Tachi Palace Challenge

Start: 
July 10 & 11 2010 10:00 A.M.
End: 
July 11, 2009 6:00 P.M..
Venue: 
Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino (Bingo Hall)
Address: 
17225 Jersey Avenue
City/State/Zip: 
Lemoore, CA 93245-9760

COMPETITOR REGISTRATIONS & TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT-THE-DOOR




Grapplers Quest, The World's Largest Grappling Event presents:

2010 Tachi Palace Challenge

Featuring Submission Grappling, Judo,
Wrestling and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Divisions for Adults

Saturday, July 10th (No-Gi) -
Weigh-Ins and Competitor Registration Open at 8:00 AM,
Event Starts at 10:00 AM

Order of Adult Submission Grappling Divisions:
- Executive (30-39 yrs.) & Masters (40+ yrs.)
- Women Advanced-Beginner
- Men's Advanced - Novice
- Men's No-Gi Absolutes
- Wrestling Takedown Challenge (Free to Competitors)
- Prelims (First 24 Matches) for $11,500 32-Man Challenge (1st three rounds - starts at 4:00 PM)


Sunday, July 11th (BJJ) -
Weigh-Ins and Competitor Registration Open at 8:00 AM,
Event Starts at 10:00 AM

Order of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Divisions:
- Executive (30+) Black - White
- Women Black - White
- Men's Black - White
- Judo Throwdown Challenge (Free to Competitors)
- Semi-Finals of $11,500 "World's Best Grappler" 32-man Challenge (starts at 4:00 PM)
- Superfight: Ulysses "Useless" Gomez (Tachi Palace Fights 125 lbs. champion)
vs. David "Kid Dynamite" Espinosa (Gladiator Challenge champion)
- 3rd Place Match of $11,500 "World's Best Grappler" 32-man Challenge (starts at 4:45 PM)
- Championship Finals of of $11,500 "World's Best Grappler" 32-man Challenge (starts approx. 5:00 PM)

Event Location:
Tachi Palace Casino
BINGO HALL
17225 Jersey Avenue
Lemoore, CA 93245-9760

AMATEUR Competitors: This tournament is OPEN to all competitors (18+), both independents and teams in the sports of Submission Grappling, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Wrestling and Judo. You do not need to qualify in order to participate in this event. Don't miss this EPIC grappling event. Register at the door with Cash or Credit Card, see weigh-in cut-off times.

For a listing of available divisions at Grapplers Quest (Adults-Only for this show ONLY), go to:
http://www.grapplersquest.com/blogs/briancimins/available-divisions-grap...

Weigh-In Details & Cut-Off Times

Friday, July 9th: 4:30-6:30 PM (Den Night Club)

Saturday, July 10th - Doors open at 8:00 AM
Weigh-in Cut-Off Times (brackets close at the times below, don't miss the deadline to weigh-in):
9:30 AM: No-Gi Women, No-Gi Executives, No-Gi Masters
11:00 AM: Men's No-Gi Advanced and Men's No-Gi Intermediate
12:00 PM: Men's No-Gi Beginner and Men's No-Gi Novice
12:00 PM 32-MAN CHECK-IN TIME (all competitors must fill out application and check-in at weigh station)

Sunday, July 11th: open at 8:00 AM
Weigh-in Cut-Off Times (brackets close at the times below, don't miss the deadline to weigh-in):
9:30 AM: BJJ Executives (30+ years) and Women's BJJ, All Belts
11:00 AM: Men's Purple, Brown and Black Belts BJJ
12:00 PM: Men's White and Blue Belts


Watch 32-Man Pro Tournament LIVE - Both Days only $19.99, go to:
http://www.gofightlive.tv/showEvent.do?eventId=722

TICKETS SELLING FAST: ONLY 266 LEFT...

PRICES

Day 1 (Amateur No-Gi Submission Grappling and Pro Prelims and Quarter Finals): $30 general and $50 reserved, go to:
http://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?agency=TDC&pid=6784381

Day 2 (Amateur Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Judo and Pro Semi-Finals and FINALS): $45 general and $75 reserved, go to:
http://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?agency=TDC&pid=6784382

Note: Tachi Palace handles 100% of ticket sales for this event. All competitors will be able to watch the matches on big screens. VERY limited seating is available, so please purchase tickets early to avoid sell-out.


NOTE: This event is 18+ yrs. only, no Children's or Teen's Divisions as per Casino request

$3,000 AMATEUR DIVISION CASH PRIZES:

$100 Men's No-Gi Novice Absolute
$150 Men's No-Gi Beginner Absolute
$250 Men's No-Gi Intermediate Absolute
$500 No-Gi Advanced Absolute Men's
$100 Men's Men's White Belt Absolute
$150 Blue Belt Absolute
$250 Men's Purple Absolute
$300 Men's Brown Belt Absolute
$500 Men's Black Belt Absolute
$100 Women's Beginner absolute
$250 Women's Advanced Absolute
$100 Women's White Belt absolute
$150 Womens Blue Belt absolute
$250 Purple/Brown/Black Absolute

Register at the door with cash or major credit card

$11,500 "World's Best Grappler" 32-MAN No-Gi Submission Grappling PRO LINE-UP:

Alexandre "Xande" Ribeiro
vs.
Amir Allam (10th Planet Burbank)

Leopoldo Serao (Fairtex)
vs.
Kelly Anundson (ATT)

Marcelo "Lapela" Mafra
vs.
Jason Manly (Jake Shields)

Chris Moriarty (Alliance)
vs.
Stephen Martinez (Millenia MMA)

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Rustam Chsiev (K-Dojo)
vs.
Luke Rockhold (AKA)

Lucas Leite (Chekmat)
vs.
Christian Arellano (Millenia)

Brandon "The Animal" Olsen (Sylvio Behring)
vs.
John Toth (Team Balance)

Walter "Cascao" Vital (Machado)
vs.
Eduardo Rene Sanchez (Millenia MMA)

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Bill "The Grill" Cooper (Paragon)
vs.
Paul Stark (Canada)

Matt Horwich (IFL Veteran)
vs.
Bruno Bastos (Nova Uniao)

Marcel Fortuna (Gracie Elite)
vs.
Jarrod Bunch (Fabricio Werdum)

Enrico Cocco (Zen Jiu Jitsu)
vs.
TBD

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Joao Assis (Chekmat)
vs.
James Popoulo (Rafael Lovato Jr.)

Nathan Ducharme (David Terrell)
vs.
Carlos Diego Ferreira Neves (Amazonas)

Brian McLaughlin (TUF Season 6)
vs.
Peter Iacavazzi (Sylvio Behring)

Sean Spangler (Robert Drysdale)
vs.
Chris Downum (Camarillo Jiu Jitsu)

Are you the World's Best? Come prove it,
Send resumes to: http://www.grapplersquest.com/contact

NOTE: CARD SUBJECT TO CHANGE

ARE YOU THE BEST GRAPPLER IN THE WORLD?

Come prove it, submit resumes here: http://www.grapplersquest.com/contact

Cash Prizes:
$10,000 for 1st Place,
$1,000 for 2nd Place and
$500 for 3rd Place

Weigh-In Details

Friday, July 9th: 4:30-6:30 PM (Den Night Club)
Saturday, July 10th: 10:00 AM
Sunday, July 11th: 10:00 AM

Event Schedule

Saturday, July 10th:
All Adult No-Gi & Wrestling Divisions
Pre-Lims and Quarter-Finals of 32-Man

Sunday, July 11th:
All Adult BJJ and Judo Divisions
Finals and Semi-Finals of 32-Man World's Best
Champion Crowned Live - LIMITED seating

IMPORTANT NOTICE: This event offers Adult Divisions due to Casino/Venue request, so no children or teen's divisions (anyone under 18 years old) will be offered at this 2-Day, No-Gi and BJJ Supershow event.

Competitors: Save $20 plus $10 off Tickets when you register online, go to:
http://www.grapplersquest.com/catalog/tournament-pre-reg

TICKET PRICES

Day 1 (Semi-Finals): $30 general and $50 reserved, go to:
http://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?agency=TDC&pid=6784381

Day 2 (FINALS): $45 general and $75 reserved, go to:
http://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?agency=TDC&pid=6784382


HOTELS RECOMMENDATION (Tachi Palace sold out due to GQ weekend):

Days Inn Lemoore
877 East D Street
Lemoore, CA 93245 US
Phone: 559-924-1261
Starting at $79 per night

Book online here:
http://www.daysinn.com/DaysInn/control/Booking/property_info?propertyId=...


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