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Success at the BKF International Open

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By SC
Published 17 October 2017

On Saturday 30th September and Sunday 1st Octeber the JKS england team were back in action at the Meadowbank Sports Centre in Edinburgh to compete for JKS England at the British International Open Championships.

The event is the highest level Open event held in the United Kingdom and it attracted 820 entries from thirteen nations. Overall JKS England finished sixth in the medal table out of 75 teams that entered.

Although it was a much smaller squad than many of the teams outings we still came away with a very credible result of 3 Gold, 4 SIlver and 8 Bronze, with many in the "blue riband" categories.

Here are the full list of medals:

Gold
Female Junior Kata 16-17 Years - Lacie Stembridge
Male Veteran Kata - Sharif Ebrahimi
Para Kata Able Bodied - Alistair Maitland
Female Team Kata 14 Yrs+ - Lacie Stembridge, Amelia Stanley, Jessica Maitland

Silver
Male Senior Kata - Johann Santos
Male Veteran Kumite - Richard Fewkes
Male Team Kata 14 Yrs+ - James Harrison, Rowan Reeve, Sam Jackson

Bronze
Male Senior Kumite +75KG - Jake Pointer
Male Junior Kata 16-17 Years - Johann Santos
Male Veteran Kumite - Sam Coxon
Male Cadet Kumite +65KG - Joe Hird
Female Cadet Kumite -47KG - Amy Tegetmeier
Boys Kata 12 Years - Matthew Affleck
Boys Kata 12 Years - Cameron Ppandy
Male Senior Team Kumite - Tom Little, Jake Pointer, Sam Coxon