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Rules

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:
2017 American Grappling Federation Rulebook
Revised: December 2016

What’s new in 2017

We’ve made quite a few changes this year to our rules. Here’s what’s changed:

  • No Gi Kid’s Advanced division is now 2-4 years, and the Pro division is now 4+ years.
  • Juvenile and Adult No Gi now have a Novice (< 6 months) division.
  • Kids and Teens are not allowed to jump guard.
    Juveniles and Adults are not allowed to jump guard until Intermediate (No Gi) and Blue Belt (Gi).
  • No Gi Advanced Teen divisions can now perform Banana Splits.
  • Adult Beginner and Intermediate divisions are now 5 minute matches.

Weighing In

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.

Team Points

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.

Tie Breaker

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