Over the past two weekends, the British Judo Championships returned to the EIS, Sheffield where eight Scottish Judoka were crowned British Champion.

On the first weekend of the competition, six Scottish judokas from 13 clubs were crowned British Champions. In the pre-cadets Lori Buchan (PCG -57) Destination Judo, Isaac Callaghan (PCB-34) from Destination Judo, Vasilliy Menshykov (PCB-42) Garioch Judo Club and Archie Strang (PCB -46) Danderhall Judo Club secured Gold in their respective categories. With Emma McCabe (CG-44) Titan Judo and Blake Rodman (CB -46) Hibari Kan Judo Club claimed victory in their Cadet categories.

However, it wasn’t just our Judoka representing Scotland at Sheffield, we were proud to see our esteemed table officials and referees taking up the mantle of British Championships. Michelle Strachan was there in the capacity of Senior Recorder as well as referees Frazer McBeath, James McBeath, Paul Grady, Graeme McLachlan and Charlie Strachan all helping the decisions on the mat run smoothly.

The second weekend marked the return of the Juniors and Seniors who took to the mat in an attempt to be crowned British Champion. With a total of 22 medals across the weekend and two British Champions crowned, Scottish Judoka finished the year on a high at the EIS Sheffield.

On Saturday Luke Thomson from Sportif claimed victory in the Junior 55kg category. On Sunday Olympian Sarah Adlington (Edinburgh Judo) returned to competition to become British Champion in the +78kg category.

We were also delighted to see referees Audrey Pirie, Paul Grady, Neil Malone, Graeme McLachlan and James McBeath, representing Scotland with their astute decision making.

Click here for the full list of results. 

Click here for full Junior results.

Click here for full Senior results.