All American Karate Cup Tournament Of Champions:
4 Under Black Belt Grand Champion divisions!
To enter Under Black Belt Grand Champion or UBGC, students must register for UBGC and compete in at least 3 traditional divisions – Round Robin Sparring, Traditional Open Hand Form and Traditional Weapons Form.
Students can earn extra points by competing in more divisions but MUST do these 3.
Under Black Belt GC winners will be awarded by points:
In the 3 required divisions:
- 1st place = 5 points
- 2nd place = 3 points
- 3rd place = 2 points
Other divisions to enter to earn points – Intramural, Team Form, Mega Team, Creative Weapons, Creative Form and Musical Divisions will earn: Any place in these divisions (1st, 2nd or 3rd) = 1 point
The more events you do, the more points you can earn. Under Black GC winners will be determined by total points won. It is the responsibility of the competitor to bring their UBGC card to the rings they are competing in and have the judges fill out. If on a winning Mega Team- competitors will bring their card to Mega team event announcer to have it filled in.
In the event of a tie, the competitor with the highest points in the 3 required divisions will break the tie. If the tie persists, the competitor with the highest places in additional events breaks the tie and will be awarded UBGC.
Students must register before any of their events start to enter UBGC on the registration form to receive their competitor card. UBGC winners will be announced and awarded Grand Champion Cups after all Under Black Belt divisions are complete.
Division breaks are:
- Ages 10 and under
- Ages 11- 15
- Ages 16 – 20
- Ages 20 and up