I have a Fundraising and/or Registration Question...
We’ve got a specific FAQ page for that. Please head here for any of those questions – https://www.tapcancerout.org/how-to-register-fundraise
How do I update/cancel my registration or change my weight class?
Do I register for the age I (or my child) will be on the day of the tournament or the age they're turning this year (like IBJJF)?
We use the age the competitor is on the day of the tournament. So if your child is 13 years old on the day of they’re tournament they’ll fight in the 12-13 year old division, even if they turn 14 the next day, week, month. Kids may always fight in an older age bracket if they so choose for more of a challenge.
If an adult is 29 on the day of the tournament they must compete in Adult, even if they’re turning 30 later in the year.
I am 30 years old. Do I HAVE to fight in Masters?
Only competitors who are 30 years or older on the day of the tournament may compete in Masters, but they may compete in Adult instead (not both).
Only competitors who are 40 years or older on the day of the tournament may compete in Adult, but they may compete in Masters or Adult instead (not both).
We do not currently offer Masters or Executive divisions for women or any male brown or purple belts. Not all tournaments offer Executive divisions.
Where can I see the brackets or competitor lists?
We never post the brackets. The reality of our charity BJJ tournament is that we never disqualify anyone (unless they show up AFTER their division has already launched). So when someone shows up and miss weight or realize they’ve registered for the wrong division (ahem :: parents) we have to move them to the proper division. This disrupts not only the bracket they’re joining but the bracket they leave as well. If a competitor is left alone in their division because of this, which happens often, we have to move THEM too. Plus, people straight up don’t show up because we offer registration with no up front cost (our FUNDRAISER ticket option) so people use it as a loophole to register and then bail without letting us know.
So the brackets are always in flux and we can’t be 100% sure they’re accurate until moments before we launch it to a ring.
We do, however, post competitor lists. These are created one week prior to the tournament and emailed directly to registered competitors as well as posted on the tournament’s Facebook Event Page (another reason to RSVP). They are NOT updated in real-time as new people registered. Because our fundraising platform (which is where our tournament website is hosted and all registration is handled) wasn’t tailored for BJJ, exporting and creating the competitor lists is a manual process. We literally export the competitors to Excel and have to manually sort them into divisions. For this reason, we update the competitor lists daily and email them to competitors daily as well.
The competitor lists are ONLY updated through the Thursday before the tournament, after the last day for changes has passed. After that they’re uploaded into our tournament management system (which is why all changes need to be made before then).
When and where are weigh-ins?
For some (not all) tournaments we’ll have a night-before option. If that’s the case for your tournament, you will be notified ahead of time on the Facebook Event Page and via email. Otherwise, it’s day-of weigh-ins.
You do NOT need to weigh-in with your Gi on.
Do I have to weigh-in with the Gi on? Is there a 1lb allowance?
You WILL receive a 1 lb allowance for margin of error.
Can I register at the door?
What's the charge for spectators or coaches?
All non-competitors must pay a $10 spectator fee.
- ONE parent per competing child is free
- Kids under 12 are free
- 2 Coaches MAX from each team may also enter for free.
Can spectator tickets be bought online or at the door?
I see that black belt, brown belt, and all women's divisions don't offer Masters or Executive. So can competitors at these belts who are 30+ compete?
Is it Gi or No-Gi or both?
Is it single or double elimination?
What happens if I don’t have anyone in my division?
When is the schedule released?
Are jockstraps/cups allowed?
Are uniform rules in effect?
Gis must match in color (top / bottom) and be properly sized.
As of 2021, the wearing of rashguards is OPTIONAL for all competitors. This is one of the few rules that does not align with the IBJJF rulebook.
Spats / Leggings under the Gi pants, however, are NEVER allowed.