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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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.


                             
  A+ Level   Class   1st Points   2nd Points   3rd Points   5th Points
  IJF World Championships (WC)   A+   A+ 20   A+ 12   A+ 8   A 4
  Summer Olympic Games (OLY)   A+   A+ 20   A+ 12   A+ 8   A 4
  IJF Masters Championships (MC)   A+   A+ 20   A+ 12   A+ 8   A 4
  All IJF Grand Slam Tournaments
See IJF Calendar
  A+   A+ 20   A+ 12   A+ 8   A 4
                               
  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
See IJF Calendar
  A   A 15   A 9   A 6   B 3
                               
  B Level   Class   1st Points   2nd Points   3rd Points   5th Points
  Bonn, Gemany (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 Intl (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 Presidents 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 0.5   X X   X X
  Florida Judo Open (FLO)   E   E 1   E 0.5   X X   X X
  Irwin Cohen Memorial (MWC)   E   E 1   E 0.5   X X   X X
  Morris Cup (MOR)   E   E 1   E 0.5   X X   X X
  National Collegiate Judo Association Championships (NCJA)   E   E 1   E 0.5   X X   X X
  Grassroots Judo Hawaii (GJH)   E   E 1   E 0.5   X X   X X