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Vegas Championship - CONFIRMED
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This event is confirmed. Covid-19 related guidelines will be listed here the week of the event.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR NAGA VEGAS GRAPPLING CHAMPIONSHIP

2021 NAGA VEGAS GRAPPLING CHAMPIONSHIP
The North American Grappling Association (NAGA) are the world's largest mixed grappling tournaments with over 700,000 competitors worldwide. On Saturday, January 9, 2021 NAGA comes to the Sahara Event Center in Las Vegas, NV for the NAGA Vegas Grappling Championship. Come as an individual or as a team to compete.

LOCATION:
Sahara Event Center
800 E Karen Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89109

NAGA'S 26TH ANNIVERSARY - $10 OFF COUPON
In celebration of our 26th anniversary we are offering $10 off to all competitors who register by midnight on December 23rd, 2020. Simply enter VEGAS2021 and $10 will be discounted from your overall fee. Please Note: Only one coupon code can be used at checkout per competitor per tournament.

REGISTRATION/BRACKETING USING SMOOTHCOMP
NAGA uses the Smoothcomp tournament management system for registration and bracketing. Smoothcomp is a tournament management system that allows you to register and pay for an event online. The system will generate brackets and at the event keep you updated on what time and which mat you will be competing, all in real time.
If you have competed in a Smoothcomp event in the past you can login to Smoothcomp with those login credentials and register for an event. If this is the first time you are using Smoothcomp you will need to create an account with them before you can register for an event. Brackets are posted by Friday night. It is possible that some competitors are not placed into a bracket. The reason for this is that we need to speak with you to before placing you into a division.

REGISTRATIONS ON EVENT DAY ARE NOT ACCEPTED
All competitors need to be registered and paid by the end of Friday's weigh-in session (see the schedule for time). Registrations are not accepted at the event on Saturday.

REGISTRATION PAGE
You can register for the tournament here: TOURNAMENT REGISTRATION PAGE

REGISTRATION DEADLINES
Pre-Registration:         Register by Friday, January 1, 2021
Late Registration:        Register 1/2/21 through 1/6/21
Final Registration:  Thursday & Friday (1/7 and 1/8/21) - No registrations or payments will be accepted on Saturday. Registration closes at the end of the Friday night weigh-in session.

PRE-REGISTRATION
Register early and save money. The registration fees are:
1 Division = $89
Each additional division is $20 (Adult Absolute is $25)
Spectators are $12 each. Children 8 and under are $5 and can only be purchased at the door.

LATE REGISTRATION
We understand that you may not be able to commit to competing until the week of the event. The registration fees are:
1 Division = $109
Each additional division is $20 (Adult Absolute is $25)
Spectators are $15 each. Children 8 and under are $5 and can only be purchased at the door.

FINAL REGISTRATION
For those who register Thursday or Friday (1/7 & 1/8/21) the registration fees are:
1 Division or 2 Divisions= $150
Spectators are $15 each. Children 8 and under are $5 and can only be purchased at the door.
You can register online on Thursday and Friday.
Registration will be shutdown Friday after the weigh-in session. No registrations or payments will be accepted on Saturday.

The amount you are charged is based on when you actually pay not when you entered your information into the system. If you entered your information during the pre-registration timeframe and selected to pay later, then paid during the final registration period, the final registration price is what you will be charged.

Click the red SCHEDULE tab (above) for registration and weigh-in times.

Cash or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, and Discover) are the only accepted forms of payment in person (spectators and merchandise).

FRIDAY NIGHT WEIGH-IN TIME
You can weigh-in the night before the event. The Friday weigh-in takes place at the venue from 6-6:30 PM.

MANDATORY CHECK-IN TIMES
In order to run the event efficiently it is extremely important that competitors are checked-in and weighed-in by the cutoff times listed below. Competitors who arrive after the listed cutoff time will not be allowed to compete and will be given a credit to compete in a future event. There are no exceptions.
Children and Teens (17 & under): On Saturday, competitors need to be checked-in by 9:00 AM and weighed-in by 9:30 AM. Any competitor who misses these times will not be allowed to compete at this event.
Adults (18 & over): Adult competitors need to be checked-in and weighed-in at least 90 minutes prior to their scheduled division start time. On Friday night the brackets will be posted. Your estimated start time will be listed at this time. Please note that the schedule is dynamic and constantly updating.

All competitors have the option to weigh-in on Friday but they must still be at the event at the check-in time listed above. Please check the event schedule for Friday's weigh-in time.

WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU GET TO THE EVENT
You will go to the Pre-registration desk to collect your registration cards. Next you will go to the weigh-in station. You will then go to the Referee Interview table. The referee will make sure you are in the correct division and approve you in Smoothcomp. You must speak with a referee after weighing in. If not, you will not be confirmed in the system and will be removed from any brackets you are entered.
You will be able to check your estimated match start time by logging into your account on the Smoothcomp website.
Spectator tickets can be purchased at the Pay Today desk. Adding additional divisions on event day may be possible (example: someone decides they want to now do Gi in addition to No-Gi). Please inquire at the Pay Today desk at the event.

FAMILY RATES
We understand it can be expensive having multiple family members train and then compete.  NAGA does offer some relief to families who have multiple family members compete in the same NAGA event.  The discount only applies to competitors, not spectators. When registering a family, you will register each competitor then enter a coupon code at the payment screen. For 2 family members the discount is $20, 3 members is $40, 4 members $60, and so on.
FAMILY RATES ARE ONLY VALID FOR THE FOLLOWING: A parent paying for themselves and their minor child or children (under the age of 18), a parent paying for their minor children (under the age of 18).
In order to obtain a family discount you must call our office at 860.295.0403, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 9AM and 5PM EST. We will provide you the code. If you reach our voicemail please leave your name, number, the event you are registering for, and the number of family members competing. We will leave you a message with the code if we reach your voicemail.
In Smoothcomp, you need to register and pay for each competitor individually. Please enter the coupon code into only one registration. The code will cover the family discount.

CHILDREN & TEENS AGE GROUPS
When registering children and teen competitors they are initially placed into age groups that span a year (4-5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-13, 14-15, 16-17 years of age). If the pool of competitors allows us to break them down further it is an option we will consider. The goal is to get children and teens more matches while keeping the brackets fair.

MULTIPLE DIVISIONS FOR CHILDREN & TEENS
Children and teen competitors who want to compete in an additional higher weight class or older age group division can do so for $20 per division. You can add one additional weight class or age group per division type (no-gi or gi) for a total of 4 divisions. Competitors cannot do multiple skill levels. As an example: a beginner 11 year old 85 pound competitor could add the 90-99.9 weight class OR the 12-13 year old category (not both). They cannot add the intermediate skill level. They can do this for no-gi, gi, or both. It is $20 for each division added. If they wanted to go up in weight for no-gi and up in age for gi (or vice-versa) we can accommodate that request. If you would like to add an additional division (or two), call the office at 860-295-0403 or email info@nagafighter.com. The following information is required in order to add the extra division(s): which tournament, the competitor’s name, up age or up weight, no-gi/gi/both, payment method (credit card, PayPal, Stripe), and the email address (only needed if you are calling in). NAGA will email you an invoice with a link to pay for the extra divisions. Once payment is made we will copy the competitor into the additional division(s).

ASSISTANCE WITH REGISTRATION
If you are having issues setting up a Smoothcomp account, registering, need to change a weight class or academy, or any Smoothcomp related questions, visit the Smoothcomp knowledge base HERE. Many of your questions can be answered on this page. If further assistance is needed please contact NAGA via email info@nagafighter.com or call 860.295.0403. Contact NAGA for answers to any tournament specific questions (location, times, skill levels, etc).

REFUND/CREDIT POLICY
CREDITS - You can CANCEL and receive a full credit towards any future NAGA event for any reason. Competitors must cancel by 12:00 PM on the Friday before the event by logging into your Smoothcomp account and canceling your registration. This credit is valid up to 1 year from the date you cancel.

REFUNDS - As a general rule we do not issue refunds.

COME JOIN OUR TEAM
Each year NAGA runs over 65 events a year across the world. We are always looking for new staff members to join the NAGA team. If you are interested in becoming a referee, ring coordinator, security, weigh-in, awards, or photographer email us at info@nagafighter.com. Please note that if you are working the event you will not be able to compete at that event.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Here is information you might find helpful when registering for a NAGA event. If you have a question that is not answered, please email info@nagafighter.com or call 860.295.0403.

For weight classes, age category, and skill level information click the red 'DIVISIONS' tab above. You can also download them: ADULT or CHILDREN/TEEN.

For weigh-in and registration location and times, click the ref 'SCHEDULE' tab.

For estimated division start times, click the 'SCHEDULE' tab.

For the address and directions to the venue, and lodging options, please click the red 'TRAVEL INFO' tab above.

To view the NAGA rules and judging criteria, go HERE.

To view our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page, go HERE.

 

CHAMPIONSHIP BELTS AWARDED
NAGA awards championship belts to all Children, Teen, Adult, Masters, Director, and Executive, Expert Division champions and Purple, Brown, and Black belt champions (Limit 1 belt per competitor per event for division winners). Absolute Intermediate, Absolute Expert, Absolute Blue Belt, and Absolute Purple Belt winners are awarded belts. Absolute division winners will win a belt even if they win one in their weight class division. This award is unrivaled in quality and appearance.

belt

 

SAMURAI SWORDS TO CHILDREN & TEENS WINNERS
NAGA awards SAMURAI SWORDS to all non-expert Children & Teen 1st place winners (Limit 1 per competitor per event). Custom medals will be awarded to all 2nd & 3rd place winners along with non-expert Adult division winners. Adult competitors who place 1st and win a gold medal will have the opportunity to obtain a samurai sword at the NAGA T-shirt booth for a nominal fee.

 

CUSTOM NAGA MEDALS TO CHILDREN & TEENS WINNERS
NAGA awards custom medals to all non-expert adult division 1st place winners. Medals are awarded to all 2nd & 3rd place winners.

 

TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP BELTS AWARDED
NAGA awards awesome championship belts to the tournament team champions. A belt can be won in: Adult Overall, Adult No-Gi, Adult Gi, and Children & Teens Overall. Please make sure your team registers under the same affiliation. For more information on setting up your team/school/academy to be with the correct affiliation and to make sure you get all the points,
please read this document NAGA COACHES HANDOUT. Individual points that are earned towards a team championship are based on the skill level of the division and what place was taken. A breakdown of points awarded can be found HERE.

 

 

FREE GIFT TO EACH COMPETITOR
Every competitor at a NAGA event will receive a free gift. The item can be picked up at
the event right next to weigh-ins.

 

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.
- "Like" NAGA on Facebook: NAGA on Facebook
- Follow NAGA on Instagram: NAGA on Instagram
- Our YouTube page is: http://www.youtube.com/user/nagagrappling Submit links to YouTube videos of you competing in NAGA to info@nagafighter.com so that we can share your video with the rest of the NAGA community.

- The NAGA Smoothcomp Federation page where you can register for events can be found here: https://naga.smoothcomp.com/en/federation/32/events/upcoming.