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  1. 1. Bulletin # 1 1
  2. 2. 1. TABLE OF CONTENTS a. Preface by the President of the German Karate Federation (DKV) b. Preface by the President of the World Karate Federation (WKF) 2. Germany & Bremen a. General Information b. Insurance / Passports / Visa Requirements 3. Headquarter & Hotels a. HQ Hotel: Maritim Hotel, Bremen (directly at the venue) b. Official Hotels (all within walking distance) c. Hotel prices & conditions d. Booking form e. Transportation & Registration form 4. The Venue a. Championships Venue b. Tickets: categories and the hall plan eliminations c. Tickets: categories and the hall plan finals d. Map of connectivity 5. The Event a. Registration of the delegations b. WKF homologated items supplier 6. Programme a. Referee examination program b. Pre-competition program (Monday & Tuesday) c. Eliminations timetable (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday) d. Finals timetable (Saturday) e. Finals timetable (Sunday) 7. Registration Forms a. Booking training facilities b. Declaration of Obligation 8. Touristic Information a. Champions Night b. Bremen Tourism 9. Contact Details Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 – 7 Page 9 Page 9 – 12 Page 13 – 14 Page 15 Page 16 – 17 Page 18 – 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 31 Page 32 Page 34 Page 35 - 36 Page 37 2
  3. 3. Preface by the President of the German Karate Federation (DKV) Wolfgang Weigert President of the German Karate Federation Dear friends of karate from all over the world, for the German Karate Federation, it is both an honour and a duty to hold the 22nd Karate World Championships in Bremen. We would like to use them to globally present our sport as innovative and geared towards the media. For the first time in the history of our sport, we will link popular sport with competitive sport: For three days, over 1000 of our spectators will practice with 86 top-trainers and pass exams up to the 8th Dan before they will be cheering for the athletes for five days during the World Championships. The integration of the first World Championships for people with disabilities constitutes a further novelty. Karate can be practiced by every person independent of age or physical abilities - we impressively provide proof of this with the mutual World Championships. „A   time   to   make   friends“,   this   is   the   slogan   of   the   World   Championships   in   Bremen. A warmly welcome to all of you and let us enjoy together five unforgettable days of top-level karate sport. Kind regards Wolfgang Weigert President of the German Karate Federation 3
  4. 4. Preface by the President of the World Karate Federation (WKF) Antonio ESPINOS President of the WKF The entire WKF waits since long time, with great expectation and excitement, the arrival of big days for karate in Bremen. These wishes are also and without any doubt shared not only by the German Karate Federation but also by all those that in one way or another take part in the organisation of these twenty second World Senior Championships, that come back to Germany after the great ones celebrated in the year 2000 in Munich, and that on the other side were my first World Senior Championships as WKF President. In the coordination visit that the WKF made to Bremen before the event, we have seen the strong support that the German Federation has been able to agglutinate, as well as the superb facilities that will be offered to the many delegations of the 5 continents. Between them, we want to highlight the ÖVB Arena, a splendid venue that will make possible the celebration of a high standard Championships and also by the vicinity and the outstanding conditions of the selected hotels. Finally, I want to thank the President of the German Karate Federation and the whole organising team for their leadership, their hard work and their commitment to overcome all difficulties and be in condition to make this huge contribution to the World of Sport, and I also want to congratulate them for their success in having chosen a working team fully capable to face the successful organisation of this great world event. Antonio Espinós WKF President 4
  5. 5. GENERAL INFORMATION Information about Bremen 53 degrees, 4 minutes, 48 seconds north and 8 degrees, 48 minutes, 19 seconds east – that is Bremen's exact geographical position. Bremen and the town of Bremerhaven 60 km down river towards the North Sea make up the federal state of Bremen with 690,000 inhabitants. Bremen and in particular the ÖVB Arena have plenty of experience in organising international sports events. In 2003, the 38th European Championships were held in the venue which was the best frequented European Championships ever. The event is still remembered well in the whole Karate community. Currency: The German currency is Euro. Foreign currencies can be exchanged at the airport, in banks, as well as in many foreign currency exchange offices which can be found all over the city. Banks are usually open from 9am to 5pm or 6pm, from Monday to Friday. Electricity: 220 Volts / 50 Hz Communication: To call Germany from abroad, dial the international code 00 followed by 49 for Germany, then the number without the first 0. Example for Bremen number: 00 49 421 2208215. Calling overseas from Germany: for direct dialling, 00 + country code + area code + telephone number. Services: Police: 110 Fire brigade: 112 Nearest hospital: St. Joseph Stift Schwachhauser Heerstraße 54, 28209 Bremen Tel.: +49 (0)421- 3470 5
  6. 6. Insurance No insurance is concluded for the participants (athletes, coaches, umpires, assistants, members of the delegations etc.) at the 22nd World Karate Championships 2014. We draw explicit attention to the fact that all participants and members of the individual delegations have to take out their own personal insurance (liability insurance, health insurance, etc.). The German Karate Federation, the Bremen Karate Federation and the Organising Committee will not assume any corresponding costs and reject any form of liability. The corresponding delegation leaders must sign the enclosed declaration of obligation for the athletes and all members of the delegations and return it by July 31st, 2014. Passports/Visa All participants at the 22nd World Karate Championships must hold a valid passport and organise the necessary immigration papers (visa) in plenty of time, in full compliance with Germany's immigration regulations. VISA REQUIREMENTS The following countries, whatever the reason for their stay is need a visa: Visa requirements: Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus (see also White Russia), Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, China (People's Republic)(6), Colombia, Comoros, Congo (Democratic Republic of the Congo), Congo (Republic of the Congo), Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Cuba, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Korea (Democratic People's Republic), Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar (Burma), Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Rwanda, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, São Tomé and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste (East Timor), Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Viet Nam, White Russia (see also Belarus), Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe (6) The visa waiver applies to holders of SAR passports (Hong Kong and Macao Special Administrative Region passports). Last updated 17.06.2013 In case of questions please verify on the following URL http://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/sid_EA15A78BF7D352E7D2F41428475CE3BD/EN/EinreiseUndAufenthalt/StaatenlisteVisumpflicht_node.html 6
  7. 7. In the event of visa problems occurring for any team, please contact: German Karate Federation Am Wiesenbusch 15 45966 Gladbeck Tel: +49 (0)2043 / 2988-0 Fax: +49 (0)2043 / 2988-91 Email: info@karate.de Web: http://www.karate.de THE ORGANISATION The bulletin On the following pages you will find all the necessary information needed to organise for the participation of your delegation to the 22nd World Senior Karate Championships: Transfer from airports and train stations to your hotel Venue (location and layout) Program: includes registration of delegations, referees examination, meetings and congress, weigh in and competition program. Meals vouchers form for the stadium (information will follow) Booking for training facilities The official website: www.karate2014.de A website dedicated to this competition has been launched recently in order to help you find any pertinent information regarding the championships. On this website, the miscellaneous booking forms mentioned in this bulletin will be available for download, once downloaded and filled in you can email them back to the Organising Committee under office@karate2014.de Questions and requests: Do not hesitate to contact us by email or phone: Karate WM 2014 Fahrenheitstrasse 1 28359 Bremen / Germany Phone: +49(0)421-2208215 Email: office@karate2014.de 7
  8. 8. Headquarters & Hotels 8
  9. 9. HQ Hotel (directly connected to the venue) HQ Hotel Maritim Hotel & Congress Centrum Bremen Cat. **** Hollerallee 99 28215 Bremen Official Hotels (all within walking distance) Courtyard by Marriot Bremen Cat. ****+ Theodor-Heuss-Allee 2 28215 Bremen 9
  10. 10. InterCityHotel Bremen Cat. ***+ Bahnhofsplatz 17-18 28195 Bremen Star Inn Hotel Bremen Columbus Cat. *** Bahnhofsplatz 5-7 28195 Bremen 10
  11. 11. BEST WESTERN Hotel zur Post Cat. **** Bahnhofsplatz 11 28195 Bremen IBIS Altstadt Hotel Cat. *** Faulenstrasse 45 28195 Bremen 11
  12. 12. IBIS City Hotel Cat. *** Faulenstrasse 45 28195 Bremen B&B Hotel Cat. ** Findorffstraße 28 28215 Bremen 12
  13. 13. HOTELS: LOCATION AND RATES (per person and night) HOTEL RANK SINGLE DOUBLE TRIPLE FOUR HALF BOARD FULL BOARD MARITIM HEADQUARTER **** 149,-- € 89,-- € 29,50  € 55,-- € COURTYARD MARRIOT **** 155,-- € 89,-- € 29,50  € 55,-- € **** 145,-- € 82,50  € 29,50  € 55,-- € INTERCITY *** 28195 BREMEN PLUS 135,-- € 79,-- € 29,50  € 55,-- € *** 99,-- € 69,-- € *** 89,-- € 59,-- € 29,50  € 55,-- € *** 89,-- € 59,-- € 29,50 € 55,-- € ** 69,-- € 49,-- € HOLLERALLEE 99 28215 Bremen THEODOR-HEUSSALLEE 2 28215 BREMEN HOTEL ZUR POST BAHNHOFSPLATZ 11 28195 BREMEN BAHNHOFSPLATZ 17-18 STAR INN BAHNHOFSPLATZ 5-7 28195 BREMEN IBIS CITY REMBERTIRING 51 28203 BREMEN IBIS ALTSTADT FAULENSTRASSE 45 28195 BREMEN B&B FINNDORFFSTRASSE 28-32 PLUS 65,-- € 55,-- € 55,-- € 28215 BREMEN According to law all prices are subject to City-Tax:  Cat.**  2,14  €,  Cat.  ***  2,14 €,   Cat. **** 3,21 €  - per person and night, maximum for 7 following nights, payable directly at the Hotel. 13
  14. 14. ALL HOTELS ARE WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE (Between 200 m – 900 m to ÖVB-Arena) Booking deadline: Monday June 30th 2014 – for all bookings after the deadline a 20 % surcharge will apply. After the booking a down payment of 30 % is to be made 14 days after the invoice date. The remaining 70 % must be paid latest on the 31.08.2014 – once the balance has not been remitted the booking will be considered as void, i.e. the deposit expire. 14
  15. 15. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 [1]-C-=-Competitors,-Co-=Coaches,-W-=-WKF-Comitees-member,-P-=-President--of-National-Federations,R = Referees/Judges, D = Doctors, V = VIPs, M = Managers, A = Administration, Pr = Press, O = Others [2]-SR-=-single-room,-DR-=-double-room 15 I BI S City I BI S Altstadt B&B I ntercity Star I nn Hotel Zur Post Courtyard Marriott Maritim HQ Champions Night Dinner Date of departure Lunch Date of arrival SR/ DR[ 2] Surname Nights Name Function[ 1] Hotel- Bookings
  16. 16. TRANSPORTATION Upon request transportation from the Airport to the Official Hotels will be arranged by the Organising Committee, priced as follows: Round Trip (Arrival and Departure): 20  €  per  person  (over 8 persons) 30  €  per  person  (up to 8 persons) If you come by train, please contact the Organising Committee to obtain more information. Please note that the central station is in walking distance to all Official Hotels. For your information From Bremen Airport to Venue / Official Hotels By car: approx. 25 minutes By public transportation (Tram No. 6): 20 minutes In case you arrive at Hamburg or Hannover Airport costs are as follows Round Trip (Arrival and Departure): 85  €  per  person  (over 8 persons) 95  €  per  person  (up to 8 persons) From Hamburg or Hannover Airport to Venue / Official Hotels By car: approximately 1 h 15 minutes Distance approximately 110 km Reservation deadline: August 31st 2014. 16
  17. 17. Deadline: 31st August 2014 Kindly fill this form and return before August 31st, 2014 to Organising committee Karate WM 2014 Fahrenheitstr. 1 28359 Bremen Phone: +49-421-2208-215 email: office@karate2014.de Registration Form (Please type or print) Contact Person Federation: Name: Country: Surname: Full Postal Address: Phone: Fax: Email: Travel Information Our Team travel to Bremen by plane train bus car If your team travel in several groups by plane please mark in the following boxes: Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Number of persons: Number of persons: Number of persons: Airport: Airport: Airport: Arrival-date: Arrival-date: Arrival-date: Flight-No. Hour: Departure-date: Flight-No. Transfer Hour: Departure-date: Hour: yes Flight-No. no Flight-No. Transfer Hour: Departure-date: Hour: yes Flight-No. no Flight-No. Transfer Hour: yes no Total Number of persons, who need a transfer: ................... 17
  18. 18. The Venue 18
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  22. 22. The Venue – connectivity plan 22
  23. 23. REGISTRATION OF THE DELEGATIONS Registration of all athletes and officials will take place in the CCB Congress Center Bremen (CCB Focke-Wulf hall) on Monday 4th November 2014 from 12am to 7pm and on Tuesday 5th November 2014 from 9am to 12am. “There  will  be  a  fast  lane  for  the  NFs  having  made  online  registration,  with  no  changes  and   having paid by bank transfer. For any issues with the online registration, please contact office@sportdata.org” CCB Congress Center Bremen / directly beside the venue Bürgerweide 28215 Bremen The secretariat will be located in the CCB Congress Center Bremen. Each participating nation is requested to provide 2 national flags and a CD with their national anthem. During the registration there is the possibility to accredit the representatives of official press/media. 23
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  25. 25. 1 CCB Salon Franzius 2 CCB Lloyd hall 3 – 12 CCB Hanse hall 25
  26. 26. PRE-COMPETITION PROGRAMME (Monday & Tuesday) CCB Congress Center Bremen (beside the venue) Monday 03rd November 2014 12:00 – 19:00 Registration for Delegations CCB Focke-Wulf Saal There will be a fast lane for the NFs having made online registration, with no changes and having paid by bank transfer. For any issues with the online registration, please contact office@sportdata.org 11:00 – 12:00 Women´s Sport commission Meeting CCB Salon Franzius 12:30 – 14:00 Medical commission meeting CCB Salon Sharoun 13:00 – 15:00 Technical commission meeting CCB Salon Oslo 17:00 – 19:00 Sports commission meeting CCB Salon Franzius 19:00 – 21:00 Referee commission meeting CCB Salon Sharoun Tuesday 04th November 2014 09:00 – 12:00 Registration for Delegations CCB Focke-Wulf hall 09:00 – 12:00 1st WKF Executive committee meeting 12:00 – 13:00 Athletes Commission CCB Lloyd hall CCB Salon Sharoun 13:00 – 14:00 Medical Congress CCB Salon Franzius 15:00 – 18:00 WKF Congress 18:30 – 20:00 Referee and Coach Briefing CCB Borgward hall CCB Hanse hall 19:00 – 23:00 Welcome Reception for the Presidents of NF 20:00 – 22:00 Coaches meeting and draw CCB Kaisen hall CCB Hanse hall Friday 07th November 2014 09:00 – 12:00 2nd WKF Executive committee meeting CCB Lloyd hall 26
  27. 27. COMPETITION SCHEDULE (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday) Wednesday 5th November 2014 Weighing Venue Hall 2 Male all Categories Female all Categories 09:00 – 10:00 10:30 – 11:30 ELIMINATIONS and REPECHAGES 09:00 – 12:00 Kata Individual Male, Female Kumite Eliminations 12:00h Male +84 kg 13:15h Male -84 kg 14:30h Female +68kg 15:45h Female -68 kg 17:00h Male -75kg 18:30 – 19:00h Kata, Female & Male, People with Learning Disabilities 19:00h Repechages Kumite Male & Female Thursday 6th November 2014 09:00h Female 10:15h Female 11:30h Male 12:45h Male 14:00h Female 15:15 – 15:45h 15:45 16:30 -61 kg -55 kg -67 kg -60 kg -50 kg Kata, Female & Male, Wheelchair, Blind and Visually Impaired Repechages Kumite Male & Female Kata Team Male & Female, Eliminations and Repechages Friday, 7th November 2014 09:00h 13:30h 16:00h 18:00 – 18:30h 19:00h Team Male Team Female Repechages Kumite Team, Male & Female Finals, and medal ceremony of Wheelchair, Blind and Visually Impaired (male and female) Opening Ceremony 27
  28. 28. Finals schedule Saturday 8th November 2014 (Bronze medals) 10.00 h 10.10 h 10.25 h 10.35 h 10.50 h Female kumite Male kumite Female kumite Male kumite Female kumite -50 Kg -60 Kg -55 Kg -67 Kg -61 Kg Finals 12.00 h 12.05 h 12.12 h 12.22 h 12.27 h 12.34 h 12.44 h 12.49 h 13:00 h Female kumite -50 Kg Male kumite -60 Kg Medals award Female kumite -55 Kg Male kumite -67 Kg Medals award Female kumite -61 Kg Medals award Finals, and medal ceremony of People with Learning Disabilities (male and female) (Bronze medals) 15.00 h 15.15 h 15.25 h 15.40 h 15.50 h Male kumite Female kumite Male kumite Female kumite Male kumite -75 Kg -68 Kg -84 Kg +68 Kg +84 Kg Male kumite Female kumite Medals award Male kumite Female kumite Medals award Male kumite Medals award -75 Kg -68 Kg Finals 17.00 h 17.07 h 17.12 h 17.22 h 17.29 h 17.34 h 17.44 h 17.51 h -84 Kg +68 Kg +84 Kg 28
  29. 29. Sunday 9th November 2014 (Bronze medals) 10.00 h 10.15 h 10.45 h Female individual kata Kata Team male Female Team Kumite Finals 12.00 h 12.07 h 12.22 h 12.34 h 12.49 h Female individual kata Kata Team male Medals award Female Team Kumite Medals award (Bronze medals) 14.30 h 14.45 h 15.15 h Male individual kata Kata Team Female Male Team Kumite Finals 17.00 h 17.07 h 17.22 h 17.34 h 18.09 h Male individual kata Kata Team Female Medals award Male Team Kumite Medals award 18.19 h CLOSING CEREMONY “In  the  bouts  for  bronze  medals  and  finals,  all  the  coaches  must  be  dressed  with  suit  and  tie   (male  and  female).” 20.00 h CHAMPIONS NIGHT – CCB HANSE SAAL & FOYER 29
  31. 31. BOOKING FOR TRAINING AREA- Hall 4.1 CCB Country: ___________________Federation: ________________________ Contact (name): ________________ Telephone: ____________________ 
 Mobile: ________________Email:_________________________________ DAY OF TRAININGS: Saturday 1st November Hour: from_________ to __________ Sunday 2nd November Hour: from_________ to __________ rd Monday 3 November Hour: from_________ to __________ Tuesday 4th November Hour: from_________ to __________ NUMBER OF PERSONS: Coaches: _________ Athletes: __________ The stadium will open from 9:00am to 7:00pm The deadline to finalize the booking will be September 10th, 2014. In order to book a training room, please go to the website www.karate2014.de, fill out the form before September 10th 2014, and send it back to us. CONTACT DETAILS TO SEND BACK THE REGISTERING FORM Karate WM 2014 Fahrenheitstraße 1, 28359 Bremen Tel: +49 (0)421 2208-215 E-Mail: office@karate2014.de www.karate2014.de 31
  32. 32. CONTACT DETAILS TO SEND BACK THE REGISTRATION FORM Karate WM 2014 Fahrenheitstr. 1 28359 Bremen Declaration of obligation This declaration is to be returned to the organising committee for the 22nd World Karate Championships 2014 by 31.08.2014 email: office@karate2014.de I............................................................................am the leader of the delegation of my (NAME IN CAPITALS) country at the 22nd World Karate Championships from November 05 – 09, 2014 in Bremen/Germany. My country has been included officially in the list of participants at the 22nd World Karate Championships. I accept the statutes and ordinances of the World Karate Federation and undertake to fulfil these requirements. I assume full responsibility in all legal matters (civil, public and administrative law) for all members of our delegation before, during and after the 22nd World Karate Championships. This includes among others all violations of the laws of the Federal Republic of Germany and the state of Bremen, such as causing physical injury, personal expenditure, monetary debt and damage in the hotel, in the ÖVB Arena Bremen etc. for our athletes, coaches, assistants, umpires and other members of our delegation. I herewith also exempt the organisers of this 22nd World Karate Championships (World Karate Federation) the German Karate Federation, the Bremen Karate Federation, Organising Committee, WFB Wirtschaftsförderung Bremen GmbH Geschäftsbereich Messe Bremen & ÖVB
 Arena and all persons or companies and firms (public and private companies, sponsors, exhibitors etc.) involved in any way in the 22nd World Karate Championships from any criminal, civil or insurance law obligations. I herewith permit the organisers of the 22nd World Karate Championships to use pictures, photographs or names without any financial compensation for the members of our delegation, for sporting activities or publications in the context of the 22nd World Karate Championships. Name Surname Passport number Date of expiry / Authority Credit Card Company Credit card number Valid thru Federation Position Address Tel. number email 32
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  34. 34. CHAMPIONS NIGHT CCB HANSE SAAL & FOYER SUNDAY, November 9th, 2014 The Top-Highlight of the World Championships 2014 Celebrate a party with the new Karate World Champions together with all athletes of the participating nations, referees, coaches, members of the delegations, spectators and member of the organisation team. At the Congress-Centre-Bremen (directly connected to the ÖVB Arena Bremen) Following can be expected: Cold/warm buffet  presented  by  HQ  Hotel  “Maritim”   “ALL  YOU  CAN  EAT” Disco  till  “open  end” Fun Good atmosphere Good mood Party Dancing Nice people etc., etc. All together and more for the reasonable price of approximately  € 39,-- per person. Directly after the World Championships Entrance: 07:30 pm Beginning: 08:00 pm Just book the Champions-Night on Sunday instead of Dinner at your Hotel and enjoy the advantage of participating in the Champions-Night. 34
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  37. 37. CONTACT DETAILS Karate WM 2014 Fahrenheitstraße 1, 
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