The XXII Ben van der Eng Memorial is CANCELLED

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.

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!