I refuse to Facebook so I am not sure if this constitutes "breaking news," but 'Short Round' Kim told me that it is all but confirmed that Grapplers Quest will be making their debut here in the Emerald City on Memorial Day weekend 2011! Nothing has been announced on GrapplersQuest.com as of yet, but if the rumors are true Brian Cimmins has been working with the City of Seattle which most likely means the tournament will be held in the convention center.
This will mark the first major tournament in the Pacific NW as NAGA, IBJJF, nor Grapplers Quest (the three major grappling promoters) have never had an event in the area. Stay tuned for more info as I find out.
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