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A good day at the office

The Hampshire Judo organised event on Sunday 7 July saw Court Lane players medal in all three categories.

Jonty Bassil finally secured his first gold medal in the men’s 1st kyu and above competition. Three fine ippons also saw him pick up 30 points towards his Dan grade.

Brother and sister Ben and Chloe Lymer both fought in the junior red & yellow belt competition. This was Ben’s first event, and he did well to hold his own in a surprisingly aggressive group. Chloe battled back from a loss in her first fight to collect a silver medal like her brother.

Michael Churcher continued his transition across to adult judo competing in the men’s blue and under competition. He beat off a strong challenge from a Scorpion player, throwing and holding for a cumulative score. Osaka’s Harrison Grist was once again Mike’s nemesis, leaving Mike in a well deserved 2nd place.

Well done everyone.

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Great day on the mat

Summer Fair

Once again we made our annual appearance at the school summer fair. With ALL displays being programmed indoors this year, we opted for a smaller mat and a reduced number of players compared to previous years.

A brilliant, slightly ad libbed demo was provided by Kev Jones, Chloe Lymer, Maya and Mieszko Polak and Amy Roberts.

Chloe, Maya and Amy also demonstrated some of the self defence movements from Goshin-Jitsu, with Tony as uke.

We’d also like to say thank you to current and previous club members who watched, and helped to put down and put away mats – Toby Winfield, Ben Lymer and Sophie Rogerson.

Kent International

Michael Churcher was our sole representative at this years’ Kent International.

Making his debut at his new weight of -73kg (and only by a few grams…), Michael showed that all his recent hard work has been paying off, returning with a bronze medal.

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Medal success for Michael and Chloe in Worthing

1 day, 2 players, 3 medals….

Michael Churcher made his senior debut today in the South Coast Senior Blue & Under competition.

After picking up a silver medal in his own weight, Michael then competed in an open weight event, adding a bronze medal to his tally.

Chloe Lymer competed in the South Coast Yellow & Under competition, winning a well deserved bronze medal with a confident performance of attacking judo.

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Entry open for Hampshire low grade championships

Entry is now open for the Hampshire low grade junior and senior competitions on 7th July.

The junior competition is open to red and yellow belts, with an adult section for blue belt and under, and 1st kyu and above.

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Court Lane players help Hampshire Judo to medal success

Hampshire Judo enjoyed a successful at the Intercounty tournament on Sunday.

Chloe and Michael were in the thick of the action, Chloe scoring two excellent wins to help the girls’ team to a well deserved place. Michael and the boys came in third.

Full results can be found on the Hampshire Judo Facebook page.

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C’mon Hampshire!

Victorious Hampshire squad players at Crystal Palace

Hampshire players will be competing in the Southern Area intercounty team tournament on Sunday 5th May.

Men, women, boys and girls will take on teams from Kent, Sussex and Surrey in this annual event that is one of the highlights of the Southern Area calendar.

This year’s event is being held at Worthing Leisure Centre, with action on the mat due to start at around 9.30am.

Two players who train at the club will be taking part – Michael Churcher and Chloe Lymer. We wish them and the rest of the team Good Luck!

Previous Court Lane representatives in Hampshire Team:

  • Brett Caswell
  • Andy Gould
  • Lewis Dolman
  • Azhar Baree
  • Isla Savellis-Fry

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Ippons galore at Hampshire Closed

Players who train at the Club enjoyed a great day of Judo at Saturday’s Hampshire Closed.

Chloe Lymer was the first to fight, at -32kg. She was narrowly defeated in her first contest, but stormed back with an ippon scoring seoi nage in her next contest. A win in her third contest put her into top spot in her group of 4 and secured her a GOLD medal.

Jack Rogerson made his first judo outing in a couple of years. Jack fought his way out of his pool in 2nd place to enter the knock out stages, with some great ippon scores from both tachi waza and ne waza. In the final four, Jack was thrown for ippon and had to settle for bronze at -46kg.

Our last contestant was Michael Churcher, at -66kg. Michael made an emphatic start, throwing his first opponent for ippon. He followed this up with another two great maximum scoring throws to set up a deciding contest against Osaka’s Harrison Grist. Mike defeated Grist in last year’s tournament, but it was Grist’s turn to dominate this year, leaving Mike to settle for a well deserved silver.

Coaches and players from the Club also participated in the training session held with the visiting players from Jersey, to round off a memorable weekend of Judo.

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Last chance to enter Hampshire Closed!

Former Hampshire medallists from the Club

Entry for the 2019 Hampshire Closed ends this Sunday, 31st March.

The competition will be held at Eastleigh’s Fleming Park Leisure Centre on Saturday 6th April. Results from the competition will be used to inform team selection for this year’s Southern Area Intercounties tournament.

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Time running out to enter Hampshire Closed!

Entry to this year’s Hampshire Closed on Saturday 6th April closes on 31st March.

This is the main selection route for the team to represent Hampshire in this year’s Southern Area Intercounties event, in May.

Don’t miss this opportunity – enter today!

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Court Lane players in the medals

Players from Court Lane Judo Club have made an exciting start to the year, with three medals from three competitions, across the whole spectrum of experience.

Michael Churcher claimed a bronze medal from the South Coast Green Belt & Under in January.

John Luijken followed this up with a bronze medal at the Surrey Red & Yellow Belt Open, in Reigate, at the beginning of February.

Club coach Craig Jones was also in action, competing at the South Coast Senior Open, where he claimed a third bronze medal for the club.

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