Ontario Open Capoeira Tournament & Workshops

Jogo de Bamba3 Logo | Ontario Canada Capoeira Competition

Toronto - Ontario - Canada

November 3-5th, 2023



1st Place in ABSOLUTO
$500 CND + JDB3 Trophy
2nd Place in ABSOLUTO
JDB3 Silver Medal
3rd Place in ABSOLUTO

JDB3 Bronze Medal

1st Place in ALL Categories
JDB3 Trophy
2nd Place in ALL Categories
JDB3 Silver Medal
3rd Place in ALL Categories
JDB3 Bronze Medal

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How are games judged?

Rules & Scoring


  • All contestants must wear their schools official Abada (pants) & corda with JDB event T-Shirt.
  • All contestants will wear a colored wristband & numbered shirt.


All contestants must abide by the following rules:

  • Obey the referee at all times
  • Enter the Roda with a Capoeira floreio
  • Maintain the Ginga at all times in the game
  • Focus should be on the GAME, not FIGHT
  • Controlled take downs are allowed, but no grappling once on the floor
  • No attacks intended to hurt your opponent
  • Maintain good sportsmanship at all times
  • Shake opponent’s hand before and after the game
  • Not permitted: pushing, strikes to the face
  • Contact is permitted only with controlled techniques. Uncontrolled / ill-intentioned moves will result in disqualification.



  • All competitors will play one game of regional per round
  • Each game will be 1 minute in length
  • In the event of a tie, contestants will play for an additional 45 seconds
  • The winner of each round will proceed to the next level of the competition. The losing competitor will be eliminated.


  • Each competitor will have up to 45 Seconds to perform a solo and may use up the full time or end before the buzzer.


  • All competitors who place 1st in all Adult categories will be invited to participate in the Absoluto category
  • Participation is by qualification ONLY and is optional
  • There will be 2 rounds of Rodas for 5-7 minutes each.
  • 1 Roda will be Regional and the other Benguela
  • Each competitor will receive a score of 1-10 for each Roda


  • Three judges will determine the winner of each round
  • No judge should have any affiliation to current competitor. In the event this happens, the judge will be replaced for that round



  • Judging is based on a three point system, each judge will have one point to award after the completion of the round
  • Judges may award the point to either contestant (red or black flag) or to a tie
  • A referee will be present before, during and after the game, and will raise the hand of the winner, as determined by the judges


  • Each of the 3 judges will award 1-10 points to each competitor.
  • Competitor will have up to 1 minute to demonstrate their skills with the option to end before the 1 minute mark.


  • Competitors who place 1st in any Adult category will be invited to participate in the absoluto category
  • Participation is by qualification ONLY and is optional
  • There will be 2 rounds of RODAS of 5-7 minutes each
  • Buying the game will be permitted every 15-30 seconds, once the referee blows the whistle
  • 1 Roda will be Benguela and the other Regional
  • Each competitor will receive a score of 1-10 for each Roda 


  •  In this category you can demonstrate your knowledge of rhythms, variations, showmanship and your control of the berimbau

Jogo Combinado.

  • This category can be a mix of choreography, technique demonstration, showmanship, sequences, etc. Creativity and originality is encouraged.

Scoring Criterias:


  • Style
  • Technique
  • Creativity
  • Volume of Game


  • Sequencias
  • Technique
  • Creativity
  • Floreios


  • Sound Clarity
  • Varioations
  • Toques
  • Control


  • Creativity
  • Entertainment
  • Audience Interaction


  • Roda Presence
  • Games
  • Effort

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