Points are calculated a Gold=3, Silver=2 and Bronze=1. Adjusted points are calculated by dividing the points by the number of contestants for each club.
The team with the maximum number of points is Chalfont & Evreham Judokwai (for the third year running). The margin is massive, more than double the next team. A member of St. Albans Judo Club has made the accusation that Chalfont has 'stuffed' the event full of their own contestants. However, it has been pointed out that as St. Albans has around two hundred members, they could have easily overwhelmed us as indeed they did at their own event the week before where their fixed the results by not letting anyone else enter at all! The only logical conclusion is that they are just plain jealous of our nice new mat (none of this is to be taken seriously).
Because this is a 'club' event, it is also necessary to find out the winning club based upon an adjusted basis to allow for some clubs having more members than others. The formula used is to find the ratio by dividing the points scored by the number of contestants for each club. Then this is adjusted by multiplying by the average number of contestants from each club (9.43). On this basis the team with the maximum number of points on an adjusted basis (so that an allowance is made for the difference in number of competitors between each club) is Bury Judo Club. But as they are not in Middlesex and are in fact interlopers, they are immediately disqualified. So for the second year running, the winning team on an adjusted basis is Grange Judo Club! St. Albans don't even come in third, having been beaten to
that place by Southfields who only entered one person. Unfortunately for Chalfont, on an 'adjusted basis', came last.
An event on this scale is not undertaken without the help of a lot of people who put in their free time and effort on behalf of the club. It is therefore appropriate to give thanks to all of those without whom we would never have been able to host this event. The Sensei of Chalfont & Evreham Judokwai would therefore like to thank:
Carol Wilmot and Tamas Kappeter, work colleagues of David Sensei who allowed themselves to be railroaded into helping plan and arrange all the administrative bits both before and during the event (Carol) and to Tamas for taking up some of David's work during the last week whilst he prepared for this event.
Jan Cleevely for managing the 'top table'.
Jessica Day and Molly for manning the weighing scales.
Lorraine Alfert, Simone Briggs, Nicholas Eftimiades, Tom Davies and Sean Brabham for taking on the responsibility of the time keeping and score recording. In particular, to Sean for travelling down from Leicester with Roger to assist with this.
Catherine Hart, Shona, Noah and Jonah for manning the refreshments.
Roger Harris, Roy Smith and Bob Cleevely for assisting as referees. Comments were made that as we are all 'vertically challenged' that it might be a pre-requisite for being a BJC referee.
Grateful thanks to St. Albans Judo Club for the loan of their Scoreboards and red/white belts without which we would not have been able to run four mats. To Bury Judo Club for more red/white belts and to Southfields Judo Club for the loan of their weighing scales.
Nick Chapman, Shona and Noah for helping Roy and David move the mats around on Saturday.
Evreham Youth Centre for the loan of their chairs, otherwise you would all have been standing and freezing as opposed to just freezing. Next time we will choose a warmer time of year!
To any that are not included, apologies are given. Your assistance was valued and appreciated.