|2011 Copa Podia Fighters|
This will not be your typical single elimination Jiu Jitsu tournament style. There are 2 groups, the yellow group, and the green group. Each of the lightweight black belt competitors in the Copa Pódio will have at least 4 fights, taking on each of their opponents within their group. The top two fighters with the most points in each group will move onto the semi-finals.
Scoring during Group Rounds:
Each match in the first 5 rounds will be six minutes long. A competitor will take 3 points for a win.
Today, the promoters released the table fans can use to count each competitor’s score as they go.
The criteria for a tie-breaker, in order, are the following: 1) the result of the match directly between the two tied athletes, 2) number of finishes, 3) point tally over all matches (points for minus points against), and 4) lastly, advantage point tally (advantages for minus advantages against).
Semifinals & Finals:
Moving onto the semifinals and final matches….These fights will be 10 minutes. Point will NOT be counted during the first five minutes. After five minutes of the match, points scoring will begin. Advantage points will not count for sudden death, only full points.
Take a look at the Copa Pódio lineup below:
Green - Denilson Pimenta VS Ed Ramos
Green – Leandro Lo VS Moacir Mendes Jr.
Yellow – Bob Esponja VS Vinicius Marinho
Yellow - Eduardo Pessoa VS Leonardo Cascao
Green – Leandro Lo VS JT Torres
Green – Moacir Mendes Jr. VS Ed Ramos
Yellow - Eduardo Pessoa VS Caloquinha
Yellow – Vinicius Marinho VS Leonardo Cascao
Green – Moacir Mendes Jr. VS Denilson Pimenta
Green – Ed Ramos VS JT Torres
Yellow – Leonardo Cascao VS Bob Esponja
Yellow – Vinicius Marinho VS Caloquinha
Green – Ed Ramos VS Leandro Lo
Green - JT Torres VS Denilson Pimenta
Yellow – Vinicius Marinho VS Eduardo Pessoa
Yellow - Caloquinha VS Bob Esponja
Green – JT Torres VS Moacir Mendes Jr.
Green – Denilson Pimenta VS Leandro Lo
Yellow – Caolquinha VS Leonardo Cascao
Yellow – Bob Esponja VS Eduardo Pessoa
First Fight - 1st Place Green Group VS 2nd Place Yellow Group
Second Fight – 1st Place Yellow Group VS 2nd Place Green Group
3rd Place Match – Loser of First Fight VS Loser of Second Fight
FINAL – Winner of First Fight VS Winner of Second Fight