The IBJJF Dublin Fall Open 2023 took place on December 2nd and 3rd, 2023 and there was plenty of action between some very talented competitors. The event attracted some great grapplers from all around the world, with plenty even choosing to make the journey from outside of Europe. The gi brackets were up first and it was Jonas Andrade who won gold in the light-featherweight division, beating out some tough competition in order to do so. Some of the best battles actually took place at middleweight though, as there were several exciting grapplers coming up against one another.
Pedro Leonardo Silva managed to emerge victorious in that weight class, although it certainly wasn’t easy for him along the way. As a testament to how tough the division was, Pablo Lavaselli had to settle for one of the two bronze medals that were available. Szilard Sule won gold at medium-heavyweight and he had a particularly challenging match in the final, as he had to beat Charlie Adorian in order to win the division. Sule returned late on in the day to compete in the absolute division as well, where he added another gold medal to his collection. Felipe Figueiredo won the super-heavyweight division in the gi, but along with most of these competitors he didn’t return to compete in the no gi divisions on the second day.
Sam Quinn made an appearance though, as he won a gold medal at medium-heavyweight and a silver medal in the absolute. There were some big names in the women’s divisions at the IBJJF Dublin Fall Open 2023 too, with Shelby Murphey winning a very busy bracket at light-featherweight. She wasn’t alone either, as the most successful female competitor on the planet right now also took to the mats. Gabrieli Pessanha got a default gold medal at super-heavyweight, but she fought hard to win a gold medal in the absolute division.