2013 NAGA HARTFORD GRAPPLING CHAMPIONSHIP
The North American Grappling Association (NAGA) is the world’s largest mixed grappling tournament circuit with over 200,000 competitors worldwide. On Saturday, June 29, 2013, NAGA returns to the Connecticut Convention Center for the annual NAGA Hartford Grappling Championship No-Gi & Gi tournament. The tournament is part of the Europa Games (www.EuropaExpo.com). This event features multiple fitness and athletic events such as; bodybuilding, Crossfit, hot body model contest, strong man contest, kid’s midway rides, and much more. The fee to compete in NAGA gives you free access to all of the Europa events taking place on Saturday. You do not have to live in CT, be a member of NAGA, or be on a team to compete. The event is open to all styles and competitors. Please note, for this tournament doors will open one hour later than normal (doors open at 9AM not 8AM) and the tournament will start one hour later than normal (11AM not 10AM).. This event is nationally RANKED!
$3000 AWARDED TO ADULT AND CHILDREN/TEEN TEAM CHAMPIONS
The Europa Games (www.EuropaExpo.com) is sponsoring prize money for NAGA Hartford. $1000 in cash and $500 of NAGA gear will be awarded to the Overall Adult Team Champions and the Children/Teen Team Champions. Teams, make sure you sign up under the same team name. Team names will not be allowed to be changed after the tournament.
100 CHAMPIONSHIP BELTS AWARDED
NAGA will be awarding our new style, laser cut CHAMPIONSHIP BELTS to all its Children, Teen, Adult, Masters, Directors and Executive Expert Division Winners (Limit 1 per competitor per event).
SAMURAI SWORDS TO CHILDREN & TEENS WINNERS
NAGA will be awarding custom engraved SAMURAI SWORDS to all non-expert Children & Teen 1st place winners. Medals will be awarded to all 2nd & 3rd place winners along with non-expert Adult division winners. Adult competitors who place 1st-3rd will have the opportunity to obtain a samurai sword at the NAGA T-shirt booth for a nominal fee. For having the courage to compete, all children and teens who do not place 1st through 3rd will take home an award.
TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP CUPS AWARDED
NAGA awards huge, customized championship cups to the tournament team champions. A cup can be won in: Adult Overall, Adult No-Gi, Adult Gi, and Children & Teens Overall. Please make sure your team registers under the same team name. Do not miss this opportunity to showcase the talent that your team possesses.
REPEAT COMPETITORS RECEIVE FREE NAGA MERCHANDISE
Any NAGA competitor who competes in both the NAGA East Coast event (May 4th) and NAGA Hartford event (June 29th) will receive their choice of a NAGA Fighter item such as an embroidered polo shirt, various t-shirts, beanies, etc. You can pick up your free item at the NAGA Hartford t-shirt booth. We appreciate your continued support of NAGA!
CHAMPION GI PATCH
All Children, Teens & Adults who place 1st in any NAGA Gi Division (White Belt through Black Belt) will receive a NAGA Champion Gi patch. These patches are not sold, only earned by the best Gi competitors.
GET YOUR GRAPPLING GEAR AT THE EVENT
NAGA is bringing a truckload of grappling gear (Board shorts, gi bags, rash guards, t-shirts, hats, gi hoodies, patches, skull caps, stickers, dog tags, etc.) in children and adults sizes, for males and females. Check out the huge selection of gear and apparel at the NAGA event.
NAGA ON THE WEB
NAGA has established a presence online through our website and social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. We are expanding the material that is offered on these sites outside of the NAGA website. If you use any of these sites, please join us and be kept up to date with the latest NAGA news.
- Get the monthly NAGA email by filling out this form. If you have already competed in NAGA you do not need to fill this out: http://www.nagafighter.com/index.php?module=joinpage
- "Like" NAGA on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/nagafighter. You will be notified of the latest NAGA news and events.
- Follow NAGA on Twitter: http://twitter.com/naga_fighter or @NAGA_FIGHTER. We will start to tweet what divisions are coming up at tournaments to help you as a competitor or fan stay informed.
- Our YouTube page is: http://www.youtube.com/user/nagagrappling Submit links to YouTube videos of you competing in NAGA to firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can share your video with the rest of the NAGA community.
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).