KNS – Yarmouth Cup Karate Challenge

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Date(s) - 02/06/2018
8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Mariners Centre


Hello everyone,

As the Chair of the Yarmouth Cup organizing committee, it is my great pleasure to invite you all to Yarmouth Nova Scotia for the 16th edition of the Yarmouth Karate Challenge Cup. Fresh off the heels of the exciting Karate Canada National Championships held right here in Halifax NS, we are gearing up for another exciting tournament in Yarmouth NS. This years event will be held on June 2nd @ the beautiful venue that is the Mariners Centre.

This years event will include much the same divisions as last year including the fast paced “King of the Ring” for boys and girls ages 12 to 15. We are also featuring the very popular demonstrations at the noon break.

This years tournament promises to be very competitive with athletes, once again, coming in from across the east coast. Many of these athletes competed at the National level and some are World class athletes.

Everyone will of course be vying for the coveted “Yarmouth Cup”. Last years winner, Windsor Shito-Ryu Karate Club will be trying to defend its title against multi-time winners  Ryuseikan of Halifax and Bushino-ki of Clare. There were also strong performances last year from Shoto-Ryu- jutsu of Yarmouth and the host Mukashi Karate.

Please check our website at for a complete list of all divisions. You will also find accommodations and travel information here as well.

If you have any questions or issues please feel free to contact me directly @ or by phone @ 902-746-0026.

We`ll see you in Yarmouth!

Milton Bourque,

Chair Yarmouth Cup \ Organizing Committee

Saturday, June 2nd, 8:00 am to 6 pm

Mariner Center, 45 Jody Shelley Dr., Yarmouth

Pre-Registration Is a MUST!! Available starting May 7th!

 Pre-Registration ENDS May 30th!

  • Event Pre-Registration Fees:
    • $20 Kumite,
    • $15 King of the Ring
    • $15 Kata,
    • $10 Ninja Turtle,
    • $30 Team Kata ($10 per Athlete),
    • Special!! Referees/Judges Compete for FREE!
  • Family rates apply – after 2 events, $5 off each additional event
  • Pre-Registration MANDATORY, it allows us to build the draws for the tournament in advance and start on time, as well as, put out a schedule of events for the tournament. If you think you “might” go to tournament, it is far better to pre-register and cancel if you cannot make it.

Who will bring home the Cup this year!!


Ninja Turtles!

All of the Ninja Turtle Divisions will be using the new vest and scoring system.  Please click on the following link to get all the details!  It’s going to be Awesome!

Click here to check out the NEW AND IMPROVED Ninja Turtles Division.


We will be Introducing the ALL NEW King of the Ring Division.

There will be 2 and only 2 divisions!!  Male 12-15 Advanced AND Female 12-15 Advanced

It will be the Final Event of the Day!!! You are not going to want to miss it.  Rules can be found Here.

Just know…. It’s going to be Awesome!

Team Kata

$30.00 per team, Straight Elimination – No Repechage.

Only 4 Divisions.

Novice: White to Orange Belt – Under 12 / 13 and Up

Advanced: Green to Black – Under 12 / 13 and Up

**Teams must enter into the division of the Team Member of the highest Age/Rank.**

How to get Here:

Bay Ferries Limited

By Car (Map)

Halifax International Airport

Where to Stay:

Rodd’s Grand Hotel has graciously offered us a Special Rate of $109.00 (June 1st and 2nd).   Make sure to tell them that you are with the Yarmouth Cup when booking your room!   

These rooms won’t last long so follow the link below to reserve your rooms today!  

Rodd Grand Hotel

Other hotels in the Yarmouth area include:

Voyageur Motel Yarmouth

Comfort Inn

Best Western Mermaid Yarmouth

LakeLawn B&B and Motel

Information Bulletin

Register Here!