GTI National Open on Sunday 6th July

I have pleasure in inviting you and your students to our second tournament of 2014, the GTI National Open on Sunday 6th July at Cheltenham Leisure Centre, Tommy Taylor’s Lane, Cheltenham GL50 4RN. As always we rely on your support and the support of your students who are officials to ensure the day runs to schedule so please encourage them to attend.

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Poster

Competition Categories
Patterns, Point-Stop and Continuous* sparring categories, including the 40 years and over veteran’s divisions available. (*NB. Yellow & Green – Point-Stop, Blue & Red – Continuous sparring, Black – Both Point-Stop and Continuous sparring available).

3rd Place Awards
There will be two third place awards in all colour belt sparring divisions. In the black belt divisions there will be only one third place decided by a fight-off between the losers of the semi-finals.

Officials
Please register both trainee and qualified officials on the block entry form. If officiating for the day, trainee umpires who also compete get a discount entry fee of £10 and it is free to compete for those who are qualified. Officials should sign in by 9.30am and be present for a quick pre-comp meeting at 9.45am.

Entry Forms
The entry forms have been amended to try to reduce the amount of errors that occur with entrants being placed in incorrect weight divisions, as well as showing that point-stop is no longer an option for the blue & red divisions.
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD BLOCK ENTRY FORM
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD TOURNAMENT RULES
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD TOURNAMENT WEIGHT DIVISIONS

Closing Date
To ensure there is ample time for the planning of the divisions and draws the closing date will be Saturday 28th June. Late entries will be accepted up until Wednesday 2nd July with the addition of a single £10 admin fee added to the total due. No entries will be accepted after midnight on the Wednesday.

Emailing entries:
Please scan and attach completed block entry forms when emailing, with fees payable on the day. Email to Mr. Seamus McGinley at tournaments©gti-taekwondo.com (Tel: 07963 065 229)

Postal entries:
GTI, Mr. S. McGinley, 4 Woodcrest, Bicton Heath, Shrewsbury SY3 5EU

If you have any queries then please don’t hesitate to contact Mr. McGinley

GTI Black Belt Competitor Awards

The GTI Black Belt Competitor Awards for the 2012/13 tournament season were presented to the winners at the GTI’s English Open Championships held on 9th February at Cheltenham Leisure Centre.

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The winners

The winners pictured above are (from left to right):
L. Newman (Cadoxton TKD – Girls Patterns), B. Lapthorn (BLTSA–Joint Winner Men’s Patterns), J. Cockburn (GTI Hinckley–Men’s Sparring), K. Enfield (Cadoxton TKD–Ladies Sparring), M. Bennett (Cadoxton TKD–Boys Sparring). Other winners not shown above were S. Kumar (Bytomic TKD-Joint Winner, Men’s Patterns), R.Hately (Paignton TKD–Boys Patterns) and S. Wadsley (Heart of England TKD–Girls Patterns). There was no outright winner in the Ladies Black Belt Patterns division.

Well done to all students who took the last Dan grading on 13th April 2014 at Master Sewell new academy in Derby. Results are now online at http://www.gti-taekwondo.com/main/plugins/content/content.php?content.148
Special Well done to Jason Burgess of GTI Well who passed his 6th Dan Grading

Also

Well done to all students who took the last Dan grading on 13th April 2014 at Master Sewell new academy in Derby. Results are now online at THIS LINK
A special congratulations to Jason Burgess of GTI Wells who passed his 6th Dan Grading

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Jason Burgess being congratulated by GTI Grading Examiners – Master Tony Sewell, Master Cockburn and Mr Bhadeshia