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OKF Charity eTournament

In the way to help with Covid-19 relief, Ontario Karate Federation proudly announce to you that OKF Charity eTournament will be held from May 19th to May 24th, 2020 (or May 30th 2020, depending on the number of participants).

The collected money (minus expenses) will go toward buying facemask from Ontario production companies and delivered directly to eldercare centers.

It has included Elite, Para, Recreational, and Weapon kata (forms) divisions.

Registration Information

1. WKF Rules will be applied for Elite and Recreational divisions.

Please see WKF Competition Rules @ https://www.wkf.net/pdf/WKF_Competition%20Rules_2020_EN.pdf

2. Registration starts on Friday, May 1st, 2020 and ends on Saturday, May 16th, 2020.

3. All registration will be done online through Sportdata. Please visit: https://www.sportdata.org/karate/set-online/veranstaltung_info_main.php?active_menu=calendar&vernr=5451#a_eventhead

4. Registration Fee:

Per Division = $25

5. The tournament starts Tuesday, May 19th, 2020 and will end on Sunday, May 24th, 2020 (or maximum Saturday May 30th 2020, depending on the number of participants).

6. Referees must register in the Sportdata via Club.No official will be paid if not registered with Sport data. Please make sure your referee record in Sportdata had a valid e-mail address and cellphone number, as communication will be done through that.

7. The dojo heads shall register all athletes for their club under one account. Please ensure that all registered Ontario athletes are in good standing with Ontario Karate Federation.

8. Elite Athletes are not allowed to compete in Recreational Divisions, same as Recreational Athletes are not allowed to compete in Elite divisions, except for the Weapon division.

9. Age Eligibility: The Club Instructor/ Coach is responsible for registering their athletes in the appropriate age category.

Elite and Para:

All divisions will follow the WKF rules-Please check the below link.

https://www.wkf.net/pdf/WKF_Competition%20Rules_2020_EN.pdf

Recreational and Weapon Rules

All the same rules for Elite competitions will apply for Recreational competitions except as follow.

Kata:

1-Kata may be repeated only in recreational

2-Kata should perform from WKF kata list

3-Kata competition will be single elimination

Resources:

Here are SportData general rules and conditions as for example https://www.sportdata.org/etournament_howto.html

Here you can find video tutorials about the eTournament features:

https://www.sportdata.org/etournament_tutorials.ht...

eTournament process:

1-One day before the start of the tournament, the draws will be published, and all participants informed.

2-A detailed timetable will be published before the start of the tournament on the event page.

3-Each competitor has to record, upload the video on a supported video platform, and submit the video URL within up to 24 hours for each round (could be less depending on the number of participants). This gives every competitor the same chance and respects different time zones.

4-Supported video platforms and file-sharing systems: CodePen, DailyMotion, Deviantart, Facebook, Flickr, GettyImages, Gfycat, Giphy, Hulu, Instagram, Kickstarter, Livestream, Meetup, Reddit, Scribd, Sketchfab, Slideshare, SoundCloud, SpeakerDeck, Spotify, Ted, Twitch, Twitter, Vimeo, Wordpress, Youtube, Dropbox, One Drive, Amazon Drive, etc.

5-After the video ULR submission, the video will be validated in order to make sure it meets all requirements.

6-Once the videos are validated and approved, the referees will also get 24 hours (could be less depending on the number of participants) in order to judge their matches.

7-This process continues until all the finals are finished on the last day of the tournament.

8-For each round you have to record, upload, and submit a new video, following the above-explained video requirements.

For information regarding all categories please check the tournament package at https://www.ontariokarate.org/uploads/policy/img987882.pdf or on sportdata.org.

Stay safe, healthy, and positive!!!