EGKA Southern Area Championships 2013
We look forward to welcoming you to one of the three EGKA Regional Goju-Ryu Karate Competitions running in Bournemouth, London and Liverpool during April 2013. Winners of the regional competitions automatically qualify to enter the National Competition in Stratford on 19th May 2013.
Bournemouth Sunday 14th April
London Sunday 28th April
We have kept the competition entry fee down to the same as last year: £20.00
Individual Entry Forms:
Entry to the competition will be co-ordinated through your local Dojo. Individual students wishing to enter one of the regional competitions should complete the following entry form and hand it in to their own instructor for processing as soon as possible:
Dojo Group Application Forms - to be completed by each dojo
Instructors should download and complete one of the following dojo application forms and submit it to designated regional co-ordinator by the stated closing date:
The competition days in each region will be run under identical rules and classes. This will mean the winners of each regional class can go forward to compete in the same class in the Stratford National Competition in the following month.
Southern Venue: Bournemouth
Littledown Sports Centre Chaseside, Bournemouth, BH7 7DX Tel: 01202 417600
Chessington Sports Centre Garrison Lane Chessington, KT9 2JS
Northern Venue: Woodchurch, Wirral
12 Quays Woodchurch Woodchurch High School Sports Complex Carr Bridge Road Woodchurch Wirral, CH49 7NG
09:30 Adult competition
11:30 Junior & cadet individual and team kata competitions
13:30 Lunch break
14:00 Junior and cadet kumite competitions
These times are a guide only and may change during the day. Prize giving ceremonies will be carried out immediately after each competition is decided.
Please make sure you have a current EGKA membership
All competitors must ensure their EGKA membership is up to date when they enter, and also remains in force at least up to the day of the competition. Your dojo sensei will check your membership status when you give them your entry form. The EGKA will also check membership status of all winners and other entrants on a random basis during the day of the competition. Anyone found without a current membership will not be able to continue in the competition and will lose any trophies they may have won. Entry fees will not be refunded. If you have not already created your online membership record, please do so now by clicking here.
• The competition is only open to EGKA members with current membership.
• For legal and insurance reasons, all competitors must have a current membership record on the EGKA online database. If you have not already created your membership record, please do so by clicking here. All winners will be subjected to checks on the day, and they will loose their award if their EGKA membership is not properly in force at that time.
• Competitors can enter any one, two or all three of the kata, kumite or team kata competitions being run at any of the three regional event.
• Competitors from one region are encouraged to enter into one of the other two possible regional competitions as well as their own. Unfortunately, the organisers of the London and Northern competitions could only find suitable venues available on the same day this year.
• Individuals winning the first four places of each class will automatically qualify to enter the same class at the National competition. If a person from outside the region wins one of those qualifying places, then next highest scoring local competitor will qualify as well.
• Winning a place in the regional competition only qualifies that person to compete in the same class at the Nationals. So winnning a regional kata class does not mean that individual can automatically enter a kumite class at the Nationals … unless of course they also won a kumite class as well.
• Competitors are limited to the performing the katas appropriate for their grade. They cannot perform a higher kata.
• Team kata members must be within a range of three grades of each other (inclusive). So a team comprising of a 3rd, 4th and 5th Kyus would be acceptable. A team of 3rd, 4th and 6th Kyus would not. The lowest grade determines the highest kata they can perform.
• The oldets team member determines whether the team competes in the junior or cadet sections.
• A competitor cannot compete in more than one team on the day.
• Junior competitors must be less than 15 years of age on the day of the competition.
• Cadet competitors must be aged 15, 16 or 17 years of age on the day of the competition.
• The adult competition is open to any EGKA member aged 18 or over on the day of the competition.
• For sparring, gloves and shin guards are compulsory. Gum shields, groin boxes, breast protectors and helmets are recommended, but remain optional.
• By entering, competitors acknowledge the possibility they may sustain personal injury from participation in their events. Qualified first aid will be present throughout the event and if following an injury, competitors or their guardians choose to ignore the medical advice given, they will not hold the EGKA, individual officials, first aiders responsible for any consequences of their decision not to follow that advice.
• By entering, competitors agree and consent that any pictures or videos taken of them in connection with the competition may be used by the EGKA, at their sole discretion, for any purpose, without notification and/or compensation to the competitors appearing in those pictures or videos.
• The decision of the match officials is final. Any dissension may result in immediate disqualification and exclusion from the rest of the competition.