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

  • Weigh in is on the day of the competition (2nd March) at approx. 8am
  • Whole team should weigh in together
  • 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.


  • This is a student event
  • Universities are allowed to bring as many teams as they wish, as well as reserve competitors
  • Each team should correspond to an individual institution
  • There is no grade restriction on this event
  • Reserves may fight in their weight category, or the one above.

Competition 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 (time may be reduced if we have a big entry)
  • Reserves may compete in the weight group they weighed in as or one higher
  • This is a Student event, only students may enter
  • Each team should represent a single institution
  • Reserves must be entered and weighed-in along with the team (must be on team list)
  • Not point scoring for UK players

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?

Each team costs £100
We will provide food and accommodation (mat space!) for £25 per person.

Registration process

  • The registration process must be completed once for each team
  • When asked how many you are registering, include players, reserves.

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