Availability of hotels near Beverwijk

Reports are coming in that the hotels are running full near Beverwijk. We know that Assumburg Castle is full. Therefore, we now have to urge you to check for other hotels in the area. Click on this link for hotels in the area
A word of advice: Do NOT book through sites like booking.com, hotels.com or trip.com. You will have a more expensive deal for sure. Instead, try to call the hotel you want and book directly with them.

Important note: You can book hotels in Beverwijk, Wijk aan Zee, Heemskerk, IJmuiden, Spaarnwoude, Santpoort or Haarlem. If you can not book in one of these places, then please click here to contact our logistics coordinator. This is extremely important because we may not be able to transport you from other places.


Welcome to the website of the greatest Special Needs Judo tournament on the planet. Due to the enormous success of the previous years we have set up a completely new website, dedicated to the support of our yearly event. We hope this page gives you all the information you need but if you have any questions not addressed here, please do not hesitate to mail our support team.

In 2019, the tournament will take place on April 12-14

The machine is starting up again!

As soon as the tournament is completed, we start meeting again. The previous tournament needs to be evaluated when the whole happening is fresh in our minds. Pages and pages of comments are being compiled, categorised and discussed by the team.
Yesterday, the organisation committee met for the first time after the summer holidays. This is always the official kick off for the 2019 tournament. Many meetings will follow, and our 80-page runbook must be updated. As always there will be many changes- some small, some more dramatic. Of course we will keep everybody up to date through this site, and through our mailings.

From left to right at the table: Jenny Koster (Chief referee), Tycho van der Werff (Technical director), Daan Rootlieb (PR/Media), Piet Vittali (Logistics), Wil Kist-van der Eng (Catering), Michel Posthumus (Tatami speaker), Dennis Sissing (Volunteer coordinator), Mr. Cornelissen (Tatami operations), Henk de Vries (Tournament director, Sponsoring), John Criens (Venue Director)
Not in view:
Bob Lefevere (Taking the picture, Photography, IT and Webmaster)
Christel Mulder (Tournament Administration)
Inger de Vries (Tournament finance and secretary)

Assumburg Castle is filling up!

The management in Assumburg Castle informed us that the castle is stormed.. with bookings, that is. If you want to sleep in the castle for our tournament in april 12-14, then we must urge you to please book as soon as possible!
Please do NOT go to a booking website like booking.com but call the castle:
+31 251 232 288 and please tell them you are booking for the April Judo event.

INVITATION: The Ben van der Eng Memorial Tournament takes place on April 12-14, 2019

Dear Judo friends,

It is a great pleasure to be able to invite you for the great Special Needs Judo tournament in Beverwijk.

The 21st Ben van der Eng Memorial Tournament takes place on April 12, 13 and 14, 2019. Due to the large amount of participants and the fact that we do want divisioning, and we do want to show some educational stuff, in 2018 we were already forced to include the Friday afternoon in our schedule. In 2019, the Friday afternoon is an integral part of the organisation.

Hence, the tournament will be (tentatively) scheduled as follows:

  • Friday april 12 (afternoon): Divisioning and workshops
  • Saturday april 13 (ochtend): Special Needs World Judo Games
  • Saturday april 13 (afternoon): SNWJG Kata
  • Saturday april 13 (evening): Party in Castle Assumburg
  • Sunday april 14: BENG XXI

Another change is a dedicated website for the tournament: http://bengmemorial.com

All information on the tournament can be found at THIS LINK.

Subscription forms can be downloaded HERE.