At recent Ilderton Open Karate Challenge
By Pat Payton
ILDERTON – Members of the Stonetown Karate Centre picked up four firsts, seven seconds and two thirds at the 10th annual Ilderton Open Karate Challenge here recently. It was billed as the ‘Biggest Small Town Tournament’ and held at Oxbow Public School.
Leading the way for the SKC competitors was Fox Houston. He picked up three trophies in the 7-8 year-old Intermediate division. Houston placed first in sparring and kata (forms), and was third in weapons.
Jalyne Lorentz earned a first in kata and a second in sparring in the 12-and-under Black Belt division. Isabelle Lariviere was first in kata and second in sparring in the 13-15 Novice division.
Brady Medd finished second in kata and weapons in the 13-15 Advanced division, and was also fourth in sparring.
Lisa Sheldon took second place in sparring in Adult Advanced women, while Nathan Campbell was second in sparring in the 7-8 Advanced division. Jaseena Cates placed second in weapons in the 7-8 Advanced division and third in kata.
In the 11-12 Intermediate division, Finley Houston collected three fourth-place finishes–in sparring, kata and weapons. Darren Campbell was fourth in sparring among Adult Advanced men.
Brady Campbell finished fifth in 6-and-under Little Dragons–an all techniques division. In his first tournament competition, Caleb Van der Wal was fifth in kata in the 7-8 Novice division.