Is there a reason why at the upcoming world championships that juniors (17 years) will have to fight as seniors, even if the competitor turns 18 in December, they still have to fight as a senior?
All of this, and it's announced two months out from the tournament. I've a ringing sound in my ears from concerned parents.
Does anyone know the reason for this late change, was it really needed?
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We had confirmation from Master Galarraga, there seemed to be a difference of opinion between the Spanish speaking and us English on the age criteria. We too assumed that as long as you were 17 in the year of the tournament you could compete as a junior.
Unfortunately we were informed that you must be 17 throughout 2010. Therefore if you turned 18 in December 2010 you must compete as a Senior. There risk assessment concluded it was safer to move these students up to Senior and protect the younger students eg 14 from fighting someone who would be classed an adult in a few months.
Caused us a bit of hassle but we have now adjusted our team. Out of 92 competitors we had 3 that it effected.
facile est inventis addere. it is easy to add to things already invented.