In 2012, we hosted our first Tap Cancer Out BJJ Open. We invited competitors to fundraise on our behalf in order to earn their entry fee, and they responded exactly as we expected the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu community would. The tournament attracted over 200 competitors, 50 of which fundraised over $17,000. After entry fees, merchandise sales and door donations, we raised over $21,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

In 2013, we hosted two more tournaments, attracting nearly 400 competitors including 91 fundraisers, and raising over $65,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

We’re not stopping in 2014, either. Check out the schedule below to see where we’ll be next.

2014 Schedule:


Spring BJJ Open, April 26th, 2014:

Bunnell High School, Stratford, Connecticut
We’re back in Stratford for our third annual spring tournament! Over 300 competitors are expected to fill Bunnell High School for a fantastic day of Gi and No-Gi BJJ. Our top fundraisers and fundraising teams will be recognized and awarded, and all fundraisers will be eligible for raffle prizes from our great sponsors. Join us!

2014 Spring BJJ Open

Summer BJJ Open, August 16th, 2014:

St. John’s Preparatory School, Danvers, Massachusetts
We’ll be heading up to northeastern New England on the beautiful campus of St. John’s Prep to host our second summer tournament! More info to be announced soon.

Past Tournaments:

Spring, 2013 (over $40k raised):

Saturday, April 13th – Bunnell High School, Stratford, Connecticut
This is where it all began! We’re back in Tap Cancer Out’s hometown where we raised $21,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in 2012.

Summer, 2013 (over $12k raised):

Saturday, June 22nd – St. John’s Prep High School, Danvers, Massachusetts
Love that dirty water…Boston, you’re my home (you are)! We’re heading up to Red Sox Nation—the home state of our founder. This is the perfect opportunity for competitors in northern New England to compete for a cause—the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Massachusetts—at one of the most beautiful high school campuses in the northeast.