The JKS England Squad took part in the 40th Cumbrian Open Karate Championships in Penrith on Sunday 12th June. The event is a high quality regional WKF event and is a regular event on the annual squad calendar giving our competitors great experience against some of the best competitors on the open competition circuit.It was a very warm day with a huge entry, which led to a very long day.
Leading the way in terms of results were Ashley Scott-Heald and Lee Lamb. They won the Senior Female Kumite and Senior Male Kata respectively. Both of these competitors are experienced at WKF Premier League level and this showed in their performances on the day.
Lee also took Gold in Adult Team Kata with Emma Barker and Ross Temple and Gold in Pairs Kata with Emma.
It was perhaps very fitting that Douglas Hunter won the Veterans Kata event this year. This was Doug’s last competition before retirement and a hip replacement operation loom. It was also at the very same event that his competition career started 26 years previously. All the JKS England Squad wish Doug all the best and hope for a speedy recovery from his operation and Matt Price and Nick Heald would like to thank him for all his efforts over the past 5 years since they started running the Squad.
A big thank you to everyone who came along on the day to support the squad.
All the results are listed below:
Senior Male Kata - Lee Lamb
Senior Female Kumite - Ashley Scott-Heald
Veteran Male Kata - Doug Hunter
Adult Team Kata - Lee Lamb, Emma Barker & Ross Temple
Adult Pairs Kata - Lee Lamb & Emma Barker
Team Kata aged 12-13 Yrs - Rowan Reeve, Jessica Maitland & James Harrison
Senior Male Kumite - Tom Mitchell
Veteran Male Kumite - Sam Coxon
Cadet Female Kata - Sarah Howarth
Senioe Male Team Kumite - David Lister, Tom Mitchell & Sam Coxon
Girls Team Kumite 12-13 Yrs - Amy Tegetmeir, Alice Whittington & Sophie Mordey
Senior Female Kata - Emma Barker
Veteran Male Kata - Ross Temple
Veteran Male Kumite - Richard Fewkes
Boys Kumite 12-13 Yrs +45Kg - Isaac Mitchell
Cadet Male Kata - Rowan Reeve
Cadet Male Kata - Sam Jackson
Cadet Female Kata - Amelia Stanley
Girls Kumite 12-13 Yrs -43Kg - Amy Tegetmeier
Boys Kata 10-12 Yrs - John Gough
Girls Kata 10-12 Yrs - Grace Baron
Girls Kata 10-12 Yrs - Jenna Banks
Adult Pairs Kata - Zach Sharp & Steven Jaremko
Cadet Female Team Kumite - Sarah Howarth, Georgia Freer & Ece Besen
Cadet Female Team Kumite - Sydney McAleenan-Marks, Lori-Ann Moran & Amelia Stanley
Boys Team Kumite 12-13 Yrs - Seb Mitchell, Oliver Holyoak & Theo Sharp