Three weeks to go before the application closes!

Exactly three weeks to go before we close the subscription period on March 8, and Beverwijk 2020 promises to be a big party again! Assumburg Castle reports they are almost full, so if you intnd to sleep there then please be quick! If you do not succeed in booking a room in the tournament headquarters, then click here for other hotels near Beverwijk but please be aware that we can only offer a shuttle service in Beverwijk, Heemskerk, Wijk aan See, IJmuiden and Spaarnwoude.

More information

This year, we have chosen to supply you with an outline document, like all the great Judo tournaments in this world. All the information should be in there but of course, if you have any questions, you can always mail our tournament control team: woc@specialneedsjudo.nl

The outline document can be downloaded here.

In the outline document is a link to the application form. However if you wish to download the form directly, you can do so through this link.

Subscription period closes 8th of March

A Friendly reminder: We still accept applications for the great Beverwijk tournament!

A FRIENDLY REMINDER

11 weeks to go, and so here is a friendly reminder: If you want to apply for the twenty-second edition of our great tournament in Beverwijk, on April 3-5, 2020 then please do so before March 8th. We are honoured and proud to be able to invite you, our guests, for this tournament that since its inception in 1998 has become the greatest in the world for judoka with a disability.

The Ben van der Eng Memorial does not select: We accept any handicap whether it is physical or mental. Our 5-grade divisioning system is capable of handling anything from the most accomplished judoka to the most severely disabled ones.

Indeed our Sunday tournament is, we can proudly say, the greatest Judo party in the world whereas the more “serious” Saturday hosts the Special Needs World Judo Games for Shiai and Kata.

More information

This year, we have chosen to supply you with an outline document, like all the great Judo tournaments in this world. All the information should be in there but of course, if you have any questions, you can always mail our tournament control team: woc@specialneedsjudo.nl

The outline document can be downloaded here.

In the outline document is a link to the application form. However if you wish to download the form directly, you can do so through this link.

Subscription period closes 8th of March

BENG-2020: Assumburg Castle is slowly being booked..

We are getting signals that Assumburg Castle is slowly being booked. So if you want to be sure of a stay in the Castle, you should book as early as possible!
One friendly advice: DO NOT book through intermediate sites like booking.com. You will not get a fair price. Instead, call the castle itself, on +31 251 232 288, and make sure to tell them you are booking for the great Beverwijk Judo tournament in April.
If you did not yet see the tournament outlines: They can be downloaded through this link.
The application form can be downloaded from the outlines, but also through this link.

See you in Beverwijk!

Invitation for Beverwijk 2020, April 3-5, 2020

I N V I T A T I O N


This is an invitation for the twenty-second edition of our great tournament in Beverwijk, on April 3-5, 2020. We are honoured and proud to be able to invite you, our guests, for this tournament that since its inception in 1998 has become the greatest in the world for judoka with a disability.

The Ben van der Eng Memorial does not select: We accept any handicap whether it is physical or mental. Our 5-grade divisioning system is capable of handling anything from the most accomplished judoka to the most severely disabled ones.

Indeed our Sunday tournament is, we can proudly say, the greatest Judo party in the world whereas the more “serious” Saturday hosts the Special Needs World Judo Games for Shiai and Kata.

More information

This year, we have chosen to supply you with an outline document, like all the great Judo tournaments in this world. All the information should be in there but of course, if you have any questions, you can always mail our tournament control team: woc@specialneedsjudo.nl

The outline document can be downloaded here.

In the outline document is a link to the application form. However if you wish to download the form directly, you can do so through this link.

SC14 – Ben van der Eng Memorial day 3, the pictures!

Chief Referee Jenny and Cees Roest, partying! Click the picture to see the whole gallery!

It is The Day After and the BENG team is winding down from three days of tournament.. but still busy. One of the things completed is the processing of the tens of thousands (!) of pictures taken into galleries that can be watched by YOU. Just for statistics sake: Friday we took a mere 2500 pictures. Saturday 17.419 and Sunday our media team made slightly over 8000 pictures. That is apart from the annoying little camera on the tripod that raked in a staggering 28.881 HD pictures. Anyway! Click on the picture, and you will be brought to our photo website.

Medal Ceremony Pictures

Tycho and Sanne with her Ben van der Eng Memorial Award. Click the picture for the medal ceremony pictures!

This year, SNJF have awarded the Ben van der Eng Memorial Award (Or: Judoka of the Year) to Sanne Simons! The award is given to the udoka who works hard, takes part in lots of activities and is an example for her environment, and Sanne fits the bill perfectly!

SD13 – Special Needs World Judo Games and SNWJG Kata

A level-3 match in full swing. Click the picture to see the full gallery!

A long day, this Saturday. Morning starts with the Special Needs World Judo Games, the shiai for levels 1-3. Although we had some software trouble in the beginning of the morning, we got on top of those and we can look back on a flawless tournament and we hope with happy participants!

Kata in the afternoon!

The afternoon was for the kata people among us- we have seen many great performances and the opinion here is that the level is rising every year! The kata tournament ended with a fun ju-nō-kata workshop by Ruud van Zwieten and Koen Vermeule, the current Dutch champions, and after that we saw three versions of koshiki-nō-kata: First a regular performance by Tomas Rundqvist and Tycho van der Werff, second one by Cees Roest (sitting on the ground) and Janienke Roelfzema, and the last was a performance by Tycho van der Werff and Danny Hoogetoorn (sitting in a wheelchair). All three (but especially the last two) demonstrated that nothing is impossible with some creativity and above all a lot of persistence!

Medal ceremonies

Click on the picture for all the medal ceremony pictures

While we tried to take pictures of each and every one of the pools, we may have missed some.

Afterparty!

While this is written, downstairs in Assumburg Castle the Saturday Afterparty is raging! Check our Instagram account @SNJUDONL for pictures and video!