Our dear Judo friends,
It is with great sadness that we have to decide to cancel the XXII Ben van der Eng Memorial Tournament. The Dutch Health Authority advises us to avoid physical contact, something that is nigh-impossible on a Judo tournament. Apart from that we have had numerous cancellations from participants abroad.
We can not -and indeed, we will not- take responsibility for an outbreak leading back to our tournament, where we host around 1000 people inside a sports venue.
So now what happens?
- We do advise you to cancel your hotel bookings and flights as soon as possible.
- We will restitute your payment for the tournament proper in short term. However we cannot take reponsibility for cancellation costs for hotels and flights and hopefully you will be able to successfully claim with your travel insurance company.
Beng XXII and BackToTexel III
The new date for Beng XXII is next year: April 9, 10 and 11, 2021
But we are not done yet for this year: November 14 and 15, 2020 we will organise BackToTexel III, and you are invited!
[Update 16:00] The Dutch government have called for cancellation of all events with an audience larger than 100.