Results of Newcastle BJJ Open Spring Tournament

The Newcastle BJJ Open Spring Tournament took place today. Thanks to everyone who took part. It was great to see people from so many gyms come down to compete, especially given the short notice and the different venue. The tournament attracted several first-time entrants from various gyms, and we hope that everyone had a good day, win or lose.

The results of the tournament were:

Women’s >60KG White Belt

Gold: Sara Colfer of Checkmat Thornaby
Silver: Amanda Million of Checkmat Sunderland
Bronze: Laura Armstrong of Checkmat Sunderland

White Roosterweight:

Gold: Ben Jacques of Checkmat Thornaby
Silver: Dean Godwyn of Bad Boy

White Light Feather:

Gold: Luke Young of Origin BJJ
Silver: Lewis Lamb of Checkmat Thornaby

White Adult Lightweight:

Gold: Chee Hui Chew of Chris Rees Academy
Silver: Ben Dickson of The Dungeon BJJ

White Adult Featherweight:

Gold: Steven Briggs of South Shields Fighting Fit
Silver: Tom Harrison of Bad Boy
Bronze: Terry McManus of South Shields Fighting Fit

VS Grappling Blue Belts

White Adult Middleweight:

Gold: Ross Taylor of NEJJ
Silver: William Casswell of Fight Ministry
Bronze: Anthony Moon of Checkmat Sunderland

White Adult Medium-Heavyweight:

Gold: Martin Graham of Team Lagarto Teesside
Silver: Richard Hall of Middlesbrough Fight Academy
Bronze: Andre Lopez of Lucio Sergio BJJ Lifestyle

White Adult Heavyweight:

Gold: Connor Mclain of Bad Boy
Silver: Wayne Alderson of Checkmat

White Belt Adult Ultra Heavy:

Gold: Andy Jenkins of Checkmat Thornaby
Joint Silver: Adam Lamb of Checkmat Thornaby and Andy Greener of Bad Boy

VS Grappling Absolute

Blue Belt Adult Middleweight:

Gold: Jordan Cooper of BJJ Globetrotters
Silver: Aaron Shiels of Origin BJJ
Bronze: Bobby Hall of Checkmat

Blue Belt Adult Heavyweight Division:

Gold: Mike Watson of Origin BJJ
Silver: Ben Morfey of Origin BJJ
Bronze: Shaun Anderson of NEJJ/BJJ Globetrotters

White Belt Absolute

Gold: Connor McLain of Bad Boy Gym
Silver: Andy Jenkins of Checkmat
Bronze: Tom Harrison of Bad Boy Gym and Richard Hall of Middlesbrough Fight Academy

Blue Belt Absolute: 

Gold: Jordan Cooper of BJJ Globetrotters
Silver: Shaun Anderson of NEJJ/BJJ Globetrotters
Bronze: Aaron Shiels of Origin BJJ

Purple Belt Absolute:

Gold: Keiran Lister of Checkmat
Silver: Mike Williams of Origin BJJ

Brown Belt Absolute:

Gold: Ryan Roddy of Bad Boy
Silver: Sean Colfer of Checkmat

VS Grappling Win

The team standings at the end of the day were:

1st: Checkmat – 61.5
2nd: Bad Boy- 42
3rd: Origin BJJ – 28.5
4th: BJJ Globetrotters – 22.5
5th: NEJJ – 14.5
6th: Fighting Fit – 10
Joint 7th: Chris Rees- 9
Joint 7th: Team Lagarto Teeside – 9
9th: Middlesbrough Fight Academy – 4.5
10th: Fight Ministry – 3
11th: Lucio Sergio BJJ Lifestyle – 1

New for this year, we are running an annual cup, with points being awarded for medalists in the divisions and the absolutes for the Spring, Autumn and Winter legs. You can view the current standings in the tournament here, and these standings will be updated after each event.

Thanks again to everyone who came to take part. Thanks also to Andy Mastaglio for supplying the photographs, and Hubert Lebiedzinski for being an alert timekeeper for the whole day.

We hope you enjoyed the day and that you’ll join us again for the no-gi tournament in May, or for the gi tournament coming up this Summer.