At the ‘National’ Dan Grading hosted by the Yorkshire & Humberside Area and held at York Railway Institute 26 th November we had a total of 47 entrants:
10 x Male 1 st Kyu Youths
8 x Male Masters Dan Grades
9 x Male Masters 1 st Kyus
8 x Male 1 st Kyus Open
4 x Male Dan Grade Open
6 x Female 1 st Kyus
2 x Female 1 st Dans
Patrick Licence from Ryecroft, in the Youth competition, was recommended for a 1 st Dan following a successful completion of a line-up.
Neil Walker and James Bugg in the Masters Kyu grades section also successfully completed their line – ups to qualify for recommendation to 1 st Dan (subject to completing the Theory Section)
In the Dan Grade Masters section Nigel Bigger accumulated a total of more than 100 points to be recommended for his 2nd Dan (subject to completing his Theory)
Also in the Dan Grade Masters section Paul Hurst accumulated a total of 100 points to qualify for his 3 rd Dan (Theory already completed)
The Kyu grade Male Open produced two players, Lewis Lister and Liam Doody, completing their line-ups for recommendation to 1 st Dan.
In the Kyu grade Ladies section two players were successful in being recommended for 1 st Dans, (subject to completing the Theory section). Tegan Davies from Bredawai Judo Club won 5 contests to be successful on the day and Anna Hulme from Invergordon, Scotland, accumulated more than a 100 points.
A very good, exciting and full day for all players and officials!
Well done everybody.
Director of Examiners,
Yorkshire & Humberside Area