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Polk County Festival
Location and Schedule

June 18, 2022
AdventHealth Field House & Conference Center
210 Cypress Gardens Blvd.
Winter Haven, Florida 33880

Daily Schedule
Friday, June 17

4:00 – 7:00 p.m. – Athlete Weigh-Ins, Holiday Inn Winter Haven (200 Cypress Gardens Blvd, Winter Haven) Onsite registration will also be accepted at this location and time.

Saturday, June 18
Event Timeline for Sunshine State Games-Judo

– Competitor Pools will be posted at convention Center at 8:30 am
– All contested pools will be addressed from 8:30 am to 9:15 am only. Only coaches will be able to contest pools. Changes will be done at the discretion of the Tournament Director.
– Athlete line ups will be done at 9:30 am
– Welcome and introduction of officials 9:35 am.
– Pledge of allegiance at 9:35 am
– Referee line up and bow in will be done at 9:35 am.
– Shia and Kata competition to start at 9:45 am
– Awards ceremonies will start at 11:30 am as divisions are completed.

Event venue, dates, and location are subject to change.

Events
Subject to change

Kata
Nage No Kata Tori/Uke
Ju No Kata Uke/Tori
Open Kata Tori/Uke
Katame No Kata Tori/Uke

Shiai
Junior Regular Categories
Bantam 1
(Born 2017):
Female and Male: 18, 22, +22 kg

Bantam 2 (Born 2016):
Female and Male: 19, 23, +23kg

Bantam 3 (Born 2015):
Female and Male: 21, 25, 29, +29kg

Bantam 4 (Born 2014):
Female and Male: 22, 26, 30, 34, 38, +38 kg

Bantam 5 (Born 2013):
Female and Male: 25, 29, 33, 37, 41, 41+kg

Bantam 6 (Born 2012):
Female and Male: 27, 31, 35, 39, 44, 44+kg

INTERMEDIATE (Born 2010-2011):
Female and Male: 28, 31, 34, 38, 42, 47, 52, +52kg

JUVENILE (Born 2008-2009):
Female and Male:
36, 40, 44, 48, 53, 58, 64, +64 kg

CADET (Born 2005-2007):
Female: 40, 44, 48, 52, 57, 63, 70, +70 kg
Male: 50, 55, 60, 66, 73, 81, 90, +90 kg

IJF-Junior (Born 2002-2007):
Female: 48, 52, 57, 63, 70, 78, +78 kg, Open
Male: 60, 66, 73, 81, 90, 100, +100 kg, Open

Junior Novice Categories
Bantam 1 (Born 2016-2017):
Female and Male: 23, +23 kg

Bantam 2 (Born 2014-2015):
Female and Male: 23, 27, 31, 35, +35 kg

Bantam 3 (Born 2012-2013)
Female: 27, 32, 37, +37 kg
Male: 25, 30, 36, 42, +42kg

INTERMEDIATE (Born 2010-2011):
Female and Male: 28, 31, 34, 38, 42, 47, 52, +52kg

JUVENILE (Born 2008-2009):
Female and Male:
36, 40, 44, 48, 53, 58, 64, +64 kg

CADET (Born 2005-2007):
Female: 40, 44, 48, 52, 57, 63, 70, +70 kg
Male: 50, 55, 60, 66, 73, 81, 90, +90 kg

IJF-Junior (Born 2002-2007):
Female: 48, 52, 57, 63, 70, 78, +78 kg
Male: 60, 66, 73, 81, 90, 100, +100 kg

For seniors, novice, and veterans, we use standard weights:
Male: 60kg, 66kg, 73kg, 81kg, 90kg, 100kg, +100kg, open
Female:48kg, 52kg, 57kg, 63kg, 70kg, 78kg, +78kg, open

Veterans, same weights above but with the following ages:
Age 30-34; Year of Birth 1992-88; Female, F1; Male, M1
Age 35-39; Year of Birth 1987-83; Female, F2; Male, M2
Age 40-44; Year of Birth 1982-78; Female, F3; Male, M3
Age 45-59; Year of Birth 1977-73; Female, F4; Male, M4
Age 50-54; Year of Birth 1972-68; Female, F5; Male, M5
Age 55-59; Year of Birth 1967-63; Female, F6; Male, M6
Age 60-64; Year of Birth 1962-58; Female, F7; Male, M7
Age 65-69; Year of Birth 1957-53; Female, F8; Male, M8
Age 70-74; Year of Birth 1952-48; Female, F9; Male, M9
Age 75-79; Year of Birth 1947-43; Female, F10, Male, M10
Age 80+; Year of Birth 1942 and earlier; Female, F11; Male, M11

Coaches
Only coaches with current Governing Body (USA Judo, United States Judo Association or United States Judo Federation) issued credentials will be permitted access to the staging and competition areas. Coaches that do not bring their issued credentials will be required to purchase a tournament coaches pass for $20 during Friday night registration and weigh-in. Coaches that do not have proper credentials on Saturday may purchase a late tournament coaches pass for $40 at the discretion of the tournament director. NO COACHING will be allowed within the staging area. It will be the coaches’ responsibility to use the designated chair located on the opposite side of the staging area, if needed. Please contact the Florida Sports Foundation with any questions.

Format
1. Modified double elimination format.
2. Each match will last four minutes, the “Golden Score” time limit is not in affect for this event.
3. Competition will be by age group, division, skill and weight. All Bantam, Intermediate and Juvenile age group novice divisions will be combined white through yellow belt skill. All Bantam, Intermediate and Juvenile age group advanced divisions will be combined orange belt and above skill. All Senior and Master age group novice divisions will be combined white through green belt skill. All Senior and Master age group advanced divisions will be combined brown belt and above skill.
4. Kata competition will be coed all ages.
5. Tournament Director has the right to change the competitor’s weight class and divisions as deemed necessary, as well as to combine divisions based upon participation.
6. Any requests to change divisions or pools much be submitted by the athlete’s coach along with a completed parental consent form (if fighting in a higher weight or skill class). Requests for changes must be made Saturday, June 18 from 8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. All requests must be submitted at the designated time. NO EXCEPTIONS! Requests will not be heard after 9:00 a.m. Only changes approved by the tournament director and officials will be implemented.

Entry Requirements
1. Weight must be entered in kilograms and within 1 Kg of actual body weight.
2. Please note Kata partner name on application under column labeled “Partner”.
3. Please name Kata when competing in Open Kata division under column labeled “Rating/Rank/Class/Belt”.
4. Men & Women Juniors must provide proof of age by providing a copy of birth certificate.
5. All registrants must weigh-in at designated time. NO EXCEPTIONS!
6. All registrants must be a member of USA Judo, United States Judo Association, United States Judo Federation or ATJA.
7. Please note club name under “School” field and instructor’s name under “Coach” field.

Sport Rules
1. This tournament will be conducted in accordance with International Judo Federation Rules Modified.
2. No armbars (kansetsu waza) shall be allowed in any novice category.
3. No Shime Waza (choking technique) in ages 6-12.
4. No Kansetsu Waza (joint locking technique) in ages 6-16.
5. The Tournament Director has the right to change the competitor’s weight division and categories as deemed necessary.

Entry Fee
$65.00 pre-registration – must be received by 6/13/22
(Each additional division is $30.00 for allowable divisions only)

$85.00 late registration (will be accepted by Friday 6/17/22 at the host hotel)

Awards
1. Gold, Silver and two Bronze medals will be awarded to the top finishers in each pool.
2. Medals will be awarded at the conclusion of the Bantam & Intermediate divisions competition, Juvenile divisions competition and Senior & Master divisions competition.
3. Awards will be given for outstanding Judoka Junior Female, Junior Male, Senior Female and Senior Male.

Registration
CLICK HERE for Registration information.

Hotel Accommodation
.CLICK HERE for Hotel information.

FSF Staff Contact
OJ Hill
(850) 577-7207 or ojhill@playinflorida.com

State Director
Dr. Ricardo Menendez
(305) 898-1625 or RM2701@bellsouth.net