This weekend saw a strong contingent of Welsh judoka travel to the sportscotland NTC Inverclyde for an exciting weekend of judo at the 2023 Scottish Open Judo Championships.

The event saw over 550 competitors from across 15 nations take to the tatami over two days, with Welsh judoka returning to Wales with 15 medals and countless strong placings. Congratulations to all of the competitors on a great start to the year.

Full results can be found here. Click here to rewatch the full event.

Welsh Results


Lola Hodson -52kg Gold Dragon’s Academy

Nia Aguilar -44kg Bronze Craig Ewers Academy

Niusha Tabrizi -63kg 5th Craig Ewers Academy

Paige Keane -70 Bronze Dragon’s Academy

Finley Cole -46kg Bronze Irfon Judo Club

Laurence hill -50kg Gold Dragon’s Academy

Ioan Cater-Jones -90kg 5th Imperial Judo Club


Lola Hodson -52kg Silver Dragon’s Academy 

Millie Bayliss -63kg Silver Bradley Stoke

Laurence Hill -55kg Silver Dragon’s Academy

Kylan Aylward -66kg Fifth Dragon’s Academy


Ashleigh Barnikel -48kg Silver Neyland Judo Club

Oliver Barratt -100kg Gold Dragons Academy Judo


Kenneth Harris VM1 -100kg Gold Royal Navy

Gary Cole -60kg VM2 Gold Irfon Judo Club

Ashley Cantello -81kg VM2 Bronze Craig Ewers Academy

Michael McGinn -81kg VM3 Bronze Chepstow Judo Club

Stephen Evans -90kg VM3 Bronze Mold Judo Club

Nigel Bowley -100kg VM3 Silver Sentai Judo Club

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