Ilkley Karate Club were in top form at the second Wharfedale Junior Grade Championships at Aireborough Leisure Centre in Guiseley, which attracted over 100 competitors, many of them novices, with clubs from Leeds, Yeadon, Guiseley, Horsforth and Skipton also being represented.
However, Ilkley were crowned overall champions after coming away with 27 trophies - 11 firsts, seven seconds and nine thirds.
As always the event proved to be an enormous success: with over one hundred competitors young and old competing.
The standard was particularly high especially as the majority of the students were competing for the first time.
Piers Walton, Abi Thackray, Peter Davison together with adults Nikki Thackray and Mark Davison started the avalanche of first place awards in the kata (set moves) events.
This was then repeated in the fighting events with Alfie White (7), George Wareham (7), Thomas Hall (11), Josh Beattie (10), Sam Simons (11) and adult Tom Styles all winning their respective categories.
In the boys' red to orange belt kumite event it was Ilkley versus Leeds as all the Ilkley boys were up against rival competitors from Leeds and all four boys were successful in winning their matches making it an all Ilkley semi-final and final which was very pleasing for the Ilkley instructor.
Ilkley results below: Kata (set moves), boys' red to orange belt 10 years and under - 1, Piers Walton; 3, Thomas Hall.
Girls' red to orange belt 10 years and under - 1, Abi Thackray.
Boys' green to purple belt 10 years and under - 1, Peter Davison. Boys/Girls' green to purple belt 11 and over - 2, Sam Simons.
Women's red to orange belt - 1, Nikki Thackray; 2, Wendy Syril.
Men's red to orange belt - 2, Tom Styles.
Men's green to purple belt - 1, Mark Davison; 3, Ian Richards.
Kumite (free fighting): Boys' red to orange belt under 4ft - 1, Alfie White; Joint 3, Jack Wareham and Dan Gore.
Boys' red to orange belt 4ft to 4ft 4 - 1, George Wareham; 2, Finley Tunney; Joint 3, Ryan Thatcher and Sam Barker.
Boys' red to purple belt 4ft 5 to 4ft 10 - 1, Thomas Hall; 2, Piers Walton.
Girls' Red to Blue belt 4ft 10 and over - 3, Abi Thackray.
Girls' green to purple belt 4ft 4 to 4ft 8 - 2, Sophia Richards.
Boys' green to purple belt 4ft 6 to 4ft 11 - 1, Josh Beattie.
Boys' green to purple belt 5ft and over - 1, Sam Simons; 2, Ben Lister.
Adult red to orange belt - 1, Tom Styles.
Men's green to purple belt - Joint 3, Mark Davison and Ian Richards.
(Source: Ilkley Gazette )