Minnesota State Open Judo Championship

Apr 20, 2024 - Apr 20, 2024 | St. Paul, MN, USA


    Twin Cities Judo


    Jonathan Douglass



    David Malek


    Competition Date: Sunday, April 20, 2024


    North Dale Recreation Center, 1414 St. Albans St N, St Paul, MN 55117


    Checks payable to: Judo Minnesota Inc. (JMI). Credit cards will also be accepted during registration and weigh ins.

    *Kata registration: MUST be completed in advance. $50 fee per team. Contact the tournament director before 4/20 for additional information on how to register for Kata competition.

    Registration: Registration and weigh in 4/20. $50 first division. Must arrive at venue by 10am for $50 rate. (Second division $25. Limit 2 divisions per competitor.)

    Late arrival registration and weigh in will be $75 for first division. For registration between 10am and 10:30am. (Second division $35. Limit 2 divisions per competitor.) No registrations will be accommodated more than 30 minutes after the official registration times listed . in the schedule of events.


    8:00 a.m. - 10 a.m.: Registration and Weigh-In

    9:30 a.m.: Technical Officials Meeting (Mat#1)

    9:30 a.m.: Referee Meeting

    10:00 a.m.: Kata Competition* 11:00 a.m.: Junior Competition Begins Senior and Masters Competition following Junior Competition



    2 Regulation Judo Mats

    Best of 3 matches for divisions of 2 people,

    Round Robin for divisions of 3 people where most wins - wins and if a tie the lightest person wins,

    Modified Double Elimination for divisions of 4 or more players.

    Match length: 2 minutes for Juniors 8 years old and under. 3 minutes for Juniors 9 years old and up; 4 minutes for Seniors & Masters.

    Modified IJF Rules. No armlocks are allowed in any novice category, regardless of age.

    Armlocks allowed in all Senior Advanced and Master divisions.

    No chokes or armlocks are allowed for junior novice divisions.

    Tournament Director reserves the right to adjust divisions, and match times to ensure fair and safe competition.

    1st, 2nd and 3rd place Medals for Juniors and Seniors.

    Contact information for the Minnesota State Open Judo Championship:

    Jonathan Douglass