Another Sunday, another judo competition for the CJC mini warriors, this time at the Surrey County Junior and Youth closed. The event was well attended by the club with eight of our younger fighters stepping onto the mat.
First up for the day was Joseph Mitchell fighting at -38Kgs, and he won his first fight with a throw for ippon. In his next fight he came up against a very experienced green belt who secured a hold down to finish the fight. In his last fight Joseph came up against another good fighter and again lost on the ground.
Next up was Jack Baxter fighting at -27Kgs and he was quickly into the action scoring with a lovely ouchi gari and then following it up with a throw for ippon. Unfortunately for Jack the others players in his group failed to show and he only had one more fight which he won well again with a throw for ippon to take the first gold of the day for Camberley.
Bhodi Blacklock was fighting in the -55Kgs category and won his first and only fight of the day to day another good gold for the club.
Tom Kirk and Louie Baylis were both fighting in the competitive -34Kgs group and after each of them won their first three fights, Louie picking up the fastest ippon for a Camberley player, met each other in the final to fight for gold. After a tight opening with neither fighter giving much away Tom scored with a yuko but quickly transitioned onto the ground where he secured the hold down to secure gold with Louie taking silver.
In the -42Kgs Camberley once again had two fighters, Ben Baxter and Dennis Gorman fighting in his first competition for Camberley. Dennis fought first and got his day off to a good start with a throw for ippon. His second fight was an all Camberley affair against Ben and after going full time Ben took the win with a yuko score. In Ben’s final fight he secured a good win with an ippon throw to pick up another gold for Camberley with Dennis taking the silver.
The last Camberley player to fight on the day was Oliver Baldwin in the -46Kgs and he was up against it from the start losing in his first fight against an England squad player. Not disheartened he came out strongly in his second fight only to lose by a dubious ippon score. He fought strongly in his final two fights but unfortunately this time manage to secure a win so finished his day getting bronze.
Well done to all the players who fought, collecting a grand total of 4 gold, 2 silver and a bronze for the club.