Destin-Fort Walton Beach Convention Center
1240 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
The venue is not allowing outside food and beverages. There will be bag checks by their staff. Please plan accordingly.
COVID Related Protocol
The NAGA Pensacola tournament will be broken down into three sessions in order to meet capacity limits that are in place. The sessions are:
Session 1: ALL KIDS 13 & UNDER NOV, BEG
Check-in Time: 8 AM-9:30 AM
Session 2: ALL KIDS 13 & UNDER INT, ADV, EXP, ALL TEENS, ALL ADULT WOMEN
Check-in Time: 12:15 PM
Session 3: ALL ADULT MEN
Check-in Time: 3:15 PM
The TBD check-in times will be announced soon. Only those who are competing in that session, those spectating them, and coaches will be allowed in that session. Once the session is completed the area will be cleared to allow for the next session to enter. Those who have competitors in multiple sessions will be taken care of.
Masks must be worn except for when competing on the mat.
As a reminder, no outside food or beverages are allowed.
Our website has an extensive FAQ section that will likely answer most of your questions concerning a NAGA tournament (registering, changing weight class, updating team name, schedule, etc.). NAGA FAQ
Using Multiple Sessions
During Covid we have needed to use a tournament model based on having multiple sessions in order to meet mandated occupancy limits. The use of sessions allows competitors to have multiple family and friends come to the event to support them (though some venues do limit competitors to one spectator no matter what occupancy limits are in place). A schedule of sessions will be posted the week of the event once we know the number of competitors and the current occupancy limit (which very well might differ from what it was when the event was first planned). You will not be allowed entry into the venue until your session is up. You will have a designated check-in/weigh-in time when you can enter the venue. Once you are done competing we ask that you leave the venue. Once all matches are done in a session we will clear out the venue and then allow in the next session. Those who have family members that are in different session, no worries, we will make sure you are set to cheer them all on.
We understand it can be expensive having multiple family members train and then compete. NAGA does offer some relief to families who have multiple family members compete in the same NAGA tournament. The discount only applies to competitors, not spectators. When registering a family, you will register each competitor then enter a coupon code at the payment screen. For 2 family members the discount is $20, 3 members is $40, 4 members $60, and so on.
Family Rates Are Only Valid For The Following:
- A parent paying for themselves and their minor child or children (under the age of 18), a parent paying for their minor children (under the age of 18).
- In order to obtain a family discount you must call our office at 860.537.3686, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 9AM and 5PM EST. We will provide you the code. If you reach our voicemail please leave your name, number, the tournament you are registering for, and the number of family members competing. We will leave you a message with the code if we reach your voicemail.
- In Smoothcomp, you need to register and pay for each competitor individually. Please enter the coupon code into only one registration. The code will cover the family discount.
Get Your Grappling Gear At The Tournament
NAGA is bringing a truckload of grappling gear (Board shorts, gi bags, rash guards, t-shirts, hats, gi hoodies, patches, skull caps, stickers, dog tags, etc.) in children and adults sizes, for males and females. Check out the huge selection of gear and apparel at the NAGA tournament.
Come Join Our Team
Each year NAGA runs over 65 tournament a year across the world. We are always looking for new staff members to join the NAGA team. If you are interested in becoming a referee, ring coordinator, security, weigh-in, awards, or photographer email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that if you are working the tournament you will not be able to compete at that tournament.