FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Is this a gi or no-gi competition?
-The majority of our events have both gi and no-gi divisions, both of which are ran according to IBJJF rules. You can view the ruleset at: http://ibjjf.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/RulesIBJJF_v4_en-US.pdf
What time does the event start?
-The full event schedule with division start times will be published on the website the week of the event, along with weigh in times.
How do I register?
-You can register for each event via this website. Each event section will have a link taking you to the Topgame registration system website. We recommend creating an account with Topgame as this allows you to make changes yourself to things such as rank, team name, weight division.
How do i change my details (name, belt colour, weight, gender, academy name)?
You can change your detail by creating an account as a user on Topgame using the same email that you have registered with on:
No changes can be done on the week of the event
f you encounter any issue or struggle feel free to contact us on:
Can i enter the adults division if im under 18 ?
Unfortunately because of health and safety reason as well as insurance we can't allow under 18s competing in adults divisions.
How can I pay if I don’t have PayPal?
-Follow the registration process. There is an option to pay via PayPal or using a credit or debit card, meaning you don’t need to create a PayPal account. Otherwise please contact us via email on email@example.com for details to pay by bank transfer.
What are the weight categories?
-Please refer to the 'weight divisions' page.
I’ve signed up for a weight division that I am now unable to make. Can I change division?
-Yes, by registering as a user on the link below
All amendments to your registration must be made by the registration check day; the day after registration closes.
Is there a weight allowance on the day?
-No, if you do not make weight, you will be disqualified. Please note, no division changes will made once brackets are released.
Is there a competitors list?
-Yes, the competitor list once made live is avaliable to view at all times via the topgame website.
When will the schedule be posted?
-The schedule will be available to view on the website shortly after registration has closed.
Gi divisions are first, followed by the Gi cash prize absolutes, then no-gi divisions. Once you have finished fighting in your division, if you have placed 1st, 2nd or 3rd, your medal will be presented on the podium within 15 minutes. Junior Gi divisions run first thing across all mats, then the adult and master divisions.
When will the brackets be posted?
-The brackets for each division will be avaliable to view via the topgame website shortly after the schedule has been released.
What time is the weigh in for my category?
-Weigh in times will be released with the event schedule. You can weigh in up to 45 minutes before your division start time. Priority will be given to athletes fighting earlier. If you are fighting in both gi and no-gi divisions, you will weigh in once in the morning. Remember to allow enough time to warm up.
Should I report anywhere at a certain time?
-Athletes will need to be in the designated bullpen 30 minutes before their division is due to begin. A mat co-ordinator will then collect athletes from the bullpen, where they will be taken to their mat as advised.
No coaches or parents are allowed within the bullpen and staff area, though there is plenty of opportunity to spectate mat side around the remainder of the mat edges.
Will there be an absolute?
-Yes, we run split weight cash prize absolutes for adults and masters, which have an entry of £15 and award Gi and cash prizes. Additionally there are championship belts and rashguards to be won at the UK Nationals, Europeans and Pro events in these absolutes. You will need to register for the absolute before the event, and you do not need to have medalled.
Can I fight in the absolute only?
-Yes, you may fight in the absolute only, though you must have paid for a division. Please contact us if you do not wish to fight in the division, as once you have registered for the division, we can then remove you from the bracket.
Is there a minimum amount of people needed for the cash prize absolute?
-Yes, the minimum amount of athletes needing to be registered in each cash prize absolute in order for the full amount to be given is 7. If there is less than 7, the absolute will not run and athletes will be contacted to be refunded.
I’m old enough to compete at masters/seniors, though I would like to fight adult. Is this possible?
-Yes, you are welcome to fight down an age group, simply select the age category you wish to fight in when registering.
You are also welcome to fight both adult and master if you wish, though please understand that we cannot change the schedule to fit around this. Please contact us via email or FB to discuss the details on how to register for the 2 age divisions.
What if there is no-one in my division by the time registration closes?
-When registering, you can select whether you are happy to move down an age group, or up a weight category should this happen. If this is the case, we shall move you appropriately. After the merges have been completed, we will send a final athlete check day email with the deadline date to request any changes. Please ensure any changes are requested before the deadline date. If we still cannot get you an opponent, then your registration fee will be refunded on request.
I checked the schedule and there is no-one in my bracket/my name doesn't appear/I am on my own in the competitors list. What does this mean?
-Unfortunately, we were unable to find you a suitable component according to your contingency options selected at registration. You are able to request to be merged or changed by emailing us before the deadline date stipulated within the final athlete check day email. If you prefer to receive a refund of your registration fee, please contact us to arrange this.
I was matched with opponents in my division, but on the day none of them showed up to fight. Will I be refunded?
-In this scenario, you will be offered a credit to a future All Stars BJJ for the same division you registered in. Please speak to an event organiser on the day and follow up with an email after the event.
Is the competition straight elimination or repechage?
-Consistent with IBJJF rules, our events are run in a straight elimination process.
I’ve registered at a belt level but have since been promoted. What should I do?
-Congratulations! Please contact us by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will move you up to your new belt level.
I registered early and now have an injury! Can I cancel my registration and recieved a refund?
-If you have contact us 2 weeks prior to the event taking place, then you may request to be transferred to a future event or a refund of your entry fee.
If requesting a refund please contact us on email@example.com, and ensure you provide us with your Paypal transaction ID and name of the event you were due to attend.
If you have sent your email within 2 weeks of the event taking place, you may request a credit for a future event. Please send this request to firstname.lastname@example.org, ensuring you provide us with the event you would like to use the credit towards.
Can we take pictures and videos on the day?
-Yes, though please be aware of other spectators.
Does my coach need a pass?
Coach passes are only provided to brown or black belts and have to be requested at least 2 weeks before the event.
If your request is before the 2 week deadline, please send the folowing details:
Name, Academy, belt colour and a photo of your face to email@example.com
Once you have your coach pass you can use it for any future event.
If your request is within 2 weeks of the event, then we won't be able to produce your pass on time and you'll have to coach from the outside area of the mats, which is the same distance as inside.
I am a business owner. Could I have a stand at your event?
-If we think your products/company will interest the competitors and spectators, we would love to have you there! Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss this opportunity.