Tuesday 9 November 2010

Dufftown Championships - 9th October 2010

On the same day as the British, 11 of our other players fought at one of our local competitions in Dufftown. They all fought hard with some good results. Matside coach on the day was Elaine and she was very impressed with the standard of judo produced by our home grown talent.


Sean Dunn (-50kg) - Gold
Louise Proctor (-25kg) - Gold
Logan Rurie (-30kg) - Gold
Arran Christie (-34kg) - Gold (Red belt category)
Lewis Williamson (-38kg) - Gold
Andrew McWatt (-34 kg) - Silver (Yellow belt category)
Sean Dunn (-60kg) - Youths Silver
Leila Adrif (-25kg) - Silver
Eric Rasmussen (-42kg) - Bronze
Nordin Adrif (-34kg) - Bronze
Rurie McColl (-42kg) - No result
Kieran McColl (-55kg) - No result

Well done to all !!

Monday 8 November 2010

British Championships - Sheffield - 9th & 10th October

Well done to all players that qualified to attend the British Championships in Sheffield this year. This is the time that all the best players in Britain get together to be crowned British champion 2010. It is not easy! All of our players fought very well on the day some going further through than others.


Stuart Mcwatt (-46kg B band) - Gold + British Champion!
Jessie Mathewson (-48kg C band) - 5th place
James Littler (-50kg B band) - 7th place
Shannon Reid (-44kg B band) - No result
Liam Atkin (-30kg B band) - No result
Helen Forbes (-52kg C band) - Fought well no result

Thursday 7 October 2010

Scottish Championships - Perth - 11th September 2010

18 players, 13 medals & 7 new Scottish Champions!

Garioch Judo Club were flying high at the weeekend! The whole squad fought very well, with most of them trying to make qualification for the British Championships in October in Sheffield. Special well done to Ewen MacDonald who fought hard through his category, but unfortunately on his last fight of the day: broke his wrist, the clubs thoughts are with you!


Band A:

Murray Wood (-30kg) - Gold + Scottish Champion
Lewis Mark (-30kg) - Silver
Ben Demirander (-34kg) - Gold + Scottish Champion
Lewis Williamson (-34kg) - Silver
Olivia Reid (-32kg) - Bronze

Band B:

Liam Aitken (-30kg) - Gold + Scottish Champion
Ryan Harper (-34kg) - Bronze
Fergus MacFarlane (-42kg) - Won 2 Lost 2
Stuart McWatt (-46kg) - Gold + Scottish Champion
James Littler (-50kg) - Gold + Scottish Champion
Shannon Reid (-44kg) - Bronze

Band C:

Ross Mark (-55kg) - Bron
Ewen MacDonald (-55kg) - Bronze
Scott Lyall (-55kg) - Won 1 Lost 2
Sean Dunn (-50kg) - 5th Won 2 Lost 2
Helen Forbes (-52kg) - Silver
Jessie Mathewson (-48kg) - Scottish Champion

Band D:

Bradley Fyfe (-90kg) - Gold + Scottish Champion

Tuesday 5 October 2010

Heart of England - Birmingham - 5th September 2010

The club had 4 of our top players competing at the NIA Birmingham in one of the most prestigious events in the Judo calendar. There was 10 mat areas in operation and we came away with some great results.


Annemarie Holding (Seniors, Open) - Silver
Ewen MacDonald (C Band, -55kg) - Won 1 Lost 2
Jessie Mathewson (C Band, -48kg) - Won 1 Lost 2
Stuart McWatt (B Band, -46kg) - Gold

Well done guys!

UK School Games - 2nd-5th September 2010

Garioch had 2 players fighting for Scotland at this very important event, Helen Forbes & Bradley Fyfe. They can both hold their heads high after putting in great performances.


Bradley Fyfe (-90kg) -

Lakeland Open - Kendal - 22nd August 2010

This years Lakeland Open only had one competitor from Garioch in attendance due to one of our players being injured. Stuart McWatt fought hard through his category (Under 16 years -46kg) only to be beaten in the final with seconds to go.

Well done Stuart!!


Stuart McWatt
(-46kg, Under 16yrs) - Silver

Monday 28 June 2010

Kent International - 26th & 27th June 2010

Our biggest group ever entered the prestigious event in London, we had six players enter the competition which had over 1000 entries over the two days. The standard of judo was very high with players from all over Europe fighting to gain a medal.


Stuart McWatt (-46kg, Under 16yrs blue and brown belts) - Bronze
Olivia Reid (-27kg, Under 16yrs orange and green belts) - Bronze
Shannon Reid (-44kg, Under 16yrs orange and green belts) - Bronze
Helen Forbes - No result
James Littler - No result
Jessie Mathewson - 1 Win

Well done to all of you that entered, you have made your coach and club very proud!