BC Cup 2014 Report

On the Thanskgiving weekend BC held its second annual unnamed
BC Cup.  The weekend began on Saturday with the ITF of BC sponsored umpire refresher course held at Jon Suns’ Taekwon-Do. The course was presented by Mr. Chris Law and was attend by 20 members from all parts of BC including Prince George, Vernon, Castlegard and the Lower Mainland.

In the evening the ITF of BC held its 2014 Annual General
membership.  The board welcomes Mr. David White as our returning vice-president and Ms. Destiny Dornbusch as our newest board member.

unnamed (2)The BC Cup was held on Sunday at Simon Fraser University. There were 237 registered competitors. The event started off with a whipper snapper version of Gangnam style ( see left), unnamed (1)the newly introduced challenger’s division, a demonstration from the BC junior men’s pre-arranged sparring team (see right) and a demonstration from the BC women’s team and the BC men’s patterns teams.

Following the opening ceremonies the Cup got into full swing. Throughout the day, the action was intense with lots of great skill on display from all belt levels. (see below)unnamed (3)Perhaps more important though was the consistent respect competitors showed to each other and to the umpires. Many parents and spectators noted how disciplined and supportive competitors and umpires were to each other.

As the BC Cup came to a close our top competitors and most supportive school were announced.
Most supportive school: Triumph Taekwon-Do
Top male competitor: Mr. Jordan Boudreau
Top female competitor: Ms. Destiny Dornbusch
Top junior male: Mr. Manuel Andaya
Top junior female: Ms. Dana Mae Andaya
Top umpire: Mr. Dimitri Pilichi

Thank you Mr. Andaya for hosting this memorable event.


Rod Johnson
President ITF of BC