As the world starts to reopen after the COVID-19 pandemic, the AJP Tour gets ready to kick off the 2020/2021 season. Following all safety and health guidelines from local authorities, the AJP is gearing up with scheduled local, national and international events.
The registration period is open for several events and athletes can sign up to compete in any event they feel like. The 2020/2021 season will feature five anchor events in the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Tour. Go to AJPTour.com for more info on all ADGS events in the 2020/2021 season.
In the National Pro and the International Pro series, several events are already scheduled all over the world. Here is a list of events scheduled until the end of October. All dates and locations are subjected to change.
AJP Tour Moscow International Pro – August 23, 2020
AJP Tour Cuiabá International Pro – August 30, 2020
AJP Tour Brasília International Pro – September 13, 2020
AJP Tour Lviv International Pro – October 10, 2020
AJP Tour Germany National Pro – October 17, 2020
AJP Tour Ireland National Pro – October 17, 2020
AJP Tour Seoul International Pro – October 18, 2020
AJP Tour Barueri International Pro – October 31, 2020
AJP Tour North Macedonia National Pro – October 31, 2020
AJP Tour Ranking: learn how it’s going to work when the competitions return
The AJP has frozen the 2019/2020 tour ranking due to the postponing of the 2020 Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship, caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic. The AJP and the UAEJJF are working with November 2020 as a new target date for the 2020 ADWPJJC.
Athletes will remain in their current position in the 2019/2020 AJP Tour Ranking until November 2020. After the 2020 ADWPJJC, the AJP Tour Ranking will be completed and winners in each category will be announced and awarded.
As previously announced, the 2020/2021 AJP Tour Ranking and the newly added 2020/2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Slam World Ranking will kick off with the beginning of the 2020/2021 season. The current timeline is as follows (subject to change if necessary):
2020/2021 AJP Tour Ranking – From May, 1st, 2020 to November 30th, 2021
2020/2021 ADGS World Tour Ranking – From September 2020 to April, 2021
Prizes for the best athletes in each weight class
The AJP also announced that in the 2020/2021 season athletes will compete for awards and cash prizes within their own weight classes. At the end of the season, the AJP will award and offer cash prizes for the athletes with the most points in each weight class within a belt color. Until the 2019/2020 season, there was one award for each belt color, regardless of weight classes. Click here for more info on the ranking and awarding guidelines for the 2020/2021 season. For the latest news on the 2020/2021 season of the AJP Tour, go to ajptour.com. Follow daily updates on Instagram at @ajptour and @ajp.tv.