Rome open June 2013
Gold -76kg blue belt (5 matches, 5 subs)
Pat lost out in the second round to the ultimate finalist, look of the draw sometimes as to whether or not you get in the medals.
Lost on advantages in the absolute to Lee Renault, despite him being current European champion I under estimated him because I beat him easily about 12 months previous. I just about fluffed my shot and then it was very similar to my match in Abu Dhabi, frustrating style to go against but I learnt a lot and my guard certainly improved. Funny that you learn the most from the ones you lose…