September 19th, 2020

IBJJF Safety Protocol for Covid - 19 during Austin International Open 2020

Due to the ever changing situations during this time, we are always evaluating on a day-to-day basis the health issues and local or federal orders in regards to contact sports.

In the case of a forced event cancelation, all registration fees will be automatically refunded.

If you feel uncomfortable in light of the Covid -19 safety issues, your registration can be canceled and refunded if requested before the registration deadline. 

The organization is not responsible for the participants other expenses such as, but not limited to; transportation and lodging.

Venue Guidelines:

  • Every athlete is eligible to bring ONE coach or companion; no other spectators will be allowed. They must enter the venue with the competitor.

  • For the sake of all competitors and staff, please check your temperature BEFORE coming to the event. If there are any signs of symptoms or high temperature, please remain at home and contact your health provider. This is extremely important for everyone involved.

  • If you are currently sick or have been exposed to someone that has tested positive for COVID- 19, please stay at home and contact your health provider.

  • All of our equipment will be properly sanitized prior to and during the event throughout the day. 

  • Masks or face shields will be required to be worn inside the building and can only be removed for your matches.

Location
Round Rock Sports Center
2400 Chisholm Trail
Round Rock
TX - United States of America
Prices
GI only
$108.00 (USD) until August 21st, 2020
$128.00 (USD) until September 11th, 2020
Bundle Gi and No-Gi
$183.00 (USD) until August 21st, 2020
$219.00 (USD) until September 11th, 2020
Spectator Entrance Fee

Every athlete is eligible to bring ONE coach or companion; no other spectators will be allowed. They must enter the venue with the competitor.

RELEVANT DATES
* Date(s) and time(s) based on event location
Athlete affiliation and Academy registration deadline
August 27th, 2020

Preferred deadline for academies to be registered and for athletes to have valid membership in order to register for the tournament.

Athletes must have active membership updated under their current belt rank and academy.

Academies must be registered for their students to request membership.

After the Affiliation Deadline, IBJJF cannot guarantee that pending applications will be processed in time for the athlete to be able to register.

For information about how to become a member or renew your membership please access this page.

For more information on how to register your academy please access this page.

Registration deadline
September 11th, 2020

Before registering, athletes must have active membership that is valid through the last day of the tournament.

Athletes with expired or incomplete membership applications are ineligible to register.

IBJJF may close registration early if the event reaches full capacity.

We strongly advise athletes to complete their tournament registration before making travel arrangements.

The Registration Deadline expires at 11:59PM, Event local time unless the tournament reaches full capacity prior to the specified date.

Athlete correction deadline
September 12th, 2020

Athletes may edit their team, age division, and weight division by logging into their account at www.ibjjfdb.com until the Athlete Correction Deadline.

Athletes that miss the Athlete Corrections Deadline should contact their professor to request a change during the Professor Correction Period.

Athletes that were unable to edit their tournament registration from their profile should contact ibjjf@ibjjf.com with their request within the deadline.

For security purposes, the request must be made from the athlete’s email address associated with the IBJJF account.

Athletes who requested a change must verify the correction(s) on the Athlete List. Once the correction has been completed, the Athlete List will update within 30 minutes.

The Athlete Correction Deadline expires at 11:59PM, Event local time.

Team correction by professor
September 14th, 2020

Authorized professors may make corrections to their team list during the Professor Correction Period by logging into their account at www.ibjjfdb.com.

Authorized professors who are unable to make team changes online should email their changes from their registered email address to ibjjf@ibjjf.com, during the Professor Correction Period.

For security purposes, the request must be made from the professors email address associated with the IBJJF account.

Professors who completed a correction must verify the correction(s) on the Athlete List. Once the correction has been completed, the Athlete List will update within 30 minutes.

The Professor Correction Period expires at 11:59PM, Event local time.

Registration Checkday
September 16th, 2020

Single Competitors should email ibjjf@ibjjf.com with their preferred tournament registration option (check options on the Event’s page) within the deadline.

Athletes and professors who requested a change must verify the correction(s) on the Athlete List to ensure the correction was performed correctly.

Only mistakes made by IBJJF staff are eligible for correction on the Registration Checkday. New corrections requests will not be considered.

If you need assistance with a correction, please email ibjjf@ibjjf.com within the deadline.

For security purposes, the request must be made from the athlete’s email address associated with the IBJJF account.

The deadline to contact IBJJF is 5PM, Event local time.

Schedule release date
September 18th, 2020

On this date IBJJF will be releasing the final schedule. Time of release will depend upon tournament's organization.

Brackets release date
September 18th, 2020

The brackets will be available online at bjjcompsystem.com.

BELT & AGE DIVISIONS
Male and Female
2002 and before
Adult
White, Blue, Purple, Brown, Black
1990 and before
Master1
White, Blue, Purple, Brown, Black
1984 and before
Master2
White, Blue, Purple, Brown, Black
1979 and before
Master3
White, Blue, Purple, Brown, Black
1974 and before
Master4
Blue, Purple, Brown, Black
1969 and before
Master5
Blue, Purple, Brown, Black
1964 and before
Master6
Blue, Purple, Brown, Black

*Any athlete who has proven to be a black belt in judo, has fought MMA professionally, has an amateur MMA record or has proven experience in wrestling, Olympic wrestling or Greco-Roman wrestling, can not participate in any IBJJF event as a white belt.

Proven experience in the U.S. consists of having competed at the collegiate level or higher and in other countries, having competed in nationwide events.

Male and Female
Year of Birth Age division Belt
2002 and before Adult White, Blue, Purple, Brown, Black
1990 and before Master1 White, Blue, Purple, Brown, Black
1984 and before Master2 White, Blue, Purple, Brown, Black
1979 and before Master3 White, Blue, Purple, Brown, Black
1974 and before Master4 Blue, Purple, Brown, Black
1969 and before Master5 Blue, Purple, Brown, Black
1964 and before Master6 Blue, Purple, Brown, Black

*Any athlete who has proven to be a black belt in judo, has fought MMA professionally, has an amateur MMA record or has proven experience in wrestling, Olympic wrestling or Greco-Roman wrestling, can not participate in any IBJJF event as a white belt.

Proven experience in the U.S. consists of having competed at the collegiate level or higher and in other countries, having competed in nationwide events.

OPEN CLASS

Athletes who placed 1st, 2nd or 3rd are eligible to register for the Open Class bracket.

Juvenile Blue and Purple Belts will have two Open Class divisions: 1 - Open Class Light, from rooster to lightweight; 2 - Open Class Heavy, from middle to ultra-heavyweight.

White Belts (all weight divisions) - There will not be an Open Class for these divisions.

How to register?

The athletes who are willing to register for the Open Class may do so at the event at the Open Class registration table.

Athletes must register in Open Class within 15 minutes after receiving their medal awards.

Athletes will not be able to register for the Open Class division after its registration deadline.

Exceptions:

Black Belt Adult - All athletes are eligible to compete in Open Class.

There will be a registration deadline for the Black Belt Adult division, which will be posted alongside the event's schedule.

Athletes will not be able to register for the Open Class division after its registration deadline.

IMPORTANT INFO

Registration

We try to accommodate as many athletes as possible in our events confortably, but there is a limit on the number of athletes in order to guarantee a high quality event.

IBJJF reserves the right to close registration when we reach full capacity, or on the day of the appointed event registration deadline, whichever comes first.

We strongly suggest that athlete registration is finalized before making any travel arrangements.

Any false information provided during registration such as, but not limited to, DOB, may lead to immediate disqualification. Such actions are subject to suspension or even banishment from future IBJJF events.

Refund Policy

The registration fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.

IBJJF cannot guarantee the athletes will show up for the tournament. Therefore, IBJJF will not refund athletes who end up without a match due to a non-show for his / her opponent.

Exemption: Athletes who are alone in their division are eligible to receive a full refund of the registration if they contact ibjjf@ibjjf.com and request to withdraw their name from the competition on the day of the tournament’s Registration Checkday, before 5pm (event local time).

*If an athlete’s division becomes populated with an additional athlete(s) on or before the Registration Checkday, the athlete will remain in their division and will no longer qualify for a refund.

For more detailed information regarding athletes who are alone in their division, please refer to the "Athlete Alone in the Division" section found below.

Competition Day - Show up Time and Weigh-in

It is the responsibility of the athlete to be knowledgeable of the rules and guidelines pertaining to the sport (as outlined in the IBJJF Rules Book).

It is mandatory to have an official government photo ID or an IBJJF membership card at all times.  Before each fight, athletes will be asked to show their valid form of photo identification (ID) to the officials. Make sure you have it on hand.

If you have any issues regarding your ID documents, please go to the Customer Service booth when it is available, or the Administration Table.

Refer to the schedule link in order to know when you should be at the event ready to compete and inside the warm up area.

Competitors must be at the venue ready to compete, one hour prior to the start time for their division in the case the tournament is running earlier than expected.

The official weight measurements of this event is in POUNDS.

Official weigh-in will occur immediately before the first fight. One attempt to make weight only allowed.

Be advised the athletes will be disqualified in their division if they weigh in heavier than the weight listed for the division they registered in.

Athletes are subject to blood and/or urine testing for any substance or method on the World Anti-Doping Agency (“WADA”) Prohibited List (click here to view). You may review the WADA Code by clicking here.

Athletes Under 18 Years Old

Athletes 18 years old or younger, which have previously worn a belt from a belt rank that does not exist for his/her current age range, according to the IBJJF Graduation System, will only be allowed to compete in a belt rank that matches that athlete's current age group.

For tournaments with a spectator fee, athletes registered in the Juvenile divisions are allowed to enter with one companion for free, as long as the companion checks in at the entrance venue at the same time as the athlete enters the venue.

Athlete Alone in the Division

Posted below are the three options for single-bracket competitors. Single-bracket competitors must inform IBJJF via email which option they choose by the 5:00PM (event local time) on the event's Registration Check Day - ibjjf@ibjjf.com.

In the case that the division becomes populated with additional athletes during the registration check day period, these options will no longer apply and the athlete will remain in the original division.

OPTION #1 - Athletes may stay in their current weight class, make weight, and receive the 1st place medal for the division.

Once the athlete has had their weight and uniform checked, they will then be eligible to register for the Open Class division in the case that the age and belt division offers an Open Class division.

Please note: Option #1 is the default option if athletes do not respond to ibjjf@ibjjf.com by 5pm (event local time) before the Registration Checkday deadline (Dia da checagem).

OPTION #2 - Move up or down in age and/or weight division.

By moving up or down in age and/or weight, athletes may be paired with an opponent. However, IBJJF cannot guarantee that an opponent will be available. Athletes may select a second change option in case their first choice of division change is not available.

Athletes can make their selection(s) after viewing the Athlete’s List by Division (link para lista de atlletas por divisao). The decision to move up or down in age and/or weight should be made solely at the athlete's discretion. If athletes choose OPTION 2 to change divisions, please be aware that athletes will be required to make weight for the new division. In order to request to change divisions, athletes will need to specify the exact division that they wish to be moved to. Athletes can specify a first and second choice. (limited to the divisions available for the tournament).

OPTION #3 - Withdraw from the tournament if alone at 5pm on the Registration Checkday.

Athletes who are alone in their division on the Registration Checkday are eligible to receive a full refund of their tournament registration fee if they contact ibjjf@ibjjf.com PRIOR to the end of the Registration Checkday deadline. Refunds will be processed after 5pm (event local time) if the athlete is still alone after the Checkday period.

Teams

Each team can only have two athletes in the same division bracket (of age/weight/belt). If your team has more than 2 athletes in the same division, the professor needs to email ibjjf@ibjjf.com prior to the professor's correction deadline in order to edit their student’s registration. This rule does not prevent you from registering for the event.

Medals and Trophy

Athletes who place in 1st, 2nd and 3rd in their division will receive a medal at the event. All the medals should be picked up at the event's podium.

IBJJF does not mail out unclaimed or lost medals after the tournaments.

There will be only one group trophy for this event.

Tournament T-shirt

Athletes will receive a complimentary event t-shirt which they must pick up at the event's shirt booth.

IBJJF does not mail out unclaimed t-shirts after the tournaments.

What Is Not Permitted Inside the Venue

Signs/flags are not permitted inside the event facility.

Food, pets, professional cameras and guns are not permitted inside the event facility.

Please note that video recording for social media live streaming of fights will not be allowed at any time.

Media Professionals

Media personnel may submit an application for the event by clicking here.

We cannot guarantee all media professionals will receive a press credential, since there is a limited number.

A government issued photo ID will be required to apply for a press vest. If it is granted, the IBJJF staff will hold your ID until you return the press vest.

Doors will open approximately one hour before the first match. Please check the schedule day release above to find this information.

For tournaments with spectators entrance fee, media professionals must pay as regular spectators.

Please note that video recording and social media live streaming of fights will not be allowed at any time.

Organization

This tournament is organized by the International BJJ Inc. in partnership with the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation.