AGC Competitor waiver
I hereby assume full responsibility and liability for all damages, injuries and losses that I may sustain or incur while participating in or watching the Tournament/Event.
I realize that serious injury is common place in martial arts tournaments such as the one I am hereby entering and that death is a possibility. I also realize that if I am injured, I might be disfigured, disabled and/or rendered unable to work again. By entering into this competition I agree to and fully accept and assume liability for any and all injuries that I may incur expressly give up and waive any and all claims that I or anyone acting on my behalf or through me might have against The Australian Grappling Championships, it's board members, the promoters, operators, sponsors, officials, participants, non-participants, or volunteers for any injury regardless of its nature, effect or affect on me as a result of my participation and/or presence at the Competition/Event.
I authorize, and agree to hold harmless, whatever medical personnel that may be present at the Competition/Event to take any action necessary, should I become injured.
I further understand that tickets will be sold to spectators to watch the Competition/ Event; that news media and others might cover the competition and that it may also be videotaped/photographed or otherwise shown to audiences around the world. I hereby expressly and irrevocably forever consent to having my likeness shown, publicized, commented and/or reported on; and I do not expect to, and in fact waive any compensation I might otherwise be entitled to as a result thereof.
I represent that I am in good health; that I am not presently, nor will I participate while under the influence of any drug or medication; that no one affiliated with this competition has encouraged me to enter or made any representations regarding my fitness or ability to participate; that I have read and understood every provision of this release; and that I am legally competent to and freely enter into this waiver, release and assumption of risk agreement.
If an athlete's registration application is accepted and the athlete permitted to compete, Organizer hereby expressly reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, with or without cause, to change, modify or otherwise edit information contained upon a the registration form, including but not limited to: the athlete's academy's name and affiliation and/or the competitor's name and/or nickname. Organizer likewise expressly reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, with or without cause, to add or remove an athlete from the weight/absolute/super absolute divisions.
Changes to an athlete's registration including but not limited to academy affiliation will be permitted up to one business day before the registration deadline. There will be no changes permitted to an athlete's after that time. If an athlete or coach of an athlete wishes to make a change, any such change(s) are strictly limited to: competitor's name/nickname, academy affiliation and those members of the academy that will be competing in the weight/absolute/super absolute divisions.
The head coach of an academy's competition team shall be granted the right to change a competitor's registration information. Such changes are limited to: weight division, competitor's name/nickname, academy affiliation and those members of the academy that will be competing in the weight/absolute/super absolute divisions.
I further understand that I am responsible for checking and must check my registration information for the event on the website on the registration list for: weight, belt, academy, age division, and name information by the specified registration check day. I further understand that the registration check day is the last possible day to make any corrections (including typographical errors made by the organizer), to my registration information for the event. I understand and acknowledge that after the registration check day, no changes will be made and no refunds will be given. I understand that if I don't verify my information and send a notification for the correction by the specific time, no changes are permitted after that time and any mistakes in the brackets, whether or not caused by me, may lead to my immediate disqualification.
The Australian Grappling Championships (hereinafter 'Organizer') hereby expressly reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, with or without cause to deny a potential athlete/competitor's registration/application for permission to compete in the event. The terms athlete and/or competitor may be used interchangeably.
If any dispute arises out of, or is any way related to your participation in this event, by entering your registration application, you are hereby expressly waiving and giving up your right to the filing of a lawsuit in provincial or federal court and a trial by jury. The word "dispute" as used above refers to anything, including claims for injury (which you have already waived) that may have occurred or you claim did not occur at the event.
In case of minors under 18 years old.
Furthermore, if the competitor is a minor I, hereby certify that I am parent and/or legal guardian of the above named minor who has been given my express permission to compete in the event for which we are registering. And, that I have read and understood every provision of the release of liability and that I am legally competent to and freely enter into this release of liability and assume all risk on behalf of the minor (competitor) named herein and any and all successors, assigns or any other representative acting upon the minor's behalf.