State Open Championships

Last weekend Taekwondo Queensland held the 2012 State Open Championships.
We sent a combined total of 36 players from our club to attend as competitors; this is one of the largest teams we have sent. Other members of the club attended as judges, referees and volunteers over the weekend.
Saturday saw the Poomsae championships with many of our students competing, some for the very first time, along with a number of our black belts attending the day as technical Judges. Students participated in Individual Traditional Poomsae, Pairs and Teams Poomsae and Individual Creative Poomsae, and it was fantastic to see such a great effort from all participants and to have such a great outcome.
Everyone performed very well with many of the technical judges providing good feedback and excellent compliments to the Russell Macarthur Taekwondo crew.
We left Saturday’s competition with 29 medals; 8 Golds, 14 Silver and 7 Bronze.

Returning on Sunday for the Sparring Championships, we were all determined to give it our all.
Our players participated in some of the most exciting fights of the day and all fought in the true spirit of Taekwondo, with many of the officials commenting on our sportsmanship and etiquette.
On top of this, we provided major support for the event by providing up to seven referees (that’s enough to run an entire court on their own) both experienced and novice. Some of our players were sparring for the first time, and they did incredibly well.
Congratulations to everyone as we walked away with 10 Bronze, 4 Silver and an amazing 14 Gold!
Over the entire weekend we took home a total of 17 Bronze, 18 Silver and 22 Gold bringing our total up to 57 medals! Congratulations again to all competitors, referees, judges, coaches and volunteers. A fantastic effort by all! We hope to see you and many more competing at the next tournament, which is the Gold Coast Open in May 2012.

Results are below

NAME      Sparring Individual Poomsae Pairs Poomsae Team Poomsae Individual Creative
Abigail Rummenie Bronze Silver

Alexander Walsh

Alyxandra Still Gold Bronze

Ameet Jamble

Andrew Crothers Bronze

Anne Cardillio


Ashlan Bailey Gold Gold

Braden Cox

Cameron Cardillo Gold x 2

Cecelia Jarvis

Elizabeth Rummenie Bronze Silver

Hossein Jahanabadi

Isabelle Schaefer Gold

James Crothers Bronze

Jason Atkins

Jason Shaw


Jessie Henning Silver Bronze

Jherome Gadian Bronze

Joshua Cobb Silver

Kimberley Bailey Gold Silver

Kirstyne Ford

Lachlan Cardillo Bronze Silver

Leanne Gillbard Silver

Leeola Schaefer


Megan Williams Bronze Gold

Mikki Atkins

Nathaniel Atkins

Rachel Hone

Raechel Smit


Ryley Hampson Gold + Bronze

Shannon Young Gold

Stacey Rummenie Gold + Silver

Stefan Lakemond Gold x 2 Gold

Steve Hampson Bronze

Tessa Wilson Bronze Gold

Tomas Schaefer Gold

36 Playes 57 Medals

22 Gold

18 Silver

17 Bronze