Very, very early on the morning of Sunday 7th April, 15 competitors together with Instructors and Supporters travelled to Derby, England to compete in the ITF Midlands Open. Despite the early start and the journey, the East Coast competitors soon settled into the competition and performed well in the patterns rounds with places awarded in both the Senior and Junior sections.
Next up was the sparring rounds which saw almost all of the East Coast competitors being placed in their sections. For some competitors this was their first competition whilst others were competing in a new category since the grading last October. A total of 14 trophies were taken home to Ireland and congratulations go to all competitors for their participation and enthusiasm, a credit to their Instructors and their Club.
Chris McCabe 3rd place Sparring
Barry Brophy 1st place Sparring
Annmarie Brophy 3rd place Sparring
David Bowman 2nd place Sparring
Jessica Bass 2nd place Patterns 3rd place Sparring
Emma Tuthill 2nd place Patterns 1st place Sparring
Alex Connolly 2nd place Sparring
Ross Sutton 2nd place Patterns 1st place Sparring
Killian Hannon 3rd place Patterns
Scott Sutton 1st place Sparring
Daniel Fitzpatrick 3rd place Sparring