Early bird registrations
23 Jan - 25 Feb 23:59
Normal registration
25 Feb - 25 Apr 23:59
Late registrations
25 Apr - 21 May 23:59
Event starts 25 May

Caledonian BJJ Open 2024

Scottish Grappling proudly presents the Caledonian BJJ Open which will take place at Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility Motherwell on 25th of May

The event will be contested using the IBJJF ruleset however all matches will be 5 minutes and a round robin/ pool play system will be in effect to provide multiple matches where possible!

This event is capped at 250 competitors.

Spectator and coach passes can also be obtained here

We will once again be running both Gi and No-Gi divisions for  juveniles, adults, masters, seniors & veterans! 

The gi competition is open to all belt divisions. 

No gi divisions are by BJJ rank or time served. If you train at a Gi school then follow the BJJ Belt (taking into account the other restrictions mentioned e.g. no black belt judoka, fighters who have fought either pro or amateur mma or national level wrestlers in white belt divisions), otherwise it's time served.

Pricing: -

Adult & Masters (Male & Female)
Early bird £50 for one division, £60 for 2 Divisions 
Normal Registration £60 for one division, £70 for 2 divisions 
Late Registration £70 for one division, £80 for 2 divisions 

Early Bird £40 for one division, £50 for 2 divisions 
Normal Registration £50 for one division, £60 for 2 divisions
Late Registration £60 for one division, £70 for 2 divisions

Absolutes will run for gi and no gi divisions. Cost is £10 . Winners will receive a Scottish themed commerative award

The divisions are: -

White belt ( IBJJF white belt rules , no juniors prevously graded to grey belt or higher,  judo black belts, national level wrestlers or MMA fighters of any level)

Blue belt ( IBJJF blue belt rules)

Purple belt ( uses IBJJF purple belt rules)

Brown Belt ( IBJJF brown belt rules

Black Belt ( IBJJF black belt rules)

There will be Masters 1 & 2  divisions for all competitors aged between 30 and 39 inclusive a Masters 3 & 4 division for competitors who are aged over 41. Masters 5+ divisions are for competitors over 50. All matches are 5 minutes long. 

All no gi divisions will take place in the morning/ early afternoon of the event. Weigh-ins will be immediately before your first match. If you make weight for your no gi division you will not have to weigh-in subsequently. Gi divisions will take place from mid afternoon, for those who did not compete in gi weigh-in will again be immediately before your first match. All weigh-ins will be conducted without the gi but gi checks will take place prior to your first gi match.

All competitors must make weight on our weigh-in scales. There are no allowances given.

Please note that divisions of less than 4 people will only run at the discretion of the organisers and may either be combined with the next highest weight category or moved down in age group automatically in the event of seniors entries.

Also athletes previously graded at grey belt or above at junior, Judo black belts, MMA fighters (all levels) and those who have wrestled at a national level are ineligible to compete at white belt and must enter at blue belt minimum for gi and for no gi regardless of BJJ grade.

We are also offering a team trophy for the team which tops the team points standings and an academy trophy for the best individual academy. 

Competitors can use the Smoothcomp system to make a change in weight division up until midnight on the closing date listed on this page. No changes in division will be considered after this date and any competitor who fails to make weight on the day will be disqualified without any possibility of refund. All payments must be made via Smoothcomp ahead of the event. 

Please note, refunds will be given in the form of future event credit only for athletes who withdraw prior to the closing date for entries. There will be no form of refund for any athlete who withdraws after this date. Any athlete who has no-one in their division will be moved at the organizers discretion to the nearest category in either age or weight. In the event this is not possible a full refund will be given in the form of future event credit.

Respect Rule

This event has a zero tolerance policy regarding inappropriate behavior by coaches, parents/guardians, spectators and competitors.

All in attendance must show some restraint when their students or team mates are fighting. There will be competitors and spectators of all ages at this event and we are here to set an example.

Any swearing, inappropriate gestures, violence (towards person or property) or berating the officials (regardless of any decisions they make) will not be tolerated.

If this happens, the referee/organiser has the right to disqualify that competitor, or to ask the person concerned to leave the area. If those concerned do not comply with the referee/organisers request the competitor will be disqualified from the event.

If a coach, parent or team mate encroaches onto the mat, or past any barriers that are in place, or man handles an official in any way, that person will be asked to leave the venue and the whole team may not be permitted to take any further part in the competition


  • Male Gi 60 GBP
    18 years and above
  • Female Gi 60 GBP
    18 years and above
  • Juvenile boys - Gi 50 GBP
    16-17 years
  • Juvenile girls - Gi 50 GBP
    16-17 years
  • Absolute Male - Gi 10 GBP
  • Absolute Female- Gi 10 GBP
  • Male No-Gi 60 GBP
    18 years and above
  • Female No-Gi 60 GBP
    18 years and above
  • Juvenile Boys No-Gi 50 GBP
    16-17 years
  • Juvenile Girls No-Gi 50 GBP
    16-17 years
  • Absolute Men - No Gi 10 GBP
  • Absolute Women - No Gi 10 GBP
  • Adult Spectator Entry - 2 Tickets 20 GBP
  • Child Spectator Entry - 2 Tickets 10 GBP
  • Adult Spectator Entry - 3 Tickets 30 GBP
  • Child Spectator Entry - 3 Tickets 15 GBP

Cancel/Refund policy