On February 13, 2016 the IV European Sports Knife Fighting Cup was held in Tallinn as part of the VIII Estonian Open Martial Arts Games.
The IV European Sports Knife Fighting Cup was organized by the Russian Knife Fighting Federation (RKFF) with the support of the Estonian Martial Arts Union, the Tolpar Knife Fighting School, the Russian Union of Martial Arts (RUMA).
Fighters from Russia, Estonia, Latvia and France have taken part in the tournament.
The competitions were held in three height categories – men, open categories Ц women, juniors and professionals (Pro-category) and a team championship as well between national teams of the participating states.
There were 9 sets of medals awarded altogether.
“Tolpar Sports Knife” wireless knife competition scoring system was used (sportsknife.ru).
The results of the fights:
1 place Ц Polikarpov Alexander (Russia - Tolpar)
2 place Ц Lyubin Kirill (Russia - Tolpar)
3 place Ц Varyushin Dmitry (Russia - Tolpar)
1 place Ц Timonin Alexey (Estonia - SBSK)
2 place Ц Mende Mark (Estonia - SBSK)
3 place Ц Novozhilov Svyatoslav (Russia)
Category: Men to 175 sm:
1 place Ц Rumyantsev Anton (Russia - Tolpar)
2 place Ц Kononov Sergey (Latvia - LKCF)
3 place Ц Talakin Artem (Russia - Bratislava)
Category: Men to 185 sm:
1 place Ц Kuzmin Roman (Russia - Tolpar)
2 place Ц Kaminsky Dmitry (Russia - Tolpar)
3 place Ц Petrov Dmitry (Estonia Ц Meihua)
Category: Men over 185 sm:
1 place Ц Guillaume Fabien (France - Tolpar)
2 place Ц Petrov Vitaly (Estonia - Meihua)
3 place Ц Nebolsin Konstantin (Estonia - IRBIS)
1 place Ц Mukha Veronika (Russia - Tolpar)
2 place Ц Petina Christina (Estonia - IRBIS)
3 place Ц Babarykina Anastasia (Estonia - Meihua)
Category: Team championship:
1 place Ц Russian national team: Lubin Kirill, Polikarpov Alexander, Rumyantsev Anton.
2 place Ц The National team of Latvia: Kononov Sergey, Goldblat Vitaly, Strukov Andrey.
3 place - French national team: Ruis Alexis, Mathier Pinel, Gerentes Pierre.
We are mostly grateful to all the participants of the competitions, prize-winners, to everybody who was with us on February 13, 2016 at the IV European Sports Knife Fighting Cup.
We are also thankful to the members of the Organizing Committee and the Judging Panel: Polikarpov Alexander, Perelygin Sergey, Lubin Kirill, Varyushin Dmitry, Mukha Veronika.
Thank you all, dear friends and will be glad to meet you on April 30, 2016 in St.-Petersburg at the International Sports Knife Fighting Competition during the УEast-WestФ Olympiad.