Div 1 u35k
Warriors clinched this division despite having a nightmare last match day during which they lost matches to both Panthers and Warlords, their only two losses of the season. Both Panthers and Warlords did their best to make up ground but it was not enough. Panthers had to settle for runners-up and Warlords 3rd with Vipers 4th and Samurai moving down to division 2 for next season.
Div 1 u45K
Warriors A dominated this division and finished unbeaten with 12 from 12. An impressive 125 points scored and more than that they showed a terrific skill level when faced with smaller or less able opposition. They received only 2 contact warnings during the last match day .
Vipers took a well-deserved runners-up trophy leaving Wolverines and Warriors B to battle it out for 3rd and 4th. Wolverines with only 2 fighters managed to hang on to 3rd on points scored. Wolverines scored 98 points Warriors B 84 points.
Panthers try their luck in Division 2 next season.
Div 1 u55k
There was some fantastic karate demonstrated in this division , with the Warriors coming out on top eventually with only 1 loss during the season. Warlords were hot on their tail and Tigers and Panthers kept battling to the very end to finish 2nd, 3rd and 4th respectively.
Div 1 o55k
This division is studded with fighters that have won national titles and medals at both European and World level so the standard was as expected `superb` !!
All Stars kept up their come back from the first match day going unbeaten yet again. On the last match day some teams had fought more matches than others so some of the results were ‘double points’ matches in order to balance the season.
Below is how they finished.
Div 2 u35k
Arch Angels stormed into Division 1 with another unbeaten performance. 11 from 12 during the whole season left them top of the table. Warlords and Tigers went head to head for runners-up position with it eventually going to points scored. Tigers 97 points and Warlords 67 points.
Gladiators took 4th place with Legends 5th and relegated to Div 3 for next season.
Div 2 u45k
Terminators continued their fine form in this division winning 4 from 5 and tipping the Flying Tigers to top spot. Assassins despite beating the winners 7-5 had to settle for 3rd but know they can do better next season.
Legends hung on to 4th from a resurgent Cobras team in 5th which left Phantoms in 6th place.
Div 2 O45k
Very much an improving division and Barbarians certainly showed enough talent to warrant a move up to Division 1 for next season with a masterful performance and 4 wins from 4.
Warlords claimed a creditable 2nd with Phantoms taking 3rd spot.
Div 3 u35k pool A
Destroyers continued their great showing here in Division 3 finishing top and unbeaten for the season. Of course coming top was not the end of the matter as here in Div 3 there is an end of season play off competition which pits the winners of Pool A against the runners-up from Pool B and the winners of Pool B versus the Runners up of Pool A.
Note that Vipers made the semi-final stage on points scored over the Warlords as both teams finished on the same match points
For the first time in many years we had a three-way tie in Pool B. All three teams had the same match points but Flying Tigers had scored 4 more points so took 1st Place.
Phantoms A and Wolverines had not only tied on match points but had also tied on points scored so the decision goes to points scored against with the team conceding least points being judged the winner. Phantoms A s record was considerably better than Wolverines so the Phantoms team went through.
Destroyers won pool A and Phantoms A finished runners-up in Pool B so there was the first semi final. Pool B winners Flying Tigers went on to meet Pool A runners-up Vipers in the second semi final.
In the first semi final Destroyers beat Phantoms A 7-4 and in the other semi Vipers beat Flying Tigers 13-6. This put Destroyers up against their Pool rivals Vipers in the Play off final.
In the pool matches Destroyers had won 5-1 but Vipers put up a much harder fight in the final going down only 7-4 .
Congratulations to Destroyers in winning promotion to Div 2.
Next season starts on September 23rd with the other match days on Nov 4th and Dec 9th .
See you there!