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b) Download Fall Classic Schedule and Details
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d) Check out the schedule and event details
e) View the Fall Classic Event Map
f) View the Fall Classic Judging Assignments
All participants, instructors and their studios must be currently registered with the World Tang Soo Do Association. Competitors of all ages and the following ranks: Tiny Tiger/Little Dragon, 10th Gup to 3rd Dan* are eligible to compete and must wear the official WTSDA white Dobohk and solid color belts. Students will compete at the rank and age listed on their registration form**.
**If you are promoted after registration, please speak with your instructor if you would like to adjust your rank on your registration. Note that a rank adjustment may be made under the following conditions:
- Communication by CHIEF INSTRUCTOR ONLY (please no communication from individual students/parents)
- Through email to Master Nicole Peterman at WTSDARegion8@yahoo.com before September 29
Each competitor receives a participant wristband (orange) and one complimentary spectator wristband (orange). Non-competing children 5 years of age and under may enter free. Additional wristbands may be purchased with this registration or at the door for $5.
||Tiny Tiger/Little Dragon**
|Early (by September 15):
|Final (by October 14, 11 PM):
Grandmaster Beaudoin will lead a class on Sunday, October 29 from 9:00-10:15 AM for Gup students and from 10:30 AM-12 PM for Cho Dan Bo and Dan students. The class will be open to Gup and Dan students at no cost.^
Participants save up to $25 off the full registration fee by registering early.
**Please only select Tiny Tiger if your young child:
A 15% discount off the registration fee will be applied to registrations with three or more participants in the same household completed online at the same time. Registrations submitted separately or registrants from separate households are not eligible for a discount.
- 1. has officially enrolled in a Tiny Tiger/Little Dragon program at their studio (not WTSDA 10th Gup or above) and
- 2. has submitted a membership form to WTSDA
For questions about your registration, contact:
Master Nicole Peterman
Event Location and Accommodations:
|Kalahari Resorts & Conventions,
250 Kalahari Blvd,
Pocono Manor, PA 18349
GPS coordinates: 41.104916, -75.382005
|5 PM, Kalahari Room Doors Open in West Foyer
||8:00 AM, Kalahari Room Doors Open in West Foyer
||8:45 AM, Zambezi Room Doors OpenPre-registered students (green wristbands) may gather quietly in the West Foyer near the River Rooms prior to their class to be ready for entrance. There will be no spectator seating for these classes.
5:30 PM, Judges Meeting (Empress Room)
8:30 AM, Judges Meeting (Empress Room)
||9:00 AM, Class with Kwan Chang Nim for Gup students (River Rooms)
|6 PM, Welcome
||9 AM, Opening Ceremonies & Awards & Promotions (Kalahari Room)
||10:30 AM, Class with Kwan Chang Nim for Cho Dan Bo and Dan students (River Rooms)
|Creativity followed by
Youth and Adult Dan competition (Kalahari Room)
Competition continues (Kalahari and River Rooms)
- Tiny Tigers/Little Dragons
- Special Needs
- Senior Gup students
- Youth Gup students
- Adult Gup students
- Regional Cup Presentations
Fall Classic Information
The Championship will follow the recognized rules of the World Tang Soo Do Association. Rule books are available from WTSDA Headquarters. Permitted Hyung are listed in the Rule book and in the Fall Classic Invitation
Creativity is a team-based competition. Review the rule book for detailed guidelines.
- Only one entry per dojang
- Members can be of any gup or dan rank (up to Sam Dan), age, and gender
- All entries must submit through email a written description of the performance and music file or a web link of the performance and music file . Submissions must be sent to Master Nicole Peterman at email@example.com before September 30. After the receipt confirmation, we will notify you if the application is not accepted in a week or no later than October 8. Otherwise, the application is considered accepted.
- Creativity trophies will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and co-3rd places.
- All teams will receive a banner; non-placing teams will receive 4th place banners.
- Creativity division winners will NOT earn points towards grand champion/division champion cups.
As always, there will be many competitive divisions for participants of all ages and eligible ranks. Individuals may compete in Forms (Hyung), Sparring (Dae Ryun), and Weapon Forms (Brown belt students & higher).
- Tiny Tigers/Little Dragons
- Youth (10th Gup & above - up to age 17)
- Adult (18 to 34)
- Senior (35 years and older)
- Special Needs
Division numbers will be assigned after all competitor applications have been received and may be combined or split at the discretion of the championship management.
There will be 1st, 2nd, 3rd and co-3rd in each category. All participants 10 years old and younger who have not received 1st, 2nd, 3rd or co-3rd medals will receive a participation medal.
Only the students from studios registered in Region 8 are eligible for the Region 8 grand champion trophies. Grand and Division Champions are chosen by total points accumulated; 1st place - 10 points; 2nd place - 8 points; 3rd place - 5 points. To be eligible for the grand and division champion trophies, divisions must have a minimum of four participants.
Two Regional cups will be awarded for Male and Female Adult Black Belt. Division Cups will be awarded for Senior Male and Female Black Belt divisions, Youth Male and Female Black Belt divisions, Senior Male and Female Gup divisions, Adult Male and Female Gup divisions, and Youth Male and Female Gup divisions.
Dan Cup winners must be present at the closing ceremony or those Cups will be awarded to 2nd place winners. Gup Division Cups may be accepted by Studio Owners on behalf of the winning gup student, if the gup student is no longer present.
We need your assistance to make this event a success!
While anyone is welcome to help, Black belts in particular are encouraged to show their pride and honor by helping to ensure we have a safe and professional event. Consider your availability and register online through Event Manager.
Volunteers are needed for: Judging, Scorekeeping, Timekeeping, Wristband Sales, Photography Team, Security Team, Souvenir Sales Team, Set-up Team, Clean-up Team, Building and Scholarship Fund, and other areas. Please be generous with your time!
Watch here for Judging Assignments
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