The 2014 IBJJF Boston Spring Open is underway at the UMASS Athletics venue today in Massachusetts. The day began with purple and blue and by noon the black belts were at the edge of the mats.
There was a limited number of participants leaving some divisions empty but only because the top talent shown were combined in other weights.
Here are the full results of the black belt adult weight divisions:
Mark Ramos of Ricardo “Rey” Diogo BJJ faced Bruno Braz of Kimura BJJ in the first round and won via bow and arrow choke.
Gustavo Carpio of Marra Senki defeated Washington Lima of GF Team by 6-0 in points.
Mark Ramos defeated Daniel Beleza of SAS Team by referee decision.
In the final, Gustavo Carpio and Mark Ramos engaged in a technical sweep battle with Carpio using his spider guard to get on top. Mark would reciprocated with his own creative means whether it be from x-guard or going inverted to take the back. The end score was 6-6 but the advantages were 4-0 in Carpio’s favor as he went for multiple omoplatas.
Bricklin Welch of Redzovic International defeated Diogo Almeida of Renzo Gracie by straight ankle lock.
Gianni Grippo of Alliance Marcelo Garcia defeated Rafael Costa of Renzo Gracie by bow and arrow choke.
Renan Borges of BTT defeated Bricklin Welch by lapel choke from side control.
In the final, Gianni Grippo and Renan Borges played a stalemate game with Gianni in guard and Renan working to pass. Gianni used spider and the lasso and worked to take the back as well while Renan worked an over-under type pass and tried to stuff Gianni’s bottom leg repeatedly. The decision was in favor of Gianni for the gold.
Bruno Fernandes of Gracie Barra Montreal defeated Alex Aristides of Serra BJJ Academy by lapel choke from side control.
Rafael Barbosa was in the bracket but did not fight and so Vinicius Silva of Team Link received a bye to the final.
In the final, Bruno worked his guard and his passing against Vinicius who recovered a few times. The match ended with 10-0 in points in Bruno’s favor earning him the gold.
Gregor Gracie did not compete so the bracket went straight to the final.
In the final, Abmar Barbosa of Drysdale Jiu-Jitsu and Jarod Lawton of New England United BJJ switched off playing bottom and passing. Abmar worked his guard and attempted an armbar but Jarod evaded the submission. Then Abmar swept into mount and Jarod recovered. The match ended after Abmar swept from his guard. The match ended 8-0 in points for Abmar Barbosa.
The only two athletes were Antonio Antonioli of Atos Jiu-Jitsu and Leandro Soares Martins of Martins Jiu-Jitsu Team so it went straight to the final.
In the final, Antonio jumped guard and while Leandro worked to pass, Antonio broke the posture with a grip on Leandro’s belt and attacked the arm. Using his fundamentals Antonio was able to submit with the armbar for the gold.
The open weight has yet to begin but here is a photo album of the matches: