KUGB Grand Slam 2014

Biannual competition between the squads of England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland.


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Competition Report

On 15th March 2014 for the first time ever three members of CUKC were selected to represent England in the Senior team kumite event at the grandslam involving on this occasion teams from England, Scotland and Wales.

As a result of their outstanding performances in the individual event Francisco Martinez, Herve Vandekerckhove and Tegwen Ecclestone were selected for the senior kumite teams. In the individual event both Francisco and Tegwen came 3rd, both beaten in hard fought matches by World and European medalists. Herve was beaten in the quarter finals by another member of the KUGB England team.

In the ladies team match against Wales, Tegwen won her match convincingly with her trade mark giakasuki. This contributed to a convincing win of three to zero over the Welsh ladies team. Francisco and Herve contributed to a demolition of both the Welsh and Scottish teams with five wins to zero scores on both occasions.