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2017 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS – 9TH – 12TH JUNE – GOLD COAST

Team Budokan – 2017 Nationals (minus: Dale Keogh, Mark Tobin, Logan O’Brien, Jakob & Maddison Edwards, Xavier & Finn Tafft, Mina Woo, Lilli Jennings)

Whilst a full report on Budokan's results at the recent National Judo Championships is still pending, here is a recap of how our Club stacked up leading into the competition.

Budokan team representing NSW at the National Championships was the largest ever contingent of Budokan athletes to a Nationals with 37 athletes in 54 divisions plus 1 entry in Kyu Grades, 1 entry in Special Needs and 4 entries in Kata events.

Budokan athletes also comprised a significant proportion of both the NSW Junior (over 20%) and Senior (nearly 40%) State Team’s divisions. Whilst a number of new athletes competed at the National level, 75% of Budokanis competing this year had previously competed at the Nationals so we had some experienced competitors at this level.
All athletes were presented with financial support from the club on Thursday 1st June and families and athletes are truly grateful for the support. Thank you Budokan!

A statistical report is attached for your interest.

SENIOR GRADINGS IN THE CLUB

Congratulations to Nathan and Josh Katz on being graded by Judo NSW to Ni-Dan (2nd Dan) Black belt on the 8th May. Congratulations also to the following Monday night Senior Kyu Grades session Budokanis who were recently graded: to Orange Belt – Mark Stewart, David Colman, Patrick McWhinney, Serge Ross, Vincent Zhu, and Lydia Chow. And to Yellow Belt – Stephen Yeung, Deklan McLennan, Lynne McCredden and Kristelle Prasad.

BRIGHT START KIDZ SPONSORS THE DINO KIDS CLASS

Thanks so much to David and Maili Colman, owners of the Bright Start Kidz Early Learning Centre http://www.brightstartkidz.com.au/ for sponsoring the Tee Shirts for the new Friday morning Dino Kids class. This is a very kind gesture and we very much appreciate the support. Budokan has also applied for a community grant to support the pre-Judo kids initiative (https://www.stockland.com.au/about-stockland/stockland-in-the-community/...). We are looking for more kids to take part in the Friday morning sessions which are run each school term. If you know of any 3 or 4 year old kids who may be interested in the Dino Kids program, please talk to Rob, Kerrye or Amber McIndoe.

SHINSEI COMPETITION CENTRAL COAST OPEN – 25TH MAY 2017 - RESULTS

Congratulations to the 12 Budokanis who competed in the Shinsei Blacktown competition winning: 5 x Gold; 3 x Silver, 3 x Bronze – well done guys!!
Special mention to Dylan Guo who came prepared for the competition but was injured during the warm-up and couldn’t compete.

Mons Boys/Girls
U/24 Graded – 3rd Rico King U/31 Graded – 1st Ben Zollinger
U/24 Graded – 2nd Bryan Zhang U/31 Novice Special - 1st Aaron Yang
U/27 Novice – 1st Gary Zhang U/21 Novice – 2nd Eric Wang
U/24 Novice - 1st Lilli Zollinger U/21 Novice – 3rd Zihan Xiao
U/24 Novice – 3rd Michelle Wang U/27 Novice Special Mention Rhys Conti

Junior Boys/Girls Senior Boys / Girls
2nd Samuel Phillips 1st Alicia Gunardi

CENTRAL COAST OPEN – 23RD APRIL 2017 - RESULTS

Congratulations to the 20 Budokanis who competed in 21 divisions at the Central Coast Open winning: 10 x Gold; 5 x Silver, 3 x Bronze, 1 x 4th, and 2 x 3rd in Pool
Well done guys. Great effort!!

Special mention to Casey Eamer who had her first competition at this event. As there were no other Special Needs entries, she played in the open 70kg division and won 2 matches against another girl – well done! Detailed results of the day are below:

Mons Boys/Girls Senior Boys/Girls
U/30 – 3rd Bryan Zhang U/55 – 1st Alex Ross
U/32 – 3rd Ben Zollinger U/60 – 1st Michael Ross
? – 2nd Lilli Zollinger U/40 – 3rd in Pool Max Stone
U/44 – 1st Lilli Jennings U/36 – 3rd Will Zollinger
U/34 – 4th Edan Koltai U/40 – 3rd in Pool Phoenix Edwards
U/27 – 1st Crosby Peake U/45 – 2nd Oliver Jennings
U/50 – 2nd Jackson Palgan U/40 – 1st Mino Woo
U/57 – 2nd Beth Wade

Junior Boys/Girls Cadet Men / Women
U/32 – 1st Bianca Tandean U/57 – 1st Saskia Brothers
U/40 – 2nd Claudia Templeman U/55 – 1st Zach Colman
U/30 – 1st Max Zollinger

Senior Men/Women
U/57 – 1st Saskia Brothers
U/70 – 1st Casey Eamer