1999 ITF WORLD CHAMPS NEWS
E M A I L S T O T H E T E A M
This site is awesome. Much better than official Argentina 99. You guys did a great job on updating a tournament. Thank you.
Arturas Vorobjovas Washington D.C. USA
The reason that the crowd cheered "ARGENTINA !!" when the USA v KOREA final
was on is that Marc Cancelliere and his family were born and raised in
Argentina before moving to the US.
Just thought you'd be interested
Alwyn Cosgrove 3rd Dan Scotland
Congratulations team New Zeland on your Bronze medal! and thank you very
much for all the daily updates, they were very entertaining and
informative. Have a safe plane ride home!
Scott Downey, 5th DAN
President, ITF Newfoundland, CANADA
Well done Gray. Way to go !!!
Dean and Fiona
I'm Pierre Guenette's mother and I want to thank you for the news during all the Championship. You were the only site working and you were very interesting. I can't write more because of my poor English.
Congratulations to Mr Patterson and to all the members of the team.
CONGRATULATIONS GRAHAM, AWESOME JOB WELL DONE, CAN'T WAIT TO HEAR ALL ABOUT IT FIRST HAND.
ENJOY YOUR MOMENT OF GLORY TOMORROW
Unlucky with your spar Ian, but from what we have read it sounds like you were very hard done by.
see you in a couple of days
Rob and julia
CONGRATULATIONS We are thrilled for you.
The message came via Abbott Street and Alana had phoned and said that Gray had got a broze metal.
I am sending love and congrats from Mum & Dad and the rest of your family too.
Safe trip home
Cheryl Harrison & Co
I know that we always seem to get our fair share of "odd" results. We have known that this happens a lot. "Koreans, then home country" happens a lot. Remember that we all know who the champions are, win with dignity, lose with pride. You are the greatest group of people we have, doing the best job that you can, and New Zealand is proud of you.
Please keep your heads high, and keep the faith. Good luck to all those who are still to compete and well done to those who already have.
Remember there is going to be another chance and another awesome team in Italy 2001.
Lots of love and hugs,
Andrew Niven, Eva Segedin and Nibun Taekwon-Do New Zealand.
Hi I am Carlos Martin from Spain, last coach in St.Petesburg. I wish you the very best results for this W.C. I would like to know if anybody of Spain is in the tournament so the oficial team are not there for problems with our national federation. So I'd like you say hi to my friends Stephan Tapilatu and Tomas Barada from Slovenia and my friend Willi Mortel I wish the best for all of they.
Good luck !!! If you will have a video after tournament I will pay for one, thank you very much.
Well done Matt and Graham you Guys have been doing an excellent job filling us Kiwis with all the latest goss. Well done to all the team who have competed, you have all performed well and done us kiwis proud. And good luck to all the rest of the team who are yet to compete, enjoy every minute of it. Graham and Ian go for it guys have an awesome time doing (YOUR THANG) LET RIP. Thinking of you all and have a safe trip home
Julia and Rob
Happy birthday to you ...
Happy birthday dear Nicola ...
Happy birthday to you ..."
I wish I was there to compete against you. My name is Travis Young, Samdan in Austin, TX. I met some of your juniors out here in Odessa for Mr. Nunez' tournament. I wanted to wish you all luck.
Now a few questions: How many countries are at the championships, and about how many competitors. Also there was a rumour that Juan Antonio Samaranch, president of the IOC would be visting the competition. Just a rumour?
Hey New Zealand team, how's it going? That's lovely. I hope you're kicking suitable amounts of arse without getting too much kicking of your own collective arse. We would just like to remind Christopher Fisher that he has friends back in New Zealand and an e-mail (or any communication really) would be much appreciated. We have no idea if you have been winning, eating excessive amounts of cheese or recovering in an alleyway after a steamy encounter with a sultry latino lass named Bruce. So check your hotmail and hook us up!
Laters --Jamie Gilbert
You sound like you are having just TOO MUCH FUN!!!! We wish we were with you. Thinking of you and wishing you ALL THE BEST!!!!!
We are doing our best to keep training here as interesting and
challenging as possible. So far so good.
Go get them MEDALS !!!!!!
To Chris: Use your long legs to run away from the Senoritas. We want you to return to NZ in one piece!!
To Lawrence: Hope you are keeping everyone in order. Yesterday Nick asked Taryn to take the class. She gave us a warm-up with Tae-bo. It was quite awesome.
To Justin, Aaron, Mr Sultan and the rest of the team.
GOOD LUCK!!! GOOD LUCK!!!!! GOOD LUCK!!!!!
lots of love
looking forward to these champs
MATTHEW & TARYN WARD
Good luck over there. I'm sure you'll do well going on past performances.
Look out for the Aussie team (all three of them). They had to pay their own way there and they won't be too financial so treat them right.
A special good luck to Rye and the other Wellingtonians in the team. Hello also to
Lozzy, Ian, Gray and Barbs.
Ivor Sheldon, IV Dan, ITF, (Melbourne).
JUST TALKING TO YOUR MOTHER AND READING ALL ABOUT YOUR TRIP AT THE SAME TIME. I HAVE PRINTED OFF SOME OF THE PAGES ON THE WEB AND I AM GOING TO SEND THEM TO HER.
BEST OF LUCK, WE WILL KEEP AN EYE ON THE RESULTS.
HARRISON'S IN NEWLANDS, WELLINGTON.
Well the time is here to put all that hard training to the test, it's (SHOW TIME) but tops of only for the Haka, not for in the ring. Sounds like you guys are having a great and interesting time, Barbs I
hope your shopping up large. Good luck to everybody, especially the Wellington Team, have a great
time competting, as It will be all over before you know it,give it your all. remember it's always good to have an American doctor standing by, oh thats right Robs not there so you should be fine ha ha ha.
Hope you are having a great time Ian, me and Lena are doing the phone thing every day and counting down the days until you come home.
Take care, wish we were there (as supporters)
Rob and Julia
HI TO ALL THE NZ TEAM
I was just reading all the e-mails and the one sent by Hayden Breeze was the one that really brought a tear to my eye. He captures the very essence of what we are all feeling at the moment. Excitement, nervous for you etc. We are very proud of all of you and wish you all the very best in what will hopefully be a successful tournament for you all.!!!!!!
GOOD LUCK! GOOD LUCK! GOOD LUCK!
To our dear wee Elvis (you know who you are!) and the rest of the team, Hope all is going well, we have only just discovered this web page so we'll be checking for updates. Go hard, good luck hope you all manage to kick some serious butt!!!!
Remember Elvis, behave and Martijn wants to know how the women are over there!! (Kerry asked.....) behave!!!
Love BridgeFrom all at CHELMER
Hello Matt, Gray and the other legends of the team
I would have emailed earlier, but I just got back from the Bledisloe Cup in Sydney. Bugger.
It seems things are busy for you all, so I won't keep you. Suffice it to say: best of luck for the remainder of the tournament. All the best for the competition.
Please say "Hi" and "Happy Birthday" to Katja for me, if you see her Gray. And pass on my best to Mr Sandy Dunbar and everyone from North Scotland. Please pass my best on to David, and also to Master Bos, Willy van de Mortel, and my friends in the Spanish team.
Go hard with the haka.
Received Tonee and Chris's E -Mails. Shelley read them out loud to the Club after training. Great to hear everyone's having a good time shopping, dining out and checking out the local talent (ie bellboys and seniorettas). Are there any that look as good as Ricki Martin Sherylene?? God I'm so jealous! We can't wait for the Tournament results to start pouring in. Lawrence you'll be glad to know everythings fine back here. Club's never been so well behaved, (although we may have some new strippers in the club not mentioning any names ....MW and KK) They all send there love and best wishes. Give it all you've got guys. We know you'll do well and remember the saying:
Be Your Best
Be of Great Heart (passionate in what you do)
Lots and lots of love from us all
HI MR MANTJIKA
HOW ARE U DOING? I HOPE YOU ARE DOING SAFE DRIVING IN ARGENTINA.
PLEASE SEND OUR BEST WISHES TO THE NZ TEAM ESPECIALLY NIKKI & CHRIS.
LAST NIGHT WE WENT TO TIGER CLUB AND MANAGED TO WIN BACK THE CHOCOLATE
FISH AWARD. WE PLAYED SOCCER & WON 2-1 AND NETBALL I THINK IN THE
HOPE YOU ARE HAVING A FUN TIME. ALSO PLEASE SAY HELLO TO TONEE.
I am from South Africa , I would like to know what is the teams that south africa is going to compete against. I saw on the web site you met 2 of our boys in Argentine. If you see them tell them that we are all the way behind them.
Christoff Jacobs(3rd gup)
* Its Amiria *
What to say?
Hows it going all? Hope you all arent starving or anything, gee..... Keep us up to date with the shopping Sherylene...dont flash the plastic around too much....
See ya'll when you get back....
To Ian Walton : Good luck Champ from Steve Bieniowski
To all the NZ Champs : Kick arse!! I know you'll do our country proud.
from Steven Adams
To Chris : Dont get into any mischif in the double bed.
To Tonee : Your so goddamned sexy!.
To Justin : dont break anything.
Lots of lovin
PS. Ian Good Luck, Best Wishes!!!
To the NZ Team : Become the Best of the Best.
To Mr Walton : Kick some butt!!
from Mark Sagato.
Go guy's! You can do it! ( And girls - Niks, go kick some ass!, Girl Power!) love
To Mr and Mrs Mantjika : Have fun and throw KRIS in the air for me.
having a good or should i say GREAT time
well, u two'd better go learn to TANGO!
if u can, pls tape the tv thingie that u're gonna be on! 'd love to see
it well, good luck for the tournament, GO KICK SOME ASS =) hehe
yeah, u can tell Laura that i wish here luck too
ok, go and HAVE LOTS OF FUN!!!!
lots of luv,
joho from taekwon-do
Dear New Zealand Team,
Thank you! I am from Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA. One of the members of the American team is from Plymouth - his name is Andy Cross. Andy just graduated high school this past May. His friends here are all heading off to universities and have been searching for some web site to get daily updates. I am one of his friend's mom.
They want to keep track of how the Andy and the American Team is doing while they are at college. If you have a moment and can find out, please e-mail me a site/place where I can get updates on the American team also - I have tried to contact quite a few of our American organizations but I have not gotten any response from anyone.
If you can't - I will understand. You may be a little busy competing (and waiting and waiting). I will enjoy your daily updates!
GOOD LUCK TEAM NEW ZEALAND!!!!
I am not an ITF member, but I am Lawrence's sister. I have been reading your updates, and they are so informative and communicative. Keep up these updates. Us from Bali- Indonesia - wish the NZ team success in the tournament. ~You ar e having a good time- no doubt. NIkki, send me one of those navy guys!
All for now- love to all there from far away Indonesia.::x
hope you're all enjoying Argentina (by the sounds of things you are....) Thanks for the updates, have a great time and best of luck for the tournament!
Carolina Dillen and Baradene
Hey you guys.
You sound like your having a lot of fun over there. Well we are having an interesting time back in little old New Zealand, especially at PNTA. Surprisingly, since you guys have gone, when we do things in pairs or groups in class, we are incredibly quiet. We find ourselves whispering to one another. Some of us came to a conclusion that it's you seniors that are making all the noise:-)
We've been preparing for the chocolate fish award. Every night, for the last 20 minutes, we play soccer. I should really be saying this since Justin and Sherylene might be able to contact Tiger club. Anyway, on Monday, Nick said he would make up teams randomly from pulling names out of a hat. Thursday comes, and surprisingly, Matthew, Taryn, Aiden, and Nick end up in the same team. How did that happen?!!
I took warm up that day, and typicaly, we did press-ups, 140 of them to be exact. No, they were not one handed ones. We haven't had any major problems, and the black belts are doing a great job. Matthew and Sandi have been taking the beginners classes, and we now have 2 more beginners, from girls high. Tuti, hasn't had anything to say, so he must be pretty impressed.
Make sure you bring home plenty of medals, prefurably of the gold colour. See ya when you get home
Hi there people !
Just wanted to say hi, and hoping all is well with you all. My thoughts are with you ,sounds like you are having a great time. Kapiti Coast Tae Kwon-Do wants to wish you all a prosperous tournament.
We are already proud of you all for getting as far as you have, what you do with the competition is up to you !
And be well.
Glad to hear the holiday was good and the serious stuff it begining. Good luck to everyone and make New Zealand proud. Graham, remember our club honour is at stake and give it all your best. Hi also to Barb.
Tracy & Shaun Tipene
These updates are just wonderful, we are getting more and more excited as the days go by.We wish each one of you the very best wish we were with you.
Glen,Steph,Shelly and Kris
I hope its all going well.. I know you'll all kick some butt.. Bring your suitcases back full of medals to skive off about.. Have to make tracks and watch the ab's game..BEST OF LUCK! Look forward to hearing from your e-mails, keep em coming...
Seems that you're all having a great experience over there.
good luck during the tournament!!!!
Hey all !!!
Wishing every one of you the best, and I hope you are all having a great time!!
Special hellos to Hong and Laura~hugs~ you two!! Bruises on the inner thigh huh?
Well, anyway, I hope its all good there
Love From Sarah Jackson (2nd kup, MtAlbert)
To all the New Zealand Team at the ITF World Champs.
Hope you're all having a great time and wishing you heaps for the competition.
Evan Davidson 6th Dan
and the Te Awamutu International Taekwon-Do Club.
(Our club will be on TVNZ Assignment programme in mid September.)
It's really great to here from you. I have enjoyed reading the Updates. On behalf of the Executive Committee I would like to wish you all the very best during the competition.
Yours in Taekwon-Do
Vince Pygott (III Dan)
International Taekwon-Do Foundation New Zealand.
Just thought I would drop you a note to tell you that there are a lot of people watching the web site and reading all that goes on. Some of my students want to know if you are actually going to do some Taekwon-Do while you are over there, or just appear on TV and chat up girls (-8
Uni. club would like to wish everyone good luck, ESP. Matt and Hong. MTA would like to wish you all fun and success (well you have the first bit so far) and the younger ones wanted me to say " GO HONG" (well actually I had to edit the rest of it. Diocesan wanted to know if there were any cute guys there other then the bell boy, and would. They would also like you to kick butt. ESP. Nikki
Mantjika and Laura Mitchell. They would also like to hear more about what the girls are up to.
I think that is all for now, but from Nibun Taekwon-Do, ITFNZ Auckland, Go well, and enjoy all your successes.
P.S. Nikki Mitchell, don't shop too much, there is still Bali.
Love and luck,
It sounds like you are all having a ball enjoying the shopping and the fine array of women, wholesome things like Soccer seem to be out of the question. Please pass greetings on to Mr Nunez from the Junior Development Squad, (Steve McQ, Mark T. Toni M. and Gemma W.)
Enjoy your last few days of fun before the tournament
Lots of love to you all The Trotter Family
I visit the ITFNZ web site daily to get the updates on the ITFNZ team. The information is very entertaining, and very funny. Keep up the great work. Sounds like the team my have to buy ear plugs in order to get some sleep, with all those rhythmical thumpings going on. Keep on writing those updates. They are GREAT!!
Scott Downey, 5th DAN
President, ITF Newfoundland, CANADA
Hope all is going well for you ,sounds like your having lots of fun wish we were there. best of luck for those who are competing and good shopping to those who are not.
keep up the messages
Danny Sarah Ward and Cloverlea TaeKwon do
HEY RY ...
SORRY I DIDN'T CALL YOU ON SUNDAY - BUT I DEFINATELY WAS THINKING OF YOU ... AND BOASTING ABOUT YOUR SKILLS ALL OVER TOWN!
I AM TRYING TO FIND OUT IF SKY IS SHOWING ANY OF THE FOOTAGE SO WILL TAPE FOR SHELLEY IF THEY ARE!
GOOD LUCK SWEETIE ... WE'RE ALL THINKING OF YOU AND HOPE YOU ALL DO FABULOUSLY!!!
LOTS OF LOVE,
LEIGH, JOE & LSD-KAT
AND WAYNE AND IAN TOO!
PS. WATCH OUT FOR THOSE SENORITAS ... :-)
Subject: HI GUYS AND NICKI
HI EVERYONE IT'S CHLOE HERE I HOPE YOU ARE ENJOYING YOUR STAY IN ARGENTINA WELL I HOPE YOU HAVE FUN AND KICK ASS!!! SEE YA BYE
HI HOW ARE YOU GOING? HOW IS ARGENTINA? HI EVERYONE IT'S CHLOE, KICK ASS AND EVERYONE WILL BE HAPPY!!!!!!!!!!!
All the very best of luck and enjoy your time in Argentina.
The Baigent Family
It sounds like you are all enjoying the sights sounds and meals of South America. Please fill us all in on Ry's US$120 drink Enjoying reading all about everyone and what you are all up to Good Luck
Regards The Trotter Family
Subject: Good Luck to NZ team from Newfoundland, CANADA
Good Luck to all ITFNZ tem members at the World Championships in Argentina. I would also like to have an Update on the Canadian team. When you make contact with team Canada please ask someone on the team to E-mail me details of the event and I will post it on the Canadian web
Scott Downey, 5th DAN
President, ITF Newfoundland, CANADA
You and Gray are doing a great job with your daily reports...keep them coming!
We (Devon, Kyla, Stumpy, Here Fishy and me) wish the team all the best. Especially my wonderful husband!!!( I know sop sop...but I dont care). I hope his Haka is improving!!Ian - have you found that Scooby Do yet? Devon tells everyone he's getting two.
I'll keep in touch.
Barbs, I've let Alana / parents know where you a staying.
I've just finished writing a "book" fax to Ian and thought I'd send you one. Remember that you have strong patterns and good power/technique for the breaking...JUST SMASH THEM!!!!
You'll be alright!!!
Say Hi to Loz...hey what was your brothers reaction to the trip..I wish I could have seen his face.
All the best
I wake up very early in the morning after lying awake all night, I run to work, turn on the computer, and rush to the ITFNZ web page, from there my fingers tremble with excitement at the possibility of an update from the team. I spend the day checking the web and when I go home I cannot wait to
get to work again to check the net. I love you guys, keep sending info back, I am loving the stuff, New Zealand cares and we are listening. My life, my dreams rest with you.
This is great stuff - thanks!
Sue and i are REALLY EXCITED all ready!
sounds like you're having a great time. Coke AND Caramel pud Matt - Seventh Heaven!! (I didn't realise you had Internet connection - totally worth that extra $5 a day ! (Oh - and the food, working toilets, etc, I guess they're nice too :) )
Has anyone seen a Buenos Ares club yet - 1000 students on the floor??
Keep up the great commentaries - real readable, the different viewpoints work well. Make sure we get a little bit of dirt on everyone at some stage (but just remember - Mr McPhail doesn't censor *anything*) :)
(Sue would like a cat whistle or two to go with the cow, lion, sheep etc - you can explain... ) Find out how much those leather jackets are.......
Hello Team NZ,
Greetings form New Hampshire USA! I love your daily reports. Please keep them coming! It is our only way of knowing what's going on at the World Championship. I want to wish all of our Taekwon-Do Brothers and Sister form the USTF's sister organization in NZ, the best of luck in the competition! I'm sure you guys will "kick some butt"!
Damian LaVoice IV Dan
ITF/USTF New Hampshire State Director
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