Innisfail Judokas bring home medals at Cairns Open

Coby Brincat (white Gi) won a silver and two bronze medals at the Cairns Open. Photo: RC Photography

NINE Innisfail Judokas recently competed in Judo Queensland’s Cairns Open at Northern Beaches Judo Club, Yorkeys Knob, with several members bringing home medals. 

The Cairns Open, a state team qualification event, attracted close to 90 registrations with Judokas from the Northern Beaches, Innisfail, Coral Coast, Cairns, and Mackay Judo Clubs participating.

This competition provided Judo Queensland members with the opportunity to compete against other clubs in their own weight and age categories to gain valuable competition knowledge, experience, and competence.

All Judokas competed in multiple divisions, with most stepping up higher to ensure there were plenty of quality bouts. 

There was some great judo on display, and everyone did themselves and their respective clubs extremely proud.

Members of the Innisfail Club wished to thank the Northern Beaches Judo Club, all officials, referees, medical personnel, parents, volunteers, as well as fellow judokas for another great competition. 

Innisfail Judo Club won five gold medals, nine silver, and four bronze. 

After the fourth round in the North Queensland Regional Series, Coral Coast Judo Club have extended their lead to 477 points, followed by Innisfail Judo Club in second place with 338 points.

Northern Beaches Judo Club finished second at Cairns Open and, now with 232 points, have added some distance between Cairns Judo Club on 193 points.

Mackay Judo Club are still strong with a 1:1 win to loss ratio, behind only the Coral Coast and Innisfail.

Coral Coast have the most gold medals (42), followed by Innisfail (26), Northern Beaches (18), and Cairns (13).

Results were as follows:

Junior Girls (-36kg)

2nd: Flynn Nurzenski

Junior Girls (-40kg)

1st: Charli-Rose Nurzenski

3rd: Flynn Nurzenski

Senior Girls (-44kg)

2nd: Charli-Rose Nurzenski

Senior Girls (-48kg)

2nd: Lily De Brincat

Senior Girls (-63kg)

2nd: Cienna Leaver

Senior Girls (+63kg)

1st: Cienna Leaver

Cadet Men (-66kg)

1st: Riley De Brincat

2nd: Coby De Brincat

3rd: Seth Leaver

Cadet Women (-44kg)

1st: Lily De Brincat

Cadet Women (+70kg)

2nd: Jade Banno

Junior Men (-66kg)

2nd: Riley De Brincat

3rd: Coby De Brincat

Junior Women (-78kg)

2nd: Jade Banno

Senior Men (-73kg)

1st: Ben Sultana

2nd: Riley De Brincat

3rd: Coby De Brincat

Innisfail Judokas were set to compete in the Cassowary Coast Open competition, a state team qualification event last month, however it was postponed due to the COVID-19 lockdown and will be held later in the year.

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