2017 Australian Kendo Championship Results – Congratulations Victoria!

A great result for Victoria! 

From Jularaj, VKR secretary –

Congratulations to the Victorian squad that competed in the 42nd Australian Kendo Championships!

35 competitors from 7 clubs around Victoria joined together to take part in the competition held over the Easter weekend in Canberra. Out of the 10 divisions, Victorians came first in 4 divisions, second in 1 division, and third in 1 division:

  • Women Kyu Individual 1st Place: Winnie Wu (MUKC)
  • Men Dan Individual 3rd Place: Kazuya Kimura (MBK)
  • Kata Pairs 1st Place: Reuben Barnett (MBK), Jeffrey Khor (MUKEN)
  • Women Kyu Team 1st Place: Winnue Wu (MUKC), Emily Coady (MUKC), Genevieve Borley (MUKC)
  • Men Dan Team 1st Place: Richard T’en (MUKEN), Trent Reeve (Mumeishi), Kazuya Kimura (MBK), Will Wright (Tora), Tarl O’Mara (Ballarat)
  • Men Kyu Team 2nd Place: Harry Chow (MBK), Gorden Leung (MUKC), Duncan Pilcher (Fudoshin), Marc Veenstra (Ballarat), Brett Jeffreson (Ballarat)

Special congratulations to the Men Dan Team who are able to take back the championship flag after 5 years!

A great effort for everyone involved in the preparations up to this day – especially the Victorian squad coaching and management team, Tarl O’Mara / Trent Reeve and Kristine Ventura / Claire Heckel.

Provisional Full Results Below:

42nd Australian Kendo Championships 2017

Day 1. Saturday 15 April 2017.

Men’s Kyu Individuals:
1. M Inada (Tas)
2. D Murdock (Qld)

Women’s Kyu individuals:
1. W Wu (VIC)
2. G Mah (NSW)

Kata Teams
1. Victoria
2. Queensland

Women’s Dan Individuals:
1. J Song (NSW)
2. D Chun (NSW)

Men’s Dan Individuals:
1. J Lee (NSW)
2. A Tilbury (WA)

Day 2. Sunday 16 April 2017.

Men’s Kyu Teams
1. New South Wales
2. Victoria

Women’s Kyu Teams
1. Victoria
2. New South Wales

Veterans Individuals
(Dan holders over 45yo)
1. D Boyd (ACT)
2. N Tamura (Qld)

Women’s Dan Teams
1. NSW 1
2. NSW 2

Men’s Dan Teams
1. Victoria
2. South Australia
3. New South Wales

John Butler Trophy Award for Contribution to Kendo.
1. Sharyn Wragg (ACT)

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