1. Athlete Submits (physical or *verbal tap)
*Screaming out or audible expression of pain
2. Referee Stoppage
This will be done for Safety or Rule violation.
3. Coach Stoppage
This will apply to the Youth and Junior divisions only.
Proving Grounds will feature both Gi and No-Gi competition. Each bracket will operate with a full round robin format. Brackets exceeding (6) competitors may be split to make (2) or more brackets.
Proving Grounds runs in a round robin format. Competitors will face every athlete in his/her bracket. There are no points awarded within a match. Points are only awarded based on the outcome of a match: 3 points for a win (submission), 1 point for a draw (1 point goes to each competitor), and 0 for a loss. In case of a disqualification, the offended will be awarded 3 points, and the offender awarded 0 points. At the end of the competition, the “per match average points” are tallied for each competitor. Important note: In order to be in contention for a podium placing, the competitor must compete with over 50% of the competitors in his/her bracket.