Paralympic National Ranking Rosters

    For all Rosters and for each separate weight, the athletes are ranked by total points earned. Where possible, ties are broken by board-approved tie-breaking procedures. If a tie cannot be broken, the tied players are listed in alphabetical order. The classifications and points listed on this roster are subject to official verification. Suspected errors should be brought to the attention of Heidi Moore.

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    Athletes shall receive classification and points on the Visually Impaired National Roster based on their finishes in various national and international events as indicated in the table given below.

    Summary of the system

    • Athletes who medal in A+ -level events will earn A+ -level classification.
    • Athletes who medal in A-level events, will earn A-level classification.
    • Similarly for other level events.
    • In events where 5th place is recognized by USA Judo protocol, athletes will be classified one level below the event classification, i.e. 5th place in a B-level event will earn C-level classification.
    • In all able-bodied events, classification and points are earned in the highest senior-level divisions at those events, in weight categories that are tracked by USA Judo.
    • Ties will be broken through the tie break criteria.
    • Both Points and Classification earned at a particular event are current for a maximum of one year, or on anniversary date of that event (if a regularly scheduled annual event) if its anniversary occurs in less than a year.
    • Both Points and Classification earned at a particular event are current for a maximum of one year, or on anniversary date of that event (if a regularly scheduled annual event) if its anniversary occurs in less than a year. If any of the following regularly scheduled annual events are held within 30 days of the anniversary date, the points and classification earned from that event will remain on the roster until the following year's event:
      • USA Judo Senior National Championships
      • USA Judo Visually Impaired National Championships
      • Senior U.S. Open
      • Visually Impaired U.S. Open
      • National President's Cup Championships
    • In the event that an athlete is uncontested in their division, they will receive points for a first place finish at that event at the appropriate point level.
    • In domestic events (i.e. the USA Judo Visually Impaired National Championship and the Visually Impaired National President’s Cup Championships) athletes do not have to win a match to receive ranking points.
    • In international events (e.g. IBSA World Championships, VI German Open, etc.), athletes are required to win at least one match to receive ranking points.
    • As a clarification, please note that athletes who place fourth in a round robin division will receive third place points on the appropriate roster as long as the athlete wins at least one match, per above.
    • In order to receive a ranking on the USA Judo Visually Impaired National Roster, an athlete must be eligible to represent the United States in Olympic or World Championship competition.

    In the event there are two or more athletes with identical numbers of points, within the same category of competition, the following protocol shall be utilized to rank such athletes.

    The athlete with the most C-Level or higher international points as reflected from the current USA Judo Ranking roster.

    • If a tie still exists after applying “1”, the highest medalist at the previous US Open event.
    • If a tie still exists after applying “1” and “2” the most International matches won at the European or Asian A or B Level events within the current calendar year.
    • If a tie still exists after applying “1”, “2” and “3” the highest medalist at our previous Senior National Championships.
    • If a tie still exists after applying “1”, “2”, “3” and “4” the result from the most recent head-to-head competition at a C level event or higher.
    • If the above fails to provide criteria for breaking a tie, the Athlete Performance Committee shall be responsible for selection of athletes, male and female.

    USA Judo Paralympic Events Point Matrix

    A+ Level

    Class

    1st

    Pts

    2nd

    Pts

    3rd

    Pts

    5th

    Pts

    IBSA World Championships (VIWC)

    A+

    A+

    20

    A+

    12

    A+

    8

    A

    5

    IBSA World Games (VIWG)

    A+

    A+

    20

    A+

    12

    A+

    8

    A

    5

    Summer Paralympic Games (PLY)

    A+

    A+

    20

    A+

    12

    A+

    8

    A

    5

    IJF World Championships (WC)

    A+

    A+

    20

    A+

    12

    A+

    8

    A

    5

    Summer Olympic Games (OLY)

    A+

    A+

    20

    A+

    12

    A+

    8

    A

    5

    A+ Level (Cont'd)

    Class

    1st

    Pts

    2nd

    Pts

    3rd

    Pts

    5th

    Pts

    All IJF Grand Slam Tournaments

    A+

    A+

    20

    A+

    12

    A+

    8

    A

    5

    IJF Masters Championships (MC)

    A+

    A+

    20

    A+

    12

    A+

    8

    A

    5


    A Level

    Class

    1st

    Pts

    2nd

    Pts

    3rd

    Pts

    5th

    Pts

    All IBSA Grand Prix Events (see IBSA Calendar)

    A

    A

    15

    A

    9

    A

    6

    B

    13

    Pan American Championships (PAC)

    A

    A

    15

    A

    9

    A

    6

    B

    3

    All IJF Grand Prix Tournaments (see IJF Calendar)

    A

    A

    15

    A

    9

    A

    6

    B

    3


    B Level

    Class

    1st

    Pts

    2nd

    Pts

    3rd

    Pts

    5th

    Pts

    USA Judo Senior Nationals (USN)

    B

    B

    10

    B

    6

    B

    4

    C

    2

    US Open (Senior Categories) (USO)

    B

    B

    10

    B

    6

    B

    4

    C

    2

    IBSA Pan American Championships (VIPAN)

    B

    B

    10

    B

    6

    B

    4

    C

    2

    Pan American Games (PAG)

    B

    B

    10

    B

    6

    B

    4

    C

    2

    IBSA German Open (VIGER)

    B

    B

    10

    B

    6

    B

    4

    C

    2

    IBSA Tokyo Open (VIJPN)

    B

    B

    10

    B

    6

    B

    4

    C

    2

    IBSA Brazil Open (VIBRA)

    B

    B

    10

    B

    6

    B

    4

    C

    2

    All IJF European Contenetal Open Tournaments

    B

    B

    10

    B

    6

    B

    4

    C

    2



    C Level

    Class

    1st

    Pts

    2nd

    Pts

    3rd

    Pts

    5th

    Pts

    USA Judo President's Cup (PRZ)

    C

    C

    5

    C

    3

    C

    2

    D

    1

    All PJC/OJU Contential and IJF African/Asian Open Championships

    C

    C

    5

    C

    3

    C

    2

    D

    1

    IBSA Pan American Games (VIPAG)

    C

    C

    5

    C

    3

    C

    2

    D

    1

    IBSA Lithuania International (VILTU)

    C

    C

    5

    C

    3

    C

    2

    D

    1



    D Level

    Class

    1st

    Pts

    2nd

    Pts

    3rd

    Pts

    5th

    Pts

    USA Judo Senior Nationals - Visually Impaired Divisions (VIUSN)

    D

    D

    3

    D

    2

    D

    1

    X

    X

    USA Judo President's Cup - Visually Impaired Divisions (VIPRZ)

    D

    D

    3

    D

    2

    D

    1

    X

    X

    USA Judo Senior Nationals - Brown Belt Division (BBUSN)

    D

    D

    3

    D

    2

    D

    1

    X

    X

    Dallas Open (DAL)

    D

    D

    3

    D

    2

    D

    1

    X

    X

    Golden State Open (GSO)

    D

    D

    3

    D

    2

    D

    1

    X

    X

    Pacific Northwest Open (PNW)

    D

    D

    3

    D

    2

    D

    1

    X

    X



    E Level

    Class

    1st

    Pts

    2nd

    Pts

    3rd

    Pts

    5th

    Pts

    Florida Open Judo Championships (FLO)

    E

    E

    2

    E

    1

    X

    X

    X

    X

    Lone Star Classic (LSC)

    E

    E

    2

    E

    1

    X

    X

    X

    X

    Garden State Championships (GSC)

    E

    E

    2

    E

    1

    X

    X

    X

    X

    Battle in the Square (BNS)

    E

    E

    2

    E

    1

    X

    X

    X

    X

    Northeastern Championships (NEC)

    E

    E

    2

    E

    1

    X

    X

    X

    X

    Summer Slam (SLM)

    E

    E

    2

    E

    1

    X

    X

    X

    X

    San Jose Open (SJO)

    E

    E

    2

    E

    1

    X

    X

    X

    X




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