Challenge Cup

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Project Description

Challenge Cup

Date & Venue:

3rd December 2017, Aston University Sports Centre, Birmingham

The deadline for entries to be received is 17:00 on Thursday 23rd November. The Entry Form can be downloaded here.

For entry information and all other rules and regulations please see the General Entry Information section.


The Challenge Cup event includes separate WT rules and ITF rules sparring, both with a dual tournament format*.

The Challenge Cup sparring tournament welcomes student athlete entries from all university clubs nationwide. Unlike other BSTF tournaments the Challenge Cup is also open to Alumni athletes (& university staff members) who are current members of your university club with one bracket of each of discipline – WT rules (PM) and ITF rules (PM) – also open to Alumni!

*A dual tournament format means that two separate brackets are contested on the same day, one after the other. Essentially this allows players to travel to a single event but compete in two tournaments, guaranteeing all athletes at least two matches. The dual tournaments’ brackets have different weight boundaries (e.g., Olympic vs World Championship weights) to allow for a wider range of potential opponents.

The two WT rules tournaments will be run one after the other, one designated WT rules AM and the other WT rules PM. Likewise, the two ITF rules tournaments will be run one after the other, one designated ITF rules AM and the other ITF rules PM.

Athletes may enter any one AM tournament and any one PM tournament. For example, an athlete may enter both ITF rules tournaments AM & PM, or may enter a WT rules tournament in the morning (AM) and an ITF rules tournament in the afternoon (PM).

Important Information

Weight divisions

ITF weight divisions v2

WT rules B/C class divisions are contesting using traditional real-time manual scoring. The WT rules A class divisions are contested using KP&P PSS – athletes must bring their own KP&P brand sensor socks. All ITF rules divisions are contested by traditional manual clicker scoring with results show at the end of the bout.

Intended itinerary

  • 8am – 9am Competitor weigh-in
  • 9am Officials’ and corner judges briefing
  • 9:30am Team captains’ briefing
  • 10am – 2pm WT rules tournament AM
  • 10am – 2pm ITF rules tournament AM
  • 2pm – 7pm WT rules tournament PM (Student + Alumni divisions)
  • 2pm – 7pm ITF rules tournament PM (Student + Alumni divisions)

Other information

All AM divisions contribute towards the’ overall championship ranking points and A-class seeding results. Detailed general event information can be found within the General Entry Information sections listed on the BSTF website.

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