Dear Judo friends,

With great sadness we've had to cancel the 2022 version of USIST.

We can only apologise to those who had entered, your refunds will be processed as soon as possible.

Hopefully we'll see you in 2023 instead.

Sheffield uni Judo.

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2017 was the 20th year of USIST running


  Gold Silver Bronze Bronze Throw of the day - men Throw of the day - women # Teams
2022 TBC!
2021 No event
2020 No event
2019 Matterkloppes A Aachen A Munster A Matterkloppers C Pin Snippe (Matterkloppers B) Viola Haupt (Munster A) 21
2018 Groningen A Radboud Munster B (Lost to Gronigen A) Munster A (Lost to Radboud) Thomas Gerhmann (Aachen C) Josine van Eck (Gronigen B) 23
2017 Radboud (NLD) Aachen A (DEU) Muenster A (DEU)   Edinburgh A Ulrich Heselhaus (Muenster) Sophie Gatenby (Northumbria) 24
2016 Groningen A (NLD) Groningen B (NLD) Muenster A (DEU)  Edinburgh A Michael MacLennan (Edinburgh) Clare Rimicans (Strathclyde) 22
2015 Muenster A (DEU)   Manchester A  Sheffield A Edinburgh A      
2014 Muenster A (DEU)  Warwick A Sheffield A Edinburgh A Erik Janen (Muenster A) Amy Dougan (UWS)  
2013 Birmingham  Edinburgh Muenster (DEU)        
2012 Muenster (DEU)            
2011 Munster  (DEU)           25
2010 London A Warwick A Sheffield A Aberystwyth      
2009 Muenster A Munster B Manchester A  Warwick A  Matthew Clempner (Manchester A)  Daniela Kabbeck (Muenster)  23
2008 Muenster A (DEU) London A     Sheffield  Ben George (Sheffield)    
2007 Muenster A London A  Cambridge A  Oxford   Rahul Bose Gemma Edwards (Sheffield)  
2006 London A Muenster  Manchester  Royal Netherlands Naval College (NLD)  Archi Shrimpton (Sheffield)  Noortje Ten Broehe   
2005 Muenster A (DEU)  Leuven (BEL)  London  Loughborough  Ted Lessaware (Sheffield)  Ameline Gerbel (Loughborough)   
2004 Muenster A (DEU)  Muenster B (DEU)   Sheffield A  Loughborough  James Hornsby (Sheffeld)  Steffanie Wernelt (Muenster)   
2003 Birmingham Muenster (DEU)  Sheffield A  Sheffield B       
2002 Muenster (DEU) Leuven (BEL)  Sheffield A  Hertfordshire       
2001 Muenster (DEU) Hertfordshire  Sheffield A  Royal Naval Institute (NLD)      
2000 Muenster (DEU) Sheffield A  Brussells (BEL)   Hertfordshire Michael Lindemann (Muenster)     
1999 Hertfordshire Leuven (BEL)  Hull  Stratfordshire       
1998 Sheffield A Leuven (BEL)  Hertfordshire  Durham      

Format of competition 

Teams of 6 players
Men: 1 x Under 73kg; 1 x Under 81; 1 x Under 90kg; 1 x Over 90kg.
Women: 1 x Under 63kg; 1 x Over 63kg.

Weigh in

Weigh in is on the day of the competition (19th Mar) at approx. 8:30am.
Whole team should weigh in together.
Players can fight one weight category above their normal category.
Players may only fight for the team they weighed in with, i.e. if team A is knocked out, the players from that team cannot then fight for team B.


This is a student event.
Universities are allowed to bring as many teams as they wish, as well as reserve competitors.
Each team should correspond to an individual institution.
There is no grade restriction on this event.
Reserves may fight in their category, or the one above.

Contest rules

The competition will be fought under BJA modified version of IJF rules.
All players should wear a clean white judogi and teams should provide their own blue and white belts.
All contests will be 4 minutes duration for both men and women (time may be reduced if we have a big entry).
Reserves may compete in the weight group they weighed in as or one higher.
This is a Student event, only students may enter.
Each team should represent an institution
Reserves must be entered and weighed-in along with the team (must be on team list)
No point scoring

Additional notes

Tournament director decision is final on all matters.
This is not a promotion (dan grade) point scoring competition for British players.

What will USIST cost to enter?

Each team costs £95, with no other costs as we are not running our usual food + accommodation services.

Registration process

  • The registration process must be completed once for each team
  • When asked how many you are registering, include players, reserves.


If you have issues registering online (above), please send us an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or contact our facebook page

USIST is usually held held over the course of a weekend. This time it will be a one-day event


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 Saturday morning/evening, you'd be VERY welcome!


08:30 - 09:30 Weighing In + 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
Clubs are welcome to join the University of Sheffield Judo Club as we go out for socials after the tournament.