Date(s) - 18/08/2012
Malcolm X College - Sports Complex
2012 NAGA ILLINOIS GRAPPLING CHAMPIONSHIP The North American Grappling Association (NAGA) is America’s largest mixed grappling tournament circuit with over 160,000 competitors worldwide. On August 18 & 19, 2012 NAGA returns to Chicago for our annual Illinois Grappling Championship, No-Gi & Gi tournament. Saturday will be the ADULT & TEEN (14-17) gi & no-gi competition, Sunday will be the CHILDREN (13 & under) gi & no-gi competitions. This event is nationally RANKED!
PRE-REGISTER ONLINE HERE or download the registration form, print it out and mail it in to the address on the form along with your check.
1 Division = $80; 2 Divisions = $100, Spectators = $10 ($15 after pre-reg closes). For family rates, download the event flyer/registration form, or click the Pre-Register Online link. Pre-registration closes at 5PM on Friday,August 10.
DIRECTIONS: Malcolm X College – Sports Complex
1900 W Van Buren St. Chicago, IL 60612
|FROM THE WEST (DOWNTOWN CHICAGO): Take I-290 West for 1.5 miles, Take exit 28B toward Ashland Ave 1600 W/Paulina St 1700 West, Merge onto West Van Buren Street. Destination will be on the right in a 1/5 mile (1900 W Van Buren St. Chicago, IL 60612).
FROM THE NORTH (MILWALKEE, WI): Take I-94 East/US-41 South, Take exit 51H to merge onto I-290 W toward Eisenhower Expy/W Suburbs , Take exit 28B toward Ashland Ave 1600 W/Paulina St 1700 West, Merge onto West Van Buren Street. Destination will be on the right in a 1/5 mile (1900 W Van Buren St. Chicago, IL 60612).
FROM THE EAST: Take I-290 East, Take exit 28A for Damen Ave. Merge onto W Congress Pkwy for .2 miles, Turn left onto West Ogden Ave. for .1 miles, Take the 1st left onto West Van Buren Street, Destination will be on the right.
FROM THE SOUTH: Take I-90 W/Interstate 94 W/I-94 W via the ramp on the left to I-290/Roosevelt Rd/Taylor St, Take exit 51H to merge onto I-290 W toward W Suburbs 1.7 mi, Take exit 28B toward Ashland Ave 1600 W/Paulina St 1700 West, Merge onto West Van Buren Street. Destination will be on the right in a 1/5 mile (1900 W Van Buren St. Chicago, IL 60612).
DISCOUNTED HOTEL: Best Western Inn & Suites 8220 S Cicero Avenue, Burbank, IL 60459; phone: (708)497-3000
|Call (708)497-3000 and ask for the discounted rate of $69 per night, must make reservations by 7/18/12 to get this rate. Free internet, indoor heated pool and Hot Tub, continental breakfast.
For other hotel options please go to www.hotels.com or call 1-800-246-8357
FREE NAGA POLO SHIRT OR RANK BELT FOR OUR REPEAT CUSTOMERS Any competitor who fought in the last NAGA event in Chicago on April 25 and competes in this event will receive either a free NAGA Fighter Polo Shirt ($45 value) or a free NAGA Rank Belt for your street clothes ($25 value). You can pick up your item of choice from the NAGA t-shirt booth on 8/18 or 8/19 at this event. We appreciate your continued support of NAGA tournaments!
100 CHAMPIONSHIP BELTS AWARDED NAGA is very pleased to be awarding 100 CHAMPIONSHIP BELTS to all its Children, Teen, Adult, Masters, Directors and Executive Expert Division Winners.
SAMURAI SWORDS TO CHILDREN & TEENS WINNERS NAGA will be awarding custom engraved SAMURAI SWORDS to all non-expert Children & Teen 1st place winners! Octagon medals will be awarded to all 2nd & 3rd place winners along with non-expert Adult division winners. Adult competitors who place 1st and win a gold medal will have the opportunity to obtain a samurai sword at the NAGA T-shirt booth for a nominal fee. All children/teens will take home a medal even if they do not place 1st through 3rd for having the courage to compete.
TEAM WINNERS: SPECTACULAR TEAM CUPS All 6 of our top teams (Adult Gi, No-Gi & Children 17 yrs. & under) will receive a massive, custom made CHAMPIONSHIP CUP for your academy. Do notmiss this opportunity to showcase the talent that your academy possesses.
NATIONALLY RANKED EVENT All NAGA events are part of the nationwide ranking system entitled RANKED. Our goal is to determine who the best grapplers in the country are for various age, gender, and skill levels. This tournament will be nationally ranked so do not miss your opportunity to gain points towards a true national title. More details can be found at www.nationallyranked.com.
SANDBAGGERS BEWARE NAGA works diligently to prevent “sandbagging”, or the practice of fighting down skill levels to ensure one takes home an award. NAGA has been working with RANKED to track all fighters and ranked grappling events to produce true “national standings.” A by-product of these standings is our knowledge of who has competed and at which level. Front door personnel will use RANKED data to determine whether or not individuals who have fought in past events belong in a higher skill level (i.e. placed 1st at a prior NAGA event).