2020 Judo Tournament Cancelled

Due to the evolving nature of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and the threat it poses to public health, we've made the very difficult decision to cancel the 2020 ShopRite Nutmeg State Games scheduled to be hosted by the City of New Britain in June, July and August. The challenges and uncertainty that COVID-19 (Coronavirus) has presented make it impossible for our organization to appropriately plan, organize and put on our numerous sporting events in a safe environment. Please click on the icon below to read our full statement and information regarding refunds.

  • The Propsed date for the 2021 tournament is Saturday, July 10th at New Britain High School.
  • REGISTRATION DEADLINE: TBA.
    • NO Onsite Registration will be allowed. 
  • 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 competition will begin. 
  • Please Note: Onsite Registration will NOT be available 
  • Concessions will be available on site.
  • Proof of USA Judo, USJF, USJA, ATJA or AJJF 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:

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, ATJA or AJJF active membership must be provided. Enrollment forms will be available at registration. Nage no kata competition is open rank, age and gender.

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 competition will begin.

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

  • Double elimination will be used for all divisions.

Awards:  Nutmeg State Games medals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd; ribbons for all others. Overall Trophy for top point clubs in junior and senior/masters divisions: 

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

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.

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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