Congratulations to all members who competed at yesterdays Challenge Tournament, the final event of the year for the Qld tournt circuit. As always, a huge thank you to all of the volunteers who helped make the event such a success, especially our young brown belts who helped by stepping up and refereeing our junior events in addition to competing in their own events.
Overall tournament champions were as follows:
- Senior Tournament Champion – Donell Cook (Sunshine Coast)
- Junior Tournament Champion – Cheyenne Furguson (Gold Coast)
- Little Champion Tournament Champion – Kairyo Searle (Sunshine Coast)
Full result listing can be viewed here: 2011 Sunshine Coast Challenge Tournament Results (26 November)
With the final round of the Qld circuit now complete, we can now finally present the overall season champion. Early in the year, the Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast committees decided to put aside an amount of $50 from each tournament to be held in trust for the season champion in order to go towards covering cost if they are selected for a place on the national team to compete at the Chito-Ryu World Championship (also know as the Soke Cup), to be held in Hong Kong in 2013. With a total of 7 tournaments for the year, this gives a total prize pool of $350, and prize goes to….
Cheyenne Furguson (Gold Coast dojo)
Full list of rankings can be viewed here: 2011 – QLD Tournament Circuit – End of Season Rankings
And for those who love photos, here are a few that have been collected from around the web.
Donell Cook – Senior Tournament Champion
Zac Neasmith – Collection of karate trophies and medals, last 18 months.
Emily Ryan – Competing in “The Sharpest Punch” competition in the Little Champions age group (4-7yrs)
Emily Ryan – Check out this medal haul!!
Kane & Alicia Gordon – Showing off some of the medals going home to the Gold Coast