2018 Glasgow European Judo Open will be held in Glasgow over Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th October 2018.
This is an IJF world ranking event and part of the 2020 Olympic qualification cycle.
More importantly, it’s an opportunity to see world-ranked judo and show support for our British judoka as they work towards Olympic qualification.
So, come along and cheer!
And all for a reasonable £5/person (£3 concessions) per day – How many top flight football matches can you watch for £10?
The more of us that attend and show our support, the better the atmosphere.
You can purchase tickets
The provisional competition programme is on the first page of this
document. (I wouldn’t bother reading any further unless you are interested in the minutiae of a major judo competition.)
Enjoy the promotion video!
Some great technique on show and a taste of what you will be able to see in October.
We are pleased to record the results of the recent gradings.
The children (and some adults!) all worked very hard and earned their gradings. It takes a lot of effort and practice to complete the gradings.
So, well done all of you!
Phoenix Leon Baxter
There will be no training at Bishopton on the following dates:
This is because the Scouts are using the hall for events of their own.
There will be no training at Parkmains on the following date:
This is because of the numbers away on the Belgium Judo trip that week.
The 2018 National Team Championships were held in Cardiff on Saturday 30/06/2018.
Several Clyde Judo Club judoka were selected for a Scotland team that brought home 5 medals from 6 categories (and repeating last year’s complete domination of the Cadet categories).
The Scotland team results were:
Pre-Cadet Boys –
Bronze Pre-Cadet Girls –
Bronze with Rachael Lamb & Rebecca Bradley in the team. Cadet Boys –
Gold with Connor Wilson in the team. Cadet Girls –
Gold with Rebecca Lamb in the team. Senior Men –
Silver with Jamie Black in the team.
Great results that left (by my calculation) Scotland at the top of the medal table with two Golds, a Silver and two Bronzes to London Area’s two Golds and three Bronzes.
BJA has a fine image gallery here – well worth a look.
Congratulations to Paul McWatt – Our latest Dan grade.
Paul earned the final points that he needed last weekend in Aberdeen and was presented with his black belt by Eddie Cassidy, 8th Dan at the Palace of Art on Monday.
Paul McWatt (L) being presented with his Dan grade belt by Eddie Cassidy, 8th Dan.
The Granite City Open 2018 Grand Prix competition was held on 23/06/2018 at Aberdeen Sports Village.
Excellent results all round and a lot of hard work on display on the mat:
Andrew McWatt – A-band U34kg –
Bronze Aaron Clark – A-band U46kg –
Bronze Rachael Lamb – Pre-Cadet U44kg –
Gold Rebecca Bradley – Pre-Cadet U57kg/U63kg –
Silver Fraser Clark – Pre-Cadet U60kg –
Gold Matthew Seeney – Pre-Cadet U60kg –
Silver Rebecca Lamb – Cadet U48kg –
Gold Joseph Peden – Cadet U50kg –
Silver Daniel Peden – Cadet U50kg –
Bronze David Sommerville – Cadet U66kg –
Bronze Mosa Al-Bedri – Cadet U81kg –
Gold Paul McWatt – Senior U66kg –
Bronze Mosa Al-Bedri – Senior U81kg –
Gold Benedict MacLennan-Patton – Senior U81kg –
Well done everyone!
Owing to the number of players and coaches away at Tulliallan or working at the European Judo Veterans competition this weekend there will be no Judo at Bishopton on Friday 15/06/2018.
Apologies for the short notice.
2018 European Veteran Championships are being held at the Emirates Arena over 14-17 June 2018 and you don’t want to miss out on the chance to see some top-class Judo.
This is a major European event with something like 1200 competitors attending across the usual individual categories and a team event on the Sunday.
This competition is a major showcase for British Judo and, more parochially, a number of parents from the club will be competing and it will be great if we could get as many people as possible along to cheer the action.
Day tickets are £5 for adults and £2 for U16 – great value for a day of sporting action!
The action will generally start at 0930 with the finals being held at 1600 on each day except the Sunday (1430).
This is the BJA trailer for the championships:
Definitive information can be found on the
BJA 2018 European Veteran Championships page .
Some excellent results from major competitions over the weekend!
The 2018 Northern Area Per-Cadet & Cadet Open was held at Gateshead Leisure Centre on 9 June 2018:
Christopher Howe – Pre-Cadet U50kg –
Bronze Matthew Sweeney – Pre-Cadet U55kg –
Silver Joseph Peden – Cadet U50kg –
Gold Daniel Peden – Cadet U50kg –
Further afield, we had some judoka travelling with Judo Scotland to the 2018 International Judo Tournament for Boys and Girls held in Differdange, Luxembourg on 9 June 2018:
Fraser Clark -Under-15 U55kg –
Gold Rebecca Bradley -Under-15 U57kg –
Silver Rebecca Lamb – Under-18 U48kg –
Bronze David Sommerville – Under-18 U66kg –
The 2018 Clyde Open was held at the Lagoon Centre, Paisley on Sunday 29 April 2018.
The club had the following results:
Alex McWatt – AA-band U30kg – 5th
Lucy Ross – AA-band U32kg –
Bronze Andrew McWatt – A-band U34kg –
Bronze Aaron Clark – A-band U42kg –
Gold Christopher Howe – B-band U50kg –
Bronze Chloe Speirs – B-band U52kg –
Bronze Fraser Clark – B-band U55kg –
Silver Matthew Sweeney – B-band U55kg –
Bronze Joseph Peden – C-band U46kg –
Silver Daniel Peden – C-band U46kg –
Bronze Rebecca Lamb – C-band U48/52kg –
Gold Katelyn Cox – C-band U57kg –
Gold David Sommerville – C-band U66kg –
Gold Melissa McGill – C-band U70kg –
Bronze Mosa Al-Bedri – C-band U81kg –
Bronze Paul McWatt – Senior U66kg –
Silver Katelyn Cox – Senior U57kg –
Gold Laura Hewitt – Senior U57kg –
Silver Andrew Cox – Senior U73kg –
A fantastic set of results – well done everyone!
We’d like to take the opportunity to thank everyone who helped make the competition a success – Judo Scotland, referees, officials, parents, Renfrewshire Leisure staff and all of the competitors. Thank you for all the hard work both on and off the mat.