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The fever of the 2019 ADCC World Championships is yet to die down, and if anybody has dreams of competing on those mats the Trials are an essential part of the process.
ADCC Divisions are limited to 16 for the men and eight for the women, and invites are reserved for elite grapplers and past medalists. You can't just walk up and compete in ADCC– it's the most exclusive nog- event in the world.
The ADCC Trials are the tried and tested method for grapplers to earn their way into the World Championships. There are a number continental Trials held across the globe that offer a place at Worlds, and the first round of Trials for the 2021 ADCC will take place at the end of 2020.
ADCC Trials winners who competed at the recent World Championships include bronze medalist Josh Hinger, absolute division standout Lachlan Giles, Nicky Ryan and others.
The dates and locations for the first European, North American and ADCC Trials are:
ADCC European Trials: Oct 3, 2020 – Moldova
(Also open to Middle Eastern and African competitors. A second European Trials event will be announced)
ADCC North American Trials: Nov 7, 2020 – New Jersey
(Additional Trials on the West Coast will be held in 2021)
ADCC Asia and Oceania Trials: Dec 5, 2020 – Singapore
(A second Asian Trials event will be announced)