March 26, 2011
As you may know we had the AGM on Thursday (24th March), and now have a new committee getting ready to keep the club going next year.
Out going committee are as follows:
Club Captain: Matthew Vincent
Treasurer: Andrew Douglass
And the new committee are as follows:
Captain: Lachlan Douglas
Treasurer: Andrew Douglass
Secretary: Nathaniel Farmer
Social Sec: Rhiannon Creffield
So, We wish them all luck next year, and hope to see you at training soon!
March 21, 2011
As most of you probably know, the BUCS judo championships took place this weekend (19/20 March). We took 5 players along this year – Matt, Herac, Andrew, Lachlan and Nathan.
Saturday is the individual championships where Matt and Herac both fought well in the kyu grade category to both take bronze in their respective categories.
Andrew, Nathan and Lachlan had less luck. Nathan fought well to get out of his pool and into the knockout but lost to the eventual silver medallist. Andrew and Lachlan had tough draws in their pools and didn’t manage to make the knockout.
The team championships on Sunday saw a battered team presented with a tough pool. The first contest went to Plymouth who eventually finished with a bronze medal; a turnaround saw Southampton beat Bangor whose team looked strong on paper but were at a disadvantage due to only having four men.
This left the final contest in the pool to decide whether Birmingham or Southampton would go through to the knockout with Plymouth. Birmingham had in theory been fighting at a serious disadvantage with just 3 players but having defeated Bangor, they were also able to make the experience of their players count and beat us 3-2.
So the final tally for the weekend was 2 bronze medals in u73kg Kyu grade and u90kg kyu grade categories.
As usual the standard at the weekend was high, the mood of players and officials was positive, and results were spread across a wider range of universities than has often been the case.
March 6, 2011
We only had a small contingent at the Hampshire Closed today but it was a successful outing nonetheless.
Andrew fought in u81kg, having not quite got down to u73kg where he plans to fight at BUCS. Despite giving away plenty of weight to many of the other players in a pool of 5 he put together a great set of well controlled contests, winning his first 3 contests with Ippon from throws and a strangle.
The final contest of the pool was also the decider for 1st and 2nd places – Andrew started well and went ahead with a yuko score but unfortunately his opponent was injured having caught his leg while being thrown. The referees decided that too much medical attention had been needed for the injury and the fight was ended prematurely leaving Andrew the winner by default. Despite a difficult end the gold medal was well deserved after a good day’s judo.
Nathan had a more mixed day out winning one contest through a disqualification but also having good committed attacks blocked with equally good counters and came away with a bronze medal.
March 3, 2011
The martial arts room is open again so judo will be taking place as normal at 8pm.
See you there!
March 1, 2011
As the Martial Arts Room is still drying out we will be going up to Winchester tonight.
Meet at the union at 8pm and we will head up by car. Let us know by email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you are coming so that we can make sure we have enough space for everyone.