Superleague May 2017

Results today from the Cimac Superleague. Great tournament as usual. Some of us had a bit of jadi Tention legs today after the seminar, but we were still there fighting our corner. There were some great performances and improvements. Some controversy as well but a great team effort. Well done to all those who went and supported today. Awesome stuff. :)
There are 3rd and 4th fight offs now in the Superleague.
Jamie 4th
Adam 4th
Rossi 4th
Regan 3rd
Michelle 2nd, 2nd
Tianna 3rd
Andy 3rd
Kerry 3rd
Rory 2nd 
Liz 3rd
Emily, Charlotte, Robbie, Rossi, Maggie, Kat and Crystal all fought well but no cigar this time.

Superleague Videos here:  SUPERLEAGUE MAY 2017

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Results from a packed Superleague today with good quality fighters throughout.
Maggie 4th 
Mitch 2nd, 4th
Charlotte 2nd
Jamie 4th
Liz 1st,1st, 3rd
Rory 3rd
Ben 3rd
Nicolle 1st
Mitch 2nd, 3rd
Dale 1st
George 3rd.
Neil 4th
Dave 4th
Emily, Rossi, George, Ken, Paige, gave their best and were unlucky not to progress today.

Great fighting from everyone, showing improvement through a long tough day and to the parents and supporters without which it wouldn't happen. Proud of you all.
Next one is the Dutch open and then Chessington next month.

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It was a THREE tournament weekend for BKO this week. 

 

WALES
George and Andy competed in a fight night in Wales where they both ran out winners and beat their opponents by 10 clear points. Great practice for the WAKO world championships.

Well done guys.

 

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EASTLIEGH

Wetook a squad to the final of the Southern area Grand slam at Eastleigh. Several of our fighters were in the running for Grand championships.

 

Charlotte was up first and showed great skill and control using her kicks and reverse punches to win outright  Jamie had a great first fight and used some good  defensive tactics agains charlotte coming 3rd.

Maggie, Robbie and Rossi also gave a great account of tehmselves in their section where Robbie came first, Maggie 2nd and Rossi 4th

Laynar used her reverse punch and a deadly side kick to win her section, Aimee was 3rd.

 

In the adults section Sean had some good fights using his strong counter techniques and sr=traight punch coming 2nd

Vinnie entered two sections and won both of them in sreat style

At the end of te day the grand champions were announced. BKO Picked up 5 Charlotte, Robbie, Sean and Vinnie who got two. 
 A great result for BKO.

 

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SUPER LEAGUE

 

We the drove to Windsor and took part in the final Cimac Super league fo the year.

 

Kat was her usual formidable self in the ladies continuous where she gained a first place. She then fought in the Ladies advanced where she gave a good account of herself against bigger and more experienced opponents, coming 4th. 
chniques, scoring strongly. As the fight progressed his opponent closed Ashleigh down and managed to push him out of the mat several times. The result was a loss for Ashley in his first tournament for years, but it was only due to Ashley's tacticts and getting used to fighting in this style and on a mat. There are great things in the future for him.

 

Neil fought in the mens continuous and was experimenting with more movement and fluidity in the fight which worked really well. I though hedominated the bout until the last 15 seconds where his opponent scored some good kicks. the judges felt this was enough to give the bout to the opponent.

 

It was time to present the grand championships where BKO received 4. Kat in Points and continuous, Neil in continuous and Ron in Veterans. Best of all though BKO were awarded the team of the year trophy which is amazing  as it recognises the effort  and ability of our club as a whole and what we have achieved this year.  It gives credit to all the fighters whether they have won a bout or not and all the parents and helpers who make the club what it is and can share in the success. Well done everyone.

 

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Superleague March

Sunday March 22nd saw the first Superleague tournament of the year at Windsor. This was also the first time that we have taken a kids team to this tournament. The Superleage is a series of six regional tournaments that culmonate in a final competition at the end of the year. Points are awarded for places and Grand championship trophies awarded. This year had seen a change to the categories as in previous years some became rather empty with just two or three competitors. This benefited some areas and made it harder in others. the kids categories were seperated into novice  and Intermediate/Advanced. This meant that green belts would be up against black belts. On the other hand novices would compete no higher than 3rd grade.

 First up was Rossi,  Robbie and Maggie Brown. Being green belts they were in the inter/advanced category. Robbie fought a good Bristol fighter and traded legs well, but was beaten to the punch on a couple of occasions which swung the fight to his opponent. Maggie had a similar fight in her section. Once again the more experienced fighter won, but Maggie showed her skill and kicking ability. Rossi got a bye into the quarter finals. he circled his opponent and moved around the mat well. keeping him at bay with his side kick. Once again experience told and Rossi let a couple of points slip which lost him the fight.

On the whole a great performance from the Browns fighting in a higher category, but demonstrating not only great technical skill, but strategy and movement as well. Fighting more experienced opponents it is just a case of more mat time before they achieve great results.

 

Laynar was moved from the novice girls u45kg  category to the over 45kg one because there was no one in her section.

This section was the highest weight category and susequently had no upper limit. One girl was clearly much bigger than Laynar and vastly experienced. The referees had a long discussion about whether she should be moved up to the higher category. It was decided to allow her to carry on and she bcame Laynar's semi final opponent. 

Laynar was very nervous coming into the fight, but she launched a great reverse blitz which I though scord easily but the point went to her opponent. Laynar was hit hard during this exchange and it rocked her but she didn't give up and attacked a few more times. The task was too much however and she lost the bout.

In the 3rd place fight off Laynar met a fighter closer to her size and ability. She gave a good account of herself here, pushing side kicks out and her long reverse punch found the target on a few occasions. She evenyually lost the bout and had to settle for fourth place. A great gutsy performance from Laynar and one she should be proud of. Her attitude and ability will gain her great rewards in the future when coupled with a little more experience.

 

As usual the adults had to wait till 6pm befor ethey got underway

 

Kat, ladies novice. fought her customary cool fight. Still carrying her calf injury she revrese punched and blitzed her way to 2nd place. and 3rd place in the intermediate/advanced section.

 

Michelle entered the ladies Novice u70kg section and fought through to the final and the fight of the day She was being pushed by her opponents kicking and follow up combinations and having difficulty countering. Mitch was hit hard and down 7-3 when she decided that she'd had enough. Using what she learnt at Chris Astons seminar the previous day. Mitch went on a leg blocking and reverse counter spree. Putting her opponent on the back foot and Leveling the scores at 10-10. In the final seconds her opponent changed tactics and caught Michelle with a hook kick that won the fight, but what a great comeback. Unlucky Michelle. She also gained a 3rd place in the intermediat/advanced section

 

Spazzy got a well earned 3rd place yesterday. We saw a new determined and tactical fighter in her today, scoring spinning kicks and using great timing to win through. She even floord the ref with her banter and he had to stop the fight because he was laughing so much!

 

Paul entered the men's heavyweight intermediate section and after 9 seconds he launched a blitz which his opponent met and there was a loud bang as the two collided. Paul came off nursing his hand and had to retire. It turns out he has broken some fingers and dislocated one!! An early attempt to secure injury of the year no doubt.

Vinnie fought his customary hard fight in the Mens section. His  straight right hand flooring his opponent on several occasions and his kicks casuing problems all over. He reached the final, but was unlucky not to win. He fought the huge guy who Paul injured his hand on managing  2nd place.

Vinnie then enered the veterans section Making it through to the semi final. You could see that Vin was tiring by this time and despite a good effort Vin lost, but managed to recover to win the 3rd place fight off.

George fought a hard bout with Brandon from the fighting Falcons in the first which went to sudden death. George made a small mistake and lost the bout on that one point Gribbs also fought, but didn't manage to prgress beyond the 1st round. In his own words "I didn't turn up today"!
Sean had a good fight in the novices section. demonstrating good timing again, but was unable to convert this into a win. He has great potential and will soon be winning fights and tournaments I am sure.

Not a bad day for BKO. After 9 tournaments so far this year and two seminars, everyone was a little jaded, but the level of skill and expectation has risen vastly since the start of the year. We have a month off to recharge the batteries and then make another assault on the tournament scene in April.

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Laynar 4th
Rossi 4th
Michelle 2nd, 2nd
Kat 3rd, 2nd
Vinnie 2nd, 3rd
Spazzy 3rd
Ron 1st
Also George, Gribbs, Paul, Sean, Robbie, Maggie, Kerry,

 

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Ron 1st. Vinnie 3rd.                                     Paul's injury of he year bid.

By Paul Corio

BKO made a fantastic start to the 2014 CIMAC Superleague season at Windsor on March 16th, showing up in force, fielding an array of kids and adults from beginners to intermediate and advanced fighters, many making their competitive debuts.

First up on the day was the kid’s class represented by Hayden Corby, Ryan O’Grady and Emily O’Grady. Hayden and Ryan having fought so well in Dublin come into the their fights looking as sharp as ever, with Ryan just losing out on a place and Hayden securing 3rd place in his category. Emily also managed to secure 3rd place in her category after a close fight off against a very good opponent. The dedication and commitment to their training Ryan, Emily and Hayden have shown has really paid off and as a result all three already look serious contenders to place in the Superleague this year.

Next up was the adults with Vinnie Turner, Kat Dhillon, Shannon Feighery and Steve Enduro making their Superleague points fighting debuts in the Novices section. Vinnie started positively putting his opponent under pressure and despite the eventual loss, showed great promise for future tournaments.

Despite a cagey start, Kat got the measure of her opponent and finished strong to take the final points and despite the loss made a very good debut.

Shannon showed her grit and determination, pressuring her opponent well throughout her fight, however eventually just lost out.

Steve went on to the 3rd place BKO fight off with Dave Elsworthy and after a very close fight, just nudged the points to take the win.

Craig Ashford came away the big winner on the day showing an amazing display of focus and skill to win the Men’s Novice category.

Heather Chilcott, John Kiy and Steve Gribbins all competed in the continuous divisions which were extremely hard fought and competitive. Both Steve and John went out in the first round, with Heather winning her division and taking home the big gold medal.

Next Up came the Intermediate section with Andy Partridge, Rob Rivers and Paul Corio stepping up; with Paul losing out in the first round, Rob going on to take 4th and Andy coming 3rd overall. 

Heather Chilcott stepped back onto the mat again for her points round as did Debs Peploe, both missing out on the second round.

George Peploe came second in the open weight category with Ron Peploe and Steve O’Grady placing first and second respectively in the Executive Men’s Category.

All in all it was a fantastic day for BKO with lots of fighters across the divisions, all gaining valuable experience and seeing the fruits of all of their hard work and training pay off. Thanks also to all of those that came down to show your support for the fighters.

It is this support of each other that makes BKO such a successful club and an absolute joy to be a part of. There are still lots more competitions train for this year, so looking forward to seeing everyone back on the mat at club! #GoBKO

 

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Details of the CIMAC SUPERLEAGUE Events 2014 taken from the CIMAC site http://www.sportsmartialart.com/events.html

EVENTS FOR 2014


CIMAC SUPERLEAGUE; SUNDAY 16 MARCH

*Windsor Leisure Centre, Clewer Mead, Windsor, Berkshire SL4 5JB
CIMAC BRITISH OPEN; SUNDAY 27 APRIL

*North Solihull Sports Centre, Conway Road, Chemsley Wood Solihull, Birmingham B37 5LA 

CIMAC SOUTH EAST OPEN; SUNDAY 25 MAY

*Windsor Leisure Centre, Clewer Mead, Windsor, Berkshire SL4 5JB

CIMAC WORLD CUP; SUNDAY 6 JULY

*Cocks Moors Woods Leisure Centre, Alcester Road South, Kings Heath, Birmingham B146ER

CIMAC UK OPEN; SUNDAY 21 SEPTEMBER

*Windsor Leisure Centre, Clewer Mead, Windsor, Berkshire SL4 5JB

CIMAC DORKING OPEN; SUNDAY 26 OCTOBER

*Dorking Leisure Centre, Reigate Road, Dorking, Surrey RH4 1SW

CIMAC FIGHTERS OPEN; SUNDAY 30 NOVEMBER

*Windsor Leisure Centre, Clewer Mead, Windsor, Berkshire SL4 5JB

 

 Cimac Superleague Dates 2014 have been posted

March 16th,

April 27th,

May 25th,

July 6th,

September 7th

October 5th

November 9th

 

 


More information will be posted when it becomes avaliable....

Lets make it a good one

 

The final tournament of the year is approaching....

 

Cimac Superleague presents the FIGHTERS OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS and GRAND CHAMPIONS AWARD 2013
Sunday 17th November. Doors open at 10.30am
PLUS International challenges England vs Spain Light Contact
Points fighting challenge AND not to be missed the REFEREES CHALLENGE.
Daytime FIGHTERS CHAMPIONSHIP followed by awards and challenges.

 

 

Find out more on https://www.facebook.com/CimacSuperleague

 

BKO will be in attendance :-)

 

CIMAC SUPERLEAGUE DORKING OPEN

Fellow Martial Artist,
I would like to invite you to the CIMAC SUPERLEAGUE DORKING OPEN taking place this Sunday the 6th of October
Dorking Leisure Centre, Reigate Road, Dorking, Surrey RH4 1SW.
Doors will open at 10.30am for all registration.
The days event will have divisions for novice, junior, intermediate and advanced competitors in the following.
Boys and Girls under 6 years points fighting.
Cadets boys and girls under 16 points and light contact.
Adult men and women points and light contact.

Looking forward to seeing you
Nev Wray

 

find out more http://www.sportsmartialart.com/