The second State international Open competition for the year saw a very experienced group of Budokan Juniors and a very young contingent in the Senior divisions. The 11 Junior and Senior Boys and Girls all medalled which was very impressive: 4 Gold, 3 Silver and 4 Bronze medals. The Seniors all dug deep and got the benefit of significant mat time. 4 of our Cadets competed in 3 age categories with one athlete having 8 matches in the day. Including Veterans, we had 9 athletes compete in 18 Senior divisions winning 7 medals: 3 Gold, 1 Silver and 3 Bronze.

  • In total 20 Budokan athletes competed in 29 divisions winning 18 medals:
  • 7 Gold, 4 Silver and 7 Bronze with another 2 athletes fighting for a medal.
  • This means 62% of divisions entered resulted in a medal. Great work by all our athletes.

Longest matches were by Will Zollinger who had 2 Golden Score matches back-to-back one being 3 minutes GS (7 minutes total) and the other GS 3m40s (7m40s), nearly 15 minutes in 2 matches. Great effort.  Notably, our entries in this event were significantly less than in previous years, mainly due to injuries, athletes overseas, or some deciding to delay their return to competition.

  •  Our 3 Kata entries also had a very successful day winning Gold in all their divisions. Individual results follow:

 Junior Boys/Girls

  • Gold: Lilly Zollinger
  • Silver: Dasha Platonov, Ethan Zhang
  • Bronze: Callum Dick

Senior Boys/Girls

  • Gold: Shanning Mak, Bianca Tandean, Nicholas Platonov
  • Silver: Crosby Peake
  • Bronze: Demin Cai, Max Zollinger, Flynn Mogilin

 Cadet Men/Women

  • Gold: Clarissa Vumbaca, Will Zollinger
  • Bronze: Phoenix Edwards
  • Unplaced: Elisha Mistry

 Junior Men/Women

  • Silver: Clarissa Vumbaca
  • Bronze: Phoenix Edwards
  • 5th Place: Montanna Poulsen
  • 7th Place: Will Zollinger
  • Unplaced: Elisha Mistry

 Senior Men/Women

  • Bronze: Clarissa Vumbaca
  • 5th Place: Phoenix Edwards
  • 7th Place: Will Zollinger
  • Unplaced: Bjorn Tandean, Elisha Mistry, Montanna Poulsen

 Veteran Men

  • Gold: Aziz Yuldashev
  • Unplaced: Scott Young, Conrad van Dort

 Kata Gold to the following:

  • Bernhard and Bianca Tandean – Nage-No-Kata
  • Bernhard and Bianca Tandean – Ju-No-Kata
  • Bernhard and Bjorn Tandean – Katame-No-Kata