Tatami 1 Events Schedule and Info

Thank you for entering our Kumite Tournament, remember our competition is for the purposes of enjoyment. Win, lose or draw, everybody will be awarded a certificate just for taking part.

Date: Sunday 25th September 2016


Darwen Vale High School Sports Hall

Blackburn Road





We will expect to see exemplary sportsmanship and conduct both on and off the Tatami on the day. No arguing with decisions made or sulking if your bout didn’t end your way. Be humble in victory and gracious in defeat. Appeals can be made to the Head Official Paul Wolstencroft Sensei and his decision is final.

Remember you are representing our karate club at this competition and you should show respect for both other people and property at all times. Anyone found misbehaving or acting inappropriately will be immediately disqualified from the competition and have all medals cancelled.

Parents and supporters are always welcome and it is free to spectate. All students under the age of 16 years must be accompanied by an adult. Below you will find extra information and the schedule of events for Tatami 1.

There is plenty of free parking at the venue. Tea, coffee, sandwiches, snacks and cakes will be available to purchase on the day at reasonable prices and we have arranged R.G Photography (a professional martial arts photography company) to take photos on the day. Action shots and winning moments will be available to purchase on the day or view after the event.

Club merchandise, karate equipment and adidas uniforms will be available to purchase or order on the day. Any stock ordered prior to the event can be collected from the stock table from 10am onwards.

All students must turn up at least 15 minutes before the start of your event to register with the Ring Runner. It is advisable that you warm up and practise before competing as warm ups will not be done once your event begins. Do not forget to bring your license with you. Your license must be in date to take part or you will need to renew on the day at the cost of £15.

Please make sure you check all three tatami’s for your name. If you cannot see your name or you think you may have been placed in the wrong category, please contact your own Instructor and let them know.  Alternatively, you can send an email to: info@redtigerkarateclub.co.uk and I will resolve the situation for you.

Events will run to a tight schedule so please make sure you are where you are supposed to be at the right time. Kumite will be scored using the flags system. Rounds will last 1 minute 30 seconds with the winner being declared as the students who has been awarded the most points or one who reaches 2 full points first.

There must be strictly no contact in junior events with excellent control to be maintained in senior events. Gum shield are compulsory for everyone taking part and groin guards are highly recommended.

Medals and certificates will be awarded immediately after the event.

We will be selecting our team to send to the JKS England Nationals based on performance and conduct at this event so please do your very best.

Good luck to everyone and we look forward to hosting another enjoyable and successful day. 

Ring 1 Events Schedule:


Event 1:

Time: 10.00am-10.30am

Age: 6-7 years

Gender: Girls

Grades: Orange, Yellow and Purple and White Belts

Names: Megan Dale, Scarlett Norman, Alicia Tranter, Katy Lees, Isobel Howard, Daniella Seaton.


Event 2:

Time: 10.30am-11.00am

Age: 8-9 Years

Gender: Girls

Grades: Orange, Red and Green Belts

Names: Ava Steed, Demi McDonagh, Grace Prince, Hannah Holden, Jessica Higgs, Nicole South, Ava Wells, Josephine Hardman, Charlotte Griffiths


Event 3:

Time: 11am-11.30am

Age: 8-10 Years

Gender: Boys

Grades: Orange, Red, Yellow, Green and Purple Belts

Names: Lucas Riewald-Pilling, William Towler, Max Colville, Bradley Oliver, Aaron Jefferson, Sam Lees, Cameron Bailey, Owen Gregson, Harrison Smith, Giuseppe Pezzino, Jayden Popovski.


Event 4:

Time: 11.30am-12.00pm

Age: 11-12 years + 13 year old Red Belt

Gender: Males

Grades: All Grades up to 4th Kyu Purple and White Belt

Names: Rory Corran, Lucas Goodier, Adam Paksy, Matthew Tyrell, Max McGrath, Jos Hall, Aaron Traynor, Thomas Collin


Event 5:

Time: 12.00pm-12.30pm

Age: 13-17 year old

Gender: Girls

Grades: All Grades up to 1st Kyu

Names: Nicole Chadwick, Isabelle Wilkie, Olivia Prince, Lucy Davies, Emma Knights, Jo Woodman, Catherine Vernum.


Event 6:

Time: 12.30pm-1pm

Age: Adults 18 years +

Gender: Males

Grades: Up to 4th Kyu Purple and White Belts

Names: Anthony Greenough, David Smith, Paul Evans, Aaron Moss, Darren Moss, Stuart Holden, Andy Matanle, Zlatko Popovski.


Event 7:

Time: 1.30pm-2pm

Junior Team Kumite 5- 8 Years all grades


Lukas Riewald-Pilling, Bradley Oliver, Max Colville

Jessica Higgs, Jacob Waters, Kaiden Hindley

Izzy Baron, Sonny Millington, Benjamin Finney

Freyja Lundin, Giuseppe Pezzino, Noah Vernon


Event 8:


Adult Team Kumite 17 and over

Helen Dolan, Jo Sysum and Andy Matanle

Brendan Conyard, Bradley Kancho Bowker, Su Matthews

Daryl Brady, Ron Matthews, Louise Hopkinson

Lee Rylance, Simon Mattinson, John O Donovan

Michelle Walker, Jade Rigby and one partner of their choice

Dave Thomas, Connor Cherry and one partner of their choice

Click here to check Tatami 2……….

Click here to check Tatami 3……….

If you can’t see your name or think you are in the wrong category please contact your Instructor or email Rachael Sensei – info@redtigerkarateclub.co.uk