Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Pacific International Judo Tournament
The Pacific International Invitational was a new tournament for me to attend.
Set in Steveston at the indoor tennis court site it easily accomodated 4 mat surfaces.
Great competition in both mens and women's events.
There seemed to be a good turnout from BC, Alberta, NWT, Sask, Manitoba and Quebec.
Referees at this tournament had their hands full trying to implement the new IJF rules. Rule changes to improve the amount of throwing, resulting in a number of penalties being applied to athletes and occasionally matches were lost as a result of accumulated penalties.