Understanding Brackets

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 minutes 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 tournament schedule you see above.

If you don't see your name on a set of brackets, DO NOT PANIC. Calmly and patiently, look through the brackets posted on the wall. Take your time to read each division, weight class and age category to determine if it is indeed the bracket you should be in.If you are still confused, have a specific question about your bracket or don't see your name, please see one of our helpful staff and they will assist you.

Please take the time to familiarize yourself with how our brackets work.

2-Man Bracket

Our 2 man bracket will be built as a 'best 2 out of 3' winner. So you would fight the same guy up to 3 times. Whoever wins 2 matches 1st is the winner.

3-Man Bracket

A 3-man round robin bracket is used when 3 competitors are in a weight-class. This means that all competitors will fight each other. Most times the result is 1 competitor wins 2 bouts, which places him as the 1st place winner. The competitor who won 1 bout places 2nd. The 3rd competitor defaults to 3rd place.

However, sometimes there is the situtation where each of the 3 competitors wins 1 bout. In this situation the criteria used for 1st place is the whoever has the fastest submission in regulation time. 2nd place in the 2nd fastest submission in regulation time.

In the rare case where all 3 bouts go into overtime, the criteria used to determine 1st place will be the competitor who ends sudden death with the quickest time.