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Athletes shall receive classification and points on the Visually Impaired National Roster based on their finishes in various national and international events as indicated in the table given below.

Summary of the system

  • Athletes who medal in A+ level events will earn A+ level classification.
  • Athletes who medal in A level events, will earn A level classification.
  • Similarly, for other level events.
  • In events where 5th place is recognized by USA Judo protocol, athletes will be classified one level below the event classification, i.e. 5th place in a B level event will earn C level classification.
  • In all able-bodied events, classification and points are earned in the highest senior-level divisions at those events, in weight categories that are tracked by USA Judo.
  • Athletes must win at least one match (no byes, no walkovers) in order to obtain senior points.
  • Ties will be broken through the tie break criteria.
  • Both Points and Classification earned at a particular event are current for a maximum of one year, or on anniversary date of that event (if a regularly scheduled annual event) if its anniversary occurs in less than a year. 
  • Both Points and Classification earned at a particular event are current for a maximum of one year, or on anniversary date of that event (if a regularly scheduled annual event) if its anniversary occurs in less than a year.  If any of the following regularly scheduled annual events are held within 30 days of the anniversary date, the points and classification earned from that event will remain on the roster until the following year's event: 
    • USA Judo Senior National Championships
    • USA Judo Visually Impaired National Championships
    • Senior U.S. Open
    • Visually Impaired U.S. Open
    • National President's Cup Championships
  • As a clarification, please note that athletes who place fourth in a round robin division will receive third place points on the appropriate roster as long as the athlete wins at least one match, per above.
  • In order to receive a ranking on the USA Judo Visually Impaired National Roster, an athlete must be eligible to represent the United States in Olympic or World Championship competition.


Visually Impaired Player Matrix of Events

A+ Level  Class  1st  Points  2nd  Points  3rd  Points  5th  Points 
IJF World Championships (WC) A+ A+ 20 A+ 12 A+ B A 4
IBSA World Championships for the Blind (VIWC) A+ A+ 20 A+ 12 A+ B A 4
Moscow International (MOS) A+ A+ 20 A+ 12 A+ B A 4
Paris International (PAR) A+ A+ 20 A+ 12 A+ B A 4
Summer Olympic Games (OLY) A+ A+ 20 A+ 12 A+ B A 4
Summer Paralympic Games (PLY) A+ A+ 20 A+ 12 A+ B A 4
All IJF Grand Slam Tournaments A+ A+ 20 A+ 12 A+ B A 4
IJF Masters Championships (MC) A+ A+ 20 A+ 12 A+ B A 4
A Level  Class  1st  Points  2nd  Points  3rd  Points  5th  Points 
Austrian Open (LEO) A A 15 A 9 A 6 B 3
Belarus Open (BLR) A A 15 A 9 A 6 B 3
Bulgarian Open (BUL) A A 15 A 9 A 6 B 3
Citta' di Roma (CDR) A A 15 A 9 A 6 B 3
Czech Open (CZE) A A 15 A 9 A 6 B 3
Dutch Open (DUT) A A 15 A 9 A 6 B 3
Estonian Open (EST) A A 15 A 9 A 6 B 3
Hungaria Cup (HUN) A A 15 A 9 A 6 B 3
Kano Cup (KAN) A A 15 A 9 A 6 B 3
Poland (Warsaw) Open A A 15 A 9 A 6 B 3
Tblissi International (TBL) A A 15 A 9 A 6 B 3
All EJU A Level Events A A 15 A 9 A 6 B 3
All IJF Grand Prix Tournaments A A 15 A 9 A 6 B 3
B Level  Class  1st  Points  2nd  Points  3rd  Points  5th  Points
Bonn, German (BON) B B 10 B 6 B 4 C 2
Belgian Open (BEL) B B 10 B 6 B 4 C 2
British Open (BR) B B 10 B 6 B 4 C 2
Canadian Rendez Vous (CAN) B B 10 B 6 B 4 C 2
Cuban Intl Women's Tourn. (CUBW) B B 10 B 6 B 4 C 2
Finnish Open (FIN) B B 10 B 6 B 4 C 2
Jose Ramon Rodrigues Int (CUB) B B 10 B 6 B 4 C 2
Korean Open (KOR) B B 10 B 6 B 4 C 2
Pan American Games (PAG) B B 10 B 6 B 4 C 2
Pan American Championships (PAC) B B 10 B 6 B 4 C 2
Swedish Open (SWE) B B 10 B 6 B 4 C 2
USA Judo US Open (USO) B B 10 B 6 B 4 C 2
Tre Torri International (TRE) B B 10 B 6 B 4 C 2
All EJU B Level Events B B 10 B 6 B 4 C 2
C Level  Class  1st  Points  2nd  Points  3rd  Points  5th  Points 
Pacific Rim Judo Championships (PR) C C 5 C 3 C 2 D 1
U.S. Senior Nationals (USN) C C 5 C 3 C 2 D 1
USA Judo National President's Cup Championships (PRE) C C 5 C 3 C 2 D 1
IBSA Pan American Games (VIPAG) C C 5 C 3 C 2 D 1
D Level  Class  1st  Points  2nd  Points  3rd  Points  5th  Points 
Dallas Invitational (DAL) D D 3 D 2 D 1 X X
Liberty Bell Classic (LIB) D D 3 D 2 D 1 X X
San Jose Buddhist Sensei Memorial Tournament (SJM) D D 3 D 2 D 1 X X
US Senior Nationals VI Division (VIUSN) D D 3 D 2 D 1 X X
President's Cup VI Divisions (VI PRE) D D 3 D 2 D 1 X X
IBSA Pan American Champsionship (VIPAN) D D 3 D 2 D 1 X X
German Open for the Blind (VIGER) D D 3 D 2 D 1 X X
Pajulhati Games (VIFIN) D D 3 D 2 D 1 X X
US International Championship for the Blind (VIUSO) D D 3 D 2 D 1 X X
Lithuanian Open for the Blind (VILTU) D D 3 D 2 D 1 X X
Tournament for the Blind not listed (VITNL) D D 3 D 2 D 1 X X
E Level  Class  1st  Points  2nd  Points  3rd  Points  5th  Points 
Continental Crown (CC) E E 3 E 2 E 1 X X
Florida Judo Open (FLO) E E 3 E 2 E 1 X X
Irwin Cohen Memorial (MWC) E E 3 E 2 E 1 X X
Morris Cup (MOR) E E 3 E 2 E 1 X X
National Collegiate Judo Association Championships (NCJA) E E 3 E 2 E 1 X X
Pedro's Judo Challenge (PED) E E 3 E 2 E 1 X X
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