This year’s Wellington Closed Champs came at the end of a severely curtailed tournament calendar. The event was attended by Budokan JC, Koizumi Kwai, Wainui YMCA, Upper Hutt City JC and the Academy.

Some excellent judo was on display with our Senior Boys taking all four places in the Open, Lucinda getting Silver in her openweight against an opponent twice her weight and the Senior Men’s Open final contested between Hugo and Patrick.

Unfortunately, Sparkles forgot to tap out of Hugo’s armlock during their semifinal, resulting in a trip to ED.

The Team: Alexis Tzeng, Maisie Morrison, Isla Morrison, Lucinda Griffiths, Cameron Clarke, Patrick Lam, Jack Ure, Hugo Dewar, Sparkles MacDiarmid, Sam Power, Sergey Arykov, Roberta Griffiths, Qona Christie, Aeryn Tench, Sean Masuda-Morgan, Kieran Masuda-Morgan, Oliver Han, Hayate Sato, Aurie Tzeng, Camille Girard, Zacharie Girard, Luca Talarkiewicz, Arden Grove, Tarek Gilmour, Kaija Jaugilas, Ray Snyman, Anthony Snyman

Gold: Patrick, Sergey A, Hugo D(2), Cameron C, Sam P, Tarek G, Ray S,
Sean M (2), Luca T, Roberta G (3), Lucinda G, Alexis T
Silver: Jack U (3), Sam P, Patrick L, Kaija J, Aurie T (2), Oliver H, Zacharie G,
Luca T, Lucinda G, Alexis T
Bronze: Sam P, Camille G (2), Ray S, Anthony S, Zacharie G

Following the competition was the Wellington Area Prizegiving.

The results:

Cockburn Millage Trophy awarded to the best Junior Boy under 15
Sean Masuda-Morgan (Wellington Judo Academy)

WJA Trophy awarded to the best Junior Girl under 15
Lucinda Griffiths (Wellington Judo Academy)

Emmet Hyde Memorial Cup awarded to the best Young Man or Woman 15-16-17 years
Roberta Griffiths (Wellington Judo Academy)

Interact Trophy “Judoka of the Year” awarded to the best senior Judoka over 17 years
Joint winners:

Sam Power (Wellington Judo Academy)
Hugo Dewar (Wellington Judo Academy)

Wilkinson Sword Trophy Awarded for the best results from B&W competitions
Boys
Aurie Tzeng (Wellington Judo Academy)
Girls
Alice Keating (Kapiti Judo Club)

Bushido Cup awarded to the top medal winning club in Wellington Area Tournaments

Wellington Judo Academy