Bury return home with a haul of medals

Bury Judo Club
Bury Judo Club

It was a medal-laden day for Bury Judo Club at the Leicester Open Judo Championships.

The 15 Bury representatives bagged nine medals between them – five silvers and four bronzes.

It was an impressive display from the Bury Judokas, who have hit form at exactly the right time, with the British Nationals fast approaching.

Tristan Randolph opened proceedings for the club with two big throwing wins that took him though to the knock-out stage, before James Hammond-Clay strolled through to the final where he was eventually beaten.

Liam Trill-Green was feeling under the weather on the day, but fought well and was very unlucky to lose in the final to a poor referring decision.

Another controversial refereeing verdict proved costly for Beth Curran as she stormed through to the final, where she produced a superb throw to ground her opponent – although the officials somehow contrived to miss the take-down.

Lewis Bell, meanwhile, put in a good display and picked up some valuable experience, while Ralph Williams improved greatly to take a well-deserved silver.

Niall Curran also won a silver, while Logan Read, Taylor Bell, Calum Bell and Luke Saulters took bronzes.

Other Bury members that took part included Mya Klyen, Jamie Klyen and Haydn Williams, and an honorable mention goes to Adeyfield Judo Club’s Jordon Duffy, who took silver in the U-65kg Juniors category.