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Competition opportunities 2016


We have been looking at the competition calendar for next year, the following suggest themselves as good competitions without too much travel. When available, we have linked to the entry form.

All competitions in Hampshire, Sussex, Surrey and Kent will be listed on the Southern Area website,

Nationally, all events are listed on the British Judo Association website,

As always, speak to club coaches before entering!




  • 20 Southern Area Pre-cadet and Cadet – Crawley
  • ? Hampshire Closed – Eastleigh


  • ? Hampshire Split Grade



  • 11 Sussex -12 Open – Worthing


  • ? Hampshire Open
  • ? Southend International


  • 12 Southern Area Green & Under – Crawley
  • 13 Sussex -16 Open – Worthing

Competition results up to end June should inform your decision as to whether you want to enter for the Southend International.

Some of you may want to try out for National Championships, you need to be a seasoned competitor with a good track record of success to consider this.

We will add further competitions in Northern Home Counties and Western Area as they become available.




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South Coast Open

Judo fightMore experienced players may want to consider entering the South Coast -16 Open in Worthing.

Entries close on 7 November, with the competition itself on Sunday 15 November.

Full details are available via the British Judo Association website.

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Closing date for Hampshire Open extended

Harai goshi throwThe closing date for online entries for this weekend’s Hampshire Open has been extended to Friday 16 October.

Please note this is ONLINE entries only!

Entries can be made at:

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Calling all red belts! Are you ready to rumble?

Judo fightWe have received details of the next Red Belt Rumble to be held at High Wycombe Judo Centre – it’s only 90 minutes up the road and offers a good introduction to competition.

Hope to see you some of you entering!



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FREE tickets to British Open this weekend

Competition schedule released for British Open 2015

Thanks to British Judo’s new sponsors ‘Pharmanutricals’, we are able to offer club members up to 10 pairs of complimentary tickets to the British Open being held at The SSE Arena (AKA The Wembley Arena) this weekend – Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th July.

In order to secure these free tickets, please speak to Tony tonight to confirm your attendance as well as the following:

  • Number of tickets required
  • Day to which the tickets are required
  • The postal address you would like them sent to

Please be aware that the tickets will be issued on a first come first served basis, so please confirm your attendance ASAP, to avoid disappointment.

For further information about the event, please visit:

Please note – Saturday is the date of our demo at Court Lane’s summer fair. I am already attending on the Sunday.

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Azhar puts Club back on international map

Azhar - Bronze medal winner  at Kent International 2015

Azhar – Bronze medal winner at Kent International 2015

Azhar Baree put Court Lane Judo Club back on to the international scene with a bronze medal at today’s Kent International. Following rumours of its demise last year, the Kent International has made a successful transition to Medway Park in Gillingham.

Competing at -42kg, in the orange and green belt category, Azhar benefitted from a bye in the first round. His first contest was against a player from Bradley Stoke, Azhar made short work of it, scoring two waza-aris from an ippon seoi / ko uchi combination.

His second fight pitched him against Lim of Belgium, who had looked dangerous in his first two fights. Azhar however scored a perfect ippon throw within the first moments of their contest, taking Lim backwards and flat on his back.

Through to the semifinal, Azhar faced another Bradley Stoke player, and this time came undone, being thrown for two waza-aris with drop seoinage.

After a wait for the repechage to be finished, Azhar again faced Lim in the bronze medal contest. Once again, Azhar took him back, scoring waza-ari before securing a hold to secure the win and our first medal at this competition since 2009.

5 mat areas in use

5 mat areas in use

Commenting afterwards, a tired but ecstatic Azhar echoed Jack Rogerson last year, describing the Kent as the hardest competition he has contested to date.

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Azhar to contest Kent International

Azhar in action in France last year

Azhar in action in France last year

Azhar Baree will be representing the Club in this year’s Kent International.

The event has now relocated to Medway Park, Gillingham, after several years at Crystal Palace.

Good luck Azhar!

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Hampshire Games update


Following Tuesday night’s Hampshire committee meeting, proposed new date for the Judo competition is at the end of October.

Availability is to be confirmed with Fleming Park Leisure Centre

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Don Werner Memorial Championships

Judo fight

We have received entry forms for the above Championships, to be held at High Wycombe Judo Centre in July.

Looking at the grade banding, I would expect this to be very competitive, so not suitable for those players with little or no competition experience.



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Hampshire & IoW Games Judo cancelled

bannerbox-siowgamesAs you are probably all aware by now, the Judo competition scheduled for Saturday 20 June as part of this year’s Hampshire & Isle of Wight Games, was cancelled late on Friday afternoon. Here is the official announcement from Lynn Stringer on Hampshire Judo’s Facebook page:


Just to let you know, we have decided to postpone the Judo event which was due to be held at Fleming Park Eastleigh tomorrow.

Due to the low level of entries we decided that it wasn’t fair on the children to expect them to turn out for a couple of fights each. Paul [Hamilton – Hampshire Chair], Peter [Blakemore – Competition organiser]and I will be at the Hampshire Judo Committee Meeting on Tuesday, and we will find an [sic] suitable time later in the year to hold the event. This will give all the areas time to hold selection trials, and get a team together. I will send out full details once a decision has been made on the new date.

Apologies for the short notice, but hopefully everyone will benefit from the delay and we will have a great day later in the year.

As soon as I have any more information regarding dates, format I will let you all know.

Apologies for any disappointment and inconvenience caused.

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