Newsletter Newsletter 3/2013 The Battle of Utrecht 2013
Newsletter 3/2013
The Battle of Utrecht 2013

The Battle of Utrecht 2013 was held on 29 September in Utrecht Netherlands, just before the upcoming World Championship in Benidorm (24-27 oct.).

This year there were clubs from the Netherlands, England, Belgium and France (328 competitors). All the European and World champions of all the ITF organizations of the Netherlands took part in this tournament; they compete in sparring, pattern and pre-arranged, youth-juniors and seniors. There is a special team of security members responsible to control the spectators and competitors.

The Battle of Utrecht is one of the biggest and very competitive tournament in the Netherlands, every year we have other countries. For example: Sabum Doulay Lylian 5th dan from France who won the 1st place pattern. Master Thomas Denis, Wijnand Tapilatu and umpire Sabum Annick from Belgium were also present.

Just like the last year, instead of square numbers on every competition area we had different color tablecloths so all the kids could find there field very easy, go to the red-blue-yellow-purple… field. Also this year there was a big screen for the competitors, coaches and of course the spectators. So it was very clear which category was competing on what square on that moment.

In the pause there was a lottery for the audience. The lucky persons received very nice prizes; Taekwon-Do bags, a pad for training, Taekwon-Do book, several posters with pattern 1-9, safety equipment . Sponsored by the Top Ten distributor and Academie Gelderland.

The Taekwon-Do club Van Breul who just joined ITF Netherlands has won the overall cup.

As a club we give Sabum Roy van de Donk a plaque because he has chosen our tournament as his last who after 20 years of competing.

This year we started 7 minutes earlier, most tournaments starts always a little bit later. Again we have received request from experience umpires who want to be an umpire without competitors from their own school because we have a good organized tournament with plenty of drinks, sweets and an very nice hot meal.

The organizer of the championship Master James Tjin-A-Ton and his wife Liesbeth Willems and the volunteers from his club Taekwon-Do IN NAE DO KWAN were very happy.

This year we are celebrating our 40 years anniversary from our club one of the oldest ITF Taekwon-Do club in the Netherlands.

Next Battle of Utrecht Sunday 4 October 2014.

Be there!!!
Master James Tjin-A-Ton

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