West Virginia State Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Submission Wrestling Championships The West Virginia Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Submission Wrestling State Championships are set to return this August 20th in Charleston, WV as part of Sportsfest 2016. Date: Saturday, August 20th, 2016 Time: Kids Tournament 10am, Kids Rules Meeting 9:30am, Adult Tournament 11am, Referee Meeting at 10am, Adult Competitor Rules meeting at 10:30am Cost: Only 65$ for adult men, if you pre-register, and you can compete in as many divisions as you want, and only 55$ for women and children. It is 75$ for adult men not pre-registered and 65$ for women and children (the post mark date is August 14th, 2016). Format: DOUBLE ELIMINATION in both Gi and No Gi divisions, and Absolute divisions in each skill level. Location: Magic Island, Charleston, WV 25301 (101 Kanawha Blvd. W, Charleston, WV 25301 - on the river) Beautiful, Custom, WV State Championship Medals for 1st-3rd Place All 1st-3rd place finishers will win an official state championship medal and be declared the WV State Grappling Champion of 2016. Custom WV State Championship Banner for the Winning Team with Year The team with the highest amount of team wins (1st-3rd) will receive a custom state championship banner to hang in there gym with the year that their team has won. Previous team winners have been GZFS (2010, 2012, and 2013), Butch Hiles BJJ (2009 and 2011), and GZ Huntington 2014 FREE T-Shirt to the first 75 Competitors Pre-Register now: Pre-registration links are below and the deadline is August 16th. T-shirts will go fast, so please register ASAP to receive yours. Cost: Only 65$ for adult male divisions and you can compete in as many divisions as you want, and only 55$ for women and children. It is 75$ for adult men at the door and 65$ for women and children at the door (the post mark date is August 16th, 2016). Pre-Registration Link: http://www.wvgrapplingopen.com/official-state-gi-no-gi-championship-sportsfest-2016/ Sponsored by Shield Roofing Sports Fest 2016 On Saturday, August 20th, 2016 Charleston, West Virginia will, once again, host the official state Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Submission Wrestling State Championships as part of the "West Virginia Games." The WV Games is a huge event that takes place on Magic Island, which is located on the Kanawha River in the capital of West Virginia and offers a scenic backdrop to a flurry of athletic competitions and events. This is a family friendly event and we encourage all of our competitors to bring their friends and families so they can enjoy all of the other events and activities during the tournament. Besides the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Submission Wrestling State Championships, the WV Games will also feature several family friendly sporting events from all around the state and country. With the addition of our numerous vendors and activities, we feel that this is an event that everyone should try and make part of their schedule because it is very rare that you can keep the entire family entertained while waiting for your chance to hit the mats. Sports Fest is a professional volleyball tournament and a professional jet-ski event that will be featured on national television. This will just add to the excitement bring bigger and better things to the event as a whole! For more information on sports fest click: http://www.evptour.com/ As always, we want all of our competitors to have as much fun as possible, so we offer a well organized tournament that is fair for all and offers a ton of matches at a low price. In fact, each competitor has the chance to compete a minimum of six times, if they compete in their respective divisions in both the gi and no gi tournaments as well as the absolute divisions. Keep an eye out for continued updates.