Location and Schedule

Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High School
13651 Hays Road
Spring Hill, Florida 34610

Registration
Click here to register for the 2019 SSG Taekwondo Championships.

Friday, May 17-Sunday, May 19, 2019

Friday, May 17, 2019: 6-9 p.m.
On-site Registration, Athlete & Coach Credential Pick-up/Check-in/Weigh-in ALL SATURDAY ATHLETES MUST CHECK-IN, PICK-UP CREDENTIALS & WEIGH-IN ON FRIDAY NIGHT.

Saturday, May 18, 2019
ALL TRADITIONAL POOMSAE, COLOR BELT SPORT POOMSAE (TEAM & PAIRS ONLY) AND SUNSHINE WARRIOR POOMSAE (FORMS), BREAKING AND WEAPONS DIVISIONS ALL BELTS ALL AGES; ALL COLOR BELT SPARRING; ALL SUNSHINE WARRIOR SPARRING; 11 AND UNDER BLACK BELT SPARRING COMPETITION

8:00 a.m.
Doors Open

8:30 a.m.
Referee Meeting

9:00 a.m.
Coaches Meeting

9:30 a.m.
Color Belts & Black Belts to holding area

10:00 a.m.
Standard Scoring Sunshine Warrior and Color Belt Poomsae Competition begins

12:00-5:00 p.m.
Athlete & Coach Credential Pick-up/Check-in/Weigh-in ALL SUNDAY ATHLETES MUST CHECK-IN, PICK-UP CREDENTIALS & WEIGH-IN ON SATURDAY NIGHT

Sunday, May 19, 2019
WTF/USAT BLACK BELT SPORT POOMSAE COMPETITION AND ALL 12 AND OLDER BLACK BELT SPARRING DIVISION COMPETITIONS; GRAND CHAMPION POOMSAE AND SPARRING COMPETITION WILL FOLLOW CONCLUSION OF THE POOMSAE AND SPARRING DIVISION COMPETITIONS.

8:00 a.m.
Doors Open

8:30 a.m.
Referee Meeting

9:00 a.m.
Coaches Meeting

9:30 a.m.
WTF/USAT Sport Poomsae Competitors to holding
12-14 Cadet Black Belt Sparring Competitors to holding

10:00 a.m.
WTF/USAT Sport Poomsae Competition begins
12-14 Cadet Black Belt Sparring begins

Events

Traditional Scoring Competition
Gyoroogi (Sparring):
White Belt
Yellow / Orange Belt
Green Belt
Blue / Purple Belt
Red / Brown Belt
Black Belt

Goypka (Breaking):
White Belt
Yellow / Orange Belt
Green Belt
Blue / Purple Belt
Red / Brown Belt
Black Belt

Weapons:
White Belt
Yellow / Orange Belt
Green Belt
Blue / Purple Belt
Red / Brown Belt
Black Belt

Power Breaking:
18+ Black Belt Only

Poomsae (Forms) – Traditional:
White Belt
Yellow / Orange Belt
Green Belt
Blue / Purple Belt
Red / Brown Belt
Black Belt / 1st Dan
Black Belt / 2nd Dan
Black Belt / 3rd Dan
Black Belt / 4th Dan & above

Sunshine Warrior Division ** – Standard Scoring – Saturday Competition
Gyoroogi (Sparring):
White Belt
Yellow / Orange Belt
Green Belt
Blue / Purple Belt
Red / Brown Belt
Black Belt

Goypka (Breaking):
White Belt
Yellow / Orange Belt
Green Belt
Blue / Purple Belt
Red / Brown Belt
Black Belt

Weapons:
White Belt
Yellow / Orange Belt
Green Belt
Blue / Purple Belt
Red / Brown Belt
Black Belt

Poomsae (Forms) – Traditional:
White Belt
Yellow / Orange Belt
Green Belt
Blue / Purple Belt
Red / Brown Belt
Black Belt / 1st Dan & Above

** The Sunshine Warrior Divisions are specifically designed for those athletes who train with physical or mental limitations, such as an amputee or an athlete with MS, Down Syndrome, Asperger Syndrome, etc. The divisions allow them to compete on a playing field which allows consideration for their limitations but encourages their warrior spirit as Tae Kwon Do athletes.

WTF/USAT Scoring – Sport Poomsae – Saturday Competition – Color Belts only

Poomsae (Forms) – All Color Belts – 10 years & older

**Pairs and Teams only**

Pairs – Co-Ed (should be 1 male & 1 female pair member):
14 and under (10-14)
Junior (15-17)
1st Pair – Color (18-30)
2nd Pair – Color (31 +)

Team – Male & Female Divisions (should be all male or all female team members):
14 and under (10-14)
Juniors (15-17)
1st Team – Color (18-30)
2nd Team – Color (31 +)

WTF/USAT Scoring – Port Poomsae – Sunday Competition Black Belts Only
Poomsae (Forms) – All Black Belt 1st-9th Dan
Individual – Male & Female Divisions:
Youth (10-11)
Cadet (12-14)
Juniors (15-17)
1st Senior (18-30)
2nd Senior (31-40)
1st Master (41-50)
2nd Master (51-60)
3rd Master (61+)

Pairs – Co-Ed (should be 1 male & 1 female pair member):
14 and under (10-14)
Juniors (15-17)
1st Pair (18-30)
2nd Pair (31 +)

Team – Male & Female Divisions (should be all male or all female team members):
14 and under (10-14)
Juniors (15-17)
1st Team (18-30)
2nd Team (31 +)

Format

  • All color belts with color tips will compete within the division of their belt color (i.e. blue belt with brown tip, entry division will be blue).
  • Belt classes will be defined as follows: white; yellow & orange; green; purple & blue; brown & red; and black.
  • Event Director has the right to change the competitor’s weight division and categories as deemed necessary.
  • All applicants participating in the WTF/USAT Sport Poomsae competition on Sunday will be required to present the designated poomsae as indicated below for their division and belt.
  • Electronic scoring will be used for all divisions.
  • Sparring competition will be single elimination for all Color Belts and 11 and under Black Belts. Double elimination for 12 and up Black Belts only.
  • Grand Champion Sparring Competition: Male Winners in the 18-29 and 30-39 divisions will be combined in a single elimination sparring competition. Female Winners in the 18-29 and 30-39 will be combined in a single elimination sparring competition. All weight classes are combined with seeding being determined by random drawing.
  • Grand Champion WTF/USAT Sport Poomsae Competition Black Belt: Male and Female winners of the 10-17 age groups will be combined into 1 division and Male and Female winners of the 18 and up age groups will be combined into 1 division. Competitors shall compete presenting 2 forms of their choice. Forms must be chosen from the competitor’s specific age group of allowable poomsae in accordance with USAT poomsae matrix. By example a 10-year-old athlete cannot present Hansu and a 40-year-old athlete cannot present Taeguek 3.
  • 12 and older (12 +) Black Belt Divisions will use Daedo Electronic chest guards. PARTICIPANTS ARE REQUIRED TO SUPPLY THEIR OWN DAEDO ELECTRONIC FOOT PADS. Either GEN 1 or 2 foot pads are allowed. NO FOOTPADS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT THE EVENT.

Entry Requirements / Fees

  • Pre-registration entry fee is $55 for the first event and $10 for each additional event per participant and includes an official Sunshine State Games t-shirt. Pre-registration for Coaches Credential is $20. Pre-registration entries must be received by May 1, 2019 or register online here by May 1, 2019. NO refunds.
  • Regular registration entry fee is $65 for the first event and $10 for each additional event per participant. Late registrants are not guaranteed a t-shirt, so register early! Regular registration for Coaches Credential is $25. Regular registration entries must be received by May 8, 2019 or register online here by May 8, 2019. NO refunds.
  • Late entries will be accepted online only here by May 13, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. NO refunds. Late registration entry fee is $75 for the first event and $10 for each additional event per participant. Late registration for Coaches Credential is $30. NO refunds. On-site Late registration is only available on Friday, May 17, 2019 for Saturday competitors, from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Only cash, checks and money orders will be accepted. Only special entry forms provided on-site will be accepted for late registration.
  • Day of Competition on-site registration entry fee is $85.00 for Saturday Competitors and $105 for Sunday Competitors for the first event and $20 for each additional event per participant.  Coaches Credentials will be available on Saturday or Sunday for prepaid coaches or issued with payment at the late fee amount referenced above. On-site registration will only be accepted 8 a.m.-8:30 a.m. Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19.
  • No coaches will be allowed in the competition area without coaching credentials. No parents or spectators will be allowed in the competition area.
  • Each applicant must complete an Individual Entry Form and Waiver of Liability and submit them by the entry deadline or register online at www.sunshinestategames.com.
  • Applicants should enter their weight, in pounds, in the field labeled “Body Weight”.
  • Applicants should enter their Taekwondo school name in the field labeled “Club Name”.
  • Color belt Applicants may enter the following events (sparring, breaking, weapons, standard/traditional forms, and/or WTF/USAT Sport Poomsae pair or team competition for 10 and above color belts). Black Belts may enter the following events (sparring, breaking, power breaking (*), weapons, standard/traditional forms, WTF/USAT Sport Poomsae individual, pair and/or team forms). (*) ONLY 18 and above BLACK BELTS may enter the power breaking division.
  • The Sunshine Warrior Divisions are specifically designed for those athletes who train with physical or mental limitations, such as an amputee or an athlete with MS, Down Syndrome, Asperger Syndrome, etc. The divisions allow them to compete on a playing field which allows consideration for their limitations but encourages their warrior spirit as Tae Kwon Do athletes. Please note your specific limitation in the field labeled “Partner Name”.
  • Team Poomsae events may consist of 3 male or 3 female athletes competing as a “team”. Pair Poomsae events may consist of 1 male and 1 female athlete competing as a “pair”.
  • It is the responsibility of the applicant to confirm their registration by visiting www.sunshinestategames.com or calling toll-free 1-866-FL-GAMES (354-2637).
  • Breaking boards must be purchased at the competition venue upon check-in. The Tournament Director must approve all breaking boards. All breaking competitors must supply their own holders.
  • Power Breaking will consist of ONLY 1 station and the participant may utilize any of the following materials: wood, cement, brick, tile, granite. The center referee will make ringside inspection of the breaking materials. The participants will be REQUIRED to provide all cement, brick, tile, and granite.
  • ** Tournament Director may grant a waiver to the weigh-in day requirement on a case by case basis and at his sole discretion.

Sport Rules

  • This tournament will be conducted in accordance to modified World Taekwondo Federation and USA Taekwondo rules for competition.
  • All USA Taekwondo Junior Safety Rules apply. 11 and under color belt divisions and 7 and under black belt divisions may not kick the head. 8-9 and 10-11 black belts are allowed head contact under Junior Safety Rules (light head contact). 12 and up color belts will be allowed head contact under Junior Safety rules. 12 -14 Black Belt Cadet – must identify in holding if they are sparring under Grassroots (Junior Safety rules) or under World Class (adult rules). Only 12-14 World Class competitors are eligible for entry into the Scholarship lottery.
  • No head shots will be allowed for any Sunshine Warrior Sparring Divisions.
  • For divisions allowing full head contact, the WTF/USAT scoring criteria will be used: 3 points for head contact; additional 2 points for spinning technique to the head; 4 points for turning/spinning kick to the body; 2 points for kick to the body and 1 point for all other legal scoring actions.
  • For sparring competition, World Taekwondo Federation / Olympic style only.
  • For Standard/Traditional Forms competition, any recognized Korean form is acceptable. For WTF/USAT Sport Poomsae forms, please see designated poomsae listed below and it will follow a modified cut-off method for competition 12 or less final round; 13 + preliminary and final rounds.
  • Competitors must provide headgear (White or Blue & Red), chest protectors (Blue or Red), forearm protectors, shin and instep protectors, mouth guards and protective cups, WTF approved hand protectors are optional. Uniforms should be white V-neck style for color belts and V-neck black collar for all Black Belts. All 12 and older Black Belt Divisions will use the Daedo Electronic chest protectors. These items will be provided at tournament. You must supply you own Daedo electronic foot pads (Either Gen 1 or 2 footpads are allowed). If you do not have the scoring footpads, you may purchase them at http://daedotruescore.corecommerce.com/Electronic-Sparring-Gear/E-Foot-Gear-p21.html

Designated Poomsae (Forms) – Black Belt Divisions 1st – 9th Dan – WTF/USAT Scoring
Divisions                                                      Preliminary             Final
Individual – Male & Female Divisions:
Youth (10 – 11 years)                             Taegeuk 8               Taegeuk 6, Koryo
Cadet (12 – 14 years)                             Taegeuk 6               Taegeuk 7, Keumgang
Junior (15 – 17 years)                             Taegeuk 5               Taegeuk 6, Taebaek
1st Senior (18 – 30 years)                     Taegeuk 6               Koryo, Keumgang
2nd Senior (31 – 40 years)                   Taegeuk 8               Taebaek, Shipjin
1st Master (41 – 50 years)                   Keumgang               Taegeuk 8, Taebaek
2nd Master (51 – 60 years)                  Keumgang               Pyongwon, Shipjin
3rd Master (61+ years)                          Koryo                        Keumgang, Jitae

Pairs – Co-Ed:
14 and under (10 – 14 years)              Taegeuk 4               Taegeuk 6, Koryo
Juniors (15-17)                                          Taegeuk 5               Taegeuk 8, Keumgang
1st Pair (18 – 30 years)                          Taebaek                   Taegeuk 6, Pyongwon
2nd Pair (31 + years)                               Keumgang               Koryo, Shipjin

Team – Male & Female Divisions:
14 and under (10 – 14 years)              Taegeuk 4               Taegeuk 6, Koryo
Juniors 15-17)                                            Taegeuk 5               Taegeuk 8, Keumgang
1st Team (18 – 29 years)                       Taebaek                   Taegeuk 6, Pyongwon
2nd Team (30+ years)                            Keumgang               Koryo, Shipjin

Designated Poomsae – Color Belts – WTF/USAT Scoring
Divisions                  Preliminary             Final
Pair & Team Only – All Divisions:
Yellow                       Taegeuk 2               Taegeuk 1
Green                        Taegeuk 3               Taegeuk 1 & 4
Blue                           Taegeuk 4               Taegeuk 5 & 6
Red                            Taegeuk 8               Taegeuk 6 & 7

**Color belts competing as pairs or teams may combine belt colors within their team, however, the pair or team will be required to perform based upon the highest belt rank within their pair or team according to this chart.

Awards

  • Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals will be awarded to the top three finishers in each event. Two Bronze medals will be awarded in sparring and WTF/USAT Poomsae divisions.
  • A team trophy will be awarded to the top Taekwondo School, with the largest number of participants. In case of a tie, the tie break will be based upon the number of 1st place finishes by each school. Please be sure to indicate your TKD school name when completing your registration form.
  • Scholarship awards for black belt sparring and sport poomsae ONLY. Minimum 3 competitors per group as outlined. Listed amounts are minimums award amounts:
    • Cadet (12-14) and Juniors (15-17) – male and female winners of each weight class will receive a scholarship lottery ticket. At conclusion of all matches, 1 winning ticket for a male competitor and 1 winning ticket for a female competitor from the Cadet division, 1 winning ticket for a male competitor and 1 winning ticket for a female competitor from the Juniors division will be drawn to receive a $200 training scholarship to be used towards 2019 National competitions or the 2020 State Championships.
    • Adult Males (18-39) – winners from each weight class combine to compete for the $500 Grand Champion scholarship.
    • Adult Women (18-39) – winners from each weight class combine to compete for $200 Grand Champion scholarship.
    • Senior (40+) – male and female winners of each weight class will receive a tournament lottery ticket. At conclusion of all matches, the winner will be drawn to receive the $200 scholarship.
    • Male and Female winners from the WTF/USAT Sport Poomsae Junior (10-17) Divisions and Senior (18 and up) Divisions shall compete in the Grand Champion Black Belt Poomsae Challenge – athletes will present 2 forms (as set forth above), highest overall score in these two divisions receives the $200 training scholarship to be used towards 2019 National competitions or the 2020 State Championship.

Age & Weight Classes

Poomsae (Forms – Standard/Traditional) / Goypka (Breaking – Standard)

  • Junior Age Divisions: (14 – 15, 16 – 17 Black Belt), 16 – 17, 14 – 15, 12 – 13, 10 – 11, 8 – 9, 6 – 7 and 5 & Under
  • Men/Women Age Divisions: 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, and 50+.

Goypka – Power Breaking – Black Belt only

  • Men/Women Age Divisions: 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, and 50+

Gyoroogi (Sparring)

  • Junior Age Divisions: (12 – 14 and 15– 17 Black Belt), 16 – 17, 14 – 15, 12 – 13, 10 – 11, 8 – 9, 6 – 7 and 5 & Under
  • Men/Women Age Divisions: 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, and 50+

** Except for 15-17, 18-29 and 30-39 years old Black Belt sparring divisions, all weight divisions (Standard Forms, Standard Breaking & Sparring) will be classified as Light, Middle or Heavy. Additional sparring weight divisions may be added at the time of competition based upon number and weight of the competitors in a specific sparring division. However, this modification is at the sole discretion of the Event Director. There are no weight divisions for WTF/USAT Poomsae and no weight divisions for Power Breaking or Weapons.

15-17 years old Black Belts – Sparring
Classification          Male                                            Female
Fly                               Under 105.8 lbs.                     Under 97.0 lbs.
Feather                    105.9-121.2 lbs.                      97.1 – 108.0 lbs.
Welter                      121.3-138.9 lbs.                      108.1 – 121.2 lbs.
Middle                      139.0 – 160.9 lbs.                   121.3 – 138.9 lbs.
Heavy                        Over 160.9 lbs.                        Over 138.9 lbs.

18-29 & 30-39 years old Black Belts – Sparring
Classification          Male                                            Female
Fly                               Under 127.6 lbs.                     Under 112.2 lbs.
Feather                    127.7 – 147.4 lbs.                    112.3 – 129.8 lbs.
Welter                      147.5 – 171.6 lbs.                    129.9 – 147.4 lbs.
Heavy                        Over 171.6 lbs.                        Over 147.4 lbs

Hotel Information:
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Registration
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State Director
Master James White
(813) 347-6594 or tkdjameswhite@gmail.com

Assistant Director
Master Deborah White
(813) 690-1027 or dpwpoomsae@gmail.com

Media Contact
Jason Hendrix
(850) 577-7201 or jhendrix@playinflorida.com