1.       The 2017 Ontario Open International Jiu Jitsu Championship California travel contest (the “Contest”) is open to all participants in 2017 Ontario Open International Jiu Jitsu Championship being held on May 6th and May 7th, 2017 (the “2017 Tournament”), having attained the age of majority according to the law of the province or state in which they reside, except representatives, employees and agents (whether volunteer or otherwise) of the Open International Jiu Jitsu Championship Inc.  All participants who meet the criteria outlined above, and subject to the terms and conditions contained in these Rules and the Release Form, are automatically entered into the Contest.
2.       The Contest commences at the opening of the 2017 Tournament and closes at the completion of the 2017 Tournament.
3.       All Contest participants must provide the Ontario Open International Jiu Jitsu Championship (the “Sponsor”) with their name, address, telephone number and e-mail address, as well as all other information deemed necessary and advisable by the Sponsor to register in the 2017 Tournament.  One “Travel Package” (as defined below) (“Prize”) will be awarded to winners of the following divisions:
          (a)    Gi Adult Male Brown/Black belts combined
                                   i.      **Absolute Open Weight
         (b)    Gi Adult Male Purple Belt Absolute
                                   i.      **Absolute Light (-167.5 pounds),
                                  ii.      **Absolute Heavy Open Weight (+167.5 pounds)
         (c)    Gi Adult Female Purple, Brown and Black Belt combined Absolute – Open Weight
                                  i. **Absolute Open Weight
         (b) Gi Adult Male Blue Belt Absolute
i. **Absolute Light (-167.5 pounds),
ii. **Absolute Heavy Open Weight (+167.5 pounds)
         (e)    Gi Adult Female Blue Belt Absolute – Open Weight
                                  i. **Absolute Light (-141 pounds),
                                  ii. **Absolute Heavy Open Weight (+141 pounds)
**To compete in the Absolute divisions you must compete in your regular division and finish in first, second or third place. There are ten(10) Travel Packages in total.  Winners are those awarded first place and shall be chosen in the sole, absolute and unfettered discretion of the Sponsor and its judges.  Each Travel Package consists of the following:
(a)        One (1) return air ticket from Toronto to California departing Toronto and returning to Toronto on .  Note that any request(s) by contest winners to alter the place of departure from Toronto to another location shall be subject to approval of Ontario Open International Jiu Jitsu Championship (at its sole and absolute discretion).
(b)        Four (4) nights accommodation, including one (1) breakfast each morning, at a hotel determined by the Sponsor reasonably close to the California Tournament (as defined below) facilities.
(c)        Pre-paid competition registration fee to the 2017 World Jiu Jitsu Championship to be held in California (the “California Tournament”).
4.   It is the winner’s sole responsibility along with their travelling companion(s) for all costs not expressly described herein including, without limitation, ground transportation, in-flight meals and beverages, optional seat selection fees, additional checked luggage fees, in-flight entertainment costs, gratuities, merchandise, telephone calls, all personal expenses of any kind or nature, together with any applicable overnight layover.   Flight dates and hotel accommodation are subject to space availability and subject to change without notice or compensation. It is the winner’s responsibility and their travelling companion(s) for all cost incurred to and from the departure point as the prize originates and terminates there.
5.    It is also the winner’s responsibility and their travelling companion(s) to obtain all necessary travel documentation including passports and visas if applicable and to comply with any customs immigration requirements. It is recommended that the winner and his/her travelling companion(s) obtain sufficient personal insurance prior to departure.
6.   All Prize winners must compete in the California Tournament and wear the jiu jitsu Gi provided by the Sponsor during the entire California Tournament.
7.   Each prize has an approximate retail value of $1,000.00.
8.   The Prize is not transferable, has no cash value and cannot be redeemed for cash.
9.   Prize winner waives all recourse against the Sponsor, its representatives, employees and agents if services offered do not prove to be entirely satisfactory.
10. The Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to substitute the destination, or hotel, for a prize of equal or greater value if the grand prize as described cannot be awarded for any reason.
11. The Sponsor will attempt to contact the potential winner by email or telephone within five (5) business days after the closure of the 2016 Tournament. Proof of identification must be provided upon request. In order to be declared a winner, the potential winner must first sign a declaration and release form stating that he/she has read, understood and complied with these official contest rules, grants all consents required as contemplated in these Rules, authorizes the Sponsor to broadcast, publish and disseminate his/her name, address, photograph likeness and voice, in connection with any promotion or publicity, and/or for federal news, entertainment and information purposes at no compensation to the potential winner, accepts the Prize and releases the Sponsor from any and all liability of any kind arising out of the potential winner’s participation in the Contest and receipt and use of the Prize. In the event that the potential winner is not eligible, cannot be contacted by the Contest Sponsors within five (5) business days following the draw, does not correctly answer the mathematical skill-testing question within the time limit, does not sign and return the release within the specified time, the Sponsor shall have the right to disqualify that potential winner and to draw an alternate potential winner and the Sponsor shall be fully and completely released and discharged from any liability or responsibility in this.
12. The contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial and local laws and regulations.
13. The Sponsor nor its representatives, employees and agents are not responsible for theft, loss of any form or any error in the awarding of the Prize.


In consideration of the awarding of the Prize to me, I hereby:


1.                   accept the Prize and acknowledge that the Prize is as described in the Rules;

2.                   fully discharge and release the Sponsor and its respective affiliates, franchisees and advertising and promotional agencies; its respective directors, officers, employees, representatives and agents; and its respective heirs, executors, administrators, personal representatives, successors and assigns, from any and all claims, demands, payments, actions, or causes of action whatsoever for damages, loss or injury, howsoever arising as a result of my participating in the Contest, the California Tournament and accepting the Prize which I or my heirs, executors, administrators, personal representatives, successors or assigns may now or hereafter have against them or any of them;

3.                   consent to the use of my name, address, comments and any photograph and/or any video image taken of me and/or the Prize by or on behalf of the Sponsors and/or its affiliates and/or its advertising and promotional agencies without compensation or other liability to me or my heirs, executors, administrators, personal representatives, successors or assigns; and

4.                   I declare that:

(i)            I have complied with, and will comply with all the Rules of the Contest;

(ii)            Neither I nor any person with whom I reside is employed by, work on behalf of or provide volunteer services to the Sponsor, or any of its advertising or promotional agencies;

(iii)            I am of the legal age of majority according to the laws of the province or state in which I reside; and

(iv)            the terms of the Rules and this Release Form shall apply to and be binding on me and my heirs, executors, administrators, personal representatives, successors and assigns.

Dated this _____ day of May, 2017.

Name: _____________________________

Address:  _____________________________

Phone Number:  _____________________________