Versus Grappling Tournaments for 2015
The Origin BJJ competition team has been nice and active over the last few months. It would be great to see that continue into 2015. Competing can be expensive, and not everyone has the time or resources to travel to Birmingham, Nottingham, Glasgow or the other competition “hubs” to compete. It’s no fun travelling all that way to find out that you’ve only got one match, either.
That’s why we’re planning five tournaments with Versus Grappling this year. These tournaments will be held locally, and will have affordable entry fees. They’ll be repêchage, so win or lose you’re guaranteed at least two matches. This gives everyone a chance to test their skills in competition against people of their own size and ability from local clubs.
If you’re entering a competition for the first time, then joining a local event is a good way to find out whether you enjoy the feeling and atmosphere of a competition. You’ll have the support of your team mates, and there will be plenty of upper belts on hand to offer advice and encouragement.
The schedule for 2015 is:
|8th March 2015||Newcastle BJJ Open Spring Tournament (Gi)|
|9th May 2015||Versus Grappling 6 (No-gi)|
|11th July 2015||Newcastle BJJ Open Autumn Tournament (Gi)|
|3rd October 2015||Versus Grappling 7 (No-gi)|
|5th December 2015||Newcastle BJJ Open Winter Tournament (Gi)|
For a full overview of the year, including other competitions further afield, check our competition calendar. Good luck, wherever you choose to step on the mats!