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Headley takes early lead as Schools Judo

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017
DOWN BUT NOT OUT! Tiffany Revere (top) tightens her grip on Khya Headley during their match in the >48kg category of the Schools Judo League on Sunday. Despite losing this match, Headley finished the day with the overall lead. PICTURE RYAN BACHOO

The Schools Judo League started this past weekend at Queen’s Park Judo Club and the competition looked a lot more intense than last year.

So much so, after the first day of competition, Holy Name Convent’s Khya Headley leads the Girls >48kg category. Headley had three Waza aris (half a point) and two Ippon (a full point in judo) which took her to a total of 25 points.

The surprising factor was that fellow Convent girl Kaitlyn Bernard, who did exceptionally well last term, finished the day in third position on 15 points. Tiffany Revere is in second place joint with Bernard on 15 points.

In the <48kg category, Maria Hospedales had two Ippons to end with a score of 20. Daniella Ramsay is in second on ten points with her best match coming against Alyssa Beharry.

In the secondary schools boys category, Adam Siu Butt had three Ippons against each competitor he faced, and it was all Fatima boys here. He also gathered two Waza aris to finish the day on 30 points.

He is 15 ahead of John Nahous, who managed an Ippon against Matthew La Roche and had a Waza ari against Joshua Woon Sam.

Maria Regina’s Isabel Clarke-Wills had a Waza ari and an Ippon as she finished with 15 points to top the primary schools girls.

Dunross’ Izabelle Preddie had just one Waza ari as she finished in second place with Amelia Lai yet to register a point.

In the primary schools boys, Aidan Greaves scored an Ippon in each of his three matches as he ended with 30 points on top.

Kaydan Butts is on his trail in 20 points with Nicholas Siu Butt on five.