Hosted by: New York Open TaeKwonDo Organizing Committee
Recognized by: World TaeKwonDo (WT) Korea Taekwondo Association (KTA)
Sponsored by: Flushing Bank, Korean Cultural Service of NY (뉴욕한 문화원), Korea Tourism Organization, AT Center of NY
Tournament Chairman: Grandmaster Y.H. Park
Tournament Director: Master Edward Park
Date: Saturday, October 10th, 2020
Location: Zoom Online (Athletes will be sent a Zoom Link and time of competition at least
24 hours before the event.)
Registration Deadline: Must be received by Wednesday, October 7th, 2020 (11:59pm Eastern Time)
(No Registration will be accepted after this date- NO EXCEPTIONS)
Uniform Requirement: Competitors should have a taekwondo or martial arts uniform in good condition,
any color is acceptable. Belt representing rank is required and should be tied neatly and evenly.
Individual Awards: Electronic certificates for 1st, 2nd, and two 3rd places will be awarded to the
winners in each division. All winners will also be recognized on NY Open TKD social media platforms and our NY Open TKD website. All other participants will receive the NY Open TKD “Spirit Award” Certificate.
Technical Issues: If the competitor cannot be judged due to a technical difficulty (e.g. internet
connection crashes), they may perform again without penalty. The judgement will be made by the tournament committee regarding the nature of the technical error. It’s recommended to link to a wired connection if available. During competition, please have your family reduce internet usage for better connectability.
TECHNICAL & SPACE REQUIREMENTS
Zoom will be used as the virtual platform for the tournament. The Zoom application can be installed both on PCs and on mobile devices. Please be sure to create a free Zoom account (http://zoom.us) and to have the Zoom application installed on your device before the tournament. In addition, please be sure to test Zoom before the tournament to ensure that Zoom is correctly working on your device.
If you already have zoom installed, please update to the latest Zoom client and test before the event.
In order for the referees to correctly judge your performance, the device running Zoom must have a camera. Please be sure to test your camera before the event to ensure that it works correctly. In addition, we will require that your entire body stays within the frame of the camera to track your movements, however, your camera must remain in the same location, i.e. the camera can pan left and right but cannot be moved. Please be sure to test run your performance in front of the camera before the event to ensure that you stay within the frame the entire time.
Day of Zoom Room Requirements:
- On the day of the competition, please be sure to log in to your Zoom Room ten minutes before your scheduled Check-In time. Scheduled Check-In times for each division, as well as the Zoom links for each division, will be emailed out prior to the competition day.
- Once logged in to your Zoom Room, please be sure to change the name on your screen to your full name and rank (eg. John Smith, Red). A guide on how to change your name can be found here: https://support.zoom.us/he/en-us/articles/201363203-Customizing-your-Profile
- Please do not utilize a virtual background while participating in this event. Virtual backgrounds distort the image and will lead to inaccurate scoring.
Space Requirements: The performance space should be clean and uncluttered with unimpeded views of the competitor. Any competition surface or setting (at home, outdoors, in a studio) is acceptable.