Brandon Open Shiai 2015

Over 100 competitors took part in the 2015 Brandon Open Judo shiai, or tournament. The shiai took place on Saturday, October 24th, 2015, at École New Era School. Competition began at 11 AM and ran until just after 5 PM.

Judoka came to Brandon from all across Manitoba, as well as contingents from Northwestern Ontario and Saskatchewan.

Brandon Competitors

Melody Kroeker competed in 2 categories, taking silver in both the Under 18 Women -52/-57kg combined division and the Under 21 -52kg division. Sarah Blaikie took silver in the Under 21 Women -63/-70kg combined division. Neal Hackler took bronze in the Senior Men -66/-73kg combined division. James Liu competed in the Senior Men -81/-90kg combined division.

Jonathan Ellis competed in the Under 10 category, and Marita Kroeker & Dreyton Ireland competed in the Under 12 category.

Coaching Award

The 2015 recipient of the Silvio Sboto Memorial Award for Excellence in Coaching was May Baldo-Oduca of the Inner City Judo Club in Winnipeg, MB.