Club spare no expense for awards night
TORBAY Taekwondo held their annual awards presentation at AMF Bowling in Torquay last week.
The martial arts school booked the entire building from 6.30pm onwards, with a total of more than 200 people, including students and their family and friends, celebrating the successes of 2012.
The club won a remarkable haul of 564 medals across the year, and added five new blackbelts, more than 300 successful colourbelt gradings and two world championship medallists.
An overall top 10 was calculated, based on four points for a gold medal, three for a silver and two for a bronze. Top performer was Charlotte Bond with 91 points, while Chris Harper was just a point behind. Imogen Allen was third with 77 points from the year.
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The award for best adult competitor went to Adam Gibbs, while best junior competitor went to Charlotte Bond.
There were separate awards handed out by Primary Taekwondo, part of the school which operates in primary schools in the Torbay area.
The top three competitors in these awards were Anthony Hobson (58pts), Joe Cooper Haine (48) and Mark Cooper Haine (43).
Other awards: Top Ten Competitors: Charlotte Bond (91); Chris Harper (90); Imogen Allen (77); Ami Chillcott (74); Jordan Rowland (71); India Hateley (66); Elysia McIsted (66); Abi Hookins (62); Max McIsted (60); Charlie Rolfe (56); Adam Gibbs (56). Best Competitor Adult: Adam Gibbs; Best Competitor Junior: Charlotte Bond. Best Overall Adult Student: Melissa Rolfe Best Overall Junior Student: Charlie Bradford Gibbs. Most Improved Adult Student: Jenny Mills; Most Improved Junior: Ami Chillcott. Best Overall Cadet (U12, in the first 3 grades): Olivia Parry; Best Attitude: Oliver Chillcott.
Primary Tkd: Outstanding attitude award: George McCaffrey; Outstanding dedication William Baxter; Most improved Matthew Baxter; Best overall Joanne Hobson.