Judo Canada's New Age/Weight Divisions

Thursday July 24th, 2008
judo_ontario.gif 2009 YOUTH NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPSAGE GROUP AND WEIGHT DIVISION STANDARDS  HighResJudoCanada.bmp
 Starting in 2009 Judo Season, Judo Canada will sanction a National Championships for a new age division of U15 (girls and boys of 13 and 14 years old). This event will be conducted in conjunction with existing National Championships.  For the 2009 Youth National Championships the following standards will apply: 1.    Age groups and weight divisions; length of bouts:  
                          JUNIOR MEN  U20                        JUNIOR WOMEN

 

 Age Minimum                16* years(Born in 1990, 91, 92, 93 and younger*)     Age Minimum                16* years(Born in 1990, 91, 92, 93  and younger*)

 

 Age Maximum               19 years     Age Maximum               19 years

 

 Rank Minimum              Nikyu (Blue)     Rank Minimum              Sankyu (Green)

 

 Time Duration                4 minutes     Time Duration                4 minutes

 

up to 55 kg  (not an IJF weight division)more than 55 kg and up to 60 kgmore than 60 kg and up to 66 kgmore than 66 kg and up to 73 kgmore than 73 kg and up to 81 kgmore than 81 kg and up to 90 kgmore than 90 kg and up to 100 kgmore than 100 kg    up to 44 kg (not an IJF weight division)more than 44 kg and up to 48 kgmore than 48 kg and up to 52 kgmore than 52 kg and up to 57 kgmore than 57 kg and up to 63 kgmore than 63 kg and up to 70 kgmore than 70 kg and up to 78 kgmore than 78 kg

 

         
             
   
CADET MEN U 17 CADET WOMEN
 Age Minimum                15 yearsAge Maximum               16 years         Age Minimum                  15 yearsAge Maximum                 16 years                                                                          
 Born in                            1993 & 1994  Born in                             1993 & 1994
 Rank Minimum              Sankyu (Green)  Rank Minimum                Sankyu (Green)
 Time Duration                4 minutes  Time Duration                4 minutes
up to 46 kgMore than 46 kg and up to 50 kgmore than 50 kg and up to 55 kgmore than 55 kg and up to 60 kgmore than 60 kg and up to 66 kgmore than 66 kg and up to 73 kgmore than 73 kg and up to 81 kgmore than 81 kg up to 40 kgmore than 40 kg and up to 44 kgmore than 44 kg and up to 48 kgmore than 48 kg and up to 52 kgmore than 52 kg and up to 57 kgmore than 57 kg and up to 63 kgmore than 63 kg and up to 70 kgmore than 70 kg
                        JUVENILE MEN  U 15                      JUVENILE WOMEN

 

 Age Minimum                13 yearsAge Maximum               14 years     Age Minimum                  13 yearsAge Maximum                 14 years        

 

 Born in                            1995 & 1996     Born in                             1995 & 1996

 

 Rank Minimum              3rd kyu (Green)     Rank Minimum                 3rd kyu (Green)

 

 Time Duration                3 minutes     Time Duration                  3 minutes

 

up to 34 kgMore than 34 kg and up to 38kgMore than 38 kg and up to 42 kgMore than 42 kg and up to 46 kgmore than 46 kg and up to 50 kgmore than 50 kg and up to 55 kgmore than 55 kg and up to 60 kgmore than 60 kg and up to 66 kgmore than 66    up to 32 kgmore than 32 kg and up to 36 kgmore than 36 kg and up to 40 kgmore than 40 kg and up to 44 kgmore than 44 kg and up to 48 kgmore than 48 kg and up to 52 kgmore than 52 kg and up to 57 kgmore than 57 kg and up to 63 kgmore than 63 kg

 

 2.    Quotas: three athletes per event (weight category) per province, plus returning champion in the same age division and same event; plus Judo Canada carded athletes. 3.    Tournament regulations used will follow the IJF standards for all age groups except the following:3.1    Two Medical exams per bout will be allowed for the U17 and U15 age groups.  Zero "blood" tolerance policy as in today’s IJF regulations will be applied.         3.2    In 2009, no kansetsu or shime waza are allowed in the U15 age group. 4.    Special regulations for the U17 age group: all athletes who place in the top five in their weight division will be eligible to enter the U20 event, providing that: 1)   they won a minimum of one bout; 2) and that they meet the weigh-in standards on the day of the U20 tournament. (applies also to the minimum weight).  5.    Seeding of Athletes: There will be no seeding of athletes in U15 and U17 unless medalists of the previous year return in the same event.  6.    Tournament format:   Day Before Competition - Accreditation of all athletes including confirmation of seeding numbers of athletes in the U20 age division. Draw for U15 and U17     Competition Day 1 - U17 competes  Competition Day 2 - U15 competition; additional entries to U20  Competition Day 3 - U20 Competition; redraw addition entries to U20 from U17 Category 7.    Early Bloomer Clause:  There is no Early Bloomer provision for the U15 competitors. 8.    Wild Card Entries:  Wild Card entries may be requested only by the National Coaching Staff.  

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