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2019 NAGA Charlotte Grappling Championship


2019 NAGA Charlotte Grappling Championship

NAGA is very excited to be back in Concord, NC. On July 13, 2019, the NAGA Charlotte Grappling Championship will take place at the Cabarrus Arena in Concord, NC. This is a No-Gi and Gi grappling tournament. The tournament will have over 300 No-Gi and Gi grappling divisions. All Expert division winners take home championship belts. Non-expert Children and Teen division winners will be awarded samurai swords. Adult non-expert winners are awarded medals.

In 2019, NAGA has made significant changes to improve our customer's overall experience at NAGA events. These improvements include:
- Added Absolute Male & Female No-Gi Divisions for Novice/Beginner, Intermediate & Expert competitors
- Added Absolute Male & Female Gi Divisions for White Belt, Blue Belt & Purple Belt competitors
- More Women weight classes; weights are now separated by 10 lb. increments
- Added Ultra Heavy Weight (250 lbs. & above) to separate men 225 lbs. to 249.9 lbs. (Super Heavy Weight) from those 250 lbs. and over
- NAGA will be using the Smoothcomp tournament management system.

NAGA has replaced the TourneyGuru bracketing system with the new and improved Smoothcomp system. All competitors will need to register through the Smoothcomp website. If you do not already have a Smoothcomp account, you will be prompted to create one. Parents can create one account and host your children under that account (the same goes for coaches and their students if you choose to do so). Once you are registered, you will be able to view who is enrolled in their group. If there is no one in your group, don’t worry, NAGA will work to find you matches.
On tournament day you will be able to monitor the schedule and what your division's estimated start times will be. Coaches, family, and friends will be able to follow your bracket, all of this in real-time. Please visit the event page at for more information about NAGA and Smoothcomp.
Important improvements for 2019:
- To pre-bracket all competitors the number one and most significant change is that NAGA will no longer accept registrations or payments on the day of the event (Saturday and or Sunday). This change will enable us to get the bulk of bracketing done on Friday night. Competitors can register until the end of the weigh-in session the night before the event. Please note though, you must already have a Smoothcomp account and have had registered for the event choosing the ‘Complete Registration Later’ option. There will not be kiosks or forms that can be completed onsite.
- Children and Teens will have a mandatory report time in the morning. We do this so we can perform the referee interview to make sure the competitor is in the correct division, and to start the tournament as early as possible.
- Children and Teen ring assignments will be viewable through Smoothcomp. A physical form which indicated your division(s) ‘home base’ will no longer be distributed.
- Family codes are still available. To get a code you will need to call the office Monday-Friday between the hours of 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM (EST) to get your unique code. If your call is not answered, please leave a voicemail with which tournament you need the code for and the number of competitors. Please note this discount is only for immediate family members (brother and sister competing, mother and son competing, father and daughter competing, etc.). Cousins, teammates, etc. do not qualify.

All divisions will take place on Saturday. Please visit the NAGA website for more information on division start times.

Important Tournament Information:

- All competitors can check-in/weigh-in on Friday from 6:00-6:30 PM.
- Saturday, all Children/Teens must be checked-in by 9:00 AM and weighed in by 9:30 AM
- Saturday, Adults please check the NAGA website for your check-in time.
- No registrations will be accepted on Saturday, no exceptions.
- Once a competitor accepts their weight and it is entered, the weight can no longer be changed.
- Competing in gi and no-gi is considered two divisions.
- Heel hooks are not allowed in any youth divisions and adult Novice and Beginner No-Gi divisions.
- New Absolute Divisions have been added.
- If you do not make the weight you registered for you will be placed into the weight class of what you weighed at the event. Please try to be as accurate with your weight as possible. This will help expedite the bracketing process. You can edit your weight in Smoothcomp up until the designated cutoff time.

NAGA does not accept mail-in registrations. Credit card and cash are accepted at the event. AmEx and checks are not accepted.

Pre-Registration Price (labeled as “Early Bird” in Smoothcomp)
Register by Friday, July 5, 2019, and pay:
1 Division = $89
$20 for each additional division
Spectators = $12, Children 8 & under are $5 and only available at the door.

Late Registration Price (labeled as “Normal Registration” in Smoothcomp)
Register 7/6/19 through 7/10/19 and pay:
1 Division = $109
$20 for each additional division
Spectator = $15, Children 8 & under are $5 and only available at the door.

Final Registration Price (labeled as “Late Registration” in Smoothcomp)
Register online or at the event on 7/11 and 7/12 and pay:
1 Division or 2 Divisions = $149
$20 for each additional division
Spectator = $15. Children 8 & under are $5 and only available at the door. Spectator passes can be purchased at the event.
If you are going to pay cash for your registration you will need to do so during the Friday weigh-in session.

* The price you pay is based on when you actually pay not when you registered (if you chose the Complete Registration Later option)

For more information on pricing, directions, divisions and more visit the NAGA website,

We are excited for 2019 and cannot wait to see you on the mats!

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