Clyde Rumble 2019

The annual Clyde Rumble will be held at Park Mains High School on Sunday 3rd February.

An entry information pack can be downloaded here:

Clyde Rumble 2019

And online entry can be completed here.

If you have any questions about player suitability you can contact the club at or through our Facebook page:

Top flight Judo action coming to Glasgow in October

The 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 here.

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.

2018 European Veteran Championships

The 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 .

Clyde Rumble – Weigh-in times

The Clyde Rumble  weigh-in times are:

  • AA-band: 0900hrs
  • A-band: 1100hrs
  • Senior: 1200hrs.

Volunteers should aim to be at Park Mains for 0800hrs.


Parkmains High School, Barrhill Road, Erskine, PA8 6EY :

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We look forward to seeing you all tomorrow.

Forthcoming local competitions

There are two local competitions coming up where the club hopes to have a strong presence.

The first is the Hibari Kan Junior Open. This competition will be on Saturday 16/09/2017 at Larkhall Leisure Centre, Broomhill, Larkhall, Lanarkshire ML9 1QP.

The closing date for entries is 08/09/2017 but don’t delay – entry will most likely close early.

The competition is great for a first competition and is suitable for all AA-band, A-band and Senior 2nd Kyu and below.

You can enter online here.

The second competition is our very own Clyde Rumble.

The competition will be held on Sunday 08/10/2017 at Parkmains High School, Barrhill Road, Erskine, PA8 6EY

The closing date for entries is Friday 29/09/2017.

This competition is restricted to red and yellow belt AA-band & A-band and Seniors 2 Kyu and below.

To enter, please fill in the form here and email it to or Payment will be by cash on the day only.

Apart from the fact that this is our competition, we would encourage you to enter as the competition is designed for beginners and less-experienced and should be a good introduction to competitive  Judo.

National Team selections

There have several important national team selections for judoka from the club.

2017 Commonwealth Youth Games

Connor Wilson (U60kg) and Louis Saez (U90kg) will be with the Scotland team travelling to the Bahamas for the 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games.

The Judo draw and weigh-ins will be taking place on Monday 17/07/2017 with the competition on the Tuesday and the medal ceremony on the Wednesday.

The BBC has some reporting on the team selections.

You can follow what is happening on the Team Scotland web site and on the team’s Twitter page.

There is a dedicated Judo team page and athlete pages for Connor and Louis.

Judo is making its Commonwealth Youth Games debut at Bahamas 2017 games and it is a fantastic achievement for Connor and Louis to be selected as part of the first ever Commonwealth Youth Games Team Scotland Judo team.

Really well done guys! We are all incredibly proud of you!

2017 British National Team Championships

Closer to home, we have several club members who have been selected for the Scotland team competing at the 2017 British National Team Championships in Gillingham on 01/07/2017:


  • Joseph Peden
  • Katelyn Cox
  • David Sommerville


  • Rachel Towle


  • Erin Peden
  • Jamie Black

Another great achievement – representing Scotland in what will be a very tough competition.

2017 School Games

And, because our judoka aren’t busy enough, we have 7 folk who have been selected to travel to Loughborough with the Scotland team competing at the 2017 School Games over 31/08/2017-03/09/2017.

The Clyde Judo Club members of this team are:

  • Rebecca Lamb
  • Rachel Towle
  • Ezri Bradley
  • Connor Wilson
  • Christopher Love
  • Benedict MacLennan-Patton
  • Louis Saez

Again, it is great to see our young athletes being selected to represent Scotland.

All that good news hides a lot of hard work over a long period on the part of the coaches and athletes.

Even those of us who didn’t get selected contribute, when we work hard in training (and we do!), we get better and we help the likes of Connor and Louis get better. Connor and Louis have done the really hard work but we all have a role to play in helping them reach the Bahamas and in cheering them on once they get there – Don’t forget that you can upload messages of support to the team on the Team Scotland supporters’ page

Information for people attending the Clyde Challenge 2017 Grand Prix

Information for people attending the Clyde Challenge 2017 Grand Prix

The Clyde Challenge 2017 Grand Prix will be held on Sunday 28/05/2017 at the Lagoon Leisure Centre, 11 Christie Street, Paisley PA1 1NB.


Spectator entry will be £4 for adults with U16 free.

When to turn up?

The weigh-in times are:

  • AA Band Boys and Girls 0830 – 0915
  • A Band Girls 0915 – 0945
  • A Band Boys 0945 – 1015
  • B Band Boys and Girls 1100 – 11.30
  • C Band and Seniors 1200 – 12.30

Check your entry

The full entry list is here.

Please check that your entry has been recorded properly.

If you think that there is a problem with your entry then it is important that you contact Judo Scotland on 0131 333 2981 as soon as possible.

When will I be competing?

The draft timetable for the competition is here.

We look forward to seeing you and hope you enjoy the competition.

Volunteers needed – 2017 Clyde Challenge Grand Prix

The club will be running the 2017 Clyde Challenge Grand Prix on Sunday 28/05/2017 at the Lagoon Leisure Centre, 11 Christie Street, Paisley PA1 1NB.

We need volunteers from amongst the parents and young adults to help run the competition.

In particular, we need help with stewarding and running the tea stall.

You don’t need to volunteer for the whole day (but great if you can!) – even a couple of hours will help. We will always schedule so you can be free for when your child is on the mat.

If you can help, could you give your name to Iain Wilson (or one of the coaches if you can’t find Iain) along with a note of the times you will be available (we’ll factor competition times on the day).

Every little bit helps so please volunteer even if you can only do an hour or so.

Edit: A earlier version of this post had the date of the competition as Sunday 27/05/2017 – The Sunday is, of course, on the 28th!

2017 International Masters Bremen Judo Tournament

Three young men from the club are attending the 2017 International Masters Bremen Judo Tournament as part of a Judo Scotland team.

The competition is an extremely large (1000+ entries) and tough U18/U21 competition held in Bremen over 24-26 March 2017 and followed by an even tougher 3-day training camp.

Expect some very tired judoka to return from the camp.

The club members attending the competition and training camp are:

  • Christopher Love
  • Benedict MacLennan-Patton
  • Connor Wilson

We wish them all well – Good Luck!