Great Day at the INTA National Championships 2014
Saturday the 3rd of October saw the INTA host their largest national championships to date. With just over 500 competitors, 8 ring councils, 6 rings and students from over 30 clubs around the country, the competition got off to a great start.
This year the INTA were delighted to welcome friends from Northern Ireland and Scotland.
The Special Technique competition for junior competitors took place first, quickly followed by their pattern competitions and later by sparring. This was followed by more senior colour belts and the the tournament culminated with the senior black belt patterns and sparring.
Mr Nigel Stobie (VI) (head of the umpire council) was available throughout the day to guide and assist any new umpires. The morning session offered recently qualifed black belts a great opportunity to gain experience in in assisting on the table and helping out the ring councils.
Mr Wezelman (III) worked tirelessly to ensure that the day ran smoothly and together with his tournament committee enables a fantastic tournament for all who took part.
Master Brendan O’Toole (VIII), Master Val Douglas (VIII), Master Martin and Master Donnelly attended the tournament and were delighted with the success of the day.