Hugo Kawamata wins Gold in the male 16/17 years division. Hugo battled through 4 rounds of kata to win the event. He is now automatically selected in the the QLD Karate Team to contest the National Titles in Hobart in August.
Khoa Nguyen claimed Bronze in the 14/15 years male kata. He was unlucky to draw the eventual winner in the first round. Khoa put in a great performance and will most likely be selected into the Qld Karate Team as well.
Evie Lukin in her first QLD Karate Championship won her first kata match but was bested in the playoff for 3rd. She put in a sterling performance and now has experience to draw on.
Kiarra Sawynok was unlucky to lose her 2nd round match, and despite winning Gold and Bronze respectively in the National Schools Karate Championship and the Australian Open Titles did not have an opportunity to playoff for a medal.
Tomorrow will see the sparring commence and Grace Kruger, William St. Baker and Cheyne McMahon will also enter the fray. We are hoping for good results tomorrow as well.