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NEW ZEALAND CUP 2021
Karate New Zealand has the honour of inviting you to the New Zealand Cup for 2021. This competition is a Karate New Zealand event and will be held in Auckland this year.
Participation in the New Zealand Cup is for competitors aged 6 – 9 years, inclusive, in Development divisions, and Intermediate AND Premier divisions for 10 years and older. Please note that Premier divisions are included this year.
This competition is open to all KNZ registered players who belong to clubs/ associations registered and financial members of Karate New Zealand (KNZ). We welcome members of the Australian Karate Federation to join us this year. We look forward to seeing you there!
Dates: Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th July 2021
Venue: Auckland Netball Centre
7 Allison Ferguson Drive, Stonefields, Auckland
There is plenty of onsite car parking available and an onsite cafe. Please Note: This event will only go ahead if New Zealand is at a safe Alert Level.
All competitors (Kumite and Kata) must wear a clean white Gi in good condition.
Development or Intermediate divisions: may have personal embroidery on their Gi's and their belts. Players in Premier divisions: must follow the WKF rules, i.e. white karate gi without stripes, piping, or personal embroidery.
ALL KUMITE COMPETITORS MUST WEAR Mouthguards, Chest protectors, Red and Blue belts, and Red and blue hand mitts (matching the belt they are competing in). Red and blue foot protectors must match the belt colour - the exception for this may be in the younger Development grades.
All Equipment must be KNZ, Oceania, or WKF approved
Kumite competitors may wear their own groin protectors (WKF type)
Female Kumite 11-year-olds & above – advised wearing approved chest protectors (breast protector) underneath the body protector
Head protection – it is suggested (not compulsory) that you wear the WKF face mask or other padded protection deemed acceptable by the tournament director.
Kumite and Flagged Kata events:
CONDITIONS OF ENTRY:
All entries and payments must be completed by a delegate from each club. When paying entry fees by internet banking please ensure that you note that the payment is for NZ Cup. We ask that this is paid as one club payment.
ALL ENTRIES MUST BE ENTERED ONLINE AT SPORTDATA VIA YOUR CLUB INSTRUCTOR OR DELEGATED PERSON
Under 14 years $50
14 years & older $60
Each additional event/s $5 per event
Team Events $45
Development Division Kata List: (in alphabetical order)
Gekisai (Geksai) 1, Gekisai (Geksai) 2, Heian Godan, Heian Nidan, Heian Sandan, Heian Shodan, Heian Yondan, Pinan Godan, Pinan Nidan, Pinan Sandan, Pinan Shodan, Pinan Yondan, Saifa, Seido 1, Seido 2, Tsuki no kata, Yangtsu
Intermediate Division Kata List: (in alphabetical order)
Ananku (Ananko), Bassai Dai, Chinto, Garyu, Jion, Kanku Dai, Niseishi, Pachu, Seido 3, Seienchin (Seiyunchin), Sepai, Shisochin, Sushiho, Tsuki No, Wanshu.
Premier Division Kata List: (use the WKF Kata list)
NB: For NZ selection, only Premier competitors will be eligible.
WKF 2021 rules will apply in Kata with the following modifications:
Judging of the Kata competition for the competitors 13 and under may follow the old WKF flag system. The new electronic WKF kata judging system will be used in the competition for cadet age (14 - 15 Years of age) and older.
For Electronically scored Kata events at the NZ Cup, there will be elimination rounds where only the top four or eight (depending on the competitor numbers) competitors go into the next round. This is until the final round, where the top 3 from the previous two groups go into the final to give first, second, and 2x third places. Please see the 2021 WKF rules for more detail.
NB: Competitors must announce the name of the kata they will be performing before they start performing the kata. They must also bow inside the competition area before starting and bow after completing the kata. The competitor will be disqualified for failing to do so.
All Kumite divisions will be split into weight divisions, so please make sure your weight is correctly entered on Sportdata; otherwise, you may be disqualified from competing. If the number of players in a division is small, there may be combined weight divisions in that grade.
For ages 13 and under, techniques to the head can score, but absolutely NO contact to the head will be allowed. Any contact (unless by self-endangerment—Mubobi), including skin touch, will be penalised.
WKF points, warning, and penalty systems will be used for all Kumite Events.
For ages 14 and over, the WKF rules will apply.
KUMITE BOUT DURATION for Male and Female
NB: The Trans-Tasman Kumite teams are for New Zealand and Australian selected teams. Clubs, please do not enter these divisions.
A full refund of the Entry Fee paid can only be given if a competitor withdraws before 5th July 2021 as the draws will be finalised soon after. Refunds after this date will only be provided if a Medical Certificate is forwarded to the Tournament Director. If your event has been cancelled due to a 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.
PLEASE 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.
Karate New Zealand Coaching Council. Correspondence C/: firstname.lastname@example.org