A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from April 05, 2006
New York Open Judo Championship
The New York Open Judo Championship has been an annual event since the 1980s. Judo is not a major sport in America, and the event has generated modest interest.

Welcome to the official site of the New York Open Judo Championship. This "C" level tournament is held annually each spring at the New York Athletic Club in New York City, New York, USA. The 23rd competition was held on Saturday, March 18, 2006. This is the first year that the contest was held on a Saturday, with the weigh-in on Friday. See the information page for details.

The 2006 New York Open attracted a turnout of 144 competitors from 23 countries including Brazil, Canada, Chile, France, Germany, Great Britain, Haiti, Israel, Japan, Morocco, Peru, Poland, Romania, Senegal, Spain, Ukraine, USA, and Uzbekistan.

The 2006 New York Open Judo Championship showcased some of the best judoists in the world. The Championship welcomed 144 competitors representing 23 countries including the United States, Brazil, Canada, Japan, and Senegal. The tournament was comprised of competitions consisting of seven different weight classes: 132, 145, 161, 178, 198, 220, and 220+ lbs. Ronnie Talledo of Peru (132 lbs), Taylor Takata of the United States (145 lbs), Radu Brestyan of the United States (161 lbs), Klemen Ferjan of Slovenia (178 lbs), Valentin Grekov of Ukraine (198 lbs), Primoz Ferjan of Slovenia ( 220 lbs) and Vitaliy Polyansky of Ukraine (220+ lbs) all won in their respective divisions. First place winners in each weight category were awarded a prize of $1,000.

Posted by Barry Popik
Sports/Games • (0) Comments • Wednesday, April 05, 2006 • Permalink