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.