The trip across the North Sea to Sweden is becoming a regular part of the competition calendar for members of Kendal Judo Club. Just as regularly they come back with medals. The National Cup held in Halmstad was the event this time with nearly 250 young judoka taking part and Kendal was the only non-Swedish club partcipating.
Three of the Kendal players taking part came back with a medal. At Under 40 kilos Poppy Howe was first on the mat. Having fought Swedish players, Moa Wennstam and Hanna Stenberg the Kendal player sustained an ankle injury and had to be content with bronze.
The next Kendal player was Lauren Fox. Fighting in the Under 15 years Under 44kilo category she threw her first opponent, Gretha Ostlind, with a body drop throw and followed up immediately with a hold down for the full point. Her next opponent, Tova Granburg, proved to be a much stronger and at the end Lauren was unable to regain the small score against her. However she was still in the competition and following a contest against Felicia Bengtsson the Kendal player came up against Ellen Stenberg in the fight for bronze. Halfway through the contest a pin with a chest hold gave the medal to Lauren.
In her semi-final Daisy beat her Under 48kilo opponent Nora Nyby with a sweeping ankle throw for a half point and followed it up a few seconds later with a scarf-hold for the victory. Sadly in the final against JK National player, Wilma Rossel, a moment’s lapse of concentration allowed the Swedish competitor to counter an attack from Daisy which meant a silver medal for the Kendal player.
Nine members of Kendal Judo Club member Matthew Clarke’s family had come all the way from New Zealand for a visit and the highlight of their trip was to see him give the performance of the day at the British Masters Judo Championships in Edinburgh’s Meadowbank Sports Centre.
His first contest was against Liam Wandi from London who the Kendal player demolished within half a minute with a sweeping winding throw (Harai Maki Komi) for the full point. A similar technique against Matthew Hext from Scotland saw him into the semi-final against a Russian Nathan Staudt. A change in technique to an outer reaping throw (O Soto Gari) for the ippon (Full Point) put him into the final and he had been on the mat for less than three minutes.
In the final fight his opponent Mark Mapplebeck from Scotland had obviously been watching Matt’s earlier fights for he spent all his efforts in defending from the Kendal player’s attacks and eventually ended being disqualified for failing to fight.
Matt was not the only Kendal player to give a great performance at the Championships. Two times Olympian Sophie Cox came out of semi-retirement to show she is still a fighter to be reckoned with. Still at her London Olympic fighting weight, Under 57 kilos, a twenty second semi-final hold down, scarf hold (Kesa Gatame) against Emma Burnett from Oxford put her into the final against Kirsten Gray from Glenrothes. At the halfway point of the contest a rear sacrifice throw (Sumi Gaeshi) gave Sophie the gold medal.
At Under 73 kilos Danny Carr and Phil Rogan were both in the same round robin competition. Danny’s first contest ended when an unusual lapse of concentration on the Kendal player’s part allowed Andy Malone from Scotland to apply a strangle for a submission win.
Now fully alert Danny then swept through the rest of his opponents. A body drop throw (Tai Otoshi) and a shoulder throw (Seoi Nage) gave him a win against Japanese player Alexey Hashimoto to put him against Kendal club mate Phil Rogan. This contest the only one to go the full distance saw a minor penalty against Phil give Danny the victory.
Against Anthony Ashton from Micklefield a counter with a sweeping hip throw (Harai Goshi) and a minor inner reaping throw (Ko Uchi Gari) against Adam James from the North East, which Danny had been teaching the club’s juniors earlier in the week, gave Danny the silver medal.
Phil Rogan started his campaign with an inner thigh throw (Uchi Mata) throw for the full point against Alexey Hashimoto. He followed this up with the same throw against Adam James. His next fight was against fellow club member Danny Carr which he lost in a very close contest. Sadly Phil then lost the next contest against Andy Malone, the eventual gold medallist. In his last contest, which he needed to win, against Anthony Ashton from Micklefield, a half point throw gave him enough for the win and a bronze medal.
Dan Grades – Women
GOLD: - Danielle Bynoe – Bacup
Silver: – Anne-Marie Davey – Goole
Bronze: – Rachal Marie Ford – Rochdale
GOLD: - Rachael Hawkes – Army
Silver: - Vassilissa Zukova – Hebden Bridge
GOLD: - Abigail McBeath – Aboyne JC
Silver: - Louise Birchall – BJC
GOLD: - Kira Brown – TNJC
Silver: - Danielle Bynoe – Bacup
Bronze – Anne Marie Davey – Goole
Rachal Marie Ford – Rochdale
Dan Grades – Men
GOLD: - Danny Harper – Kendal JC
Silver: - Charles Grocock – Huddersfield JC
Bronze: - Neil O’Toole – Urmston
Andrew Clark – Okano Kwai
GOLD: - Danny Roberts – Hanley J.C.
Silver: - Pino Ricardo – Rochdale
Bronze: - John Illingworth – Middlesborough JC
Robert Braint – Vale Judo Club
GOLD: - Joshua Burns – Shadsworth Judo Club
Silver: - David Hulme – Rochdale
Bronze: - Liam Hart – RAF
Daniel Whyte – Aberdeen JC
GOLD: - Tommy Mercer – RAF Judo
Silver: - Adam Mortimer – Hull JC
Bronze: - Spencer Lambert – Huddersfield
Ross Goodwin – Blackpool Keidokwai
GOLD: - Nicholas Ripley – Hazel Grove
Silver: - Philip Rogan – Kendal JC
Bronze: - Paul Farrant – JSC
Alhassan Timmy – Ippon Judo Club
GOLD: - Isaac Gagin – Sakura JC
Silver: - Agudoo Domnic – Ippon JC
Bronze: - Alex Tew – Army / Beach
Carl Robertson – Newbiggin
GOLD: - Nicolas James – Wigan JC
Silver: - Ashton Whalley – Beach Judokwai
Bronze – Aaron Hales – Grimsby JC
North West Area Senior Open
Kyu Grade – Results
Women + 70k
GOLD: - Molly Common – New Biggin
Silver: - Rachael Douglas – New Biggin
Bronze – Sarah Humphreys – Swinton
GOLD: - Ruth Stones – Southlands
Silver: - Georgiana Sorina Urda – Keidokwai
Bronze – Ashleigh Whilock – Hanley Judo Club
GOLD: - Bradley Hammond – Kendal Judo Club
Silver: - Patryk Sipowicz – Rochdale JC
Bronze: Chris Li – Blackpool Keidokwai
Daniel Hankinson – Blackpool Keidokwai
GOLD: – John Howley – Manchester
Silver: - Matthew Holgate – Craven Judo Academy
Bronze: - Dave Stott – Blackpool Keidokwai
Harry Andrews – No Club
GOLD: - Tom Nicholls – Beartown
Silver: - Ioan Stefan Mesaros – Blackpool Keidokwai
Bronze: Joseph Casson – Blackpool Keidokwai
Men + 90k
GOLD: - Luke Giller – Rochdale
Silver: - Thomas Appleyard – Huddersfield
Bronze – Andrew Parkin – Rochdale
Adam Partington – Blackpool Keidokwai
Fifth: - Jatinder Sahota – Whitehaven
Christian Cox – Blackpool Keidokwai
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KENDAL Judo Club continues to attract players from abroad as a great place to receive top class coaching.
Following on from Australian Toby Sagacio's visit two weeks ago, a group of twelve 16 to 18-year-old students from Valencia, Spain, arrived at the Kendal Dojo for training and help with their English.
Valencia judo is the number two ranking region of Spain and among the group were nine players listed in the International Judo Federation (IJF) Ranking lists for Cadet and Junior players.
For most of the group it was their first time training outside Spain.
Under the watchful eyes of Performance Pathway Centre coaches Danny Harper and Danny Carr they had a daily early morning run, stamina and conditioning training.
This was followed by two sessions of judo a day alongside Kendal’s top players in their age group with AASE (Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence) coach, two times Olympian Sophie Cox and Kendal senior coach Michael Liptrot putting them through a very hard regime.
Also during the day they were given practical lessons in English such as a trip into town to bring back answers to questions about Kendal and reading the Westmorland Gazette.
GOLD: Olivia Slater (Destination Judo); Skye Downie (Destination Judo):
Silver: Annemarie Kelly (Destination Judo ):
Boys "A" Band
GOLD Ravi Grellscheid (Destination);Ethan Zahler (Craven); Gabriel Cullen (FCPC):
Silver: Jack Danielson (Blyth); Harvey Hancock (Destination Judo);Jacob Shattock (Bacup):
Bronze: Jamie Kempson (Werrington); George Eccleston (Craven); Connor Howard (Craven):
Girls "B" Band
GOLD: Anya Hassan (Newburn); Brooke Divine (Destination Judo)
Silver: Esmee Colgate (Craven); Elle Leighton (Destination Judo)
Bronze: Sky Downie (Destination Jdo); Millie Kempson (Werrington); Jorja Entwistle (Craven); Summer Bentley (Furness):
Boys "B" Band
GOLD: Lewis Burns (Furness); Jordan Petterson (Terminus); Josh Crisp (Blyth); Ricksan Crossan (Destination Judo); Isaac Eccleston (Craven):
Silver: Harvey Wootton (Werrngton); Aidan Howard (Craven); William Greyson (Wirral); Joe Flaherty (Battle Hill); Alex Hartley (Craven):
Bronze: Rivaldo Rosada (FCPC); Luke Robinson (The Parks); Kashim Ashice (FCPC); Callum Lee (Raven); Tyler Cullen (FCPC); Matthew Gudgeon (Craven); Daniel Travis (Jackson JC); Jack Smith (Lancs Univ)::
Girls "C" Band
GOLD: Isabelle Morris (Blyth); Katherine Darby Spence (Bacup); Brogan Gittins (Werrington); Tanya Hassan (Newburn); Lauren Fox (Kendal);
Silver: Elizabeth Genge (Bacup); Sophie Lister (Craven); Olivia Russell (StrathKelvin); Julia Wisniewska (Wirral); Poppy Howe (Kendal):
Bronze: Cerys Thomasson (Sandbach); Charlotte Kendall (Destination Judo) Mya Fadderson (Fordley)
Emily Knowles (Kendal); Daisy Schwazer (Kendal); Ellie Judson (Kendal); Nayol Rosada (FCPC):
Boys "C" Band
GOLD Nye Greasley (Kendal); Nathan O'Sullivan (Kendal); Sam Naughton (Bacup);Ryan May (The Parks); Sean Halliday (Wirral); Charles Kett (Thornaby); Ben Howe (Kendal); Thomas Dale (Craven)::
Silver: Robbie Kincart (Kendal); Jake McKenna (Gateshead); Harvey Burns (Furness); Adam Robinson (The Parks); Josh Robson (Blyth); Leo Taylor (Saltire); Matthew Lazonby (Destination Judo); Finley Quarry (Kendal);
Bronze: Ethan Tazzyman (Craven); Adam Palamountain (Fordley); Ethan Proud (Blyth); Ben Smith (Terminus); Archie Collis (Douglas); Declan Bargh (Bacup); Jason Rutledge ( Destination Judo); Ethan Pringle (Blyth); McEnzie Ewan (Saltire); Kavan Burns (Furness); Toby Bainbridge (Terminus); Oliver Deaville (Werrington); Sam Downie (Destination Judo):
Female Kyu Grades
GOLD: Sophie Burton (Blyth);
Silver: Louise Birchall (FCPC);
Bronze: Victoria Stokes (Leigh; Jessica Martin (Leigh):
Male Kyu Grades
GOLD: Mark Bennett (Wirral); Liam Doody (Thornaby); Gary Cowell Washington (Keidokwai); Adam Partington (Keidokwai); Kirstin Hubbard (FCPC); Mark Goodwin (Peterlee) Tom Finn (Kendal); Duane Henderson (Wirral);
Silver: Jason Cossey (Leigh); Luis Castro (Raven); Chris Darnbrough (Leigh); Chris Henderson (Wirral); Andrew Greenwood (FCPC); Matthew Colgate (Craven); Benedict Mac-Patton (Clyde); Jatinder S Sahama (Whitehaven):
Bronze: Joseph Cassidy (Keidkwai); Leigh Haywood (Werrington); Jon Hanson (Bredakwai); Chris Li (Keidokwai); Ben Paddock (Werrington); Nick Mayo (Kendal); Keith Evans (Leigh); Lee Taylor (Saltire); Lee Edgar (FCPC); Gerard Shields (Lanc Univ); Paul Wooton (Werrington); John Howley (FCPC); Liam Banks (Blyth); Craig Ross (Saltire):
Male Dan Grades
GOLD: Danny Harper (Kendal);
Silver: Matthew Clarke (Kendal);
Bronze: Michael Wooton (Wolverhampton)
GIRLS "A" Category
GOLD: Jorja Entwhistle (Craven);
Silver: Ella Wile - Blyth
Bronze: Thea Downing (Craven); Chloe Gardner-Bonfall (Craven); Lucie Bromilow (Waterloo).
GIRLS "B" Category
GOLD: Libby Genge (Bacup); Kayley Lynn (Craven)
Silver: Anya Hassan (Newburn); Hannah Liptrot (Wigan)
Bronze: Francesca Moratto-Smith (Kendal)
GIRLS "C" Category
GOLD: Ellie Hutton (Battlehill); Elizabeth Cheminais (Waterloo); Kath Darby-Spencer - (Bacup)
Silver: Erin Cummins (Craven); Ruth Stones (Southlands); Danielle Fitzpatrick - (Battlehill)
Bronze: Charlotte Stewart (Craven); Saffron Gadema (Battlehill); Leonie Dale (Craven)
BOYS "A" Category
GOLD: Kieran Beattie-Lewis (Southlands); Maddox Fuller (Battlehill); George White (Destination Judo); Joe Flaherty (Battlehill); Josh Chrisp (Blyth); Lewis Burns (Furness)::
Silver: Harvey Mullins (Bacup); Jake Drummond (Newburn); Ethan Zahler (Craven); Ewan Greenep (Craven); Lewis Cave (Westgate); Connor Howard (Craven):
Bronze: Mason Wile (Blyth); Leon Clark (Craven); Lennox Veririll (Southlands); Hayden Cross (Craven); Robert Martin (Lancaster University); Joel Ryan (Craven); Scott Gardner-Bonsall (Craven); Jacob Shattock (Bacup):
BOYS "B" Category
GOLD: Joe Philips (Kendal); Declan Bargh (Bacup); Sean Halliday (Wirral); Jacob Bromilow (Waterloo); Carlos Veririll (Southlands); Josh Robson (Blyth):
Silver: Kieron Ryan (Kendal); Dalton SHort (Blyth); Luke Jackson (Waterloo); Joseph Carroll (Battlehill); Ethan Pringle (Blyth); Ethan Blakey (Bacup):
Bronze: Charlie Dodd (Haltwhistle); Joe Mulligan (Thornaby); Callum Lee (Raven); Aidan Howard (Craven); Tobias Rogerson (Beach); Kavan Burns (Furness); Max Huett-White (Kendal):
BOYS "C" Category
GOLD: Harvey Burns (Furness); Callum Davidson (Wirral); Josh McKeown (Battlehill); Alex Finlay (Bacup); Liam Doody (Thornaby); Cieron Hardaker (Battlehill); Thomas Dale (Craven); Edward Burnie (Bacup); Omari Kaup-Samuels (Craven); Adam Butler (Beach):
Silver: Ethan Proud (Blyth); William Slaney (Lancaster UNiversity); Luke Scrivens (Wiugan); Nathan Seddon (Wigan); Jamie Crokks (Wigan); Luke Anderson (Battlehill); Nye Greasley (Kendal); Kyle Flannery (Battlehill); Sam Naughton (Bacup):
Bronze: Archie Collis (Douglas I.O.M.); Chris Sayers (Segill); Alex Beatie-Lewis (Southlands); Jon Harrison (Burnley); Scott Maden-Nevitt (Victoria); Charles Kett (Thornaby); Kieran Tweedy (Battlehill): Kieran Woodward (Wigan); Bradley Hammond (Kendal); Austin Taylor (Beach); Scott Anderson (Barttlehill); Ethan Tazzyman (Craven); Zack Bancroft (Kendal); Josh Stoneman (Battlehill):
MEN Kyu Grades
GOLD: Thomas McLoughlin (Leigh); Mark Cummings (Bear Park); Ross Pilkington (Wigan); Andrew Martin (Lancaster University); Chris Darnborough (Leigh):
Silver: Christopher Li (Keidokwai); Anthony Parr (Leigh); Charley Drummond (Beach); Keith Evans (Leigh); Michael Ferris (Waterloo);
Bronze: Matthew Johnson (Kudokwai); Andrew Corbett (Battlehill); Jatinder Sahota (Whitehaven); Adam Cox (Blackpool); Glen Edgar (Battlehill); Nathan Peacock (Blackpool):
MEN Dan Grades
GOLD: John Chrisp (Blyth)
Silver: Ross Goodwin (Blackpool)
Bronze: Michael Parkes (Blackpool)
With a big thank you to all the officials and we hope you enjoyed the bacon butties.
Boys "A" Category
GOLD: Lewis Burns (Furness); Luke Robinson (The Parks); Jordan Patterson (?); Rys Jones (Newburn); Joe Flaherty(Battle Hill);
Silver: Connor Howard (Craven); Kieran Beattie-Lewis (Southlands); Oskar Krauss (Destination Durham); George White (Destination Durham); Travis Hutchinson Destination Durham).
Bronze: Jake DRummond (Newburn); James Lismore (Waterloo); Lennox Verrill (Southlands); Cain Gallagher (Furness); Alexander Tsinopoulus (?); Elliott Lord (Settrle); Robert Martin (Lancaster University); Harry Stringer (Settle); Max Weaver (Waterloo).
Girls "A" Category
GOLD: Olivia Slater (Destination Durham); Grace Wood (Southlands); Jessie Edwards (Whitburn); Olivia Butler (?);
Silver: Emily Mitchell (Crawcrook); Jenni Francis (Battlehill); Codie Lawson (Crawcrook); Skye Downie (Destination Durham);
Bronze: Evie Duff (Waterloo); Elisha Rhodes (Southlands); Maia Stanbridge (Destination Durham); Bethany Banks (Destination Durham); Hope Browne (Settle); Lucie Bromilow (Waterloo); Jorja Entwhistle (Craven); Elisa Thompson (Destination Durham).
Boys "B" Category
GOLD: Jack Wright (Craven); Callum Lee (Raven); Jason Routledge (Destination Durham); Aaron Stewart (The Parks); Ethan Cross (Craven); Max Hewitt-White (?); Declan Baigh (?); Rickson Crossan (?); Jake McKenna (Gateshead); Tom Brelsford (Glossop).
Silver: Jacob Bromilow (Waterloo); Charle Ayre (Destination Durham); Luke Jackson (Waterloo); Carlos Verrill (Southlands); Camneron Bell (Highland Budokan); Toby Bainbridge (?); Jay Neeson (Southlands); Joshua Hodkinson (SKK); Joe Phillips (Kendal); Joe Mulligan (Thornaby);
Bronze: Aidan Howard (Craven); Michael Lismore (Waterloo); Joshua Barnett (Raven); Kavan Burns (Furness); Jamie Trotter (Southlands); Nathan Kennaugh (Douglas); Charlie Scott-Graver (?); Ben Grimwade (Crawcrook); George Donaldson (?); Kieron Ryan (Kendal); Jake Mair (SKK); Alexander Hartley (Craven); Finlay Quarrie (?); Sam Downie (Destination Durham); Ben Richardson (Destination Durham); Arthur Shuluoko (Newburn).
Girls "B" Category
GOLD: Leona Einbeck (Destination Durham); Laura Wood (Destinational Destination) Ellie Morris (SKK); Emma Kerry (Crawcrook); Julia Wisniewska (Wirral)
Silver: Emelia Rhodes (Southlands); Brooke Devine (Durham); Kayley Lynn (Craven); Esme Holgate (Craven); Ellie Gilbert (SKK).
Bronze: Aimee Lawson (Crawcrook); Suchita Ray (Burnley); Hanna Liptrot (Wigan); Summer Bentley (Furness); Poppy Hedges (SKK); Grace Cammish (Southlands); Ella Stanbridge (Durham); Breanna McFarlane (Burnley).
Boys "C" Category
GOLD: William Slaney (Lancaster University); Matthew Lazenby (Destination Durham); Adam Robinson (The Parks); Edward Burnie (?); Etrhan Watson (Furness); Harrison Phillips (Furness); Josh Stoneman (Battlehill); Adam Butler (Beach); Josh McKeown (Westgate); Jake Lynas (Southlands); Ciaron Lillis (?); Kieran Tweedy (Battlehill); Alex Macmillan (Ramsey); Kieran Hardaker (Battle Hill):
Silver: John McKenna (Newton Aycliffe); Zack Bancroft (Keswick); Craig Jolly (SKK); Harrison Edwards (?); Archie Collis (Douglas); Harvey Burns (Furness); Luke Horrocks (AYAC); Nye Greasley (Kendal); Tim Leonard (?); Scott Brelsford (Glossop); Nathan O'Sullivan (Kendal); Magnus Black (Ramsey); Kieran Woodward (Wigan); Jamie Crooks (Wigan).
Bronze: Scott Francis (Waterloo); Harley Woods (The Parks); Joshua Gallagher (Furness); Alex Beattie-Lewis (Southands); Cain Marris (Hillsborough); Ryan May (The Parks); Jamie Sharp (Newburn); Ben Smith (Terminus); Sean Young (Battle Hill); Ethan Tazzyman (Craven); Paul Crawley Southern IOM); Adam Palamountain (Fordley); Connor Heald (Raven); Kyle Flannery (Battle Hill); Connor Trotter (Southlands); Tim Davis (Lancaster University); Jon Harrison (Burnely); Callum Kneeshaw (Southlands); Nathaniel Marsay (Southlands); Bradley Hammond (Kendal).
Girls "C" Category
GOLD: Grace McGlone (Durham); Sinead Crossan (Southlands); Ellie Judson (Kendal); Becky Butler (Durham); Emily The (SKK); Serena Cape (Rochdale); Sanchila Ray (?); Kath Darby-Spence (?); Charlotte Kendall (Destination Durham); Rachael Ford (?).
Silver: Lauren Fox (Kendal); Grace McGlone (Durham); Daisy Schwarzer (Kendal); Tia Graham-Richardson (Newburn); Eleanor Sharp (?); Chloe Baker (?); Georgie Craine (Ramsey); May Madderson (?); Sophie Lister (Craven); Grayse Houghton (Southern IOM).
Bronze: Poppy Howe (Kendal); Carla Smith (Whitburn); Erin Cummins (?); Holly Hutchison (Durham); Elizabeth Anthony (Raven); Niamm O'Keefe (Wirral); Georgia Kayhill-Jones (Raven); Molly Hanks (Raven); Olivia Hanks (Raven); Sophie Fulton (Raven); Keever Quigley (Ramsey);
Men "D" Category
GOLD: Luke Giller (Rochdale); Jeff Binder (Wigan); Duane Henderson (Wirral); Lewis Chawko (Northumbria Univ); Gavin Wood (TheParks); David Hulme (Rochdale); Liam McGee (Is Sho Ni).
Silver: Mark Faulkner (Northumbria Univ); Damien Griffin (Keidowkwai); Jatinder Sahota (Whitehaven); Jason Cronshaw (Rochdale); Carl Robertson (Newbiggin) Adam Williamson (Northumbria Univ); Min Kweon (Northumbria Univ).
Bronze: Kev Milner (Battle Hill); Chris Henderson (?); Christian Cox (Keidokwai); Sebastian Ziri-Sayle (Northumbria Univ); Ethan Martin (Keidokwai); Christopher Li (Keidokwai); Jonathan Wvan Northumbria Univ); Ant Kirkland (Battle Hill); Glenn Edgar (Battle Hill); John Reay (Kobayashikwai); Scott Brady (Wirral).
Women "D" Category
GOLD: Leah Anastasi (Battle Hill); Molly Common (Newbiggin).
Silver: Charlotte Anthony (Raven); Rachel Cain (Waterloo)
Bronze: Shirley Tung (Southern IOM); Rachel Douglas (New Biggin).
Men "E" Category
GOLD: Matt Clarke (Kendal)
Silver: Mohamed ABK (?); David Maher (Wirral).
Bronze: Barry Ashcroft (Wigan); Khristian Bennet (Northumbria Univ).
See you all November 29th.