02 February, 2020

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) will host the prestigious Championship that will be organized in a unique open-air arena

The men’s only Championship will be contested in three categories – juveniles, youth, and seniors

Abu Dhabi, UAE – February 2, 2020: Jiu-Jitsu fever will grip the western city of Ruwais in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi as it prepares to host the second round of the President’s Cup, hosted by the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), on Friday, February 7.

The President’s Cup is one of the most prestigious Jiu-Jitsu tournaments in the UAE and the second round will be hosted in a specially constructed open-air arena in Ruwais’ Al-Hosn Recreation Centre. This will also be the first time a Jiu-Jitsu tournament is held in an outdoor venue and the tournament has already begun to generate a healthy buzz amongst Jiu-Jitsu athletes and fans.

The President’s Cup is another step towards achieving the UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation’s (UAEJJF) goal of regularly providing the Jiu-Jitsu community with a superior level of competitions and the second round of the President’s Cup will feature competition in three categories – juveniles, youth, and seniors (men).

Youssef Abdullah Al Batran, member of the UAEJJF’s Board of Directors, said that the tournament was shaping up to be spectacle of high-octane action with most of the top clubs in the UAE having confirmed their participation.

“This is the first time that a round of such a storied tournament is being held in Ruwais adding another feather to the UAEJJF’s cap of taking the game to every part of our glorious country. Organizing the tournament in a first-of-its-kind outdoor venue will add a special dimension to the tournament,”

“ADNOC is one of the shining stars of the UAE and has always been a steadfast partner of the UAEJJF, helping the Federation to reach newer audiences and bolster the growth of Jiu-Jitsu through their constant support to players, clubs, tournaments, and other developmental initiatives put in place by the UAEJJF.

On behalf of the UAEJJF, I would like to thank ADNOC for being a great source of motivation and support to the entire Jiu-Jitsu community.”

Ghanem Butti Al Mazrouei, Director of Human Resources and Administrative Affairs ADNOC, said that the company was honored to host an important round of a tournament of the stature of the President’s Cup and hoped that it serves as a source of encouragement for the people of Ruwais to embrace the sport.

“The President’s Cup is renowned for providing strong impetus to the growth of some of the biggest stars of Jiu-Jitsu in the UAE and ADNOC is very happy to play a part in bringing such a big motivational tool to Ruwais. ADNOC is committed to playing its part in the continuous development of the UAE and through our longstanding support to the UAEJJF we are honored to provide avenues for the UAE’s youth to keep chasing excellence,”

“Bringing the tournament to Ruwais, a city that is experiencing an unprecedented urban renaissance due to the support of our visionary leadership, is another accomplishment of ADNOC’s goal of enhancing Ruwais’ standing as the ideal destination for living, working, and entertainment.

The second round of the President’s Cup will create an enthusiastic and entertaining atmosphere and boost the adoption of positive and healthy lifestyles in the city.”