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Kęstutis Smirnovas: ‘The upcoming European grappling championship will be fantastic’

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Kęstutis Smirnovas: ‘The upcoming European grappling championship will be fantastic’

 

 

The European Grappling No Gi Open Championship takes place at 12.00 on 26 September 2015, Kaunas, Lithuania. Kaunas District, Garliava Sports and Cultural Events Hall,Vasario 16-osios str. 8, Garliava, LT-53216, Kaunas District Municipality.

BJJ Eastern Europe talked to the main organizer and the president of IGF, Kęstutis Smirnovas.

 

Smirnovas: „The upcoming European grappling championship will be fantastic“

“International Grappling Federation” (IGF) was established one year ago and started with European grappling open cup. On 26th of September there will be another big event – European grappling championship. The main organizer and the president of IGF Kęstutis Smirnovas says that the event will be of the highest level.

“All preparation is going according to the plan, and we already know that it will be fantastic. We have signed the cooperation agreement with grappling federation in Georgia. Participants from this country will also take part in our championship. Ten countries have already confirmed their participation” – said the champion of MMA bushido – shoot professionals K. Smirnovas.

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Grappling – is a mixture of wrestling sports formed over the time from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, Sambo, Bushido and other sports. Here athletes fight using throws, strangulation and painful moves until they give up. Additional time is added to the fight if the winner is not revealed during the main time. Then points are calculated according to internationally accepted grappling rules. Athletes fight wearing short sportswear: sports shorts and special wrestling shirt.

“The main goal of IGF – is to unite and coordinate the activities of clubs, associations, unions and other sports organizations. We also want to promote and support activities related to the goals of International Grappling Federation. As well as that, we want to promote grappling (wrestling) sport, to organize tournaments of various scale, championships, to build partnerships with the World and Europe Grappling Federation and to cooperate with the FILA (Fédération Lutte Internationale des ASSOCIEES (FILA)) and other international organizations “, – said the master of MMA bushido K.Smirnovas.

There will be four age groups in the European grappling championship: juniors, youth, adults and veterans. Participants will compete in different groups according to their weight as well. They will also be fighting for the belt of absolute winner in all 4 groups.

More information about this: www.grapplingfederation.com

 

EUROPEAN GRAPPLING NO-GI OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP

REGULATIONS

26/09/2015

Registration

Download reguliations

I. OBJECTIVE AND TASKS

To promote grappling.

To improve athletes’ skills.

II. PLACE AND TIME OF THE COMPETITION

Competition takes place at 12.00 on 26 September 2015, Kaunas, Lithuania. Kaunas District, Garliava Sports and Cultural Events Hall,Vasario 16-osios str. 8, Garliava, LT-53216, Kaunas District Municipality.

26 September. Arrival of participants, registration – weight-in starts at 10.00 and finishes at 11.00.

Kaunas District. Garliava Sports and Cultural Events Hall, Vasario 16-osios str. 8, Garliava, LT-53216, Kaunas District Municipality.

The athletesmust provide a participant’slicence-registrationcard andpassport(Nationalpersonal Identity Card, which indicates nationalityand date of birth).

The tournament begins at 12.00 on the 26 September.

III. PARTICIPANTS AND PROGRAMME OF THE COMPETITION

Competition is personal, the number of participants is unlimited

Group Participants Weigh-in and registration on the competition day Beginning of the competition Weight divisions
1. U-17, Boysborn in 1998 and younger. 10.00-11.00. 12.00 -52; -56; -60; -64; -68;-72; -76;-80;-84; +84 kg;
2 U-17, Boysborn in 1998 and younger.

For absolute winner of the belt

10.00-11.00. 17.00 Common
3 U-19, Boys1996-1997. 10.00-11.00. 12.00 -60;-64;-68;-72; -76;-80;-84; -90; +90 kg;
4 U-19, Boys1996-1997.

For absolute winner of the belt

10.00-11.00. 17.00 Common
5 Senior (men)born in 1995 and older. 10.00-11.00. 12.00 -64;-68;-72;-76;-80; -84;-90; -100; +100 kg;
6 Senior (men)born in 1995 and older.

For absolute winner of the belt

10.00-11.00. 17.00 Common
7 Veterans born in 1980 and older 10.00-11.00. 12.00 -68; -72; -76; -80; -84; -90; +90 kg;
8 Veterans born in 1980 and older For absolute winner of the belt 10.00-11.00. 17.00 Common

Note: if only one participant registers in a weight-category, he / she is moved one weight category up.

IV. HOLDING THE COMPETITION

The judge panel approved by IGF holds the competition;

V. RULES

IGF competitions follow the competition system adopted by IGF.

VI. AWARDS

The winners and prizewinners of the competition will be awarded with medals and diplomas.

Absolute winners wil be awarded with belts.

VII. ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

Travel expenses for athletes and coaches shall be paid by the sending organization.

Sending organization and coach are responsible for competition participants’ health and security.

We recommend having a health insurance for participants of the competition.

The fee for participant’s licence – registration card is 40 EUR.

The fee on the competition day is 50 EUR.

For absolute winner belt the fee is 40 EUR, and 50 EUR on the competition day.

VII. REGISTRATION

The number of participants is unlimited. Registration www.grapplingfederation.com until 24 September 2015.

Information by e-mail: [email protected] , tel. No +370 60019500

(Kęstutis Smirnovas)