REPORT: WKU Winter Invitational Competition 2017

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The WKU Winter Invitational Competition 2017 was held on Sunday 26 November at Hutton Moor Leisure Centre, Weston super Mare.

A big ‘thank you’ to all athletes and supporters who attended, particularly those who travelled great distance to compete. Also to all those who helped set up and run the event – especially those who attended the tables to allow for breaks. Much appreciated!

These WKU Squad members achieved medal-winning success in the following categories:

Mixed Kata age 10-12 up to 6th Kyu
BRONZE – Zuzanna Kolodziejczyk – Yeovil

Female Kata age 10-12 3rd-1st Kyu
SILVER- Charlotte Harmer – Yeovil

Mixed Kata age 13-15 up to 6th Kyu
BRONZE – Josephine Taylor – Oldmixon
BRONZE – Bori Gunyits – Oldmixon

Male Black Belt Kata
BRONZE – Lewis Cocking – Clevedon

Mixed Shobu Jukuren age 8-10 up yo 6th kyu
GOLD – Kendra Johnstone – Bristol
SILVER- Dexter Freyer – Bristol
BRONZE – Zuzanna Koloziejczyk – Yeovil
BRONZE – Rafi Burgess – Bristol

Boys Kumite age 10-12 up to 5th Kyu under 40 Kg
GOLD – Bilal Ditta -Bristol

Boys Kumite age 10-12 4th Kyu+ under 40kg
SILVER- Callum Mounce – Yeovil

Boys Kumite age 10-12 up to 5th Kyu 40-50Kg
GOLD – Ben Clark – Bristol
SILVER- Andre Chinnick – Bristol

Boys Kumite age 10-12 up to 5th Kyu Over 50kg
BRONZE – Louis Nolan – Clevedon

Girls Kumite age 13-15 4th Kyu+ under 54Kg
BRONZE – Avani Kilsby – Bristol

Boys Kumite age 13-15 up to 5th Kyu 55Kg +
BRONZE – Alex Bernire – Yeovil

Boys Team Kumite age 8-9
BRONZE – Bristol

Mixed Veteran Kata
SILVER- Derek Wong – Bristol

Male Team Kumite
SILVER- Bristol

Female Kumite 18+ 4th Kyu+ Over 60Kg
BRONZE – Lauren Bickley – Bristol
BRONZE – Rachel Taylor – Bristol

Female Kumite age 18+ Open
BRONZE – Lauren Bickley – Bristol

Male Kumite age 18+ 3rd Kyu + 70Kg+
GOLD – Lee Heath – Bristol
BRONZE – Kye Callaghen – Bristol

Male kumite age 18+ Open
SILVER- Kye Callaghan – Bristol

Well done to all the athletes who took part. We look forward to seeing you again for the next WKU Spring Invitational Competition in 2018.




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