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ESKA Championships, Switzerland 2014 - 28th November to 30th November

2014 ESKA Championships, Zurich : Senior Male Team Kata Winners

The KUGB's England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland Squads attended this year's ESKA European Karate Championships in Zurich over the 28th, 29th and 30th of November.

The English and Welsh Squads performed particularly well with England taking Gold in the Senior Male Team Kata event, Gold in the Male Senior Individual Kata event and Gold in the Female Senior Individual Kumite event which was won by 21 year old Rebecca Rawcliffe who was competing in the senior event for the first time.

They also took Silver in the Male Senior Team Kumite and Female Senior Team Kumite events and Silver in the Senior Male Individual Kumite in which Ryan Tucker was unable to compete in the final due to injury.

Ryan Spencer also took Silver in the Male Cadet individual Kumite event.

Wales took Gold in the Female Cadet Individual Kumite event and Gold in the Female Youth Individual Kata event together with many other placings.

Leanne Royle from Ireland also performed extremely well taking Gold in the Girls individual Kumite enent.

The KUGB took 76 Competitors, Coaches and Referees in all including 14 and 15 year olds to compete in the newly introduced Youth events.

There is always a tremendous team spirit amongst the Squads which contributes greatly to the many superb performances and great results achieved. Everyone left the event in very high spirits with many a sore throat from the enthusiastic support for their team mates.

Many thanks to all the supporters who travelled out to Zurich and for all the messages of support on social media.

Results below.

 

2014 ESKA Championships, Zurich : Senior Male Team Kata Winners

Senior Male Team Kata - Gold
L - R: Stuart Amos, Hisham Saif and Jack Summers

 

2014 ESKA Championships, Zurich : Senior Male Individual Kata Winner

Senior Male Individual Kata - Gold: Hisham Saif

 

2014 ESKA Championships, Zurich : Senior Female Individual Kumite Winner

Senior Female Individual Kumite - Gold: Rebecca Rawcliffe

 

2014 ESKA Championships, Zurich : Cadet Female Individual Kumite Winner

Cadet Female Individual Kumite - Gold: Hannah Rees

 

2014 ESKA Championships, Zurich : Female Individual Youth Kata Winner

Female Individual Youth Kata - Gold: Rachel Edwards

 

2014 ESKA Championships, Zurich : Senior Male Team Kumite Silver Medalists

Senior Male Team Kumite - Silver Medalists:
England - Ryan Tucker, Joseph Rawcliffe, James McGorian, Harry Cuddy, Francisco Martinez, Herve Vandekerckhove

 

2014 ESKA Championships, Zurich : Senior Female Team Kumite Silver Medalists

Senior Female Team Kumite - Silver Medalists:
England - Caroline McGrath, Rhianne Blundell, Rebecca Rawcliffe, Christina Finta

 

2014 ESKA Championships, Zurich : Senior Male Individual Kumite Silver Medalist

Senior Male Individual Kumite - Silver Medalist: Ryan Tucker

 

2014 ESKA Championships, Zurich : Female Junior Individual Kumite Silver Medalist

Female Junior Individual Kumite - Silver Medalist: Beth Nicholson

 

2014 ESKA Championships, Zurich : Cadet Male Individual Kumite Silver Medalist

Cadet Male Individual Kumite - Silver Medalist: Ryan Spencer

 

2014 ESKA Championships, Zurich : Female Junior Individual Kata Silver Medalist

Female Junior Individual Kata - Silver Medalist: Charlotte Parry

 

2014 ESKA Championships, Zurich : Female Junior Team Kumite Joint 3rd Place

Female Junior Team Kumite - Joint 3rd:
KUGB England and KUGB Wales

 

2014 ESKA Championships, Zurich : Senior Male Individual Kata Bronze Medalist

Senior Male Individual Kata - Bronze Medalist: Lloyd Birt

 

2014 ESKA Championships, Zurich : Girls Individual Kumite Winner

Girls Individual Kumite - Gold: Leanne Royle (Ireland)

 

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