10.19.2010

2010 FBT THAILAND OPEN: UPDATE


This coming weekend will be our biggest Thailand Open yet with all the awesomeness you can stomach, hahaha. I will be updating the blog all week with info regarding the tournament.

REFEREE SEMINAR 
(Friday, Oct 22 @ Bangkok BJJ, 1-5pm)
*Prof Stephen Kamphuis will be heading this 4-hour seminar in prep for the tournament this weekend. If you have yet to register for this seminar, please contact thailandbjj@gmail.com. This seminar is free but space is limited.

WEIGH-IN
(Friday, Oct 22 @ Bangkok BJJ, 6-9pm)
*This is mandatory for all white-belts so that we can confirm the brackets and make adjustments prior to Saturday morning.

DAY-1
WEIGH-IN
(7:45-9am)
*We will have at least 3x weigh-in stations to accommodate everyone coming in. WE ARE WEIGHING WITH THE GI!

COMPETITION
*We are scheduled to start at 9am sharp and look to finish at around 5pm. A more comprehensive time-schedule will be posted at the event space.

DAY-2
WEIGH-IN
(7:45-9am)
*We will have at least 3x weigh-in stations to accommodate everyone coming in.Even if you weighed in for the gi-day, you will have to weigh again for the no-gi.


COMPETITION
*We are scheduled to start at 9am sharp and look to finish at around 5pm. A more comprehensive time-schedule will be posted at the event space.
 
AFTER-PARTY
*We are hosting an after-party at BIG MANGO BAR located on Sukhumvit Soi 4 (Soi Nana). The UFC fights will air at 10pm and we've got an entire floor to ourselves. Come join us for a post-tournament drink!


COMPETITION SPACE & BULLPEN
 
*This year we're introducing an entirely new layout due to the larger space. We now have 4x competition mats with two designated bullpens.

*The competition area is entirely blocked off and can only be accessed through the bullpen. 
 
*There is ample space for competitors around the competition area and outside in the beautiful park as well.

*Anyone entering the competition area that is not staff or designated to be there will be DISQUALIFIED. Any coach or teammate breaching this area, tampering with score-card/timer will have their student/teammate DISQUALIFIED without warning. 
 

BULLPEN
*A bracket will be called out on the PA (ex: white-belts under 60kg) to enter one of the two bullpens.

*Your name will be checked by staff and you must remain in the bullpen area until you are called to fight. Should you lose your fight, you must leave the area soon after. This will continue until we've completed the bracket. 

*When you are the upcoming match, staff will accompany you to the mat you are designated to fight at and wait alongside the table. You must stay seated and not obstruct view of staff when waiting.

*If you are not present at the bullpen when your bracket is called and your match is ready, you will be DISQUALIFIED.

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