North of England Age Band 2010 – Results
On Sunday 28 March William Humphreys and Arunas Beliukevicius attended the North of England Age Band Competition that was held in Bradford.
They were both in the 15 years – 18 years age band and the u66kg weight category. There were a total of 7 competitors in this group that were split into a pool of three and a pool of four.
William was in the pool of four which meant he would have three fights; William needed to win two of the three fights to go through to the semi-finals. Unfortunately William lost all three fights which eliminated him from the event. William was the youngest in this category and this was an opportunity to compete with older players who he needs to prepare for when he changes age bands.
Arunas was in the pool of three and had only to win one contest to progress to the semi-finals. Arunas lost his first contest and then went on to win the second which was enough to put him through.
In the semi-finals Arunas met the player that had won William’s group; he won this fight with a quick Ippon throw that took him to the final.
If the final Arunas was up against the player that he had lost to in his first pool contest, it was another tough contest and Arunas eventually lost out to a strangle gaining him a credible second place.
You can view all the contests by clicking in the video links below.