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Forthcoming events

There are lots of competition opportunities coming up, for both adult and junior players!

Don’t forget, Hampshire has already published a list of forthcoming events right through to 2020!







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Still time to enter January competitions

Just a quick reminder of the competitions running this month, that we published before Christmas – there may still be time to enter if you are quick!

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November competitions

IMG_0511There is still time to enter the following forthcoming competitions:

12 Nov – Southern Area Junior Open – closing date 7 Nov! Online entry is also available. Note that this is a SATURDAY competition.

20 Nov – South Coast Open

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Entry closes for competition training event this weekend

CalendarEntry closes this weekend for the competition training event at Holbrook Judo Club in April – entry forms have previously been circulated.

This is a brilliant opportunity for novice and inexperienced players to experience competition in a friendly environment. Several Court Lane players took part last year.

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Competition training event

Judo fight

Our novice and low grade players are once again invited to a competition training day with Holbrook Judo Club, on Saturday 9 April – full details are attached.

This was a very successful day last year, with some great support from Court Lane players.

Hope some of you will take advantage of this opportunity.


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Hampshire Judo publish 2016 events calendar

CalendarFurther to our earlier posts on competition dates, Hampshire Judo have published the following dates for 2016:

Here is the Hampshire County Judo calendar planned for 2016:

  • Sunday 27th March – Dan Grading at Fleming Park
  • Sunday 10th April – Referee and Table Officials Course (venue TBC – probably AWE)
  • Saturday 16th April – Hampshire Closed Competition
  • Sunday 15th May – Hampshire Split Grade Competition
  • Sunday 19th June – Dan Grading at AWE
  • Sunday 2nd October – Hampshire Open & Special Needs Open Competition
  • Sunday 23rd October – Dan Grading at Fleming Park

All competitions are at Fleming Park.

Hampshire Team Championships (all at Fleming Park):

  • Sunday 7th February
  • Sunday 6th March
  • Sunday 3rd April

Juniors 09:00; Seniors 13:00 finish 17:00

Sunday 8th May – Southern Area Inter-counties at Worthing

Planned committee meetings:

  • Tue 26th Jan
  • Tue 27th Mar
  • Tue 17th May AGM
  • Tue 28th Jun
  • Tue 20th Sep
  • Tue 8th Nov

Please note that all of the above is subject to change if there are circumstances out of our control. You should check that you have the latest information about an event before travelling and indeed that you are travelling to the correct location.

Entry forms will be published on the Hampshire Judo, Southern Area and BJA websites. We will advise as soon as these are available.

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Welcome back to training


Hopefully you have had a good Christmas and New Year break.

Training recommences on Tuesday 5 January 2015 – we look forward to welcoming you back on to the mat.

All junior players are invited to a randori session at Holbrook Judo Club on Saturday 9 January from 10 – 12 noon.

This will be beneficial to all players, but especially those planning on entering any of the competitions we identified in our earlier posts:

Competition opportunities

Further competition opportunities

The first competition is only three weeks away…

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Further competition opportunities

Following on from the weekend post identifying competition opportunites for 2016, Northern Home Counties have now published their events calendar for next year. Most of these events are at High Wycombe Judo Centre – the first purpose built judo centre in the country – so only about 90 minutes drive away.

7 February – Orange Belt and Below Open – Novice to 9th Mon inclusive

  • Players 8 – 11 years inclusive and 12 – 16 years inclusive
  • Venue: High Wycombe Judo Centre, Barry Close, High Wycombe, Bucks HP12 4UE

19 March – Red Belt Rumble Open – Players 8 – 12 years inclusive

  • Venue: High Wycombe Judo Centre, Barry Close, High Wycombe, Bucks HP12 4UE

23 April – Pre-Cadets & Cadets Ranking

  • Venue: Hornchurch Sports Centre, Harrow Lodge Park, Hornchurch Road, Hornchurch, Essex RM11 1JU

24 April – Minors, Juniors, Senior Ranking, Masters

  • Venue: Hornchurch Sports Centre, Harrow Lodge Park, Hornchurch Road, Hornchurch, Essex RM11 1JU

17th July – Split Grade Open (The Don Werner Memorial Championships)

  • Venue: High Wycombe Judo Centre, Barry Close, High Wycombe, Bucks HP12 4UE

16th October – Mini Mon Open for Boys and Girls – Novice to 6th Mon (Yellow Belt)

  • 8 – 11 years inclusive and 12 – 15 years inclusive
  • Venue: High Wycombe Judo Centre, Barry Close, High Wycombe, Bucks HP12 4UE

26 November – KYU Grade Open

  • GROUP 1: MEN – 1st KYU & 2ndKYU
  • GROUP 2: MEN – 3rd KYU & 4thKYU
  • GROUP 3: MEN – NOVICE, 5th KYU, & 6THKYU
  • GROUP 4: WOMEN – NOVICE TO 1st KYU – Weights to be decided on the day – please give exact weight
  • Venue: High Wycombe Judo Centre, Barry Close, High Wycombe, Bucks HP12 4UE

Entry forms can be found on the NHC website:


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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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Autumn Competitions

Kate Howey at 2002 British Open

Kate Howey at 2002 British Open

We hope everyone is enjoying their summer break – but our thoughts are already turning to the next round of competitions… Here are some you could consider:

19 September

NHC Red Belt Rumble

4 October

Southern Area Senior Ranking

Southern Area Red Belt

18 October

Hampshire Open

As well as being a good competition in its own right, this would also serve nicely as a warm up for Southend…

24-25 October

Southend International

15 November

South Coast -16 Open

As always, please discuss with us first as to whether competition is suitable for your ability and grade. Please let us know if you have entered, so that we can try to support on the day.

If you are competing – you need to be training! Failure to prepare is preparing to fail

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