CAZA BJJ’s Results From The Sunshine Coast Championship 2020

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CAZA BJJ Sunshine Coast Championship 2020

On Sunday 18th October the CAZA Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competition team got down to business at the third last Queensland Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Circuit (QBJJC) comp for 2020. We sent a total of 28 competitors to what was a long day of BJJ for all concerned.

Because of the COVID plan in force, spectators numbers were limited to one adult per child or one person per adult competitor. The kids rolled in the morning session with the adults coming back in after the venue was closed for a short time for cleaning. Unfortunately, this meant that not everyone who would like to have attended to support their team could do so. Let’s hope these limitations are lifted in 2021 and the full comp day atmosphere can return.

CAZA kid’s results

Right from the opening minutes of this year’s championship, CAZA BJJ was on show with Kayden Koh competing in no-gi. As expected he got us off to a great start with a win and then going on to secure the gold. From there the medals just kept coming.

Here are our kid’s results:

KIDS GI / MIGHTY MITE III (6YRS) / MIXED / -30.2KG
2nd LIAM CLIFTON

NO SUBS KIDS GI / PEE WEE I (7YRS) / MIXED / -30.2KG
5th LIAM CLIFTON
5th RUBY MEDLEY

KIDS GI / PEE WEE I (7YRS) / MIXED / -30.2KG
3rd RUBY MEDLEY

KIDS GI / PEE WEE III (9YRS) / MIXED / -36.2KG
2nd RYAN MCMANUS

NO SUBS KIDS GI / PEE WEE III (9YRS) / MIXED / -36.2KG
1st RYAN MCMANUS

KIDS GI / JUNIOR I (10YRS) / MIXED / -36.2KG
1st DANIEL SVOBODA

KIDS GI / JUNIOR III (12YRS) / MALE / -36.2KG
1st KAYDEN KOH

NO SUBS KIDS GI / JUNIOR III (12YRS) / MIXED / -36.2KG
1st KAYDEN KOH

KIDS GI / TEEN I (13YRS) / MALE / -45.3KG
1st ETHAN RODRIGUES
2nd VAN DAVIS

KIDS GI / TEEN I (13YRS) / MALE / -48.3KG
1st THOMAS EDWARDS

KIDS GI / TEEN II (14YRS) / FEMALE / -60.5KG
1st BRONTE WILSON

KIDS GI / TEEN III (15YRS) / MALE / -65KG
3rd ELLIOTT RODRIGUES

KIDS NO-GI / PEE WEE III (9YRS) / MIXED / -34.5KG
3rd RYAN MCMANUS

KIDS NO-GI / JUNIOR II (11YRS) / MIXED / -34.5KG
1st DANIEL SVOBODA

KIDS NO-GI / JUNIOR III (12YRS) / MALE / -34.5KG
1st KAYDEN KOH

KIDS NO-GI / TEEN I (13YRS) / MALE / -50.5KG
1st THOMAS EDWARDS

JUVENILE BOYS GI / BLUE / JUVENILE / -79,3 KG (MEDIUM HEAVY)
2nd MARCO ROBERTS-DEL CASTILLO

It was great to see some of the kids compete for the first time. Kids BJJ is always exciting to watch on comp day, regardless of the results. Of course, some are young teenagers that have significant competition experience. Couple this with youthful enthusiasm and you have a recipe for some explosive rolls.

Kids want to win as much as anyone, however, Yoshi and Sam are happy just to see them out there testing themselves. Medals are a bonus, it’s the experience that is priceless.

CAZA adult results

After the break, the adults kicked off with the no-gi competition. Again, CAZA was in the mix right from the start with Leon Kerr throwing down at blue belt.

Here are our adult results:

MALE GI / WHITE / ADULT / -64 KG (LIGHT FEATHER)
2nd FREDDIE THOMPSON

MALE GI / WHITE / ADULT / -70 KG (FEATHER)
5th MICHAEL MCMANUS

MALE GI / WHITE / ADULT / -76 KG (LIGHT)
5th MICHAEL MCMANUS

MALE GI / WHITE / ADULT / +100,5 KG (ULTRA HEAVY)
1st ANDREW SHEA

MALE GI / WHITE / MASTER 2 (36+) / -100,5 KG (SUPER HEAVY)
1st ANTHONY ZIPF

MALE GI / WHITE / MASTER 4 (46+) / -76 KG (LIGHT)
1st KRISTIAN MINJON

MALE GI / BLUE / ADULT / -76 KG (LIGHT)
2nd MARCO ROBERTS-DEL CASTILLO
9th JAIDEN BRYANT

MALE GI / BLUE / ADULT / -82,3 KG (MIDDLE)
1st RHETT WILSON
3rd ROSS HOWE

MALE GI / BLUE / ADULT / -88,3 KG (MEDIUM HEAVY)
5th LEON KERR

MALE GI / BLUE / ADULT / -100,5 KG (SUPER HEAVY)
1st JAYDEN KOH

MALE GI / PURPLE / ADULT / -70 KG (FEATHER)
1st ERIK VAN DER KALLEN

MALE GI / PURPLE / ADULT / -82,3 KG (MIDDLE)
1st ALEX WATSON

MALE GI / PURPLE / ADULT / -94,3 KG (HEAVY)
3rd PHILIP HAMBLIN

MALE GI / BROWN / ADULT / +100,5 KG (ULTRA HEAVY)
2nd MARC JENKINS

MALE GI / BLACK / MASTER 2 (36+) / +100,5 KG (ULTRA HEAVY)
2nd CHEYNE DOUGLAS

FEMALE GI / WHITE / ADULT / -58,5 KG (FEATHER)
1st CAITLYN EDWARDS

MALE NO-GI / WHITE / ADULT / ABOVE 97.5 KG+ (ULTRA HEAVY)
1st ANDREW SHEA

MALE NO-GI / BLUE / ADULT / -73.5 KG (LIGHT)
5th JAIDEN BRYANT
5th TOBY PARSONS

MALE NO-GI / BLUE / ADULT / -79.5 KG (MIDDLE)
1st ROSS HOWE
2nd RHETT WILSON

MALE NO-GI / BLUE / ADULT / -85.5 KG (MEDIUM HEAVY)
3rd LEON KERR

MALE NO-GI / PURPLE / ADULT / -67.5 KG (FEATHER)
1st ERIK VAN DER KALLEN

MALE NO-GI / PURPLE / MASTER 1 (30+) / -79.5 KG (MIDDLE)
1st ALEX WATSON

MALE ABSOLUTE GI / PURPLE / ADULT / OPEN WEIGHT
3rd ALEX WATSON

MALE ABSOLUTE GI / BROWN / ADULT / OPEN WEIGHT
3rd MARC JENKINS

CAZA had competitors at each belt level including coach Cheyne Douglas rolling at black belt. Right behind him was big Marc Jenkins rolling in his first comp at brown belt. If you haven’t seen these two roll in competition yet, put it on your to-do list for 2021.

It was tough for our coaches too as we had up to three CAZA team members rolling at the same time on several occasions. You can’t help but feel proud of our club when you see three of the four mats featuring competitors wearing a CAZA gi, rashie or comp team badge.

Overall team results

Yet again we punched above our weight winning third place for three of the four team trophies on offer. Third is an impressive result considering we were a single gym going up against franchised or multi-branch gyms with significantly more competitor numbers than we can put forward.

CAZA BJJ Sunshine Coast Championship Results 2020

Cross your fingers for 2021

With the worst of the lockdown restrictions now behind us (hopefully) we can look forward to the 2021 Queensland Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competition season with more optimism. While the QBJJC remains our main focus as a team, other organisations are putting on tournaments which you may like to attend.

If you are not yet registered to compete or have let your memberships expire, it may be a good idea to renew or register in early January. Don’t leave it until the last minute to get your registrations sorted as there are often small delays in processing. Once registered, you can sign-up for any competition via the Smoothcomp system under team CAZA Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Australia.

Note that we have an Instagram account dedicated to CAZA comp team news and results. Follow it at instagram.com/cazabjjcompteam