2010 EAST COAST GRAPPLING CHAMPIONSHIP
On Saturday & Sunday, May 29 & 30, 2010 NAGA brings its East Coast Grappling Championship to Springfield, Massachusetts. This tournament is open to all grappling styles, you do not need to be on a team or be a member of any organization to compete. This event is nationally RANKED!
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Pre-registration is now closed. You can still register at the venue on Friday from 5-8PM, Saturday starting at 8AM, or Sunday starting at 8AM. Remember, Adults compete on Saturday, Kids & Teens compete on Sunday. Prices are: One Division = $80, 2 Divisions = $100, Spectators = $15.
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MASSIVE VENUE = 7000 SEAT MASS MUTUAL CENTER
NAGA is going all out, renting the massive 7,000 Mass Mutual Center for 2 days of competition.
WE HAVE EXPANDED TO A TWO-DAY TOURNAMENT
Due to the large amount of competitors this NAGA tournament attracts, this event 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. The tremendous benefit of a 2-day event is that competitors do not have to wait numerous hours to compete.
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.
SAMURAI SWORDS TO CHILDREN & TEEN WINNERS
NAGA will be awarding custom engraved SAMURAI SWORDS to all non-expert Kids & Teens 1st place winners!� Octagon medals will be awarded to all non-expert Adult divisions winners.�� Adult competitors who place 1st and win gold medals will have the opportunity to obtain samurai swords at the NAGA Merchandise Booth for a nominal fee.�
All 6 of our top teams (Adult Gi, No-Gi, and Children 17 yrs. & under) will receive a huge Championship Cup for their team.
NEW ADULT ABSOLUTE NO-GI DIVISIONS
Many NAGA No-gi competitors have asked us to allow them to compete in multiple skill levels in order to get more opportunities to roll the day of the competition. In order to facilitate their request we have added Novice, Beginner and Intermediate Absolute No-Gi Divisions. These No-Gi Divisions will begin once all the regular No-Gi divisions have ended so No-gi grapplers will not miss their second chance to compete. 1st through 3rd place winners take home octagon medals.
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).