Archive for April, 2014

BKA Open Championship April 2014

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

2014 is the 50th anniversary of the BKA since it’s inception in 1964 so we were pleased to be able to put on a good tournament in this celebration year.

The day got started as usual ‘on time’ at 10am with all the Kata events, unfortunately there was a glitch with the P.A. which worked perfectly at 8pm the previous evening but couldn’t be coaxed in action on the day.

I’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who attended and for their patience and understanding. Things developed, alternatives were found and the tournament was a huge success. We had over 300 contestants from all over the U.K.; thank you to Su-Zen-Kai from Jersey, Yamakai, Tokui Ryu and Shitokai from Scotland, Valley’s Karate, Llandudno karate, Kubotan karate kai and Carmarthenshire Karate from Wales and of course all the clubs that attended from England including Roding Karate from Essex.

Throughout the day there were some great battles. Hull & East Riding took gold in junior team kata and team kumite whilst the senior team kumite went to Yamakai from Scotland. This was the first time we’ve had a veteran category which seems to have been popular so it’s something we will do again; the kata crown went to Paul Goggin from Jersey with the BKA’s Brian Holland (Rokakai) coming Second and Steve Atkins ( BKA Chikara) taking gold in the Veteran Kumite.

As always I’d like to say a big thank you to all the officials and helpers on the day for their hard work. Also thank you to Ki Martial Arts who once again made the trip from Plymouth to attend the competition.

Results

KATA

PEEWEE BOYS/GIRLS 4th kyu below
1st – ELLIE PAYNE
2nd – CHARAN DHESI
3rd – ADAM HAMILL / DANIEL BARTOLETTA

BOYS & GIRLS 10-12 YRS 3rd Kyu above
1st – AMY BRYAN SMITH
2nd – AMIEE POLLARD
3rd – OLIVER DEARING / RACHEL TRAVERSE

CADET BOYS 13-15YRS 3rd Kyu Above
1st – MORGAN CLARKE
2nd – MATTHEW AYRES
3rd – CONNOR BELL / BAILEY HEALEY

CADET GIRLS 13-15YRS 3rd Kyu Above
1st – KATELYN ENTWISTLE
2nd – HOLLY MARTIN
3rd – EMMA WAUDBY / MIA SWAIN

SENIOR MALE 4th Kyu Below
1st – RADOVAN PALES
2nd – ALEX LAM
3rd – PAUL UNSWORTH / PETER BLAKE

VETERAN MALE/FEMALE OPEN GRADE
1st – PAUL GOGGIN
2nd – BRIAN HOLLAND
3rd – MARK FLETCHER / STEFF CLARK

TEAM KATA MIXED UNDER 16YRS OPEN GRADE
1st – HULL & EAST RIDING ‘A’
2nd – YANAGI KAI ‘B’
3rd – YANAGI KAI ‘A’ / WADO UK (MILLER)

PAIRS 16YRS & UNDER OPEN GRADE
1st – ENTWISTLE / STEEL
2nd – CLARK / WAUDBY
3rd – C. BELL/A. BELL : HUME/ BOWER

KUMITE

PEEWEE GIRLS OPEN GRADE
1st – LYDIA SPELLMAN
2nd – CHARAN DHESI
3rd – ELLIE PAYNE / ISABEL LEYSON

BOYS 10-12 YRS 3rd Kyu Above
1st – JED THOMPSON
2nd – BRADLEY NEIGHBOUR
3rd – BEN PINDER / TEERTH DHESI

GIRLS 10-12 YRS 3rd Kyu Above
1st – RACHEL TRAVERSE
2nd – ELISE MORETON
3rd – AMIEE POLLARD / ALISON TAYLOR

CADET GIRLS 13-15YRS OPEN GRADE
1st – JADE ATTFIELD
2nd – HOLLY MOGFORD
3rd – KATELYN ENTWISTLE / R. McQUILTER

SENIOR MALE 4th Kyu Below
1st – BILLY APPLETON
2nd – ALISTAIR JONES
3rd – CHRIS SMITH / ANDY MACK

VETERAN MALE OPEN GRADE
1st – STEVE ATKINS
2nd – TIM SKUDDER
3rd – GARY CRUISE

TEAM KIDS BOYS OPEN GRADE
1st – CHOJINKAI
2nd – WADO UK ‘DEARING’
3rd – HALIFAX SPORT ‘2’ / YAMAKAI

TEAM CADET BOYS OPEN GRADE
1st – YANAGI KAI
2nd – RODING KARATE
3rd – S.M.A.F. ‘1’ S.M.A.F ‘2’