Markham City Open
Markham Pan Am Centre
November 20, 2021

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This is the last OKF Recreational League points event of the season.
Registration starting soon

With full CoVid safety protocols in place, the Markham City Open, in partnership with the Ontario Karate Federation, is proud to offer recreational athletes a platform to test their abilities in the martial art disciplines of karate and kobudo. Divisions will be individual kata, team kata, kobudo, and individual kumite.

This year, we are extremely proud to be hosting the event at the Markham Pan Am Centre. Markham’s premier venue for sports. As part of a 2 day collaborative event, MCO is hosting recreational athletes on Saturday, November 20th, 2021 and as a crescendo, the OKF follows up with its elite team selection event on the Sunday.

It is important that you read and comply with the new tournament structure for the safety of our community and families. We can’t wait to see you and all the action in person.    

MCO 2021 Details 

Location: Markham Pan Am Centre, 16 Main Street, Markham, ON, L3R 2E4
Event Date: Saturday, November 20th, 2021
Draw Sheet Publication: Thursday, November 18, 2021
Eliminations Start Times (Tentative):
08:30 – 11:30 Ages 12 – 15
12:00 – 3:00 Ages 5 and under to 11
3:30 – 5:00 Ages 16 years to 35 and over 

Recreational Athletes Only

  • This event is open to athletes who are not presently representing their provincial/state or national teams.

Divisions

  • Team Kata (Male and female combined, 3 athletes, all belts)
    • 12 to 15 years
    • 16 years and older
  • Individual Kata and Kobudo (Male and Female) (White to Orange, Green to Purple, Brown to Black)
    • Up to 5 years, 6 to 7 years, 8 – 9 years, 10 – 11 years
    • 12 – 13 years, 14 – 15 years
    • 16 – 17 years, 18 – 34 years, 35 years and older 
  • Individual Kumite (Male and Female) (White to Orange, Green to Purple, Brown to Black)
    • Up to 5 years, 6 to 7 years, 8 – 9 years, 10 – 11 years (all weights combined)
    • 12 – 13 years, 14 – 15 years (Light and heavy weight)
    • 16 – 17 years, 18 – 34 years, 35 years and older (Light and heavy weight)
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Entry Fees

  • 1 division $65
  • Each additional division $35
  • Spectator: $15 per person for 1 time slot or $25 per person for all day (Maximum 150 per time slot available) (This is a team fundraising initiative)  

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CoVid Safety Protocols

Pan Am Centre Competition Floor Capacity

  • 250 total including athletes, coaches, staff, and officials 
  • To accomplish the above requirements everyone is asked to do their share by abiding to the following.
    • Competition floor is limited to only officials, tournament staff, first responders, coaches, and athletes. No parents please.
    • Only 1 coach per team and per division is permitted on the competition floor
    • Please arrive no more than 45 minutes before your event scheduled. Fifteen minutes to register at the front desk and 30 minutes to warm up.
    • Please leave the facility when your divisions are over.
    • Minimize your time in the changing rooms. Better yet, arrive already changed. 
  • Pan Am Centre Competition Spectator Capacity

    • 250 total including non-competing athletes and parents 
    • To accomplish the above requirements everyone is asked to do their share by abiding to the following.
      • Limited spectator seats will be for sale by preorder only.
      • No more than 2 spectator wristbands will be available per athlete. (Depending on division size) 
      • The tournament has been divided into 3 time slots. You will only be able to purchase wristbands per time slot.  Limited all day wristbands are available.
      • Please leave the facility when your divisions are over.

Face Coverings/Masks

  • As per provincial ruling, face coverings are required in all indoor settings
  • Face coverings are removed only during an athlete’s actual bout  

Vaccinations

  • As per OKF guidelines. (Will update soon)

***These CoVid protocols could change without notice***

Rules

  • Kata Competition
    • Winners are determined by double elimination where athletes compete a minimum of two times to earn podium.
    • Athletes are permitted to compete in multiple divisions that are equal or higher to their age and experience.
    • Two athletes compete at the same time.
    • Winners of bout will be determined by flags.
    • Winners move to one pool and non-winners move to another pool
    • White to purple belt may repeat kata consecutively.
    • Brown and black belt cannot repeat kata consecutive rounds but may repeat in alternate rounds. Therefore there is a 2 kata minimum.
    • Only Katas from the official WKF Kata list are permitted.
  • Kobudo Competition
    • Winners of bout will be determined by points
    • All divisions may repeat the same kata consecutively.
    • Only Bo, Sai, Nunchaku, Eku, and Tonfa are permitted  
  • Kumite
    • Winners are determined by double elimination where athletes compete a minimum of two times to earn podium.
    • Athletes are permitted to compete in multiple divisions that are equal or higher to their age and experience.
    • WKF point system is used. (One point for tsuki, two points for chudan geri, 3 points for jodan geri) 
    • Helmets, chest protector, gloves, shin protectors, groin protector (male) and gum shields are mandatory for all divisions. (Must be of WKF style and any colour) 
    • Due to CoVid safety protocols, you must bring your own safety equipment. None will be provided on loan. An athlete entering the match without safety equipment will be disqualified.  
  • No jewelry is permitted on the tatami.
  • Long hair must be tied back
  • If glasses are required, they must be covered with properly fitted safety goggles
  • White uniforms only sized as per WKF requirements (Does not need to be WKF approved) 
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