2021 TNT/TKO State Finals
Saturday and Friday
LOCATION TO BE ANNOUNCED
We are pleased to invite you to the 23rd Annual TKO/TNT STATE FINALS! Located inside the Grand Ballroom in Houston, TX. This event promises to bring top Competition from throughout the great state. The 2021 State Finals will be a 2 day event held on Saturday and Friday. More information will be posted later this year.
SATURDAY TOURNAMENT START TIME: 9:30 am
All Demo, Teams, Self Defense, Traditional. Creative, Weapons, Breaking and Stick Combat. All kata/weapon divisions the #1 Top Ranked seed go last against the winner of the run-off division. This means there will be a run-off in every division to determine “one” winner. The winner of the run-off will then compete against the #1 Top Rank Seed from the North and the South for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. In other words, if you are the #1 seed, you will be guaranteed a 2nd or 3rd place at the State Finals! We will be awarding all TKO Qualifiers with a 1st-3rd place award.
SUNDAY TOURNAMENT START TIME: 9:30 am
Grappling "Gi", Sport MMA, Continuous Sparring and Point Sparring! All divisions will use format starting from lowest to highest seeded competitors. where the winner of each match advances to the next round, and the loser is eliminated from winning the championship or first place in the division. You can go to TNTGrappling.com for all grappling and Sport MMA Rules. For Sport Karate go to TKOLeague.com for rules on Point, Continuous, Stick and Breaking.
BRACKETS and SCHEDULE: 48 hours prior to the tournament, ring assignments and schedule will be posted on EventsReg.org. All earning the #1 Top Rank Seed in Point Sparring will fights last in a double elimination for 1st place. Stick combat. Sport MMA, Grappling and Continuous Sparring will be a single elimination. A courtesy call will be microphone to come to the ring if you also haven’t already presented yourself for check in. Please be at the ring on time for your matches. We ask that you make sure to be present prior to your division start time, as well in case we are able to get head starts on certain division. In some cases, if you are not present, we will also send you a Text message on your mobile device during the competition to report to your ring.
COMPETITOR: A week before the event, competitor can view their ring assignments on the EventReg,org tournament page. We encourage everyone to check their divisions and their details the day before, and not wait until the day of the event.
CHANGING DIVISIONS: All competitors (or coaches, parents) will have until Monday the week of the event deadline to make any changes to their registrations. You can make these changes by logging into your account and modifying your registration details. After the deadline, the registration will become locked, and there will no further changes allowed.
DIVISION CHANGES: Competitors who do not have anyone in their division group may be moved up in weight to another division. All competitors who remain solo in their divisions once bracketed, will be declared the winner by default. An optional exhibition match.will be provided to the solo competitor.
REFUND POLICY: We do not issue refunds on Pre-registration. Unless we are shut down due to Corvid or any emergency situation, a refund will be offered. .
WEIGH-INS: Takes place on the day of the event. You only need to weigh-in once if competing in several divisions. Depending on your schedule of events, you must weigh-in from 9 am-12 noon.. You must have officially weighed in before your division time and have made the weight, or else you will be disqualified. If you do not make weight, you will be moved to the appropriate weight division.
COACH and CROWD CONTROL: Due to Corvid, a competitor can have one coach during their match. One chair will be placed on both side of the ring. The only other people allowed within the barricades during the tournament are the competitors.
MEDALS: Beautiful custom medals will be awarded for 2nd and 3rd place. Texas TNT State Champion ring will be awarded for 1st place.
MEDIC ON HAND: There will be a medic on sight. Only basic medical needs provided.
TV SCOREBOARDS: All rings will have TV monitor to display bracketing and scoreboard.for viewing.
RANKINGS: We track rankings competitors by the Annual Season and by Overall Competitor rankings are categorized by genders, ages, weights, and belt or experience. Team/Dojo rankings are categorized by Team/Dojo points. You can find the rankings on EventReg.org under TKO League Results.
VOLUNTEERS AT THE EVENT: We are always looking for experienced referees, event staff, as well as competitors to help setup! To apply, please email your name, previous experience, and which tournament and date you are wanting to help.