TapouT Presents: 2012 Grapplers Quest Midwest Grappling Championships

Start: 
Saturday, May 19, 2012, 10:00 AM
End: 
Saturday, May 19, 2012, 7:00 PM
Venue: 
Ultimate Sports Center
Address: 
1200 Steelwood Rd., Suite B
City/State/Zip: 
Columbus, OH 43212

2012 Grapplers Quest
Midwest Championships
Filming LIVE for FightNow TV and 4.5 Million Homes in North America on
"Best of Grapplers Quest" airing every Wednesday at 8:30 PM EST - listings at: http://FightNow.com

- All Ages and Skill Levels
- Submission Grappling
- Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
- Judo & Wrestling
- Great Awards & Prizes too!

Weigh-Ins and Fighter Registration at Venue:
Friday, May 18: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
or
Saturday, May 19: Open at 7:00 AM (see schedule below for cut-off times)

FIGHTER REGISTRATION & SPECTATOR TICKETS WILL BE OPEN AT THE DOOR:
Fighter Registration for 2012 Grapplers Quest MidWest Championships is $100 for One Division, $140 for 2 Divisions, $160 for 3 Divisions and $180 for 4 Divisions. Tickets are $20, all major credit cards accepted

Includes:
- Free Training Seminar with Jorge Gurgel ($100 value)
- Official TapouT Fighter Shirt to All Competitors ($35 value - while supplies last)
- Free '100% Competition Approved' Clear Vinyl Bumper Sticker
- Sample of Gaspari Nutrition's Newest Protein and/or Recovery Products

TICKETS - Spectators are $20 each at the door, children under 6 are free. All major credit cards accepted

Fighter Registrations and Ticket Sales WILL ALSO be available at the door

Event Schedule:
7:00 AM: Doors Open for Weigh-Ins and Registration
9:30 AM: Cut off time for Children and Teen Weigh-Ins
10:00 AM: Training & Rules Seminar for Competitors
10:30 AM: Morning Announcements & Introduction
11:00 AM: Children and Teen's Divisions (No-Gi then BJJ)
1:00 PM: Executives No-Gi (30-39 yrs) and Masters No-Gi (40+) Weight Classes
12:30 PM: No-Gi Women (18+)
1:30 PM: No-Gi Men's Advanced and Intermediate Weight Classes
2:30 PM: No-Gi Men's Beginner and Novice Weight Classes
4:00-7:00 PM: All BJJ Divisions for Adults, All Belts
7:00 PM: Wrestling Takedown Challenge and Judo Ippon Throwdown

NOTE: You must weigh-in 90 minutes prior to your scheduled start time above.
Absolute Divisions start 30 minutes after conclusion of weight classes within that skill level.

Cash, Prizes & Awards:
- $100,000 in Future Grapplers Quest Competitor Registration Fees for All Advanced Division Winners
- Men's Advanced Absolute Cash Prize: $250 plus Compete Free for 2012
- Men's Intermediate Absolute Prize: $150 Plus Compete Free for 2012
- Men's Beginner Absolute Prize: $125 Plus Compete Free for 2012
- Men's Novice Absolute Prize: $100 Plus Compete Free for 2012
- Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals Awards for 1st-3rd Place Sponsored by Gaspari
- Championship Belts for ALL Men's and Women's Advanced Divisions Plus All Absolute Divisions
- Championship Belts for ALL Youth Competitors who Win Dual Gold Medals in No-Gi & BJJ

Division Key:

Youth's divisions are broken down by the following AGES (subject to change):
CHILDREN - 6 years and Under
CHILDREN - 7-9 yrs. old
CHILDREN - 10-12 yrs. old
TEENS- 13-15 yrs. old
TEENS - 16-17 yrs. old

Youth's divisions are broken down by the following skill levels:
Beginner (less than 12 months),
Advanced (12 months and over)


Women's No-Gi Divisions
Women's Beginner (less than 9 months training)
NEW: Women's Intermediate (9-18 months of training)
Women's Advanced (18+ months of training)


Age Groups for Men
Executive No-Gi (30-39 yrs.),
Masters No-Gi (40 yrs. +)
BJJ is 30 years and over (called Executive includes all ages 30+)

Men's No-Gi Skill Levels:
Novice (less than 9 months),
Beginner (9-18 months),
Intermediate (18-36 months),
Advanced (36 months and over)


Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) Divisions are broken down for Men by belt color White, Blue, Purple, Brown and Black, each as separate divisions and for Women White and Blue as separate divisions and Purple/Brown/Black being one division.


AVAILABLE DIVISIONS AT GRAPPLERS QUEST EVENTS

NOTE: brackets are subject to change or be combined based upon competitor turnout, but seldom ever occurs

YOUTH - 6 years and Under (No-Gi and BJJ)
Lightweight (49.9 lbs. & below)
Middleweight (50-59.9 lbs.)
Cruiserweight (60-69.9 lbs.)
Heavyweight (70 lbs. and over)

YOUTH - 7-9 yrs. old (No-Gi and BJJ)
Lightweight (59.9 lbs. and below)
Middleweight (60-69.9 lbs.)
Cruiserweight (70-79.9 lbs.)
Heavyweight (80 lbs. and over)

YOUTH - 10-12 yrs. old (No-Gi and BJJ)
Featherweight (59.9 lbs. and below)
Flyweight (60-69.9 lbs.)
Lightweight (70-79.9 lbs.)
Middleweight (80-89.9 lbs.)
Cruiserweight (90-99.9 lbs.)
Heavyweight (100 lbs. and over)

TEENS- 13-15 yrs. old (No-Gi and BJJ)
Lightweight (99.9 lbs. and under)
Middleweight (100-114.9 lbs.)
Cruiserweight (115-129.9 lbs.)
Heavyweight (130 lbs. and over)

TEENS - 16-17 yrs. old (No-Gi and BJJ)
Lightweight (119.9 lbs. and under)
Middleweight (120-134.9 lbs.)
Cruiserweight (135-149.9 lbs.)
Heavyweight (150-169.9 lbs.)
Superweight (170 lbs. and over)

WOMEN'S NO-GI BEGINNER (9 months training or Less)
Women’s No-Gi Beginner Class A (119.9 lbs. & below)
Women’s No-Gi Beginner Class B (120-139.9 lbs.)
Women’s No-Gi Beginner Class C (140-159.9 lbs.)
Women’s No-Gi Beginner Class D (160 lbs. +)
Women’s No-Gi Beginner Absolute (Open Weight)

WOMEN'S NO-GI INTERMEDIATE (9-18 months training or)
Women’s No-Gi Intermediate Class A (119.9 lbs. & below)
Women’s No-Gi Intermediate Class B (120-139.9 lbs.)
Women’s No-Gi Intermediate Class C (140-159.9 lbs.)
Women’s No-Gi Intermediate Class D (160 lbs. +)
Women’s No-Gi Intermediate Absolute

WOMEN'S NO-GI ADVANCED (18 months training or more)
Women’s No-Gi Advanced Class A (119.9 lbs. & below)
Women’s No-Gi Advanced Class B (120-139.9 lbs.)
Women’s No-Gi Advanced Class C (140-159.9 lbs.)
Women’s No-Gi Advanced Class D (160 lbs. +)
Women’s No-Gi Advanced Absolute

WOMEN'S BJJ WHITE BELT
Women’s BJJ White Belt Class A (119.9 lbs. & below)
Women’s BJJ White Belt Class B (120-139.9 lbs.)
Women’s BJJ White Belt Class C (140-159.9 lbs.)
Women’s BJJ White Belt Class D (160 lbs. +)

WOMEN'S BJJ BLUE BELT
Women’s BJJ Blue Belt Class A (119.9 lbs. & below)
Women’s BJJ Blue Belt Class B (120-139.9 lbs.)
Women’s BJJ Blue Belt Class C (140-159.9 lbs.)
Women’s BJJ Blue Belt Class D (160 lbs. +)

WOMEN'S BJJ PURPLE/BROWN/BLACK BELT
Women’s BJJ Purple/Brown/Black Belt Absolute (weight classes created if possible)

EXECUTIVE (30-39 yrs.) BEGINNER (24 months training or less)
Executive No-Gi Beginner Light (159.9 lbs. & below)
Executive No-Gi Beginner Middle (160-179.9 lbs.)
Executive No-Gi Beginner Cruiser (180-199.9 lbs.)
Executive No-Gi Beginner Heavy (200 lbs. +)
Executive No-Gi Beginner Absolute

EXECUTIVE (30-39 yrs.) ADVANCED (24 months training or more)
Executive No-Gi Advanced Light (159.9 lbs. & below)
Executive No-Gi Advanced Middle (160-179.9 lbs.)
Executive No-Gi Advanced Cruiser (180-199.9 lbs.)
Executive No-Gi Advanced Heavy (200 lbs. +)
Executive No-Gi Advanced Absolute

MASTERS BEGINNER (24 months training or less)
Masters No-Gi Beginner Light (159.9 lbs. & below)
Masters No-Gi Beginner Middle (160-179.9 lbs.)
Masters No-Gi Beginner Cruiser (180-199 lbs.)
Masters No-Gi Beginner Heavy (200 lbs. +)
Masters No-Gi Beginner Absolute

MASTERS ADVANCED (24 months training or more)
Masters No-Gi Advanced Light (159.9 lbs. & below)
Masters No-Gi Advanced Middle (160-179.9 lbs.)
Masters No-Gi Advanced Cruiser (180-199 lbs.)
Masters No-Gi Advanced Heavy (200 lbs. +)
Masters No-Gi Advanced Absolute

EXECUTIVE (30-39+ yrs.) & MASTERS (40+) BJJ WHITE BELT Divisions:
Executive BJJ White Belt Feather (149.9 lbs. & below)
Executive BJJ White Belt Welter (150-169.9 lbs.)
Executive BJJ White Belt Cruiser (170-189.9 lbs.)
Executive BJJ White Belt Heavy (190-209.9 lbs.)
Executive BJJ White Belt Super (210 lbs. +)

EXECUTIVE (30-39+ yrs.) & MASTERS (40+) BJJ BLUE BELT Divisions:
Executive BJJ Blue Belt Feather (149.9 lbs. & below)
Executive BJJ Blue Belt Welter (150-169.9 lbs.)
Executive BJJ Blue Belt Cruiser (170-189.9 lbs.)
Executive BJJ Blue Belt Heavy (190-209 lbs.)
Executive BJJ Blue Belt Super (210 lbs. +)

EXECUTIVE (30-39+ yrs.) & MASTERS (40+) BJJ Purple BELT Divisions:
Executive BJJ Purple Belt Feather (149.9 lbs. & below)
Executive BJJ Purple Belt Welter (150-169.9 lbs.)
Executive BJJ Purple Belt Cruiser (170-189.9 lbs.)
Executive BJJ Purple Belt Heavy (190-209.9 lbs.)
Executive BJJ Purple Belt Super (210 lbs. +)

EXECUTIVE (30-39+ yrs.) & MASTERS (40+) BJJ BROWN BELT Divisions:
Executive BJJ Brown Belt Feather (149.9 lbs. & below)
Executive BJJ Brown Belt Welter (150-169.9 lbs.)
Executive BJJ Brown Belt Cruiser (170-189.9 lbs.)
Executive BJJ Brown Belt Heavy (190-209 lbs.)
Executive BJJ Brown Belt Super (210 lbs. +)

EXECUTIVE (30-39+ yrs.) & MASTERS (40+) BJJ BLACK BELT Divisions:
Executive BJJ Black Belt Feather (149.9 lbs. & below)
Executive BJJ Black Belt Welter (150-169.9 lbs.)
Executive BJJ Black Belt Cruiser (170-189.9 lbs.)
Executive BJJ Black Belt Heavy (190-209 lbs.)
Executive BJJ Black Belt Super (210 lbs. +)

NO-GI SUBMISSION GRAPPLING DIVISIONS

MEN'S NOVICE (Less than 9 Months Training - NO WRESTLERS)
Men’s No-Gi Novice Bantam (129.9 lbs. & below)
Men’s No-Gi Novice Flyweight (130-139 lbs.)
Men’s No-Gi Novice Feather (140-149 lbs.)
Men’s No-Gi Novice Light (150-159 lbs.)
Men’s No-Gi Novice Welter (160-169 lbs.)
Men’s No-Gi Novice Middle (170-179 lbs.)
Men’s No-Gi Novice Cruiser (180-189 lbs.)
Men’s No-Gi Novice Light-Heavy (190-199 lbs.)
Men’s No-Gi Novice Heavy (200-209 lbs.)
Men’s No-Gi Novice Super (210 lbs. +)
Men’s No-Gi Novice Absolute (Open Weight)

MEN'S BEGINNER (9-18 Months Training)
Men’s No-Gi Beginner Bantam (129.9 lbs. & below)
Men’s No-Gi Beginner Flyweight (130-139 lbs.)
Men’s No-Gi Beginner Feather (140-149 lbs.)
Men’s No-Gi Beginner Light (150-159 lbs.)
Men’s No-Gi Beginner Welter (160-169 lbs.)
Men’s No-Gi Beginner Middle (170-179 lbs.)
Men’s No-Gi Beginner Cruiser (180-189 lbs.)
Men’s No-Gi Beginner Light-Heavy (190-199 lbs.)
Men’s No-Gi Beginner Heavy (200-209 lbs.)
Men’s No-Gi Beginner Super (210 lbs. +)
Men’s No-Gi Beginner Absolute (Open Weight)

MEN'S INTERMEDIATE (18-36 Months Training)
Men’s No-Gi Intermediate Bantam (129.9 lbs. & below)
Men’s No-Gi Intermediate Flyweight (130-139 lbs.)
Men’s No-Gi Intermediate Feather (140-149 lbs.)
Men’s No-Gi Intermediate Light (150-159 lbs.)
Men’s No-Gi Intermediate Welter (160-169 lbs.)
Men’s No-Gi Intermediate Middle (170-179 lbs.)
Men’s No-Gi Intermediate Cruiser (180-189 lbs.)
Men’s No-Gi Intermediate Light-Heavy (190-199 lbs.)
Men’s No-Gi Intermediate Heavy (200-209 lbs.)
Men’s No-Gi Intermediate Super (210 lbs. +)
Men’s No-Gi Intermediate Absolute (Open Weight)

MEN'S ADVANCED (36+ Months Training)
Men’s No-Gi Advanced Bantam (129.9 lbs. & below)
Men’s No-Gi Advanced Flyweight (130-139 lbs.)
Men’s No-Gi Advanced Feather (140-149.9 lbs.)
Men’s No-Gi Advanced Light (150-159.9 lbs.)
Men’s No-Gi Advanced Welter (160-169.9 lbs.)
Men’s No-Gi Advanced Middle (170-179.9 lbs.)
Men’s No-Gi Advanced Cruiser (180-189.9 lbs.)
Men’s No-Gi Advanced Light-Heavy (190-199.9 lbs.)
Men’s No-Gi Advanced Heavy (200-209.9 lbs.)
Men’s No-Gi Advanced Super (210 lbs. +)
Men’s No-Gi Advanced Absolute
(Cash Prize at every show nationwide - Open Weight))

MEN'S (18+ yrs.) BJJ WHITE BELT Divisions:
Men’s BJJ White Belt Bantam (129.9 lbs. & below)
Men’s BJJ White Belt Flyweight (130-139.9 lbs.)
Men’s BJJ White Belt Feather (140-149.9 lbs.)
Men’s BJJ White Belt Light (150-159.9 lbs.)
Men’s BJJ White Belt Welter (160-169.9 lbs.)
Men’s BJJ White Belt Middle (170-179.9 lbs.)
Men’s BJJ White Belt Cruiser (180-189.9 lbs.)
Men’s BJJ White Belt Heavy (190-209.9 lbs.)
Men’s BJJ White Belt Super (210 lbs. +)

MEN'S (18+ yrs.) BJJ BLUE BELT Divisions:
Men’s BJJ Blue Belt Bantam (129.9 lbs. & below)
Men’s BJJ Blue Belt Flyweight (130-139.9 lbs.)
Men’s BJJ Blue Belt Feather (140-149.9 lbs.)
Men’s BJJ Blue Belt Light (150-159.9 lbs.)
Men’s BJJ Blue Belt Welter (160-169.9 lbs.)
Men’s BJJ Blue Belt Middle (170-179.9 lbs.)
Men’s BJJ Blue Belt Cruiser (180-189.9 lbs.)
Men’s BJJ Blue Belt Heavy (190-209.9 lbs.)
Men’s BJJ Blue Belt Super (210 lbs. +)

MEN'S (18+ yrs.) BJJ PURPLE BELT Divisions:
Men’s BJJ Purple Belt (139.9 lbs. & below)
Men’s BJJ Purple Belt (140-159.9 lbs.)
Men’s BJJ Purple Belt (160-179.9 lbs.)
Men’s BJJ Purple Belt (180-199 lbs.)
Men’s BJJ Purple Belt (200 lbs. +)

MEN'S (18+ yrs.) BJJ BROWN BELT Divisions:
Men’s BJJ Brown Belt (149.9 lbs. & below)
Men’s BJJ Brown Belt (150-179.9 lbs.)
Men’s BJJ Brown Belt (180-210.9 lbs.)
Men’s BJJ Brown Belt (210 lbs. +)

MEN'S (18+ yrs.) BJJ BLACK BELT Divisions:
Men’s BJJ Black Belt (150 lbs. & below)
Men’s BJJ Black Belt (150-179 lbs.)
Men’s BJJ Black Belt (180-210 lbs.)
Men’s BJJ Black Belt (210 lbs. +)