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Format of competition

Teams of 6 players
Men: 1 x Under 73kg; 1 x Under 81; 1 x Under 90kg; 1 x Over 90kg.
Women: 1 x Under 63kg; 1 x Over 63kg.

Weigh in

Players are given the option to be weighed either on the day (Saturday), or the night before (Friday).
Weighing in on the night before would be ideal as it allows for a prompt start on Saturday. 


  • This is a student event
  • Universities are allowed to bring as many teams as they wish (entry fee is paid for each team/person), as well as reserve competitors
  • Each team should correspond to an individual institution
  • There is no grade restriction on this event (minimum or maximum)
  • Reserves may fight in their weight category, or one above

Contest rules

  • The competition will be fought under BJA modified version of IJF rules
  • All players should wear a clean white judogi and teams should provide their own blue and white belts
  • All contests will be 4 minutes duration for both men and women
  • Players can fight one weight category above their normal category
  • Players may only fight for the team they weighed in with, i.e. if team A is knocked out, the players from that team cannot then fight for team B
  • Reserves may compete in the weight group they weighed in as, or one higher.

Additional notes

Tournament director decision is final on all matters.
This is not a promotion (dan grade) point scoring competition for British players.

What will USIST cost to enter?

In short, there is a team fee PLUS a fee per person attending (those in teams and those coming to party need to pay this).

All individuals pay the individual fee, team members, coaches, spectators, everyone.

So total payable =  team fee + (number of people * individual fee)

Registration process

  • The registration must be completed once for each team
  • When asked how many you are registering, include players, reserves and anyone else that needs to pay (accommodation / food / social).