December 11 in North Carolina: Cageside MMA presents Grapplemania XI

US Grappling returns to Kerr Vance Academy on Saturday, December 11, 2010 for Grapplemania NC! This event will have divisions for adults, 30+ men, and juveniles. This is a single elimination Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and submission grappling tournament. The first 50 pre-registered (and paid) competitors will receive a free T-shirt!

Prizes for all adult absolute (open weight divisions)!
Gi: US Grappling is giving away a custom embroidered gi for men’s and women’s white belt, blue belt, purple belt, brown belt, and black belt absolute division winners!
No-gi: USG is giving away a board shorts and rashguards for all men’s and women’s absolute no-gi novice, beginner, intermediate, and advanced champions!
Saturday weigh ins will be held from 8 AM to 9:30 AM for anyone competing in no gi divisions, and will be extended to noon for any adults that will only be competing in the gi. All juvenile competitors must weigh in by 9:30 AM. Competitors do not need to wear the gi during weigh ins. Competitors can also register and weigh in Friday night at the venue from 7 – 9 PM.

Juvenile divisions at US Grappling events now use the Madison Bracketing System. There will no longer be preset weight classes for juveniles. Using the Madison system means children and teens will be less likely to cut weight since they won’t know the weight classes in advance.

Tentative Event Schedule
Note – the schedule is tentative. We will adhere as closely to the schedule as possible, but some divisions may take longer than anticipated. The schedule may change as the event date approaches.

Weigh ins begin – 8:00 AM
Weigh ins end for all Juvenile divisions: 9:30 AM SHARP
Weigh ins end for adult no gi divisions: 9:30 AM SHARP
Rules meeting 10:45 AM
Not before 11:00: Juvenile No Gi (All Skills)
Not before 11:00: Men’s Advanced No Gi
Not before 11:00: Women’s No Gi (All skills)
Not before 11:00: 30+ No Gi (All skills)
Not before 11:30: Men’s Intermediate No Gi
Not before 12:00: Juvenile Gi (All Skills)
Weigh ins end for all Gi Divisions 12:00 PM SHARP
Not before 12:30: Men’s Beginner No Gi
Not before 12:30: Men’s Novice No Gi
Not before 1:30: Men’s Purple/Brown/Black (these are separate divisions)
Not before 1:30: Women’s Gi (All belts)
Not before 1:30: 30+ Gi (All belts)
Not before 2:30: Men’s Blue Belt
Not before 3:00: Men’s White Belt

The absolute divisions will begin when the weight classes for that belt or skill have finished. For example, when all of the men’s advanced no gi divisions have finished, we will begin the men’s advanced absolute. The last division of the day will be the men’s white belt absolute.

Kerr Vance Academy (GYM)
700 Vance Academy Rd
Henderson, NC 27537

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