2023 Dallas Open Judo Championships

Junior, Senior and Veteran Points Event

Nov 18, 2023 - Nov 18, 2023 | Points Event | Irving, TX, USA

Marriott Dallas Las Colinas, 972-831-0000

223 W. Las Colinas Blvd, Irving, TX 75039

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Date: Saturday, November 18, 2023

Venue: Irving Convention Center

Address: 500 W. Las Colinas Blvd, Irving, TX 75039


Ken Scialo 214-762-2222 / kscialo@eastsidedojo.com


Robert "Bobby" Donaldson


$1500.00 FIRST PLACE PRIZE

$500.00 SECOND PLACE PRIZE

$300.00 THIRD PLACE PRIZE


Current USA JUDO, or ATJA.

Note: USA athletes who wish to receive points on USA Judo’s national point rosters, must be a member of USA Judo before the conclusion of the event. Criteria can be found at www.usjudo.us. 


Register online at Smoothcomp.com.

ONLINE REG DEADLINE: 11:59PM CST, TUESDAY 11/14/23

ALL COMPETITORS MUST REGISTER ONLINE BY 11/14/23

THERE IS NO WALK-UP REGISTRATION

JUNIOR NOVICE DIVISIONS (WHITE AND YELLOW)


DIVISION

Early Bird (judocomp.com)

Sept 1 - Sept 30

Normal registration

Oct 1 - Nov 13

Juniors & Junior Novice*

$75

$100

Veterans (30 & over)

$75

$100

Senior Novice (below brown belt)

$75

$100

Senior Brown Belt

$75

$100

Senior Elite 44kg and 55kg

$75

$100

Senior Elite Olympic Divisions

$125

$165

*JUNIOR NOVICE FOR WHITE AND YELLOW BELTS ONLY- NO BJJ OR WRESTLING EXPERIENCE

ALLOWABLE SECOND DIVISIONS:

** Junior competitors may fight up one age group as a second division


First Division

May also compete in:

Junior Novice*

Juniors

Juniors (age 15+, ranked below brown belt)

Senior Novice

Juniors (age 15+, ranked brown belt and above)

Senior Elite

Veterans (ranked brown belt and above)

Senior Elite

Veterans (ranked below brown belt)

Senior Novice or Senior Elite

Senior Novice (ranked below brown belt)

Senior Elite

Senior Brown Belt

Senior Elite

FOR JUNIORS OR VETERAN COMPETITORS: WE WILL USE “MADISON BRACKETING” FOR THESE DIVISIONS WHEREBY THE AGE AND WEIGHT CUTOFFS WILL BE SET AFTER ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES ON 11/14. THIS SYSTEM ALLOWS NEARLY EVERYONE TO COMPETE WITH A MINIMAL NUMBER OF UNCONTESTED ENTRANTS, AND DISCOURAGES UNHEALTHY WEIGHT LOSS. DIVISIONS WILL BE POSTED ONLINE FOR YOUR REVIEW. COACHES/PARENTS/ATHLETES ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR VERIFYING THAT THEY ARE PLACED ON THE CORRECT DIVISION. NOON ON FRIDAY 11/17 IS THE DEADLINE FOR REPORTING ANY ER-RORS OR OMISSIONS. CONTACT THE TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR WITH ANY CONCERNS.

NOTE: WE WILL NOT GUARANTEE PARTICIPATION FOR ANY ATHLETE THAT WEIGHS IN OVER THE 1 KILO ALLOWANCE. THERE IS NO WEIGHT ALLOWANCE FOR SR ELITE OR SR NOVICE.

IJF for Senior Elite Competitors (must have BLUE and WHITE Judogis)

  • NO CHOKES OR ARMLOCKS PERMITTED IN NOVICE DIVISIONS

For junior novice, rules will be modified as follows:

  • NO CHOKES FOR COMPETITORS UNDER AGE 13
  • NO ARMLOCKS FOR COMPETITORS UNDER AGE 15

ALL COMPETITORS MUST CHECK IN AND WEIGH IN ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17th from 4:00PM to 8:00PM


This event will be an Examination Site for National Referees, as well as a reevaluation site for USA JUDO referees. Those who wish to be considered for National Referee must meet and docu-ment the following criteria…

1) Be US citizens, or have Legal Resident Alien Status.

2) Be current members of USA JUDO (available on site)

3) Have been Regional Referees for at least one year.

4) Be 18 years old or older.

5) Hold Shodan or higher rank from a recognized authority.

6) *Attend Candidate Clinic the evening before the event.

7) Take and pass the written examination (multiple choice)

8) Referee the event to the satisfaction of the examiners.

The fee for the written examination is $30. Those who pass the written and practical examination must also pay the National Ref-eree Registration fee of $20 and complete the registration form. If paying by check please bring one check for $30 and one for $20 both payable to USA Judo.

Candidates should bring documentation of each criterion listed above and bring two copies of a passport-style photo of themselves in referee uniform. Documentation can be obtained by contacting Dana Rucker, ref@carolina.rr.com or Ralph Palmer, RefComAsst2@surewest.net, they will send you the proper pa-perwork to you to complete prior to your arrival in Dallas

*Those testing are required to attend a Candidate Clinic and writ-ten test on Friday evening, 11/17/2023 at the host hotel, (Marriott Dallas Las Colinas, 972-831-0000) site beginning at 6:00 PM.