Competition Opportunities - Seniors
The 2013 events will count toward athlete World Rankings and will remain point-able in the following fashion:
- All Continental Open tournaments listed on the World Tour Calendar are USA Judo Senior B-Level Point Tournaments.
- All Grand Slam and Grand Prix tournaments on the World Tour Calendar are USA Judo Senior A-Level Point Tournaments.
- The Senior World Championships is a USA Judo Senior A+ Level Point Tournament.
Athletes must be current members in good standing with USA Judo. Also, athletes must be aware of the following eligibility criteria that must be met in order to compete on the Tour:
- Athletes seeking to compete in a Grand Prix or Grand Slam event must hold a current USA Judo black belt ranking and meet one of the following criteria:
- Have participated in a Senior Pan American Championships.
- Have participated in a Junior or Senior World Championships.
- Have participated in at least one World Cup during the two years preceding the Grand Prix or Grand Slam event.
- ONLY athletes with at least a B-Level or the current USA Judo Senior National Champion may request to compete in an A-Level or higher event. All rankings referred to herein are off of the USA Judo Senior Elite National Roster dated December 1, 2012. All rankings must be held in the division in which the athlete is seeking to compete. Athletes requesting to compete in A-Level or higher tournaments and who do not meet these criteria must have approval from the USA Judo Athlete Performance Committee.
- Athletes who do not meet the criteria above, but are seeking to petition the USA Judo Athlete Performance Committee, MUST submit their athlete resumé via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 p.m. Mountain Time on December 27, 2012 for consideration.
Note: Athletes who received permission to compete on the World Tour in 2011, but do not meet the criteria listed above MUST reapply. Athletes who were granted to compete on the World Tour in 2012 DO NOT have to reapply.
- Continental Open events will be open to a maximum of four competitors per country. Grand Prix and Grand Slams will be open to a maximum of two competitors per country.