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Further training opportunities this week

With the club shut tonight to allow for voting in the local council elections, players may wish to take advantage of an offer to train with Holbrook Judo Club this Saturday, 7 May.

A junior class will run at Brune Park Community School, Gosport from 1000 – 1145.

Proceeds from the morning will go towards the Royan twinning.

Delighted to see Gary and Michael join the session at Priory Judo Club last night.

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Medal success marks return to competition

Court Lane Judo Club returned to competition after a long hiatus due to the Covid pandemic, when three players entered the 2022 Hampshire Closed.

Lewis Hook secured gold in his category, winning all his fights with ippon.

Chloe Lymer fought in a group where three three different weight groups were combined, securing a silver medal.

Michael Churcher made his full senior debut, and had seven excellent contests. Michael beat some higher graded players and was unlucky to just miss out on a medal.

Well done everyone!

Thanks also to the players who made the effort to come along and support – it was greatly appreciated.

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Court Lane players return to competition

Tomorrow sees Court Lane players officially return to the competition mat for the first time since Covid, when they compete in the Hampshire Closed in Eastleigh.

Wishing Michael, Chloe and Lewis the best of luck!

We will update throughout the day on our Facebook and Twitter accounts.

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Grading successes

We have been a little remiss in adding details of the new grades recently, so starting from last summer here are all the latest grade promotions! Some have graded more than once, so we have only listed the most recent grade awarded.

  • Blake Stirling – 2nd sho
  • Amy Roberts – 6th kyu (red belt)
  • Rosalind Hill – 1st sho
  • Hollie Brumwell – 1st sho
  • John Luijken – 6th mon
  • Chloe Lymer – 7th mon (orange belt)
  • Michael Churcher – 2nd kyu (blue belt)

Well done all players!

Don’t forget, to grade you must have a current membership of the British Judo Association.

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Michael takes on the best in the country

Michael was our sole representative at this year’s National Championships, following in the footsteps of Brett Caswell, Andy Gould, Lewis Dolman and Ben Garside. Michael went toe to toe with those seeking to establish themselves as the best in the country.

Despite having fought for most of the year at -73kg, Michael managed to slip in to the -66kg category. This category was made up of 48 players, so a real test of character!

A bye in the first round secured automatic progression to the second round. A loss here by two waza-aris put Michael in to the repechage.

A great ippon throw to win secured progression through to the next contest, where Michael was ultimately armlocked by a Dan grade player.

Overall, a very credible performance from Michael, with a lot of positives and some areas to improve on ready for next year.

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Busy weekends bring more success for Chloe and Michael

Chloe Lymer and Michael Churcher have been busy on the competition trail again.

Both Michael and Chloe competed in the South Coast Pre Cadet and Cadet Open.

This provided a tough challenge for Chloe, against some very aggressive competitors. Chloe scored a fantastic win against one of her Hampshire rivals, but, at the end of the pool, results were level between three of the four competitors.

Consequently, Chloe had to refight two of her three matches, to determine 2nd, 3rd and 4th place. This time Chloe delivered an even more emphatic victory (16 seconds) to secure a well deserved 3rd place.

Disappointingly Michael wasn’t given the same chance to shine, with a much smaller entry in his category than we were expecting. However, you can only fight who is put in front of you, and Michael returned with another silver medal to add to his growing collection.

Chloe then travelled to High Wycombe to compete in the NHC qualifier for the British Schools. An on fire Chloe swept her way to victory, defeating both an orange belt and a green belt (two whole belts higher!) on her way to a gold medal.

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Medals keep rolling in

It may have been half term, but Court Lane players have been putting the miles in on the competition circuit.

Hampshire Open

Chloe Lymer and Michael Churcher both competed in this well attended event.

Chloe added another bronze to her collection, scoring from her favourite throw tai-otoshi and also winning a contest in ne-waza; an area of judo that Chloe has been working hard to improve, so a great result all round.

Chloe’s medal was presented by 9th Dan Dave Starbrook MBE OLY, who won Britain’s first Olympic Judo medals in 1972 and 1976. Starbrook had delivered a masterclass and coaching workshop to Hampshire players the day before.

Mike was also in action, contesting the senior weight groups. Mike gave a good account of himself in a category dominated by 1st kyu and Dan grade players, but was unable to progress to the medal stages on this occasion.

Welsh Pre-Cadet and Cadet Open

As part of his build up to the National Championships, Mike competed in yesterday’s Welsh Open. This was as a bench marking exercise to identify the level of competition and areas where Mike needs to improve prior to entering the Nationals.

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A winning weekend for Court Lane

First of all, congratulations to club coach Craig Jones, who completed today’s Great South Run in a time of 1 hour 40 minutes 23 seconds, beating his own target time.

Craig was raising funds for the Rowans Hospice, he can still be sponsored via his JustGiving page.

We had another winner on the Portsmouth Lottery, remember to check your email to see if you’ve won!

If you haven’t signed up yet visit our page, www.portsmouthlottery.co.uk/support/court-lane-judo-club

Finally, Michael Churcher and Chloe Lymer competed in Kent on Saturday, at the regional schools championships. Both players finished in third place in their respective categories.

Congratulations to all our winners.

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Congratulations…and good luck

Michael Churcher added another senior medal to his growing collection with a silver medal at the NHC Kyu Grade Open at High Wycombe on Sunday 13 October.

This is part of Mike’s build up to the national championships at the end of November, beginning of December. Along the way he will compete in the Hampshire Open, and Cadet championships in Southern Area and Wales.

Before that he is competing alongside Chloe Lymer in this weekend’s regional schools qualifier in Kent. Good luck to you both!

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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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