Locals collect gold at BJJ Australian Open

There was plenty of gruelling action for fans and competitors at the BJJ Open last weekend at Byron Bay’s Cavanbah Centre.

The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Australian Open 2020 was held at the Cavanbah Centre in Byron Bay last Sunday and featured 250 competitors across all ages and from around the world.

‘It was a fantastic day that brought some great results for Byron’s competitors,’ organiser Raz Harel said.

Besides attracting competitors from across Australia, they also came from around the world, including New Zealand, Brazil, Kuwait, South Africa, Mexico, Samoa, Sierra Leone, Uruguay and Sweden.

Competitors were male and female and ages ranged from six-years-old to adults.

Highlights for Byron Bay athletes included a string of gold medals for: Pan Pacific champion Chilli Harel in the 15-years division, Sunny Dufner in the 11-years division, his sister Tilly Dufner in the eight-years division, Nathan Gould in the adult white-belt division, and Tima El Abdaloui in the adult white-belt female division.

Locals also collected plenty of silver and bronze medals.

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