It's Monday and my head is spinning. Besides the tournament, I've got business guests to meet with and a tradeshow to attend all week. I believe my taper starts now, haha. Just doing my best to collect my thoughts and list all the things that still need to get done this week. While most of it is getting wrapped up, I won't be at my desk most of this week so if I don't respond to your e-mail right away, don't freak out.
Here are some contacts in case you need some last minute advice and or help.
tournament info: firstname.lastname@example.org
hotel reservation: email@example.com
Also, just a heads up on a few meetings/events outside of the tournament.
TOURNAMENT VOLUNTEERS MEETING: SEPT 16
This is for all those looking to volunteer their time with keeping score, timing, running, brackets, etc. We will be meeting at Elefin Cafe on Sukhumvit Soi 1 @ 7pm. Some snacks will be provided for you and this is the time we will be teaching all the ref signals for score-keeping and such. We fully expect volunteers from all major schools in the Bangkok area and hopefully those visiting as well.
WHITE-BELT WEIGH-INS: SEPT 18
We've made it mandatory that all white-belts must weigh in the night before at Bangkok BJJ, located on Sukhumvit Soi 1. If you're stay at the Golden Palace Hotel, you just have to walk to the pool and you're there. This will take place from 6-8:30pm. Other belts are welcome to weigh in on this day but we are mostly concerned with white-belts. This will greatly improve our ability to start on time come Saturday morning and if you can't make it, please be sure to e-mail us so that we don't DQ you for not showing up, hehe.
REFEREE MEETING: SEPT 18
For all referees, we will be meeting to review the rules/regulations at Elefin Cafe on Sukhumvit Soi 1 @ 7:30pm. This meeting will be head by Mark Simmerman.
TOURNAMENT AFTER PARTY: SEPT 20
We've booked a private space at the Woodstock Bar located on Thonglor, Soi 13 following the last day of the tournament. They serve a variety of foods ranging from Burgers/Ribs/Mexican/Thai.
The address is:
Woodstock Bar & Grill,44 Soi Thonglor 13, Klongtan, Wattana, Bangkok 10110 Tel: 02-715 0202-3.
FINAL REGISTRY POST ON BJJ-ASIA:
Remember, the final day to register for the comp is September 16th. That evening, I will post the final registry on BJJ-ASIA. This will show any bracket-splits and combined divisions where needed.
*Thai map to Future Mart on Rama III.
*Thai instructions & map for the Golden Palace Hotel. The hotel has been around for more than 40 years so most everyone is familiar with it and or the area it is in.
***TAXI COST: The taxi ride from the airport to Golden Palace Hotel shouldn't cost more than 500 baht which will include the airport tax & highway toll. Please be mindful there is a difference between the regular taxis and airport limo. Regular taxis can only be found just outside of arrivals and are brightly colored in combinations of green/yellow/hot pink/ baby blue/ lime green/red & blue.
ALL THIS INFO AND MORE CAN BE FOUND AT WWW.THAILANDBJJCOMP.BLOGSPOT.COM
Thanks to our sponsors:
Golden Palace Hotel
L.B.G Le Boutillier Group Co., Ltd