QLD International Open 3/4 March 2012
Blake, Luke and Riley left on the Thursday to catch the 14 hour long XPT to Brisbane.They arrived on the Friday where Blake and Riley went to Summersville House to Weigh in. It was so hot and muggy so stopped in at Southbank for a swim.
On Saturday Blake was first up to fight, where he needed a medal and the points to be eligible for Oceanias, he took out the Bronze medal and will now be going to the Cairns for cadets. He then fought in the Junior mens where he fought again for the bronze medal, unfortunately losing and coming 4th.
Riley had 3 in his division and won his first fight, so he then went on to challenge for the gold medal, with a change of pants he won the gold medal. Riley is now the current NSW champion, the currend ACT International Champion and the current QLD International Champion.
After a long hot day, we went back to Southbank for a much relaxing and cooling off in the pools.
On Sunday, and Blakes 16th Birthday, it was Lukes time to shine, Luke was ready and focused, so after winning his first few fights, it was his turn to fight for the Gold medal, where he successfully took out the Gold. We would like to thank Ray and Greg for stepping in as coach over the weekend.
We then had another 14 hour train trip to get back to Sydney. We would like to thank Bill, Alison and Wayne for their help with financial support in sponsorship for the boys to go to this tournament.
FOR ALL THE DIVISIONS RESULTS CLICK HERE
If this is you in the photo and would like a copy of the original photo please see me at judo or email email@example.com and i will send you a copy.