Team Ontario Dominates 2013 Ontario Open

Wednesday May 22nd, 2013


I want to send out a congratulations and a special thanks to all the volunteers, competitors, coaches and parents who made the Ontario Open 2013 one of our most successful events on many levels in recent memory.   A special thanks goes out to team leaders and teams of Dave Robb, VP of Competitions, Gavin Blake, Tournament Director, Mitchell Kawasaki, Technical Director, Frank Vossen, Chief Referee, Paul Arner, Security, Ezio Contasti and Steve Horvath, Draws and Fran McCrodden, Table Coordinator.   Although we had volunteers from various clubs across Ontario I would like to give special thanks to the Asahi Judo Club, Shin Bu Kan Judo Club, Formakan Judo Club, Kawasaki Judo Club and Lycée Claudel Judo Club who had many volunteers through out the whole weekend.  

I would like to thank our staff Susan Gribben, Judo Ontario Office Manager and Pedro Guedes for all there help and commitment before and during the event.

A result we should all be proud of is that Judo Ontario for the first time in many years dominated in the medal count with a total of 26 Gold, 28 Silver and 34 Bronze.  Please see Team Ranking below.  A special shout out goes to to our Technical/Coaching Director, VP of Technical and the High Performance Committee and most importantly the athletes and personal coaches for all their hard work.
  Team Gold Silver  Bronze Points
1 Ontario 26 28 34 82
2 Quebec 17 14 23 40
3 Alberta 4 5 12 14
4 British Columbia 3 3 5 10
5 US 3 2 7 6
6 Saskatchewan 2 2 6 5
7 Manitoba 2 1 7 6
8 Nova Scotia 2   2 5
9 New Brunswick 1 1 4 6
10 PEI 1 1 1 7
11 Great Britain   2 2 2
12 Nunavit   2   2
13 New Foundland        0

Brian Kalsen, President
Judo Ontario

Full results are posted here:


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