2017 NCTA National Collegiate Taekwondo Championships and NCTA High School Championships

April 1-2, 2017
University of California, San Diego
San Diego, CA

The NCTA is proud to announce the 42nd National Collegiate Taekwondo Championships on April 1-2, 2017, to be held at the University of California, San Diego!

The NCTA is also pleased to host the 4th NCTA High School Championships, to include black belt sparring, Black Belt Sport Poomsae (Individual, Paris and Teams) on Saturday, April 1, as part of the same event.

This year's collegiate championships will serve as the team trials for the 2017 World University Games in Taipei, Chinese Taipei.

NCTA President: Dr. Russell Ahn
NCTA Championships Director: Mr. Rex Hatfield
NCTA Championships Host: Master Jacky Baik

Venue

University of California, San Diego
RIMAC Arena
9730 Hopkins Dr.
La Jolla, CA 92093

Hotel Information

San Diego Marriott La Jolla
4240 La Jolla Village Drive
La Jolla, CA 92037
or call 858-597-6321 and mention "National Collegiate Taekwondo"

Airports

San Diego International Airport - 15 mi.

Los Angeles International Airport - 112 mi.

Online Registration

Registration for the NCTA Championships is now open at USA Taekwondo Hangastar: http://www.usat.hangastar.com.

Tournament Information Packet

The 2017 National Collegiate Taekwondo Championships Tournament Packet, which will include detailed information about schedule, required equipment, venue information, required forms, and designated poomsae can downloaded by clicking below:

2017 Summer World University Games Team Selection Procedures

Selection procedures for the 2017 Summer World University Games will be posted here once they are approved.

Eligibility and Other Forms

IMPORTANT: Please mail the following required forms by March 20, 2017 to the address below. Do not use signature required as this will delay your application.
NCTA
4101 Dublin Blvd, Ste F, #33
Dublin, CA 94568
- Collegiate competitors:
   - Proof of Citizenship (black belt competitors only): Copy of one of the following documents: US passport (unexpired), US birth certificate or US naturalization papers
- High School Competitors:
   - Proof of Citizenship (black belt competitors only): Copy of one of the following documents: US passport (unexpired), US birth certificate or US naturalization papers

Update to Poomsae Team Trials Format

The WTF recently announced a change to the competition format for the 2017 Summer World University Games poomsae divisions to include both recognized and freestyle poomsae as described in this press release:

http://www.worldtaekwondofederation.net/free-style-poomsae-taekwondo-to-be-added/

As such, for the following Team Trials divisions at the 2017 National Collegiate Taekwondo Championships at the University of California, San Diego on April 1-2, 2017, the competition format for the following divisions will be updated to reflect the updated format:

Female Individual Poomsae

Male Individual Poomase

Mixed Pair Poomsae (1 male, 1 female)

Male Team Poomsae (3 men)

Female Team Poomsae (3 women)

This new format will consist of the following:

Preliminary Round (cutoff, top 50% progress to Semifinal Round):
Randomly selected poomsae, Taegeuk 6 to Sipjin
Semifinal Round (cutoff, top 8 progress to Final Round):
Randomly selected poomsae, Taegeuk 6 to Sipjin
Final Round (Cutoff, top 8):
One Randomly selected poomsae, Taegeuk 6 to Sipjin, and
One freestyle poomsae

The Championship poomsae (non-Team Trials) divisions at the 2017 National Collegiate Taekwondo Championships will remain the same as previous years (recognized poomsae only).

Schedule

Friday, March 31, 2017

2:00-8:00pm Credential pick up
4:00-8:00pm Required weigh-ins for color belts and high school sparring competitors
7:00-8:00pm Annual NCTA meeting
7:00-9:30pm Referee meeting (location tbd)

Saturday, April 1, 2017

9:00am Color belt poomsae (all ranks)
10:00am Team poomsae (Championship division)
10:30am Team poomsae (Team trials division)
Male White/Yellow Sparring, all weights
11:00am Individual black belt poomsae (male & female) preliminary round
12:00pm Lunch break
1:00pm Individual black belt poomsae (male & female) semifinals and finals
Female White/Yellow Sparring, all weights
2:00pm Male Green/Blue Sparring, all weights
2:00-6:00pm Credential pick up
Collegiate black belt weigh-ins
2:30pm Pairs poomsae (Championship division)
2:30pm High School Pairs poomsae division
3:30pm Female Green/Blue Sparring, all weights
High School Individual poomsae divisions
4:00pm Pairs poomsae (Team trials division)
High School Teams poomsae divisions
4:30pm Female Red Sparring, all weights
Female & Male High school sparring divisions, all weights
5:30pm Male Red Sparring, all weights

Sunday, April 2, 2017

9:00am Collegiate Black belt sparring matches 1-20
9:30am Collegiate black belt sparring continues through finals
6:00pm Awards ceremony
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