Big Sky Submission Grappling Federation presents Second Annual Garden City Open - A Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Tournament. This will be adults and children both Gi and No Gi. The Garden City Open is a round robin tournament that uses a scoring system developed by The Northwest Open. This scoring system not only gives points for dominant position, but also strongly encourages submissions. The tournament will be held in spectacular Missoula, Montana at the Schreiber Gym on the University of Montana Campus.

~ Tournament date is 19 May 2018

~ First BJJ division will be $50 USD (late registration $65 USD)

~ Second BJJ division will be an additional $20 (late registration $20 USD)

~ Judo Division will be $20 (late registration $25)

~ Absolute Division:

  • This division is free to register but you must register in gi, no-gi or both of your weight and division.
  • In the GI, 18 years old and up for Purple, Brown and Black belts.
  • Cash Payouts for top three placers in the Absolute:
    • 1st:   $500
    • 2nd: $300
    • 3rd:  $200

~ Late Registration starts on 1 May 2018

~ Final Registration is before Midnight on 16 May

~ Free Registration for Black Belts (contact for coupon code)

~ Spectators will be $5.00 per person at the door.

~ There will be ZERO WEIGHT ALLOWANCE at this event. This includes children. Please make sure you sign up or you sign your child up for the weight class they will weigh in at. There will be no exceptions. The reason is we would need to change the brackets to accommodate a change in weight class. Re doing the brackets day of is a lot of work and will prolong over all tournament times. They can not stay in the registered weight class because that would be unfair to the rest of the competitors in that weight class. If you are unsure if you will be in a weight class just register for the weigh up and you will be sure to make the weight! If you do not make your registered weight class this will result in an automatic disqualification with no refunds.

Tournament Start Times:

8:30 AM - Doors open / Competitors start Check In. The Doors Opening will 

     be Strictly Enforced! Please do not ask to enter before 8:30 AM! 

     Dress appropriately for the weather.

9:00 AM - Rules meeting (BJJ followed by Judo).  Questions will be open 

     to Coaches only.  If you have a question and are not a coach, 

     please ask your coach and if they do not have an answer they 

     can ask the tournament staff or director.

9:30 AM - Children divisions will start. All children competitors 

     must be checked in no later than 9:30 AM  and be in the 

     tournament area ready to compete or they may be disqualified if 

     their division is called (so please give yourself ample time to 

     find parking and be ready to enter when doors open).  

11:00 AM -Adult divisions will start promptly after the children 

     competitors, so all adult competitors must be checked in and in 

     the tournament area no later than 11:00 AM or they may be 

     disqualified if they are not present when their division is called. 


11:30 AM  - Children Judo divisions will tentatively start. Competitors should be 

     checked in and ready to start no later than 11:30 AM or they may be 


12:00 PM  - Adult Judo divisions will tentatively start. Competitors should be 

     checked in and ready to start no later than 12:00 PM or they may be 


- Competitors will weigh in the first time they check in.

   The gi will not be required to weigh in.

We look forward to seeing you on the Big Sky SGF Mats!