Bonn will hold the first World Taekwondo President's Cup ©ETU

The first edition of the World Taekwondo President's Cup  is due to begin in Bonn tomorrow, with the best male and female players from Europe set to compete.

Competition at the Telekom Dome in the German city is scheduled to take place until April 10 with all gold medallists given direct access to the 2016 European Taekwondo Union (ETU) Championships in Montreux in Switzerland.

More than 1,500 athletes are set to compete at the event, which is sanctioned by the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) but will be organised by the ETU.

Athletes will compete in 18 weight categories across three age divisions, senior, junior and cadet.

Seniors are those aged 17 or above while juniors are players born between 1999 and 2001.

Cadet athletes are born between 2002 and 2004.

The tournament will operate a single elimination system according to WTF rules, with individual matches consisting of three two minute rounds with a one minute break between each.

A total of 80 referees will officiate the competition.

Bonn's Telekom Dome will host the action
Bonn's Telekom Dome will host the action ©Getty Images

WTF President Chungwon Choue will be one interested spectator overseeing the action.

"We are very excited about the first ever World Taekwondo President’s Cup this week," he said.

"Having cadet, junior and senior athletes all competing on the same day will be a completely unique experience for athletes and spectators.

"The younger athletes will have a chance to showcase their talent and also to watch their heroes who they aspire to be like.

“Taekwondo is a sport for all which can be practiced by people of all ages, genders and backgrounds and the World Taekwondo President’s Cup truly demonstrates this.

"The competition is a celebration of taekwondo’s power to unite people and promote fair play, respect and friendship.

"I have no doubt that it will be the first of many excellent World Taekwondo President’s Cups held in the years ahead.”