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WORLD CUP REPORT BY KATARZYNA ROZWADOWSKA FROM POLAND

The 4th edition of the ITF World Cup took place in Brighton, England from 4th – 7th October 2012. This grand event was organised by Vision Taekwon-Do Association with Mr Philip Lear as  head of the organising committee. The worldwide top-ranked tournament has been organised every two years since 2004. The first edition was held in Orlando (the USA), the second in Benidorm (Spain), and the third in Riva del Garda (Italy). Sadly, the fourth ITF World Cup in 2010 in Las Vegas was cancelled due to the tragic death of GM Tran Trieu Quan, and the Open European Cup was organised in Bratislava, Slovakia as an alternative.

For a few days Brighton superbly hosted 1557 competitors, 75 Officials, 83 Umpires, 383 coaches (which was not the actual number of coaches, as some of them were also registered as competitors), and about 500 supporters from 44 countries (143 schools/clubs/associations). Brighton, also known as “Little London” or “London-by-the-sea”, is an exciting and lively City on the south coast (Sussex) of Great Britain and it was a great choice to gather more than 2.500 Taekwon-Do fans.

The Registration, Weigh In Procedure, Umpire Meeting, and Coach Meeting took place on Wednesday, 3rd October. Also, the International Taekwon-Do Federation Congress was held on Wednesday evening.

The next day, Thursday, 4th of October, the 4th ITF World Cup began. The event was host in the largest conference and exhibition centre in southern England, the Brighton Centre. The sports hall was decorated with flags of all 44 countries taking part in this immense competition, ITF World Cup’s banners with the official logo, and a few standing banners with TKD action pictures taken at the last European Championships in Maribor, Slovenia. Two huge pictures of General Choi and the ITF logo were hanging above the main table. Between them a large LED screen was placed to relay the events taking place on the centre ring and the major area during the Opening Ceremony.


The Ceremony began when the Town Crier rang the bell and the President of the ITF, GM Pablo Trajtenberg, Grandmasters, Masters, and special guests entered the sports hall with huge applause of the audience. Following his welcoming speech, given in an unusual manner, the representatives of all participating countries paraded round the hall, and all participants were kindly welcomed by the Mayor of Brighton & Hove, Councillor Bill Randall. GM Pablo Trajtenberg, President of the ITF, in his opening speech greeted all participants and guests, presented Masters and Grand Masters and thanked them for their hard work and dedication to the ITF, and wished good luck to all competitors. He also announced and presented 9th Degree for Master Orello Ellis from England, who became a first Grand Master in ITF England. Mr Gary Glaysher added so much splendour to the Opening Ceremony magnificently singing “Jerusalem”, the English national anthem, and “Nessun Dorma”. 

         

Following the Opening Ceremony, the sporting rivalry began. Each of the 10 rings prepared for the event with electronic open scoring system was also televised live, which is a commendable technical feat. All the families and friends from all around the world who couldn’t come to Brighton could watch the competition online. Additionally, the centre ring had two cameras with a big LED screen situated above the main table. This screen was also used to display short video clips for the audience which explained the most important rules of Taekwon-Do ITF competition, the competition schedule, and some announcements.

Next to the competition area a large warm-up area with the seafront view was situated. On the ground floor in the entrance hall were located Top Ten and Fuji stands, and the stand with The ITF World Cup official merchandise. At this table everyone could also buy a special wristbands  the proceeds  of which helped to raise money to popularise Taekwon-Do in Africa.  A specially prepared table for the author of the book “A killing Art”, Mr Alex Gillis, was also arranged in the entrance hall. Mr Gillis signed his book and spoke to a great many people interested in his fascinating book based on the history of Taekwon-Do. Another table was set up for Mr Lukas Grygiel promoting the Black Belt Project – a great first multimedia program for learning Taekwon-Do ITF (http://www.itfeurope.org/NL2011-04-29.html).

Following the seminar with the “Best of the Best” stars Philip and Simon Rhee an amazingly fantastic Gala with the Finals for chosen categories took place on Saturday night. The wonderful atmosphere in the sports hall was a marvellous experience for everyone. An unbelievably noisy crowd showed readiness making a Mexican wave and screaming names of their countries. GM Trajtenberg opened the Gala. He also invited Master Paul Weiler from Germany, Senior Vice-President of the ITF onto the stage to spread the word about his mission in Africa, because, as the President said, “We are not only the fighters, we also help people”. The sparring bouts were interspersed with a fantastic demonstration by Emma Elms, a star of “Got to Dance” and the final of traditional sparring (18-35 black belt category). It is still possible to watch this great night – a professional DVD from the ITF World Cup Finals’ Gala and the Opening Ceremony can be purchased at http://www.shopitfworldcup2012.com/.

The Umpire Committee consisting of the Chairman, Master Alberto Katz and the Members, Master Sandy Dunbar and Master Kurt Ottesen, and the Tournament Committee including Chairman Master Coos van de Heuvel and the Members Master Giovanni Cecconato and Master Harry Vones worked very hard before and during the tournament. Their main task was to prepare the ring councils (the Umpire Committee) and the competition schedule (the Tournament Committee). During the tournament they had to make sure that everything was going according to plan, support and advice the ring councils, and decide protests.

The atmosphere of the whole tournament was really great. Many exciting bouts during four days of sporting rivalry proved a very high level of the competitors. They also demonstrated a high level of courtesy, perseverance, and indomitable spirit. They had to be focused and very disciplined due to a very high number of competitors and the fact that the schedule of the competition was extremely tight. Unbelievably high number of participants extended every day of the competition for about 1-2 hours.

During the Closing Ceremony on Sunday evening Master Alberto Katz, Chairman of the Umpire Committee, thanked all referees for their hard work during the tournament.

Mr Philip Lear, the Organiser of the 4th ITF World Cup, thanked his Vision team for their hard work for the last months, his wife Elly for her help and support, and the medic staff who took care of all the people in need of medical help during the competition.

 

Following the speech of Grand Master Pablo Trajtenberg, the team from Jamaica performed a demonstration to the rhythm of Bob Marley’s music, which was a foretaste of what awaits us in Jamaica in two years time at the next World Cup in 2014.

A sincere thanks for the Umpire and the Tournament Committees who did an excellent job dealing with the unbelievably high number of competitors, coaches, and referees.
Appreciation and a sincere thanks should also go to the Umpire team for their hard work throughout the long days during the tournament.
Special thanks to the competitors and the coaches for their presence and a number of impressive bouts.
Big thanks for a support from ITF sponsors Fuji Mae, Top Ten, To Pro, Vivobarefoot, the Brighton Wheel, and the main sponsor - Presteigne Charter, the company that provided all of the cameras and TV equipment.
Grateful thanks and sincere congratulations to the Organiser Mr Philip Lear and his Vision Team for a first-rate organisation and making the 4th ITF World Cup an unforgettable event for more than two thousand people present in Brighton.

The 4th ITF World Cup finished with an immense party in the Oceana Nightclub (http://www.oceanaclubs.com/brighton/the-club/rooms), where the Taekwon-Do friends met for a chat, dance, and a drink. 

Results of the 4th World Cup in Brighton, England:

In General Medal Classification for National Teams on the winner’s podium climbed:
1 – Irish Taekwon-Do Association (Ireland) - 23 gold, 17 silver, 33 bronze;                                                                                                         
2 – ITKD New Zealand (New Zealand) - 18 gold, 15 silver, 13 bronze;
3 – FETRA (Argentina) – 14 gold, 7 silver, 20 bronze.

General Medal Classification for Clubs/Schools:
1 – Klub Sportowy DRAGON (Poland) – 8 gold, 9 silver, 11 bronze;
2 – Vision Taekwon-Do (England) – 7 gold, 5 silver, 12 bronze;
3 – Taekwon-Do Dolny Slask (Poland) – 6 gold, 2 silver, 4 bronze. 

General Countries Classification:

Place

Country

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Number of competitors

1.

Poland

24 (2)

21 (2)

29 (1)

97

2.

Ireland

19 (5)

17 (1)

34

157

3.

Argentina

17 (4)

14 (6)

34 (2)

185

4.

New Zealand

15 (3)

15

13

54

5.

England

13 (4)

13 (4)

29 (3)

161

6.

Scotland

12

16 (1)

15

105

7.

Russian Federation

11

7

10

56

8.

Norway

10

15

28

162

9.

Romania

6

5

8

17

10.

Sweden

5

1

6

36

11.

Finland

4 (2)

7

9

52

12.

Germany

3 (1)

7

11

51

13.

The Netherlands

3

4

9

37

14.

Canada

3

3

10

68

15.

Japan

3 (2)

1

9

24

16.

Belgium

3 (1)

1

4

6

17.

Hungary

3

0

5

11

18.

Slovenia

2

2

7

26

19.

Moldova

2

0

1

5

20.

Israel

1

3

7 (1)

49

21.

Uzbekistan

1 (1)

2

3

33

22.

Italy

1

2

2

11

23.

Greece

1

1

3

8

24.

Jamaica

1

1

0

15

25.

France

1

0

0

5

25.

Wales

1

0

0

2

26.

United States

0

4 (3)

6

44

27.

Kazakhstan

0

1

0

4

27.

Slovakia

0

1

0

8

27.

Ukraine

0

1

0

1

28.

Hong Kong

0

0

2

13

28.

Kyrgyzstan

0

0

2

20

28.

Spain

0

0

2

4

28.

Switzerland

0

0

2

11

29.

Colombia

0

0

1

10

30.

Australia

0

0

0

1

30.

Austria

0

0

0

1

30.

Georgia

0

0

0

1

30.

Grenada

0

0

0

1

30.

India

0

0

0

2

30.

Nepal

0

0

0

2

30.

United Arab Emirates

0

0

0

1

 

All Medals given

165 (25)

165 (17)

301 (7)

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Numbers of medals in divisions that are not taken into account in general classification enclosed in parentheses (with less than 4 competitors).

More Classifications, Statistics, and detailed Reports at http://wcup2012.pztkd.lublin.pl/index.php 

 



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International Taekwon-Do Federation - ITF 

Oceania Qualifying 2013 World Championship I.T.F Umpire Course 

February 17th, 2013 – Auckland, New Zealand  

Conducted by:

GM Willem Jacob Bos 9th degree

ITF Director for Technical Matters

 

OFFICIAL INVITATION 

Benidorm, October 17th ,2012 

On behalf of the International Taekwon-Do Federation – ITF  we invite and welcome you to the 

Oceania Qualifying 2013 World Championship

I.T.F. Umpire Course

( open to Black Belts 1st Degree and above) 

to be held at the AMI Netball Centre  Map  7 Allison Ferguson Drive, St Johns, Auckland on February 17th ,2013. 

Black Belts 2nd and 3rd degree might seek promotion to become a Qualified “B” ITF Umpire

Black Belts 4th degree and above might seek promotion to become a Qualified “A” ITF Umpire.

Attention:

Umpires (4th degree and above) that wish to participate at the 2013 ITF World Championships to be held in Spain on October 2013 must attend the above mentioned Umpire course.

Looking forward to meet you in Auckland 

Master Paul McPhail                                                                     

ITF NZ Technical Advisor                                               

 

Official Oceania Qualifying 2013 World Championship

I.T.F. Umpire Course Umpire Course Program

Sunday February 17th , 2013(or before) Arrivals at the AMI Netball Centre, Map 7, Allison Ferguson Drive, St Johns, Auckland for payments of the course fee.

Umpire Course Cost:

Seminar Fee NZ $80 per person. 

Hotel:

Waipuna Hotel and Conference Centre,  58 Waipuna Road, Mt Wellington, Auckland

Ph +64 9 526 3000 / www.waipunahotel.co.nz 

Course Schedule 

Sunday February 17th , 2013 

08.30 – 09.30 how to officiate as an Umpire in:

  • pattern competition.
  • pre free arranged sparring competition
  • sparring competition.
  • power and spec. technique competition.

09.45 – 12.30 pattern competition

  • knowing technical pattern matters.
  • how to judge pattern competition.
  • how to use the electronic pattern system.
  • practice – pattern competition. 

Short Lunch 

14.00 – 15.15  Pre Free Arranged Sparring Competition

  • knowing pre free arranged sparring competition situations. 
  • how to judge pre free arranged sparring competition.
  • how to use the electronic system for pre free arranged sparring competition.
  • practice – pre free arranged sparring competition.  

15.15 – 17.15 sparring competition

  • how to judge sparring competition.
  • knowing sparring situations. 
  • how to use the electronic system for sparring competition
  • practice – sparring competition.

17.30 – 19.00 power and spec. technique competition.

  • knowing power and spec. technique situations. 
  • how to judge power and spec. technique competition.
  • how to use the electronic system for power and spec. technique competition.
  • practice – power and spec. technique competition.

19.15  Closing of the seminar. 

Dress:

Dobok 

Language:

English 

P lease bring with you the following 2013 Rules, Regulations and Manuals:

  • 2013 ITF World Junior & Senior Tournament Rules – index
  • 2013 ITF World Junior & Senior Tournament Rules
  • ITF Umpire Rules – index
  • ITF Umpire Rules
  • Jury President Manual / Centre Referee Manual /Corner Referees Manual 

We hope that you may enjoy the seminar and that the acquired knowledge may give benefits to yourself, your country and all those involved in our beautiful art.

If you are interested send the application form on or before 15th January , 2013 at  

http://itkd.co.nz/events/courses/2013-iic/index.php 

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International Taekwon-Do Federation - ITF

North American Qualifying 2013 World Championship I.T.F Umpire Course 

January 26-27, 2013

Queens, New York, USA  

Conducted by:

Master Kurt Ottesen 7th degree

ITF Umpire Committee Member – Responsible for North America

OFFICIAL INVITATION 

Queens, New York, October 14th, 2012 

On behalf of the International Taekwon-Do Federation – ITF  in cooperation with the National Taekwon-Do Association – ITF we invite and welcome you to the 

North-America Qualifying 2013 World Championship

I.T.F. Umpire Course

( open to Black Belts 1st Degree and above) 

to be held at Holiday Inn LaGuardia Airport, 37-10 114th Street. Corona, NY 11368. Phone :( 718) 651-2100 -  www.holidaylga.com  - Queens, New York on January 26-27, 2013. 

Black Belts 2nd and 3rd degree might seek promotion to become a Qualified “B” ITF Umpire

Black Belts 4th degree and above might seek promotion to become a Qualified “A” ITF Umpire. 

Attention:

Umpires (4th degree and above) that wish to participate at the 2013 ITF World Championships to be held in Spain on October 2013 must attend the above mentioned Umpire course. 

Looking forward to meet you in Queens, New York 

Master Ruben D. Suarez, VIII Dan

Official North-America Qualifying 2013 World Championship

I.T.F. Umpire Course Umpire 

Course Program: 

Friday, January 25th, 2013 (or before) arrivals: at Holiday Inn LaGuardia Airport 37-10 114th Street, Corona, NY 11368. Phone: (718) 651-2100. www.holidaylga.com 

Course Schedule 

Saturday, January 26th, 2013

09.00 - 10.00 how to officiate as an Umpire in:

• Pattern competition.

• Sparring competition.

• Power and spec. technique competition.

• Pre free arranged sparring competition.

Ring 1

10.15 - 12.45 pattern competition

• Knowing technical pattern matters.

• How to judge pattern competition.

• How to use the electronic pattern system.

• Practice – pattern competition.

Ring 2

10.15 – 12.45 sparring competition

• How to judge sparring competition.

• Knowing sparring situations.

• How to use the electronic system for sparring competition 

13.00 - 14.30 lunch break. 

Ring 1

15.00 – 17.00 pattern competition

• Practice – pattern competition. 

Ring 2

15.00 – 17.00 sparring competition

• Practice – sparring competition.

• 17.00 – 19.00 power and spec. technique competition.

• Knowing power and spec. technique situations.

• How to judge power and spec. technique competition.

• How to use the electronic system for power and spec. technique competition.

• Practice – power and spec. technique competition.  

Sunday, January 27th , 2013

09.00 – 10.30 Pre Free Arranged Sparring Competition

• knowing pre free arranged sparring competition situations.

• How to judge pre free arranged sparring competition.

• How to use the electronic system for pre free arranged sparring competition.

• Practice – pre free arranged sparring competition. 

Ring 1

10.45 – 12.00 pattern competition

• Practice – pattern competition. 

Ring 2

10.45 – 12.00 sparring competition

• Practice – Sparring competition.

12.30 Closing of the seminar, lunch and departure or stay for a holiday.

Umpire Course Cost:

Seminar Fee + Organizational Cost: total US$ 100.00 per person. 

Outfit:

Do-Bok

Language:

English and Spanish are the main spoken languages at this course.

Please bring with you the following 2013 Rules, Regulations and Manuals:

· 2013 ITF World Junior & Senior Tournament Rules – index

· 2013 ITF World Junior & Senior Tournament Rules

· ITF Umpire Rules – index

· ITF Umpire Rules

· Jury President Manual

· Centre Referee Manual

· Corner Referees Manual 

Hotels: 

We recommend booking directly with any hotel in the area. This is the list of the hotels you can contact for making your reservations. 

1. Holiday Inn LaGuardia Airport - Book reference: QUEENS TAEKWONDO

37-10 114th Street

Corona, NY 11368

(718) 651-2100

www.holidaylga.com

$145.00 Room/night 

2. Holiday Inn Express

LAGUARDIA ARPT

113-10 Horace Harding Expressway

Flushing, NY 11368

(718) 699-0994

www.hiexpress.com

$180-190 Room/Night 

3. Comfort Inn Flushing

133-43 37th Ave

Flushing, NY 11354

(718) 939-5000

www.comfortinn.com

$120-135 Room/Night

4. Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel

135-20 39th Avenue

Flushing, NY

(718) 460-6666

www.sheratonlaguardiaeast.com

$239 Room/Night  

5. Pan American Hotel

79-00 Queens Boulevard

East Elmhurst, NY 11373

(718) 446-7676

www.panamhotel.com

$90 Room/Night 

6. Best Western Plus Queens Court Hotel

133-51 39th Avenue

Queens, NY

(718) 888-900

www.book.bestwestern.com

$130.00

7. Corona Hotel

112-23 Roosevelt Ave

Corona, NY 11368

(718) 779-5200

www.coronahotel.com

$100-130 Night/Room

8. New York LaGuardia Airport Marriott

102-05 Ditmars Boulevard

East Elmhurst, NY 11369

(718) 565-8900

www.marriott.com

$190 Room/Night 

9. LaGuardia Airport Hotel

100-15 Ditmars Boulevard

East Elmhurst, NY 11369

(888) 307-7555

www.hotellaguardiaairport.com

$95-120 Night/Room

We hope that you may enjoy the seminar and that the acquired knowledge may give benefits to yourself, your country and all those involved in our beautiful art.   

 Please find all futher documents under UPCOMING EVENTS

 

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International Taekwon-Do Federation - ITF

 European Qualifying 2013 World Championship I.T.F Umpire Course 

February 23-24, 2013 - Benidorm, Spain  

Conducted by:

Master Sandy Dunbar 7th degree

ITF Umpire Committee Member – Responsible for Europe 

GM Willem Jacob Bos 9th degree

ITF Director for Technical Matters

 

OFFICIAL INVITATION 

Benidorm, October 10th ,2012 

On behalf of the International Taekwon-Do Federation – ITF  we invite and welcome you to the

European Qualifying 2013 World Championship

I.T.F. Umpire Course

( open to Black Belts 1st Degree and above) 

to be held at Hotel Bali,Benidorm,Spainon February 23-24, 2013. 

Black Belts 2nd and 3rd degree might seek promotion to become a Qualified “B” ITF Umpire

Black Belts 4th degree and above might seek promotion to become a Qualified “A” ITF Umpire. 

Attention:

Umpires (4th degree and above) that wish to participate at the 2013 ITF World Championships to be held in Spain on October 2013 must attend the above mentioned Umpire course. 

Looking forward to meet you in Benidorm,Spain 

Master Juan Ferrando                                                                       GM Wim Bos

ITF Secretary General                                                                       ITF Director

  

Official European Qualifying 2013 World Championship

I.T.F. Umpire Course Umpire Course Program

Friday February 22nd, 2013(or before) Arrivals at Hotel Bali (http://www.granhotelbali.com) located in C / Luis Prendes S/N - 03502 Benidorm for payments of the course and hotel accommodation.

Umpire Course Cost:

Seminar Fee € 40 + organizational cost € 35 :  total € 75,00 per person. 

Hotel: 

€ 60 per day per person sharing a double or twin room including full board (breakfast/ lunch/dinner) accommodation starting with  dinner at arrival and to finish with lunch at departure. 

€ 55 per day per person sharing a double or twin room including half  board (breakfast/dinner) accommodation starting with  dinner at arrival and to finish with lunch at departure.  

Course Schedule 

Saturday February 23rd , 2013

09.00 - 10.00 how to officiate as an Umpire in:

  • pattern competition.
  • sparring competition.
  • power and spec. technique competition.
  • pre free arranged sparring competition.

Ring 1

10.15 - 12.45 pattern competition

  • knowing technical pattern matters.
  • how to judge pattern competition.
  • how to use the electronic pattern system.
  • practice – pattern competition.

Ring 2

10.15 – 12.45 sparring competition

  • how to judge sparring competition.
  • knowing sparring situations. 
  • how to use the electronic system for sparring competition
  • practice – sparring competition.

13.00 - 14.30 lunch break.

Ring 1

15.00 – 17.00 pattern competition.

  • practice – pattern competition.

Ring 2

15.00 – 17.00 sparring competition.

  • practice – sparring competition. 

17.00 – 19.00 power and spec. technique competition.

  • knowing power and spec. technique situations. 
  • how to judge power and spec. technique competition.
  • how to use the electronic system for power and spec. technique competition.
  • practice – power and spec. technique competition. 

Sunday, February 24th ,2013 

09.00 – 10.30 Pre Free Arranged Sparring Competition.

  • knowing pre free arranged sparring competition situations. 
  • how to judge pre free arranged sparring competition.
  • how to use the electronic system for pre free arranged sparring competition.
  • practice – pre free arranged sparring competition. 

Ring 1

10.45 – 12.00 pattern competition.

  • practice – pattern competition. 

Ring 2

10.45 – 12.00 sparring competition.

  • practice – sparring competition.

12.00  Closing of the seminar, lunch and departure or stay for a holiday.

Outfit:

Dobok

Language:

English and Spanish are the main spoken languages at this course.

Please bring with you the following 2013 Rules, Regulations and Manuals:

  • 2013 ITF World Junior & Senior Tournament Rules – index
  • 2013 ITF World Junior & Senior Tournament Rules
  • ITF Umpire Rules – index
  • ITF Umpire Rules
  • Jury President Manual
  • Centre Referee Manual
  • Corner Referees Manual 

We hope that you may enjoy the seminar and that the acquired knowledge may give benefits to yourself, your country and all those involved in our beautiful art. 

If you are interested send the application form on or before February1st , 2013 to

masterferrando@tkd-itf.org

 

ITF Umpire Course - Application Form

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DEAR VISITORS

PLEASE FIND SOME PICTURES FROM THE WORLD CUP 2012 SEND TO THE ITFHQ BY MASTER JUREK JEDUT FROM POLAND.

 

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WORLD CUP 2012 - BRIGHTON ENGLAND - 3rd and last COMPETITION DAY - Short Report
 
A full World Cup report with pictures shall be shown soon shortly at the ITF website!!!! or have a look at the World Cup 2012 website http://www.itfworldcup2012.com/
 
Next World Cup confirmed - Jamaica on August 2014

The board received a visit from the Major of Brighton

The finals were held in 10 rings with a superb Gala evening on the main ring with the last 10 finals completed. Also we saw some demonstations and all was shown on live stream.

   

82 Umpires  officiating at the WC 2012

 

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WORLD CUP 2012 - BRIGHTON ENGLAND - 2nd COMPETITION DAY

Friday October 5th, 2012.

The 2nd competition day started with a remaning elimination competition of some 60 divisions/categories in pattern and sparring. A very long day for the officials, coaches and competitors which started at 8.30 am and finished around 20.15 pm.

Fantastic bouts at a very high level either in pattern or sparring took place. Also Special Jumping Techniques took place with the participation of many competitors that reached unbelievable heights. Traditional Sparring also a very spectacular item which was very much appreciated by the audience took place.

Tomorrow the Individual finals shall take place which might be seen by live stream tv through the World Cup website.

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Report Day 1

Thursday October 4th, 2012

   

The World Cup starts with 1579 competitors from 45 countries. At 9.00 a.m. the official opening ceremony took place with the Vips in attendance including the major of Brighton and ITF officilal Board Members and others quests.

During the official opening cermony Master Orello Ellis from England was promoted to 9th degree with the title of Grand Master.

10 rings all  fully prepared with the electronic scoring systems ready to be used during the whole day for individual patterns, sparring and special jumping techniques competition. 

84 Umpires officiating!!

The Umpire Committee consisting of: Chairman Master Alberto Katz and Committee Members Masters Kurt Ottesen and Sandy Dunbar prepared the ring councils according to the skills and experience of the Umpires present.

The Ring competition schedule for the 4 days competition was prepared by the Tournament Committee consisting of: Chairman Master Coos van de Heuvel and Comitttee Members Masters Giovanni Cecconato and Harry Vones

please check the world cup website for more information and results

http://www.itfworldcup2012.com/

 

 

 

 

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URGENT NOTICE

Strictly no changes will be allowed on the ONLINE system, this means if a competitor does not make their weight then they will not be allowed to compete in Individual sparring. It will be IMPOSSIBLE to change weight categories either before or during the weigh in as all the draws are made in advance. If a competitor withdraws due to injury then they will be classed as a "No show" on the draw and the other competitor will win by default. No refunds can be given after the closing date of 17th September if for any reason a competitor withdraws.

Each Club/Association must print off their own version of their draw from the World Cup website as NO PRINTED DRAWS will be given in Brighton.

Welcome to the ITF World Cup 2012

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Date: 28/Spt/2012, 07:47
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