The 3rd meeting of the Senior Team League is scheduled for the 12th August at Breckland Leisure Centre, Thetford.
At present there are have 2 Men’s Division and a Ladies Division. Last years Teams receive priority in the Division structure and subsequent division are made up on a first entered basis, so early entry is advised.
Expertly led by Denise Oates last year, the Eastern Area held their second Anglian Judo Team League event with 15 teams entered on the day. The league was split into a top division of six teams, a second tier of four teams and a women’s division consisting of five teams. The weekend was deemed a major success by all athletes and clubs entered on the day.
Ryecroft Judo Club successfully topped the table in Division One. They edged out Kin Ryu by just three points having beaten them earlier in the day by the narrowest of margins with a 3-2 victory. Kumo finished in the third spot and claimed the bronze medal. The winner of Division 1 will receive £100 prize money and over the coming years they hope to improve the reward.
Black Dog Judo Club won promotion to the upper tier following their victory in Division Two. They won all of their matches 3-2 on the day to secure the title.
The most exciting climax of the day however, came in the Ladies Division Comberton B Ladies winning a sudden death “fight-off” for the Championships. They finished level with Kin Ryu with 9 points each and a equal total of fights won and lost. Under the competition rules, a weight band was randomly selected and the contest was completed under sudden death rules.
The winners of the Mens and Womens Division 1 titles will each receive £100.00 with the Division 2 champions picking up £50.00.
Remember you are allowed to have as many guest players as you wish and even if you turn up with 3 players (men) or 2 players (ladies), there is a good chance players you can borrow players from another club.
Together we can grow a sustained league system but we need your support.