2014 Events

2014 Oceania Sumo Championships 

24th May Saturday

This year the competition will be held in Lower Hutt, New Zealand.

19th Sumo World Championships – 10th Women’s Sumo World Championships -12th Junior Sumo World Championships – 4th Women’s Junior Sumo World Championships

30th – 31st August

Kaohsiung, Chinese Taipei

2014 Australian National Sumo Championships – to be announced

Good Luck In the 2013 Combat Games

IMG_5030We would like to wish our Aussies on the Oceania Team good luck at the World Combat Games 2013 to be held in St Petersburg Russia 18th & 19th October.

John Traill ( Johnofuji) will contest the lightweight and  Joe Saunders the middleweight in the men’s division, and Caitlin Szanto will represent us as lightweight in the women’s events.  All will also compete in the Open.

It looks very cold in Russia at this time of year but we can expect hot competition from the  best 80 sumo athletes representing the six continents in this competition of 13 Martial Arts.ImageImage

2013 Queensland Sumo Championships

It was an small but international field at the Queensland Sumo Championships.  Competitors from Japan, India and Iran joined the Aussies on the mat.  Women were also underrepresented so Steph Weeks, currently a middleweight (under 80kg) took on the lightweight men (under 85 kg), for a lively contest in round robin format.

Drew Weeks made a good comeback from injury to take the Men’s Open event.

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Winners took home some great prizes, including the big bottle of sake provided by our generous sponsor, Sushi Mur’bah.

Results

Women Stephanie Weeks – unchallenged

Men’s Lightweight

1st Daisuke Komiyama, 2nd Kenta Nishikawa, 3rd Naoki Higashiyama

Men’s Open

1st Drew Weeks, 2nd Chris Swalwell, 3rd Joe Saunders

 

2013 Oceania Sumo Championships Results

2013 Oceania Sumo Championships

3rd February Broadbeach PCYC Gold Coast

Junior Combined Challenge

1st Brandon Venter QLD

2nd Jessica Lawand QLD

3rd  Brandon Jin NSW

Middleweight Women

1st Geneva Webber NZ

2nd Emily Knauth QLD

Heavyweight Women

1st Lauren Ivory QLD

Women’s Open

1st Geneva Webber NZ

2nd Lauren Ivory QLD

Lightweight Men

1st Glenn Sullivan NZ

2nd Luke Bulger QLD

3rd Pat Promrangka QLD

Middleweight Men

1st Chris Swalwell QLD

2nd Nick Doyle SA

3rd Francesco Mulraney SA

Heavyweight Men

1st Mark Tanu NZ

2nd Joe Saunders QLD

Men’s Open

1st Mark Tanu NZ

2nd Joe Saunders QLD

3rd Chris Swalwell QLD

Oceania Men’s Team Trophy

1st Queensland

2nd New Zealand

3rd South Australia

2013 Oceania Sumo Championships

This year it is our turn to host and the 2013 Oceania Sumo Championships will be held Sunday 3rd February at the Gold Coast.  The venue is the Gold Coast Sumo Club’s home at the PCYC 180 Monaco St Broadbeach Waters, Gold Coast. Audience admission $5 adults $2 children. Competition entry $20 adults $5 children.Screen Shot 2013-01-09 at 9.04.16 AM

Competitions will be for men and women, juniors and also an under 12 event.  The Oceania team trophy was won by New Zealand last year and will again be up for grabs.

Results of the senior competitions will be used for selecting the Oceania teams for the World Games in Cali, Colombia in July and the 2nd Combat and Martial Arts Games in St Petersburg, Russia in October. World Games http://worldgames2013.com.co/  Combat Games http://www.worldcombatgames.com/en/

Weight divisions

Men: under 85kg, under 115kg, over 115kg       Boys: under 75kg, under 100kg, over 100kg

Women: under 65kg, under 80kg, over 80kg      Girls:  under 60kg, under 75kg, over 75kg