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Thanksgiving Throwdown
November 11, 2023

Venue: Benfield Sportscenter, 1031 Benfield Blvd. Millersville, MD 21108

On-Site Registration is OPEN Saturday, at the venue!

ALL on-site transactions need to be satisfied in CASH ONLY!

(this includes: spectator tickets, on-site registration & add-on divisions.)

Please note: You must make any change requests for your division BEFORE you weigh-in.
NO CHANGE REQUESTS for divisions will be made AFTER your registration card has been processed at weigh-in. Once you weigh-in, there are NO CHANGES that can be made.

Benfield Sportscenter PARKING Info -- PLEASE READ --

  • Our parking lot has a limited capacity. Please use the map below to see alternative parking areas and consider carpooling.
  • Do not park outside of marked parking spaces in our lot. Doing so disrupts the flow of traffic and will result in your car being towed.
  • Do not park in zones marked with red.
  • Please respect our neighboring businesses and do not park in labeled parking spots. Doing so will result in your car being towed. 

Pre-Paid Online w/Credit Card

$70 for 1 division
$90 for 2 divisions

Free Rashguard


Pre-Paid Online w/Credit Card

$85 for 1 division
$105 for 2 divisions

Free Rashguard


Cash Registration Pay at the Door

$105 for 1 division
$125 for 2 divisions

OPEN at the venue:


FREE Rashguards - Special Limited Offer!

FREE Rashguard to ALL
Pre-Registered Competitors!

To redeem your free rashguard, you MUST...

  • pre-register online.
  • be ON-SITE to collect your free rashguard.
  • understand that sizes/styles are subject to availability.

Retail Price: $55

*YOURS FREE when you pre-register online.
** Please note: this free rashguard is in lieu of the free t-shirt.

Win 1st Place: If you win 1st place in your bracket, you qualify to compete free of charge at
Sub-Only Worlds on December 9, 2023. CLICK HERE for more info.

Sub-Only WORLDS Team Qualifier: If your team wins the 1st place team championship award,
your entire team qualifies to compete free of charge at Sub-Only Worlds on December 9, 2023.
CLICK HERE for more info

AWARDS: 1st, 2nd & 3rd place custom-medals are awarded to place-winners for each bracket.

TEAM AWARDS: 1 team awards will given out to the team champion on the tournament.

DIVISIONS AVAILABLE: BOTH Gi & NoGi divisions are available!

  • Kids & Teens Gi & NoGi divisions which are broken up by AGE, SKILL LEVEL & WEIGHT.
  • Female Gi & NoGi divisions are available for adults ages 16 years and older.
  • Men Adult (16-29 years) divisions are available for white, blue & purple belts.
  • Men Executive (30-39 years) divisions are available white & blue belts.
  • Men Masters (40+ years) divisions are available for white & blue belts.
  • Men Executive & Masters (30+ years) division is available for purple belts.
  • A combined age category of 18 yrs. & up is available for brown & black belt in Gi and NoGi.

Tournament Schedule

7:30 am: Scales OPEN for Kids/Teens ONLY

8:30 am: Scales CLOSE for ADVANCED and

9:00 am: Scales CLOSE for BEGINNER kids/teens

9:15 am: Kids Advanced Gi
9:30 am: Kids Intermediate Gi
9:45 am: Kids Beginner/Novice Gi
10:15 am: Teens Gi
11:00 am: Kids Advanced/Intermediate NoGi
11:30 am: Kids Beginner & Novice NoGi
12:00 pm: Teens NoGi

9:00 am: Scales OPEN for Adult competitors

12:00 noon: Scales CLOSE for adult Gi
1:00 pm: Female Gi
1:15 pm: Brown/Black belt Gi
1:30 pm: Purple belt Gi
2:00 pm: Blue belt Gi
3:00 pm: White belt Gi divisions start

2:00 pm: Scales CLOSE for adult NoGi
4:00 pm: Female NoGi
4:15 pm: Brown/Black belt NoGi
4:30 pm: Purple belt NoGi
5:00 pm: Blue belt NoGi
5:45 pm: White belt NoGi

Spectator Tickets

Please follow the schedule listed on this page and arrive during the start time-frame of the competitor you are watching.

Tickets will NOT be mailed to you.
All tickets are will-call and can be picked up
when you arrive at the tournament.

On-Site Ticket Pricing Below:

Tickets may be Purchased On-Site,
the Day of the Tournament.

Payment is CASH ONLY

$15 for ages (13 yrs & older)
$10 for ages (8-12 yrs)
Free for ages & yrs and younger.

Payment is CASH ONLY


Competitors weigh-in without the gi.
There is a 1 lb allowance given for each weight-class.

  • If you weigh in at 1.2 lbs over you'll have to lose the .2 lbs to make weight.
  • If you don't make weight you move you up to the next weight-class after you weigh-in.

You can step on the scale as many times as you need to until the scales close.

There will NOT be night-before weigh-ins.

SATURDAY: Weigh-Ins Schedule

  • 8:30 am: scales close for ADV/INT kids/teens
  • 9 am: scales close for BEGINNER kids/teens
  • 12 noon: scales close for adult Gi
  • 2 pm: scales close for adult NoGi

Note: if you are competing in both gi & nogi divisions you only weigh-in once during your scheduled gi weigh-in time.

  • The nogi time-slot is only for adult that are just doing NoGi.

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.


Family Discounts

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 Discounts: Bring a team of 10 or more.

$60 for 1 division
$80 for 2 divisions

To receive the team discount you MUST pre-register online and do these 3 things:

  • Select the "Pay with Cash/Check" option.
  • Click "continue" to submit your pre-reg.
  • Pay CASH ONLY when you arrive to weigh-in.

  • College, Military & 1st Responder Discounts

$5 OFF each division you register for.

Register online & use the coupon code below that is for you. You will need to show your ID upon check-in.

  • college
  • military
  • responder

You MUST register and pay online
by the early-bird pricing deadline to receive $5 off each division.
You'll pay $65 for 1 division or $80 for 2 divisions.

You MUST register and pay online by the late pricing deadline to receive $5 off each division.
You'll pay $80 for 1 division or $95 for 2 divisions.

If you DO NOT pay online with your credit card you would receive $10 off the on-site price point.
You'll pay cash at-the-door of $95 for 1 division or
$115 for 2 divisions.