Monday, 19 August 2013

Auckland BJJ Competition - Sat 17 and Sunday 18 august 2013

The event was held at the Trust Stadium in Henderson, Auckland.

It was by far the biggest competition held in NZ in terms of participating competitors.

We are talking about 180 competitors.

The event over run over 4 mats areas.

First were 4 black belts competing.

Then the brown belts division was disputed in 3 matches.

The purple division had 23 matches split over 5 weight categories

The blue belt division had 49 matches split over 6 weight categories.

The  white belt division had 97 matches split over 6 weight categories.

Some of the lighter weight in the white belt division had 5 pages of draws.

Who ever won such division has to fight at least 5 times!

So it was a long day for the competitors and the hard working officials that did a great job.

The prices were great.

 2 x Samsung Galaxy SIII 16 GB Mobile and some rolling mats for the winners of black belt and brown belts division.

The kids also has some remote control helicopters and many raffles prices including including a brand new X-box.

The kids competition was packed as well.

It was great to see so many teams participants from all around New Zealand. I am talking about at 25 different teams just looking that the list of the medallists. I am sure they are lot of more teams as well that did not get medals.

So yes, it is a clean bill of health for NZ BJJ by looking at the numbers and variety in terms of teams and locations.


 Really looking for the next event which will even bigger as I expect that nogi format would attract lot more competitors.

There is also rumours of MMA event held during that weekend with the nogi finale absolute held in the cage. The winner will get a free ticket to compete NOGI in USA.

It might be too much to organise in one weekend in my opinion. But still is a good idea to promote nogi grappling to the 

2-3 NOVEMBER 2013 – No-Gi Nationals Adults & Kids (Auckland)

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NZ Grapplers BJJ Tournament - Winners List
Published on 18 August 2013 at 1:49 PM, Pacific/Auckland
Division1st2nd3rdTied 3rd or 4th
OPEN >> WOMEN Blue-Purple
Alessandra Moss
Gym 101
Amy Barratt-Boyes
GSW
Adult Gi >> White >> up to 66 kg
Matt McMeeking
Sorriso BJJ Club
Mathew Natad
Southern Tribes Aotearoa
Kit Jex-Blake
Southern Tribes Tairawhiti
Jamie Zhu
SGMA
Adult Gi >> White >> up to 74 kg
Sam O'Loughlin
Sorriso BJJ Club
nathan pickery
SGMA
Morgan Teasdale
Sorriso BJJ Club
Jericho Aramov
Douglas Jiu Jitsu
Adult Gi >> White >> up to 84 kg
Theophile Poizat
Southern Tribes Aotearoa
ChangHun Choi
Tu Kaha
Mike Wong
Oliver MMA
Mark Vari
Pacific MMA
Adult Gi >> White >> up to 96 kg
Russell Tangiwai
Allegiance BJJ
Stacy Waikato
Core MMA/Ground Control
Ross Anderson
East Coast BJJ
JEREMIAH BALENTI
Allegiance BJJ
Adult Gi >> White >> up to 120 kg
Juraj Zahorec
Douglas Jiu Jitsu
Mataio Ieremia
FPF Jiu Jitsu
Steveni Warby
City BJJ
Richie Ioane
Clinch BJJ
Adult Gi >> White >> Over 65 kg
Aleksandra Pashina
Southern Tribes Manawatu
Brittany Newell
Roundhouse Gym
Cassie Walker
Southern Tribes Tairawhiti
Elissa Dunn
Submission MA Auckland
Adult Gi >> Blue >> up to 66 kg
Daniel van den Berg
GroundControl Hamilton
tony candido
Oliver MMA
Adult Gi >> Blue >> up to 74 kg
Xing Hua Tan
APEX BJJ
Ben Te tai
Oliver MMA
Pramith Waidyaratne
City BJJ
Abdel-Hameed Dabbour
City BJJ
Adult Gi >> Blue >> up to 84 kg
Comrie Keenan
Te Kura Awhio
Nick Webb
Te Kura Awhio
kenton rusbridge
Auckland MMA
James Young
Oliver MMA
Adult Gi >> Blue >> up to 96 kg
james dobbs
City BJJ
Michael Wallace
Submission MA Auckland
Brent Shadbolt
APEX BJJ
graeme marukore
Crolin Gracie/JR Macgyver
Adult Gi >> Blue >> up to 120 kg
Sonny Te Wao
Oliver MMA
Charlie Harris
Oliver MMA
Aaron Davys
Oliver MMA
Jason Fowler
Oliver MMA
Adult Gi >> Blue >> Over 65 kg
Kim Hancy
Sorriso BJJ Club
Amy Barratt-Boyes
GSW
serina cole
Submission MA Auckland
Krissy Pettman
Oliver MMA
Adult Gi >> Purple >> up to 66 kg
Mark Sloane
Douglas Jiu Jitsu
James Sullivan
GSW
Alessandra Moss
Gym 101
Adult Gi >> Purple >> up to 74 kg
Adam Johnson
City BJJ
Philip Brown
Oliver MMA
Nick Ovens
Submission MA Auckland
Scott McLeod
Gracie Gym
Adult Gi >> Purple >> up to 84 kg
fernando pissini
Douglas Jiu Jitsu
Ryan Nortier
Oliver MMA
gordon Redwood
Oliver MMA
Adult Gi >> Purple >> up to 96 kg
Andre Santos
Sorriso BJJ Club
Cam Steer
Axis BJJ
Anaru Grant
Tu Kaha
adam dent
Oliver MMA
Adult Gi >> Purple >> up to 120 kg
Vaughan Antonio
Southern Tribes Aotearoa
Warren Setu
GroundControl Auckland/Clinch BJJ-MMA
Marlon Hodges
Allegiance BJJ
Adult Gi >> Brown >> up to 84 kg
Patrick Te Tau
GSW
Rafael Almeida Santos
Sorriso BJJ Club
Warren Lambert
Submission MA Auckland
Adult Gi >> Black >> up to 120 kg
Fernando Junior
Tu Kaha
Fabio Durello
Grifo Jiu Jitsu
serge morel
Douglas Jiu Jitsu
Stuart Mitchell
Douglas Jiu Jitsu
KIDS >> A
Maria Koosache
Oliver MMA
Nikau Thatcher-Greer
Southern Tribes Tairawhiti
Ashley Nesbitt
Oliver MMA Strikeforce
Lana Kelly
Oliver MMA
KIDS >> B
Jaeden Brown
Oliver MMA
Connor Glew
GroundControl Auckland
Arama Campbell
Oliver MMA
Vincent Hunt
Brasa New Zealand
KIDS >> C
Kaige Brown
Oliver MMA
Dante Hihi
Southern Tribes Aotearoa
Ashton Nevin
Brasa New Zealand
Anton te Dorsthorst
Oliver MMA
KIDS >> D
Josh Kruger
Brasa New Zealand
Ryder Williams
Oliver MMA
Crue Williams
Oliver MMA
Paora Joseph
Gracie Barra Tauranga MMA
KIDS >> E
Megan Nesbitt
Oliver MMA Strikeforce
Haamiora Joseph
Gracie Barra Tauranga MMA
Zairon Savaka
Oliver MMA
Shannon O'Brien
Oliver MMA
KIDS >> F
Corban Glew
GroundControl Auckland
Emma Nesbitt
Oliver MMA Strikeforce
Te Ariki Berryman
Gracie Barra Tauranga MMA
Shikera Lucas
Brasa New Zealand
KIDS >> G
Te Kawakawa Hika
Gracie Barra Tauranga MMA
Kiahan Simons-Tipau
Oliver MMA
Corbin Howlett
Oliver MMA
KIDS >> H
Carlos Hihi
Southern Tribes Aotearoa
Kauri Thatcher-Greer
Southern Tribes Tairawhiti
Angel Apaapa
Gracie Barra Tauranga MMA
Gabe Wharepouri
Shuriken
KIDS >> K
Matthew Dobbyn
Crolin Gracie/JR Macgyver
Paki Ormsby
Gracie Barra Tauranga MMA
Grayson Burgess
Sorriso BJJ Club
KIDS >> L
Kyle Mccamish
Oliver MMA
Jackie HUNT
Brasa New Zealand
James Seumanutafa
GroundControl Auckland
Aidan Kelly
Oliver MMA
KIDS >> M
Ethan Welsh
Brasa New Zealand
Liam McGowan
Oliver MMA
Lori Kelly
Oliver MMA
KIDS >> N
jay-jay wilson
Oliver MMA
Forrest Bedford
Gracie Barra Tauranga MMA
KIDS >> P
Hannah Oliver
Oliver MMA
Destiny Momoisea
GroundControl Auckland
Juliet Saul
Tu Kaha
Faith Ray
TCMA
KIDS >> S
Ratanui Beazley
ETK
Kit Jex-Blake
Southern Tribes Tairawhiti
Justin Bu
Auckland MMA
Isaiah BALENTI
Allegiance BJJ
KIDS >> T
Tyler Smith
Allegiance BJJ
Jaden O'Dea
Oliver MMA
Carston - Haze Fraser
Oliver MMA
KIDS >> U
Pit Vorster
Oliver MMA
William Chao
Oliver MMA South Auckland
Brayden Johnson
Gracie Barra Tauranga MMA