North-South Taikai, 3/20/05, San Jose

Registration packets were handed out to the dojo representatives at the February Board meeting. The packets include forms and complete contact information. The following invitation was transcribed from the cover letter.

Northern California Kendo Federation will be hosting the 47th annual North-South kendo tournament on March 20, 2005. All SCKF dojo's are cordially invited to participate in the tournament. It is my pleasure to present you the following invitation:

       Event: 47th Annual North-South Tournament
        Date: March 20, 2005
Registration: 8:00 A.M. - 9:00 A.M.
    Location: Leigh High School
              5210 Leigh Ave.
              San Jose, Ca 95124
        Cost: No charge for tournament registration or bento for participants and
              shinpan.  Bentos for any non-participant guests are $8.00 each.
     RSVP By: February 27, 2005
     RSVP To: Mr. Mike Miname
              2nd Vice President, NCKF

    Brackets: Women:        14 years and older (any rank)
              Youth:        10 years and under
                            11-13 years
                            14-17 years
              Adult kyu:    18 years and older (Kyu only)
              Seniors:      50 years and older (Yudansha)
              Yudansha:     1-2 Dan
                            3-4 Dan
                            5 Dan and above
                 Note: a kenshi can only participate in one individual division

              Team matches: Youth team (7 members, Non Yudansha)
                            Yudansha team (7 members, any rank)
                            Women's team (5 members, any rank)
                            Kodansha team (5 members, 6 dan up and 45 yrs+)
                 Note: team members will be selected the day of the tournament
Enclosed with the invitation, please find the entry roster form, shinpan list, and extra bento form. If there are any questions or concerns please e-mail me or call me. As always, we are looking forward to seeing all of you.

Best Regards,

Mike Minami
2nd V.P. NCKF

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