North and Central American Junior Championships

Irving, Texas

June 30, 2013 4:05 p.m. (ET)



1.        Technical Information


1.1      This event is a PJC Event based on the rules of the IJF, hosted by USA Judo


1.2       Date:  June 30, 2013


1.3       Venue: Irving Convention Center, Irving, TX, USA


1.4       Participation

All the following conditions must be met in full for an individual to be considered eligible to participate in this Championship:


a) Born 1993 - 1995 or 1996 - 1998.


b) Hold a valid membership issued by a National Federation currently affiliated to the



c) Pay the appropriate entry fees within the time deadline outlined in this document d) Check-in properly at Registration (see schedule for dates and times)

e) Provide photographic proof of identity using valid and current passport or National

ID Card.


f) Be properly registered by their National Federation

  1.4.1 Nationality

Proof of identity,   passport or a National ID Card from the country, and the IJF accreditation card .If a competitor has more than one nationality, such competitor can only represent one country and thereafter may not represent any other country, until after a period of one (1) year has elapsed. If the two federations concerned desire, they can ask the IJF to reduce or even to suppress this delay in conformity with the Sport and Organization Rules of the IJF.


1.4.2 Insurance

Participants themselves, competitors and team officials, must assume all responsibility for accident and health insurance as well as the civil liabilities (third party cover). They must have insurance either held personally in the form of specific insurance cover or travel cover (that does not excludeparticipating in judo competition) or as part of their National Federation insurance

arrangements. Neither IJF, USA Judo nor any third party organizers accepts liability for anyclaims of illness, injury or death.


1.5        Age and Contest Duration

CADETS Sub 18 (15-16-17 YEARS 1996 - 1997 - 1998).



-40 Kg., -44 Kg., -48 Kg., -52 Kg., -57 Kg, -63 Kg., -70 Kg. and +70Kg


-50 Kg., -55 Kg., -60 Kg., -66 Kg., -73 Kg., -81 Kg., -90 Kg. and +90Kg


JUNIOR Sub 21 (18-19 - 20 YEARS          1993 - 1994 - 1995).



-44 Kg., -48 Kg., -52 Kg., -57 Kg., -63 Kg., -70 Kg., -78 Kg. and +78Kg


-55 Kg., -60 Kg., -66 Kg., -73 Kg., -81 Kg., -90 Kg., -100 Kg. and +100Kg


Four Minutes competition time for all categories


1.5.1  Golden score rule

The Golden Score rule will apply.


1.6      Competition rules of individual events

IJF Competition rules will apply.


1.6.1    Competition System

Categories having five (5) competitors or less:  round robin pool

Categories having six (6) competitors or more; knockout system with double repechage will be used.


1.6.2    Medals

Medals will be awarded for first, second and third (2 thirds).

1.6.3   Weigh-in

The weigh-in will take place on Saturday June 29 from 11:00am-2:00pm. Scales for unofficial weightcontrol will be available throughout the Championships. For exact location of  weigh-in’s see notice atRegistration.


Each competitor will bring to the weigh-in his or her accreditation card issued at

Registration and passport.


Competitors presenting themselves after the closing of the weigh-in, cannot participate in competition.


Those USA Judo Junior Olympic National or International competitors also participating at the North Central American Championships held on Sunday, July 30 will not have to re- weigh.


1.6.4    Draw

The draws will take place at 7:00pm on Saturday, June 29 at the Marriott hotel.


1.6.5    Seeding

There will be no seeding for this event.


1.7       Judogi

The white and blue judogi are mandatory and competitors must have both types.


1.8       Back Patch.

IJF back patches are NOT required for this event.


1.9       Particular rules for women competitors.

The women competitor must wear a white non-transparent short sleeve t-shirt. The bra must not have any hardpieces. Long hair has to be bound with an elastic band. Make-up and jewelry are prohibited. The nails have to becut short. 

1.10     Entry fees

National Federation or competitors themselves will have to pay entry fees of $25.00 per athlete by June 29.


1.11     Entry and Registration information

Please use the appropriate forms attached.  Entries for individuals should be submitted by the National Federation.  All delegation members are required to go through accreditation.


1.12     Media accreditation

Please contact USA Judo at 719-866-4730 or for credentials. All media mustcome by headquarter hotel to pick up in person their accreditation. All media must show proof of their media outlet.

1.14 Championships Schedule (including information for USA Judo Junior Olympic Nationals, USA Judo Junior Olympic International and the North/Central American Championships





Thursday, June 27, 2013                  The Marriott Hotel


11:00a.m. – 4:00 p.m.                        Tournament check-in and registration for ALL competitors Athletes

MUST register in person.

11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.                     Weigh-ins for Juvenile A, B and Intermediate 2 Categories

6:30-8:00p.m.                         Referees Meeting

6:00-7:00 p.m.                        Technical Officials Meeting

7:00 -8:00 p.m.                       Coaches meeting/Draw for Juv. A & B, Int. 2


Friday, June 28, 2013


8:00 a.m.                                 Doors open

8:45 a.m.                                 Opening Ceremonies

9:00 a.m.                                 Competition begins for Juvenile A, B and Intermediate 2


11:00am – 2:00pm                            Weigh-ins for Bantam, Intermediate 1 and IJF-Junior at the  Irving

Convention Center

Registration & weigh in for International Categories at the Irving

Convention   Center.

7:00pm                                    Draw for  Bantam, Intermediate 1 and IJF Junior Categories at the

Marriott Hotel


Saturday June 29, 2013


8:00 a.m.                                 Doors open/Referee

9:00 a.m.                                 Competition begins – Bantam, Intermediate 1 and IJF-Junior


11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.                       Registration and Weigh in for International Categories and

North/Central American Championship at Irving Convention


7:00 p.m.                                 Draw for all International categories at Marriott Hotel


Sunday, June 30, 2013

8:00 a.m.                                 Doors open/Referee meeting at venue

9:00 a.m.                                 Competition begins- all International categories

All medalists must wear full white judogi during medal ceremony and not track suit tops etc. Flags ofnations may NOT be held on the podium.


2.     Referee


2.1.    Each participating National Federation must be accompanied by a minimum of one referee  having PJC Continental A or B license.


2.2.   All travel, accommodation and meals costs for referees will be the   full responsibility of their NationalFederation.


2.3.   Referee meeting will take place on Thursday, 6/27 at 6:30-8:00 pm and Friday 6/28 at

8:00am.  Attendance at these meetings is mandatory.


2.4.   Registration Forms A and B, with referee information must be sent to

Championships Organizing by the applicable due dates.


2.5.  IJF Competition Rules will apply.


3.     Coaching



Chairs for two coaches per each competition mat, for the blue and the white side, will be provided.



The coach is responsible for his athlete’s conduct from entering the      competition venue untilleaving it, before and after each contest. Coaching will be strictly limited to communication with athlete, tactical advice, encouragement, instructions in unexpected situations, as injury, etc. The coach will remain seated on his chair throughout the contest.


Forbidden behavior of a coach:

-    Any comments on or criticism of the referees´ verdicts.

-     Demanding correction of the referees´ decisions

-    Any abusive gestures toward referees, officials, or public

-     Touching, hitting, kicking, etc. any equipment

-    Any kind of behavior showing disrespect to the opponent,

-    referees, officials, opponent’s coach, his own athlete, the public, etc.

    Dress code:

- Elimination rounds: national track suit with trousers reaching   down to shoes.

- For the final block program (TV time): jacket suit with tie.

The following are forbidden at any time: shorter trousers, undressed upper body, any kind of head caps and cover, jeans, sweaters or similar sports unrelated dress, flip-flops.


3.3.       PENALTIES

Any coach who infringes upon these rules will be disqualified from accompanying his athletes tocompetition area and taking up coach’s chair until the end of event (not only for the particular day).


4.      Organizing Committee

USA Judo

1 Olympic Plaza

Colorado Springs, Colorado 80909

719-866-4730 telephone

719-866-4733  fax



FAX:   719-866.4733



5.      Official Hotel

Marriott Dallas Las Colinas

223 West Las Colinas Blvd. Irving, Texas 75039


6.    Panamerican Judo Confederation Membership & Fee’s

PJC fee’s will be collected during accreditation.  All athletes and officials will be required to

pay during accreditation:


$20.00  athlete

$30.00  official


7.    Entry Due Dates

All entries are due by the dates below.  Please send all forms and payment by:


Entry by Number (Form A)                                       due June 3, 2013

Entry by Name (Form B)                                           due June 10, 2013



 8.   Transportation

Ground Transportation: Ground transportation between DFW airport and the headquarter hotel will be providedfor international delegations only.  Notice must be sent to USA Judo prior to June 1. The

headquarter hotel and the venue are within walking distance.

Air Transportation: The nearest airport – Dallas/Ft. Worth (DFW) – is located approximately

15 minutes from the host hotel.

The headquarter hotel and the venue are within walking distance.


9.    VISA

Visas are the responsibility of the participants themselves.


As always, we stand ready, willing and able to assist your coaches and athletes secure a visa to attend any eventUSA Judo hosts in our country.


If you need assistance, please contact us to the attention of Laura Diaz at USAJUDO@USAJUDO.US . Please send Laura the names of those wishing to travel, as well as their date of birth and passport number.


We will then work with our United States Olympic Committee's Government Relations office in WashingtonDC to support your visa request. Please make sure that you immediately request an appointment with the USA Embassy in your country in order to accelerate the process.


Payment can also be made by wire transfer to the following bank account:

Please note – there is a $15 Wire Transfer Fee


JP Morgan Chase Bank, NA

402 N. Tejon St. Colorado Springs, CO 80903


Swift: CHASUS33

Account: 080140153   (United States Judo Inc.) RoutingNumber: 102001017