The MCS Midlands Jacket Wrestling Open Championships
Sanctioned by the BSF & WFMC under FIAS Sport and Combat Sambo rules.
The event will run alongside the WFMC British MMA & Grappling Open Championships.
Competition is open to all Gi/Jacket based Grappling, Wrestling, and Striking styles
Athletes ages: Sport Sambo - 8yrs+ and Combat Sambo (Full Contact) - 16yrs+
Registration on the day 9 - 10am. (No refunds are provided to anyone, once the first fight of the event starts)
Event starts with Sport Sambo at 10am sharp. Combat Sambo categories will commence once the Sport categories have completed.
The event proceedings will be finished and closed at 3pm sharp.
Athletes pay per weight & age category at the point of registration.
Spectators pay at the point of entry to the event hall.
Weigh-ins are completed at the point of registration.
Medicals for all fighters will take place following their registration and weigh-in.
Athletes are matched on the day, and will be pooled depending on their weight and age only. Experience and grades are not taken into account under these rules.
Categories/pools may be merged with the appropriate weight and age category either directly above or below if the event management deem it necessary due to a lack of competitors, or, due to time restrictions.
Sport Sambo is a Russian Gi/Jacket based wrestling/grappling sport, similar to a combination of Judo, Wrestling, and JuJitsu.
Combat Sambo is a full contact Russian Gi/Jacket based mixed martial art that allows the use of Punches, Kicks, Throwing, Ground Grappling, Head Butts, and Ground & Pound.
Medals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places.
Sport Sambo - Standard Red and Blue jacket and shorts, or any Judo or Jui Jitsu style Jacket, Vale Tudo or MMA shorts, groin protector (optional), wrestling boots optional. (If a competitor is wearing a non standard Sambo jacket
Combat Sambo - as above but with: open face head guard, mouth guard, 4oz MMA mitts, groin protector, Shin instep pads (thin foam fabric type, not thai style), Sambo wrestling boots optional, NO Freestyle or Catch Wrestling boots. Female chest protector (optional).
Athletes who do not wear the traditional Sambo/Cambo blue and red Kurtka/Jacket and shorts will wear either a blue or red belt to identify their respective corners.
*ALL* Athletes are to produce an in date and *suitable* martial arts personal insurance certificate/licence, at the point of registration. Failure to produce this will result in you not being able to compete. If unsure of your insurance suitability please check with your insurer, club, or governing body.*
Athletes are able to enter multiple categories, including those No-GI categories running as part of the WFMC event. However, once registered you must ensure that you are available at the corner of the mat when you are called to compete. A 2 minute call time limit will be triggered, if you fail to arrive at the corner of the mat in the correct attire by the end of this time you will be disqualified, and the opponent will be announced as the winner.
Athletes are to be respectful to all venue staff, MCS/BSF/WFMC officials, and spectators at all times. Athletes will be automatically disqualified if this rule has been determined to have been broken at any time.
Athletes are NOT to talk when they are on the competitive mat. This includes talking to coaches, team members, opponent, or spectators. Athletes will receive a 1 warning rule for this. If you are caught talking on a 2nd occasion then they will be automatically disqualified. (asking the referee a question is permitted, but only for genuine reasons) Time wasting will result in disqualification, and is at the discretion of the referee and umpires.
Spectators, regardless of the status of their allegiance to a gym/club/competitor are not to be disrespectful to any athlete, venue staff, MCS/BSF/WFMC official, and other spectators at all times. Normal supporter type behavior of a athlete or team is obviously expected and permitted. However, swearing, derogatory, or aggressive behavior, is NOT permitted and will result in the spectator(s) being asked to leave the venue.
Referees/Umpires competitive match decisions are final, and will not be subject to negotiation.
Athletes/coaches who feel it necessary to raise a complaint regarding a decision. If a decision or rules disagreement is needed to be voiced by a competitor or coach, then they must do this at the umpire table with the respective official. This is to be completed in a respective and non-aggressive or derogatory manner. If this rule is not followed then disqualification may be awarded.
if an athlete or coach requires to voice a complaint or concern regarding the running of the event, then they must do this either on the day with the MCS event official, not a BSF or WFMC official, or, in writing/email to the MCS. Disqualification may be awarded if the said complainants breach the rules of this event, as per stated in the previous sections above relating to disqualification.
Coaching an athlete. One Coach is permitted to coach/direct their athlete from the official red or blue coaching area. They are to do this in a firm and respectful manner. Shouting or talking wildly and disrespectfully to any athlete, official, or spectator, will result in a warning from the referee/umpire, a 2nd breach of this rule will result in the coach being asked to leave the competitive area, and in severe circumstances the venue. Coaching from elsewhere in the venue is not permitted.
Athletes who are not engaged in competition on the mat are to observe the rules at all times, and, respect those athletes who are competing at any said time. Non-competitive athletes are to remain outside of the official competitive area and are not permitted to coach any athlete, unless they are the nominated mat side coach.
If a competitor, coach, or spectator have been disqualified or asked to leave the event they will not be subject to a refund. This is non-negotiable.
The venue has a hot & cold food and drink cafe and vending machines.
Toilet, changing, and showering facilities available at the venue.
Hotels are available around the town centre.
Venue is 20 minute walk from the towns train station.
The venue is within 20 minutes drive of Birmingham City Center.
Restaurants, bars, and shops available within 15-20 minutes walk of the venue.
Paid parking is available on site, and is refundable on production of a ticket to the center reception.
Car parking is also possible in surrounding residential streets.
The event is promoted and managed by Midlands Combat Sports MCS - email@example.com
Technical rules will be available soon.