The B.K.A. Open Championship held on Sunday 19th June was a resounding success and I would like to thank all the competitors and officials for making it a really good event.

Associations and clubs from England, Wales and Scotland attended the championship providing a very high level of competition. As always we began the day with the senior male Team kumite; this has now proved very popular with the competitors and the officials. It gets the day started on time and injects an instant energy to the proceedings.
BKA Comp 2011 Winners
All the categories were completed to the final on each area with the 1st, 2nd and joint 3rd places presented with excellent bespoke BKA Medals. The joint third idea is another plus for the competitors and gives encouragement to those that are not yet making it to first and second place.

It was a great effort by the organizers, chief referee Peter Bibby and all the referees and helpers to make the day run so smoothly and finish at a very respectable 5.50pm. From the feedback I’ve received I’m sure that everyone had a most enjoyable day and we look forward to hosting the event again next year.

Many thanks to BKA chief Referee Peter Bibby and the following referees for all their help. Tony Dent, Phil Moody, Amir Arvandi, Alan Connor, Nigel Blood, Tracey Archer, Robert Lambe, Geoff Dixon, Brian Bentham, Richard Pavsic, Gemma Holland, Alison Hinds and Tim Wager for his table help.

I’d also like to thank karate kid for making it on short notice, KC Medals for a great service and also thank you to Lilya Jones of De-Photo, always a great addition to the tournament providing fantastic photos for the public that are ready to purchase almost instantly. To contact De-Photo for your event or those wanting photo’s of the BKA open please visit

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