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?


Competitors will be judged on 4 main skills:

  • Style
  • Technique
  • Creativity
  • Volume of Game

Rounds – Games

  • 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.

Rounds – Solos

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

Rounds – Absoluto

  • 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


  • All contestants must wear their schools official uniform
  • All contestants will wear an competition number
  • All contestants will wear a small colored flag by their belt while competing


  • Three judges will determine the winner of each round
  • Judging is based on a three point system, each judge will have one point to award after the completion of the round

Judging – Games

  • Judges may award the point to either contestant (red or blue 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

Judging – Solos

  • Competitors will be judged on their floreios, sequences, smoothness, style, creativity and volume of moves.

Judging – Absoluto

  • Competitors will be judged based on their Roda presence; singing, games, style, Roda control, and overall presence in the Roda.

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
  • No grappling once on the floor
  • No punching, hair pulling or kicks to the groin
  • No eye gouging, no small joint manipulation
  • Maintain good sportsmanship at all times
  • Shake opponent’s hand before and after the game
  • No pushing
  • Contact is permitted only with controlled techniques. Uncontrolled / ill-intentioned moves will result in disqualification.

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