Quick Cheat Sheet for Tournament

What to Remember!

Volunteers, Judges, & Scorekeepers!

Will There Be a Jubilee While I’m There?

Well, Jubilees are not really predictable.

So I’m not sure.  There is a Facebook Page that follows the tides and keeps you up to date when one occurs.

Keep in mind, it’s usually early in the morning or late at night!

 

Tournament Dos and Don’ts

Here is some information for competitions, along with some information I share with my team when we go to a tournament.

  • This is going to be a fun time if we all maintain a positive attitude.
  • There will be a loose schedule, be flexible and know that it is not going to be to the minute.  There are way more moving parts than you can ever be aware of.
  • Remember it’s about an experience, not a trophy or medal.
  • Expedite your registration and check in process.  Make sure you’ve registered at Uventex, double check your order by logging in and seeing your divisions and then complete the form.
  • Shirts:  Rep your dojo!  The whole family should be wearing shirts that show off your team!
  • Final Itinerary will be published Friday, May 3.  It will have approximate times for age groups/divisions and ring assignments.
  • Dojos get no kickbacks from anyone going to a tournament.  It is only an experience we want to share with our team, and at the Jubilee Open, we will strive to make it a positive one.
  • Please be respectful of judges, competitors, other parents, promotors, instructors, etc.  Students should always refer to other instructors as Mr. or Mrs. and their last name.  In the world of social media, many students know others by their first names, we should always demonstrate respect.
  • No cussing or bad attitudes, please.  Remember, you are representing a team and yourself!  Don’t be the person everyone knows as the one who acts like a jerk.   Thank you.
  • Bring a bag with snacks and drinks.  Bring a small bag with you that you can keep a refillable cup for water, some fruit or granola bars or something easy you can nibble on.  There will be food trucks available for more substantial fare or you can check out our recommendations for food here.

 

SCS Martial Arts & Fitness Tournament Expectations

  • Tournament Protocol/Thoughts
    • Be respectful
    • The judges are human and are not to be questioned.  Any disrespect, including questioning of the judges, vulgarity in or around the ring or poor attitudes in any fashion will not be tolerated.  Remember you are representing the school.  The judges are Volunteers who have devoted their lives to the martial arts.  Getting people to judge a tournament is a tough gig for the promotors.  Help them feel that their sacrifice of time is appreciated by respecting them.
    • A ring is a 6×6 or 5×5 matted area for the competitors to perform.  There will be a minimum of three judges and a scorekeeper.  Ring numbers should be visible at each ring.  There will be three judges chairs and a table with a television and computer for the scorekeepers.  Ring assignments may be available prior to the event.
    • When it is time for your division, you will be asked to check in with the scorekeepers.  Listen for your division, listen for your name to be called, check your email or text messages often for any notifications of ring assignments or changes.  After you have checked in, there will be a shuffle for order of performance.  They will then bow in the competitors.  You will wait quietly on the sideline for your turn.  Quietly imagine doing your form, running it through your head.  Cheer for other competitors, bow in and out of the ring, be powerful.  All competitors will perform, then there will be a few moments for the judges to arrange their scores and scores will be awarded.  Before the awarding, they will likely line all the competitors up in order of performance.  When it is your time to be scored, step forward in a neutral stance until the final score is read aloud by the scorekeeper, then bow and step back in line.  Awards will then be given.  If your name is called, step forward and the judges will let you know what to do from there.  If your name is not called, keep that positive attitude.  Remember, there is only one winner in each division.  That does not make you a loser.  It just means that you get to improve.  Be sure to shake the judges’ hands after they have given scores and handed out awards.  (There should be a line of competitors that shake the judges’ hands, but there may not be, so be sure you go ahead and do that even if they don’t remind everyone to.)  Be gracious and congratulatory even if you don’t win a trophy.  Good attitudes make a huge different.  Be proud that you made an effort to come!  You are being scored against competitors from across the globe, so be proud of yourself!
    • Should you get a first place, you may be asked to stay for the Grand Champion runoffs for your age group.  Listen to the announcements or consult the ring assignment board.  You should also get a notification or email from Uventex with your ring assignment and tentative division time.  Many times we judges are so focused on making it a positive experience for all the competitors, we may forget to tell our first place competitors about the runoffs.  Sorry.
    • If at all possible, please do not ask the scorekeepers or judges questions.  
    • Be patient and listen to announcements over the loudspeakers or check ring assignment sheets or posters.
    • Sometimes your ring number will change, this is an effort to expedite your experience at the tournament.  Do your best to not be frustrated.
    • Bring lots of patience.  There may be internet issues, students may be in another ring competing or there may not be enough VOLUNTEER/QUALIFIED judges or scorekeepers available.  You may think the old pen and paper way is better, but I can guarantee that going back to the old method is much more difficult.  Once things are running smoothly, things will zip along.  Judges and scorekeepers are there on a volunteer basis because they love the sport and they are trying to make it a positive experience for all the competitors.  Be respectful and show compassion.
    • Your Coach will likely be judging or assisting in different areas in addition to competing.  They will probably not be able to answer your questions.
    • There may or may not be participation awards.  As we are explained to in our judging certification, imagine you and three friends go for the same job, each one of you is interviewed.  There is only one job…and three are still looking for a job.  (One winner, three losers…it’s life.)
    • Watch others and encourage others.  Cheer for people when you see something you like.  It’s always a rewarding experience to celebrate others.  Don’t just focus on how well you did or did not do.  Be proud of yourself for getting out there and participating!
    • Watch the pros!  Make sure you get to see all the amazing talent that is out there.
    • Be aware.  Be aware of what’s going on.  DO NOT WALK THROUGH A RING IF THERE IS COMPETITION GOING ON!    Try to walk in the carpeted areas and stay out of the way of the judges, competitors and scorekeepers.
    • Do not be annoying. It is super cool to get pictures with pros and friends.  Be sure to give them their space.  Be gracious and thankful.  Be respectful of their time.  When they are about to compete or have just competed is not the time to ask for a photo or autograph.  If they have headphones in, DO NOT BOTHER THEM.  They are trying to get in the zone.  There will be many opportunities to interact with them throughout the weekend.  When in doubt, get with Kyleigh or Brandon about whether to ask for a photo or introduction.
    • Contain your belongings.  We bring a cart with all our stuff, which includes bandaids, pain relievers, etc.  So if you have a minor injury, or your uniform gets wrinkled or you need a hair tie, feel free to check Ms. Crissi’s tournament bag.  Please return anything you may have taken from the tournament bag when you are done.  You may want to have something similar for your family.  We will not be taking care of anyone else’s stuff in our cart.  It’s not that big!  This is a family friendly event and while I probably wouldn’t leave my wallet in my cart, we have never had any issues with theft. (Knock on wood.)
    • Check back often for updates.  I will add things as I think of them.

     

Competitors|Volunteers|Judges|Scorekeepers

Here’s a page where I will post information for Competitors|Volunteers|Judges|Scorekeepers

jubilee open 2019 itinerary

Friday

Scorekeepers:  

You can pick up your credentials and tees at the seminar on Friday.  Ring assignments will be available.

Volunteers:  

We will have JOB CARDS at the dojo and the Civic Center for people who want to help, just look at the front desk or registration desk for things to do!

1:00 – 2:00 pm Taking things from Dojo to Civic Center 2-3 people

2:00 – 4:00 pm We only need 6-10 People to Help With Set Up at the Civic Center.

So far, we have:  Brandon, Renshi, Crissi, Tammy

Please contact Renshi at 251-209-2688.  Should be adults who can lift and no one under 12.  Thanks.

5:00 pm  We will need people to help with Registration at SCS.  Please let Crissi know at 251-458-6111.  Texting is best, please identify yourself.  If I don’t know the number I don’t answer or respond.  Thanks!

If you happen to be at class and are looking for something to do, Ms. Crissi may have a few things.  Look for a volunteer table with items to do in the hallway near the sign in station.  There will be cards and supplies and directions for anything that may need to be done.

Judges:  

Pick up your credentials! JUDGE ASSIGNMENTS 4 UP

We will host a Judges Certification Friday at SCS Martial Arts & Fitness at 7:00 pm.  Register, pay and do your testing here.

Competitors:  

Registered?  If not, click here and get it done! 

Need help?  You can click here or see Ms. Crissi or Kyleigh at the dojo.

Did you register for the free seminars?  Schedule a Private Lesson with PJ Clark or Dawson Holt as well. 

See here for Tournament Schedule.

See here for other information, like places to eat and directions.

Did you check your registration?  Complete this form for faster Check in!

Saturday

OFFICIALS MEETING 8:15 AM AT THE STAGE!

Scorekeepers:  

8:00 AM Pick up your credentials and report to your rings 15 minutes before your scheduled time!  Don’t forget to get a t-shirt for yourself as well.

Volunteers:  

We will need help with set up and clean up.  This may include running somewhere for Ms. Crissi or transporting stuff.

We will also need people to help with Registrations.

Judges:  

8:00 AM Pick up your credentials and report to your rings 15 minutes before your scheduled time!  Did you go through training?  Wear your ProMac Officials Uniform.

Competitors:  

Ring Assignments Here.  Check back for updates.

Registered?  If not, click here and get it done! 

Need help?  Come to the tournament and we’ll help get you registered!

See here for Tournament Schedule.

See here for other information, like places to eat and directions.

Things to Do

There’s a Car Show at the Battleship Alabama the same day as the Jubilee Open!  Finish competing and head out to enjoy the beautiful Battleship and some amazing cars!

Daphne has some great places to sit by the water and even an Alligator Walkway (across from the tournament hotel).

Pirate’s Cove is a great place to hang out, get some of the beach and the local culture, eat great food and have a Bushwacker.  The atmosphere is so great, everyone goes there without rushing.  Bring your beach stuff and be ready for the puppies.  The burgers, onion rings and pizza are worth the time you’ll wait.  Don’t go there in a hurry!  It’s about 45 minutes to an hour away.

Gulf Coast Beaches Visit Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, Alabama.  There are lots of places to eat, drink and enjoy the sun and sand.  With traffic, expect it to be 45 minutes to an hour to get there, but worth the view.  Here’s some places we like to eat while there.

Lulu’s (Lucy Buffet’s place – Yes, Jimmy’s sister)

The Hangout (right on the beach!)

FloraBama bar right on the Florida/Alabama line and on the beach!

Fairhope is a beautiful town, just south of the tournament venue with cute shops and lots of photo ops.  There’s also a lovely pier and walking area.

OWA is a new addition to our area and offers a theme park with rides and shopping and dining. It’s on the way to the beach and an easy drive.  Only about 35 minutes from the tournament.  We may have some passes to offer as a door prize!

 

 

 

 

Where Should I Eat?

A lot of people like to eat local and not at a chain!  That’s awesome!  Support the local economy!  (I think a plug from the Jubilee Open should require a sponsorship, but… we mostly care about making our ProMac family happy!)

Also there is Dapper Deliveries (which was started by a local kid…so cool!) and Waitr which will deliver your food from various locations (for a fee of course)!

On Site, we will have the Soul Caffeine Coffee Truck and the Hot Doggery for your food needs!

Here’s some places not far from the Tournament Locations

New York Style Pizza?

Janino’s is our favorite.

Asian/Hibachi?

We like Stix, which is a chain, but the chefs are so awesome, they remember my order and how i like my steak each time I go in.

Daruma is also great, and close to the tournament venue.  Sometimes for lunch they have all you can eat sushi.

I’d also like to give this great little place a shout out.  Oishi

Great Food?  Maybe even catch a sunset?  

Boudreaux’s (which is where the sunset photo was taken for the tournament flier, when we ate there with Reid Presley…and saw Jubilee Open Competitor Connor Roberts and his family…and it just so happens to be right next to the tournament hotel)

Sunset Pointe (owned by Panini Pete from the Food Network.  You may even see some celebrities or other famous chefs.  Eat outside, the view and atmosphere are devine.  Our favorite is the barbecue shrimp appetizer.)

Ed’s Shed (also owned by Panini Pete… see above… and Jimmy Buffett just ate there.) If you’re into fried food and wanna see a beautiful sunset or just look out over the bay, sit on the deck at Ed’s.

Oyster House I don’t know if I’ve ever seen a sunset here, but I like the food.  Pub fare and seafood.  I like to support them because they let first responders eat for free one day a year.

More Great Food?  No sunset, but great atmosphere!

Half Shell Oyster House (which there just happens to be one in Destin and Jubilee Open Competitor, Joey Kirschten’s mom works there.  I craaaaaaaave their potatoes and of course their oysters are relish if you’re into that.  Brunch on Sunday is amazing, too.) Bonus:  It’s at the mall.

Moe’s Barbecue Everyone loves to go to this place for barbecue.  I think they have a really fun atmosphere and some unique decorations.  Really close to the tournament venue.

The Fort is a new place where you can get a little of everything.  It’s a nice open venue, with lots of seating and even a park to play in.  There’s pizza, ice cream, tacos, burgers, Soul Bowlz (my favorite) and even chicken and waffles.

Other Places You Would Like

23032793_1813556732115997_2977234984057244109_nDonuts

Glazed Donuts is a Tournament Sponsor

and I’m giving them a picture, too. We love their donuts and they are super sweet people.  I mean… how cool of them to support the Jubilee Open.  And they make their doughnuts fresh each day.  And they’re giving back to the community and supporting us!

 

 

Breakfast

Panini Pete’s  (Hey, Pete… here’s another plug) Great sandwiches and you have got to try the beignets.  They outdo any from New Orleans, but you’ve got to be there by 10 am to make sure you get some.  The atmosphere is great and Fairhope is quaint area to visit as well!

Ice Cream

Whit’s  They have weekly flavor specials and make the custard right there in the shop.   My favorite is the Hawaiian Luau Whitser.

Healthy Stuff

Soul Bowlz is one of my favorite places.  I love Acai and their granola is so delicious. Don’t be freaked out by healthy stuff.  Just order based on your mood and enjoy.  They offer smoothies as well.

Fresh Healthy Cafe is owned by a local family.  We love their sandwiches and lemonades.

 

 

 

Registration Help

Here’s a video on how to register with Uventex!

Here’s a division breakdown:

Star Wars Division:  Open to everyone, can be weapons or open hand, music is optional

Creative Divisions:  No rotations more than 360 degrees and no inversions (no cartwheels)

Extreme Divisions:  Must have a rotation more than 360 degrees and an inversion (cartwheel or more advanced)

Karate Flag:  Fun game similar to sparring using belt pieces and quickness.  Fun for all ages

First Timers:  Competitors will be guided through the competition process.

Little Ninjas:  All Little Ninjas will earn trophies and will be guided through the competition process.

Beginners/Novices:  Beginner Ranks  (At SCS, these are White-Yellow-Orange)

Intermediate/Advanced:  Intermediate and Advanced Ranks before Black Belt. (At SCS, these are Purple to High Red)

Black Belt:  If you wear one, you are one.  Compete as one.

For more details on Divisions and Rules, please see the ProMac Website. 

 

Got Questions? Early Registration Ends Today!!

Here was the video from the Live Video where I answered many questions.  I’ll also try to transcribe some of the highlights.  Live Facebook Video

We’ve got t-shirts up and spectator passes as well as coach’s passes.  You will need a Coach’s pass to be in the roped off areas!  Parents will be able to use the music boxes from the side area.

Questions?  Send an email to crissi.boyer@me.com

Agenda:

  1.  Thank You! We’re excited to bring you the Jubilee Open.  What’s a Jubilee? 
  2. Great Venue.
  3. Community Event, more than just a tournament, we’ll have Hair Do! Salon, Coloring Contest, Jedi Battles, Star Wars Division, Jubilee Gathering
  4. Divisions Issues, we had some Uventex things that needed to be fixed on our back end, let us know if your divisions are missing.
  5. Star Wars Challenge:  This is an event for anyone, dress up, use music or not, weapons or forms!  Have fun!
  6. Teams, got a team?  Request a code!
  7. Uventex Fees/Convenience Fees (this fee is charged whether you sign up ahead of time or not)
  8. ProMac Circuit
  9. Upcoming ProMac Events
  10. ProMac Certification

Tournament Flyer

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