KNS – Yarmouth Cup Karate Challenge

Date(s) - Sat, Jun 1, 2019
8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Mariners Centre



Hello Everyone,

It is that time of year once again when the best competitors in the region gather together in Yarmouth to compete for the coveted Yarmouth Karate Challenge Cup. This year marks our 17th edition of this exciting competition. The tournament will once again be held at the Mariner`s Center and the events will roll out much the same as last year.

KNS Chief referee, Mr David Griffin Has agreed to conduct an officials clinic on Friday evening. The clinic is for any KNS member brown belt and up who wishes to become an official or who simply wants to increase their knowledge of the WKF competition rules. There is no charge for this clinic. There will also be a kumite clinic running simultaneously. The Instructor will be Canadian Team member Ryan O’Neil. This clinic is also open to all KNS members  11 years and up. The fee for this clinic is $10.00. Both clinics will run from 7-9 pm on the Friday evening.

Saturdays competition will be mostly the same as other Provincial tournaments with the exception of the King of the Ring divisions for ages 13- 16 Boys & girls. Please remember to pre-register on the KNS web site as there is no registration at the door. Also, in the interest of fairness, competitors may only register in one Kata and one kumite division (excluding team kata and King of the Ring) We have trophies for best male and female competitor junior/adult as well as best sportsman adult/junior. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in King of the Ring division will also receive trophies.

We are also featuring demonstrations at the dinner break.

Who will be the champions of the Yarmouth Cup! Will your dojo be able to defeat the reigning 2 time champion Windsor Shito-Ryu Dojo?  Tournament registration begins at 8:30 with the action starting at 9:30. I WILL SEE YOU THERE !!

Milton Bourque,

Chair, Yarmouth Cup

organizing committee

Please forward this notice to anyone who is not on my limited e-mail list

Thank you



Saturday, June 1st , 8:30 am to 5:30 pm

Mariner Center, 45 Jody Shelley Dr., Yarmouth

Pre-Registration Is a MUST!! Available starting May 13th!

 Pre-Registration ENDS May  29th!

  • 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 / 12 and Up

Advanced: Green to Black – Under 12 / 12 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 $115.00 (May 31st & June 1st).   Make sure to tell them that you are with the “Yarmouth Karate Challenge” when booking your room!   

These rooms won’t last long so follow the link below to reserve your rooms today!   BOOK BY May 17th!

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!