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Police Sport UK Judo Championships

Police Sport UK is pleased to announce that the 2017 National Judo Championships will be hosted by Derbyshire Police.
The event will be held at the Springwood Leisure Centre. Oakwood, Derby, DE21 2RQ on Saturday 16th September 2017.
Entry Fees
Competition entry fee is £25 per person and is covered by the Sports & Social Club.
Presentation Dinner and entertainment
After the event there will be an evening presentation dinner which costs £35 per person and will be covered by the Sports & Social Club.
Accommodation and Travel
Accommodation on a Bed and Breakfast basis is available either in double or twin rooms. A limited number of single rooms will be available at additional cost.
Accommodation has been arranged at the Hallmark Derby Midland Hotel, Midland Road, Derby DE1 2SQ. The prices quoted are based on this hotel. The hotel is 1 minute walk from the front main entrance of Derby railway station.
Transport will provided to and from the hotel and the sports centre on day of the event, free of charge.
Bed and Breakfast accommodation £60 per person per night
Single rooms £80 per person per night
As with all PSUK events, competitors can claim back up to 50% of their travel and accommodation costs.
Competitors are entitled to participate provided they are members of affiliated clubs in accordance with the provisions of the Police Sport UK Constitution. All competitors must hold a current British Judo Association Licence (or associated organisations including AJA and BJC) entitling them to compete in BJA events. Competitors will not be allowed to compete if they cannot produce a licence at the weigh-in or on the day of the competition. There will be no facilities to purchase BJA licences on the day. This is in accordance with BJA and Police Sport UK rules.
Competitors may enter a maximum of two categories for which they are eligible. In addition, competitors may enter the Men’s Open, Veteran’s Open, Ladies Open and Kyu grade Open on the day of the championships. Kyu grade competitors who have won Gold in the PSUK Championship in each of the last two years will not be eligible to compete in the Kyu grade event and must enter the open event, veterans or masters (or combination of two).
Proof of age is required for Veterans (over 35 years) and Masters (over 45 years). Holders of Technical Dan grades are reminded that they must enter using their competitive grade.
The event will be run on a Pools/Knockout/Repéchage system in accordance with International Judo Federation Rules. In the event of dispute, the Tournament Director’s decision is final. The tournament is a Level 3 event and as such will be run with the relevant modified IJF rules.
Men’s Open Grade – u66, u73, u81, u90, u100, +100 kg Ladies Open Grade – u57, u63, u70, +70 kg Men’s Veterans (over 35 years) – u81, u90, u100, +100 kg Men’s Masters (over 45 years) – u90, +90 kg Men’s Kyu Grade – u81, u90, u100, +100 kg OPEN events with on the day entry for Men, Ladies, Veterans and Kyu Grades
The weigh in for the event will take place between 18:00 and 20:30 hours on Friday 15th September 2017 at The Hallmark Derby Midland Hotel. An additional weigh-in on the Saturday morning will take place at the Leisure Centre from 0830-0900 for those unable to attend on the Friday evening. Please advise on booking form if you intend to weigh in on Saturday morning.
The pool sheets will be completed on the Saturday morning and will be seeded from the results of the previous year’s competition and then on grade.
There will be no requirement to bring both white and blue Judogi for this event. A white Judogi MUST be brought, though the wearing of a blue kit will be allowed ONLY if you are called as the blue competitor. Please bring a blue and white belt for competing to assist in the smooth running of the event.
CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES – Friday 4th August 2017
The event is open to all serving and retired Police Officers and Staff but you will need to be a member of the Sports & Social Club. Please contact richard.cupper@westmidspoliceclub.com for more details.
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