High Wycombe Masters
Last weekend was a busy one for Pinewood Judo Club with the Masters competing at High Wycombe on Saturday with the juniors and seniors taking their turn on Sunday in Eastleigh at the Hampshire Split Grade Competition.
The Masters set the pace for the weekend with a great haul of medals as follows:-
- Tina Patterson Gold
- Michelle Fairley Silver
- Phil Thorne Gold
- Paul Knight Gold
- Mark Fricker Silver
- Lehel Silver
- Dave Matthews Gold
This was a particularly impressive performance from both Tina and Michelle who were both making a return to competition after a 20 year break!
Hampshire Split Grade Open
Not to be outdone by the club’ old folks, the younger ones attending the Hampshire Split Grade Open in Eastleigh on Sunday took the medal haul to a new level.
With 18 entered they managed a total of 20 medals with 13 Golds, 4 Silvers and 3 Bronzes!
- Abbie Grant Gold
- Bella Holman Bronze
- Lottie Stickland Gold
- Holly Eccles Gold
- Charlie Cole Sliver
- Emma Meyerhoff Gold
- Caitlyn Clark Gold
- Teri Gough Gold
- Jay Bennett Gold
- Henry Billiard Bronze
- Sam Grant Gold
- Oliver Young Gold
- Etienne Keeler Gold in cadets and Silver in seniors
- James Ferre Silver in cadets and Bronze in senIors
- Harvey Williams Gold
- Dan Franklin Gold
- Oliver Greatrex Silver
- Jonny Northover Gold
Cadet European Cup
Further afield both Kiera Bateman and Olivia Spellman were representing their country in Coimbra Portugal at the Cadet European Cup. Each fought well in their respective weight categories with Kiera at U48kg and Olivia U63kg.
They both fought their way to their respective semi final contests.
Kiera was unlucky to face a 5th world ranked fighter and the eventual Gold medallist in her semi which she lost by a single penalty.
Olivia also lost her fight for a place in the final and then was disappointed to lose hard fought contest for bronze by 2 penalties to take 5th place. Kiera doubled her annoyance losing her own fight for bronze again by penalties.
In all a good weekend for the club.
Mark Fricker Sensei Pinewood Judo Club