Scottish Mini-Mons Championship 2011

Judo Scotland has published the competition details for the Scottish Mini-Mons Championship 2011.

This is always a great competition for younger children. Sometimes a Judo superstar or two turns up to lead the mass warm-up. Remember to bring a pen for the autographs.

The competition will be held on Sunday 8th May 2011 at the Bell Sports Centre, Hay Street. Perth. PH1 5HS.

The competition eligibility has changed slightly from previous years so it is possible that your child might be eligible this year when that would not have been the case in previous years.

The children must be 9th Mon or under and a minimum of 8 years old on the day of the competition.

The age bands are:

AA – Born 2000, 2001 or 2002.

A – Born 1998 or 1999.

Entries from Gold & Silver medallists at the Scottish Age Band Championships will not be accepted (Rachel, Erin & Kathryn please note!)

The  closing date for entries is Thursday 28th April 2011 but, as ever, it is best to get your entry in early.

Please check with Susie before submitting an entry.

The entry form is on the Judo Scotland website.

Kendal results

Apologies for the late posting of this news. The editor has been suitably chastised.

The club visited Kendal Dojo for an Open Colour Belt competition on Sunday 27 February 2011. The children worked hard and got a good set of results. The competition used less formal pool groupings than usual so no age/weight bands.

  • Lewis Towle – Silver
  • Ezri Bradley – Bronze
  • Benedict MacLennan-Patton (Benedict Two) – Bronze
  • Christopher Love – Gold
  • Connor Wilson – Silver
  • Benedict Ray (Benedict One) – Silver & Bronze!
  • Conor Adam – Silver
  • Laura Green – Silver
  • Eleanor MacLennan-Patton – Bronze

An interesting array of transport was used to reach Kendal. Quite a number went by mini-bus from Bishopton.

The Kendal Dojo is a very fine, dedicated facility, easy to reach and with excellent onsite catering if you like bacon rolls.

Interior shot of the Kendal Dojo showing two competition areas. The competition areas are empty
Kendal Dojo Interior





Booking in times for the Kendal Coloured Belt competition 27 February 2011

This Sunday (27/02/2011) sees the Kendal Coloured Belt competition.

Clyde Judo has a mini-bus leaving Bishopton Scout Hall at 6am on Sunday morning. There are a few seats available if you fancy attending the competition. Please contact Susie by e-mail or speak to her at the Friday night training session if you want to join the mini-bus party.

For those of you making your own travel arrangements, the organisers have posted the booking-in times:

  • Senior Kyu Grades 9.00am Prompt
  • Mon Grade Girls: 9.00am Prompt
  • Mon Grade Boys: 11.00am Prompt

Please remember that you have to bring your entry fees (£15 – cash only) to be paid on the day.

Refreshments and food will be available from the venue throughout the day.

Contests will start at 10.00am for the first two groups.

Spectator entry is free.

Forthcoming events

A number of events are coming up where Clyde Judo Club will be looking to have players entered.

Not all events are suitable for all players so please let Susie know if you plan to enter any of these competitions (and before you send off the money).

13 March 2011

English Junior Open Championships.  Details here

20 March 2011

Falkirk and District Challenge. You can find the
entry form on the Judo Scotland web site. Please note that this is an U-10, U-16 competition (no U-12). It is essential that you consult Susie before entering the competition.

10 April 2011

Marie Curie Open Grand Prix. You can find the entry form on the Judo Scotland web site.

7 May 2011

A date for your diary at the moment – Scottish Mini Mons. Venue TBC. This is usually a great event for younger players.

21 May 2011

Highland Region Open (Fort William). Details to follow.

4 June 2011

Highland Budokan Open. Details to follow. The club went en masse to this last year and it was a great social event as well as a successful Judo day.

Ultimate Open 13th February

Nine players competed for the club at the Ultimate Open, this was the latest Grand Prix event re-arranged from December.


  • Rachel Towle A U28kg – Gold
  • Erin Peden A U32kg – Silver
  • Rachel Peden AA U36kg – Silver
  • Christopher Love A U38kg – Silver
  • Benedict MacLennan-Patton A U46kg – Silver
  • Laura Green  B U52kg – Silver
  • Michael Love C U55kg – Bronze
  • Ruairidh Fitzpatrick  C U66kg – Bronze

A fantastic effort with all our players competing really well.

Well done all.


Training cancelled Friday 4 March 2010 at Bishopton

The training session scheduled for Friday 4 March 2010 at Bishopton has been cancelled owing to another event being held in the Scout Hall on that date.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience.

If you need any more information about this please contact Susie.

Japan 2010

Christopher Wright went to Japan to train in December 2010.

He says that once again this was a tremendous experience and the best thing he has ever done. He had the opportunity to watch the Tokyo Grand Slam the first couple of days he was there and watched Euan Burton win Bronze.

The training was at Tokai University, who had 4 gold medalists at the Tokyo Grand Slam this year.

He trained with the best in the world, and says it was the best experience but the hardest training he has done, with 7 minute hard practices where he got thrown about a fair bit.

He also trained at the Kodakan, the home of judo, which was a great experience.

Chris gives a heartfelt thank you to everyone in the club who stood and bag-packed in Morrisons in order for him to have this opportunity and hopefully in the future some of the older players in the club will have the same chance in the next couple of years.

We have a gallery of pictures taken by Chris here.

B.J.A Midland Area Under-20 Tournament

Excellent results from a very tough competition.


  • Under 28kg Girls – Rachel Towle Gold
  • Under 32kg Girls – Erin Peden Bronze

Christopher Love reached the quarter-finals in a very tough weight category (U-12 U38kg).

Michael Love won an impressive fight in a new weight category (U-16 U-55kg).

Ruairidh Fitzpatrick won one fight in an extremely tough category (U-16 U-66kg).

Christopher Wright won two fights in U-20 U-66kg.

A number of parents report that the social side of the event went very well!

The organisers are to be congratulated on a well-run event.