SAMURAI judo players were among the medals during their green belt and below open championships which attracted around 25 visiting clubs.

In the boys low grades, Scott Hulbert stormed home to gold, defeating players from Droitwich, Hereford and Halesowen, all by maximum points and with each contest lasting no more than half a minute.

Jamie Leroux, Edward Martin, Mateo Allen and Isaac Sobolowski all added bronze medals.

In the girls lower grades, Katy Jennings had four contests on her way to the silver medal, losing the final to a player from Swindon despite some good work.

In the boys higher grades, James Harrison looked on good form. He won all of his first three contests by maximum points against players from Bristol, Coventry and Leicester, and then clocked up another maximum point win in the semi-final against another Bristol player.

This put him into the final against an older and heavier player from Birmingham, he got caught by a good throw and had to settle for silver.

Jake Ashen had a very tough group, but excellent wins against experienced players from Liverpool, Halesowen and Gloucester got him into the semi-final against another Liverpool player.

He started off dominating this match and looked a good bet to win but was caught by a very good throw and had to swallow his disappointment, though he came back well to win the bronze, whilst the player who had beaten him went on to take the gold.

The last boys group saw Martin Allen win four of his five contests with some good throws but he lost the final and had to settle for silver.

In the girls higher grades, Cerys Jones was doing well and had good wins against players from Wales and Droitwich on her way to a bronze medal.

Meanwhile, Rob Alloway finished just outside the medals at the North-West Masters Open in Blackburn, narrowly losing the bronze play-off after some good early work.