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Referees News 2010

Posted 10th April 2010
EKF National Championship 2010 Chief Referee's Report

We had an excellent turn out of 31 officials on day one plus time keepers which enabled us to constantly operate six areas, an outstanding 47 officials plus time keepers attended on day two again ensuring six areas were smoothly operated.

For the first time at a National event we were able to run full bout times and repechage in accordance with WKF rules. The overall standard of fighting was excellent which makes the refereeing easier, there were no major injuries reported and no official complaints received.

A good standard or rapport was achieved with most of the coaches there were a couple of queries about scores. A mention must go to the Tatami chiefs Tony Dent, Harold Stevenson, Peter Bibby, Dave Robinson and Gordon Harrison who worked tirelessly over the two days and gave feedback to new officials, judges and referees, also special thanks goes to Billy Brennan for his contribution on Sunday as my assistant. A thank you goes to everyone who, as always, played their part including all the time keepers who helped make this event a success. A special mention goes to Paul Campbell and Sarah Knight who, as organisers, kept the competition running smoothly.

The following officials were awarded the the following qualifications;

Kumite Judge B
Chris Wilson
Micheal Wilson
Steve Jowett
Wendy Jowett
Nigel Blood
Mark Winstanley

Kumite Judge A
Steve Bolland

Kumite Referee B
Tom Clarke
Brian Graham

Kumite Referee A
Mike Beardsley
Mark Symonds

Dale Gamble
EKF Chief Referee

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