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  • NTC Open 22nd April 2012

    More than 300 players took part at this years NTC Open at the Wildcats Arena in Nottingham. There were teams from all over the UK from Scotland down to Southampton and even some international teams taking part. Scorpions had a team of 19 players and won a fantastic 10 GOLD, 2 SILVER & 4 BRONZE and came 1st place Team overall.

    The winners are below:

    GOLD MEDALS were won by BEN TALMAN in the senior male +87kgs, Ben defeated an Italian player in the quarter final 10-5 before an infatic win over Quest Tkd in them semi-final winning 10-0, His final was much closer, however Ben still came out on top against the Scottish Player from Central winning his final 6-5. Another senior male win was from KEVIN LIDGETT in the -87kgs, Kev defeated Team Ultimate 8-5 in the quarter final then had a 6-3 victory over Hawk Tkd in the semi-final, he finally won his final 2-0 against Shadow Tkd. Scorpions then won 2 of the smallest mens weights, KIERAN YOUNG won senior male-54kgs, Kieran had India in the quarter finals, unfortunatley the player didnt come to the ring and was a walk over. Kieran then faced Pilsung in the semi-final who he beat 12-3, a much closer match in the final saw Kieran defeat the player from Taekwondo Machine on golden point after drawing the match 10-10 in a very exciting match. NIALL GIBSON was our other senior male winner, winning -58kgs. Niall defeated Team Ultimate in the final 6-0 to win the gold. In the Junior division AIDEN MORLEY won the -55kgs division, Aiden defeated Liverpool Elite 6-5 in the semi-final before winning on golden point in the final against Gurumu Tkd after drawing the match 2-2. In the Cadets ADAM WARNER won gold in the -45kgs division, Adam won his quarter final 4-3 against NTC, then won his semi-final against Doncaster All Stars 1-0, he then faced BTS in the final and won gold after winning the match 4-3. Another Gold in the Cadet males was won by BEN TUCKER, Unfortunatley Ben wasnt tested and stopped his opponent in the final of the +53kgs division from NTC to win gold. In the Peewee divsions, MACEY HENNESSEY won her 2nd Open Championships winning the female -21kgs open grade she defeated Liverpool Elite in the semi-final 6-4 and then went onto win the final on golden point against Liverpool Academy after drawing the match 18-18. Another peewee winner was SHANE BURGIN in the novice male -26kgs. Shane won 3 matches winning his 1st match on golden point against Quest Tkd and then beat another Quest competitor in the semi-final and won 11-1 he then won his final against Gurumu 6-5 to win gold. The last gold was won by IAN BALL in the Novice male -80kgs group, Ian won his division with ease winning his 1st match 11-3 then won his final against JM Tkd 7-2.

    SILVER MEDALS- Scorpions won 2 silvers these were won by ASHLEY & OLIVER BALL, Oliver had 4 matches winning 3 of them 6-1 against Chi Tkd, 13-1 against Nomad Tkd and 9-8 against Puma, he lost his final against Quest Tkd 3-9 in the peewee male -22kgs. Ashley was in the cadet male -33kgs Novice group and lost his final 2-6 against Gurumu.

    BRONZE MEDALS - DANIEL BROWN won Bronze in the peewee male -30kgs division, Daniel won his 1st match 2-0 against Danum Tkd before losing out in the semi-final against Swat Tkd 8-11. TERRI-LEIGH HENNESSEY lost out in her semi-final against Liverpool Academy 8-13 in the cadet female -33kgs. RYAN HOLMES also lost his semi-final in the Novice male senior -80kgs against JM Tkd 0-8 and DOMINIC NAYLOR won bronze after having to pull out through injury half way through his match against Team Ultimate in the Junior Male -51kgs.

    Well Doen also to Ryan Butt, Ben Carson and Eben Thompson who also competed.

    Coaches on the day were Peter Adamsons, Adele Deakes, Tony Morgan & Andy Warner.

    We also won a BRONZE medal in the Poomsae well done to LORNA BALL who won a Bronze medal in the female novice child division. Coach for the day was Stephen Naylor.

    A massive well done to everyone who competed!

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