(January 20, 2021) - USATKD announces today the first event in 2021 which is the online U.S. Open Poomsae Championships. The U.S. Open is sanctioned at the U.S. 12.0 level AND is also the first ever USATKD international online event. In addition, the U.S. Open Poomsae Championships will be the second Major Tournament under the Poomsae Pathways, offering not only big points in the rankings, but also a chance to claim a spot in the 2021 National Team Tournament, with the winners taking a giant step towards being the next Poomsae USA National Team Member!
The event is open to all Black and Color Belt Individual Poomsae athletes in the Para, Dragon, Tiger, Youth, Cadet, Junior, Senior and Master divisions. The first round of the tournament will be seeded based on the current rankings in the U.S. National Poomsae Rankings. International athletes will enter unseeded.
The U.S. Open will feature the same high quality production as the Summer of Poomsae and Poomsae Grand slam, with competition, play by play commentary, interviews and on-screen graphics providing a TV style broadcast that was enjoyed by tens of thousands of viewers, giving poomsae athletes the opportunity to be showcased on USATKD platforms to viewers around the world, alongside furthering their National Team dreams.
The competition will begin with the senior and master athletes, where they will be featured in high quality broadcasted episodes - the first episode for senior and master divisions will air on March 15. Following the Senior and master's will be the cadet and juniors - the first episode for both of the divisions will air on March 29. Ending the U.S. Open Poomsae Championships will be the Para, Dragon, Tiger, Youth Poomsae athletes - their first episode will air on April 12.
Registration IS OPEN NOW and the event is open to USATKD members, non-members & international athletes with USA Taekwondo members receiving a significant discount on registration fees. To mark the occasion of the Online U.S. Open Poomsae Championships we have designed an exclusive t-shirt that will be available at registration for purchase.
Sparring athletes, we will have announcements on provisional plans for later in the year soon - rest assured we will always put your safety above financial considerations, and as soon as it is safe to do so we will be back in action with the most exciting events schedule ever in the United States!
Registration for the online U.S. Poomsae Championships is officially open, log on to your account on the USATKD Sport:80 membership platform by clicking here. To view the Event Information Packet, click here.