Udezumou UK - a first for Bartley and the UK!
We all know our Bosun Dan is an avid armwrestler and has pulled in a UK first to the club. Here is his report (needless to say we had no security issues on Sunday - these guys are hard as nails!);
Udezumou UK: Year Zero was held on Sunday 5th Jan 2020 at Bartley Sailing Club in Birmingham. It was a trial event to establish a left & right hand overall champion for an annual open competition.
Udezumou is the Japanese style of armwrestling on a flat table. It has not been done before in the UK. There were excellent matches.
Ultimately David Prokupek prevailed to become Udezumou UK left arm champion whilst a dominant Manuel Mota took the the right arm title.
IFA World Masters Left hand -80kg champion Craig Sanders presided over the tournament, presenting the trophies & giving an exhibition match to the winners. He also gave some coaching on the side tables, valuable tips from a World champion.
Sincere thanks to all the pullers for supporting this new concept & our hosts Bartley Sailing Club for use of the facilities.
We look forward to welcoming the event back to Bartley in the future (although we may need to invest in some more robust bar tables!)