2024 Judo Tournament


  • 2024 Tournament Date: Sat., July 20th
  • USA Judo Sanction # TBD
    • All USA Judo Members & ALL NON-USA JUDO MEMBERS: (USJF, USJA, or. ATJA ) Must show proof of active membership AND SIGN  BOTH USA JUDO Waivers. Links below.
  • ​Hosted by Middletown High School
  • Tournament Schedule:
    • 8:30 am - 9:30 am: Weigh-In & Check-In.
      • All Age Divisions: 
    • 9:30 am: Referee Meeting.
    • 10:00 am: Opening Ceremonies immediately followed by Kata 
    • 11:00 am: Opening Ceremonies.
      • Juniors and Masters competition will begin immediately after the opening ceremonies.
  • Please Note: Onsite Registration will NOT be available 
  • Concessions will be available on site.
  • TWO USA JUDO WAIVERS REQUIRED: CLICK HERE for Waiver #1  
  • Proof of USA Judo, USJF, USJA, or ATJA active membership required
  • All forms can be found at the" How to Enter, Forms & Waivers" Bar or Under Schedule, Results & Info

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 REQUIRED. ALL NON-USA JUDO MEMBERS: (USJF, USJA, or. ATJA ) Must show proof of active membership AND SIGN AN ADDITIONAL WAIVER. (Insert link here) 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 - 9:30 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: Opening Ceremonies
    • Kata to immediately follow 
    • 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.

Pre-Register ONLINE or by HARDCOPY postmarked by the registration deadline. NO ONSITE REGISTRATION! 

FORMS: Click on a form to download/print

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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