Moberly Stars at the Crayford and Metro Judo Club’s Red Belt Mini-Mon and Yellow/Orange Belt Competition

13 Moberly Stars took part in the Crayford and Metro event on Saturday and returned with a great haul of 12 medals.

4 Golds, 4 Silvers and 4 Bronzes were just rewards for the hard work in the dojo!

In the red belt section, D’mori battled hard in his 3 contests to win the gold in his category. While Gabriel produced a superb o-goshi in his first contest on his way to a bronze medal. Making her debut, Gyovanna won her first contest in her group to secure a first bronze medal.dmori and kyle at crayford

The next group up were the 8 to 11yrs yellow and orange belts. Kamal, Kyle and Liam dominated the u30k category with another combined display of attacking judo. Kamal pipped Liam to the gold by virtue of the greater points tally, while Kyle claimed the bronze.

luan and liam at crayford

In the u38k group, Daniel was surprised by a defeat in his first contest, but quickly returned to winning ways to secure a gold. Nelson started with an excellent victory and continued into the later rounds but just missed out on the medals. Luan made very short work of the u42k category winning in fine style.

The final group were the 12 to 15yr yellow and orange belts. Anna made it a second win at Crawford following last years victory wth a gold in the u44k. Amel won the silver in the u48k beating teammate Mariam, who had to settle for the bronze. The final medal was claimed by Mohud in the u60k winning a well deserved silver.

Moberly Stars at the Bishops Stortford Team Championships

A massive well done to Bishops Stortford Judokwai for a truly excellent event today. The Bishop Stortford team event for teams of 3 players in combined weight categories (105k and 170k) provided plenty of excitement and drama, with excellent judo in a family friendly environment.

Two Moberly Stars teams took part in the boys lightweight (105k) category.
Kamal, Daniel and Max made up the A team, while Liam, Dinari and Luan​, the B team. Kyle and Nelson were reserves.

The A Team started with a 2-1 victory over the Bishop Stortford B team. Unfortunately, Kamal was injured in the next contest against Core Elite and had to withdraw while leading, however Daniel​ and Max​ ensured a 2-1 win. With Kamal injured, brother Kyle was brought into the A team and a 3-0 victory over the Bishop Stortford C team, followed by a 2-1 win over Pinewood A, set up a semi final with the Ealing Tiny Mighties. A hard fought contest saw the A team progress to the final with a 2-1 victory. Unfortunately, Max had to withdraw from the team and Nelson was promoted to the A team for the final.
After 3 gruelling contests the A team had to settle for silver. 20150419_152642_resized

The B Team found this event to be a very tough one and went down 2-1 to the Pinewood B and Ealing Tiny Mighties. Dinari was injured in the 2nd contest and the team had to compete without a 3rd player as both reserves were now ineligible. The B team were defeated by the Bishops Stortford A team, but ended with a 2-1 victory over the Core Stars.

It was an excellent performance by all. Onwards and upwards.

Moberly stars at the Bishop Stortford red and yellow belt championships

GL web120150418_133853_resized (89x158)KYC web1LVP4 Moberly Stars made the trip to Bishops Stortford Judokwai​ today to compete in the red and yellow belt championships. A very well run event saw Liam win an amazing gold medal with his excellent seoinage techniques. Kyle won a great silver medal after a nervous start, while Alfie battled hard to claim a bronze. Gabriel Ladbury made a great debut and earned a fantastic silver medal. Well done to all. Onwards and upwards