Exciting results at international tournament with great competition
kids, juniors & seniors
Ondřej Vrábel, 8.4.2009 – Next Czech Open took place in Nymburk this Saturday. Thirteen foreign clubs from 10 countries took part this year. Namely England, Croatia, Estonia, Greenland, Netherlands, Poland, Slovenia, Slovakia, Scotland and Switzerland. Comparing to last year, there were less kids, but increase of competitors between juniors and seniors. More than 16 competitors were in nearly all black belts categories. Seniors had these divided patterns categories – I.dan, II.dan, III. + IV. Dan. So audience had lot of interesting matches and duels to watch.
Sonkal sent 18 competitors. Despite of fact that few started in higher age category for the first time (Michal Hamouz, Saša Reynaudová) all fought with determination. It resulted in silver medal for Michal in junior patterns 6.-5. kup and also silver for Saša in junior patterns 4.-3. kup plus silver in female junior sparring B -46kg.
Rest of our competitors confirmed their good performances from local and other test competitions. Complete results will be available in Successes in few days.
Closing ceremony had nice moments for few of us. Michal Zacharuk became the most successful competitor in male juniors A, and Monika Junová (female junior A) and Kristýna Hudková (female junior B) got same titles. We also got the 2nd most successful taekwondo school of tournament. It was another great success after winning Czech national championship 2008.
Look at 6 videos in video gallery.