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state titles 2011

Queensland State Titles 2011

Saturday 18th June was the date for this years Queensland State Titles which was held once again in the Function Room of the Hinterland Hotel, which proved to be a great venue yet again.

With 60 competitors in both Full and Non Contact events, we knew that we were in for a busy day, and the officials would be working hard once again. We used the same format as last year by inter mingling contact with non contact bouts. As usual, the smaller the competitor, the more the crowd cheered the fighters on.

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This years tournament was boosted along with fighters coming from as far away as Hobart (Tas) in the south, to Townsville in the north and Griffith in the west. There was also a competitor from Papua New Guinea who at the last minute had some visa problems and had to miss the event but he has said that he will be back next year.

This year’s results are;

Full Contact
Male open heavyweight 1st Russell Couper (Townsville)
  2nd Chris Gale (Nerang)
  3rd Dale Heald (Burnie Tas)
Male open middleweight 1st Ben Ajamian (Currumbin)
  2nd Andrew Fuchs (Nerang)
  3rd Josh Cooke (Nerang)
Male Novice up to 5th kyu 1st Ned Riggs (Brisbane)
  2nd William Brook (Lismore)
  3rd Matt Roser (Palm Beach)
Male 16-17 years 1st Daniel Buckley (Ipswich)
Male 13-15 years 1st Bryan Jacobson (Mackay)
  2nd Timothy Pollock (Tweed Heads)
  3rd Peter Best (Palm Beach)
Male 10-12 years 1st Ethan Cannon (Kick Start Fitness Townsville)
Female open heavyweight 1st Melanee Barclay (Townsville)
  2nd Erin Pinkney (Mackay)
Female open lightweight 1st Leticia Farres (Griffith)
Female novice up to 5th kyu 1st Leah Haar (Townsville)
  2nd Mary Peach (Townsville)
Female 13-15 years 1st Shannon Cole (Mackay)
Male 5th kyu and under 1st Steven Zambon (Griffith)
Male 15-17 years 1st Timothy Pollock (Tweed Heads)
Male 10-12 years 1st Blake Wurr (Townsville)
  2nd Hamish Webber (Palm Beach)
  3rd James Robins (Nerang)
Male & Female 8-9 years 1st Barry Pillado (Ipswich)
Female open 1st Amber Moore (Ipswich)
Female 10-12 years 1st Ashley Schweitzer (Nerang)
  2nd Sarah Merrett (Townsville)
  3rd Rhiannon Wyvill (Ipswich)
Male & Female 7 years and under 1st Sarah Wurr (Townsville)
  2nd Kaito Nelson (Ipswich)
  3rd Jayla Hargraves (Ipswich)
state titles 2011

There was also a trophy for the Most Spirited Fighter. The recipient of this trophy is selected by the officials. This went to Barry Pillado of the Ipswich Dojo, and at 20 kg he showed what this trophy was all about. In his last fight he gave away 10 kg to his opponent, but this did not deter him giving us a display of the spirit that founded Kyokushin Karate.

This year we were fortunate to have some senior official’s journey to our tournament for the day. I would like to express my gratitude to them all. They were Sensei Jon Vokerts from the Bondi Junction Dojo in Sydney, along with Sensei’s Narelle Lovelle and Trevor Purcell of the Freshwater Creek Dojo in Victoria, and Sensei Frank Cirillo of Griffith NSW. I would also like to thank the Queensland Officials that gave their time to attend.

state titles 2011



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