Germany, September 28th
- Corentin Besonhe, bronze sparring -85kg
- Arthur Delhaye, silver sparring junior -68kg
New Delhi, India – May 31st-June 2nd 2019
Report by Yves Pollefeyt:
On Wednesday we helped the organisation putting on the tatamis in the sports hall and preparing everything. On Thursday we gave a seminar together with GM Bos, Master Wallace and Master Vones, Sabum Johan De Silva and Sabum Aniil. After the seminar we had the registration and weight in.
On Friday the competition started with over 300 competitors; we had participants from India, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Nepal, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Madagascar. It was the first time with the electronic system so a lot of people needed to be educated and informed about it. After everything was ready the competition started. Sabum Wim Vermandere was center referee and I was the Jury President. Also for us it was a great experience and we were happy to be able to represent Belgium to help. ITF Taekwon-Do in India is growing in a good way and they are planning to come also to the next World Cup so will be great to see them again.
Edugo Arena, Oostakker, Sunday June 2nd
With 250 competitors from Belgium, Ireland, The Netherlands, GD Luxembourg and England, 50 umpires, 40 volunteers. Competition in tul, sparring and special techniques for coloured and black belts, kids, youth, juniors and seniors in an organization of Taekwon-Do School Chon-ji, Nico Van Linter and Nico Tunyck in cooperation with the ITF-Belgium U&T Comittee.
The championship was honoured with the presence of 2 GrandMasters, GM Brendan O’Toole (Ireland) and GM Frank Vanberghen (Belgium) and Master Val Douglas (Ireland), Master Nigel Stobie (Ireland) and Master Annick Van Driessche (Belgium).
The organization was very good, with eye for detail, the level of the competition was high, the atmosphere amicable.
All results can be found on the Sportsdata website: click here.
See all of you back on the 2020 edition!