Patchway is the first judo club in South Gloucestershire and Bristol County to achieve the British Judo Silver Club Mark award, & the 2nd in the whole of the Western area!

Samurai Green Belt & Under Competition, Sunday 16th September, Kidderminster

Report by Mark Maslen

Cameron Nelson:- Fighting in what was probably his first competition, he fought well against more experienced players and came away with a Bronze medal.

Alan England:- Got off to a slow start, but came back well to win two of his four contests by Ippons. Unfortunatly he did not get a medal on this occassion.

Dominic Nelson & Tom Jenkins:- Both these players were in the same group along with some good players. Tom fought in what was probably one of the best fights the day. Having gone down to a Wazari, Yuko & Koka, he fought back with his own Wazari to lose to a very good player. He then had two further fights but was unable to win a contest and ended up out of the medals. Dominic also fought well, beating what was probably one of the favorites in this group by Ippon. He went on to win another contest (against Tom Jenkins) before losing in the semi-final and ended up with Bronze.

Myles Nelson:- Not one of his better days. He managed to fight well and managed an Ippon in his second fight, but having lost two other contests, ended outside the medals.

Jack Dymond:- In another big group, Jack managed to win one of his fights with Ippon. He also had three other fights and gained a bronze medal.

Mollie Finn:- After a long day (appox 5pm) Mollie managed to get onto the mat and have her contests. Once again she fought well and out of her four contests, she won two fights both by Ippons. This gave her a Bronze medal.

Most of the players were fighting players a lot older than themselves as there were no under 12 restrictions in force. Therefore a big WELL DONE goes to all who took part.