Frequently Asked Questions

Do I weigh in with my Gi on?

No. Weigh ins will be without the Gi on. Anyone competing in multiple divisions will only have to weigh in once.

What are the weight classes?

Answer: The way divisions are made at the Submission Ace Championship is by “Closest Weight”. That is to say, once the online registration is closed, all the competitors within a specific category (ie: Adult White Belt, Master’s, Teens 13-17 etc) are broken into 5 person divisions starting with the first 5 lightest. Then the next 5 lightest after that will be the 2nd division within that category and so on. In this way, the weights within your bracket should be very close, sometimes within 1 or 2 pounds between all 5 competitors.

What if there are less than 5 people in my category?

Answer: Frequently, in those categories outside of the Adult divisions, there happen to be less than five compatible competitors to make a reasonable bracket. These anomalies will be discovered once the preliminary brackets are sent out. We will do our best to accommodate the competitors who find themselves in these situations. Email correspondence will be made between all those in question until a suitable solution is agreed upon. This may involve jumping up in skill/weight/age, joining the Adult pool in the case of women’s or Master’s, or if there is only one other person that makes sense to match against; doing a best of three bracket between the two to maximize match numbers. In the very rare case that there is simply no good option for a competitor, they will have until the Thursday before the event by 8pm to ask for a refund. After that point, no further adjustments will be made. Final brackets will be released on the Friday before the event.

Can I enter multiple divisions?

Answer: Adult competitors may only enter 1 division whether it’s their adult belt level, Masters or Women’s division.

For the Fall Classic, since there are no Absolute Belts to be won outside of Adult divisions, Kid’s and Teens will have the opportunity to enter both a Gi and a Nogi Division.

NOTE: There will be an additional cost to enter a second division for Kids/Teens.