Dear Martial Artists and Enthusiasts,

We are very excited to invite you to attend the 19th annual Pacific Jewel Nationals on May 8-9, 2015 in VANCOUVER, WASHINGTON, USA at the HILTON VANCOUVER HOTEL. Remember - all flights fly into Portland, OR/PDX.

The Pacific Jewel is sanctioned by the National Blackbelt League in both the Western Pacific -WestPac- National Conference and the Pacific Northwest Regional Conference. We offer NBL "AAA" 22 Points for the competing Blackbelt and SKIL "AAA" 24 Points for the Underbelt and Amatuer Blackbelt competitors. Along with the Golden Gate Internationals & Sin City Rumble, we invite you to attend WestPac National Conference for a truly unique and rewarding competition experience.

For 2015, we are partnering with Hufana Traditional Arnis International (HTAI) to bring you the exciting art and competition of Filipino Martial Arts Stick- Fighting! See page 6 for rules and page13 for divisions.

Our commitment to the NBL, SKIL, Martial Arts & Sport Karate and all of our loyal supporters, means we work year round to bring you the most outstanding martial arts event possible - offering the best of the best in Competition, Venue, Pacific Northwest Hospitality, Qualified Officials in Judging and, the most Awesome & Dedicated Tournament Staff anywhere! With 260+ divisions, 38 grands and tons of prizes, the Pacific Jewel offers something for everyone!

  • $$$ Prize Money
  • Grand Championships - 36!
  • Outstanding Competition
  • Saturday Night Finals
  • 2014 Jewel Outstanding Awards
  • Great Grand Champion Awards
  • Give-a-ways & Drawings@ the Finals - Must be present to win
  • First Timer Forms and Sparring for 5 & Under to 18+
  • 4 Junior Flag Sparring Grand Championships:
  • 5- MiniMite
  • 6-7 MightyMite
  • 8-9 DynoMite
  • 10-11 MightyTitan!
  • 8- Team Sparring! Boys & Girls age 8 and younger
  • Demo Team Forms - All ranks, All ages!
  • BACK for 2015: Executive Blackbelt Sparring - Men & Women ages 50+
  • NEW for 2015: Senior 35+ Blackbelt Traditional Weapons (Non-NBL)
  • NEW Senior Grand Championships: Traditional Forms & Weapons and Contemporary Forms & Weapons
  • All competitors 4th place on down receive 1 foot tall Trophies!

Don't forget - Junior Underbelts can spar in BOTH Underbelt and Blackbelt Point and Continuous Sparring divisions!! We have TWO FANTASTIC PRIZES up for grabs this year:

  1. The competitor who sends in their -perfect- pre-registration will be entered into a (random) drawing for an Apple IPAD Mini - Courtesy of Milton Security Group, Inc. So, make sure your pre-registration is perfect...no mistakes: fill out your registration correctly, all your player cards, sign everything, with the correct fees and mail in by the deadline and your name will be entered into the drawing to be held at our Saturday Night Finals!
  2. Win ROUNDTRIP AIRFARE, Courtesy of Milton Security Group, Inc., to the Pacific Jewel! Juniors, 12-17, enter our essay contest on Bullying. Submit your entry, online, of 500 - 1000 words on why bullying is wrong, how it has affected you, how we can stop it, by March 30, 2015. On April 3, our panel of judges will contact the lucky winner...just in time for them to purchase their ticket to Pacific Jewel! Follow the link below, read the rules and requirements, submit your essay and check out our wonderful sponsor Milton Security Group, Inc.,

Additionally for 2015, we will have Art Northwest on hand selling portraits, illustrations, and characture drawings! And, MassageWorks, Therapeutic Massge to work out all the kinks of competition and spectating!

A huge THANK YOU to Earth2o for their generosity in supplying water to the Pacific Jewel, our competitors and spectators. Their continued support of the PJN is so very appreciated. Thank you!

We look forward to seeing you this May 8-9, 2015 at the Hilton Vancouver Hotel in the beautiful city of Vancouver, Washington, USA.

Our Warmest Regards,
Noah & Deanna

2015 NBL TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

WESTPAC NATIONAL CONFERENCE

Pacific Jewel NationalsMay 8-9Vancouver, WA, USANoah & Deanna Bertsch541-928-1826NBL 22pt
Sin City RumbleJul 31/Aug 1Las Vegas, NVMelissa Apple Sioson408-482-8576NBL 20pt

PACIFIC NORTHWEST REGIONAL CONFERENCE

Pacific Jewel NationalsMay 8-9Vancouver, WA, USANoah & Deanna Bertsch541-928-1826NBL 22pt
Siskiyou ShowdownJuly 11Medford, ORKeith & Hope Frost541-761-5360NBL 11pt

EVERGREEN REGIONAL CONFERENCE

Tiger Balm March 21-22 Vancouver, BC, CAN Jon Funk & Colleen Butterly 604-552-3614 NBL 12pt
BC Open April 18 White Rock, BC, CANBill & Terry Hunter 604-531-7353 NBL 12pt

GOLDEN GATE REGIONAL CONFERENCE

Proper ChallengeMarch 14 Oakland, CA Junior Salientes 707-246-2300 NBL 13pt
Best of the Best April 18 Tracy, CAJulio Castro207-839-8403 NBL 13pt
Avatar Sept 5 Reno, NV Lawrence Hall 775-331-5425 NBL 12pt

SOCAL REGIONAL CONFERENCE

Sin City RumbleJul 31/Aug 1Las Vegas, NVMelissa Apple Sioson408-482-8576NBL 20pt

PACIFIC REGIONAL CONFERENCE

Long Beach IntlsTBALong Beach, CASteve Cooper714-889-9431NBL 17pt

ROCKY MOUNTAIN REGIONAL CONFERENCE

Avalanche Nationals March TBA Ogden, UTMike Tobin 801-773-5425 NBL 16pt

SAGEBRUSH REGIONAL CONFERENCE

Texas Kumite ChallengeFeb 21El Paso, TXEddie Villanueva915-727-3562NBL 15pt
Battle Of The ChampionsJuly 24-25El Paso, TXLaco Villanueva915-727-3562NBL 17pt

NBL SUPER GRANDS WORLD GAMES - DECEMBER TBA
716-763-1111       info@nbl.com       www.nblskil.com

PACIFIC NORTHWEST 2015 TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

Tiger Balm March 21-22 Vancouver, BC, CAN Jon Funk & Colleen Butterly 604-552-3614 NBL/SKIL
BC Open April 18 White Rock, BC, CANBill & Terry Hunter 604-531-7353 NBL/SKIL
Pacific Jewel NationalsMay 8-9Vancouver, WA, USANoah & Deanna Bertsch541-928-1826NBL/SKIL
Coastal OpenJune TBAPort Alberni, BC, CANSukwinder Manhas250-720-6891
Siskiyou ShowdownJuly 11Medford, ORKeith & Hope Frost541-761-5360NBL/SKIL
City of Destiny ClassicSept 26Tacoma, WAShintaku/Carman250-720-6891SKIL
Mighty River ClassicOct 10Portland, ORRick Cropper503-254-1478SKIL
WCMACOct 16-17Burnaby, BC, CANBill & Terry Hunter604-531-7353SKIL