Entry information

Entry Dates and Cost

Entries open on Tuesday 26 November 2019.

Entry Costs:

  • Individual  £27.25
  • Men's Team £68.75
  • Women's Team £51.50

Entries close on Tuesday 28 January 2020 at 11:59PM for student-competitors.
Institution Administrators have 48 hours after the student/competitior deadline to approve entries

Entry Allowance

The minimum grade accepted into the competition is 4th Kyu (orange belt). Any competitor with a grade below this minimum on arrival at registration will not be allowed to compete.

Each institution may enter up to four competitors in each of the following International Judo Federation weight categories for both the Kyu grade and Dan grade competitions:


  • Over 100 kg
  • Under 100kg
  • Under 90kg
  • Under 81kg
  • Under 73kg
  • Under 66kg
  • Under 60kg


  • Over 78kg
  • Under 78kg
  • Under 70kg
  • Under 63kg
  • Under 57kg
  • Under 52kg
  • Under 48kg

The categories listed are subject to change. Categories are only available according to the number of entries received and / or the number of competitors who attend the event, and as a result some may be cancelled or merged either pre-event or at the event.

Team Event

Each institution is limited to one entry in the the men's and women's team competitions.

Competition Format

Individual Competition

Both the men’s and women’s Kyu grade competitions will include the requirement of 2nd Kyu (blue belt) and below, to the minimum grade of 4th Kyu (orange belt). The men’s and women’s Dan grade competitions will include 1st Kyu (brown belt) and above.

Normally categories will be fought off using the elimination method of compound knockout which will be used for all categories with eight or more competitors.

Where there are five or less competitors in a category this will be fought as one pool. Six or seven players in a category will be fought as two pools with a crossover knockout semi-final to final. Eight players or more in a category will be fought as a compound knockout, this may subject to change depending on the number of entries.

Team Competition

Teams are to be made up of existing competitors from the individual Kyu grade and Dan grade competitions. Men’s teams consist of five competitors. Women’s teams consist of three competitors.

An injured competitor may be replaced by an existing competitor from the individual competition, providing they are in the same weight category, or one category lighter. Injured competitors may not return to the competition in subsequent matches.

Men’s teams must consist of the following five individuals:

  • 1 x -60kg / -66kg
  • 3 x -73kg / -81kg / -90kg
  • 1 x -100kg / +100kg

If an institution choses to enter only four individuals; they must not enter more than the permitted allowance per category as detailed above.

Women’s teams must contain three competitors in any weight category.

British Judo Association License

All competitors need to provide a valid British Judo Association (BJA) license and student identification at registration and weigh-in. Students without a license cannot compete.

Welsh Judo Association (WJA) Judo Scotland and Northern Ireland Judo Federation (NIJF) British Judo Council (BJC) Amateur Judo Association (AJA) Licences are also acceptable. 

International competitors who do not have a BJA license must provide their home national governing body (as sanctioned by the International Judo Federation) license at registration and weigh-in.