Pan Am Grand Slam Canceled for COVID-19

United States - 2020/03/20 - The Pan American Taekwondo Union recently informed about the cancellation of the event that was scheduled for April 11-13th. The proposed Wild Cards will be awarded to all red and black belts registered so far.

First Pan Am Grand Slam will award wild cards for Pan Am Championships


Due to the pandemic COVID-19 that continues harming globally, the Oregon state governor issued the restriction of not gathering more than 25 people in the same place for the next four weeks. This directly affects the event that was scheduled for April 11-13th.

The Secretary General of WT PanAm informed that the Continental Union will proceed as follows with the Wild Cards promised for this event.

• Registration of red and black belts: WT PanAm will send Wild Cards to all youth, cadets, juniors and ultra competitors who have registered until March 19 for the Grand Slam Championships. This means that those who were already registered in those divisions, will be able to compete in 2020 and / or 2021 PanAm Youth, Cadet and Ultra Poomsae and Kyorugi Championships (place and dates will be announced soon), or 2021 PanAm Junior Poomsae and Kyorugi Championships (place and date will be announced soon). Wild Cards will be sent to the email registered; In case it is not received no later than April 15th, an email must be sent to to request it. In the case of Senior divisions (18-32 years old), those who have registered must contact the same address to request a refund of the payment.

• Registration of color belts: These divisions are not eligible for Wil Card, so those who have registered will be able to choose to transfer their registration for the 2020 President’s Cup Festival, without having to pay any difference (place and date will be announced soon) or they may request the refund of the payment made.

• Coaches registration: All coaches who have registered so far will receive the pass fee to officiate in the 2020 or 2021 PanAm Youth, Cadet and Ultra Poomsae and Kyorugi Championships. If you wish to use the pass for the 2021 PanAm Junior Poomsae and Kyorugi Championships, this must be reported to the address

“WTPA wish to express our sincerely gratitude for your ongoing support, particularly during this period of rapid changes. At WTAP, we are fully committed to minimizing the potential impact for Athletes and Coaches in achieving their Taekwondo goals while we treat participants’ health and safety as our utmost priority. We wish you strength and great health during this difficult time. ”said Rick Shin, Secretary General of the Continental Union in his letter to MNAs.



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