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Month: March 2012

Alternative versions of the entry form for the Highland Region Open

Alternative versions of the entry form for the Highland Region Open.

The entry form on the Judo Scotland web site for the Highland Region Open is in docx format and not all versions of MS Word will open that file type.

For those of you with older versions of MS Word, we have copies in alternative document formats:

Highland Region Open Entry Form in MS Word 2003 format.

Highland Region Open Entry Form in PDF format.

Highland Region Open Entry Form in Open Document format.

More pictures from the 2012 British Schools Championships

Some more pictures from the 2012 British Schools Championships.

First set of pictures from the 2012 British Schools Championships in Sheffield

As it’s going to take a while to work through all the photos from the weekend (Sheffield and Grangemouth), I thought I would start posting what I’ve sorted so far. This is the first set from Sheffield. More to follow…

Results – Falkirk and District Challenge 11 March 2012

Despite some of them arriving back from Sheffield after midnight, our intrepid band of coaches and players were up bright (allegedly) and early on Sunday morning to make their way to Grangemouth for the Falkirk and District Challenge.

Contrary to what you might think, it seems that sleep is not required for Judo success as the children performed to their usual high standard and brought home a fair haul of medals.

Red belt U10 competition:

  • Heather Wilson – Gold
  • Rebecca Lamb – Gold
  • Kyle Watt – Gold
  • Daniel Peden – Gold
  • Holly Murray – Silver
  • Cara Goutcher – Bronze
  • Jospeph Peden – Bronze

U16 competition

  • Connor Wilson – U34kg – Gold
  • Rachel Towle – U32kg – Gold
  • Christopher Love – U42kg – Silver

Well done everyone!


Results – 2012 British Schools Championships – Sheffield 10/03/2012

Results – 2012 British Schools Championships – Sheffield 10/03/2012

Two competitions last weekend, so some very busy competitors and coaches.

We’ll cover the British Schools Championships first and there are some excellent results to report.

The competition itself was a large competition with 450 competitors from all over the UK and success at this level is quite an achievement.

Congratulations are in order for all of the medallists and also those who didn’t make it to the medal stage but still worked very hard for what they did. We saw some great Judo on Saturday.

  • Rachel Towle representing Park Mains High School took Gold in the Y6/7 U32kg category. In what Susie described as, “Rachel’s best ever performance”, Rachel was a credit to her school and club.
  • Marcus Ray representing Lomond School took Silver in the Y8/9 U55kg category. Another great result from Marcus. It’s hard to believe that he has only being going to competitions for about a year. Saturday’s performance demonstrated a maturity and capability that belies Marcus’s relative lack of competition experience.
  • Benedict Ray representing Lomond School took Bronze in the Y6/7 U50kg category. Benedict took his Judo to a new level with this result. He really pulled out all of the stops to take bronze against some extremely tough opposition.
  • Christopher Love representing Houston Primary School took Bronze in the Y6/7 U42kg category. A great result for his first competition in a new weight category. Despite the Y6/7 U42 competition being one of the longest competitions I have ever seen, Chris maintained his focus to bring home a medal against some very tough opposition.

Once the usual suspects have been rounded up, I’ll have some photographs from the event to post.

Newsflash – Training cancelled for Sunday 11th March 2012

Owing to the large number of children and coaches away at the Falkirk and District Challenge, the training session at Bishopton on Sunday 11th March 2012 has been cancelled.

Apologies for the short notice.

Forthcoming Competitions

We’ve mentioned some of these before but now that the entry forms are available, it’s worth mentioning them again.

Too late to enter now but a couple of competitions where the club will be attending include:

Good luck to everyone competing at the weekend!

Competitions where you can still enter include:

Although the entry dates seem far away, Grand Prix events are usually oversubscribed and early entry is recommended.

Results – Headmasters Conference Boys Judo Competition

The Headmasters Conference  of Independent Schools Boys Judo Tournament was held on Saturday 3rd March 2012 at High Wycombe Judo Centre.

Three boys from Clyde Judo Club were competing and they did very well in what were very large pools with some very serious competitors.

The results were:

  • Keiran Meenan – Intermediate (U16) U66kg Bronze
  • Marcus Ray – Junior (U14) U55kg Bronze
  • Benedict Ray – Junior (U14) U50kg Bronze


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