19 Jan
Early bird registrations
14 Sep - 12 Jan 12:00 am
Normal registration
Deadline 16 Jan 11:59 pm
Late registrations
Deadline 19 Jan 2:30 pm

NAGA Long Island Grappling Championship

NAGA LONG ISLAND GRAPPLING CHAMPIONSHIP SATURDAY, JANUARY 19, 2019 - ISLAND GARDEN BASKETBALL CENTER

The North American Grappling Association (NAGA) is the world’s largest mixed grappling tournament circuit with over 700,000 competitors worldwide. On Saturday, January 19, 2019, NAGA returns to West Hempstead,NY. This will be New York largest children's grappling tournament.  Children and teens will compete first and then be followed by the Adult divisions. Come as an individual or as a team to compete in this No-Gi & Gi event.

AWARDS:

        CHAMPIONSHIP BELTS
        SAMURAI SWORDS
        GOLD, SILVER & BRONZE MEDALS

        TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP CUPS

IMPORTANT LINKS:

        EVENT WEBSITE
        DOWNLOAD EVENT PACKAGE
        RULES & JUDGING CRITERIA
        ADULT DIVISIONS
        CHILDREN DIVISIONS
        SCHEDULE

       TRAVEL INFO
        FAQs

3 REGISTRATION OPTIONS:

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION:           
REGISTER BY FRIDAY, jANUARY 11, 2018, 5:00 PM EST.                    

NORMAL REGISTRATION:         
REGISTER 1/12/18 THROUGH 1/16/18, 5:00 PM EST.

                       

LATE REGISTRATION: 
Thursday (1/17/18), OR FRIDAY (1/18/18)                  

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION 

1 Division = $89, Each additional division is $20, Spectators are $12 each.
 Children 8 and under are $5 and can only be purchased at the door (Infants are free).

NORMAL REGISTRATION 

We understand that you may not be able to commit to competing until the week of the event. This option is cheaper than registering at the event.
 1 Division = $109, Each additional division is $20, Spectators are $15 each.
 Children 8 and under are $5 and can only be purchased at the door (Infants are free).

LATE REGISTRATION (THURSDAY OR FRIDAY)  

For those who register Thursday, or Friday (1/17 - 1/18/18):
1 or 2 Divisions = $149. Spectators are $15 each.
Children 8 and under are $5 and can only be purchased at the door.
You must register for the tournament by 8:30 PM Friday evening, THERE IS NO DAY OF REGISTRATION!

On Saturday (1/19/19), Children and Teens (17 & under) MUST be checked in by 9:00 AM and weighed-in by 9:30 AM.

ADULT WOMEN (18 yrs. & over) must be checked-in by 1:00 PM and weighed-in by 1:30 PM.
ADULT MEN NO-GI (18 yrs. & over) must be checked-in by 1:30 PM and weighed-in by 2:00 PM.
ADULT MEN GI (18 yrs. & over) must be checked-in by 3:00 PM and weighed-in by 3:30 PM.

Cash or credit (Visa, MasterCard, and Discover) are the only accepted forms of payment. 
AmEx and checks are not accepted.

FAMILY DISCOUNTS

NAGA offers family discounts for immediate family members competing in the same event:

For 2 family members, the discount is $20
3 family members $40
4 family members $60, etc.

Family rates are valid for a parent paying for themselves and their minor child or children (under the age of 18), or a parent paying for their minor children (under the age of 18).

To receive a family discount coupon code call our office at 860.295.0403. Please call prior to registering. We are available Monday through Friday between the hours of 9 AM and 5 PM EST.

REFUND/ CREDIT POLICY
CREDITS
You can CANCEL and receive a full credit towards any future NAGA event for any reason. Competitors must cancel by 12:00 PM on Friday before the event by logging into your account and canceling your registration yourself. This credit is valid up to 1 year from the date you cancel.

REFUNDS
As a general rule, we do not issue refunds. If there are extenuating circumstances (such as a death in the family) a partial/full refund may be possible. Please contact our office at 860-295-0403.

ASSISTANCE WITH REGISTRATION
If you are having technical issues registering, setting up an account, or have any tournament specific questions (location, times, skill levels, etc.) please email [email protected] or call (860) 295-0403.

FREE GIFTS TO ALL COMPETITORS
All NAGA competitors will receive a free gift at the event. Children and Teen competitors will have a choice of a NAGA Pop Socket or NAGA Back Pack.
Adult competitors will have a choice of a NAGA T-shirt, NAGA Pop Socket, or NAGA Back Pack.
Other NAGA items may be available/substituted at certain events. 
The gifts are picked up at the event's weigh-in station.

WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU GET TO THE EVENT

There will be two options when you arrive at the event:

1. If you registered and paid with a credit card online you will go directly to the Pre-registration line and check in. Each competitor will be interviewed by one of our experienced referees. The referee will make sure you are in the correct division(s) then send you to weigh-in. You cannot weigh-in without checking in at this table.

2. If you did not register online, are adding an extra division, or purchasing spectator passes, you need to go to the Pay Today table. Competitors will need to complete the registration form on their smartphone or from one of the laptops we provide. Your payment will be collected then you will be sent to the Referee Interview table. The referee will make sure you are in the correct division(s) then send you to weigh-in. You cannot weigh-in without checking in at this table.

After the referee interview, you will be sent to the weigh-in station to weigh-in and collect your free gift.

FRIDAY WEIGH-IN TIMES
All competitors are given the option to check-in and weigh-in on Friday from 7 - 7:30 PM.

SATURDAY CHECK-IN AND WEIGH-IN TIMES
All CHILDREN & TEENS (17 yrs. & under) must be checked in by 9:00 AM and weighed in by 9:30 AM.
ADULT WOMEN (18 yrs. & over) must be checked-in by 1:00 PM and weighed-in by 1:30 PM.
ADULT MEN NO-GI (18 yrs. & over) must be checked-in by 1:30 PM and weighed-in by 2:00 PM.
ADULT MEN GI (18 yrs. & over) must be checked-in by 3:00 PM and weighed-in by 3:30 PM.

Anyone who arrives after these listed times will not be allowed to compete. For those who miss these deadlines, a credit will be issued that can be used for any future NAGA event (within one year of the event date), no exceptions.

GET YOUR GRAPPLING GEAR AT THE EVENT
NAGA is bringing a truckload of grappling gear (Boardshorts, gi bags, rash guards, t-shirts, hats, gi hoodies, patches, skull caps, stickers, dog tags, etc.) in children and adults sizes, for males and females. Check out the huge selection of gear and apparel at the NAGA event.

EVENT SCOREBOARDS
NAGA electronic scoreboards are displayed throughout the venue including the Bracketing Area. Competitor’s name, team, and Ring #’s are displayed, along with the match’s division and match number.

COACH & PARENT CHAIRS 
NAGA provides 2 chairs on each side of every score table, 1 for the coach of the competitor and the other for a family member or friend to shoot video or take photographs. Please note, no one else is allowed inside the barricades during the matches.

EVENT MEDIC
All NAGA events have a trained professional medic on sight. The medic will be visible and accessible to all in attendance. The medic is typically located between Rings 1 & 2.

CHAMPIONSHIP BELTS AWARDED

NAGA awards championship belts to all Children, Teen, Adult, Masters, Director and Executive, Expert Division champions (Limit 1 belt per competitor per event for division winners). Absolute Intermediate, Expert, Blue Belt, and Purple Belt winners are awarded belts. Absolute division winners will win a belt even if they win one in their weight class division. This award is unrivaled in quality and appearance.

SAMURAI SWORDS TO CHILDREN & TEENS WINNERS

NAGA awards custom engraved SAMURAI SWORDS to all non-expert Children & Teen 1st place winners (Limit 1 per competitor per event). Custom medals will be awarded to all 2nd & 3rd place winners along with non-expert Adult division winners. Adult competitors who place 1st and win a gold medal will have the opportunity to obtain a samurai sword at the NAGA T-shirt booth for a nominal fee. All children (13 and under) who do not place 1st through 3rd will take home an award.

TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP CUPS AWARDED

NAGA awards customized championship cups to the tournament team champions. A cup can be won in Adult Overall, Adult No-Gi, Adult Gi, and Children & Teens Overall. Please make sure your team registers under the same team name. Do not miss this opportunity to showcase the talent that your team possesses.

COME JOIN OUR TEAM:

NAGA runs over 65 events a year across 10 different countries. We are always looking for new staff members to help support our expansion needs. If you are interested in becoming a referee, ring coordinator, security, weigh-in, awards, or photographer please email us at [email protected] Please note that if you are working the event you will not be able to compete at that event.

Location

Island Garden Basketball Center »
45 Cherry Valley Ave #1, West Hempstead, NY 11552
Timezone: America/New_York

Entries

  • Men No-Gi 109 USD
    18 years and above
  • Absolute No-Gi Men 20 USD
    18 years and above
  • Men Gi 109 USD
    18 years and above
  • Absolute Gi Men 20 USD
    18 years and above
  • Women No-Gi 109 USD
    18 years and above
  • Absolute No-Gi Women 20 USD
    18 years and above
  • Women Gi 109 USD
    18 years and above
  • Absolute Gi Women 20 USD
    18 years and above
  • Teens No-Gi (Male) 109 USD
    14-17 years
  • Teens Gi (Male) 109 USD
    14-17 years
  • Teens No-Gi (Female) 109 USD
    14-17 years
  • Teens Gi (Female) 109 USD
    14-17 years
  • Children No-Gi (Male) 109 USD
    13 & under
  • Children Gi (Male) 109 USD
    13 & under
  • Children No-Gi (Female) 109 USD
    13 & under
  • Children Gi (Female) 109 USD
    13 & under
  • 1 Spectator ticket 15 USD
    Collect your wristband(s) at the door
  • 2 Spectator tickets 30 USD
    Collect your wristband(s) at the door
  • 3 Spectator tickets 45 USD
    Collect your wristband(s) at the door
  • 4 Spectator tickets 60 USD
    Collect your wristband(s) at the door
  • 5 Spectator tickets 75 USD
    Collect your wristband(s) at the door
  • 6 Spectator tickets 90 USD
    Collect your wristband(s) at the door
  • 7 Spectator tickets 105 USD
    Collect your wristband(s) at the door
  • 8 Spectator tickets 120 USD
    Collect your wristband(s) at the door
  • 9 Spectator tickets 135 USD
    Collect your wristband(s) at the door
  • 10 Spectator tickets 150 USD
    Collect your wristband(s) at the door
  • 11 Spectator tickets 165 USD
    Collect your wristband(s) at the door
  • 12 Spectator tickets 180 USD
    Collect your wristband(s) at the door
  • 13 Spectator tickets 195 USD
    Collect your wristband(s) at the door
  • 14 Spectator tickets 210 USD
    Collect your wristband(s) at the door
  • 15 Spectator tickets 225 USD
    Collect your wristband(s) at the door