ITF Scotland held their 2015 National Championships on Sunday 22nd February at the Bellahouston Sports Centre, Glasgow, hosted by Master Mark Hutton, 7th Degree and TKD Scotland.
This years championships were record breaking, with 501 competitors present from 24 schools across Scotland, and the North of England. The day started at 09:00 hrs with the umpire meeting, under the guidance of ITFS Umpire Chairman; Master Gordon Wallace 8th Degree. Each umpire was assigned to one of the eight rings for the day, and assigned their specific umpiring role.
The event started after an official welcome from the event host Master Hutton, and each competitor under the age of 12 were presented with a participation medal before the tournament began at 09:30 hrs.
First up were the pattern divisions for our under 13 competitors, and our over 14’s started their championships with Power & Special Technique events. Due to the high numbers, there were naturally some very busy divisions, the largest being the 8-10 years Male Green Belt Pattern event with 54 entrants.
We would like to thank everyone for their efforts throughout the day; the competitors who showed great sportsmanships during the competition, to the umpire’s for giving up their day to referee, and to the supporters for creating such a great and friendly atmosphere.
Also present on the day and overseeing events was Grand Master Tom MacCallum, President of ITF Scotland. Grand Master MacCallum also presented the winners trophies and overall shields.
Throughout the day we had present an official photographer from Jason Kimings Photography present: A full gallery of the images taken during the event can be found here.
These images will only be available until the 17th March, should you wish to order copies for your own use.
Results can be found below;
Overall Age Group Winners
7 years & under: Tied
8 to 10 years: Tied
11 to 13 years: Erin Logan (Boydell TKD) – 3 Golds
14 to 17 years: Stewart Mellon (Pro-Edge) – 3 Gold, 1 Silver
18 to 35 years: Stephanie Willis (Master Hutton Fitness) – 3 Golds
36 years & over: Martin Smillie (GMAC Martial Arts) – 3 Gold
Best overall School Champion
|Boydell TKD||25 (1)||18||23|
|GMAC Martial Arts||22 (1)||15||24|
|Master Hutton Fitness||13 (1)||9||9|
|Taekwon-Do Association of England||13||17||14|
|Shaw Martial Arts||2||2||1|
A small selection of images from the event;
A full gallery of the images taken during the event can be found here.
Mrs. Gillian McIlvaney