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.
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 or FB 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, though 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. 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 (the blue matted area) 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 & 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, and if not, we shall will first contact you giving you the division options available and await your decision. If we still cannot get you an opponent, then your registration fee will be refunded.
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 via our Facebook page or 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?
-No refunds will be given, though you may cancel the registration and recieve a credit to a future event of ours, if the request is made up to 2 weeks before the event day. After this time, no credit will be offered.
Can we take pictures and videos on the day?
-Yes, though please be aware of other spectators. An official photographer from Jits Art will be there on the day, whose photographs will be shared following the event on our Facebook page.
Does my coach need a pass?
-Yes, please ask your coach to contact us via email or Facebook message to be added to the coaches list.
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 email@example.com to discuss this opportunity.