U.S. Open Earns G-2 Rating

March 30, 2012, 5:10 p.m. (ET)

For the fourth consecutive year, the U.S. Open has received a G-2 rating from the World Taekwondo Federation. A G-2 rating means that prestigious international opens such as the U.S. Open carry more weight toward world-ranking points for participants of those events. The 2012 U.S. Open will be held Feb. 21-24 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Below is some pertinent information and important deadlines leading up to the event. 

In order to receive the "Early Kick" discounted registration fee ($100 for first event/$25 for each additional event) payment must be made through the Hang-A-Star system (www.usat.hangastar.com)  by Tuesday, January 31st. In order to avoid delays at check-in/weigh-in, participants should upload their black belt certificate and photo to the USAT membership profile before arriving in Las Vegas. 

Spectator tickets may be purchased in advance for a discount, including the All-Event Pass which entitles the holder to entry all four days for just $25. Click this link to order: http://usa-taekwondo.us/events/8350/page/13398

The 2012 U.S. Open in Las Vegas will be utilizing the Daedo-Truescore scoring system and all participants will be lent the Daedo hogus for the competition prior to their matches. However, the Daedo foot socks must be purchased by each competitor PRIOR to the event. Daedo-Truescore will have a LIMITED number of foot socks on-site for sale. It is suggested you purchase your foot socks prior to arriving in Las Vegas. To purchase the Daedo foot socks click: http://truescore116.corecommerce.com/E-Sparring-Equipment/E-Foot-Gear-p24.html

All participants must have WTF-certified equipment, including both red AND blue headgear. USA Taekwondo will NOT be supplying headgear, athletes must provide their own

Senior division participants ARE NOT allowed to switch weight divisions from the ones they have registered for. If you do not make the weight you registered for you will not be allowed to participate. There will be NO REFUNDS for those who don't make their registered weight

Please refer to the U.S. Open Event Schedule for check-in/weigh-in times and competition dates. For all other areas, refer to the U.S. Open Events page or contact Travis Oosthoek at travis.oosthoek@usa-taekwondo.us.  

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