ITF World Cup
October 26-29, 2006 - Benidorm, Spain
ITF World Cup in Spain Pictures
From Master Mcphail, Last Day of the Tournament:
The 2nd World Cup is over.
From Master Mcphail, Day 2 of the Tournament:
Just finished day 2 of competition...6 hours straight with two 5
From Master Mcphail, Day 1 of the Tournament:
On our way back to the hotel after a very challenging day. As you
know we are short staffed plus we are dealing with 800 competitors . . .
And today there were lots of kids divisions. We got there in the end.
From Master Mcphail, a marathon TXT after having lots of problems getting on the internet :
The 3 day leadership seminar was great. There was a group of 15 of us from 10 different countries, who spent a lot of time together & have become good friends. It was a mix of physical & discussions, ideas about growth & strategy, hearing about other countries etc.
The "do" seminar was yesterday. Was full on - much more in depth than I expected. Heavy going... challenging in many ways and very well done.
This morning (Thursday) was the umpires meeting. We are short of umpires... around 50, which will be hard for 800 competitors, in 7 rings.
The excitement is really building now, as the hotel is invaded by teams from 40 countries. Teams are training by the pool...and we are catching up with many old friends...Master Nunez, Mr Yamamoto, Mr Niven etc.
We have been talking to everyone about our bid to host the 2011 World Champs...and have received good suggestions to improve our bid. All have been very positive.
Ok, my thumb hurts so must go. Wish us luck for our first 5 hour shift in the morning. This tournament is BIG, everyone is here, it will be amazing.
Our men in Spain attend a Sparring class with Master Clint Norman
a class on strategy with Master Tran, and the Do seminar Seminar pix
From Mr Banicevich
We are having a great time in Spain. The leadership camp is going very well. The physical parts are fantastic. From the theory parts we are getting good information.
One of the topics yesterday involved organising a World Championships, so we took the opportunity to bring up our bid with the 15 participants. We handed out the brief bid proposal, and had some superb discussions.
Today is the last day of the leadership camp. Tomorrow is the 'Do' seminar.
Then the tournament begins. Over 800 competitors.
Photos from Spain.
The Second ITF World Cup is being held in Benidorm, Spain. ITFNZ is sending Master Paul McPhail and Mr Mark Banicevich to attend the Championships to take part in the following:
Master McPhail and Mr Banicevich leave on 19 October, returning 5 November 2006.