2014 "All Star" Tournament Report
The Inaugural "All Star" Chinese Martial Arts Championship was held on Saturday, April 26, 2014, at the Pasadena Convention Center in the spacious Grand Ballroom.
With nearly 300 competitors, the tournament got off to a great start. Competitors came from all over California, the neighboring state of Nevada, and also Colorado, Oklahoma, Illinois, and as far away as New York and
We want to recognize all of the VIPs, Officials and Sifus who took part or who supported the event by sending competitors.
VIPS: Raymond Wong, Lily Lau, Jason Tsou, Fu Hang Ng, Benson Lee, Steven Baugh, Stanley Jue, Dai Luong Ho, Li Jing, Xining He, Franco Lung, Shi Yan Hui, Carrie Ogawa Wong, Antwione Alferos, Eddie Torres, Su Meiling.
Officials: Orlando Ayala, Sonny Beasley, Chris Botto, Robert Burke, Tav Byerhoff, Sing-May Chen, Lonnly Ching, Victor Colichon, Ford Edwards, Nicholas Ellis, Fenton Fong Eng, Jing-Jing Evans, Jasan Fujii, Kurtis Fujita, Art Gonzales, David Gowdy, Huy Ha, Donald Hamby, Eric Hellberg, Robert Jones, Eric Kohatsu, Sydney Lau, Lin Li, Howard Lin, Kee Ling, Chris Luth, Louie Martinez, Mary Melliza, Jonathan Miller, Guillermo Morris, John Nguyen, Jennifer Nui, Ron Phillips, Marlon Pilossoph, Ron Quan, Sal Redner, Billie Ann Sabala, Jonathan Sandberg, Art Schonfeld, Ko-Chiu Sun, Clark Tang, Wei Zhong Tang, Bradley Temple, Rose Trenado, James Van, Alex Wang, Jonathan Wang, Michael Willson, David Wong, Stanley Wong, Derrick Wright, Gabe Ybarra
Sifus who sent competitors: LeRoy Alsup, Eric Bernsdorf, Tony Chan, Jill Doherty, Mark Elefane, Yan Guang, Sam Guo, Kingston Heng, Happy Hsu, Alan Hubbard, Ken Hui, Buck Sam Kong, Guo Jie, Wei Jinglin, Jon Kurtz, Keming Liang, Jun Chang Lu, Leandro Manabe, Manuel Marquez, Cesar Pacol, Louis Parker, Oscar Perez, Alon Peterson, Tim Storms, Matt Stroh, Nancy Tei, Todd Shawn Tei, Dong Thai, Douglas Wong, Tom Wong, Alson Yuen
Lion Dance Team: Special recognition and appreciation goes out to Sifu Steven Baugh and his Lion Dance team who came from Las Vegas to help us inaugurate the tournament. Sifu Baugh also brought Competitors, Judges, and Volunteers to support and help out with the event.
Volunteers: Sifu Jason Tsou and Sifu Benson Lee also provided volunteers and Judges for the event.
Other recognitions: Sifu Stanley Jue came from Massachusetts to help with set-up and Sifu Chris Botto was on hand all day to assist.
Congratulations to all the 2014 "All Star" Grand Champions: Akos Kocsardi, Diego Tham, Lauren Yeung, Charles Perez, Gun Orachantara, Xiao Yi Chen, Connie Kwan, Nicholas Alsup. Please see complete listing on the Grand Champions Tab.
Plans are already under way for the Second Annual "All Star" Championship which wil lbe held on April, 25, 2015 at the same location. Based on the positive feedback, we are confident that the tournament will grow and become a regular stop on the ICMAC tournament circuit.
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