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2019 All California Open Kendo Tournament
Sunday 9/1/19
Fresno CA

The Central California Kendo Federation is hosting the 2019 All California Open Kendo Tournament in Fresno, California, over Labor Day weekend.

Tentative plan:

  • Location: Fresno City College (FCC)
    1101 E University Ave, Fresno CA 93741

  • Sat 8/31/19
    • open godokeiko
      • location: FCC practice gym
      • time: 4:30-5:30pm
    • welcome party
      • location: tbd
      • time: 7pm

  • Sun 9/1/19: Tournament
    • Location: CSUF south gym (updated 5/25)
    • Opening ceremonies: 9am
    • Shinpan-cho: Masashi Shikai
    • Divisions
      note: ages are as of 9/1/19
      • 10 and under kyu
      • 11-13 kyu
      • 14-17 kyu
      • Adult kyu (18 and over)
      • Women's (14 and over, kyu and dan)
      • 1dan - 3dan
      • 4dan and above
      • Senior (50 and over, any rank)
      • Super senior (65 and over, 4dan and above)
      • 13-Member Federation Team
        • 1 kenshi: 10 and under kyu
        • 1 kenshi: 11-13 kyu
        • 1 kenshi: 14-15 kyu
        • 2 kenshi: 16-17 kyu
        • 1 kenshi: adult kyu
        • 2 women: kyu or dan, 14 and over
        • 2 kenshi: yudansha
        • 1 kenshi: 40-49, any rank
        • 2 senior: 50 and over, 5dan and above
  • Fees and donations
    • Early Bird Entry Fee: (by 7/1/19): $15
    • Final Entry Fee: (by 7/31/19): $20
    • Bento: tbd ($12-13?)
    • Booklet ads: tbd
    • Donation table
  • Shiai Rules:
    • Competitors can only participate in one individual division
    • Time Limits
      • All individual divisions except Yudansha and Senior: 3 minutes, 1 minute encho, hantei (except semifinals and finals)
      • Individual Yudansha & Senior divisions: 4 minutes, 1 minute encho, hantei (except semifinals and finals)
      • Team Competition: 3 minutes, no encho
        in case of tie: ippon shobu daihyosen
    • Participants must supply their own mejirushi
    • Shinpan must wear shinpan uniform (coat and tie)
  • Toban:
    • 6 courts (one each NCKF, SCKO, WKF, CCKF; two SCKF)
      each court: 2 coordinators, 2 scorekeepers, 2 timekeepers, 1 recorder, 2 tasuki
    • 40 shinpan
  • 4/1/19: summary of note from Hosokawa sensei:
    • Not knowing when the official entry forms will be sent, I have made an early entry forms for SCKF (see xlsx)
    • Other notes:
      1. We will need volunteers to help man the court duties for 2 courts
      2. Anyone who is planning to try out for Team SCKF are highly recommended to sign up for this tournament.
      3. They are asking a lot of shinpans for this tournament, please make an effort for signing up for shinpan. Must wear shinpan uniform.
      4. Bento amount is not set. They are projecting the bento cost would be $12 to $13 per bento. Please do not send a check until official entry form is sent out. There is no complementary bentos for shinpans and volunteers.
      5. SCKF early bird deadline 6/22/19; final deadline 7/20/19
  • 5/25/19: summary of update from CCKF:
    • new venue: California State University, Fresno (CSUF) South Gym (Fresno Community College became unavailable due to floor restoration)
    • no vendors allowed, per the new contract with CSUF
    • registration materials will be sent on or about 6/15

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