13 Feb 2022
Early bird registrations
18 Jul - 06 Aug 12:00 am
Normal registration
Deadline 07 Feb 11:59 pm
Late registrations
Deadline 08 Feb 11:59 pm


IBJJF rules competition for all ages | Gi and No-Gi | kids Round Robin | Teams Challenge | Big cash prizes $$$


Sunday, February 13th | 9:00am | Cavanbah Centre, Byron Bay, NSW 2481.

Kids - Round Robin | Gi and No-Gi.

Adults, Masters, Juvenile - Single Elimination | Gi and No-Gi.


CASH PRIZES - Adults - GI Open Weight | Each belt division* 

1st place: $350 | 2nd place: $150 | 3rd place: $100

*A minimum of 8 registered competitors in each Open-Weight bracket, is needed for us to give out the division's cash prize.




CASH DIVISION: Absolute NO-GI - $600 CASH for the winner of each of the four divisions*

Male Absolute CASH division: Separate Entry. White/Blue/Purple & Brown/Black Belt, Open Weight*.

Female Absolute CASH division: Separate Entry. WhiteBlue/Purple & Brown/Black Belt, Open Weight*.

*A minimum of 6 registered competitors in each Open-Weight bracket, is needed for us to give out the division's cash prize.



Early Bird Registrations: Available until Thursday, August 5th.

Standard Registrations: Available until Monday, February 7th.

Late Registrations: Available on Tuesday, February 8th, Only.

'Changes to registrations': Available until Tuesday, February 8th.



Adults & Masters:

Early-bird registration: $60. 

Standard registration: $75. 

Late registration: $90.

Junior & Juvenile:

Early-bird registration: $50.

Standard registration: $65.

Late registration: $80.

Extra Division Registration: Gi or No-Gi - Add $30

Open Weight Division: (CASH PRIZES for Adults GI division) Add $20. (Adults, Masters and Juvenile only)​

*A minimum of 8 registered competitors in each Open-Weight bracket, is needed for us to give out the division's cash prize.

Absolute CASH Division: $90 (Late Registration $110).

*A minimum of 6 registered competitors in each Open-Weight bracket, is needed for us to give out the division's cash prize.


Please read through our COVID SAFE PROCEDURE below:

Entering the venue: Each person entering the venue on competition day, will have to register their details with our Covid Safe Plan Co-ordinator at the venue entrance. Details include: Name, phone number and address.

Spectators: Each kid / juvenile competitor will be allowed 1 parent / guardian to accompany them in for free.

All other spectators will be charged $10 entry fee at entry point. Children spectators 12yo and under will be allowed in for free.

Coaches: Each team will be allocated a number of passes based on the number of athletes entered in the competition. Only coaches wearing their passes may corner athletes and stand at the barriers (whilst maintaining social distancing).

Food stalls, Coffee, Music, etc.. will all be set up in our outdoors area. We recommend bringing picnic blankets, beach tents, beach umbrellas, etc... and make yourself comfortable for the day. Try to attend the matches indoor only when your close ones are competing.

Social Distancing - 2sqm social distancing must be adhered to. All guardians and athletes not in the area of play (area past uniform inspection as well as mat area) will be required to either be sitting or walking. No standing will be allowed unless at the podium, or a stall.

Health Checks: Temperature checks may be carried out on competitors and non-competitors alike.

Hand Sanitizer: Hand sanitizer will be available for all throughout the day.

Prior to Entering: Ensure you are well and healthy before you enter the building. Please Follow Directions of staff members. Report any concerns or breaches in guidelines immediately to staff. If you are not satisfied with the response speak to the Event Coordinator directly. 



Our matches follow the IBJJF competition rule-set, both for adults and kids.

CLICK HERE to access the Rule Book and familiarise yourself with the ruleset.

CLICK HERE to access the 'Technical Fouls and Illegal Moves' details.



4 to 15 year old (Mighty Mite / Pee Wee / Juniors / Teen) Compete in a ROUND ROBIN format.

​16 year old and up (Juvenile / Adult / Masters) - Compete in a SINGLE ELIMINATION format.

​4 to 15 year old (mighty mite / pee wee / juniors / teen) divisions:

Novice (white + grey-white belts)

General (grey + yellow + Orange + Green)

Advanced (yellow + orange + green belts)

​4 to 9 year old (Mighty Mite / Pee Wee) might have mixed-gender brackets.



- Each team consists of 5 competitors. The team leader can source fighters from other clubs or academies.

- IBJJF rules. Matches can only be won by submissions or disqualification.

- Standard match duration is 6 minutes.

- Maximum total weight of the 5 competitors in each team is 430kg.

- If the weight difference between the competitors is 20kg or greater, match duration is 3 minutes.

- 1-minute rest between matches.

- Winner stays. The winner of each match stays in to face the next opponent in line from the opposite team. Please see video for more information CLICK HERE.

- Single matches end in a draw: if there's no submission, the match will end in a draw and will be considered as a loss for both competitors.

- If all matches end in a draw, each team will chose one of their fighters to compete in a 6 minute final match, in full IBJJF rules with points and ref decision if necessary.



Our uniform requirements are in line with the IBJJF requirements and rules.

Please follow This Link to learn and understand the Uniform Requirements for our events.



​All competitors are required to be exactly on, or under, the weight limit of the division they are registered in.

Weights in: The drop-down box are represented as a net with the appropriate Gi or No Gi allowance included.

e.g. the 69kg Gi weight category means a combined net weight (including Gi) of under 69kg. There is no extra weight allowance.

Warning: Competitors weighing-in, on competition day, over their bracket weight limit, will be automatically disqualified from the competition, with no option to compete or get refunded.

Missing weight affects our brackets and risks delaying our schedule. It is the responsibility of the competitor/parent to check the competitor list and ensure they're in the correct division.

Registration details including weight category, can be edited until the last day of registrations.

Please make sure you are registered to the correct weight division.



Competitors should present themselves at the weigh in and uniform inspection station no less than 30min before their scheduled match. Also important to note the schedule is dynamic and changes throughout the day, please check your times regularly to ensure that you do not miss your weigh in and become disqualified.



CLICK HERE to find your age group and match duration 



We allow mixed-gender brackets for kids aged 4yo to 9yo (Mighty Mite and Pee Wee).

All ages above have separate gender brackets.



The BJJAO reserves the right to adjust registrations where appropriate - it is the policy of the BJJAO not to have categories with only one competitor. One competitor categories will be abandoned with the Master competitors being moved down in age to the first available weight category or even to an Adult category. Juveniles may be moved to Adult Categories. Kids will be moved up in age category, however will not be able to compete in Juvenile. The same too goes for a competitor in a single competitor category, they will be merged up in weight to the first available category. On rare occasions competitors who are matched may be merged up to match with a single competitor category.

Competitors realise that they may be merged into another weight, age, belt or even gender category to ensure that they have a match, and that this will be done to the next closest division available, and wave their right for a refund in the event of this occurring! However any competitor that the BJJAO is unable to be merged is eligible to receive a 100% refund (less fees) or credit for a future event.



Competitors are initially grouped strictly by age. If there are not enough competitors of the same age, the competitor will be placed in a age division no greater than 1 year above their own. Divisions can vary based on attendance. For example, Age divisions can be grouped by 1 year: 2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2012-2013, etc.

Round Robin: kids brackets of 3 and 4 competitors will be set as a true Round Robin format. Brackets of 5 competitors or more will be split into 2 pools of round robin brackets and winners of each pool will verse each other for 1st and 2nd place.

Kids brackets of 2 competitors are of Best Of Three format, where the two competitors will fight each other 2 or 3 times to decide the winner.

If there are not enough competitors of the same division, the competitor could be placed in a belt division no greater than 1 rank difference of their own. This is most common with orange and yellow belts being combined when there are not enough competitors in their divisions.


The BJJAO recognises that Black Belts & Head Instructors, will know which is the correct rank to graduate a Junior to in the year they turn 16. No Juveniles or Adults may wear Junior coloured belts (Grey, Yellow, Orange or Green) - Instead they must wear either White, Blue or Purple Belts at their instructors discretion!


Competitors are responsible to ensure they have registered under the correct academy/team name. Once registration is completed this cannot be altered.



Registration details including: age, weight and belt categories, can be edited until midnight of the last day of registrations by clicking the 'Edit' option on your the event link, on your Smoothcomp profile page.

Please make sure you are registered in the correct weight division prior to registrations deadline. No changes will be possible at a later stage.



Competitors shall display excellent hygiene standards. Nails should be trimmed and kept short. Long hair should be tied up. Competitors with skin disorders will be referred to the event medical staff to have the final say whether they compete or not. Protectors - there will be no allowances for head/ear protectors, ankle/feet protectors, knee/elbow braces/protectors and no groin guards. Tapes are allowed. No jewellery to be worn and no hairpins.



The fighter and/or their guardian (if under 18yrs) acknowledges and agrees that the fighter shall be responsible to obtain all or any insurance for loss and/or medical, hospital, life, income protection, personal, property, or any other risk or damage that the fighter may cause or suffer, (whether directly or indirectly) and the fighter covenants that he acknowledges that any failure by the fighter to fully insure himself against any accident, damage, injury, loss, whatsoever, howsoever arising shall be solely at the risk of the fighter.

And the fighter and/or their guardian (if under 18yrs) hereby indemnifies the BJJAO against all and any loss or damage caused directly or indirectly by the fighter’s involvement in the event or contest. Furthermore, the fighter shall make themselves available at BJJAO's discretion to undergo pre and post bout medical examinations, including drug testing, by duly qualified personnel on the day of the event, at the BJJAO’s discretion and shall participate in the event solely at the BJJAO’s discretion, dependent upon the interpretation of the results of those tests at the sole discretion of the BJJAO.


All events have Qualified First Aid Medics, as well as Paramedics who can treat and give pain relief on site, so anyone injured in pain does not need to wait until an ambulance arrives, they can be treated immediately.



Competitors may only receive their medals whilst standing on the podium with the other competitors who placed in their division. If a competitor does not do this they will not receive their medal at a later date and this action may also cause a disciplinary result, potentially banning a competitor from competing in other divisions at the same tournament - due to bad sportsmanship. Competitors that are eligible for a gift, prize, T-shirt or other awards must collect them on the day of the competition. If they are not collected on the day of the tournament, the competitor is forfeiting their right to all gifts, prizes, T-shirts or other awards.



Any competitor that decides to withdraw from the competition prior to the Last Registration deadline, may receive 50% of their fee refunded. Competitors seeking the 50% fee re-compensation must alert the event organisers by email addressed to [email protected] No refund for any cancellation after the last day of registration. No entries will be transferred or credited. There are no refunds or credits for this event, no exceptions. You will not be entitled to a refund or credit, regardless of whether or not you participate. By paying for your registration you will be put into a bracket and be called to compete on the day of competition. You will lose your first match by disqualification if you do not show up for your match, do not make the minimum qualification for that bracket, or have an injury or other medical condition that will not allow you to compete. This also includes single fighter categories when you are unable to be merged into another division, or your opponent/s have withdrawn from your division. This also includes divisions where all other opponents withdraw, are disqualified or absent and only one competitor remains. In this instance, the single competitor will gain points to be recognised, as well as team points, and be awarded the Gold Medal on the podium, and declared the winner.



Registrants and competitors can change their division manually through their Smoothcomp profile. This can and must be done before registrations close. Competitors who are from the same team that may be matched or merged, once registration has closed will not be eligible for a refund and will be unable to have their division changed. If competitors in this situation do not compete they will be disqualified and will not receive medals, ranking & team points as well as any gifts or awards associated with that division.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us on [email protected]


Cavanbah Centre »
249 Ewingsdale Rd
Timezone: Australia/Sydney

Cancel/Refund policy


  • Boys Gi 65 AUD
  • Girls Gi 65 AUD
  • Juvenile Boys Gi 65 AUD
    16-17 years
  • Juvenile Girls Gi 65 AUD
    16-17 years
  • Male Gi 75 AUD
    18 years and older
  • Male Open Weight Gi | Cash Division* 20 AUD
  • Female Gi 75 AUD
    18 years and older
  • Female Open Weight Gi | Cash Division* 20 AUD
  • Boys No-Gi 65 AUD
  • Girls No-Gi 65 AUD
  • Juvenile Boys No-Gi 65 AUD
    16-17 years
  • Juvenile Girls No-Gi 65 AUD
    16-17 years
  • Male No-Gi 75 AUD
    18 years and older
  • Male Open Weight No-Gi 20 AUD
  • Female No-Gi 75 AUD
    18 years and older
  • Female Open Weight No-Gi 20 AUD
    18 years and older
    18 years and older
    18 years and older
    18 years and older