The American Grappling Federation (AGF) has it’s own unique ruleset. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with our tournament’s rules.
The full rulebook can be downloaded here:
American Grappling Federation Rulebook
Revised: December 2017
What’s new in 2018
We’ve made quite a few changes this year to our rules. Here’s what’s changed:
- We changed the experience ranges for Intermediate, Advanced, and Pro divisions. Intermediate is now 1-3 years, Advanced is 3-5 years, and Pro is now 5+ years. This affects everyone competing in No Gi.
- Cups are no longer allowed while competing.
- More detailed explanations for sweeps, take downs, guard pulls, and guard passes.
Weigh ins are performed approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour before the competitor is scheduled to compete.
Competitors competing in both gi and no gi divisions will only be required to weigh in once.
Competitors competing in the gi are NOT required to weigh in with the gi on.
All competitors are given a 1 lb weight allowance.
Points are awarded based on competitor results.
First place – 9 points
Second place – 3 points
Third place – 1 point
Team points are added up to determine winners for the following:
Kids No Gi Division
Kids Gi Division
Adult No Gi Division
Adult Gi Division
Overall Tournament Winner
Team trophies are awarded for First, Second and Third place as well as the Overall Tournament Winner.
In case of a tie for team points, the following tie breaker will be enforced:
1. Most number of gold medals
2. Most number of silver medals
3. Higher belt rank champion
4. Heavier weight class of champion