Samurai take 18 medals in home win

SAMURAI competitions are so popular with other judo clubs that the club is having to run extra events because so many of their events are oversubscribed and entries are having to be returned.

Nearly a hundred players had been unable to enter the Wyre Forest club’s junior low grades event in March due to it being full long before the closing date, so this event was put on as an extra tournament and also ended up full.

Once again the hosts excelled and won 18 medals.

In the boys lower grades, Dillon Walker was first to compete and reached the final, defeating club mate Toby Grosvenor in the semi-finals, before settling for silver. Grosvenor bounced back to take bronze.

Alfie Lye took bronze with a win over a Wolverhampton rival after losing his semi-final, while Jamie Silwood earned gold in his category.

Spencer Benton added a bronze in the next weight group In the boys higher grades, Jack Walker, who trains at both Samurai and Worcester clubs, took the gold in his category and there was also a bronze for Luke Talbot.

Jake McAteer added another bronze, while Cameron Hobby had to settle for silver.

There was a silver for Bonnie Deeming-Lane in the lightest category of the girls low grades.

Lily Deeming-Lane took bronze, while Alisha Jones earned silver.

Charlotte Silwood added another bronze in the next weight group with a fine win against a Market Drayton player in her bronze play-off.

In the next weight section, Lauren Fletcher made the final to take silver and there was a bronze for Maddy Averill.

In the final girls group, Ruth Tilt won the bronze play-off, while Sophie Pollitt defeared heavier opponents on the way to gold.

Anyone who wants details about Samurai can call 07761 122977 or visit samurai.org.uk

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