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Month: November 2010

Balfron U10 Groundwork Competition – Severe weather

Please note that Clyde Judo Club will not be attending the Balfron U10 Groundwork competition. This is due to the severe weather conditions making it unsafe to travel.

Apologies for the short notice.

Time change for the Balfron U10 groundwork competition

Please note that the start time for the U10 groundwork competition at Balfron has changed to 1400hrs on 28 November 2010.

The convoy from Bishopton Scout Hall will now start at 1230hrs.

28 November 2010 – Training session cancelled

The training session on Sunday 28 November 2010 has been cancelled as the bulk of the club will be attending the U10 groundwork competition at Balfron

Under-10 groundwork competition – 28 November 2010 Balfron High School

There will be an Under-10 groundwork competition held at Balfron High School on Sunday 28 November 2010.

The competition starts at 1300hrs 1400hrs and should run until sometime between 1600-1700.

This is a fun competition for the younger children that is focussed on groundwork. There will be a mixture of competition and play. It is an excellent introduction to competition.

Please come along if you can manage it. The entry fee is £7.50.

The address of the competition venue is:

Balfron High School

Roman Road


G63 0PW

If you are unsure how to get there, a convoy will be starting from Bishopton Scout Hall at 1200hrs.1230hrs

If you need further information then please contact Susie.

Please note that there will be no training on Sunday 28 November 2010.

European Judo for all Championships, Baarlo (Netherlands)

Congratulations to Andrew Smith, one of the senior members of the club. He took Gold in the European Judo for all Championships held in Baarlo in the Netherlands. The whole SN team did very well. Further details on the Scottish SN Judo web site

Granite City Open 2010 podium shots

Ultimate Open Grand Prix Judo Event – 11/12/2010

Entry form are now available online at the Judo Scotland web site

This is a popular event so enter as soon as possible!

Granite City Open 2010 results

All of the children put on a fine show yesterday and brought home a good selection of medals.

Congratulations to Rachel Towle and Kathryn Meenan who both won Gold in their respective categories.

Pictures from the Granite City Open 2010

Age band ‘AA’ – born 2001, 2002

  • Under 36kg Girls – Rachel Peden  Silver
  • Under 28kg Girls – Ezri Bradley (also of Wemyss Bay Judo Club)    Bronze

Age band ‘A’ – born 1999, 2000

  • Under 28kg Girls – Rachel Towle Gold
  • Under 32kg Girls – Erin Peden Silver
  • Under 36kg Girls – Kathryn Meenan Gold
  • Under 42/46kg Boys – Benedict MacLennan-Patton Bronze

Age band ‘C’ – born 1995, 1996

  • Under 50kg Boys – Michael Love Silver


Under 66kg Men – Christopher Wright Silver

British National Championship results

Late news from the British National Championships held in Sheffield over the 9th and 10th of October 2010.

Michael Love was placed 7th in the Under-16 Under 50 kg category.

Christopher Wright was placed 7th in the Under-20 Under 66kg category.

Our tardy correspondent has also provided us with some shots of Christopher in action.

Christopher Wright British National Championship 10 October 2010

Christopher Wright

Christopher Wright British National Championship 10 October 2010

Christopher Wright

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