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Wesley Beach Places Fifth at British Open

May 04, 2009, 1:50 p.m. (ET)

(Colorado Springs, Colo.) - Thirty-nine-year-old Wesley Beach (Mountain Home Judo Club) was the highest U.S. finisher over the weekend with his fifth-place result at the British Open in London.

Competing as one of the oldest players in the USA Judo Senior B-Level Point Tournament, Beach had a first round bye in the +100kg division.  In the quarter-finals, he defeated Thomas Turner (GBR) by ippon in the third minute.

Beach lost his semifinal match to eventual champion Loic Bruziaux (FRA).  Beach then dropped down to the bronze medal match where he lost to Zviad Tsiklauri (GBR), leaving Beach with a fifth-place overall finish.

Two-time Senior Nationals silver medalist Nick Delpopolo (Wakefield, Mass. / NYAC / USA Judo National Team FORCE) split his matches in the 73kg division with a win against Dennis Vonk (NED) and a Golden Score (overtime) loss by penalties to Marcus Bascombe (GBR).

Complete results are as follows:

Completed Draws

Men's 60kg
1. Ashley McKenzie (GBR)
2. Achraf Fikri (FRA)
3. Mikos Salminen (NED)
3. Javier Selma Sanchez (ESP)
5. Luiz Floz San Juan (ESP)
5. Daniel Pions (ESP)
7. Borja Fernandez (ESP)
7. Michael Iten (SUI)

Men's 66kg
1. Jasper De Jong (NED)
2. Tom Van Herck (BEL)
3. Sam Dunkley (GBR)
3. Franck Party (FRA)
5. Ben Guest (GBR)
5. Neal Van De Kamer (NED)
7. Hector Medina Pastor (ESP)
7. Julien Ottaviani (FRA)

Men's 73kg
1. Nicolas Mussard (FRA)
2. Miguel Romero Azpitarte (ESP)
3. Iain Feenan (GBR)
3. Florian Heimlich (GER)
5. Augusto Silva (POR)
5. Danny Williams (GBR)
7. Christian Malte Geppert (GER)
7. Kevin Haine (BEL)

Also Competed: Nick Delpoplo (Wakefield, Mass. / NYAC / USA Judo National Team FORCE), 1-1

Men's 81kg
1. Albert Fercher (AUT)
2. Javier Madera (ESP)
3. Steven Cnudde (BEL)
3. Fred Floret (FRA)
5. Adam Bick (GBR)
5. Christophe Van Dijck (BEL)
7. Sylvain Barzic (GBR)
7. Adrian Nacimento (ESP)

Men's 90kg
1. Winston Gordon (GBR)
2. Lukasz Kolesnik (POL)
3. Victor Semenov (RUS)
3. Rohann Wolska (FRA)
5. Isaac Carreno Lopez (ESP)
5. Bobby Rich (GBR)
7. Jaime Bertonmeu Lopez (ESP)
7. Edwin Hovanisian (FRA)

Men's 100kg
1. Peter Lomax (GBR)
2. Santyago Diaz Lopez (ESP)
3. Thijs Dekker (NED)
3. Ruslan Zabolotnij (GBR)
5. Kamil Panek (POL)
5. Thierry Rappard (SUI)
7. Simon Childs (GBR)
7. Antonio Silva (POL)

Men's +100kg
1. Loic Bruziaux (FRA)
2. Adrien Pin (FRA)
3. Zviad Tsiklauri (GBR)
3. Jeffrey Van Emden (NED)
5. Wesley Beach (Mountain Home Judo Club)
5. Federico Gonzalez (ESP)
7. John Ellis (GBR)
7. Thomas Turner (GBR)

Women's 48kg
1. Charline Van Snick (BEL)
2. Maria Gomez (ESP)
3. Amelie Roseneu (BEL)
3. Aida Samiento Palao (ESP)
5. Charlotte Farbon (GBR)
5. Vanesa Garcia (ESP)
7. Sarah Hapke (GER)
7. Nerea Sanz Martos (ESP)

Women's 52kg
1. Laura Gomez Ropinton (ESP)
2. Becky Dunning (GBR)
3. Delphin Delsalle (FRA)
3. Nieva Larraya Lopez (ESP)
5. Lotte Dendo (BEL)
5. Caroline Poidras (FRA)
7. Leticia Aguado (ESP)
7. Emily Hickman (GBR)

Women's 57kg
1. Conchi Bellorin (ESP)
2. Ana Ribas (ESP)
3. Gabrielle Deflorenne (FRA)
3. Julia Loselein (GER)
5. Angeles Diaz Cardenas (ESP)
5. Anne Kaetzler (GER)
7. Szaudra Szogedi (GBR)
7. Hanne Van Bossele (BEL)

Women's 63kg
1. Yahaira Aguirre (ESP)
2. Ilaan Korval (FRA)
3. Anne Laure Poli (FRA)
3. Carolina Prats Ortega (ESP)
5. Isabel Puche Palao (ESP)
5. Monika Wozniak (POL)
7. Filipa Almeida (POR)
7. Martyna Trajdos (GER)

Women's 70kg
1. Laure Aerts (BEL)
2. Veronique Diebolt (FRA)
3. Anicka Van Emden (NED)
3. Kelita Zupancic (CAN)
5. Maria Bernabem Avomo (ESP)
5. Gaelle Possamai (FRA)
7. Laura Deria (FRA)
7. Amelie Pinet (FRA)

Women's 78kg
1. Raquel Prieto (ESP)
2. Maike Heinz (GER)
3. Annika Heise (GER)
3. Caroline Kinnane (GBR)
5. Julia Basler (GER)
5. Lindsay Purves (GBR)
7. Ainhoa Toro (ESP)
7. Marta Tort Merino (ESP)

Women's +78kg
1. Karina Bryant (GBR)
2. Alicia Alonso (ESP)
3. Magdalena Koziol (POL)
3. Julia Pfeifer (AUT)
5. Shelley Jackson (GBR)
5. Beatrice Rietz (GER)

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