Back on Friday 20th May 2011, the Gibraltar Taekwondo Association held it's 9th Junior Kyorugi (Sparring), 7th Junior Poomsae (Patterns), 4th Senior Kyorugi (Sparring) and 6th Senior Poomsae (Patterns) National Championships.

A total of 70 participants took part in the event, which consisted of Sparring and Patterns in different categories. The event was conducted by Masters Edward & Ernest Garcia 5th Dan, together with the assistance of all the Instructors and some senior members.

Here are the competition results:

JUNIORS - POOMSAE (PATTERNS) - INDIVIDUALS
GROUP 1
1st - Macy Cornelio & Stanley John Olivero
2nd - Sebastian Brancato
3rd - Kelsey Cornelio
GROUP 2
1st - Craig Gill
2nd - Qasim Abbassi
3rd - Evan Dalmedo
GROUP 3
1st - Megan Ruiz
2nd - Chris John Fortuna
3rd - Ethan Brancato

JUNIORS - POOMSAE (PATTERNS) - PAIRS
GROUP 1
1st - Megan Ruiz & Chris John Fortuna
2nd - Ethan Brancato & Kelly-Ann Cooper
3rd - Macy Cornelio & Stanley John Olivero

SENIORS - POOMSAE (PATTERNS) - INDIVIDUALS
DAN GRADE - SENIORS
1st - Alexander Trinidad
2nd - Brandon Tosso
DAN GRADE - JUNIORS
1st - Lorena Garcia
2nd - Dana Garcia
3rd - Brian Devine
KUP GRADE - SENIORS
1st - John Robba
2nd - Naill Francis
3rd - Joseph Sanchez

JUNIORS - KYROUGI (SPARRING) - EXHIBITION 
GROUP 1
1st - Alex Advani & Luis Thoppil-Poyatos
2nd - Dyer Evans & Tim Rodionov
3rd - Kelsey Cornelio & Giovanni Lagomasino

JUNIORS - KYROUGI (SPARRING)
GROUP 1
1st - Stanley John Olivero
2nd - Craig Gill
3rd - Sebastian Brancato
GROUP 2
1st - Megan Ruiz
2nd - Chris Fortuna
3rd - Ethan Brancato & Kelly-Ann Cooper

SENIORS - KYROUGI (SPARRING)
GROUP 1
Joseph Sanchez 8 - 14 Shaun Pocock
Giovanni Martinez 0 - 1 Khazaali Yassir
John Robba 8 - 7 Niall Francis
Jake Pocock 13 - 4 Brian Devine

Every participant/instructor/helper received a club T-Shirt and Bag.

Both Masters Edward and Ernest Garcia are extremely delighted with the outstanding performance of their pupils at the Championships. They are very much looking forward to the forthcoming Strait Games and their attendance at International Championships during the forthcoming autumn. 

The Gibraltar Taekwondo Association would like to take this opportunity to congratulate it's members for their recent achievement. Also, a big thank you to all the instructors for their dedication and time spent preparing their members for the Championships and to the GSLA for their help with the facilities at the Stadium. Special thanks to Brandon Tosso 2nd Dan and Jake Pocock, for their committment with the Junior members, helping them increase their level of performance at the Championships.


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