2013 NCTA Fall meeting (Nov. 10)
President Dr. Russell Ahn (representing UC Berkeley as well)
Secretary General Vincent Lo
VP Alex Antipa (representing UC Davis as well)
VP Dan Chuang (representing MIT as well)
Other school present:
Mr. Rex Hatfield (representing Princeton University)
Mr. Hatfield: Historically there have not been many divisions in
sparring with over 8 competitors, and so for our team trials we should
start double elimination at semifinals instead of quarterfinals.
President Ahn: We need to look into the pricing of different poomsae
SG Lo: I think we should have a single individual looking into a
combined pricing structure from each vendor that provides poomsae and
sparring scoring systems as well as sells gear and other items, so as
to get the best bid for our purpose.
VP Antipa will look into Daedo's poomsae system, and SG Lo will look
into PoomsaePro, which was turned down last time due to costs.
iPoomsae is, of course, virtually free, as long as we ask our referees
to let us use their iPads.
President Ahn: We need to form an organizing committee that will
decide on various important items including the final schedule. The
tentative members are as follows: Alex Antipa, Linda Buell, Sophia
Chung, Rex Hatfield, and Michael Shea. We will provide room and board
for these members but not airfare (unless they qualify otherwise like
Mr. Hatfield). We will not invite Ms. Audrey Yap because of costs.
VP Antipa said he would ask if Ms. Melannie Lavarias would be
interested in generously helping out again. VP Chuang mentioned
bringing someone experienced to the tournament (i.e., not organizing)
President Ahn suggests splitting the black belt sport poomsae division
into say two to have more medals available for that division in the
interest of encouraging more black belts to compete; team trials can
be held the same weekend to determine those who will qualify for the
SG Lo will ask Ms. Jeanna Mendoza, the new USAT director of events,
about the logistics of how our Collegiates can qualify our Free Style
poomsae medalists for the USAT Nationals. If this is not possible,
perhaps we can make this a demo event at our Collegiates. There is
the similar question of how our High School Championships medalists
could qualify for the USAT Nationals.
We need to move forward with the promotion efforts for our individual
and club memberships.
Future fundraising events like tournament management seminars are feasible.