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2015 Judo Alberta Provincial Championships

Time:

Shiai to begin at 8:30am SHARP!

Weigh In:

Friday January 30th, 7:00pm-9:00pm at The Airdrie Judo Club, 320 Centre Ave SE (upstairs at the Plainsman hockey arena)

Remote Weigh In Sites:

Lethbridge Judo Club
Address: 2775, 28th street S, Lethbridge AB T1K 7L6
Date/time: Friday Jan 30, 2015 (6:00PM-8:00PM)
Cost: There will be a $5 dollar charge per person that will go to the Tom Greenway Fund.

Tolide Judo Club
Address: Dow Centennial Center, 84st and 87th Ave Fort Saskatchewan
Date/time: Friday Jan 30, 2015 (6:00PM-8:00PM)
Cost: There will be a $5 dollar charge per person that will go to the Tom Greenway Fund.

Registration:

- U10, U12 -$40
- U14, U16, U18, U21, WCSG – $55
- Seniors & Veterans – $60
- $20/additional divisions
- $30 per kata per team. $20 for each additional kata. Cannot be combined with shiai.
- $10/competitor U16 and older who fail to qualify for his/her registered weight.
- $20/entry for late registrations, postmarked after January 24th, 2014

1. Registration fees are non-refundable
2. No charge for Grand Championship
3. Entry & Release form must be filed out completely and sent for each contestant.
NOTE: VETERANS ARE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE MEDICAL FORM
4. Please send one cheque or money order from each club payable to The Airdrie Judo Club
5. All completed documentation & payment must be received by January 24, 2015

To view the tournament package please click here.

To view the registration spreadsheet please click here.

Provincial Training Session (Feb 1st, 2015)

Provincial Training Session Feb 1, 2015

Division:

U14, U16, U18, U21, seniors, Masters

Address for training camp:

Airdrie Judo Club
Plainsman Arena
320 Centre Avenue E
Airdrie, Alberta

The training session will be held from 9:30-11:30 am at the Airdrie Judo Club. The session will be run by the Provincial Coaching Staff.

This is a provincial training session and is not considered for provincial team eligibility.
Please review the provincial team selection policy for more details.
http://www.judoalberta.com/policies-procedures/
If you have any question, please let me know.

Thank you,

Garry Yamashita
Judo Alberta Coaching Committee Chair
Phone: 403-870-7197
E-mail: gee_why2@yahoo.com

Provincial Training Camp

Provincial Training Camp, February 7th-8th, 2015

Division:

U14, U16, U18, U21, seniors, Masters

Address for training camp:

Tolide Judo Club
Dow Center
84 St. & 87 Ave.
Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta

February 7th

1300h-1500h Technical Training
1700-1800h Sports Science expert
1800h-2000h Randori Session

February 8th

800-900 Circuit training
945-1145 Review/ Randori
1145-1215 Team meeting

Please bring running shoes and exercise clothing.

This Provincial training camp is #4 out of 4 Provincial training camp for this season. Please review the provincial team selection policy to know how many camps are required for minimum selection criteria.
http://www.judoalberta.com/policies-procedures/
If you have any questions please let me know.

Thank you

Laurie Wiltshire HP Judo Alberta Coach
Phone: 403-923-6358
E-mail: laurie@judoalberta.com

National Training Camp

To all Judo Clubs:

There is a National Training Camp after the Pacific International Tournament in Richmond B.C this year.
The training camp will run from Monday March 8th- Wednesday morning March 11th, 2015.

Each club is responsible for travel arrangements and accommodations for the tournament, but Judo Alberta is sending a provincial coach for the training and will be booking rooms specifically for the camp Monday- Wednesday and these athletes will be chaperoned and taken care of by the Judo Alberta coach.

Please let Laurie Wiltshire know who from your club will be attending the camp and if you need a hotel room with Judo Alberta from Monday-Wednesday by January 31st, 2015.

This camp is a good opportunity to train with athletes outside of Judo Alberta and for our younger athletes U14 and U16 to have an experience at a National training camp so close to home.

Thank you

Laurie Wiltshire
HP Coach Judo Alberta
E-mail: laurie@judoalberta.com

2015 Elite 8 National Championship Results

Congratulations to all Judokas who represented Judo Alberta this past weekend at the 2015 Elite 8 National Championships held in Montreal, QB.
Here are the results from the competition:

Under 18

-w48kg Taeya Koliaska (3rd)
-w48kg Virginia Nemeth (2nd)
-w52kg Brette Poliakiwski (2nd)
-m55kg Ty Nakano (2nd)
-w57kg Alexandra Gagnon (7th)
-w57kg Jordyn Pedersen (5th)
-w63kg Hana Varsanyi (1st)
-w70kg Keira Trotter (2nd)
-m73kg Dawson Mandel (3rd)
-m81kg Tanner Sudo (1st)
-wo70kg Sarah Perks (2nd)

Over 18

-w48kg Erin Morgan (2nd)
-w52kg Brette Poliakiwski (5th)
-m60kg Darren Elcock (2nd)
-w63kg Hana Varsanyi (5th)
-m81kg Brayden Grenier (5th)
-m81kg Tanner Sudo (7th)
-m90kg Robert Edward (3rd)

To view the complete results for the U18 categories click here

To view the complete results for the 18O categories click here

Edmonton International Judo Championship 2105

January 10th, 2015

Dear fellow Judoka,

The Edmonton International Organizing Committee is pleased to confirm that the Edmonton International Judo Championship will take place March 13th, 14th, and 15th, 2015 at our unique venue, West Edmonton Mall, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. This is now our 10th year as a high quality Judo Canada A level tournament. We note the selection of Edmonton as the site of the 2015 Pan American Championships is based on the historical success and quality of judo demonstrated at our Edmonton International.

It is our opinion that this tournament will provide athletes a tremendous opportunity to obtain valuable national and international experience while limiting travel costs and associated time zone issues due to accessibility, proximity and location in North America. We believe that the tournament’s three day format facilitates travel time for all participants, as well as well placed tournament match times. It also ensures that participants, coaches and families have the opportunity to partake in the shopping and special events aspects of the largest indoor shopping center in North America, West Edmonton Mall. www.westedmontonmall.com.

For those not in attendance these past few years, the West Edmonton Mall venue, provides a unique opportunity for the display and understanding of our sport, as a result of the 100,000 + people per day walking around the enclosed but open air tournament site. Please review our website www.edmontonjudo.com for pictures of this very dynamic tournament environment.

In addition to an incredible array of competitors, over 700 in 2014, which benefit from cash prize funding for divisional winners of the Senior Women’s and Men’s Brown & Black divisions, we have a number of other events coinciding with the tournament including:

Kata Camp: This is the most popular Kata competition in Western Canada, and we want you to participate in the competition and the subsequent Kata camp! Nage-no Kata, Ju-no-Kata, Katame-no-Kata Kime-No- Kata and Kodokan Goshinjutsu are all being offered. If you wish to improve your Kata this is your opportunity! For details email Gord Okamura gokamura@telus.net

Kata Judge Seminar: If you wish to Judge Kata in the future, Judo Canada is putting on a kata Judge seminar, evaluation, and examination in conjunction with the tournament which is open to Nidan and above but requires Provincial recommendation. The Kata evaluation will be completed on Goshin Jitsu and Katame no Kata. Please contact Judo Canada’s Representatives Fred Blaney Fred.Blaney@gnb.ca or Gerald Poirier at gerald_poirier@videotron.ca

Referee Symposium: Run also by IJF Referees. A full evening of detailed assessment of what is changing in today’s judo and how you as a ref, or you as a coach or a fighter, can adjust your game to move forward with these changes. If you are in the competitive sport of judo, you need to attend.

Judo Canada Online Club Management Seminar: an informational session for Senseis and organizers alike, Judo Canada will discuss some automation options that may be very useful to help you simplify and grow your judo club. Put on by Judo Canada representatives it should prove enlightening to those in attendance.

There are a number of other unique Judo related events scheduled which we hope to announce soon, but without question the Edmonton International provides the best opportunity for all to immerse one’s self in our sport from many perspectives. It is not just a tournament but a multi day judo learning opportunity with your peers.
We have negotiated hotel packages for participants and members of their travel teams which are included in the tournament package on our website www.edmontonjudo.com . Additionally, any further information or tournament package revisions will be uploaded on our website, as they become available. If you have any questions in the short term I would be pleased to respond by email.
Please mark your calendars, adjust your budgets, and plan to travel this March 13th, 14th, and 15th 2015 to the Edmonton International Judo Championship. . . truly a unique Judo tournament experience.
Yours in Judo,

Mark Hicks
Tournament Director
Edmonton International Judo Championship
www.edmontonjudo.com
mhicks@sherwoodford.ca

To view the tournament technical package please click here.

Electronic distribution of this correspondence by yourself to your club members, potential competitors, and referees would be appreciated and welcomed.

2015 Elite 8 Invitational National Championships

The 2015 Elite 8 Invitation National Championships U18;Over 18 will be held in Montreal, QB from January 10-11, 2015.

Here are the athletes that will be representing Judo Alberta:

Under 18

-48w Taeya Koliaska (Lethbridge Kyodokan)
-48w Virginia Nemeth (Lethbridge Kyodokan)
-52w Brette Poliakiwski (Lethbridge Kyodokan)
-55m Ty Nakano (Hiro’s Judo Club)
-57w Alexandra Gagnon (Tolide Judo Kwai)
-57w Jordyn Pedersen (Tolide Judo Kwai)
-63w Hana Varsanyi (Lethbridge Kyodokan)
-70w Keira Trotter (Lethbridge Kyodokan)
-73m Dawson Mandel (Lethbridge Kyodokan)
-81m Tanner Sudo (Lethbridge Kyodokan)
-o70w Sarah Perks (Lethbridge Kyodokan)

Over 18

-48w Erin Morgan(Hiro’s Judo Club)
-52w Brette Poliakiwski (Lethbridge Kyodokan)
-60m Darren Elcock (Airdrie Judo Club)
-63w Hana Varsanyi (Lethbridge Kyodokan)
-81m Brayden Grenier (Lethbridge Kyodokan)
-81m Tanner Sudo (Lethbridge Kyodokan)
-90m Robert Edward (Ishi Yama)

To view the tournament schedule please see the tournament technical package.

Also, if you are interested in catching the event online, please visit www.tvgo.ca/judo for the live webcast.

2015 Judo Alberta Provincial Judo Championships

Time:

Shiai to begin at 8:30am SHARP!

Weigh In:

Friday January 30th, 7:00pm-9:00pm at The Airdrie Judo Club, 320 Centre Ave SE (upstairs at the Plainsman hockey arena) Additional Remote (Lethbridge, Edmonton) Friday night weigh-ins to be confirmed.

Registration:

- U10, U12 -$40
- U14, U16, U18, U21, WCSG – $55
- Seniors & Veterans – $60
- $20/additional divisions
- $30 per kata per team. $20 for each additional kata. Cannot be combined with shiai.
- $10/competitor U16 and older who fail to qualify for his/her registered weight.
- $20/entry for late registrations, postmarked after January 24th, 2014

1. Registration fees are non-refundable
2. No charge for Grand Championship
3. Entry & Release form must be filed out completely and sent for each contestant.
NOTE: VETERANS ARE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE MEDICAL FORM
4. Please send one cheque or money order from each club payable to The Airdrie Judo Club
5. All completed documentation & payment must be received by January 24, 2015

To view the tournament package please click here.

To view the registration spreadsheet please click here.

JUDO CANADA SELECTS CALGARY for 2016-18 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

(OTTAWA) Judo Canada is pleased to announce that the city of Calgary, Alberta has been selected from a process in which over 10 cities were involved to be host to the 2016-18 National Judo Championships. The event will be held at the Calgary Oval in May of each of 2016, 2017 and 2018.

“We are excited that Calgary has been named as host city for Judo Canada’s national championships for the next three years,” says Marco De Iaco, Vice President of Sales, Sports & Major Events with Tourism Calgary. “With more than 650 athletes, coaches, officials and delegates participating in the competition, this event brings both economic and social benefits to our community. We look forward to welcoming everyone involved to Calgary.”

Judo Canada president, Mike Tamura was ecstatic with the outcome; “Judo Canada undertook this event bid process to enable a greater link with not only the local judo community, but also the greater community-at-large that will host these events. Several cities presented competitive and compelling proposals for which we are thankful and appreciative of the recognition our opportunity provided. By securing the hosting rights for 2016-18, Calgary and the athletes that will take part in this event gain security in knowledge for event planning and participation so as to deliver a flawless event. We are hoping that some of the athletes that take part in these events will not only represent Canada on the world circuit in the future, but also bring home medals in Rio 2016 and also Tokyo 2020.”

Posted on Thursday, December 18th, 2014 by Andrzej

2015 CWG Team Alberta

Female Team

-48kg Virginia Nemeth
-52kg Brette Poliakiwski
-57kg Alexandra Gagnon
-63kg Hana Varsaniyi
-70kg Keira Trotter
-78kg Jordan Landry
O78kg Sarah Perks

Male Team

-60kg Justin McEachern
-66kg Ian Ayasse
-73kg Dawson Mandel
-81kg Chris Bailey
-90kg Theo Lysyk
-100kg NO ENTRY
O100kg NO ENTRY

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