Dear Martial Artists and Enthusiasts,

You are cordially invited to attend the 18th annual Pacific Jewel Nationals on May 9-10, 2014 in VANCOUVER, WASHINGTON, USA. We are pleased to once again host this event at the HILTON VANCOUVER HOTEL.

The Pacific Jewel is sanctioned by the National Blackbelt League in both the Western Pacific -WestPac- & America West National Conferences and the Pacific Northwest Regional Conference. We offer NBL "AAA" 20 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, Battle Of The Champions and the Avalanche Nationals the WestPac & America West Teams guarantee a rewarding experience to be had by all!

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, 36 grands and tons of prizes, the Pacific Jewel offers something for everyone!

  • $$$ Prize Money
  • Grand Championships - 36!
  • Outstanding Competition
  • Saturday Night Finals
  • 2013 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!
  • NEW for 2014: Executive Blackbelt Sparring - Men & Women ages 50+ and Men ages 60+
  • All competitors 4th place on down receive 1 foot tall Trophies!
Don't forget - Junior Underbelt can spar in BOTH Underbelt and Blackbelt divisions - Point and Continuous Sparring divisions!!

We have a FANTASTIC prize for the perfect pre-registration! Courtesy of Milton Security Group, Inc., an Apple IPAD Mini will be given to the name (randomly) chosen out of the pre-registrations we receive that are perfect...no mistakes! So, 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 the Night Time Finals!

We look forward to seeing you this May 9-10, 2014 at the HILTON VANCOUVER HOTEL in the beautiful city of Vancouver, Washington, USA.

Our Warmest Regards,
Noah & Deanna

2014 NBL TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

PACIFIC NORTHWEST REGIONAL CONFERENCE

Pacific Jewel NationalsMay 9-10Vancouver, WA, USANoah & Deanna Bertsch541-928-1826NBL 20pt
Siskiyou ShowdownJuly 26Medford, ORKeith & Hope Frost541-761-5360NBL 10pt

EVERGREEN REGIONAL CONFERENCE

Tiger Balm March 15-16 Vancouver, BC, CAN Jon Funk & Colleen Butterly 604-552-3614 NBL 12pt
BC Open April 12 White Rock, BC, CANBill & Terry Hunter 604-531-7353 NBL 12pt
New World MA Classic June 28 Lakewood, WA James & Saren Williams 253-888-7620 NBL 10pt

GOLDEN GATE REGIONAL CONFERENCE

Proper ChallengeMarch 15 Oakland, CA Junior Salientes 707-246-2300 NBL 13pt
Golden Gate Intl's April 4-5 Santa Clara, CAJordan & Felipa Pallen 510-483-6560 NBL 21pt

NORCAL REGIONAL CONFERENCE

Proper ChallengeMarch 15 Oakland, CA Junior Salientes 707-246-2300 NBL 13pt
5th Best of the Best June 28 Tracy, CAJulio Castro207-839-8403 NBL 13pt
Avatar Sept 20 Reno, NV Lawrence Hall 775-331-5425 NBL 12pt

PACIFIC REGIONAL CONFERENCE

Sin City RumbleAugust 8-9Las Vegas, NVMelissa Apple Sioson408-482-8576NBL 20pt

SAGEBRUSH REGIONAL CONFERENCE

Texas Kumite ChallengeFeb 8El Paso, TXEddie Villanueva915-727-3562NBL 14pt
Fire & IceMarch 8TBABryce Marchington575-318-1282NBL 14pt
Battle Of The ChampionsJuly 25-26El Paso, TXLaco Villanueva915-727-3562NBL 20pt

ROCKY MOUNTAIN REGIONAL CONFERENCE

Avalanche Nationals March 21-22 Ogden, UTMike Tobin 801-773-5425 NBL 12pt

WESTPAC NATIONAL CONFERENCE

Golden Gate Intl's April 4-5 Santa Clara, CAJordan & Felipa Pallen 510-483-6560 NBL 21pt
Pacific Jewel NationalsMay 9-10Vancouver, WA, USANoah & Deanna Bertsch541-928-1826NBL 20pt
Sin City RumbleAugust 8-9Las Vegas, NVMelissa Apple Sioson408-482-8576NBL 20pt

AMERICA WEST NATIONAL CONFERENCE

Avalanche Nationals March 21-22 Ogden, UTMike Tobin 801-773-5425 NBL 12pt
Pacific Jewel NationalsMay 9-10Vancouver, WA, USANoah & Deanna Bertsch541-928-1826NBL 20pt
Battle Of The ChampionsJuly 25-26El Paso, TXLaco Villanueva915-727-3562NBL 20pt

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

PACIFIC NORTHWEST TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

Tiger Balm March 15-16 Vancouver, BC, CAN Jon Funk & Colleen Butterly 604-552-3614 NBL 12pt
BC Open April 12 White Rock, BC, CANBill & Terry Hunter 604-531-7353 NBL 12pt
Pacific Jewel NationalsMay 9-10Vancouver, WA, USANoah & Deanna Bertsch541-928-1826NBL 20pt
New World MA Classic June 28 Lakewood, WA James & Saren Williams 253-888-7620 NBL 10pt
Coastal OpenJune TBAPort Alberni, BC, CANSukwinder Manhas250-720-6891
Siskiyou ShowdownJuly 26Medford, ORKeith & Hope Frost541-761-5360NBL 10pt
Mighty River ClassicOct TBAVancouver, WA, USARick Cropper503-254-1478
WCMACOct 18-19Burnaby, BC, CANBill & Terry Hunter604-531-7353SKIL