September 30, 2010
Pinewood kept up the tradition of being the most highly-decorated club at the Devizes Budo Club’s 35th annual tournament on Sunday.
The tournament is well represented as it is an open event for juniors and seniors of any grade, and every year Pinewood has collected the trophy as the club with the most medals won.
And 2010 was no exception.
It was a tense period for Pinewood coach Don Werner, waiting until the totals are counted at the end of the day, but he need not have worried as his judoka collected an excellent 13 gold, eight silver and 19 bronze medals.
In the junior section Gold medals were won by James Widman, Christian Tepper, Holly Eccles, Eva Thomas, Emma Pang, Paige Brazier and Laura Tapping.
Silver medals went to Wade Muttitt, Declan Whyte, Sam Blair, Kiera Bateman and Jenny Roberts.
Bronzes were won by Oliver Greatrex, Daniel King, Pierre Roy, George Lawes, William Von Mallinckrodt, John Forrest, Dominic Naylor, Ben Jones, Olivia Spellman, Leah Blair, Rebekah Brown, and Nicole Brown.
Holly Eccles also won a bronze medal in the weight above her own because her own weight was poorly attended.
The senior section also had an excellent day with gold medals going to Graham Trinder, Ben Fletcher, Samson Omonua, Charlotte Farbon and Megan Fletcher, who also won the open weight group.
Silver medals went to Paige Brazier and Sian Carr, who won silver in the open weight group as well.
Bronze medals went to Sean Dineen, Oliver Fricker, Martin Rance, Dominique Brown, and Laura Tapping – another judoka to medal in the open weight group, taking home a bronze.
The previous week’s under-12 year’s national championships, followed by the Devizes success, are two important dates in the club’s calendar.
The last very important date will be the rest of the junior national championships in October.
Success in these events is quite important because all of the young Judoka competing are the future of British Judo.
FONTE: Wokingham Times