Friendship Cup 2020


Date: Feb 29, 2020 to Feb 29, 2020

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Registration Fee:


Individual: 1-2 Divisions; $60.00,
3 Divisions; $65.00
Team: $70.00

FRIENDSHIP CUP 2020 FAMILY RATES

Applies only to immediate family members (husbands and wives, parents and children) in individual competition divisions.
Family rates do not apply to team competition divisions.
Rate Scale
1st Family Member 1-2 Event(s) = $60.00 3 Events = $65.00
2nd Family Member 1-2 Event(s) = $55.00 3 Events = $60.00
3rd Family Member 1-2 Event(s) = $50.00 3 Events = $55.00
4th Family Member 1-2 Event(s) = $45.00 3 Events = $50.00

Tournament Contact Information:
Isao Gary Tsutsui
igtsutsui2491@gmail.com
720-253-4307

Venue & Location:
Colorado School of Mines - Lockridge Arena
1651 Elm Street
Golden, CO 80401


Tournament Information:
Tournament Info Packet: Open

Tournament Background:
Letter of Invitation
Tournament Information
Coaches Information
Directions to Venue

FRIENDSHIP CUP 2020



December 1, 2019

Dear Sensei,

On behalf of Colorado Budokan, I would like personally to extend an invitation to you, your athletes, and your coaches to Friendship Cup 2020 to be held at Colorado School Mines, Lockridge Arena, in Golden, Colorado on February 29, 2020.

Please note that adult 35-50 years Intermediate/Advanced divisions, 18+ years Team Kata Divisions, and Adult Kobudo will be begin competing at 9:00 A.M. followed immediately by children divisions.

Online competitor registration begins Monday, December 16, 2019 and will continue through Thursday, February 27, 2020. Mail-in competitor registrations must be postmarked by Saturday, February 22, 2020.

Please have your coaches read the Coaching Regulations, sign the Coach Code of Conduct, and send the Coach Code of Conduct postmarked by February 22, 2020. On-line registration is not available for coach passes. Each dojo may register and receive credentials for a maximum of three (3) coaches (maximum number of coaches determined by total number of athletes competing). Please advise your coaches they must attend the Referee, Judge, and Coaches meeting at 8:30 A.M. to receive their credentials.

The Friendship Cup was established to promote karate-do and to provide a venue to make new friends, to see old friends, to share technical knowledge, and of course, to engage in spirited competition. I sincerely appreciate your support as Colorado Budokan continues to endeavor to provide you with a safe, challenging, and rewarding competitive experience.

May I ask you to please share this invitation and tournament information with your friends and colleagues?

Please honor us with your presence as a competitor, official, spectator, volunteer, or supporter in a wonderful celebration of friendship and competition. I look forward to meeting everyone in your delegation!

In the spirit of karate-do,
Isao Gary Tsutsui
Isao Gary Tsutsui
Tournament Director

FRIENDSHIP CUP 2020
Tournament Information

Tournament Date/Time: Saturday, February 29 2020
Competition begins 9:00 A.M.

Tournament Venue: Colorado School of Mines
Lockridge Arena
1651 Elm Street
Golden, Colorado 80401

Tournament General $7 (free for children age 4 and under)
Admission: $5 (Seniors age 65 or older)
Free (Colorado School of Mines Students with student ID)

Tournament Schedule: Referee, Judge, Coach meeting at 8:30 A.M.
Competition begins at 9:00 A.M
9:00 A.M. – Adults 35-50+ years: Intermediate/Advanced divisions
Adults 18+ team kata
Adults 18+ kobudo
9:30 A.M. – Children (age 17 & under): kata, kumite, kobudo, team
divisions.
1:00 P.M. – Adult (18+ years): kata, kumite, team kumite
Handicapped/Challenged divisions

Rules: USANKF Rules of Competition (modified)

Registration Deadline: Paper registrations must be postmarked by Sat., February 22, 2020
Coach Code of Conduct must be postmarked by Saturday, February 22, 2020
Online registration closes 11:00 pm Thursday, February 27, 2020
For online competitor registration go to: www.karateTmaster.com

● All competitors must pre-register
● No registrations tournament day
● Late registrations will not be accepted

Tournament Director: Isao Gary Tsutsui
Colorado Budokan
For Information: Colorado Budokan
www.coloradobudokan.com
e-mail: colorado.budokan.denver@gmail.com
720-253-7473



COMPETITION RULES


Rules: USANKF Rules of Competition (modified)

Kata:

All Beginner/Novice Divisions
1. Competitors perform simultaneously, two at a time.
2. Competitors may perform only katas listed:
Taikyoku
Heian – Pinan
Gekisai
Fukyu Kata
Kihon Kata
3. Competitors may repeat kata in all rounds.

Intermediate/Advanced Divisions
1. Competitors perform simultaneously, two at a time, in elimination rounds.
2. Competitors perform individually in the gold medal round.
3. May perform any kata.
4. Must perform a different kata (not performed in previous round) in the gold medal round.

Kumite: Match time and scoring.
1. All divisions up to and including age 11: 1-1/2 minutes, stop time, 8 point ceiling (first
competitor to attain 8 points wins).
2. All divisions age 12 and up (except Division K27 and K29): 2 minutes, stop time, 8 point
ceiling (first competitor to attain 8 points wins).
3. Divisions K27 and K29: 3 minutes stop time, 8 point spread.

Prohibited Behavior:
1. Age 11 and under: No touch or contact to the head, face, or neck is allowed with
hand techniques.
Non-injurious, "skin touch" allowed to the head, face, and neck with foot
techniques.
Non-injurious, controlled touch to the body allowed with hand and foot techniques.
No sweeps or take-downs.
2. Age 12 - 17 yrs.: No touch or contact to the head, face, or neck is allowed with
hand techniques.
Non-injurious, "skin touch" allowed to the head, face, and neck with foot
techniques.
Non-injurious, controlled touch to the body allowed with hand and foot techniques.
3. Age 18 yrs. and older: Non-injurious, “skin touch” allowed to the head, face, and
neck with hand and foot techniques.
Non-injurious, controlled touch to the body allowed with hand and foot techniques.
Ten Second Rule: No ten second rule for divisions up to and including age 11.
Mandatory Equipment:
1. All divisions: all white karate-gi (dojo patch permitted), fist guards (red, blue),
mouth guard, groin protector (males).
Optional Equipment:
1. White head gear, shin pads/foot pads (WKF type), body protector.

Team Champion:
1. To be determined by the highest aggregate score resulting from all team divisions.
Placings in each division:
first place = 3 points, second place = 2 points, third place = 1 point.
Scores from multiple team entries from the same dojo in the same division will not be
combined, e.g., if Colorado Budokan Team A and Colorado Budokan Team B are
competing in division TK1 their scores cannot be combined. Each team will be
considered a separate entity.



COACHING

1. Coaches’ official dress.
a. All coaches shall wear a tracksuit including athletic type shoes. No open toe shoes,
sandals, or flip flops allowed while on the competition floor.
b. No ball caps or hats will be allowed on the competition floor.
2. Coaches must sign Coach Code of Conduct.
3. Coaches must obey all event rules and procedures.
4. Coaches are allowed on the competition floor only for facilitating the event, coaching
athletes and insuring a fair and unbiased sporting environment. NOT spectating.
5. Coaches are prohibited from using communication devices such as cell phones and
“walkie-talkies” while coaching their athletes.
6. Coaches are prohibited from videotaping or photographing on the competition floor.
7. Competition floor access.
a. Each dojo may have a maximum of three coaches (1 coach/1-5 competitors, 2
coaches/6-10 competitors, 3 coaches/ 11+ competitors) on the competition floor.
b. Coaches are allowed on the competition floor only when their athlete is: 1) engaged in
a kumite match, 2) the “on deck competitor,” or 3) the next competitor up after the “on
deck” competitor.
c. Coaches must stay in the area assigned to them while in the competition area.
d. Coaches are required to be seated at the ring while waiting for their athlete to
compete.
e. Coaches may not stand around the tatami.
f. No coaches will be allowed on the competition floor for kata divisions.
8. Official protest.
a. Coaches cannot ask for an explanation of judgment calls from any member of the
Referee Panel and Referee Committee.
b. No one may protest a judgment to the members of the Refereeing Panel
c. In the case of an administrative malfunction during a match in progress, the coach
may notify the Tatami Manager directly.
9. Score table and personnel
a. Coaches are strictly prohibited from being behind the score table at any time.
Unauthorized people can distract table personnel and affect the integrity of the score
and time keeping.
b. Coaches found disturbing table personnel will be removed immediately.
10. Coaches must listen to and obey all orders from the Referee Panel and Referee
Committee.
11. Anyone without proper coaching credentials and attire will not be allowed to coach on the
competition floor.
12. Any discourteous behavior from a member (athlete, coach, parent, relative, friend) of an
official delegation can earn the disqualification of a competitor, the entire team, or
delegation from the tournament.
13. All coaches must attend the Referee, Judge, and Coach meeting before the start of
Friendship Cup 2020 to receive their credentials.



COACH CODE OF CONDUCT


Friendship Cup 2020 is committed to the highest standards of sport karate and expects all coaches to honor the traditions
and spirit of karate-do.

I understand as a Coach participating in Friendship Cup 2020, there are responsibilities, expectations, and duties attached
to my position. Additionally, my position is one of authority and it is critical to the development of athletes and the
technical integrity of traditional karate-do.

As an official Coach of Friendship Cup 2020, I hereby agree to:

1. Obey and abide by Friendship Cup 2020 rules, regulations, protocols, and procedures.
2. Conform to the appropriate dress codes and always maintain the highest standards of
conduct.
3. Conduct myself in a manner that “honors karate-do.”

4. Respect and support tournament officials and volunteers.

5. Not indulge in conduct which would incite athletes or spectators against officials.
6. Quietly and privately address all concerns to the Head Official or Tournament Director at the
appropriate time when any problem with the officiating occurs.
7. Refrain from using profane or abusive language and obscene gestures.
8. Refrain from use of alcohol, un-prescribed drugs or other controlled substances which could
impair my judgment or abilities as a Coach.
9. Refrain from making disparaging or personal remarks about competitors, officials, or their
performance(s) at all times.
10. Always endeavor to promote the history, philosophy, and techniques of traditional karate-do.

I hereby confirm that I have read the Coach Code of Conduct, that I agree to and shall
comply with the terms and conditions
contained therein, and I fully understand the expectations hereafter imposed upon me as a
Coach at Friendship Cup 2020.



___________________________________________________________________________
(Printed Name)


___________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________
(Signature) Date)


This form must be postmarked by Saturday, February 22, 2020






DIRECTIONS TO COLORADO SCHOOL OF MINES
Lockridge Arena ∙ 1651 Elm Street ∙ Golden, Colorado 80401


From Denver (via I-70):
West on I-70, pass Kipling, pass Ward Road, take next exit west on Highway 58 (exit 265, marked Golden, Central City, Colorado School of Mines), exit at Washington Avenue, left on Washington Avenue, right on 19th Street, right on Elm Street. Lockridge Arena is located at the intersection of Elm and 17th Street.

From Denver (via 6th Avenue):
West on 6th Avenue, pass I-70 West exit, pass Colfax, turns into Highway 6, right at the second stop light (19th
Street), left on Elm Street (first round-about). Lockridge Arena is located at the intersection of Elm and 17th
Street.

From Colorado Springs:
North on I-25 to Denver, west on Highway 470 (exit 194 to Grand Junction), pass Highway 285, immediately after the sign marked US 6/6th Avenue, take I-70 west (left 2 lanes), take 6 West/6th Avenue West (left 2 lanes), right at the second stop light (19th Street), left on Elm Street (first round-about). Lockridge Arena is located at the intersection of Elm and 17th Street.

From Fort Collins:
South on I-25 to Denver, west on Highway 76 (Exit 216B to Arvada/Grand Junction), west on I-70, pass Kipling, pass Ward Road, take next exit west on Highway 58 (exit 265, marked Golden, Central City, Colorado School of Mines), exit at Washington Avenue, left on Washington Avenue, right on 19th Street, right on Elm Street (first round-about). Lockridge Arena is located at the intersection of Elm and 17th Street.



Medical Release:
By clicking the "I Agree" you are electronically signing this agreement indicating that you have read, and understood the terms and conditions, refund policy, and release of liability, you are 18 years of age or older or the parent or legal guardian of the minor registering for this tournament or event. In the case of registering a minor you attest that the name entered as the parent or legal guardian is the name of the person accepting the agreement and you are in fact the parent or legal guardian of the registered minor.

RELEASE AGREEMENT - READ CAREFULLY BEFORE SIGNING
I understand that karate is a very dangerous martial art involving forceful physical contact, that it is likely to incite aggressive behavior which is beyond the control of Friendship Cup 2020 (“FC 2020”), Colorado Budokan ("CB"), and Colorado School of Mines (“CSM”), that severe injuries or death may result from my participation in the activities of this martial art, and I fully and knowingly accept these risks. I therefore release FC 2020, CB, CSM, their officers, agents, and employees, any and all volunteers or paid instructors from any and all liability, now and in the future, arising from or in connection with the activities of and concerning FC 2020, CB, and CSM.
Further, I understand that any medical treatment given to me will be of a first aid treatment type only.
Further, I certify that I am physically and emotionally sound, have medical approval to proceed with rigorous exercise, including physical contact, and assume full responsibility for my own well-being. I hereby waive any and all rights I may have to bring any legal action against FC2020, any participant, CB, CB member, CSM, CSM representative, or anyone else in connection with any injury I may suffer as a result of my participation in FC 2020.

Further, I release the FC 2020, CB, and CSM from any and all liability, which would, could, or might arise from any act of omission on its part in connection with the FC2019, the CB, and CSM.

If under 18 years of age, the approval of a parent or legal guardian is required.

I have read and understood the above.

_______________________________________________________________
(Signature) _________________ (Date)

__________________________________________________________________
(Signature of Parent/Guardian)
______________________(Date)


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