Under the direction of Sensei Charles Butterfield, Chief Instructor, a team from Shotokan-Do Bermuda competed in the North American Karate Federation (NAKF) and the New England Collegiate Karate Conference (NECKC) Battle for Boston Karate Tournament held in the Tufts University Cousens Gymnasium.
Shaun Prinsloo, finished First in Kata beginners age 10-12, Prinsloo recorded scores of 7.0, 7.0 and 6.8. The second and third place winnerís scores were 6.7, 6.4, 6.6 and 6.6, 6.5, 6.5 respectively.
Twilton Hardtman finished second in Kata and Third in Kumite (sparring), Hardtmanís Kata score was 7.9, 8.2 and 7.6. The first place winner had 7.8, 8.2, and 7.8 and the third place winner had 7.5, 8.0, and 7.8.
Andrew Rollins also had a second place finish, his came in Kumite (sparring) in the Advanced Brown and Black Belt Over 35 Division. Rollins won his first round competition, before going down competing for first place. Rollins also competed in the Advanced Over 35 Kata Division, where he finished in fourth place.
Sensei Charles Butterfield competed in the Advanced Over 35 Kata Division and placed fifth overall, while Sensei Oscar Lightbourne competed in the Advanced Over 35 Kata Division and placed third overall. Raymond Packwood competed in the Advanced Over 35 Kata Division and placed seventh overall.
Andrea McKey won the Advanced Over 35 Division in Weapons and finished second in Kata. In Kata McKey tied for first place and both had to do a second Kata. The scores for the second Kata saw McKey record a score of 25.8 and the first place winner had a score of 25.9.
Bermuda also entered the Friendship Kumite Division which consisted of Sensei Charles Butterfield, Sensei Oscar Lightbourne, Andrew Rollins, Twilton Hardtman and Raymond Packwood.
The team advanced to the Semi-Finals and where tied, however Sensei Butterfield received an injury and could not continue that match. The team went on to fight for third place but withdrew due to controversy.