Little has changed for the ADCC 2009 rules in relation to previous years. Below you will find the point-scoring system and the other rules of the event.
10 minutes till semifinals
20 minutes in finals
The matches will have at most two overtimes. Should they remain a draw, it will go to judges’ decision
Takedowns and sweeps where the one to initiate the move lands in guard or half-guard of opponent – 2 points
Takedowns and sweeps where the one to initiate the move lands with opponent’s guard passed – 4 points
Guard pass – 3 points
Mount – 2 points
Taking of back – 3 points
All positions must be stabilized for at least three seconds to count
Points will only be counted after 5 minutes up to the semifinals and after 10 minutes in finals.
Matches ending in a draw will go the judges after two overtimes. The criterion of aggressiveness will carry the most weight in picking the winner.
To pull guard, fake shoot for takedown and lack of movement: -1point
Negative points for lack of movement will be given after two warnings from the referee, even if the warnings were given during the first half of the match. In the finals, athletes may lose a point during the first half of the match.
Slams are only allowed when there is real danger of a submission (hold is in place).
The crucifix is prohibited.
Any grip on the opponent’s clothing is illegal.