The Welsh Open

Hosted by:

Shihan Peter Fawbert
thewelshopen@mail.com
07769215881


Information:

Rules & Regulations


Registration deadline:

Tue June 11, 2024 @ 11:59 PM BST about 1 month ago


Entry fees:

First category: £25
Second category: £20
Additional categories: £15 each
Open categories: £50 each
Teams: £30 per team

Discounts:
Until Jan 31 11.59 pm: 25% off
Until Feb 29 11.59 pm: 15% off
Discounts do not apply to open categories or teams.

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General Information

The Welsh Open is back for 2024!!!.....and this time, we host at the Vindico Arena in Cardiff!!

The Welsh Open is a Competition proudly presented by the NMAC where all clubs and styles are very welcome regardless of affiliations.

Run by Shihan Pete Fawbert, the International Vice-President of the WMAGC, this competition is being run in line with the World Martial Arts Games Committee as an official qualifying tournament for the 2025 WMAGC World Games in Dubai.

This event is officially and proudly sanctioned by ISKA

ALL REFEREES MUST REGISTER

ALL COACHES MUST REGISTER TO BE ABLE TO BE MAT SIDE.

Wristbands will be issued on the day.

SPECTATOR TICKETS ARE ONLY AVAILABLE VIA THE VINDICO ARENA PLATFORM - https://vindicoarena.com/events/

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WMAGC & ISKA competition rules apply with some variety.

All podium finishers that reside within England, Wales and Scotland will receive an invitation to join their National Teams!!

ALL 14-17 & 18+ OPEN CATEGORIES CARRY THE LARGE CASH PRIZES & GRAND CHAMPION BELT TITLES

Doors open at 8.00am. Competition will start at 9.15am

Weigh ins available at the following times:

Friday 14th June - 6pm-9pm
Saturday 15th June 7.00am-8.30am

YOU MUST MAKE WEIGHT - NO ALLOWANCES WILL BE ACCEPTED - YOU WILL GET 2 ATTEMPTS TO MAKE WEIGHT:

Kit Requirements

Points Sparring (Kickboxing) - headguard, Thumb covered points mitts, shin guards, groin guard, gum shield, full boots

Continuous - as above but with 8-12oz gloves depending age

Kumite (karate) - gum shield, wkf style hand mitts & shin/instep pads, groin guard/chest guard (optional)

There will be a briefing before the start of the competition for Coaches and Officials. The Event Arbitrator will be available to answer any questions regarding the rules for the Competition.

For Kickboxing;

Novice Competitor - under 2 years training
Advanced Competitor - 2+ years training

You must only register for categories that match your age, gender, rank, weight & height. The only options available to compete in divisions outside of this are the open divisions or to FIGHT UP (Points/Continuous)

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All U15 fighters in Points & Continuous are allowed to fight up an age division but must stay within the same weight parameters - No allowance to go into Adult divisions!! Novice athletes can choose to fight up to advanced in same age category.

15-17 year olds MUST fight up a weight division unless you are novice, where you can fight up to advanced in same weight division.

All Adult fighters in Points & Continuous are allowed to fight up a weight division and NOT age division!! Novice athletes can choose to fight up to advanced in same weight.

We reserve the right to DISQUALIFY athletes that have entered the incorrect category.

Please be advised that the competition may run later than 6pm, if you choose to leave before your category has run, NO refunds will be issued.

If you fail to make weight, you will be disqualified and NO refunds will be issued.

Any questions prior to the Welsh Open, please feel free to contact the tournament director directly

We reserve the right to merge divisions in accordance with demand

Vindico Arena, Cardiff