On Sunday 15 May Hodori hosted the National Umpire Course for ITF Belgium.
On the programme were the new ITF competition rules which come into effect in July 2022, but this time focused on centre referees and jury presidents.
The course was given by master Eddy Van Damme, president of the TUIC and boosabum Sophie Ardenoy.
First the setting up of a ring was practised.
Then the rules were gone over à la carte with the focus on techniques, stances, sinewave, power, breathing for tul and team tul. The interpretation of pooles on paper was looked at and errors were picked out.
Then practice was done for centre referees and jury presidents for this part.
The same pattern was maintained after the break for sparring and team sparring.
Finally pre-arranged free sparring, power breaking and special techniques were treated.
The course ended at 16h.
The certificates will be delivered by mail to the individual participants or through their school owners.
On the first day of the EC in Croatia, Andreea Musca won the bronze medal in pattern female senior IV°-VI° degree. Andree won the first bout against Switzerland and was up against multiple champion Sylvia Farigu in the semi-final. Her performance was excellent, both competitors were on the same level, this was worth a final. A well-deserved medal for Andreea after many years of hard work and dedication!
The schedule and the draws for the 2022 EC are published. For all information: see Sportsdata.
Follow the Belgian team here, or through our Facebook and Instagram pages. Mark the following moments in your agenda and keep the thumbs up for our athletes:
Wednesday April 27th, AM Weigh-in – 18.00 Opening Ceremony
Thursday April 28th, patterns, ring 1, 11.16 Andreea Musca – ring 1, 14.17 Juan Martinez, ring 4, 14.17 Rune Schuddinck
Friday April 29th, sparring, ring 2, 9.00 Matteo Preys – power breaking, ring 5, 13.40 Juan Martinez – the AETF Congress meeting starts at 19.00
Saturday April 30th, power breaking, ring 5, 13.45 Esther Meulemeester – sparring, ring 2, 9.00 Andreea Musca – ring 2, 14.00 Omar el Ferkhani & Vladimir Kim – ring 1, 14.00, Rune Schuddinck – ring 3, 15.19 Jérémie Bewa