This Wednesday the IBJJF confirmed that the 2011 installment of the Chicago Open tournament will be taking place. Due to changes to legislation in the state of Illinois requiring that Jiu-Jitsu events be sanctioned by the local athletic commission, the date for the competition was left undetermined. Now, though, the gentle art governing body has announced on its website that the Chicago Open will take place August 21 at the Odeum Expo Center.
“The event is confirmed for August 21. The Illinois State Athletic Commission responded to us and were very attentive to our cause. They gave us a brief explanation of the new regulations and the one from 2007, which included a lot of things. Once this event is out of the way, we’ll closen our relationship to further our efforts in developing Jiu-Jitsu,” stated IBJJF director André Fernandes.
Sign-ups end August 13, but anyone to register by July 30 will pay a reduced rate.