Before we get to the results a big thank you to the team of volunteers who helped make the event possible. In particular a huge thank you to Jodie Marriott, our event coordinator who did a fine job organising all of our volunteers despite a busy work schedule in the lead up to the nationals and having a household full of sick people, herself included.
It was great to see the standard of competition continuing to rise and a few competitors from NSW who joined us for the tournament. I think this year, Australia will have a very strong team competing at the Soke Cup in Hong Kong next month.
Now, to the results: 2013 Nationals Results
And a big congratulations to our tournament champions:
- Little Champion: Abigail Amos (Sunshine Coast), 1st kata & 2nd kumite
- Junior: James O’Grady (Sunshine Coast), 1st kata & 1st kumite
- Senior: Viktoria Crouch (Newcastle), 1st kata, 1st kumite
Also a special mention to Henrik Flynn who also placed 1st in both kata and kumite, but Junior Tournament Champion went to James being in the more senior division.
Also, as the 4th round of the QLD Chito-Ryu Tournament circuit, this event was worth triple points, so there are a few big gains for some people now the points have been tallied. Season Rankings (after round 4)
Currently, the top 3 positions are:
- Henrik Flynn (Sunshine Coast) – 99 points
- Tia Guy (Sunshine Coast) – 74 points
- Zennjo Searle (Sunshine Coast) – 63 points
Here are a few photos from the event.
Little Champion – Tournament Champion – Abigail Amos, showing offer one of her trophies.
Junior Tournament Champion – James O’Grady – showing off collection of trophies
Some of the Australian Team members after presentation of team uniform