Last comp of the year, first 🥇 at blue. So a good day at the Surrey Open.
While I’m happy with the result, both matches were by the skin of my teeth. First opponent picked up a decisive penalty from an inadvertent illegal sleeve grip and would definitely have won a ref’s decision (he had a decent triangle attempt and came within a hair of getting the tap from an arm bar). Second I was able to stand up off a couple of straight footlock attempts to pick up the necessary points. Advantage of a bit more comp experience and a home club full of people who would rip your foot off soon as look at you.