Congratulations to all competitors stepping up at our first tournament for the year. There were a lot of great things to see at the tournament.
- The new venue of Kuluin State School was great for setup and pack up being so close to the dojo, lots of space and a great facility.
- The standard of competition is continuing to rise from both Sunshine Coast & Gold Coast dojos.
- A large brown & black belt kata division, with lots very good performances.
- Great sportsmanship from all competitors.
- Lots of new referees & judges stepping up to get more experience
- First aid by Renee Kessells was very professional always ready to help. Although first was required a bit too much, it was thankfully only for minor injuries all around.
- Very helpful volunteers, aside from those already mentioned – table officials, canteen/BBQ, setup & pack up, event marshals.
- And of course great support with competitor entries from the Gold Coast dojo.
Here’s a full listing of tournament results from the weekend.
Special mention to the overall tournament champions, who were the top performers in individual kata & kumite.
Junior Tournament Champion – Savannah Perdikis
Senior Tournament Champion – Klaudia Caston
Also a special mention to Lachalan Edwards, who was also in the running for Junior tournament champion after winning his division for both kata and kumite. Although there was only one prize to award, so it went to the most senior compeitor (Savannah). Not bad for Lachlan’s first tournament!
Also a few photos to enjoy, that I’ve borrowed from facebook. I’m sure there will be lots more very soon as I saw Jane very busy with her camera!