Date: March 23, 2019
Place: Dunajska Streda, Slovakia
Organizer: WKO Slovakia (Branch Chief/Country Representative Janos Markovics)
The biggest tournament of the year, the Slovakian Open was held in Dunajská Streda. 330 competitors from 33 clubs in 5 countries (Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia). 55 competitors were from the WKO Slovakia Branch (Seishin Karate Klub).
The tournament was opened by Attila Karafa, Mayor of Dunajská Streda. He greeted the competitors and parents, and expressed his gratitude for the tournament being held in Dunajská Streda. Organizator also greeted
– Tímea Takács, leader of Department of cultural, youth and sports affairs
– contestants Kristína Hupian (adult), Ádám Markovics, Adrienn Jakab (U-18), Zoltán Cserepes (U-21), Márk Kurcsík and Attila Pulay (U16), who will represent the club and the country in July in the Czech Republic
After this, János Markovics (leader of the Slovakian Shinkyokushin Organization) expressed his gratitude to the city administration of Dunajská Streda, Trnava county, sponsors and to the parents for the support of the tournament. He highlighted that this is an important event in the life of the club, as they focus on youth education. Age group of the tournament was from age 6 to adult. Fights took place on 5 tatamis. The national team performed excellently, Ádám Markovics, Adrienn Jakab and Zoltán Cserepes finished in first place. In his first adult tournament, Zoltán introduced with a beautiful head K.O. (Ippon), and Ádám also finished with a K.O. (Ippon) as a junior on his first adult tournament. Kids fought very passionately.
9 contestants of the Seishin Karate Klub finished in first place.
First places in category:
Ádám Markovics, Adrienn Jakab, Patrik Lackó (Kameničná), Filip Zezula, Vivien Domonkos (Okoč), Vince Meleg, Lehel Csölle (Dunajská Streda), Zoltán Cserepes, Koloman Szabó (Zemianská Olča)
Second places in category:
Kinga Pasztorek, Dorina Lišková, Nikola Cziroková, Tomáš Kudri (Kameničná), János Nagy, Beatrix Bödők (Zemianská Olča), Lilla Oláh, Ákos Oláh (Okoč), Rebeka Menző, Ádám Gányovics (Trhová Hradská)
Third places in category:
Áron Markovics, Attila Pulay, Krisztián Bognár (Kameničná), Krisztián Lévai, Márk Garai, Ármin Angyal, Márk Dömötör, Zsaklin Dorn (Zemianská Olča), Péter Tanító (Okoličná na Ostrove), Tamás Szelle, Bendegúz Bíró, Kornél Hájas, Judit Boráros, Krisztián Csölle, Kristóf Horváth (Dunajská Streda), Abigél Fekete, Karin Szláviková (Čalovec), Dániel Bittera ( Veľký Meder), László Csápai, Andrea Könnyű, Tibor Czíria, Krisztián Kovács (Okoč).
Contestants can match again on 28th of April, on the Sosai Oyama Memorial, in Zlatná na Ostrove. But before that the spring training camp awaits!