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2016 AUCKLAND OPEN
We have the honour of inviting you to Karate Auckland’s premier tournament the Auckland Open 2016. This tournament includes both development intermediate and premier divisions. Development divisions are designed to give new competitors the opportunity to try a karate tournament as well as a chance to learn from our more experienced competitors. Our hope is for all participants to be successful in this tournament whether it is because of great results or good improvement.
Karate Auckland Inc
PAPER ENTRY FORM IS AVAILABLE IN DOWNLOADS ON THIS SITE
SUNDAY 21 AUGUST 2016
Auckland Netball Centre
7 Allison Ferguson Drive, Saint Johns, Auckland
Competition commences at 8.30 am
Onsite cafe will be operating all day
Plenty of onsite car parking available
TOURNAMENT PROGRAMME (Provisional)
7.30 am Registration, Warm up and Welcome
8.30 am Under 14 Years Events
Kata events are first starting with Team Kata
Kumite events follow finishing with Team Kumite
1.00 pm 14 Years Plus Events
Kata events are first starting with Team Kata
Kumite events follow finishing with Team Kumite except ALL SENIOR FINALS AND THIRD PLACE MATCHES WILL BE HELD AT END OF THE EVENT.
A more accurate schedule will be produced when competitor numbers are known. Divisions may start earlier or later than stated above.
Individual Registration Fee
Under 14 years $50.00
14 – 17 years $60.00
18 years plus $70.00
Team Event (per Team) $45.00
KNZ Registered Player discount ($10.00)
KNZ Registered Player – this is separate from any KNZ club registration. If you are not sure what this is you are probably not KNZ Registered. Registration forms are available at www.karatenz.com under “Join Us & Forms”
PAYING ENTRY FEE
Internet Banking - Karate Auckland bank account is
03 0123 0328727 000
Please use competitors name as reference.
PayPal – pay by PayPal on Sportdata using your credit card. But note Sportdata does not deduct any discounts from the amount payable but you can manually enter the amount you want to pay.
SPECTATORS – Gold Coin donation
CONDITIONS OF ENTRY
All entries must be completed online on Sportdata by Sunday 14 August 2016 ABSOLUTELY NO LATE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED.
NO LATE ENTRIES OR CHANGES WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER SUNDAY 14 AUGUST 2016
If there are insufficient entries in a particular division then divisions may be combined or not held
Full refund of Entry Fee paid can only be given if a competitor withdraws by 16 August 2016 as the draw will be prepared the next day. Refunds after this date will only be provided if a Medical Certificate is forwarded to the Tournament Organiser. If your event has been cancelled due to lack of numbers and you have not been reallocated to another event then you will be entitled to a refund for that portion of your entry fee.
COMPETITION RULES - WKF Rules apply with the following modifications
The following dress and safety equipment code will apply:
ALL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT MUST BE KNZ, OKF or WFK APROVED
NOTE: It is the player’s responsibility to listen for events being called and to report to the Marshall on time. Failure to do so will result in disqualification.
5 – 13 yrs – Techniques to the head can score but absolutely NO contact will be allowed. Any contact (unless by Mubobi) including skin touch will be penalised.
14 yrs plus – as per WKF rule book for age group.
6 – 9 yrs 1.5 minutes
10 – 13 yrs 2.0 minutes
14 -17 yrs 2.0 minutes
18 – 20 yrs 2.0 min Female, 3.0 min Male
18 yrs plus 2.0 min Female, 3.0 min Male
(No extra time will be added in medal round)
COMPETION RULES CONTINUED
The judging of all Kata competition will follow the WKF flag system.
Development Kata Events - are limited to Kihon Kata: Heian 1-5, Pinan 1-5, Gekisai 1-2 and Saifa. Competitors can repeat each round
Intermediate and Premier Kata - any approved WKF kata including Development Kata. No repeats are allowed for 10 years plus.
For ALL Under 10 years Intermediate and Premier Kata events competitors are limited to Development Kata except in medal rounds when Premier Kata may be performed. They can also repeat kata but not in consecutive rounds.
It is the competitor or coaches responsibility to tell the Mat Marshall or Mat Table which kata they will be performing in the next round.
KUMITE and KATA REPECHARGE
For Karate, repechage involves the competitors who were beaten by a finalists playing-off to decide the third-equal placing’s. This means that all medal winners, except possibly for third-place in a round-robin division, will have won at least one match.
The Tournament Organiser reserves the right to cancel Repecharge Events for Development and/or Premier Events in order to complete the event within a reasonable period of time.
Development divisions are essentially a kyu grade competition promoting participation for competitors in their first few tournaments. To be eligible competitors must be a kyu grade only. Competitors should be looking to move from Development into Intermediate divisions within 2 years of competing or sooner if regularly winning at this level.
Intermediate divisions are for competitors who are more experienced than development level but not ready for Premier level competition yet. Intermediate competitors should be using this period to develop confidence in performing their kata to a high standard. Competitors who are regularly winning at this level should move into the Premier Division.
Premier Kata divisions are open to any grade. However, the focus in Premier events is elite competition and therefore competitors cannot repeat Kata and the scoring criteria for Kumite will be more strictly enforced but still age appropriate.
Competitors can only enter one or other of Development, Intermediate and Premier Divisions. You cannot compete in more than one Division.
A Competitor can be in a different Division for kata and kumite as a competitor maybe very good at one discipline but not as good in the other.
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