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SENIOR OCEANIA OPEN (WORLD CUP) VANUATU 10 – 12 NOV - RESULTS

Kyle McIndoe competed in the Oceania Continental Open on Saturday 11th November.  He had 5 in his division and was drawn in the pool of 3 against Vanuatu and Hong Kong. He won both these matches and his final was against the other Hong Kong athlete who had beaten the other Vanuatu athlete. Kyle was a level above these athletes but took a little time getting his rhythm. Both wins were convincing.  The final was a bit tricky and the match was reasonably even but Kyle took an opportunity for a very fast and effective transition which resulted in a submission and the Gold medal. Well done Kyle! Kyle will soon be off to Japan to train in preparation for the Asian Open (World Cup) in Hong Kong 9 – 10 December.  We wish his all the best!

MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL OPEN, 27th - 29th OCT - RESULTS

6 x GOLD!  2 x SILVER!  5 x BRONZE! 

    MIO results were very encouraging given our relatively small contingent this year with only 12 athletes contesting 16 divisions winning:

6 Gold medals, 2 Silver medals, 5 Bronze medals and 2 x 5th places.Additionally we also had representation in the Junior Kata division where Bernard and Bianca won Bronze although to all watching, the result should have been clearly higher.

  • Junior Nage-No-Kata: Bernhard and Bianca Tandean - Bronze
  • Special Needs: Bernhard Tandean - Gold
  • Jnr Boys and Girls: Crosby Peake - Gold, Max Zollinger - Gold, Bianca Tandean - Bronze, Sam Lobsey - 5th place
  • Snr Boys and Girls: Will Zollinger - Gold, Phoenix Edwards - Bronze, Mina Woo - Bronze
  • Cadet Men: Zach Colman - Silver
  • Junior Men: Kyle McIndoe - Gold, Logan O'Brien - Silver, Zach Colman - Bronze
  • Senior Men: Kyle McIndoe - Gold, Cameron Leishman - Bronze, Logan O'Brien - 5th place, Zach Colman - unplaced  
  • NSW JUNIOR POINTS AND SENIOR KYU GRADES – 29TH OCT - RESULTS

     

    • Our Juniors 
      Christian Constantinou: Gold u30, including a huge Ippon from a Gake counter. Ali McPherson: Unplaced for u36/u40 combined and 1st in a special division with a good Kouchi Gari and groundwork Edan Koltai: Silver u34, with some good counter work and groundwork.  Alicia Gunardi: Gold u52, with a big O-goshi and transition Pete Cheon: Gold u50/u55 combined, including great use of Tai-Otoshi and forward-back switch 
    • Senior Kyu Grades

    We had 3 athletes in Orange and Green Belt divisions, 2 of whom from our Monday group competed for the first time and this is a great milestone for them: Reza Ashouri: Unplaced due to injury u81, after being a Waza-Ari aheadDeklan McLennan: Unplaced u73, in a tough group, but with good use of grippingQuentin Chan: Gold u66, with a good combination of throws and groundwork A huge thank you to Suzi Tandean who was the club’s sole competition volunteer for the whole event although none of her children were competing in it. Also thanks to Andras Koltai and Amber McIndoe for covering the always important coaching role whilst we were coaching in Melbourne.

    MIZUNO YUSHO JUDOGIS ON SPECIAL

    We have capitalized on a run-out sale of Blue Size 2 and Size 4.5 750gm (1.5 weave) Mizuno Yusho (formerly IJF approved Blue label) judogis. These used to retail for about $250 and whilst they cannot be use in IJF international events, they are a great judogi for training and competition to National level. The Size 2 judogis are available at the club for $115 and the Size 4.5 judogis for $120 which compares very favourably with the (thinner) Single weave blue Fuji judogis costing $105. We have bought 4 of each size so this is a case of first in, best dressed.