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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


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.


– 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.
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.


(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

Provincial Training Camp

Winter Provincial Training Camp, December 19th-21st, 2014

Division: U14, U16, U18, U21, seniors, Masters

Please click here to view the Minimum Athlete Requirements

Fee for camp: $ 20.00 per athlete (please give payment to Garry Yamashita on arrival at 1st session)

Address for training camp:
Hiro’s Judo Club
1919 27th Ave NE #115
Calgary, Alberta T2E-7E4

Friday December 19th

Athletes Arrive
19h00-21h00 Judo Technical

Saturday December 20th

9h00-10h00 Circuit training
11h00-13h00 Judo Newaza
16h00-18h00 Judo Tachiwaza
18h00- 20h00 Dinner/ Social

Sunday December 21st

8h30-9h30 Circuit Training
9h30-10h30 Smoothies
10h30-12h30 Judo Tech/ randori
Good bye Merry X-Mas!!!

Please bring running shoes and exercise clothing.

This Provincial training camp is #3 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.


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

Canada Winter Games Registration

Attention Judo Alberta Members,

All athletes that are trying out for the CWG must complete the following registration forms along with the online CCES anti doping course:

Participant Registration Guide
CWG Code of Conduct
CWG Participant Release Form
CWG Medical Consent Form
CCES Participant Instructions
Participant Registration Checklist

This needs completed prior to competing in the Red Deer tournament. Athletes are to bring all forms to the Red Deer tournament and given to Kelly Thornton.

Coaches and managers are required to complete the forms and anti doping course as well.

Parents and athletes must sign all forms where requested.

If you have any questions please contact:

Kelly Thornton, President
Judo Alberta

Thank you very much.

Kind Regards,

Nate MacLellan, Executive Director
Judo Alberta

Elite Athlete Funding Announcement

The Judo Alberta Coaching Committee would like to congratulate the following athletes who have been granted athlete funding. Funding is based on performance and results, commitment to training, participation in National or International events and financial need.

Erin Morgan

Funding: $1200.00
Events Participated: Finland, Sweden, Quebec and Ontario Open

Darren Elcock

Funding: $1000.00
Events Participated: Finland and Estonia World Cup

Robert Edward

Funding: $500.00
Events Participated: Quebec and Ontario Open

These athletes applied for the first round of elite athlete funding for events participated in from September 2014-January 2014. The next round of funding will be announced in March 2015 for competitions and training camps participated in between January 2015-April 2015.

Athletes that have received funding this round must fill out an athlete expense claim form and hand it into Garry Yamashita to receive their funding.

Thank you

Judo Alberta coaching staff

Elite 8 National Championship/ Training Camp Opportunity

Dear Clubs and Coaches,

Please congratulate the following Judo Alberta Athletes for qualifying for the Elite 8 National championships in January 2015. The U18 athlete’s qualification points were taken from National championships 2014, Quebec Open and Ontario Open. The senior athletes were selected by the Judo Canada points per weight division.

U18 Athletes

-48kg Virginia Nemeth (2)
-48kg Taeya Koliaska (4)
-52kg Brette Poliakiwski (1)
-57kg Alexandra Gagnon (5)
-57kg Jordyn Pedersen (5)
-63kg Hana Varsanyi (5)
-70kg Keira Trotter (2)
+70kg Sarah Perks (1)
-55kg Ty Nakano (3)
-73kg Dawson Mandel (2)
-81kg Tanner Sudo (1)

Senior Athletes

-48kg Erin Morgan (2)
-48kg Nicole Tsukishima (3)
-52kg Brette Poliakiwski (3)
-63kg Hana Varsanyi (Wild card)
-70kg Caitlin Alder (7)
-60kg Darren Elcock (4)
-81kg Kyle Crowell (7)
-81kg Brayden Grenier (Reserve 1)
-90kg Robert Edward (3)
-90kg Zelijko Keleman (6)
-90kg Teddy Bruma (Reserve 1)
+100kg Tarek Elmayergi (4)

Judo Alberta will be arranging flight and travel for this event. Before the Elite 8 Championships there is a National Training Camp at the NTC in Montreal from January 5th-9th, 2015 and the Elite 8 Championships will take place on January 10th and 11th.

The Judo Alberta coaching staff is recommending athletes competing in the Elite 8 to attend the training camp as well. Any athletes that wish to participate in the National training camp prior to Elite 8 that did not qualify for the Elite 8 are welcome to apply to Judo Alberta coaching staff for approval to come.
Deadline for athletes wanting to compete at the elite 8 championships, National training camp or both is November 23rd, 2014. Athletes must provide a $500.00 deposit to Laurie Wiltshire by this date. Flights will be expensive January 4th so the sooner we book the better I apologize for the tight deadline.

Travel plan as follows:
NTC athletes depart Sunday January 4th, 2015 and return January 11th after competition (if you are not competing in Elite 8 you can return January 9th or the 11th Just let Laurie know by Nov. 23rd, 2014)
Athletes just going for Elite 8 will depart Friday January 9th and return January 11th after competition.
Judo Canada Registration info for Tournament and Camp:
Only athletes ranked in top 8 in their respective weight divisions are eligible to register for the competition at: https://register.beanstream.com/scripts/registration.asp?form=2512
The training camp (5-9 January 2015) registration is found at: https://register.beanstream.com/scripts/registration.asp?form=2508
Registrations must be submitted by midnight (EASTERN TIME) 12 December 2014 Entry Fee: $105.00/athlete Second entry – if applicable, is $55.00

Judo Canada Doping Course Info:

*IMPORTANT NEW: In order for Judo Canada, the athletes and the support personnel to be in
compliance with the new Canadian Anti-Doping Program, all those wishing to participate in the
National Championships (coaches and athletes) must complete an on-line learning module produced
by the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport. This exercise must be completed two weeks prior to
the accreditation day (27 DEC 2014) of the event (individuals will NOT be permitted to
compete/coach if they have not completed the module 2 weeks prior to the event – (NO
EXCEPTIONS WHATSOEVER. NO REFUNDS ISSUED). The module will take approximately 90min.
*Please send Laurie Wiltshire an e-mail once you have registered for tournament, camp and Anti-Doping program. *
Click here to see full technical package

Please if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Laurie Wiltshire@
Ph. 403-923-6358
E-mail: laurie@judoalberta.com

Red Deer Open

Please click here to download the technical package

Tournament date:

Dec 6,2014


Lindsay Thurber Composite High

Weigh Ins:

Dec 5, 2014 7-9:30pm at shiaijo. Signs will be posted.

Tournament start time:

Dec 6, 8:30am.

Competition will commence with CWG divisions. In the case of fight offs, these will be scheduled for Sunday, Dec 7. Details to be communicated to athletes and coaches.

The tournament will include the following categories:

Senior men ( yellow to blue), Senior women, veteran men.

No senior men brown and black belt categories will be offered in Red Deer.

Training Camp:

Dec 6, 8:45-11:00 am. at shiaijo.

Black Belt Grading:

Sunday, Dec 6. 9am-noon.
Location: Lindsay Thurber Composite High

2014 Ontario Open Results

Saturday November 8th, 2014

– Ian Ayasse -66kg 3-1 2nd Place
– Jordan Landry -70kg 1-1 2nd Place
– Virginia Nemeth -48kg 3-0 1st Place
– Brette Poliakiwski -52kg 4-0 1st Place
– Keira Trotter -70kg 3-0 1st Place
– Sarah Perks + 70kg 3-0 1st Place
– Tanner Sudo -81kg 4-0 1st Place
– Dawson Mandel -73kg 2-1 2nd Place
– Jordyn Pedersen -57kg 1-2 3rd Place
– Alex Gagnon -57kg 1-2 3rd Place
– Adam Thomson -60kg 4-2 5th Place
– McKenzie Morgan -66kg 2-2 7th Place

Sunday November 9th, 2014

– David Wu -55kg 3-0 1st Place
– Joel Demaere -55kg 2-1 2nd Place
– Adam Thomson -60kg 4-1 2nd Place
– Erin Morgan -48kg 3-0 1st Place
– Darren Elcock -60kg 4-0 1st Place
– Robert Edward -90kg 3-0 1st Place
– Brette Poliakiwski -52kg 3-1 2nd Place
– Allie Briggs -57kg 2-2 3rd Place
– Tanner Sudo -81kg 3-1 3rd Place
– Virginia Nemeth -48kg 2-2 5th Place
– Brayden Grenier -81kg 2-2 5th Place
– Taeya Koliaska -48kg 1-2 7th Place

Total of: 19 medals at Ontario Open

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