Time for the Fun Tournament again. A competition in our own house. Learn how the tournament flows, how the competition works.and how it is a great experience win or lose..
White to Yellow Belt 9:45 check-In
Green to Black Belt 11:45 check-In
How will the tournament Work?
With the help of many volunteers, from Registraion to bracketing to the referees and coaches as well as runners, concessions etc., the whole thing comes together.
You will receive a time that you or your athlete will report for their competition. There is a meeting a little beforehand to explain the plan and some of the etiquette of a tournament.
They will first go to holding where they will be bracketed into Poomsae or sparring.
Truescore is the software we use for keeping score and time during the sparring matches. Master Rosbarsky walks everyone through how the system works. What the screen looks lke and what it is telling us at any time during the match.
To run any tournament, you need a number of referees to keep the matches going. We are asking parents to be even more involved this year. If you have 2 or more children competing, we ask that you take a referee certification and help out with the referee duties. We usually hold a clinic to train the referees.
It is very beneficial for the parents to understand the rules and process of the tournament.
When the athletes leave the holding area, they will be brought to a ring (we will have 2) and they will sit on the edge of the competition area until their time to compete.
They will be doing their poomsae against one other person at a time. The judge(3 or 5) will select a winner after the forms are completed by holding up their arms in the direction of the athlete.
Etiquette note: When name is called, it is appropriate to turn and fix their dobok, bow at the edge of the mat and walk confidently to their spot. Their spot will be pointed out by the center referee. After the referee says "shijak", The athletes begin their poomsae. The return to their "choonbi" stance (the starting position) after "parro" is called.
They will do their poomsae at least twice.
After the athletes get back from holding, they will also be brought out to a ring and an assistant will put hogu on them or they may decide to do that in holding. Please be sure that they have their mouth guards, cups (boys) and shin guards and arm guards are with them and on. Something to drink would help keep them hydrated during their matches.
The younger athletes from 4-6 will have 2-1 minute rounds. The rest of the divisions will be 3-1 minute rounds.
Bracketing will be the same as poomsae. They will have at least 2 fights.
The Electronic sparring will be for the red and black belts (blue belts by consent). The athletes wear special socks and when they connect to the special hogu correctly, it will score 1 point automaticaly on the Truescore system remotely.