Recent grading success

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!

1st Kai

Frazer O’Donnell
Jack Wright

2nd Kai

Paige Armour-Rubery
Romeo Baxter
Pippa Bradley

1st Mon

Fraser Glen
Lucy McGibbon

2nd Mon

Matthew Cree
Alasdair Glen
Oliver Marshallsay

3rd Mon

Lewis Fleming
Callum Haughan
Lucy Ross
Piotr Swist
Alex Wishart

4th Mon

Alex McWatt
Finlay Millar
Sophie Wright

5th Mon

Phoenix Leon Baxter
Dylan Lock

7th Mon

Andrew Ross

10th Mon

Aaron Clark
Andrew McWatt
Chloe Speirs

13th Mon

Fraser Clark
Christopher Howe
Rachael Lamb

16th Mon

Rebecca Bradley
Daniel Peden
Joseph Peden
Matthew Sweeney

1st Kyu

Katelyn Cox
Rebecca Lamb
David Sommerville
Kyle Watt


Training sessions over the Summer holidays

There will be no training at Bishopton on the following dates:

  • Friday 13/07/2018
  • Friday 27/07/2018
  • Friday 03/08/2018

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:

  • Tuesday 31/07/2018

This is because of the numbers away on the Belgium Judo trip that week.


2018 National Team Championships

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.

The BJA has a fine image gallery here – well worth a look.

Congratulations to Paul McWatt – Our latest Dan grade

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.

Two men standing together, wearing judogi. One presenting a black belt to the other.
Paul McWatt (L) being presented with his Dan grade belt by Eddie Cassidy, 8th Dan.

Granite City Open 2018 Grand Prix – results

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 – Bronze

Well done everyone!

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 .

Weekend’s competition results

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 – Bronze

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 – Bronze

Well done!

2018 Clyde Open – results

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 – Bronze

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.


2018 English Pre-Cadet and Cadet Open – results

The 2018 English Pre-Cadet and Cadet Open was held at Walsall Campus on Saturday 28 April 2018.

Clyde Judoka were competing across several categories and achieved the following results:

  • Jospeh Peden – Cadet U46kg – 5th
  • Kateln Cox – Cadet U57kg – Bronze
  • Fraser Clark – Pre-Cadet U55kg – Bronze
  • Rachael Lamb – Pre-Cadet U44kg – 5th

Great results in a major competition.