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KUGB Shotokan Cup - 02 September 2017

The Shotokan Cup signals the start of a very busy period for KUGB members with competitions, Dan gradings and International tournaments. This year is no different with a World and European Championship looming.

The Shotokan Cup is the KUGB's National Individual Championship and takes place at the Queens Park Leisure Centre in Chesterfield. It is a highlight in the KUGB diary and is open only to Black and Brown Belts from all parts of the UK and Ireland. Over its 42 year history, this competition has seen many of our most famous competitors take part and, this year, included many of the competitors who have been selected to represent their country at the WSKA World Championships in Treviso, Italy later this year.

The eighteen events were split into twelve Kumite categories and six for Kata. With so much talent on display it presented the opportunity to enhance the reputations of the more seasoned competitors whilst highlighting future potential champions coming through the ranks. The enthusiastic audience were not disappointed.

As well as the trophies for each category, two solid silver 'Shotokan Cups' are presented for the most outstanding competitors in Kata and Kumite. This year Sensei Sherry presented these to Jack Somers for Kata, for the third consecutive year and to Joseph Rawcliffe for Kumite, for the fifth successive year.

Congratulations to all of the competitors whose high standards and fighting spirit is an inspiration to us all and a big thank you to all those spectators who came to cheer them on. Sensei Sherry was particularly pleased with the strong, spirited attitude and high technical standard of Karate from everyone who competed and thanked all the Referees and Judges, Timekeepers and Recorders, the Medical Staff, Dudley Wheatcroft and members of the Satori Shotokan Karate Club and the Manager and Staff at the Queens Park Leisure Centre for their great help in organising this event.

The full results are as follows:

KUGB 2017 Shotokan Cup Senior Male Kumite

Male Senior Kumite

1. Joe Rawcliffe - Halewood
2. Ryan Tucker - Leeds Shotokan
3. Sam Light - Sendai Kushiro
3. Calum O'Neill - Bargoed

KUGB 2017 Shotokan Cup Senior Female Kumite
 

Female Senior Kumite

1. Rebecca Rawcliffe - Halewood
2. Victoria Ogunseitan - Shotokan Karate Academy
3. Christine Donnelly - Red Triangle
3. Caroline McGrath - Ronin

KUGB 2017 Shotokan Cup Senior Male Kata

Male Senior Kata

1. Jack Somers - Ipswich Higashi
2. Stuart Amos - Red Triangle
3. Marcus Ingham - Cambridge University
4. Sam Light - Sendai Kushiro

KUGB 2017 Shotokan Cup Senior Female Kata

Female Senior Kata

1. Cristina Finta - Shotokan Karate Academy
2. Jess Palmer - Tekki RS
3. Sam Stuart - Malvern
4. Laura Smith - Denchi Kai

KUGB 2017 Shotokan Cup Junior Male Kumite 18 20

Male Junior Kumite 18-20

1. Ethan Armstrong - Leeds Shotokan
2. Kyle Watkin - Bargoed
3. Samuel Campbell - Stock
3. Josh Donaldson - Solihull Karate Academy

KUGB 2017 Shotokan Cup Junior Male Kumite 16 17

Male Junior Kumite 16-17

1. Callum Wilson - St Johns
2. Jamie Allan - Sendai Kushiro
3. Mathew Gibson - Sendai Kushiro
3. Bradley Williams - Woolton/Garston

KUGB 2017 Shotokan Cup Junior Female Kumite

Female Junior Kumite

1. Leeanne Royle - USKFI
2. Katherine Cheshire - Halewood
3. Maya Burns - Sendai Kushiro
3. Libby Bayley - Malvern

KUGB 2017 Shotokan Cup Junior Male Kata

Male Junior Kata

1. Mathew Gibson - Sendai Kushiro
2. Connor Wilson - St Johns
3. Kevin Diamond - Zanshin NI
4. Jamie Lottering - KUGB Chelmsford

KUGB 2017 Shotokan Cup Junior Female Kata

Female Junior Kata

1. Thea Priest - KUGB Red Dragon
2. Leeanne Royle - USKFI
3. Bethany Miller - Sendai Kushiro
4. Eliana Rooks - Sendai Kushiro

KUGB 2017 Shotokan Cup Boys Kumite Over 5ft5

Boys Kumite 5'5" and Over

1. Shaun Mills - Halewood
2. Mike Mallow - Kirkby
3. Bradley Barker - Kirkby
3. Leon Hoban - USKFI

KUGB 2017 Shotokan Cup Boys Kumite 5ft 5ft5

Boys Kumite 5' to Under 5'5"

1. Dylan McCloskey - Zanshin NI
2. Tomas Moya - Bargoed
3. San Holbrook - Malvern
3. Jake Chin - Red Triangle

KUGB 2017 Shotokan Cup Boys Kumite Under 5ft

Boys Kumite Under 5'

1. Thomas Hegarty - Solihull Karate Academy
2. Tyler Templer - Bath

KUGB 2017 Shotokan Cup Boys Kumite 10 11

Boys 10-11 Kumite

1. Alexander Lockett - KUGB Chelmsford
2. Shay Kelly - USKFI
3. Sonny Groves - Malvern
3. Jamie Wright - Red Triangle

KUGB 2017 Shotokan Cup Girls Kumite Over 5ft3

Girls Kumite Under 5'3"

1. Penny Sinclair - Porthcawl
2. Molly Scully - Malvern
3. Bethany Nelson - Tekki RS
3. Emily Williams - Largs

KUGB 2017 Shotokan Cup Girls Kumite 10 11

Girls 10-11 Kumite

1. Eva Thunder - USKFI
2. Hanna Stewart - USKFI
3. Layla King Lough - Sendai Kushiro
3. Caomhe Gallighan Bryne - USKFI

KUGB 2017 Shotokan Cup Girls Kata

Girls Individual Kata

1. Mia Hillsden - KUGB Chelmsford
2. Penny Sinclair - Porthcawl
3. Grace Snowdon - Sendai Kushiro
4. Bethany Nelson - Tekki RS

KUGB 2017 Shotokan Cup Boys Kata

Boys Individual Kata

1. Leon Hoban - USKFI
2. David Williams - Largs
3. Henry Winterman - Newcastle Sendai
4. Alexander Lockett - KUGB Chelmsford

KUGB 2017 Shotokan Cup Kumite

Shotokan Cup for most outstanding competitor in Kumite awarded to Joseph Rawcliffe

KUGB 2017 Shotokan Cup Kata

Shotokan Cup for most outstanding competitor in Kata awarded to Jack Somers

 

 

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