From all us at Kendo Ontario, good luck to all competitors at this weekend’s JCCC Senior Kendo Tournament!
Here are a few reminders and updates for you.
Friday, November 24th (tonight)
Pre-registration is available from 7:30 ~ 9:00 p.m.
The registration desk will be open to receive waivers and payment if they haven’t been mailed / emailed already.
Please note: the tournament package will not be handed out until Saturday, November 25th.
Shinai Weighing: 7:30 ~ 9:00 p.m.
Those who wish to weigh their shinai can do so Friday evening. The stamped shinai(s) will NOT be returned to you until the morning of the tournament. A maximum of 3 shinais can be weighed and stamped.
There is a free practice / keiko from 7:30 ~ 8:45 p.m. at the JCCC dojo. All are welcome to join.
Saturday, November 25th
JCCC will be open at 7:30 a.m.
Registration and Shinai Weighing will start at 7:30 a.m.
For those who are shinpan, there is a meeting at 8:00 a.m.
The opening ceremony will start at 8:30 a.m. and the tournament will start at 9:00 a.m.
4th Dan and Above Category
The 4th Dan and Above Individual Category will start at 9:00 a.m. 2 quadrants of the tree are scheduled to start at the beginning of the tournament while the remaining 2 quadrants are scheduled to start after lunch. This arrangement has been executed previously at other tournaments and enables a better availability of higher ranked shinpan throughout the day and to referee the 4th Dan and Above Category itself.