2010 NAGA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
On Saturday & Sunday, April 10 & 11, 2010 NAGA returns to Newark, New Jersey for the largest grappling tournament on the planet, the NAGA World Championship. NAGA welcomes both individuals and teams to compete. You do not have to live in New Jersey, be part of an organization, or qualify to participate in this event. This event is nationally RANKED!
DOWNLOAD EVENT FLYER/REGISTRATION FORM
Pre-registration is closed. You can still register on Friday from 6:30 - 9PM at the Wyndham Hotel (for directions click ’Travel Info’ tab), or on Saturday or Sunday beginning at 8AM. 1 Division = $80, 2 Divisions = $100, Spectator Pass = $15.
If you have any questions please check the NAGA FAQ page as many can be answered there.
100 CHAMPIONSHIP BELTS AWARDED
NAGA is the only grappling tournament in the world to award 100 CHAMPIONSHIP BELTS to all its Children, Teen, Adult, Masters, Directors and Executive Expert Division Winners. All other 1st, 2nd & 3rd place winners take home custom medals.
ADULT NO-GI & GI SATURDAY, KIDS/TEENS SUNDAY
Due to the large amount of competitors this tournament attracts each year, the tournament will be held over two days. All adults (both gi and no-gi) will compete on Saturday, all children and teens 17 yrs & under (gi & no-gi) will compete on Sunday.
WEIGH-IN ON FRIDAY, SATURDAY, OR SUNDAY
NAGA will be offering all competitors the option of registering and weighing-in the night BEFORE the tournament weekend! If you cannot make it on Friday, ADULT competitors can register/weigh-in all day on Saturday, KIDS & TEENS on Sunday.
DOUBLE THE TEEN DIVISIONS - NEW AGE GROUPS
With the large number of teenagers competing at NAGA events we have decided to double the number of teen divisions. We now have separate age group divisions for teens 14 & 15 year olds, and 16 & 17 year olds. We will be using the same weight classes as in the past. Children 13 years and under are also broken down by weight and age.
NATIONALLY RANKED EVENT
All NAGA events are part of the nationwide ranking system entitled RANKED. Our goal is to determine who the best grapplers in the country are for various age, gender, and skill levels. This tournament will be nationally ranked so do not miss your opportunity to gain points towards a true national title. More details can be found at www.nationallyranked.com.
NAGA works diligently to prevent "sandbagging", or the practice of fighting down skill levels to ensure one takes home an award. NAGA has been working with RANKED to track all fighters and ranked grappling events to produce true "national standings." A by-product of these standings is our knowledge of who has competed and at which level. Front door personnel will use RANKED data to determine whether or not individuals who have fought in past events belong in a higher skill level (i.e. placed 1st at a prior NAGA event).