2022 Judo Tournament


  • 2022 Tournament Date: Sat., July 9th
     
    • NO Onsite Registration will be allowed. 
  • ​Hosted by Middletown High School
  • Tournament Schedule:
    • 8:30 am - 10:00 am: Weigh-In & Check-In.
      • All Age Divisions: Juniors (5 - 16 years old), Seniors (+17 years) & Masters (+30 years)
    • 9:30 am: Referee Meeting.
    • 10:00 am: Kata Competition begins.
    • 11:00 am: Opening Ceremonies.
      • Juniors and Masters competition will begin immediately after the opening ceremonies.
    • 1:00 pm: Senior & Newaza Elite competition will begin. 
  • Please Note: Onsite Registration will NOT be available 
  • Concessions will be available on site.
  • USA JUDO WAIVER REQUIRED: CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD
  • Proof of USA Judo, USJF, USJA, or ATJA active membership required
  • ​​Non Black Belt Waiver
  • Move Up Form

Sport Details

  • Ages 4-6
    • Boys & Girls: light, medium and heavy 

  • Ages 7-9 
    • Boys & Girls: light, medium and heavy 
  • Ages 10-12 White to Yellow/Orange and Orange & Higher
    • Boys & Girls: light, medium and heavy 
  • Ages 13-16 White to Orange and Orange/Green and Higher
    • Boys & Girls: light, medium and heavy 
  • Senior Men’s Novice
    • Light, medium and heavy
  • Senior Women’s Novice
    • Light, medium and heavy
  • Senior Men’s Brown Belt (Sankyu, Nikkyu and Ikkyu):
    • Light, medium and heavy
  • Senior Women’s Brown Belt (Sankyu, Nikkyu and Ikkyu):
    • Light, medium and heavy
  • Senior Men’s Elite:
  • Senior Women’s Elite:
  • Men’s Masters (all ranks), +30 yrs:
  • Women’s Masters (all ranks), +30 yrs:
  • Men's Elite Newaza
    • No Novice or intermediated divisions. Light, medium, heavy, super-heavy
  • Women's Elite Newaza
    • No Novice or intermediated divisions. Light, medium, heavy, super-heavy

Events are open to all Connecticut amateur athletes who register with the Nutmeg State Games Office. The Nutmeg State Games reserves the right to cut the competition in the event of over subscription. Proof of USA Judo, USJF, USJA, or. ATJA active membership must be provided. Enrollment forms will be available at registration. Nage no kata competition is open rank, age and gender.

MAAPP POLICY:  The Center for SafeSport has developed the Minor Athlete prevention Policies (MAAPP) which USA Judo has adapted to our own sport.  The MAAPP is a collection of proactive and training policies comprised of two parts:  Education & Training policy that requires training for certain Adult Participants, and the Required Prevention Policies, focused on limiting one-on-one interactions between Adult Participants and Minor Athletes to prevent abuse.  The full MAAPP policy can be found at https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Judo/MAAPP

Tournament Schedule:
  • 8:30 am - 10:00 am: Weigh-In & Check-In.
    • All Age Divisions: Juniors (5 - 16 years old), Seniors (+17 years) & Masters (+30 years)
  • 9:30 am: Referee Meeting.
  • 10:00 am: Kata Competition begins.
  • 11:00 am: Opening Ceremonies.
    • Juniors and Masters competition will begin immediately after the opening ceremonies.
  • 1:00 pm: Senior & Newaza Elite competitions will begin.

The Nutmeg State Games May add, combine or eliminate divisions in the interest of safety and fairness for all participants.

Format 
  • Double elimination will be used for all divisions.

Awards:  Nutmeg State Games medals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd and Qualify for the State Games of America: 

  • 1st = 5 pts
  • 2nd = 3 pts
  • 3rd = 1 pt

CLICK HERE FOR NEWAZA COMPETITION RULES AND PROCEDURES

Current IJF rules will be used with the following modifications:

  • No drop-knee seoi nage for juniors.

  • No shime waza or kansetsu for yonen (12 and under).

  • Shime waza is allowed for shonen (13 to 16 yrs.), but kansetsu waza is not allowed in any junior divisions.

  • Shime waza is allowed for all senior (+17) and masters divisions.

  • Kansetsu waza is allowed in senior brown belt, elite and all master divisions.

  • Juniors, (13 – 16) and non-black belt seniors who wish to compete in elite senior divisions must have signed certificates regarding non-black belt contestants.

  • No contestant under 13 will be allowed to compete in senior divisions.

  • No mixed gender matches will be allowed for anyone over 8 yrs. old.

  • Junior and masters matches:  3 minutes; senior matches:  4 minutes

  • Golden Score will be in effect for all matches.

  • Light, medium and heavy weight divisions will be determined upon completion of weigh-in.

  • The tournament director reserves the right to add or modify divisions in the interest of safety and fairness to competitors.  For example, a super-heavy weight or super-light division may be added if appropriate

Athlete Code of Conduct

  • No alcoholic beverages or illegal substances are permitted in the possession of athletes.
  • Behavior on and off the competition field by any person’s associated with the "Games" must follow the highest standards.
  • Use of foul or abusive language constitutes a violation of the Code of Conduct.
  • All athletes must respect the decisions of the officials and umpires during and after competitions.  Any harassment will constitute a violation of the Code of Conduct.
  • Unruly behavior by spectators towards players, coaches, volunteers, and/or officials will not be tolerated.  Such behavior may result in the dismissal of the offending spectator from the competition site.
  • Any participant’s behavior deemed in violation of the Code of Conduct, as decided by the Nutmeg State Games administrative staff, subjects the competitor to expulsion from the "Games".

Participants entering an individual sport competition or meet are requested to submit an Individual Sport Athlete Registration Form and the Appropriate Individual Sport FEE as soon as possible to enhance their chances of competing in the Nutmeg State Games.

You have the option to either Register ONLINE or by HARDCOPY - You do not have to do both! 

  • Onsite Registration is NOT be available the day of the tournament!

To be considered for competition of the Nutmeg State Games an Individual Sport Participant must submit the following:

  1. Individual Sport Athlete Entry Form
  2. One check covering appropriate Individual Sport Fee

The Nutmeg State Games Administration will notify a participant of his or her status by a confirmation email once the Registration goes through. Participants will be selected on a first come, first served basis. Participants not selected because of receipt after the registration deadline or other specified date (please see appropriate sport for registration deadline dates) will receive a full refund as soon as verification is possible.


Hartford HealthCare Rehabilitation Network (HHCRN) is the official medical partner for the Nutmeg State Games & CT Masters Games. HHCRN professional medical staff will be onsite at our various sport venues to provide exceptionally medical care for our participants. 
 
Hartford HealthCare Rehabilitation Network strives to be the premier rehabilitation provider in Connecticut; the company known for its commitment to high quality, customer-focused outcomes; the place where people want to work. Our goal is to create a seamless continuum of prevention and rehabilitation care, and to assist individuals with temporary or permanent impairments or disabilities in achieving their goals for maximum functional independence.
 
We are dedicated to organizing the prevention, rehabilitation and sports medicine resources in the community into a financially responsible integrated delivery system and, in doing so, establish Hartford HealthCare Rehabilitation Network as the regional network of excellence for the provision of prevention, rehabilitation and sports medicine.
 
Hydration

Hydration is crucial to good overall health and athletic performance. Dehydration affects their performance and also puts them at risk for fatigue, nausea, heat cramps or, worse, heat stroke.

Adequate daily intake of water from beverages and food each is 125 ounces for men and 91 ounces for women, according to the Institute of Medicine. That’s considerably more than the standard recommendation of eight 8-ounce  glasses a day. To reach the higher standard, drink water gradually throughout the day. These recommendations do not consider athletic activity and increased temperature. So if you are participating in athletic activity or in a warm climate, or both, more water intake may be needed.

One of the easiest ways your athlete can gauge hydration is checking urine color. Pale or colorless urine usually indicates ample hydration. Light to bright yellow urine means more fluid intake is necessary. Dehydration is something that can be prevented easily as long as it is made a priority.

For more information about how to stay healthy and in the game, please visit Hartford HealthCare Sports Health at www.mysportshealth.org

Concussion

Concussions are not easy to predict or prevent. It’s important to understand the symptoms. Concussions are difficult injuries because symptoms are not always apparent at the time of the injury. Concussions are caused by a direct blow to the head, or a blow to the body that causes a rapid deceleration of the head (whiplash affect).

If you witness or suspect this type of injury, the athlete should be held out of activity and evaluated by a medical professional. As a reminder, an athlete does not have to lose consciousness to sustain a concussion. Once evaluated by a medical professional and given care instructions, the athlete should be monitored closely by a responsible adult for at least 24 hours after the injury. Symptoms include loss of consciousness, slurred speech, repeated vomiting, unequal pupils, weakness or numbness in arms or legs, decreased responsiveness and convulsions or seizures.

For more information about how to stay healthy and in the game, please visit Hartford HealthCare Sports Health at www.mysportshealth.org

The Nutmeg State Games administration works closely with all Connecticut media outlets regarding any interesting stories about athletes and teams that will be participating in the "Games". If you have an interesting story to tell, we are all ears!

Human interests stories typically address situations "off-the-court". Do you volunteer in the community? Are you great at something other than the sport you are playing? Are you following in the steps of a a sibling or parent? Of course, if you are doing something great on the court please provide us with all the details.

If you, your team or someone you know fits any of these questions, please pass along this information or feel free to contact our office, and we would be happy to coordinate coverage on their behalf. - Please send all info to info@nutmegstategames.org.

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