Dear Masters, Instructors/Coaches,
We have the pleasure of inviting you, on behalf of the Irish Taekwon-Do Association, to the ITA National Championships “Irish Cup”, which will be held in UL Sport Arena, Limerick, on the weekend of the 10th and 11th of November 2018. This competition will include pattern and sparring for all grades, special technique for all blue belts and above from aged 11 upward and power test for black belts. Saturday 10th November is for all black belts as well as colour belts of cadet (14 -17 years), senior (18 to 34 years) as well as veteran (35 years+) categories and is open to yellow belts and above. Those 35 years and older may choose to enter the senior or veteran category. Veterans will compete separately for pattern and sparring divisions only (please make sure to email the weights of your veterans that are sparring in case we need to split categories). The 15 and under black belt division is designed as a developmental division for younger black belts not yet ready to make the step up to a more elite level. Please note those aged 14 and above wishing to be considered for the national team should compete in the 15 to 17 years black belt divisions. Please note that the weigh in will close at 10am.
Please email your entries to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Saturday the 3rd of November. Please note that this is a pre-registration only event. No club entries will be accepted after the 3rd of November. All entries should be made using the ITA National Championships “Irish Cup” excel spreadsheet. Entries will be confirmed by return of email (within 24 hours). If you have not received a confirmation email, your entries have not yet been received. Completed hardcopy forms should be brought on the day of the event. Please remember that accurate information is the responsibility of the instructor. When submitting your competitor entries you must also send your umpire and coach list or the form will be returned to you as incomplete.
Sparring for Cadet and Senior Black Belts will be run using a pool & requalification system, guaranteeing more bouts for all competitors in those categories.
First, second and joint third place in each section shall receive an award, except for black belt categories of 4 competitors where there will be a 3rdplace playoff. Additionally all juniors up to 10 years to green tag who are not placed will receive a commemorative medal.
Looking forward to seeing you at this event,
Master Mark Buckley VII Dan Mr. Stephen Ryan VI Dan
ITA Tournament Director ITA Tournament Coordinator
On behalf of the ITA Tournament & Umpire Committee