i was at a tourney this weekend, rules followed were supposed to be IBJJF rules. my first tourney as a blue belt.... it was a somewhat eye opening experience. here are several position examples, tell me how YOU think they should have been called. 1) Fighter A is mounted on Fighter B. Fighter B bucks and reverses the position, so now Fighter B is in Fighter A's guard. Should any points be awarded? 2) Fighter A is in side control on Fighter B. Fighter B rolls Fighter A, switching the position, so that now Fighter B is in side control on Fighter A. What points should be awarded? 3) Fighter A has Fighter B's back, both hooks in. While struggling, Fighter B gets one of the hooks out, but cannot completely escape. About 5 seconds later, Fighter A gets the lost hook back in. Should you award any points? 4) Fighter A is in half guard, and while trying to switch from halfguard to sidecontrol or mount (during that scramble) Fighter B reverses the position and winds up on top, either in guard, halfguard or side control. Should any points be awarded? these are all the situations i could think of off the top of my head tonight. so confusing and frustrating, i just didnt know what to think. i have never seen the bias that is given to members of certain gyms or to brazillians, but wow, it was all there in flying colors. having all of the refs also be the coaches of half the guys competing.... it is just such a huge conflict of interest, it made me sick. and there is nothing you can do about it- if you complain, you just look like an asshole. you have to go in with the mindset of 'points dont even matter, if you dont convincingly finish this guy you are not going to win'. anyway, if i could get some feedback, that would be awesome. thanks.