The Scottish Open Judo Tournament returns this weekend! For the first time since 2020, Scotland’s premier International Judo event will see over 550 competitors take to the mat at sportscotland National Centre, Inverclyde, for an exciting weekend of Judo. The event, which is at full capacity, will see athletes compete from 15 nations, across 6 of the 7 continents of the World, including Japan, the USA, Sweden, and the Home Nations.

This year’s competitors will feature members of Team Scotland Judo athletes from the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, including silver medallist Finlay Allen and bronze medallist Rachel Tytler. We will also see British Champion Neil MacDonald (-60kg) compete on Saturday as he aims to take the Scottish title following his success at the British Championships in Sheffield in December.

In a competition first, The Scottish Open will host cadet players alongside Juniors, Seniors, and Masters. British Cadet Champion Noah Black from Clyde Judo will compete in the -90kg category in an attempt to add Scottish Open Champion to his record.

Marc Preston, JudoScotland Chair said; “We are excited to host Judoka from across the globe for our flagship international competition. The Scottish Open is our opportunity to highlight the fantastic sport of Judo as well as showcase our famous Scottish hospitality. Hosting the Scottish Open is an opportunity for our Judoka to compete on an international stage, as well as an opportunity to train with some of the best judo nations in the world on home soil.”

The Scottish Open will take place this weekend the 21st and 22nd of January at the sportscotland National Centre, Inverclyde. Click Here for more details.