Thirty-seven of our members took part in the 2007 Vancouver Island Championships held on April 28, 2007. It was another great day for our members. Although we didnít have the same sweep as last yearís event, our members had another successful day none the less. A total of 54 medals were won (compared to 67 last year) with 14 gold, 17 silver and 23 bronze (unofficial results).
There were some surprising finishes and some expected finishes. One unusual event was that several of our members had the case of the tipsy's (momentary loss of balance -- which is usually penalized quite harshly) and another few had temporary laryngitis (no kia). Must have been the spiked milk in the morning cereal. :)
Also, there were a large number of first timers at this event, and the first tournament is always the toughest. Once the kids get comfortable with the whole scene, they will perform much better. No matter. There were some great performances in the kata divisions and many exciting bouts in the kumite divisions.
Some personal bests were also set and we had several of our members winning up to three medals each. Congratulations to one and all for your hard work and a big thank you to all the parents for your support.
Holly Goodacre - Kata David Goodfellow - Kumite and Kata Alyshia Lan-Phavongkham - Kata Cody Lan-Phavongkham - Kata Olivier Martel - Team Kata Joshua Martel - Kumite Geoffrey Newell - Kata and Team Kata Jean Newell - Team Kata Seth Rogers - Kata Carah Webster - Kata Tom White - Kata
Brendon Kwan - Kumite and Kata Cameron Kwan - Kumite and Kata Nadage Martel - Kata Joshua McIntosh - Kumite and Kata Jean Newell - Kata Elysia Paike - Kumite and Kata Danny Riches - Kumite and Weapons Kata Mya Rivers - Kata Sarah Youell - Kata
Kaitlyn Dawe - Team Kata Shivonne Dawe - Team Kata Sydney Ewens - Kumite and Kata Brendan Flower - Team Kata Zack Hancock - Kumite and Team Kata Lucy Hancock - Team Kata Alexander Macdonell - Kumite and Kata and Team Kata Olivier Martel - Kata Nadage Martel - Kumite and Team Kumite Joshua Martel - Team Kumite and Weapons Kata and Team Kata Rachel Merriman - Kata Danny Riches - Team Kumite Jeffrey Riches - Kumite Lucas Simpson - Kumite and Kata and Team Kata Carah Webster - Kumite and Weapons Kata