FRIDAY - Night Before Weigh-Ins & ON-SITE Registration 5 - 8 pm: CASH ONLY Night before weigh-ins and on-site registration will be held at each tournament venue. Weigh-ins will be open to all competitors regardless if they have pre-registered. DO NOT BE LATE; scales will close at 8 pm on all Friday night-before weigh-ins!


SATURDAY - Weigh-Ins & ON-SITE Registration CASH ONLY If you cannot make it on Friday for weigh-ins, you can weigh-in on Saturday starting at 8 am. Adults can always show up earlier than their recommended weigh-in time if they like; but they are not required to. Competitors DO NOT have to weigh-in with  their Gi on. You MUST be ON TIME! When planning drive time for your trip you MUST take into account traffic and the possibility of getting lost so you are not late. If you are late for weigh-ins you wil be disqualified. IMPORTANT: The following times are when scales close:


  • Scales close at 9 am for ALL Kids & Teen competitors.
  • Scales close at 12 noon for ALL Adult Gi competitors.
  • Scales close at 2 pm for ALL Adult No-Gi competitors.




Choose from the following 3 Closest Hotels:


Impala Island Inn

1001 Ocean Ave.

Ocean City, NJ  08226

609-399-7500  
www.impalaislandinn.com


Pavilion Motor Lodge

801 Atlantic Ave.

Ocean City, NJ  08226

609-399-8080  
www.pavilionmotorlodge.com


Forum Motor Inn

800-814 Atlantic Ave.

Ocean City, NJ  08226

609-399-8700  
www.theforuminoc.homestead.com

Date: Saturday, May 14

Venue: Ocean City High School

Address: 510 Atlantic Ave. Ocean City, NJ 08226




On-Site Registration 
is CASH ONLY May 13-14


1 Division is $80

2 Divisions (both Gi & No-Gi) is $100


Tournament Schedule


8-9:  On-Site Reg. & Weigh-Ins for Kids/Teens.

10:  Start of Kids and Teens.

11-12:  On-Site Reg. & Weigh-Ins for Adult Gi.

1:00  Start of Adult Gi

1-2:  On-Site Reg. & Weigh-Ins for Adult No-Gi.

3:00  Start of Adult No-Gi





PARKING:

The parking lot directly across from the front of the high school will be a flat rate parking fee.  There is street parking with meter charge (with various charges - $.25 for half hour or an hour) depending on the area.  Then there is parking without meter which is further away from the board walk if you don’t mind a three or four block walk (not very far-nice walk).  There is also a free municipal parking lot between 5th & 6th St. which can be entered from Asbury or West Ave, only 3-4 blocks from High School (next to the fire station). 


At-the-Door Spectator Tickets


Spectator Tickets purchased the night before or the day of the event will be $15...CASH ONLY


When you go through the online Pre-Reg process you will have the opportunity to purchase spectator tickets at the $10 discounted rate. If you are not a competitor and would just like to purchase tickets you can do so on our website. If you scroll up on this webpage you will see the ordering link for tickets. Children under 48" get in to all of The Good Fight for free!


PLEASE NOTE: Pre-Purchased spectator tickets MUST BE purchased by Thursday (2 days before the tournament). Tickets are Will-Call only; and will NOT be mailed to you...you will pick them up at the event. (There is a link above to pre-purchase your spectator tickets for only $10)


The Good Fight Tournament Schedule


8 - 9 am:        On-Site Registration and Weigh-Ins for all Kids & Teens.

10 am:        Start of Kids and Teens tournament. Gi divisions go first; then No-Gi.

11 - 12 pm:         On-Site Registration and Weigh-Ins for Adult Gi.

1 pm:                 Start of Adult Gi matches followed by Gi Absolute divisions.

1 - 2 pm:         On-Site Registration and Weigh-Ins for Adult No-Gi.

3 pm:                 Start of Adult No-Gi matches followed No-Gi Absolute divisions.


All competitors have the option of weighing-in on Friday or Saturday. You can weigh-in on Friday; the night before the tournament from 5 -8 pm, or Saturday prior to the start of your division or within the cut-off times described below.



The Good Fight Weigh-Ins & On-Site Registration


FRIDAY - Night Before Weigh-Ins & ON-SITE Registration 5 - 8 pm: Night before weigh-ins and on-site registration will be held at each tournament venue. Weigh-ins will be open to all competitors regardless if they have pre-registered. DO NOT BE LATE; scales will close at 8 pm on all Friday night-before weigh-ins!


SATURDAY - Weigh-Ins & ON-SITE Registration If you cannot make it on Friday for weigh-ins, you can weigh-in on Saturday starting at 8 am. Adults can always show up earlier than their recommended weigh-in time if they like; but they are not required to. Competitors DO NOT have to weigh-in with  their Gi on. You MUST be ON TIME! When planning drive time for your trip you MUST take into account traffic and the possibility of getting lost so you are not late. If you are late for weigh-ins you wil be disqualified. IMPORTANT: The following times are when scales close:


  • Scales close at 9 am for ALL Kids & Teen competitors.
  • Scales close at 12 noon for ALL Adult Gi competitors.
  • Scales close at 2 pm for ALL Adult No-Gi competitors.


Weight Classes for Adult Men (18-29 yrs.) & Executive Men (30 yrs. & up)

The Good Fight is currrently using the International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) weight classes for Adult & Executive divisions for all male competitors. The following are the weight-classes that you will select upon registration.


141 lbs - Light Feather

154 lbs - Feather

167.5 lbs - Light

181 lbs - Middle

194.5 lbs - Medium Heavy

207.5 lbs - Heavy

221 lbs - Super Heavy

221 + lbs - Ultra Heavy


Weight Classes & Bracketing for Kids, Teens and Female Competitors

The Good Fight is currently using what is called: The Madison System for all kids, teens and female competitors. This weight-class and block-bracketing system became a popular tournament format in the world of scholastic wrestling. Because it is a block-bracketing system there are no set-weight classes to sign up for. This allows the tournament director to pair grapplers into brackets based on their actual weight during weigh-ins; the day of the tournament.


This system of block-bracketing prevents competitors from cutting excessive weight since they don’t know the weight classes until after the brackets are posted the day of the tournament. Competitors benefits greatly because it allows them to be paired up with grapplers closest to their actual weight and skill level.


At weigh-ins, each grappler turns in his or her weigh-in card that they receive when they check in at the tournament. After they step on the scale their actual-weight is recorded and written on the top-right side of their weigh-in card.


After the scales close, brackets are built starting with the lightest competitors forming the first weight class and so forth. If there is too large a weight difference between the lightest and heaviest wrestlers in a particular bracket, the bracket is divided into smaller weight classes. The Good Figth will strive to utilize a "10-2" rule where everyone in a bracket is within 10 percent weight and (two years of age for kids and teens).


After the weight classes are determined, each bracket is adjusted by separating competitors from the same school. It is important that ALL competitors from the same school put down the exact same team name or this could cause a problem in the bracketing software when separating teammates. Once a bracket has been rearranged and checked, they are printed out and then posted on the wall. Competitors are then given a chance to look over the brackets. If they find any problems they can bring it to the attention of the tournament director for correction or explanation of why.


Aside from preventing grapplers from cutting weight, the Madison System has other advantages. By striving to put an equal number of competitors in a bracket, it allows almost everyone to have to grapple the same amount of matches to win first place. In many tournaments there is often a wide range in the number of bouts it takes to win 1st place. If there are four wrestlers in a bracket, one would need to win just two bouts. However, a bracket with 36 grapplers might require six or more victories. The Madison System eliminates this situation.