The year 2011 will be loaded with challenges and IBJJF “Open” tournaments, which gained momentum in 2010 and will now come in with more installments in the new year.
The first of them is the Houston International Open, which is already open for sign-ups and a reduced rate until January 15. The final deadline to register is February 2. The event will take place February 12 and 13 at the University of Saint Thomas in Houston, Texas.
The big name at the 2010 event was Bruno Bastos, who won the ultraheavyweight and absolute divisions, overcoming the likes of Stephen Hall (Alliance) and Ben Baster (Lovatos).
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The news is that the IBJJF has now put together the Boston International Open, which will take place in August.
Check back with GRACIEMAG.com for more news and be sure to sign up!