It is a great pleasure to invite you to the 2024 BUDO SOUTH OPEN Championship. This tournament is open to all martial artists, coaches and officials. All players and coaches should be knowledgable of the WT Kyorugi and Poomsae Competition rules. Please refer to:
LIMIT ON THE NUMBER OF COMPETITORS
The tournament will be limited to 400 competitors (Poomsae (100) and Kyorugi (320) combined (400)).
KYORUGI (SPARRING) COMPETITORS
This is a single elimination tournament format, held under WT competition rules. All competitors must pre-register and qualify through weigh-in. Late entries will be accepted but with a $20 fee attached. All ages of Black Belt, Open and Grade 1-2 sparring will be on Saturday. Kyorugi is expected to start at 1pm on Saturday (15th), while on Sunday (16th) it will start at 9am.
DAEDO ELECTRONIC SCORING SYSTEM AND SENSOR SOCKS
The tournament will be using Daedo Electronic CHEST-PROTECTOR systems for scoring of the following groups:
• Cadets – Grades 5-3, 1-2 and Black Belt,
• Juniors – Grades 5-3, 1-2 and Black Belt,
• Seniors – Grades 5-3, 1-2 and Open
It will be necessary that each competitor in these divisions bring their own pair of Daedo Sensor socks. Please visit http://www.amas.co.nz or http://daedoaustralia.com.au to order and purchase the latest Daedo Sensor Socks.
The Poomsae competitions will be held on:
SATURDAY morning, beginning at 8am on Court 1, and 9am on Court 2 – Black Belts to Keup 2 – completing by 11am
SUNDAY morning, beginning at 9am on Court 1, and 9am on Court 2 – Keup 8 to Keup 3- completing by 11am
The SATURDAY competition will begin with all uncontested WT Black belt divisions. Poomsae required for each competition division is outlined within the information package.
TIME TO COME TOGETHER AS A NATION
I look forward to seeing the best of New Zealand’s Taekwondo athletes competing at this tournament. I ask for the co-operation of the athletes and their coaches to make this an enjoyable experience for all, and may it run in the true spirit of Taekwondo.
See you on the mats,