GRAPPLING RETURNS TO WILDWOOD
Looking for a fun vacation this summer? This will be the 10th year the NAGA has brought the “Battle of the Beach” Submission Tournament to Wildwood, New Jersey. With such tremendous turnouts, the event will span two days and will feature 300 gi and no-gi divisions at the new Wildwood Convention Center. Saturday will be the ADULT gi & no-gi competition, and Sunday will be the CHILDREN and TEENS gi & no-gi competitions. For those of you who have never been to Wildwood, it is one of the hottest summer spots in New Jersey, with a huge boardwalk, amusement parks, shops, and plenty of beach. Make it a great weekend with your family or friends and come to compete!
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Pre-registration is now closed. You can still register/weigh-in Friday (7/31/09) from 5-8PM at the event venue, or on Saturday beginning at 8AM at the event venue, for Adults, Sunday beginning at 8AM for Kids & Teens. Registration fee is; $80 for 1 division, $100 for 2 divisions, spectators are $15.
Tickets are still available for the MMA event Saturday night at the Wildwood Convention Center. Click the Reality Fighting link at the top of the website for more details.
Morey’s Piers, one of Wildwood’s finest attractions is offering a discounted ticket price to all Battle at the Beach competitors. Just click HERE and enter an ID of ’NAGA’ (follow directions from there).
WILDWOOD CONVENTION CENTER
The Battle at the Beach is being held at the brand new, 7000 seat Wildwood Convention Center. The state-of-the-art facility is fully AIR CONDITIONED, right on the boardwalk, and all seating is stadium style and fully cushioned. We have the OCEAN VIEW side on the Arena which means that the entire half of the venue is solid glass with nothing but sand, ocean and the breeze on our own private 10,000 square foot ocean front deck.
ADULT GI & NO-GI SATURDAY, KIDS/TEENS SUNDAY
Due to the large amount of competitors this tournament attracts each year, we have expanded the tournament into two days. All adults (both gi and no-gi) will compete on Saturday, all children and teens (gi & no-gi) will compete on Sunday. This will allow each day’s event to finish at a reasonable time.
FREE NAGA BEACH TOWELS & FLIP FLOPS
Anyone who pre-registers either online or via the mail by the pre-registration close date will receive a FREE $25 NAGA Beach Towel. NAGA will also be handing out NAGA Flip Flops to all children, women, and men competitors FREE, just for making the trip to Wildwood.
WEIGH-IN AND REGISTRATION OPTIONS
Competitors will have the option to weigh-in on Friday evening, or weigh-in and register on the day you compete any time after 8 AM. This means you can weigh-in and compete in both gi & no-gi competition all in one day. You are not required to weigh-in on Friday, but the option is available to you. Friday weigh-ins will take place from 5 PM to 8 PM at the venue. Please note weigh in closes exactly at 8 PM so please be on time if you plan on weighing in on Friday evening.
Will be awarded to the No-Gi Absolute Champion
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).
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. Battle at the Beach 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.
MMA EVENT ON SATURDAY NIGHT
Whether you just like watching mixed martial arts or want to compete in it, here is your chance. Saturday night after the Adult grappling competition has ended, we will be holding our 4th annual amateur MMA event entitled, Reality Fighting, at the Wildwood Convention Center. Check out 15 exciting mixed martial arts fights in our new 30 FOOT HEXAGON CAGE. Tickets are available on our website or the night of the fights at the door. If you would like to fight in the amateur event please fill out the fighter application at www.realityfighting.tv and in the ’Experience’ box note that you want to fight on the 8/1 Battle at the Beach show.