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Due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) the 2020 National Kendo Championships has been cancelled.


Key Info PDF

Please refer to this PDF that covers key information for the AUSKF Nationals 2020.

Date

Friday, July 17, 2020 - Sunday, July 19, 2020 - Tournament

Location

University of Michigan-Dearborn Fieldhouse / Ice Arena
4901 Evergereen Rooad
Dearborn, MI 48128
Google Maps / Dearborn Ahtletics

Note on age restrictions

January 1, 2020 will be the date for all birthdates. Your age on January 1, 2020 will be your age for the tournament.

Tournament format

Individual Divisions - restrictions for each division, if any, are within parentheses
  • Men’s Individual - max 7 registered participants
  • Women’s Individual - max 7 registered participants
  • Senior Youth Boy’s Individual (ages 16-18) - max 5 registered participants
  • Junior Youth Boy’s Individual (ages 12-15) - max 5 registered participants
  • Senior Youth Girl’s Individual (ages 16-18) - max 5 registered participants
  • Junior Youth Girl’s Individual (ages 12-15) - max 5 registered participants
  • Seniors Men's (ages 50+, 3-dan and up) - max 5 registered participants
  • Seniors Women's (ages 45+, 3-dan and up) - max 5 registered participants
  • Mudansha Division (men+women combined division, ages 19+, 1 kyu and lower) - max 5 registered participants
Team Divisions - federations can register only one team
  • Men’s Team - 5 participants, max 7 registered team members
  • Women's Team - 5 participants, max 7 registered team members
  • Senior Youth Boy’s Team - 3 participants, max 5 registered team members
  • Junior Youth Boy’s Team - 3 participants, max 5 registered team members
  • Senior Youth Girl’s Team - 3 participants, max 5 registered team members
  • Junior Youth Girl’s Team - 3 participants, max 5 registered team members
  • Senior’s Team - 3 participants, max 5 registered team members
  • Mudansha Team - 3 participants, max 5 registered team members
Cost - for each participant registered in the individual division there is a registration fee of $100. For each participant registered for the team divisions, there is a registration fee of $100. So if a player is registered for an individual and a team division the total registration fee for that participant will be $200.

New Shiai Rules

  • Policy and Procedures Appendix B section 15.02.00 states: All competitors must be on the registration census of the member in good standing one year prior to the tournament and their dues paid by March 31st of the tournament year.

  • Competitors in the following divisions must be a registered AUSKF member in good standing for three (3) years prior to the date of the 2020 AUSKF National Championships: Men’s Individual, Men's Team, Women’s Individual, Women's Team.

  • All individual championships will utilize a “double-elimination” seeding format in which each player participates in an initial “seeding” round to determine their placement (either first or second) in the championship round. In the event, there is an odd number of participants, a random participant shall be automatically placed in the seeding round.

Food and beverages

Bento boxes can be pre-ordered for each of the three days of competition (Friday - Sunday). Each bento costs $15 per day (e.g. a competitor requesting a bento for all three days will pay $45 for bento). Beverages will not be provided.

Shinai Check-In

Competitor's shinais for the AUSKF National Championships must be inspected and certified before the competition to ensure they meet a specific set of requirements. Please refer to this PDF that describes all measurements that will be verified by the shinai check-in staff.

Additional questions?

Please email info@auskf-nationals.com with any questions or concerns. Thank you!