4th AUSKF Junior Open National Championships Information

4th AUSKF Junior Open National Championships Information
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Tentative Date: Sunday, June 23, 2013
Tentative Location: [1001 Coronado Center Drive Henderson, Nevada 89052]

Divisions:
• 9-years old and younger
• 10-11 years old
• 12-13 years old
• 14-15 years old
• 16-18 years old
• 13-under girls
• 14-18 girls

• Team Divisions:
Boy’s Team Composition
Senpo 13-years old and under
Jiho 15-years old and under
Chuken 15-years old and under
Fukusho 18-years old and under
Taisho 18-years old and under

Girls Team Composition
Senpo 18-years old and under
Chuken 18-years old and under
Taisho 18-years old and under

Youth Team Composition (Both Boys and Girls)
Senpo 11 years and younger
Chuken 11 years and younger
Taisho 11 years and younger

Shiai Rules:

• Individual Championships will be OPEN to any youth kenshi with AUSKF membership. Each individual is only eligible to participate in a single individuals division – Girls are allowed to compete in one of either the Girls Individual Division or Boys Individual Division
o Time limit: 3 minutes with unlimited encho thereafter.

• Team Championships for both Boys and Girls divisions will consist of up to 2 teams per federation (to be decided by federation at the Championships). Each participant can only play in ONE team.
o Team matches in the Boys Team Division will consist of 5 members selected from each age group as outlined above (see chart)
o Team matches in the Girls Team Division will consist of 3 members with no age or rank restrictions (open to all girls)
o Team matches in the Youth Team Division will consist of 3 members with age limit of 11 years and under (Boys or Girls)
o Time Limit: 3 minutes
o In case of daihyo-sen, match will be determined by ippon-shobu

• Tsuki is valid only for 16-18 year old age group in the Individual and Boys Team (Fukusho and Taisho) Championships. Jodan and Nito will only be allowed in the 16-18 year old age group for Boys Individual and Boys Team (Fukusho and Taisho) Championships.

• Taikai format (round robin, tournament brackets, etc) will mirror the format of the 2010 U.S. Junior Open Championships – further details regarding the Individual and Team Championships will be announced at a later date depending on the number of participants

• All other rules will comply with standard rules and regulations set forth by the Federation of International Kendo (FIK)

Shinpan: 4-dan and up on a volunteer basis.

Entry Fee: $25 per participant

Responsible Parties:
• Tournament Coordinators: Hayato Okawa, Daniel Yang, Jason Brown, Ken Kamimoto
• Tournament Logistics: Christopher Yang, Shuntaro Shinada
• Shinpan: Shuntaro Shinada, Brandon Harada
• Fundraising: Sandy Maruyama, Jarrod Hatakeyama, Nishiki Sano
• Trophies: Sandy Maruyama
• Creative Director: Kohjiro Kinno, Nishiki Sano, Emi Anderson
• Budget: Simon Yoo