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NEW ZEALAND OPEN KARATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
19th & 20th April, 2019
Pioneer Sports Stadium, Christchurch
ENTRY FORMS AND INFORMATION
The 2019 New Zealand OPEN Karate Championships will be held at the Pioneer Sports Stadium, 75 Lyttleton Street, Spreydon, Christchurch.
Please read this carefully as there are several changes to take note of.
Any enquires contact:
PLEASE ENTER ONLINE VIA SPORTSDATA
ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED with FEE by 15th April 2019 or they will stay on the Waiting list.
TOURNAMENT ENTRY FEES: Competitor Fees (unlimited individual events)
Development Division $60
Intermediate Divsion $70
Premier Division $80
Team Events $75
Current KNZ members receive a $10 discount per entry fee.
***PLEASE NOTE DIVISIONS *******
Development – For kyu grades only and all competitors 9 years & under. Must do development kata but can repeat consecutively. You can only be in this division a maximum of 2 years.
Intermediate – More experienced in tournaments but not at premier level yet. Kata free choice in all rounds but cannot repeat consecutively. You can only be in this division a maximum of 2 years. You cannot be selected for NZ Teams for overseas events if you compete in this division.
Premier – Any age, any Kata no repeats, WKF rules apply. Eligible for NZ team selection
Kumite – All kumite divisions will be split into weight divisions so please make sure your weight is correctly entered otherwise you may be disqualified from that weight division.
Bank Account details
CWKA 03 1597 0049767 00 (please enter your full name as reference)
CONDITIONS OF ENTRY:
All Entries must be received by 15th April, 2019, accompanied by entry fees and correct information.
Incorrect entries and non payment will show as an unapproved entry on the Waiting list in SportData.
All Coaches, Referees & Match Officials (table staff & mat marshalls) need to be entered into SportData please.
The following dress and safety equipment code will apply:
The below conditions also apply for age group
13 yrs & below
14 yrs & above
Female 14 yrs & above
As per current WKF Rules with the following modifications
KUMITE RULES TO APPLY TO ALL KARATE NEW ZEALAND (UNZKO) SANCTIONED TOURNAMENTS:
1. 9 yrs and under – Techniques to the head can score but absolutely NO contact will be allowed. Any contact at all, (unless by Mubobi) including skin touch, will be penalised. The first player to 8 points or the player with the most points at the time up will be deemed the winner. All competitors in this division will be classed as development and will be split by weight and grade
2. 10-13 yrs - Techniques to the head can score but absolutely NO contact will be allowed. Any contact at all, (unless by Mubobi) including skin touch, will be penalised.
3. 14yrs+ - Cadet (14/15), Juniors (16/17) and seniors (18+) – as per WKF rulebook.
6 - 9 years Bout duration 1.5 minutes
10 - 13 years Bout duration 2 minutes
14 - 17 yesrs Bout duration 2 minutes
18+ years Bout duration 3 minutes
KATA TO BE JUDGED AS FOLLOWS:
Premier Kata divisions will use the new WKF points system other divisions will use the WKF flag system..
Compulsory Kata list: Heian, Pinan, Gekusai, Saifa, or any other Kihon Kata.
In the 9 yrs and under division competitors are required to perform “Compulsory Kata” (listed above).
9yrs and under only one kata required, Bunkai required for medal rounds
10-13yrs Kata can be repeated but not consecutively, Bunkai required for medal rounds
14-17yrs Kata can be repeated but not consecutively, Bunkai required for medal rounds
16yrs+ Free Kata in all rounds, no repetition permitted, Bunkai required for medal rounds
Divisions with three competitors will be run round robin with the placing’s decided on the number of wins achieved. If each competitor has one win each then placing’s will be decided on total points scored. If total points scored are even then total points scored against will be calculated with the lowest total declared the winner.
Divisions with four competitors will have a match between the two competitors who have not won a match to decide on one third place.
Divisions with four to eight competitors will have one third place decided using the repechage system
Divisions with nine or more competitors will use repechage to decide the third-equal placing’s.
For Karate, repechage involves the competitors who were beaten by a finalist playing-off to decide the 3rd / 3rd 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.
As per WKF rules, follow the code of behaviour and the dress code, namely club or national tracksuit. Only one coach can be on the mat at a time, only official coaches on the mat and in the warm up area.