jiu-Jitsu Tournament
Based on the success of the inaugural Grapple Girls Open Women’s Grappling Tournament – the first event of its kind in North America – in 2009, we will be running it again in 2010.
First a quick recap of last year’s event:
* 24 competitors came from all over North America.
* the majority of competitors were higher level, some of them world class, decorated grapplers. The action was exciting and non-stop.
* the bouts ran smooth as butter thanks to US Grappling’s own Chrissy Linzy. At no time were competitors wandering around not knowing what the heck was happening. And there was no dead time without a match on the mat. Chrissy is a pro and we were lucky to have her running the show.
* Special guests Felicia Oh and Valerie Worthington – two of the most respected and generous people in the grappling world – were in attendance.
The vibe was nothing short of incredible: the competitors, the spectators, the sponsors, the refs and support staff, the space itself; all came together to create an unforgettable day. Since that event and the Women’s Grappling Camp that immediately followed, the women’s grappling community has grown and solidified even further with networks stretching across all of North America. The Grapple Girls Open 2010 promises to be even better: We’ve got the support of the Ontario Amateur Wrestling Association once again, lending us their space and volunteers. We’ve got the incomparable Chrissy Linzy running the mats (we can’t emphasize this enough: she is AMAZING). We’ll have fantastic sponsors and prizes again this year.
Toronto Wrestling Development Centre,
1 Danforth Ave, Toronto
More information on the official site.