2017 All-Ireland WTKO Open Karate Championships

UCC Karate club is delighted to be hosting the All-Ireland WTKO Open Karate Championship at UCC’s Mardyke Arena on Saturday November 25th 2017, in partnership with WTKO Cork.

‌‌This is a fantastic opportunity for folks to compete with the very best that Ireland is producing in Kata and Kumite competitors, and promises to be a fun-filled day of karate at it’s best!

Please let us know if you wish to attend via a quick email so we can keep an eye on it, or let us know on the event’s Facebook page!

* Please note this webpage is still being developed, text in italics is awaiting clarifications from the event organisers. Cheers for your understanding on this 🙂

For UCC students (regardless of affiliation), please contact UCCKC committee members to enquire about participating in the event and availing of opportunities and benefits for UCC students (see section for UCC students below).

Where:

‌The competition will be held in UCC’s Mardyke Arena. ‌See this map for directions.

UCC’s Mardyke Arena has full shower/changing facilities available.

Address: Mardyke Arena, Mardyke Sports Grounds, Mardyke Walk, Western Road, Cork City.

Should you have any problems finding the course venues, or have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact Rory on 0863107152

When:

Saturday November 25th, 2017,

09:30 – 16:00 hrs.

  • Registration opens at 09:30 hrs
  • Referee meeting at 10:00 hrs
  • Competition start: 10:30 hrs
  • Lunch 13:00 -13:30 hrs

For the latest online schedule updates and to keep track of category calls on the day, follow UCC Karate Club on Twitter (@ucckarate)

Prices:

Prices for individual and team events are as follows:

Junior Individual events €10.00 per event
Senior Individual events €15.00 per event
Junior team events €20.00 per event
Senior team event €30.00 per event

Team event prices represent the cost per team of three people.

Please let us know if you are thinking of attending via a quick email to karate@uccclubs.ie, or let us know on the events Facebook Page.

UCC STUDENTS

The following opportunities are available for ALL UCC Students, regardless of affiliation. They can only be availed of following presentation of your valid UCC student card at the registration desk, and agreement with the conditions.

  Seniors individual event – UCC student options

UCC student rate of €10.00 Euro, or €15.00 EUR  for 2 events
To avail of discounted rate, student must present their UCC student card at registration, and agree to be accredited as a UCC student in addition to their home club.

UCC students who (i) train with the club over the 2017/2018 year and (ii) help out on the day (registration, tatami desk, help desk, competitor and attendee assistance) get free entry to one individuals event. Student must present their UCC student card at registration, and agree to be accredited as a UCC student in addition to their home club.

  Senior team events – UCC student options

€15.00 per team
To avail of discounted rate, team must include 2 UCC students and agree to compete under the UCCKC banner.

Please let us know if you are thinking of competing and availing of the UCC student discount rates either in class or via a quick email to karate@uccclubs.ie, or the club facebook page, or whatsapp group.

Categories:

Competitors can register on the day.

Pre-registration is now closed. Thank you to all those who have pre-registered, it is very much appreciated. To collect your cards, simply join the dedicated pre-registered line on Saturday morning at the desk when you arrive in the hall. We look forward to meeting you all on Saturday. 🙂

 KATA

Category Number Grade Age Gender
1 Beginner – 7th kyu 10 & Below Mixed
2 6th kyu & above 10 & Below Mixed

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4 Beginner – 7th Kyu 11 – 15 Mixed
5 6th Kyu – 4th Kyu 11 – 15 Mixed
6 3rd Kyu & above 11 – 15 Mixed

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7 Beginner – 7th Kyu 16 – 20 Mixed
8 6th Kyu – 4th Kyu 16 – 20 Mixed
9 3rd Kyu – 1st Kyu 16 – 20 Mixed
10 All Dan Grades 16 – 20 Mixed

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11 Beginner – 7th Kyu 21 – 39 Mixed
12 6th Kyu – 4th Kyu 21 – 39 Mixed
13 3rd Kyu – 1st Kyu 21 – 39 Mixed
14 All Dan Grades 21 – 39 Mixed

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15 5th Kyu – 1st Kyu 40 + Mixed
16 All Dan Grades 40 + Mixed

Individual Kata will be judged on the point system. All participants will perform one kata. The best four will then go through to the finals where then must perform a different Kata.
The finals will also be judged on the point system

TEAM KATA

3 per team (any mix)

Category Number Grade Age Gender
17 All Grades 12 & under Mixed
18 All Grades 13 – 17 Mixed
19 All Grades 18 & above Mixed

Team Kata will be judged on the point system. All participants will perform one kata. This is a one round event.
We will, on the day divide up into fair groups depending on entries!

KUMITE

All Kumite Category’s are preliminary and are subject to change on the day to make it fair to all competitors, dividing it by height etc!

Category Number Grade Age Gender
20 Beginner – 6th Kyu 9 & below Mixed
21 5th Kyu & above 9 & below Mixed

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22 Beginner – 6th Kyu 10 – 12 Mixed
23 5th Kyu & Above 10 – 12 Mixed

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24 Beginner – 4th Kyu 13 – 15 Male
25 3rd Kyu & above 13 – 15 Male
26 Beginner – 4th Kyu 13 – 15 Female
27 3rd Kyu & above 13 – 15 Female

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28 Beginner – 4th Ky  16 – 20 Male
29 3rd Kyu & above  16 – 20 Male
30 Beginner – 4th Kyu  16 – 20 Female
31 3rd Kyu & above  16 – 20  Female

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32 Beginner – 4th Kyu 21 – 39 Male
33 3rd Kyu & above 21 – 39 Male
34 Beginner – 4th Kyu 21 – 39 Female
35 3rd Kyu & above 21 – 39 Female
36 Beginner – 4th Kyu 40 & above Male
37 3rd Kyu & above 40 & above Male
38 Beginner – 4th Kyu 40 & above Female
39 3rd Kyu & above 40 & above Female

TEAM KUMITE

Category Number Grade Age Gender
40 All Grades 12 & under Any mix
41 All Grades 13 – 15 2 Male, 2 Female
42 All Grades 16 – 19 2 Male, 2 Female
43 All Grades 20 & above 2 Male, 2 Female

Rules:

The competition shall be run according to the WTKO Tournament Rules (downloads as a .pdf document)

A basic overview of the rules are provided here.

Angelo Sanna Sensei has kindly agreed to be the head official for the tournament.

Accomodation

Cork has many hostels and hotels to choose from. Here are a few hostel suggestions clubs visiting UCC have used in the past. Check out:

There are also a range of hotels to choose from, some of which are helpfully listed here.

Facilities:

The competition in UCC’s Mardyke Arena, home of UCC Karate Club. ‌See this map for directions. Entrance will be through the side door facing the GAA pitch

Parking: – Free parking is available in UCC’s Áras na Laoi carpark. See the event map for location.

Changing facilities: The Mardyke Arena is fully equipped with showers/changing rooms and facilities. All changing rooms are on the ground floor with dedicated changing areas for adult males, adult females, junior males and junior females.

Lunches/food: The Atrium Cafe is based in the Mardyke Arena, and offers a wide variety of delicious snacks, beverages and lunchtime meals. There is also a Centra nearby (5 minute walk). See the event map for details of the nearest places to grab a snack.

Nearest cash machine: The nearest ATM machine is at AIB bank at the junction of Western Road and Carrigrohane road. See the event map.

Child Protection: UCCKC and the WTKO will have two CPO’s available on the day, Mr. Rory Scarrott, and Mr. Steve Collins.

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Contact:

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