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ADCC UK Nationals 2007 Results – Tosta wins Absolute

The ADCC UK Nationals turned out to be one of those events that came through adversity to be put on. With medals being delayed in customs in Sao Paulo and staff being sick, it still managed to be the best No- Gi tournament outside of Urban Gorilaz this year in the UK.

Many saw this tournament as a final “Open tournament”, because as of this year only UK and European Nationals will be able to fight in such ADCC tournaments (Nationals, Novice etc). They day of the international open is numbered. This will increase the growth in member countries and give everyone a chance to compete at a higher level outside of their own member country upon qualification.

There where some hard fought matches on the day, but the tournament competitors have been voted as, Luis Tosta – Gracie Barra Marios Reis/Londonshoot for his win in the Absolute, Alexandre Izidro – Brazilian Top Team -76.9kg winner, Oliver Geddes Novice Absolute winner and surprise competitor Matt Jones from Gracie Barra.

Matt fought his way to the final to face Luiz and was winning until the fatal triangle of Luiz sunk very deep.

In the womans, returning ADCC World Championship competitor Rachel Wheatley took on ADCC UK Open finalist and ADCC Dutch Open winner Kathy Gifford from Londonshoot fighters. Rachel again proved why she is so strong in this division as she went on to beat Kathy on points. In the womans novice division, Christina Fraquelli from the Roger Gracie Academy, gathered another Gold in a week as she again won her division in the woman -66.9kg after gaining gold in the Gomes Cup the week before.

Thank you first to all the competitors for their patience (Medals arrived in the end) and hard work to help the sport grow in the UK and Europe. Also to all the refs, stand in staff, and coaches, that helped out on the day. You guys make the engine work.

(All pictures are courtesy of James – Tsavo Photographic)

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Place Name Academy

Womans Advanced – 60kgs

1 Rachel Wheatley Gracie Barra Birmingham
2 Kath Gifford London Shootfighters

Mens Advanced – 65kgs

1 Anderson Pereira Brazilian Top Team

2 Jonatas Ratinho Eliaquim Graciebarra 75

3 Luiz Tosta London Shoot/GB Mario Reis

Mens Advanced – 76.9kgs

1 Alexandre Izidro Brazilian Top Team
2 Jon Reeve London Shootfighters
3 Bennet Jarvis London Shootfighters

3 Anderson Pavao London Fight Factory

Mens Advanced – 87.9kgs
1 Fabio Toldo London ShootFighters


3 Richard Willis Fighting Fit

Mens Advanced – 98.9kgs

1 Neil Owen Mcevoy Doncaster St George

2 Przemyslam Mysiala Brazilian Top Team
3 Orizu Nwokeji London ShootFighters

Mens Advanced + 99kgs
1 Thiago Borges London Fight Factory
2 Matt Jones Gracie Barra Swansea

Mens Advanced Absolute

1 Luiz Tosta London Shoot/GB Mario Reis
2 Matt Jones Gracie Barra Swansea

3 Tom Wilson Shen-Ti

Womans Novice + 67kg
1 Mary Stevens Gracie Barra Birmingham
2 Claire Maden Gracie Barra Birmingham

Womans Novice – 66.9kg

1 Christina Fraquelli Roger Gracie Academy
2 Theresa Quinn GB Birmingham

Mens Novice – 61kg

1 Manjit Bhambra Brazilian Top Team

2 Jignesh Mistry Brazilian Top Team
3 Carl Anthony Luckett London Shootfighters

Mens Novice – 67kg

1 Daniel Strauss Roger Gracie Academy
2 Fitzroy Peters London Shootfighters
3 Ali Rastegar London Shootfighters

Mens Novice – 73kg
1 Uvais Namiev London Shootfighters

2 Oliver Geddes Roger Gracie Academy
3 Ed Kempson London Shootfighters

Mens Novice – 79kg
1 Leon Odiete London ShootFighters
2 Anthony Leslie London Shootfighters
3 Sam Grundy

Mens Novice – 85kg

1 Philip Turner Next Generation
2 Kurt Johnson London Shootfighters

3 Nathan Moore-Pointing Sweat Box

Mens Novice – 91kg

1 Jamie Peach Hybrid Fight Team

2 Dave Pawan Applied Fighting Systems

3 Tolly Plested Gracie Barra Hastings

Mens Novice – 100kg
1 Nathan Davy
2 Dean Liebenberg Brasa
3 Martin Misa BTT

Mens Novice + 100kg
1 Philbert Jacobie

2 Jeremy Rowlett Weight Shak

Mens Novice Absolute

1 Oliver Geddes Roger Gracie Academy

2 Jamie Peach Hybrid Fight Team

3 Allan Love

3 Dave Pawan Applied Fighting Systems

Picture 1: Alexandre Izidro and Jon Reeve in the -76.9kg final

Picture 2: Jonatas Ratinho Eliaquim and Paul Bridges

Picture 3: Jonatas Ratinho Eliaquim and Oli Jones

Picture 4: Christina Fraquelli

Other ADCC European news:

The ADCC European Federation has been growing at a very fast rate over the last 2 years and has a membership of 23 countries.

Each country will be running a National, Beginner, Open tournament each year and referee course’s each year. The European Federation will continue to run the European trails for the World Championships, but also have plans to have a European Championships separate from the World Championships event.

As of this year all competing academies will have to be a member of their ADCC country Federation. The cost of membership is € 100. This will go to the aid the running of the country and European Federations. No academy or individual will be able to compete in any ADCC tournament without being a member to the Federation.

Federation countries:

Spain, Poland, Switzerland, Serbia, Holland, Croatia, Ireland / Wales / Scotland, Portugal, Belgium / Luxembourg, Lithuania, France, Greece, Sweden, Denmark & Norway, Italy, Bulgaria, Finland, U.K, Germany


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