4.3.2002 / Germany Open
Medails harvest in Germany
Already 7th year of the Germany Open Championship took place during the past weekend in Dortmund, Germany. The Czech national team has been taking part in this international tournament regularly in the last couple of years, the same this year. On Saturday, Juniors and Seniors colored belts compete and Juniors black belts as well. Sunday is devoted to Senior black belts and then to teams’ competitions. The team competitions have ITF rules modified a little bit, because teams have 3+1 member (instead of 5+1). Now step by step how the competitions went through.
Saturday competition started with an unprecedented 2 hours delay, which was reflected in competition finish time proportionally, instead of planned 8 pm the competitors were leaving the sports hall first at 10.30 pm :-( Following a short opening ceremony Pattern competitions started in all of the three rings. For national team newcomers this was next baptism of fire. But even though they showed themselves off as international experienced great fellows. In the concurrence of German, Dutch, Belgian and Lithuanian contestant they were doing very well, which is pointed to by results. The Pattern competition resulted in 1 medal for the Sonkal club (silver - Linda Deutschová). In the Junior 1.st dan category German rules modification appeared. Both of the contestants performed their free patterns separate and then the set one together. This fact resulted in very unfavorable and pointless extension of this category.
After the lunch break the Sparring competitions started at full stretch, in what our Linda defeated excellently both of the Lithuanian girl competitors and gained gold medal. Very good did Honza Mraček and Radek Košátko in Sparring.
Sunday was traditionally devoted to Senior black belts competitions. In comparison the previous years less competitors took part in matches this year. Because of injury of Tomáš Bobek, there was only one representative of us Hoang Quang Huy. He did pretty well in Patterns (tul) I. Dan, where he placed third. As for Czech colors the Pattern competitions meant other 1st positions of Věra Němcová (Pattern 1st dan), of Věra Khunová (Pattern II. dan) and of Rosťa Kaňka (IV. dan), and second positions of Jan Kubát, who was beated surprisingly in the final by a home contestant in the I. dan category, and of Petra Tošnarová (II. dan).
Following the individual competitions were team competitions (3+1 contestants). Smaller number of team members deprives just spectators, because choreography don’t come to the fore. Although our teams had been put together quickly and only a couple of dozens of minutes were devoted to drill, the final impressions were excessively good.
After the lunch break started successively Sparring competitions in all of the three rings. Huy had, in comparison with the last year, one contestant less in his weight category up to 54kg, but even this one showed off considerable strengthening and has been more than a sturdy rival. Huy achieved the first place. Other gold medals added Michal Košátko (up to 80kg) and Věra Khunová (up to 63kg).
In team competitions we had medal success as well, our girl teams got 1. and 3. positions, our boy team got 3. place (Huy).
1st place Cába Dušan, Pattern I. Dan
1st place Deutschová Linda, Sparring up to 48kg 4.-1. kup
1st place Hambergerová Ilona, Sparring up to 53kg I. Dan
1st place Holubová Karolína, Sparring up to 60kg I. Dan
1st place Jimenézová Aneta, Pattern I.-II. Dan
1st place Mraček Jan, Sparring up to 70kg I. Dan
1st place Rybová Kristýna, Sparring up to 53kg 4.-1. kup
1st place Sýkorová Barbora, Sparring up to 60kg 4.-1.kup
2nd place Cába Dušan, Sparring up to 58kg I. Dan
2nd place Čeleda Tomáš, Sparring up to 63kg I. Dan
2nd place Deutschová Linda, Pattern 4.-1. kup
2nd place Havlíček Roman, Sparring up to 70kg I. Dan
2nd place Holubová Karolína, Pattern I.-II. Dan
2nd place Jimenézová Aneta, Sparring up to 53kg I. Dan
2nd place Košátko Radek, Sparring up to 58kg 4.-1. kup
2nd place Kubešová Jaroslava, Sparring up to 60kg 4.-1. kup
2nd place Matějka Tomáš, Pattern 4.-1. kup
2nd place Mraček Jan, Pattern I. Dan
3rd place Hambergerová Ilona, Pattern I.-II. Dan
3rd place Holobrada Petr, Sparring up to 63kg I. Dan
3rd place Rybová Kristýna, Pattern 4.-1. kup
3rd place Sýkorová Barbora, Pattern 4.-1. kup
1st place Hoang Quang Huy, Sparring up to 54kg I. Dan
1st place Kaňka Rostislav, Pattern IV. Dan
1st place Khunová Věra, Sparring up to 63kg I. Dan
1st place Khunová Věra, Pattern II. Dan
1st place Kobylarz Michal, Sparring up to 80kg 4.-1. kup
1st place Košátko Michal, Sparring up to 80kg I. Dan
1st place Němcová Věra, Pattern I. Dan
1st place Oberreiterová Lada, Sparring up to 58kg I. Dan
2nd place Kobylarz Michal, Pattern 4.-1. kup
2nd place Kubát Jan, Pattern I. Dan
2nd place Němcová Věra, Sparring up to 58kg I. Dan
2nd place Tošnarová Petra, Sparring up to 70kg I. Dan
2nd place Tošnarová Petra, Pattern II. Dan
2nd place Vaněk Lukáš, Sparring up to 71kg I. Dan
3rd place Geberová Žaneta, Sparring up to 58kg I. Dan
3rd place Hoang Quang Huy, Pattern I. Dan
3rd place Klimešová Marcela, Sparring up to 70kg I. Dan
3rd place Košátko Michal, Pattern I. Dan
3rd place Stránská Markéta, Sparring up to 52kg I. Dan
1st place Team Men I, Pattern (Vaněk, Havlíček, Mraček, Matějka)
1st place Team Women I, Sparring (Geberová, Khunová, Tošnarová a Klimešová)
1st place Team Women II, Pattern (Oberreiterová, Němcová, Jimenézová, Sýkorová)
2nd place Team Women I, Pattern (Geberová, Khunová, Tošnarová, Klimešová)
3rd place Team Men II, Sparring (Kubát, Hoang, Košátko, Kobylarz)
3rd place Team Men II, Pattern (Kubát, Hoang, Košátko, Kobylarz)
3rd place Team Women II, Sparring (Oberreiterová, Němcová, Jimenézová, Sýkorová)