Polish Cup OYAMA TOP took place in Andrychów. 35 leading knockdown fighters from 17 clubs of: Oyama Karate, Tezuka Group and IBK Kyokushin took part in the competitions. Małopolski Klub Karate, with its leader Sensei Jacek Kasperek 3rd dan, was the host of the tournament. Sports hall "Beskid" was filled to capacity. Mr Jan Pietras, the mayor of Andrychów, opened Polish Cup. In the official part of the competitions, Shihan Jan Dyduch 7th dan, the president of the OYAMA Polish Karate Federation handed on specially prepared plates to: Sensei Stanisław Sacher 3rd dan (Zabrze) to celebrate 35th anniversary of his trainings and Sensei Paweł Pajdak 4th dan (Sosnowiec) to celebrate 25th anniversary of his practising karate. Furthermore, Shihan Dyduch handed on DAN certificates to the participants of the international black belt examination led by Soshu Shigeru Oyama 10th dan. Sensei Grzegorz Sakowicz 3 dan (Warszawa), the originator of the Martial Arts Festival in Warsaw, handed to Shihan Dyduch the cup for the 1st place won by OYAMA PFK demonstration group from Żagań. Team from Żagań is led by Sensei Artur Niezgoda 3rd dan from. Congratulations, OSU!
All qualifying fights took place in the morning. After that, the finals started with the board breaking by male fighters. They used three obligatory techniques: Shuto, Seiken and Hiji.
Both tameshiwarii and weight differences played crucial role in determining the results of many equalized fights. Stiff and tough fights brought many surprising results. Unexpectedly, two European Champions, Roman Oraczko and Dominik Rzepka (Kraków-Oyama), lost their fights with Grzegorz Kowalski (Zabrze) by the weight difference. Another surprise was the defeat of Norbert Andrzejewski (Kraków-Oyama) with Łukasz Mazur (Jelenia Góra). Andrzejewski lost due to the smaller number of broken boards.
Grzegorz Kowalski (Zabrze), Artur Nawaryński (Bielsko-Biała), Łukasz Łuczyński (Kozienice) and Bartosz Fieducik (Słupsk) won their fights and confirmed that they are part of Oyama karate lead.
Bartosz Fieducik (Słupsk) broke the highest number of boards, and furthermore he was chosen the Best Fighter of OYAMA TOP. Due to this he won special prize from the Travel Agency OLIMP. It is the excursion for two people in 2008, worth $1600. According to the expectations, titled female fighters won their categories: Marta Ignatiuk (Jelenia Góra) and Anna Kołodziej-Plewka (Lubliniec). They both received special precious prizes, silver-plated cups.
Polish Cup OYAMA TOP was organized at very good level. Sensei Paweł Pajda 4th dan (Sosnowiec) was the head referee. The field referees were: Sensei Witold Choiński 4th dan (Białystok), Sensei Bogusław Plewka 3rd dan (Lubliniec) and Sensei Mariusz Pawlus 3rd dan (Oświęcim). Sensei Marek Zwierzyński 1st dan (Warszawa) ably led the whole event according to programme. Mrs Bożena Majowska took care in regard to the information point of view.
Beautiful posters informed citizens of Andrychów about the OYAMA TOP. The sports hall had neat decor, enriched by the play of lights, different laser and music effects. The host prepared not only great visual effects, precious cups, medals or diplomas for competitors, but also some souvenirs for referees, sponsors and special guests.
Numerous organizational team, in distinctive t-shirts, skillfully did their job i.a due to the integrated system for mobile communication. The Polish Cup OYAMA TOP was reported by both regional and National Polish television.
ON BEHALF OF THE FEDERATION BOARD AND MYSELF
I WOULD LIKE TO CONGRATULATE AND EXPRESS THANKS
TO THE ORGANIZATIONAL COMMITTEE OF THE POLISH CUP "OYAMA TOP" IN ANDRYCHÓW. SPECIAL THANKS TO THE LEADER SENSEI JACEK KASPEREK 3rd DAN
FOR PREPARING THE EXAMPLARY COMPETITIONS, OSU!
I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO EXPRESS MY SINCERE THANKS TO ALL TRAINERS AND REFEREES
FOR THEIR PARTCIPATION AND CO-OPERATION, OSU!
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL FIGHTERS ON THEIR SPORTS ATTITUDE, AND WINNING ALL PRECIOUS PRIZES, OSU!
SHIHAN JAN DYDUCH
"OYAMA TOP" RESULTS
under 60 kg female category
1 Marta Ignatiuk (Jelenia Góra)
2 Joanna Florczyk (Sosnowiec)
3 Karolina Antończyk (Bielsko-Biała)
3 Beata Wita (Katowice-WR1)
over 60 kg female category
1 Anna Kołodziej-Plewka (Lubliniec)
2 Izabela Borowiec (Katowice-WR1)
3 Marta Szostak (Warszawa-TYGRYS)
3 Daria Błachut (Oświęcim)
under 70 kg male category
1 Grzegorz Kowalski (Zabrze)
2 Dominik Rzepka (Kraków-OYAMA)
3 Roman Oraczko (Kraków-OYAMA)
3 Maciej Giziński (Jelenia Góra)
under 80 kg male category
1 Artur Nawaryński (Bielsko-Biała)
2 Mariusz Sukmanowski (Lubliniec)
3 Leszek Kobus (Białystok)
3 Tomasz Krysiak (Lubsko)
under 90 kg male category
1 Bartosz Fieducik (Słupsk)
2 Łukasz Mazur (Jelenia Góra)
3 Norbert Andrzejewski (Kraków-OYAMA)
3 Dawid Kiszycki (Białystok)
over 90 kg male category
1 Łukasz Łuczyński (Kozienice)
2 Marcin Karlikowski (Kraków-OYAMA)
3 Piotr Polewiak (Oświęcim)
3 Dawid Drzewiecki (Konin-KKSW)
The best female fighter of the OYAMA TOP - Marta Ignatiuk (Jelenia Góra)
special cup from Sensei Jacek Kasperek and from sensei Marek Zwierzyński (silver-plated, made by "Sartor", worth $600). Prize was handed on to the champion of female category who gained the highest number of ippon and waza ari.
The best male fighter of the OYAMA TOP - Bartosz Fieducik (Słupsk)
excursion to any Meditrerranean country from the 2008 catalogue of the OLIMP travel agency. The excursion is prepared for 2 people and is worth $ 1600. The choice of the best male fighter was made from the group of all the winners of male categories. The prize went to the winner who broke the highest number of boards.
The best female technician of the OYAMA TOP - Anna Kołodziej-Plewka (Lubliniec)
Statuette was made by "Sartor" worth $400. The choice was made from the all female medalists. It was made by the Head Referee and the field referees.
The best male technician of the OYAMA TOP - Dominik Rzepka (Kraków-OYAMA)
Statuette was made by "Sartor" worth $ 400. The choice was made from the all male medalists. It was made by the Head Referee and the field referees.
Financial prizes were aimed at every winner of all weight categories.
Apart from the impressive cups, medals and diplomas founded by organizators, the OYAMA PFK board handed on additional financial prizes of the aggregate value of $ 2400