Junior Olympic National and International Championships for US Athletes

Irving, Texas

June 28 - 29, 2013

2013 USA JUDO Junior Olympic National Championships  AnJunior Olympic International Championships

ld under the Sanction of USA JUDO (United States Judo, Inc.)  June 28-30, 2013



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Hosted by:

Irving Convention and Visitors Bureau


Headquarters Hotel

Marriott Dallas Las Colinas

223 West Las Colinas Blvd. Irving, Texas 75039

Competition Site:

Irving Convention Center

Check-in and


Thursday June 27, 2013: All athletes must register in person. See schedule of events for details

Weigh In

See Schedule of Events

Competition Date:

Friday, June 28: Juvenile A, B and Intermediate 2

Saturday June 29: Bantam, Intermediate 1, IJF Junior Categories Sunday, June 30:  International Competition:  Bantam, Intermediate 1 & 2, Juvenile A&B, IJF Junior Categories

Tournament Director:

Contact the Corinne Shigemoto for registration questions at


Referees Meeting:

See Schedule of Events

Chief Referee

To be announced

Coaches Meeting:

See Schedule of Events:  All coaches on the floor must be

certified and have proper ID to be issued at meeting to gain floor access. Coaches must attend to receive credentials for event. Only USA Judo coach certification will be accepted.



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/Referee meeting at venue

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 foBantam, Intermediate 1 and IJF Junior Categories at the

Marriott Hotel


Saturday June 29, 2013


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

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 at  Irving  Convention Center


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



The tournament director reserves the right to make all final decisions on events related to and surrounding these championships.



.Registration Dates/Entry Fees:


Due Date

1st Category

2nd Category

3rd Category

Postmarked no later than May 24




Postmarked May 25-June 3**




On line registration by June 3




On line registration June 4-June 25




Walk up registration after June 25




 ** DO NOT MAIL ENTRIES AFTER JUNE 3After this date, all entries should be hand carried to event and will be considered walk-up registration unless you register on-line.


  • On-line registrations will not be accepted after June 25.  Entries should be hand carried to event and will be considered walk-up registrations at this point.
  • Personal, Business, Travelers, Certified, Cashiers checks, Money Orders or credit cards only accepted via mail in entries.  Do not send cash. Credit card form attached. Fees are non-refundable
  • Checks should be made payable to 2013 USA Judo Junior Olympic National Championships
  • Fees for Entry into second and third categories must be for same athlete
  • Athletes may also register during Tournament Check in as a walk up entry.
  • There are no late fees for the international category entries
  • Absolutely no entries will be accepted after 4:00 p.m. Thursday June 27


Online Entries:


Your rank, date of birth and citizenship must be verified in the USA Judo database prior to being allowed access to register on line.  For verification, please send a copy of your birth certificate or picture passport page and a copy of your USA Judo, USJF or USJA rank certificate to 719-866-4733 (fax) or scan/email to corinne.shigemoto@usajudo.us or kevin.wagoner@usajudo.us. Verification will only be entered in database during normal business hours (Monday-Friday 8am-5pm MST).


Incomplete Entry Materials:


Entries with incomplete or missing information will be considered walk-up registrations unless the required material is received prior to June 14.


Confirmation of Registration:

Enclose a stamped, self addressed envelope to be informed whether your registration is complete or items are missing. Missing items received prior to June 14 will complete registration. Otherwise, your entry will be considered incomplete and walk up registration fees will apply.  Emails or phone calls regarding complete/incomplete items will not be taken.  CONFIRMATIONS WILL NOT BE SENT OUT AFTER JUNE 7.



The tournament director reserves the right to make all final decisions on events related to and surrounding these championships.



$12.00 per person per day.  Children under 8 years of age are free. Children 9 -12 years of age are $8 per day or $14 for two days. Two-day adult passes are $20.00.


  • Olympians will be granted free admission and floor passes to the event.
  • USA JUDO Life Members will receive free admission (spectator seating only).




The host hotel will be the Marriott Dallas Las Colinas 223 West Las Colinas Blvd. Irving, TX 75039. The rates are $105.00 for double, triple or quad, plus tax. Reservations must be made by June 12, 2013. Call 800-264-1178 or 972-831-0000 for reservations (ask for the JUDO RATE).



Ground Transportation:  Ground transportation will not be provided as the venue and Marriott Hotel are within walking distance.  No other ground transportation will be provided. For transportation between the airport and the hotel: Carey Limo 800-336-4646 www.carey.com, Wynne Transportation 888-913-5466 www.golimo.com, Road Runner Charters 817-355-9474 donna@roadrunnercharters.com.


Air Transportation: The nearest airport – Dallas/Ft. Worth (DFW) – is located approximately 15 minutes from the host hotel. Don’t forget to book your flight at www. for discount tickets for USA Judo members.


United Airlines is the premier travel provider for USA Judo. Enjoy a discount on domestic fares provided to USA Judo by booking using the booking code: ZMGX683412Attendees may book their ticket on the United Olympic family website at  www.united.com/usoc and receive a 5% discount, or by calling the United Olympic Desk at 1.800.841.0460 to receive a 10% discount.





Domestic contestants may participate in both the domestic and international categories if they meet the following eligibility requirements:



1.  Athletes must be  a United States Citizen (with copy of passport or birth certificate required or verification of citizenship on USA Judo membership card), OR  may be a non-United States citizen who is residing in the United States legally, i.e., student VISA, valid Green Card, visitors VISA, work VISA, etc.          Original documentation of legal residency must be presented during the registration process.

2.  A current member in good standing of USA JUDO (United States Judo, Inc.) regardless of citizenship.  A copy of membership card is required.


3.  Born between 1993 and 2007 inclusively. International event is 1993 – 2004 only.


4.  Juv A athletes may apply for Age Waiver to allow them to also enter the IJF Jr divisions.


(see  http://www.teamusa.org/USA-Judo/Athletes/Juniors/2012-USA-Judo-Age-Waiver-Resolution.aspx. Age Waiver applications MUST reach Jim Hrbek via email (judolym@aol.com) by June 7, 2013)



The tournament director reserves the right to make all final decisions on events related to and surrounding these championships.

International Contestants may participate in the IJF, Juvenile A & B, Intermediate 1 & 2 and Bantam Categories in the Junior Olympic Nationals AND in the International divisions on Sunday if they meet the following eligibility requirements:


1.  Non U.S. Citizens:

Athletes must compete for the country of which they are a citizen and must present a letter from their country’s federation stating that they are a member in good standing and have the Federation’s permission to compete. Proof of Citizenship must be presented at Tournament Check-in.  Passports are mandatory for all citizens of countries other than the United States.


2.  Citizens of No Country:

Individuals who are not citizens of any country, but are authorized by the Department of Justice of the United States to remain in the United States, may participate by meeting the criteria for U.S. citizens.


Note:    Points will only be awarded to those meeting the criteria as outlined in the USA Judo Junior

Elite Classification/Point System. In order to be listed on any USA Judo Junior Elite National Roster, an athlete must be a United States citizen and eligible to participate as a member of a USA Judo team. Age Waivered athletes do NOT earn points in the older group.


NEW—The USA Judo Roster points now awarded for U.S. Citizens entering the International categories will be as follows1st place 5 points; 2nd place 3 points; 3rd place 2 points.



Please note that each Category is based solely on the year in which the contestant was born. The contestant’s actual age on the day of competition is irrelevant.  All weights are in kilograms. For each weight division, the weight range will be over the next lower weight and up to and including the weight listed.  Example: Bantam 1, 28 kg – over 23 kg and up to and including 28 kg. The following age/weight categories will be in use for this year’s event (2013):


BANTAM 1 (Born 2007):

Female AND Male: 19, 23, 28, +28 kg

INTERMEDIATE 2 (Born 2001-2002): Female AND Male:

28. 31, 34, 38, 42, 47, 52, +52 kg

BANTAM 2 (Born 2006):

Female AND Male: 21, 25, 30, +30 kg

JUVENILE A (Born 1999-2000):

Female AND Male:

36, 40, 44, 48, 53, 58, 64, +64 kg

BANTAM 3 (Born 2005:

Female AND Male: 23, 27, 31, 35, +35 kg

JUVENILE B (CADET) (Born 1996-1998):

Female: 40, 44, 48, 52, 57, 63, 70, +70 kg

Male: 50, 55, 60, 66, 73, 81, 90, +90 kg

INTERMEDIATE 1 (Born 2003-2004):

Female AND Male: 26, 30, 34, 38, 43,

+43 kg

IJF-Junior (Born 1993 -1998):

Female: 44, 48, 52, 57, 63, 70, 78, +78 kg, Open

Male: 55, 60, 66, 73, 81, 90, 100, +100 kg, Open


IJF-Junior and Juvenile B (Cadet) are the same divisions that are contested in the IJF Junior and Cadet

World Championships, respectively.


Note: Juvenile A athletes who have obtained appropriate Age Waiver may also enter the IJF Jr divisions (see   http://www.teamusa.org/USA-Judo/Athletes/Juniors/2012-USA-Judo-Age-Waiver-Resolution.aspx. Age Waiver applications MUST reach Jim Hrbek via email (judolym@aol.com) by June 7, 2013)



The Tournament Director reserves the right to make changes in the highest and lowest weight classes in all age divisions. When such adjustments are made, only the highest weight sub- category will be pointable and each person must be advised that he or she may elect to fight in the pointable division.



See Schedule of Events for times of weigh in.  A calibrated practice scale will be available prior to, and during, the weigh-in periods.  However, in no case will contestants be allowed on the Official Scale during Official Weigh-In for the purpose of checking weight. Contestants may check weight as many times as desired prior to the designated time of the official weigh-in.  A contestant is given only one chance on the official scale during official weigh-in.   At weigh-in, athletes must present their tournament-issued identification card AND all athletes in the Juvenile B (Cadet) and IJF-Junior categories  must present a photo ID.


Only Juvenile B or athletes (Juv A) who have been granted an Age Waiver may compete in the IJF Jr category of the Jr Olympic Championships. If you weighed in for your own age group and compete in the same weight division in the IJF Jrs the following day, you do NOT need to weigh in a second time.


Juv A, Juv B and Int 2 Athletes competing in the Jr Olympics and in the JO International categories will have to weigh again but will receive a two kg allowance for that weigh-in.




A representative for each athlete must attend the draw to ensure the athlete is in the correct category. If a representative does not attend and, as a result, fails to confirm or make needed corrections during the draw, that will result in the athlete NOT COMPETING IN THESE CHAMPIONSHIPS.


All draws will be conducted using USA Judo approved software. See Rules and Method of Competition for all seeding information. With the exception of seeding, the draw will be random. Once the draw is complete, it is final and there will be no changes.






The Championships will be conducted in accordance with the 2013 Contest Rules, Organization Code and Sporting Code of the International Judo Federation, as revised for the USA JUDO Junior Olympic Championships.


Competition Method: The standard (“true”) Double Elimination System with winners and losers brackets will be used. The winner of the loser’s bracket will compete against the winner of the winners bracket for 1st and 2nd place. The first one of these two contestants to have two (2) losses will be placed second; the other will be placed first. The loser of the losers bracket will be placed 3rd. For categories of under five contestants, round robin will be the method of competition.


Seeding: There will be no seeding for any junior categories with the exception of IJF-Junior and Juvenile B (Cadet), where the top four athletes in attendance will be seeded in each division. In the event a ranked athlete is not competing, the lower ranked athletes WILL move up in seeding. Players having the same state affiliation will be placed as far apart in the bracket as possible.


Juniors winning medals in the IJF-Junior, Juvenile A, Juvenile B (Cadet), Intermediate 1 & 2 and Bantam 1, 2 & 3 divisions will be awarded 10 points for a gold medal, 6 points for a silver medal and 4 points for a bronze medal on the Jr Elite National Roster that corresponds to his or her weight division.


Determination of Weight Category: Athletes are asked to make a  preliminary declaration of weight on the entry form or at check-in/registration. However, in this tournament the athlete’s actual weight at weigh-in will determine the category of competition, i.e. the athlete does not have to makethe declared weight.

All athletes must compete at their true age and weight except when the athlete is uncontested. In the case of an uncontested athlete, the athlete may either move up into a higher weight bracket of his/her age, if he or she can make the minimum weight for the next division, or into the IJF division if appropriate based on year of birth. The tournament director reserves the right to make all final decisions for this Championships. US Citizens must have a signed Consent of Weight Change form on file indicating approval from parent/guardian. Any change must be made prior to or during the draw.  If a contestant moves up a weight instead of accepting an uncontested gold medal, that athlete cannot receive points for the uncontested category.  In no case can an athlete move up in age except to the IJF Jr. category.


Shime-waza rule: Shime-waza (choking) allowed in Juvenile A, B and IJF-Junior divisions only.


Kansetsu-waza rule: Arm bars allowed in Juvenile B (Cadet) and IJF-Junior divisions only.


Injury Rule: Decisions whether an athlete may continue if injured while on the mat, are to be resolved according to IJF rules;  decisions occurring off the mat or not covered by the IJF rules, are to be made by the coach,  athlete, and Team Doctor. If there is no unanimous opinion among these three individuals, the athlete may not continue (Board-approved October 22, 1998.)


Match lengths: Bantam, Intermediate, Juvenile A :  3 minutes

Juvenile B (Cadet) and IJF-Junior:  4 minutes


Judo gi color: For all divisions, the blue/white judo gi requirement is mandatory.  Competitors are responsible for appearing in the correct color gi.




All Coaches must adhere to the following dress code during the event.  Failure to adhere will be grounds for removal of coaching credentials.


Acceptable apparel: national or club team track suit (sweatsuit) with polo shirt; business casual attire; dress jeans (no holes or markings); button down shirts or polo shirts.  Dress shoes, sneakers (tennis shoes).  Forbidden apparel: flip flops, sandals, shorts, tee-shirts, hats, head coverings.


All coaches must be current USA Judo Certified Coaches to receive coaching credentials at this event.




For  IJF Junior Categories only, testing, in accordance with procedures of the U.S.O.C, may be conducted by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA).   If there is a question whether or not a substance is on the banned list, you may call the Drug Reference Hotline at 1.800.223.0393.  You may send your correspondence and inquiries to: USADA 1265 Lake Plaza Dr., Colorado Springs, CO

80906. For more information visit:  http://www.usantidoping.org/




Individual Awards: Gold, Silver and Bronze (one bronzemedals will be awarded


Certificates: for 4th place will be awarded


Special Awards (to both male and female each day):


Best Technique , Sportsmanship and Outstanding Competitor.


All medal winners MUST be in regulation judo gi or team sweats to accept any and all awards.


The tournament director reserves the right to make all final decisions on events related to and surrounding these championships.



To assure that the requirements for participation in the Championships have been fulfilled, the following forms must be completed and sent to the address printed at the bottom of this page.


q Official Entry Form and appropriate fees

q Copy of current USA JUDO membership card

q Warning, Waiver, Release of Liability and Agreement to Participate

q Proof of Age: Copy of birth certificate, passport, or USA JUDO membership card having the verification

symbol “(V)printed following the birthdate. A drivers license is not proof of age!

q Proof of Citizenship: Copy of birth certificate, valid passport or citizenship verified on USA Judo Membership card. Copy of Green Card A driver’s license is not proof of citizenship. U.S. Citizenship is verified by a "C" at the bottom of your USA Judo membership card.

q Age Waivered Athletes MUST include a copy of the Age Waiver Approval

q Contestants & Parent/Guardian Signatures wherever requested on all documents


q False Alarm/Damages Statement


q Consent of Weight Change Form