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The Shotokan Cup signals the start of a very busy period for KUGB members with competitions, Dan gradings and International tournaments. This year is no different with a World and European Championship looming.

The Shotokan Cup is the KUGB's National Individual Championship and takes place at the Queens Park Leisure Centre in Chesterfield. It is a highlight in the KUGB diary and is open only to Black and Brown Belts from all parts of the UK and Ireland. Over its 42 year history, this competition has seen many of our most famous competitors take part and, this year, included many of the competitors who have been selected to represent their country at the WSKA World Championships in Treviso, Italy later this year.

The eighteen events were split into twelve Kumite categories and six for Kata. With so much talent on display it presented the opportunity to enhance the reputations of the more seasoned competitors whilst highlighting future potential champions coming through the ranks. The enthusiastic audience were not disappointed.

As well as the trophies for each category, two solid silver 'Shotokan Cups' are presented for the most outstanding competitors in Kata and Kumite. This year Sensei Sherry presented these to Jack Somers for Kata, for the third consecutive year and to Joseph Rawcliffe for Kumite, for the fifth successive year.

Congratulations to all of the competitors whose high standards and fighting spirit is an inspiration to us all and a big thank you to all those spectators who came to cheer them on. Sensei Sherry was particularly pleased with the strong, spirited attitude and high technical standard of Karate from everyone who competed and thanked all the Referees and Judges, Timekeepers and Recorders, the Medical Staff, Dudley Wheatcroft and members of the Satori Shotokan Karate Club and the Manager and Staff at the Queens Park Leisure Centre for their great help in organising this event.

The full results are as follows:



KUGB 2017 Shotokan Cup : Male Senior Kumite
Male Senior Kumite
1. Joe Rawcliffe - Halewood
2. Ryan Tucker - Leeds Shotokan
3. Sam Light - Sendai Kushiro
3. Calum O'Neill - Bargoed
 

KUGB 2017 Shotokan Cup : Female Senior Kumite
Female Senior Kumite
1. Rebecca Rawcliffe - Halewood
2. Victoria Ogunseitan - Shotokan Karate Academy
3. Christine Donnelly - Red Triangle
3. Caroline McGrath - Ronin
 

KUGB 2017 Shotokan Cup : Senior Male Kata
Senior Male Kata
1. Jack Somers - Ipswich Higashi
2. Stuart Amos - Red Triangle
3. Marcus Ingham - Cambridge University
4. Sam Light - Sendai Kushiro
 

KUGB 2017 Shotokan Cup : Senior Female Kata
Senior Female Kata
1. Cristina Finta - Shotokan Karate Academy
2. Jess Palmer - Tekki RS
3. Sam Stuart - Malvern
4. Laura Smith - Denchi Kai
 

KUGB 2017 Shotokan Cup : Male Junior Kumite 18-20 Years
Male Junior Kumite 18-20
1. Ethan Armstrong - Leeds Shotokan
2. Kyle Watkin - Bargoed
3. Samuel Campbell - Stock
3. Josh Donaldson - Solihull Karate Academy
 

KUGB 2017 Shotokan Cup : Male Junior Kumite 16-17 Years
Male Junior Kumite 16-17
1. Callum Wilson - St Johns
2. Jamie Allan - Sendai Kushiro
3. Matthew Gibson - Sendai Kushiro
3. Bradley Williams - Woolton/Garston
 

KUGB 2017 Shotokan Cup : Female Junior Kumite
Female Junior Kumite
1. Leeanne Royle - USKFI
2. Katherine Cheshire - Halewood
3. Libby Bayley - Malvern
3. Maya Burns - Sendai Kushiro
 

KUGB 2017 Shotokan Cup : Male Junior Kata
Male Junior Kata
1. Matthew Gibson - Sendai Kushiro
2. Connor Wilson - St Johns
3. Kevin Diamond - Zanshin NI
4. Jamie Lottering - KUGB Chelmsford
 

KUGB 2017 Shotokan Cup : Female Junior Kata
Female Junior Kata
1. Thea Priest - KUGB Red Dragon
2. Leeanne Royle - USKFI
3. Bethany Miller - Sendai Kushiro
4. Eliana Rooks - Sendai Kushiro
 

KUGB 2017 Shotokan Cup : Boys Kumite 5ft5 and Over
Boys Kumite 5'5" and Over
1. Shaun Mills - Halewood
2. Mike Molloy - Kirkby
3. Bradley Barker - Kirkby
3. Leon Hoban - USKFI
 

KUGB 2017 Shotokan Cup : Boys Kumite 5ft to Under 5ft5
Boys Kumite 5' to Under 5'5"
1. Dylan McCloskey - Zanshin NI
2. Tomas Moya - Bargoed
3. Sam Holbrook - Malvern
3. Jake Chin - Red Triangle
 

KUGB 2017 Shotokan Cup : Boys Kumite Under 5ft
Boys Kumite Under 5'
1. Thomas Hegarty - Solihull Karate Academy
2. Tyler Templer - Bath
 

KUGB 2017 Shotokan Cup : Boys 10-11 Years Kumite
Boys 10-11 Kumite
1. Alexander Lockett - KUGB Chelmsford
2. Shay Kelly - USKFI
3. Jamie Wright - Red Triangle
3. Sonny Groves - Malvern
 

KUGB 2017 Shotokan Cup : Girls Kumite 5ft3 and Over
Girls Kumite 5'3" and Over
1. Mia Hillsden - KUGB Chelmsford
2. Sophie Farrell - USKFI
3. Ruby Reed - Malvern
3. Faye Rodgers - St Helens
 

KUGB 2017 Shotokan Cup : Girls Kumite Under 5ft3
Girls Kumite Under 5'3"
1. Penny Sinclair - Porthcawl
2. Molly Scully - Malvern
3. Bethany Nelson - Tekki RS
3. Emily Williams - Largs
 

KUGB 2017 Shotokan Cup : Girls 10-11 Years Kumite
Girls 10-11 Kumite
1. Eva Thunder - USKFI
2. Hannah Stewart - USKFI
3. Layla King Lough - Sendai Kushiro
3. Caomhe Gallighan Byrne - USKFI
 

KUGB 2017 Shotokan Cup : Girls Individual Kata
Girls Individual Kata
1. Mia Hillsden - KUGB Chelmsford
2. Penny Sinclair - Porthcawl
3. Grace Snowdon - Sendai Kushiro
4. Bethany Nelson - Tekki RS
 

KUGB 2017 Shotokan Cup : Boys Individual Kata
Boys Individual Kata
1. Leon Hoban - USKFI
2. David Williams - Largs
3. Henry Winterman - Newcastle Sendai
4. Alexander Lockett - KUGB Chelmsford
 

KUGB 2017 Shotokan Cup : Boys Individual Kata
Shotokan Cup for most outstanding competitor in Kumite awarded to Joseph Rawcliffe
 

KUGB 2017 Shotokan Cup : Boys Individual Kata
Shotokan Cup for most outstanding competitor in Kata awarded to Jack Somers