All ITF Taekwon-Do Cup Netherlands
31st March 2013 in de "Kruisboog" hall in Houten the Netherlands was the place for a new competition in poule system for juniors, seniors and veterans from 13 years and up. In total there were 30 schools of 5 countries, 40 referees and 42 coaches. With the participation of competitors of ITF Argentina, ITF Belgium, ITF Sweden, ITF Switzerland and the ITF Netherlands the international level for good competition was there.
All competitors were competing in a poule system in individual patterns and sparring and guaranteed more bouts for all competitors. During the Team events it was a knock-out system and the teams could contain in patterns of juniors, seniors and veterans M/F from 13 years and up. In the sparring teams could participate with teams of 3 persons and 1 reserve and the winner of two matches won. This system was highly appreciated by the competitors and coaches.
The competition is part of the ITF Netherlands Master Series which contains 5 competitions and the national team members are selected at their performances at these competitions. The next competitions of the series will be the Holland Cup in June in Delft.
The referee team had the umpire committee of the ITF Netherlands lead by Patrick den Hoed and Emiel Kloor. With the help of the referee of ITF Sweden. Mr Ove Johanssen there was a good level of referees. We like to thank all the referees for their hard work and good judging. At this Easter tournament there was also a little competition of counting the Easter eggs in a bowl. The proud winner got this price of the creator of this competition Mr. Jarne van Schaik.
Coach ITF Sweden and AETF Board Member, Mrs. Mimmi Oskarsson
Thank you so much for your warm and welcoming hospitality! We really enjoyed the competition which had a very nice and relaxed atmosphere. Looking forward to see you soon again!
Competitor ITF Argentina, Mr. Lucas Marchal
We want to thank you. The tournament was excellent and the level to. We always want to compete in fights like the all ITF Easter tournament. Again thanks for the possibility. I hope to see you again.
Next year there will be another All ITF Taekwon-Do Cup in the same place and we hope to welcome our guests again in the great sport hall with enough affordable hotels in the near area!
We like to thank all involved and hope to see you next time.
Harry van Schaik "Active and Involved"
Robin Born "Taekwon-do.nl"