2019 Scottish Open – results

The 2019 Scottish Open was held at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow on 19/01/2019.

The club’s results were:

  • Katelyn Cox – Junior U57kg – 5th
  • Connor Wilson – Junior U66kg – 7th
  • Caroline Brayson – Senior U63kg – 7th

These are good results in a very large and competitive setting.

There were other wins but unfortunately not enough to manage a placing in the very large pools.

Full results are here.


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 sensei@clydejudo.org.uk or through our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/ClydeJudoClub

Recent results roundup

I’ve been a bit remiss in recording recent results so here’s a quick roundup.

2018 Glasgow Senior Teams Open Championships

The Clyde Judo Team won the Silver in the open grade of the Glasgow
Senior Teams Open Championships hosted by Glasgow University Judo Club at the Kelvin Hall on 24/11/2018.

7 judoka standing arms linked
Clyde Judo Team

Mosa Al-Bedri was also awarded the Hugh McAree Spirit of Judo award for his his performance and attitude over the day.

A young man in gi standing holding his award trophy
Mosa Al-Bedri with the Hugh McAree award

Early December is also time for the British Championships – held over two weekends.

2018 British Championships for Pre-Cadets & Cadets

The British Championships for Pre-Cadets & Cadets was held at EIS Sheffield on 01-02/12/2018.

The club’s results were:

  • Chloe Speirs – Pre-Cadet U57kg – 5th
  • Fraser Clark – Pre-Cadet U60kg – Bronze
  • Jospeh Peden – Cadet U50kg – 5th
  • Katelyn Cox – Cadet U57kg – 5th

Excellent results in enormous categories.

2018 British Championships for Juniors

The British Championships for Juniors was held at EIS Sheffield on 08/12/2018

Just the one result for the club:

  • Connor Wilson – Junior U66kg – 7th

A good result in a large and extremely competitive category.

Well done all of you!

Training sessions over the Christmas and New Year holidays

At the insistence of Santa, we are required to give the coaches time off over the holiday period so there will be no training sessions during the holidays.

The last training session in 2018 will at Parkmains on Tuesday 18/12/2018 (today!).

The first training session in 2019 will be  at Parkmains on Tuesday  08/01/2019.

For those who go to the Palace of Art sessions, the first session in 2019 will be in Monday 07/01/2019.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Judo Scotland’s 2018 Christmas Card Design Competition

Judo Scotland is running a competition to design their 2018 Christmas Card.

There’s not a lot of time so get cracking with those entries!

The competition details are :

Competition – Design JudoScotland’s Christmas Card 2018!

We would love our Judo family to show us what Christmas means to them by designing our annual Christmas card. The winner of the competition will have their design used on our 2018 Christmas card. Each card will have the winners name, age, grade and Judo Club printed on them.

To enter:

Send a A5 drawing and/or message to ‘Christmas Card Competition, JudoScotland, EICA-Ratho, South Platt Hill, Newbridge, EH28 8AA.

Deadline for entry is Friday 30th November 2018.

Please ensure that each entry has the artists name, age, Judo Club and contact details (email address and phone number) enclosed with the entry.

Let Susie have a copy of your entry and we’ll publish them on the club’s web site and Facebook page.


2018 Judo Scotland Grand Prix prize winners

In addition to the excellent results at the 2018 Scottish Nationals, we also had four 2018 Judo Scotland Grand Prix prize winners!

These are awarded for performances across the course of the year and are a testament to consistent and winning hard work.

Our winners were:

  • Rachael Lamb – Pre-Cadet U44kg
  • Fraser Clark – Pre-Cadet U60kg
  • Rebecca Lamb – Cadet U48kg
  • Katelyn Cox – Cadet U63kg

Fantastic results in tough categories – Well done to all of you!



Full club results from the 2018 Scottish National Championships

Full club results from the 2018 Scottish National Championships held at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow over 10-11 Novemebr 2018.


  • Glen Ferrier – U25kg Gold
  • Lucy Ross U36kg 4th


  • Alex McWatt A u30 5th


  • Andrew McWatt – U34kg Gold
  • Fraser Clark – U60kg Gold
  • Rachael Lamb – U44kg Bronze
  • Christopher Howe – U55kg Bronze
  • Aaron Clark – U46kg 5th
  • Jessie Edwards – U44kg 5th


  • Rebecca Bradley – U57kg Gold
  • Rebecca Lamb – U48kg Bronze
  • Katelyn Cox – U63kg Bronze
  • Daniel Peden – U50kg Silver
  • David Sommerville – U73kg Bronze
  • Matthew Sweeney – U60kg 5th


  • Connor Wilson – U66kg Gold
  • Katelyn Cox – U63kg Gold
  • David Sommerville – U73kg Silver
  • Mosa Al-Bedri – U81kg Silver

Well done all of you.

David Sommerville picked up his remaining points for his Dan grade and will get his black belt once he has completed his time in grade. Well done David –  A tremendous achievement!

2018 Welsh Pre-Cadet and Cadet Open – results

The 2018 Welsh Pre-Cadet and Cadet Open was held at the Sport Wales National Centre in Cardiff on 03/11/2018.

The club’s results were:

  • Jessie Edwards – Pre-Cadet U44kg – 5th
  • Rachael Lamb – Pre-Cadet U44kg – 5th
  • Fraser Clark – Pre-Cadet U60kg – Gold
  • Rebecca Bradley – Cadet U57kg – 5th
  • David Sommerville – Cadet U73kg – 5th

Decent results in a very tough competition.

Well done to all of you.


No Judo at Bishopton on Friday 02/11/2018

There will be no Judo at Bishopton Community Centre this Friday 02/11/2018. This is because of a party being held in the hall.

The next Judo training session will be at Parkmains on Tuesday 06/11/2018.