Big turnout for Horsham Judo Club Championships

More than 30 members of Horsham Judo Club took part in their Club Championships at Southwater Leisure Centre.

This annual event was divided into two sections, the under eight year olds taking part in a randori event, where they score as many points as they can in two minutes. The youngest player on the day was five.  
The eight to 15 years group took part in a convention competition where the first to score the maximum Ippon wins. The club again ran a ground work competition where players are only allowed to grapple on the floor.

The club trains at Southwater Leisure Centre and welcomes new members. Contact Derek Paxton on 07778 670124 or go to

Full results:

Horsham Park Trophy (Under 34kg): Gold: Aaron Courtney-Smith; Silver: Miguel Venturini; Bronze: Adam El Harraq; Bronze: Robin Stein.

Len Paxton Trophy: (Under 38kg) Gold: Lewis Dishington; Silver: Conor Guinan; Bronze: Lorenzo Colacicco.

Kelly Francis Trophy: (Under 40kg) Gold: Abbie Mellor; Silver: Charlotte Fuller; Bronze: Ellie Carre.

Derek Paxton Trophy: (Under 42kg) Gold: Max Lewis; Silver: Leon Stein; Bronze: Max Trott-Fenning.

Shepps Trophy (Under 46kg) Gold: Alex Mellor; Silver: Matthew Carre; Bronze: Douglas Moore-Loizides.

Bernard Hammond Trophy: (Under 50kg) Gold: Ben Taylor; Silver: Victoria Barfoot; Bronze: Harvey Hughes.

Ron Binmore Trophy: (Over 50kg) Gold: Jamie Garton; Silver: Michael Kimber; Bronze: Wesley Dishington & Jack Hughes.

Horsham Judo Open Trophy (groundwork) Gold: Patrick Kimber; Silver: Ben Taylor; Bronze: Alex Mellor, Michael Kimber & Douglas Moore-Loizides.

Best Spirit: Victoria Barfoot.

Best Throw: Max Lewis.

Under-eights results:

Group 1 (Under 22kg) Gold: William Radford; Silver: Georgia Bell; George Bayly.

Group 2 (Under 25kg) Gold: William Albery; Silver: Fenton Howard; Bronze: Leon Winter. (Under 28kg) Gold: Isla Howard; Silver: Samuel Richards; Bronze: Charlie Buckland.

Best Spirit: Charlie Buckland.

Best Throw: William Radford