2013 New York Abu Dhabi Pro Trial: October 20th

I was just wondering a day or so ago when they were going to hold this tournament, and as if my teammate could read my mind (which would explain a lot of our rolling sessions), she posted this link to the Abu Dhabi Trials on Facebook.

It’s taking place in Flushing, NY. Here is the actual address, for anyone that’s curious:

Fitzgerald Gymnasium
City University of New York Queens College
6530 Kissena Blvd
Flushing, NY 11367
Also for any ladies that are curious, the weight classes are slightly misleading (just like last year, let’s be real here), but one big difference I noticed is they divided the adult female classes so that purple belts no longer compete with the brown and black belts. Also, the purple/brown/black divisions I believe last year were only the light absolute and heavy absolute, so I’m pretty pleased with the divisions this time around.
Here are the weight classes for women, according to the site:
 
ADULT FEMALE
 
Black/Brown Belt  (Combined)
-119lbs (anything under 119.0 lbs)
-132lbs (119.1 lbs thru 132.0 lbs)
-145lbs (132.1 lbs thru 145.0 lbs)
-158lbs (145.1 lbs thru 158.0 lbs)
-Over 158lbs (anything above 158.1 lbs)
**OPEN Absolute (All Weights)
 
Purple Belt
-119lbs (anything under 119.0 lbs)
-132lbs (119.1 lbs thru 132.0 lbs)
-145lbs (132.1 lbs thru 145.0 lbs)
-158lbs (145.1 lbs thru 158.0 lbs)
-Over 158lbs (anything above 158.1 lbs)
**Light Absolute under 145.0 lbs
**Heavy Absolute Above 145.1 lbs
 
Blue Belt
-119lbs (anything under 119.0 lbs)
-132lbs (119.1 lbs thru 132.0 lbs)
-145lbs (132.1 lbs thru 145.0 lbs)
-158lbs (145.1 lbs thru 158.0 lbs)
-Over 158lbs (anything above 158.1 lbs)
**Light Absolute under 145.0 lbs
**Heavy Absolute Above 145.1 lbs
 
White Belt
-119lbs (anything under 119.0 lbs)
-132lbs (119.1 lbs thru 132.0 lbs)
-145lbs (132.1 lbs thru 145.0 lbs)
-158lbs (145.1 lbs thru 158.0 lbs)
-Over 158lbs (anything above 158.1 lbs)
**OPEN Absolute (All Weights)
**Entry to the absolute brackets is restricted to only those fighters who reach the semi-finals (top 4) in their respective weight division. For complete details, please visit our Rules page.
Also, registration for the event is $105 from now until July 31st, so hurry up and register if you are planning on going!
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