Highland Open 25th October



Dear Coach / Instructor

We are very happy to invite you and your team to once again attend the 4th

Highland Open Taekwondo Championships which will take place at its new

home Elgin Community Centre. This new venue will make it easier for teams

to access and also provide a wealth of amenities in the immediate vicinity of

the venue.

This year we will be using Daedo PSS for all categories

Our aim is to provide a WTF style Taekwondo competition of the highest

standard and we truly hope you will be able to join us for this 4th edition of the

Highland Open Taekwondo Championships. This event is truly open to

anyone from any association from any club.

I look forward to welcoming you to the event personally and wish you every

success. Enclosed in this entry pack you will find all the information you will

require regarding the event. If however you require further information or

assistance, please contact moraytaekwondo@hotmail.com and we will respond to

your request as soon as possible.

Kind regards,

Mark (spike) Russell

Time and Place

Date: 24th and 25th of October 2015

Location: Elgin, Scotland

Venue: Elgin Community and Sports Centre, Trinity Road, Elgin IV30 1UE


Saturday 24th:Registration and weigh in for Sunday

17:00 – 19:00 at Focus Martial Arts Centre

There will a further weigh in for teams arriving Sunday at the venue from


Drawsheets for Saturday available on the day of event

Saturday 24thth:Poomsae begins for all categories at Focus Martial Arts 3pm

Registration and weigh-in for Sunday categories only

17:00 – 19:00 at Focus Martial Arts Centre

Drawsheets for Sunday available on the day

Sunday 25th: Matches begin for all categories at 10:30

Estimated finish time 17:00 on Saturday / 17:00 Sunday


Elgibility: All players and coaches must hold a valid WTF style licence issued by

their association. This must be presented at the weigh-in. This event

is open to anyone from any association from any club.

Contestants must provide proof of age by presenting their passport

or identification card at the weigh-in. WTF GAL licence is not required for this


Liability: All competitors participate at their own risk. The organisers will not accept any

responsibility for any injuries, damages or losses sustained or incurred.

Graduation: All players must be a minimum 9th Kup to compete


Registration: Registration for this event can only be made using email.


Deadline: Thursday the 22rd of October at 11pm

No entries will be accepted after this date and no refunds will be given

to players who do not turn up to the event.

After the closing date all teams will be liable for the entry fees of all

players registered.

Entry Fees: £20. Additional divisions will be half the entry fee

Spectators: Adults £5 / under 14’s £3 per day.

Family of 2 adults and 2 children – £12 per day

Payment: Competition entry fees must be paid by cash/cheque on the day

A cheque payable to “Focus Taekwondo” can be sent to

Focus Martial Arts & Fitness Centre, 172a High Street Elgin IV30 1BD

Competition Rules

Rules: WTF single elimination rules

coring: Daedo PSS in all categories on all days

Match TaekoPlan match management will be used. All coaches will receive a list of

Management: their players’ match numbers at the coach meetings.

Equipment: All players must provide their own Daedo sensor socks.

All players will be provided with a Daedo electronic hogu before each of their

matches. Players must provide all other WTF approved protective equipment

Gum shields are compulsory for all players and must be white or clear.

Players with any other colours will not be allowed to compete

Head kicks: Full contact head kicks are permitted in all categories.

For pee wee, children, cadet, junior and senior divisions there are NO

restrictions on head contact with the feet. All head kicks are permitted.

Contact moraytaekwondo@hotmail.com if you require further information

Awards: 1 Gold, 1 Silver and 2 bronze medals awarded in every division.

The two players who reach the final will receive the gold and silver medal

regardless if one player retires prior to the match

Team 1st, 2nd and 3rd Team trophy will be awarded to the teams with the highest Awards:

cumulative points following the WTF team scoring system of Gold 7pts, Silver

3pts, Bronze 1pt, matches won (not by withdrawal of opponent) 1pt

Match Times: Pee Wee 3 x 1 Minute with 30 seconds rest

Children 3 x 1½ Minutes with 30 seconds rest

Cadet 3 x 1½ Minutes with 30 seconds rest

Junior 3 x 2 Minutes with 45 seconds rest

Senior 3 x 2 Minutes with 45 seconds rest

Category Information

It is the responsibility of teams registering their players that each athlete is entered in the correct

weight division and not that of the event management team. Divisions with less than 3 entries

may be combined where appropriate

Please note that age division is based on the year of birth and not the day of birth

Pee Wee – Athletes born in years: 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007

Beginner – 9th -> 6th Kup Advanced – 5th -> Above

Male and Female -23 -26 -30 -34 -39 +39Kgs

Children – Athletes born in years: 2006, 2005, 2004

Beginner – 9th -> 3rd Kup Advanced – 2nd Kup -> Above

Male and Female -26 -30 -35 -40 -45 +45Kgs

Cadets – Athletes born in years: 2003, 2002, 2001

Beginner – 9th -> 3rd Kup Advanced – 2nd Kup -> Above

Male -33 -37 -41 -45 -49 -53 -57 -61 -65 +65Kgs

Female -29 -33 -37 -41 -44 -47 -51 -55 -59 +59Kgs

Juniors – Athletes born in years: 2000, 1999, 1998

Beginner – 9th -> 3rd Kup Advanced – 2nd Kup -> Above

Male -48 -55 -63 -73 +73Kgs

Female -44 -49 -55 -63 +63Kgs

Seniors – Athletes born in years: 1998 and earlier

Beginner – 9th -> 3rd Kup Advanced – 2nd Kup -> Above

Male -58 -68 -80 +80Kgs

Female -49 -57 -67 +67Kgs


Referees: invited to attend will be notified no later than the 20th of October 2015

Note to all teams: Please do not add any referees through the TPSS officials

page. Any referees added in this way without contacting the referee director

in advance will be removed. Only coaching staff should be added with this


note- the elgin community centre does not have disabled access. we apologise for any