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2023 WKO
Open World Championships 

worlds 2023

2023 EVENT SCHEDULE

 

Friday 4th August:

03:00pm-18:00pm - Doors Open 

Optional Day Before

Fighters Official Weight/Licence Check/Check In

 

 

Saturday 5th August: Ringsports

08:00am  - Doors Open

08-00am - On The Day

Weigh in, Licence Check and Check in

09:00am - Medicals (For fighters identified needing them) 

09:30am - Officials & Coaches Rules Meeting

10:00am - Official 2022 WKO World Championships Opening Ceremony 

11:00am - 2023 WKO Open Ringsports World Championships Begins

18:00pm - 2023 WKO Open Ringsports World Championships Finishes

20:00pm - Pain & Fortune

Pain & Fortune 

International Super Gala

(& Closing Party)

19:00pm  - Doors Open

20:00pm - 1st Bell of the International Super Gala

11:00pm - Pain & Fortune International Super Gala Finishes

(All times subject to change)

Sunday 6th August: Tatami Sports

08:00am  - Doors Open

08-00am - On The Day

Weigh in, Licence Check and Check in

9:30am - Officials & Coaches Rules Meeting

10:00am - 2023 WKO Open Tatami Sports World Championships Begins

18:00pm - 2023 WKO Open Tatami Sports World Championships Finishes

 

Points to consider:

 

Once all Competitors have registered and draws been finalised we shall post the online schedule through www.kihapp.com, 3weeks prior to the event.

This allows for coaches to contact us to rectify any errors or unsuitable matches

Any unsuccessful entries that we cannot match will be refunded, direct to method used to pay to enter.

 

Once all provisional draws are completed the schedule will be published to allow all attendees to plan their arrival times accordingly.

 

All draws remain provisional until all competitors have weighed in, once weigh in complete the draws will be updated. 

 

This Schedule updates as categories progress or are delayed. The online schedule is a rough guideline and will change in line with how the event is progressing.

ALL COMPETITORS NEED TO MAKE THEMSELVES AVAILABLE FOR ALL  DAYS OF THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS INCLUDING:

 WEIGH IN - OPENING CEREMONY - CHAMPIONSHIPS  

 

EVERY EFFORT WILL BE MADE TO KEEP YOU UP TO DATE WHEN AND WHICH AREA YOU WILL BE COMPETING IN

It is planned that Ringsports and Tatami Sports will run on separate days:

  • Ringsports being run on the Saturday

  • Tatami Sports being run on the Sunday

Please view the online schedule to see which days and which area you will be competing on.

As this is a World Championships and not a National Championships consideration must be given to the time it will take to run such an event.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions we are aiming to run the Championships from 8am to 8pm on the 13th August. This will only be possible if a significant number of competitors take advantage of the optional day before weigh in.

Also due to Covid-19 only countries listed as Green Zones under UK Government travel restrictions are allowed to participate.

Thank you for all teams and competitors from around the world which are supporting this event, without you there simply is no event.

We appreciate each and everyone of you and are proud to have you all as a part of not only our history but out future too.

Location & Venue

Entry Fees:

  • 1st Entry £65

  • All Other Entries £45

  • Bundle packages available
    1 Entry £65
    2 Entries £100
    3 Entries £130
    4 Entries £150
    Up to 6  Entries £185
    Up to 8 Entries £225

Spectator Tickets:

  • £15 per day

WKO Recommended Hotels

Al hotel fees may vary on the time you book these images and prices were from 16/03/20.
 
These hotels are only recommended as the closest to the venue.
 
The Premier Inn central is the closest and 10-15 mins walking distance from the venue.

Holiday Inn Barnsley and the Tankersley Manor are more higher end quality hotels.
Its every teams option as to where they book.

There are many Hotels within 20 mins drive in and around Rotherham, Sheffield & Wakefield.
 
Cities with more choice for restaurants, shops and nightlife are Sheffield & Leeds.
Where as Rotherham, Barnsley and Wakefield are towns
which also have many amenities required for an enjoyable stay.

If staying in a city Trains go back and forth from Airport to cities and from Cities to Barnsley

ALL ACCOMMODATION IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF EACH
TEAM/FIGHTER/SPECTATOR TO BOOK 
 ACCORDINGLY TO THE NEEDS AND REQUIREMENTS

 

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Closest Airports

  • LEEDS BRADFORD AIRPORT (45 Mins)

  • DONCASTER ROBIN HOOD AIRPORT (45 Mins)

  • EAST MIDLANDS AIRPORT (1hr 15 Mins)

  • MANCHESTER AIRPORT (1hr 30 Mins)

  • LIVERPOOL JOHN LENNON AIRPORT (1hr 45 Mins)

  • BIRMINGHAM INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (1hr 45 Mins)

  • LUTON LONDON AIRPORT (2hr 30 Mins)

Trains Example

(2018 PRICES & TIMES)

Times

WKO Rules Age & Weight Divisions Available

TATAMI-SPORTS​:





 
 
 
 
RING-SPORTS - LIGHT CONTACT RULES:




 

RING-SPORTS - FULL CONTACT RULES:






All rules and styles will feature Rookies and Advanced Categories

WKO Open World Championships is OPEN to all Associations Teams and Independent Clubs from ALL Nations where all will be treated Fairly and with utmost Respect.
All results from the World Championships will be added to the WKO AAA World Rankings
The 2022 WKO World Championships shall also be live streamed.

Thanks! Message sent.

2022 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

(Click the links to view results)

Official WKO Teams will also be travelling to the 2023 Unified World Championships

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