4th Bekkers Open, Gent, Belgium

The Eastern Area team returned from a very successful trip to Belgium competing at the 4th Bekkers Open in Gent. On this occasion we took a team of 18 players aged between 13 & 20 who were looking to gain experience competing outside of the UK.
Plenty of contests and medals were won, but more importantly the team ethic and support for each other was fantastic. Whatever the result these guys & girls have each other’s backs.

Results as below:
Pre-cadets:
U44kg – Niamh Southgate (Kumo JC) GOLD
U46kg – Charlie Thorp (Black Dog JC) GOLD (6 wins)
U46kg – Henry Spooner (Walton JC) BRONZE
U48kg – Eden Southgate (Kumo JC) DQ (lessons learnt)
+63kg – Jasmine Anderson (Saffron Walden JC) GOLD

Cadets:
U52kg – Emy Dalby (Comberton JC) GOLD
U60kg – Ryan Gray (Hollesley JC) 5th
U60kg – Paul Cooledge (Ipswich JC) 7th
U63kg – Alana Taylor-Weedon (Walton JC) SILVER
U66kg – Ben Crompton (Saffron Walden JC) Unplaced
U73kg – Perry Taylor-Weedon (Walton JC) 5th
U73kg – Anthony Devoy (Comberton JC) 7th
U73kg – Rory Southgate (Kumo JC) unplaced
U81kg – Dylan Anderson (Saffron Walden JC) BRONZE
+90kg – Matthew Boyce (Melbourn JC) GOLD

Seniors:
U60kg – Ben Caldwell (Comberton JC) GOLD
U63kg – Jessie Edwards (Comberton JC) SILVER
U66kg – Ben Caldwell (Comberton JC) BRONZE (5 wins)
U90kg – Toby Beamiss (Melbourn JC/Camberley) SILVER

We also won the team trophy 😊

In addition to the above 2 younger players also travelled to Belgium this weekend with their club & fought in an u12’s event. Reece Oates won SILVER & Lennon Southgate BRONZE. They then travelled further into Belgium to support the team in Gent.

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