60th Anniversary of the Northern Ireland Judo Federation
INTERNATIONAL TOURNAMENT FOR MASTERS
(MEN AND WOMEN)
INCLUDING 2nd KYU AND BELOW CATEGORIES
(This is a BJA 3-star points scoring tournament)
Saturday 29th September 2012
1. General Information:
This is the 60th anniversary of the inauguration of the Northern Ireland Judo Federation. To celebrate this significant milestone, the NIJF has been given permission to host the prestigious British Masters Tournament in Belfast, Northern Ireland. At the end of the competition there will be an opportunity for all competitors to take part in a Masters Dan grading (for 1st Kyu and above). Cost £15.00.
Later that evening, to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the NIJF, there will be a ‘Gala’ ball. The entire BJA Board of Directors and the highest ever graded British judoka - Mr George Kerr CBE 10th Dan - have all been invited and expected to attend this spectacular event.
Format – reception, formal 3 course meal, tea/coffee, wine on the table and musical entertainment until 01:00 am. Dress will be smart casual and the event is open to all Judo competitors and their guests.
Competition: The 2012 British Masters tournament will take place in the Queen’s
University PE Centre, Botanic Park, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT9 5EX.
Gala Ball: The Gala ball will take place in the large banqueting hall of the ‘4 star’
Wellington Park Hotel, 21 Malone Road, Belfast, BT9 6RU, 0044 2890 381111,
3. Date: Saturday 29th September 2012.
4. Age Eligibility and Weight Categories:
British competitors must hold a BJA or affiliated organisation grade and a current Judo licence.
Proof of membership and grade MUST be produced at the weigh-in – (NO EXCEPTIONS).
All overseas competitors MUST hold their official governing body Judo licence.
Proof of age will be required -a passport, driving licence or national identity card will be accepted.
Age and Weight Categories.
F1 30-39 yrs: -48 Kg, -52 Kg, -57 Kg, -63 Kg, -70 Kg, -78 Kg, +78 Kg
F2 40-49 yrs: -48 Kg, -52 Kg, -57 Kg, -63 Kg, -70 Kg, -78 Kg, +78 Kg
F3 50+ yrs: -48 Kg, -52 Kg, -57 Kg, -63 Kg, -70 Kg, -78 Kg, +78 Kg
Kyu Grade Masters 2nd Kyu and Below:
FK1 30-44 yrs -48 Kg, -52 Kg, -57 Kg, -63 Kg, -70 Kg, -78 Kg, +78 Kg
FK2 45+ yrs -48 Kg, -52 Kg, -57 Kg, -63 Kg, -70 Kg, -78 Kg, +78 Kg
Female competitors must provide their weight category and also their exact weight. This will enable the Tournament Director to be able to combine categories in a fair way, if necessary.
M1 30-34 yrs -60 Kg, -66Kg, -73Kg, -81Kg, -90Kg, -100Kg, +100Kg
M2 35-39 yrs -60 Kg, -66Kg, -73Kg, -81Kg, -90Kg, -100Kg, +100Kg
M3 40-44 yrs -60 Kg, -66Kg, -73Kg, -81Kg, -90Kg, -100Kg, +100Kg
M4 45-49 yrs -60 Kg, -66Kg, -73Kg, -81Kg, -90Kg, -100Kg, +100Kg
M5 50-54 yrs -60 Kg, -66Kg, -73Kg, -81Kg, -90Kg, -100Kg, +100Kg
M6 55-59 yrs -60 Kg, -66Kg, -73Kg, -81Kg, -90Kg, -100Kg, +100Kg
M7 60-65 yrs -60 Kg, -66Kg, -73Kg, -81Kg, -90Kg, -100Kg, +100Kg
M8 65-70 yrs -60 Kg, -66Kg, -73Kg, -81Kg, -90Kg, -100Kg, +100Kg
M9 70+ yrs -60 Kg, -66Kg, -73Kg, -81Kg, -90Kg, -100Kg, +100Kg
Kyu Grade Masters 2nd Kyu and Below:
MK1 30-44 yrs -60 Kg, -66Kg, -73Kg, -81Kg, -90Kg, -100Kg, +100Kg
MK2 45+ yrs -60 Kg, -66Kg, -73Kg, -81Kg, -90Kg, -100Kg, +100Kg
All contests will be 3 minutes in duration – with a 1 minute Golden Score.
Where there are three (or less) in a category, the Tournament Director has the authority to
combine categories with the next weight group.
If there are insufficient numbers in the age bands over 45 yrs, the Tournament Director has the authority to combine age categories.
Late entries will not be accepted under any circumstances.
5. Reporting & Weighing-in:
Official weighing-in times for all weights groups.
Friday 28 Sep 12 - All weight groups and age division 6.00pm to 8.00pm.
Saturday 29 Sep 12 - All weight groups and age divisions 8:00am to 9:00 am.
Any competitor who fails to arrive on time for his/her first contest will be deleted from the competition.
6. Method of Competition:
Where possible, seeding and national separation will be made in the first round stage. Where numbers permit the competition will be run by a ‘Compound Knockout plus Repechage’. However, the Tournament Director reserves the right to change some categories to a system of ‘pools’ – if the numbers require it.
Medals will only be awarded in categories that have been contested. Only competitors who win at least one contest will be eligible for a medal (i.e. where there are only four competitors, there will only be three medals!). This does not include a win because of a ‘bye’, or because of Fusen-Gachi (non-appearance).
8. Spectators: Admission free.
Central/South Belfast is well served with hotel and guest house accommodation (you should book early to get a better rate and to avoid disappointment).
The following hotels are recommended:
Days Hotel – 3 Star – approx. £39.00 – 40 Hope Street, Belfast, BT12 5EE –
02890 242494 – 0.6 miles from Queen’s University PE Centre (competition venue)
IBIS Hotel – 3 Star – approx. £39.00 – 75 University Street, Belfast, BT7 1HL –
02890 333366 – 0.5 miles from Queen’s University PE Centre (competition venue)
Premier Inn – 3 Star – approx. £49.00 – Alfred Street, Belfast, BT2 8ED – 0871
527 8068 – 1.0 Miles from Queen’s University PE Centre (competition venue)
Wellington Park Hotel – 4 Star – approx. £74.00 – 21 Malone Road, Belfast, BT9
6RU – 02890 385050 – 0.4 Miles from Queen’s University PE Centre (competition venue)
There are two main airports into Northern Ireland:
Belfast City Airport - which is 5 miles from the Queen’s University PE Centre and
the near-by Wellington Park Hotel. There are regular taxi services from this airport.
Belfast International Airport – which is 21 miles from the Queen’s University PE
Centre and the near-by Wellington Park Hotel. There is a regular airport shuttle bus
(Airport Express 300) which can take competitors into central Belfast from this
airport – at a cost of £7.00 single and £10.00 return.
11. Masters’ Grading:
If time permits, there will be a Dan grading immediately following the last medal presentation of the Tournament. It is only open to Masters who have competed in the competition. It will follow the standard grading format – where judoka will only fight people of the same grade. This promotion examination will be conducted by BJA Senior Examiners.
12. Point Scoring:
All NIJF/BJA Judo players can score 10 (ten) promotional points (towards their Dan grade promotion) from a SOGO-GACHI Compound Win at a competition. This is where a player scores a 7 point score, which is combined with other player being given a 7 point (accumulated) penalty.
Masters Tournaments for Judoka aged 30 and above: Seven or ten points scored by waza-ari or ippon in Masters Tournaments against equal or higher IJF grades (i.e. from other countries) will count towards promotion. The candidate is to provide proof of points gained, to the National Director of Examiners by copies of pool sheets that indicate the opponents’ grade or other such official paperwork.
13. Further Information: Further information can be obtained from Ricky Sloane
(email@example.com or phone 07764 617 042)