Juniors will be broken down into light, medium, and heavy weight divisions (and super-light and super-heavy if necessary) based on the weight spread within their two-year age bracket in accordance with a 10% maximum weight differential where possible.
Juniors will additionally be grouped by the standard two-year age groups (i.e. 5 & 6, 7 & 8, 9 & 10, 11 & 12, 13 & 14, and 15 & 16).
If necessary, boys and girls will be paired together if they are aged 10 and under.
Juniors can compete in a second division by choosing “Next Weight, Same Age” or “Next Age, Same Weight” for their second division. “Next Age” in this context means the next higher two-year age group.
The weight classes for seniors will be the standard kilogram weight classes. However, there will be Novice (Below Sankyu) and Elite (Above Yonkyu) divisions offered in each kilogram weight class for seniors.
Masters will be grouped solely by the standard kilogram weights. If possible, masters will be divided in the age brackets of 35 – 49 and 50 and over. However, past experience has proven this not to be likely. Masters for this tournament must be aged 35 or older.
NO ON-SITE REGISTRATION – Everyone who wishes to compete will be required to register ONLINE and pay the appropriate entry fees. Please register online at: http://bushidojudoschool.com/2020-bushido-challenge-registration/
Registration deadline is Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Everyone in the competition, including juniors, must declare their current weight. It is very important that ACCURATE weights be given when registering to ensure that divisions and matches are correctly assigned and last-minute changes are kept to a minimum.
All senior competitors must declare and make their weight categories of competition at the official weigh-in.
A 1kg (2.2lbs.) allowance will be given to account for differences in weight scale calibration.
Any competitor weighing over 1kg above his/her declared weight category will be moved on-the-spot to a higher weight division. If the player is already registered in the higher weight division, then he/she can choose to play in the next highest weight division or receive a refund for the second division.
This information will include a list of competitors for each division. This gives competitors a chance to decide if they want to change their divisional choice or add an additional division.
ADD/CHANGE A DIVISION – Up to 3 days prior to the tournament, competitors are allowed to change their current division selection or to add an additional division (up to a max of 2 divisions). This allows competitors to adjust their choices based on current weight or competition opportunities.
Once registered for a division, it cannot be deleted.