Sunday, 3rd May 2009

MSMAS Judo Players at 2009 British Open

3 Players from MSMAS entered this years British Open ...


Over 200 international competitors competed in this weekend’s British Open Championships
The 42nd annual British Open Championships took place at K2 leisure centre in Crawley Saturday and Sunday (2nd & 3rd May).

The tournament saw 348 competitors compete over the two days with international players and delegations representing countries including Russia, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Belgium, Luxemburg, Canada, Malta and the USA. 

In addition, over 30 French players competed, the first time that France has been represented at the British Open since 2004 with Spain the second biggest nation represented with over 50 competitors.

British medal hopes at the event included Commonwealth Champion and Beijing Olympian Winston Gordon and five-time World medallist and three-time Olympian Karina Bryant.

As it was Britain won 10 medals !!

The host nation finished second in the medal table behind Spain who won 14 medals. Britain won four gold medals, one silver and five bronze medals. France, Belgium and the Netherlands finished third, fourth and fifth in the medal table respectively.

British golds were won by Ashley McKenzie (-60kg), Winston Gordon (-90kg), Peter Lomax (-100kg) and Karina Bryant (+78kg).

Full Results:

Gold             Ashley McKenzie   -60kg
Gold             Winston Gordon     -90kg
Gold             Peter Lomax           -100kg
Gold             Karina Bryant         +78kg
Silver            Becky Dunning       -52kg
Bronze          Caroline Kinnane    -78kg
Bronze          Ruslan Zaboloynij   -100kg
Bronze          Zviad Tsiklauri       +100kg
Bronze          Sam Dunkley          -66kg
Bronze          Iain Feenan             -73kg
5th Place       Ben Guest              -66kg
5th Place       Adam Bick            -81kg
5th Place       Danny Williams      -73kg
5th Place       Bobby Rich           -90kg
5th Place       Charlotte Farbon   -48kg
5th Place       Lindsay Purves      -78kg
5th Place       Shelley Jackson     +78kg  (MSMAS)

The 3 MSMAS Players, Maciek Ingielewicz, Emyr ap Sion & Shelley Jackson all played Saturday.

Both Maciek and Emyr entered the U73 Men with nearly 50 Players in that Category.

They both were beaten in the early rounds by Players who eventually made it through themselves to the Repercharge, with Shelley on the Over 78Kgs Ladies being knocked out in the Semi Finals, fighting for the Bronze.

So a good day, as all our Players returned happy and uninjured...

Commenting, Densign White BJA Chairman said,

“The British Open has this year become an official European B Tournament and is an important part of the European Judo Union’s plans to introduce a new tier of competition in Europe, which can be used to build experience and as a spring board to the next level of competition”.








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