Last week our team of judokas went to Stiens for the Friese Masters and the Ne-Waza tournament. Our team consisted of Paula Borgonje (-57 kilogram), Josine van Eck (-66 kilogram), Stefan Sulkers (-90 kilogram) and Tor Hermansen (+90 kilogram). They gained 3 gold medals, 2 silver medals and 1 bronze medal.
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Last Saturday (14 April) the Mattekloppers went to the International Bartjetoernooi in Assen. The judokas competing on this day were Paula Borgonje (-57), Josine van Eck (-66), Marcel Schoëttler (-73), Stefan Sulkers (-90), Casper Manting(+90) and Tor Hermansen (+90). Our friends of the Mattekloppers Kim Smit (-57), Twan Hauch (-90) and Mark Breider (+90) were also competing.
Casper, Tor and Mark were in the same poule. Mark won his matches against Casper and Tor and lost his other match to become second. This was Tor’s first tournament in Holland. He won his match against Casper but lost his other matches. This was Casper’s second tournament ever and unfortunately he could not win a match. Nonetheless it was a good experience for all judokas and we hope they will compete in more tournaments!
This was also the second tournament for Marcel Schoëttler. He lost both his matches and was eliminated from the tournament, but another experience richer.
Stefan Sulkers and Twan Hauch were in the same poule and had to compete twice against the same opponents. Stefan won all his matches with ippon. He won with an armbar, a hold and a nice combination of ko-uchi-gari(leg throw), o-uchi-gari(leg throw) and uchi-mata(hip throw). Twan lost to Stefan but was able to win all his other matches with waza-ari. He won with a beautiful ippon-seoi-nage and morote-seoi-nage (shoulder throws).
Josine van Eck started with a loss. She restored herself by winning her next match with waza-ari after a great face-off in the extra time. By winning one match and losing one she became second.
Paula Borgonje and Kim Smit joined the tournament in the afternoon. Paula won her first matches by a hold and a ko-uchi-maki-komi(leg throw) respectively. Kim won her first match with two waza-ari’s. Then Kim and Paula had to face off in the finals. Paula won with two waza-ari’s to become champion in her weight. Kim had to fight after the finals for the second and third place. She won her match with waza-ari and became second.
After the tournament we went home and celebrated our succes in the pub in Groningen!
Last Sunday (8 April) the Mattekloppers traveled to Lommel for the Soeverein Judocup. Paula Borgonje (-57 kg), Stefan Sulkers (-90 kg) and Benjamin Heeres (-100 kg) entered this tournament for the Mattekloppers. Also our friends from Veendam Ingrid Engwerda, Kim & Amy Smit and Twan Hauch joined us on the tatami. Ben wins first place
Benjamin Heeres had a tough first match, but after his opponent received his third shido and got himself disqualified, Benjamin claimed victory. After this match he already found himself in the finals. In the finals he beat his opponent with a choke. On the podium he received the gold cup for his efforts this day.
Stefan Sulkers also had a tough first match. After scoring waza-ari first he lost the match after his opponent scored waza-ari twice. His opponent eventually reached the finals, so he had to fight for third place. This fight was against Twan Hauch from Veendam. Stefan won the match with an o-uchi-gari (leg throw) and claimed third place.Stefan on third place (person on the right)
Paula Borgonje started with a victory by sweeping her opponent and then taking her in a hold. In the semi finals she lost to her opponent by waza-ari. Then she had to fight for third place. In this match she regained herself and won again by sweeping her opponent and taking her in a hold.
Our friend from Veendam Ingrid Engwerda, Kim & Amy Smit lost their first match. Unfortunately for them because their opponent did not reach the finals, they went home empty-handed.
On the way back we went to the McDonald’s and we enjoyed the sun on the terras while celebrating our results.
Last week seventeen judoka’s from the Mattekloppers traveled to Sheffield to compete in the USIST international student tournament against opponents from Holland, Germany and the United Kingdom. They entered the tournament with 2 teams: Groningen A consisted of Kim Smit (-63), Paula Borgonje (-63), Ingrid Engwerda (+63), Djim Segers (-73), Rick Nieters (-81), Benjamin Heeres (-90) and Niels Evers (+90). Groningen B consisted of Amy Smit (-63), Lizzy Coenraad (-63), Josine van Eck (-63), Anniek Potze (+63), Stefan Greuter (-73), Marcel Schöttler (-73), Niels Snippe (-81), Twan Hauch (-90), Stefan Sulkers (-90) and Casper Manting (+90).
Groningen A had to fight the teams of Glasgow, Leeds and Manchester in the poule fase. They easily won all their matches and proceeded to the next fase. Groningen B had to fight against the teams of Edinburgh, Leeds and Bradford. They had some tough matchups, but eventually also won all matches and moved on to the next fase. In the next fase the teams were put in elimination brackets. Groningen B lost after some thrilling matches with 3-2 to Radbout Nijmegen and were eliminated. Groningen A won from Aachen with 5-1 and moved on to the semifinals. In the semifinals they beat Münster with 4-1 and moved on to the finals. In the finals Groningen A beat Radbout Nijmegen with 4-2 to become the champions. There was a surprise at the price ceremony: Josine van Eck won the throw of the day for women with a beautiful sasae tsuri komi ashi (leg throw).
After the tournament our Mattekloppers got some fries and pizza and showed they had another hidden talent: Building towers! After a quick stop at the hotel our Mattekloppers went to the Fox & Duck pub for the Boat Race: In this race they had to show their skills with chugging beer. Unfortunately this race was lost, but joining seemed more important than winning. The night ended in a party in a club under the university of Sheffield. The next day we went home again, but looking back at a fantastic weekend!