IT IS a busy time for Kendal Judo Club competitors as no sooner had they come back from their successful trip to Sweden than members were going across the sea again.

On this occasion it was the Irish Sea to Belfast for the Northern Ireland Open, and it was an equally successful event with all four players coming back with a medal.

In the Senior Men Under 90 kilo category Michael Horley was in fine form.

Starting with Euan Morse (Edinburgh Club), who had beaten the long-time Irish Champion Terry Watt in the first round, Horley quickly disposed him with an inner thigh throw.

This put him against No. 1 Scottish Squad member Sam Ingram.

The contest went into Golden Score time with Michael coming out the winner by the lowest of scores.

In the final Horley came up against long time rival Frazer Chamberlain from Camberley in Surrey.

A shoulder throw with just a few seconds to go gave Horley another gold medal to add to his very large collection.

The win also kept him as No.1 in the British Ranking Table.

Kendal team-mates Zac Howard and Isaac Hill came together at the semi-final stage of the Cadet Boys Under 66 kilo category.

Hill overcame Howard fairly quickly, throwing him for Ippon in under half a minute which meant that Howard got the bronze.

Hill went on to beat James Hendin from Scotland in a very close contest - the Kendal player getting the referee and judges vote and the gold medal to boot.

In the Senior Women Under 57 kilo Amy Woodruff came through her pool as the number one but then had the misfortune to meet the up and coming British squad player Nekoda Davis from Ealing, London.

The southern player caught Woodruff with an ankle throw for the full point, but it was another well-earned bronze medal for the Kendal team.