Thanks for a great show! See ya next time.
November 15, 2014: Thanksgiving Throwdown
Submission only: no points, no advantages, no Referee Decisions!
No time limit finals! (BOTH Gi & NoGi Divisions)
Venue: Benfield Sportscenter, 1031 Benfield Blvd. Millersville, MD 21108
ON-SITE REGISTRATION: $80 for 1 division / $100 for 2 divisions (CASH only) -- 11/14 & 11/15
Friday: from 6-8 pm @ the venue.
Saturday: (8-9 am: kids/teens) / (8am -12pm: adult gi) / (8am -3pm: adult nogi)
When you pre-register 2 or more family members or teammates on the same invoice, you automatically receive an additional $5 discount per division.
TEAM DISCOUNT: Bring a team of 10 or more guys. Each competitor pays only: $60 for 1 division or $80 for 2 divisions. To take advantage of this ALL competitors from your team MUST pre-register online; but DON'T pay online. You will pay your discounted team price at the door when you arrive to weigh-in. CASH ONLY.
COLLEGE STUDENT DISCOUNT: Any college student who registers on-site with a current college id-card will pay only $60 for 1 division; or $80 for 2 divisions. This offer is only valid for on-site registration only. A current college id-card is required.
At-The-Door Spectator Tickets: $15
Spectator tickets purchased at night-before weigh-ins or the day of the tournament are $15. Children 7 yrs old and under get in The Good Fight for free! Children 8-12 yrs old are $10.
FRIDAY - Night Before Weigh-Ins: 6-8 pm
Night before weigh-ins will be held at the hosting venue. Weigh-ins will be open to all competitors. DO NOT BE LATE; scales will close at 8 pm Friday night.
SATURDAY - Day Of Weigh-Ins
If you cannot make it Friday night for weigh-ins, you can weigh-in on Saturday starting at 8 am. Adults can show up earlier than their recommended weigh-in time if they like; but they are not required to. Competitors DO NOT have to weigh-in with their Gi on.
IMPORTANT: You MUST be on time! When planning drive time please take into account traffic and the possibility of getting lost so you are not late. If you are late for weigh-ins you will be disqualified. Below are the times when the scales close for each group:
*Scales close at 9 am for ALL kids & teen competitors.
*Scales close at 12 noon for ALL adult Gi competitors.
*Scales close at 3 pm for ALL adult NoGi competitors.
All pre-registered competitors will receive a free tournament tee shirt when they arrive to check-in for the tournament. The Good Fight does order extra tee shirts. Additional tee shirts will be available for sale for $15. They are available on a first come, first serve basis.
1st, 2nd & 3rd place custom-medals are awarded to placewinners.
Re-visit this section the DAY BEFORE the tournament. Any adjustments will be posted here.
8:00 am: Weigh-In scales open
9:00 am: Weigh-ins CLOSE for all kids/teens
9:00 am: Rules meeting for kids & teens
9:30 am: Kids Advanced Gi
9:45 am: Kids Intermediate Gi
10:00 am: Kids Beginner & Novice Gi
10:30 am: Teens Gi
10:45 am: Kids Advanced NoGi
11:00 am: Kids Intermediate NoGi
11:15 am: Kids Beginner & Novice NoGi
11:45 am: Teens NoGi
12:00 pm: Weigh-ins CLOSE for adult Gi
12:00 pm: Rules meeting for adults
12:15 pm: All-Star Invitational Matches
12:45 pm: Female Gi divisions start
1:00 pm: Brown/Black Gi divisions start
1:15 pm: Purple belt Gi divisions start
1:30 pm: Blue belt Gi divisions start
2:00 pm: White belt Gi divisions start
3:00 pm: Scales CLOSE for adult NoGi
3:00 pm: Female NoGi divisions start
3:15 pm: Brown/Black NoGi divisions start
3:30 pm: Purple NoGi divisions start
3:45 pm: Blue NoGi divisions start
4:00 pm: White NoGi divisions start
During the tournament brackets will come out in the same order as the tournament divisions are scheduled above.
You will not be able to see what your bracket looks like until approximately 30 mintues before you division start time. (Please do not look for your bracket online because we do not post them online, they are actually made the day of the tournament.)
Brackets are put together throughout the day and their completion times are in accordance with the tournamnet schedule you see above.
When you are at the tournament please do not freak out if you don't see your name on a set of brackets. Look at the bracket very closely and take your time to determine if it is indeed the bracket you should be in in.
At the tournament, if you are still confused or have a specific question please see The Good Fight mat manager.