competition Archives - Wellington Judo

Results: 2018 National Championships. 27-28 October 2018. Christchurch.

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The Team: Hugo Dewar, Sparkles MacDiarmid, Al RIvett, Qona Christie, Oscar Quin, Sam Power, Sean Masuda-Morgan, Kieran Masuda-Morgan, Aurie Tzeng, Caitlin McGirr, Isla Morrison

The Haul-
Gold: Qona Christie, Isla Morrison, Aurie Tzeng
Silver: Qona Christie, Hugo Dewar, Al Rivett, Oscar Quin, Sean Masuda-Morgan, Caitlin McGirr
Bronze: Kieran Masuda-Morgan, Sam Power

Our campaign got off to a good start with Sparkles grading successfully to Nidan with Qona as uke.

Sam fought well in his junior men’s division the face of strong competition. He was successful on Sunday winning Bronze in cadets.

Oscy beat a brown belt on his way to the final where won silver.

Al’s absence from training due to his training for his new job didn’t seem to be too much of a hindrance in his way to a silver finish – his best result this year.

Isla’s first Nationals, in the Junior Girls division resulted in her winning gold.

Aurie “The Punishmentator” Tzeng, repeated his North Island performance, winning his Junior Boys division final in less than 20 seconds before winning the openweight final against Sean. An oft repeated combination in the final.

Caitlin stood out on the podium in her division, being the only yellow belt where the others were green belt.

Every member of the team bar Sparkles (toting his Nidan certificate) winning medals along with 9 in finals would make this one of our most successful Nationals ever.

The crowning achievement for the competition was Qona being selected as Judo New Zealand’s Judoka of the year for 2018, with an award of $1000 as part of this.

Hukutsu no seishin
Never, ever give up

Results: Wellington Closed Champs 2018.

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Held once again at Wellington East Girls College on Sunday 30 September,

The Team: Sergey Arykov, Malcolm Wilson, Oscar Quin, Cameron Clarke, Jack Polly, Sparkles MacDiarmid, Maxim Zhilkin, Sam Power, Jay Blair, Ethan Campbell-Smith, Hugo Dewar, Isla Morrison, Maisie Morrison, Roberta Griffiths, Lucinda Griffiths, Francesca Sigal, Caitlin McGirr, Ruby McKenzie, Peri Shaw, Hayley Shaw, Alexis Tzeng, Qona Christie, Sarah Tench, Aeryn Tench, Jaxon Vincent, Maxym Arykov, Arturo Neale, Niko Neale, Kieran Masuda-Morgan, Sean Masuda-Morgan, Aurie Tzeng, Moses Buda, Nico Buda, Hayley Shaw, Peri Shaw, Adam Byrne, Tom McKinnon, Camille Girard, Tarek Gilmour, Kaija Jaugilas, Josh Pomfret, Miles Vincent

The Haul:

Gold: Sergey A, Hudo D (2), Cameron C, Maxim Z (2), Oscar Q (2), Josh P, Tom Mc, Camille, G, Aurie T (2), Nico Buda, Qona C (3), Caitlin Mc, Francesca S,
Roberta G, Alexis T, Isla M, Lucinda G (2)
Silver: Malcolm W, Maxim Z (2), Cameron C, Jay B (2), Sam P (2), Kaija J, Adam B, Tarek G, Sean Masuda-Morgan (2), Jaxon Vincent, Caitlin Mc, Peri S, Ruby Mc, Hayley S
Bronze: Jack P, Sparkles, Sam P, Ethan C-S, Niko N, Arturo N, Kieran Masuda-Morgan, Francesca S, Isla M, Alexis T

Some noteworthy events:

Several of our newcomers to competition taking medals, including Tarek and Kaija beating orange belts from other clubs.

Alexis getting a 2 second ippon in one fight.

Nico B and Jaxon having a 9 and a half minute fight after going into extra time.

Sparkles struggling manfully on in his division against the mystery illness which laid him low the morning of the competition.

Upcoming: Wellington Closed Champs 30 September 2018

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When: Sunday 30 September 2018.
8.30 am Weigh in. Please make sure you are on time or
contact us via text on 021 081 983 40 if you have been
delayed or cannot make it.
Finish time is difficult to predict, but typically mid
afternoon for this event. Please do not leave without telling Wendy or
Cameron – people often leave without realizing they have
more fights.

Where: Wellington East Girls College Gymnasium. This is down the
back of the college next to the netball courts and swimming

What: Bring Judogi, water bottle, enough food for the day and girls
need a plain white tee shirt to wear under their jacket. If it is a
cold day, competitors and spectators should dress accordingly
as it can get chilly in the gym.

Results: Secondary Schools Competition. Tauranga. 9 July 2018.

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The Team: Dean Banks, Roberta Griffiths, Caitlin McGirr, Ethan Campbell-Smith, Emily Hill

The Haul:

Silver: Dean Banks, Emily Hill
Bronze: Roberta Griffiths

The team thoroughly enjoyed their competition (injury notwithstanding) and are looking forward to the next challenge.

The competition was held in conjunction with the Tauranga Fun Day, which meant it was run entirely on one mat, leading to a 6pm finish.

Budokan Chocolate Fish Competition – Sun 20 June 2018.

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Information regarding the Budokan Chocolate Fish Competition has been a bit lacking.
We have been assured that it is going ahead.
Where: Budokan Judo Club. 8 Oxford Tce.
This is behind the BP station on Adelaide Road (Southbound Lane
heading away from the Basin.)
When: 10am – 12noon.
Who: Registered members under 14 years, White to Orange Belt.

Results: Waikato BOP Open 2018.

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Alex Rivett was our only representative at the Waikato BOP open this year.

In the Junior Men’s Division he won Bronze medals in both the -81kg and Open Weight Classes and Gold in the Senior Men’s -81kg class.

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Results: Canterbury Open. 19-20 May 2018.

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Our sole competitor at this year’s Canterbury Champs contested the Cadet Men and Young Men’s -81 kg divisions, unfortunately not placing in either.

Sam did succeed in placing 3rd in the Cadet Men’s Open Weight. Well done to Sam on his efforts over the weekend.

Results: Senior Blue and White. Thursday 17 May 2018.

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Held at the Academy, this event drew support from Koizumi Kwai and Kapiti Judo Club.

Great spirit was shown by all competitors and there was great sportsmanship shown, along with a few laughs.

We hope more Wellington Area Judo Clubs will make the effort to support future competitions of this type.

1st Qona Christie
2nd Raeanne Cowell

Men -70kg
1st Daniel Lloyd
2nd Stephen Webby

Men – 90kg
1st Matthew MacDiarmid
2nd Sam Power

Men 90+
1st Will Rivett
2nd Cameron Clarke

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Senior Blue and White – Thursday 17 May 2018

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A reminder to all Wellington Judoka 15 years and over, the Academy is hosting the first Blue and White Competition of the year on Thursday 17 May from 6.30-8.30pm.

We hope to see plenty of you there!


Qona’s Raffles

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Hey Guys,

I am competing in two Junior Asian Cups in Hong Kong and Macau in July. To help fund my trip I am holding a couple of raffles 🙂 I have put together 5 different raffles with some amazing prizes including ONE NIGHT BED AND BREAKFAST AT RYDGES HOTEL as well as so many other goodies!!!

1 TICKET = $5 or 3 TICKETS = $10

Raffle #1 – For the foodie

2x $10 Crepes a go-go vouchers
Coffee Kit From L’affare
Free Meal + Coffee voucher @ Brew’d IB
$150 Community Voucher
12 Piece Chocolate Box by Bohemian Chocolates

Raffle #2 – Fitness Freak

Fuji Mae Judo Gi
Core Uniform from Zenjo Martial Arts Supplies
Nike Sport Drink Bottle
3 Months free Judo at Wellington Judo Academy

Raffle #3 – Entertainment Enthusiast

Double Movie Pass to Penthouse Cinema & Embassy Theatre
Movie Pass to Lighthouse Cinema
Movie Snack Kit
2x ‘2for1’ @ Uptown Bounce

Raffle #4 – Living Luxury

One Night Accomodation at Rydges Wellington with Breakfast in Portlander Bar & Grill

Raffle #5 – Picnic Fanatic

Picnic Hamper for two inc bottle of bubbles

Thank you so much for your support !

Any interested parties may email us on info@wellingtonjudo.org.nz and we can forward your email to Qona.