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Athletes shall receive classification and points on the Senior 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 D & E-level 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.
  • All athletes requesting to compete in a B-Level event outside of North America must be ranked on the USA Judo Senior Elite National Roster or have approval from the USA Judo High Performance Committee. 
  • As a clarification on the interpretation of the rules regarding E-Level points, effective Nov. 28, 2006, athletes may have a total of no more than TWO "E" level points on the USA Judo Senior Elite National Roster at any single point in time. Should an athlete compete in the same division at additional "E" level events after he or she already HAS 2 "E" level points, new points earned will be added to the roster and the earliest "E" level points will be removed so that the total never exceeds TWO total "E" level points. If an athlete earns no more than two points during a 365-day period, all points will expire naturally per the USA Judo point classification guidelines.
  • Athletes may have a total of no more than SIX "D" level points on the USA Judo Senior Elite National Roster at any single point in time. Should an athlete compete in the same division at the additional "D" level events after he or she already HAS 6 "D" level point, new points earned will be added to the roster and the earliest "D" level points will be removed so that the total never exceeds SIX total "D" level points. If an athlete earns no more than six points during a 36-day period, all points will expire naturally per the USA Judo point classification guidelines.
  • In order to be ranked on the USA Judo Senior Elite National Roster, all athletes must be current USA Judo members in good standing.
  • All athletes ranked on the USA Judo Junior and Senior Elite National Rosters must be current USA Judo members. In order for an athlete to earn points on the roster, they MUST be a USA Judo member by the end of the event. If an athlete is not a member by the end of the event, the athlete will not be eligible for placement on the roster.

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
  • U.S. Open
  • USA Judo National Junior Olympic Championships
  • USA Judo Youth and Scholastic National Championships
  • USA Judo President's Cup
  • Junior U.S. Open

 

A+ Level

Class

1st

Points

2nd

Points

3rd

Points

5th

Points

IJF World Championships (WC)

A+

A+

20

A+

12

A+

B

A

4

Summer Olympic Games (OLY)

A+

A+

20

A+

12

A+

B

A

4

IJF Masters Championships (MC)

A+

A+

20

A+

12

A+

B

A

4

All IJF Grand Slam Tournaments

A+

A+

20

A+

12

A+

B

A

4

See IJF Calender

                   

A Level

Class

1st

Points

2nd

Points

3rd

Points

5th

Points

All IJF Grand Prix Tournaments

A

A

15

A

9

A

6

B

3

All IJF Continental Cup Tournaments

A

A

15

A

9

A

6

B

3

See IJF Calender

                   

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

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

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

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

                   

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
                   

E Level

Class

1st

Points

2nd

Points

3rd

Points

5th

Points

Continental Crown (CC)

E

E

1

E

.5

X

X

X

X

Florida Judo Open (FLO)

E

E

1

E

.5

X

X

X

X

Irwin Cohen Memorial (MWC)

E

E

1

E

.5

X

X

X

X

Morris Cup (MOR)

E

E

1

E

.5

X

X

X

X

National Collegiate Judo Association Championships (NCJA)

E

E

1

E

.5

X

X

X

X

Grassroots Judo Hawaii (GJH)

E

E

1

E

.5

X

X

X

X