USIST is held held over the course of a weekend.
The main event is Saturday, followed by a night out and sleeping on the mats Saturday night.
This is an estimated timetable and, like any Judo event in the UK(!), subject to change.
You could read that as "this timetable is meaningless!". We'll try to keep this up to date as plans progress and the event unfolds.
If anyone wants to help move mats about on Friday evening / Sunday morning, you'd be VERY welcome!
19:00 - 22:00 Reception and Registration of Teams and Competitors
21:30 - 22:30 Weighing In After Registration
20:30 - 23:00 Welcome Drink at a pub (which pub TBC, watch this space)
23:00 - 00:00 Bedtime (in Goodwin Sports Centre)
07:30 - 08:30 Reception and Registration for those not arriving Friday
08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast
08:00 - 09:00 Weighing In - After Registration
09:00 - 09:30 Opening the event - all teams on the mat in Gis
09:30 - 15:00 Pools and First Round Knockouts
15:30 - 16:30 Repechages, Semi-finals, and Final
17:00 Medal and Prize-giving Ceremony - all teams on the mat in Gis
18:00 - 1900 Food
19:00 - 23:00 Pub & Boatrace
23:00 Club Night
09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast
Train to Sheffield train station, then either taxi to Sport Sheffield or get a tram from outside the station.
Head for the Sheffield uni tram stop.
Trams leave the train station fairly regularly (stay on side of tracks nearest train station) or head in to town an get a tram from there.
If coming from train station you want blue tram bound for Malin Bridge (get off at the uni tram stop). If you've walked to town then blue tram to Malin bridge or yellow heading to Middlewood.
From the uni tram stop (not Sheffield Hallam stop) head up the hill past the students union, then past the childrens hospital on left. A bit further on take a right turn onto Northumberland Road. Goodwin Sports Centre will be on your right.
Parking details TBC
Parking details TBC
USIST 2020 IS CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS CONCERNS.
University of Sheffield International Student Teams is an event that has been held annually by SUJC since 1998, which usually takes place between February/March. We play host to university judo teams from all over the country, and several from abroad – past guests have included universities from Germany and Holland. Teams consist of six judoka, comprising four male and two female competitors, and we usually receive entry forms for at least twenty teams, making USIST one of the biggest competitions of its kind in the UK. Maybe even THE biggest!
The teams participating in the competition usually represent a wide range of levels, which makes it a worthwhile and enjoyable event for everyone. It also offers the opportunity to compete against judoka from abroad, which many participants may not have experienced before. Accommodation and catering is provided at the venue, which makes the event accessible to those even a long distance from Sheffield.
Aside from the prospect of being able to experience some truly high-quality judo, the event also provides the opportunity to enjoy our sport on a more social level. With this in mind, the programme for the weekend will include an evening of socialising, to unwind and relax after a hard day's competition. This is an excellent opportunity to forge friendships and strengthen links between university clubs, and lay the foundations for future competitions and social interaction.
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