22 Medals for JKS England at the Yorkshire Open Karate Championships

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By SC / NH
Published 13 February 2017

There were over 50+ JKS England Squad members competing at the Yorkshire Open in Barnsley on the 12th February.  It was a huge event with over 1,000 entries, which is great from a standard point of view, but made for a challengingly long day.
There were some great performances though with JKS members Alessandro Siano, Sharif Ebrahimi and Joe Hird all taking individual Golds.  There were two other team Golds with Charlotte Haxby, Georjeana Harrison and Lori-Ann Moran taking Gold in Female Team Kumite 13-15 Years and Grace Baron, Sam Jackson and Lori-Ann Moran winning the Mixed Team Kata 10-15 Years.

The overall medal tally was 5 Gold, 6 Silver and 11 Bronze from JKS England members. Well done to all that took part and roll on the EKF Nationals in April.

A big thank you to everyone who came along on the day to support the squad.

All the results are listed below:

Senior Male Kata - Alessandro Siano
Veteran Male Kata – Sharif Ebrahami
Boys Kumite 12-13 Yrs – Joe Hird
Girls Team Kumite 13-15 Yrs - Charlotte Haxby, Georjeana Harrison & Lori-Ann Moran
Team Kata aged 10-15 Yrs - Grace Baron, Sam Jackson & Lori-Ann Moran

Veteran Male Kumite – Richard Fewkes
Boys Kumite 10-12 Yrs – Sam Newbould
Senior Female Team Kumite - Tanya Handley & Scarlett Beckett
Boys Team Kumite 13-15 Yrs - Joe Hird, Harry Hardcastle & Haydn Small
Team Kata 10-15 Yrs - Rowan Reeve, Jessica Maitland & James Harrison
Pairs Kata 13-15 Yrs - Sam Jackson & Grace Baron

Senior Male Kata - Matthew Yardy
Senior Male Kumite - Jake Pointer
Female Kumite 16-17 Yrs - Amber Bannister
Veteran Male Kumite - Sam Coxon
Boys Kata 13-15 Yrs - James Harrison
Girls Kumite 12-13 Yrs - Grace Baron
Girls Kumite 12-13 Yrs - Alice Whittington
Senior Team Kata - Lacie Stembridge, Sarah Howarth & Amelia Stanley
Senior Male Team Kumite - Jordan Squires & Callum
Junior Female Team Kumite - Amber Bannister, Sarah Howarth & Laura Mackintosh
Boys Team Kumite 13-15 Yrs - Henry Pegge, Ben Peach & Oliver Holyoak