Brackets and Order of Fights – Understanding IBJJF’s Competition System

This information is intended to assist spectators and athletes to understand how to find yourself in the Brackets and Order of fights.
*This information does not apply to all tournaments.  Please contact us at if you have any questions.

Step 1 – Know the times and you will be competing.

The athletes are required to be ready to compete one hour prior to the appointed start time of their division listed on the event’s schedule page.

Step 2 – Find yourself in the Bracket

Once you find yourself in the bracket, what kind of information can you get from it?

The information above the match informs you the day you will be competing, the mat area that you will be in and it will also give you the approximate start time of your fight.

Note that the time is updated as the tournament runs and the system gives you an approximate idea of what time will be your next fight. The intent of this feature is to help you have a perfect warm up and be ready once its time for your match.

Note that you are required to be inside the warm up area one hour prior to the divisional start time located on the event’s schedule page. We want to make sure that you do not miss your fight or rush to your match.

Here you will find an image that depicts exactly what has been explained above:

Step 3 – When inside the Warm Up Area:

If your name is listed on the check-in screen, located inside the warm up area,  you must report to the check-in table.

Open Class

The Open Class information will be available on the tournament’s day at

How can the order of fights help me plan better for the day of my competition??

The order of fights is updated every five minutes with the estimated time that each match will happen.

By checking the order of fights you will know when to find which mat you are going to compete and the appointed ring coordinator.


Searching for a specific division, team or competitor:

You are now able to search within the website using the yellow search icon located at the bottom right-hand side of the screen.

After selecting the icon you will be able to search by Athlete, Team or Division by choosing the appropriate selector at the top of the screen. Once you choose your search method, a window will appear at the bottom of the screen with a complete list of athletes, divisions and teams registered for the event.