Ithaca, New York — The NE Grappling Challenge III is just 1 week away and is nicely taking shape. With 2 8-Man Absolute Tournaments, divisions for Children, Teen, Men, Masters and Women, a pre-registration discount, the use of 4 mats throughout the day, vendors and concessions, and 5 Grappling magazine subscription Give-A-Ways, there is something for everyone. The Hill Center at Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York, will host the NE Grappling Challenge III on Saturday, February 12, 2005.Tournament Overview:Pre-registration is just $35.00 post-marked by February 4. A registration form in downloadable PDF format is available for your convenience at www.NEGrappling.com/docs/registration.pdf. Save by pre-registering today. Registration begins on Saturday, February 12 at 8:00AM and will go through 12:30PM. Only cash will be accepted at the door.Weigh-Ins begin at 8:00AM and will go through 12:30PM. All competitors must weigh-in to compete and will have until 12:30PM to make their appropriate weight division.4 mats will run throughout the day to assure a smooth, quick tournament. Quality referees are confirmed, but are always in need.The 2 8-Man Absolute Tournaments will begin at 12:30PM. This will enable the main tournament to move along without down time.The Main Tournament will begin immediately following the Absolute Tournament Finals with Children, Teen, Women and Masters divisions first, followed by Advanced, Intermediate and Beginner divisions. To assure fairness, competitors will only be allowed to compete at their skill level.The Econo Lodge in downtown Ithaca will host competitors for just $55.00 plus tax per night. Contact the Econo Lodge at 607-277-0370 and mention discounted rate code ?E277? when making your reservation.Visit www.NEGrappling.com or e-mail promoters Ryan Ciotoli and Joseph Cunliffe at [email protected] for more information.