We will not let BENG-XXII pass just like that..

We were forced to cancel BENG-XXII but that does not mean we will let the event pass just like that. So we ask you to upload your old photos of BENG in previous years aand see them appear in the slideshow above! So, please start digging in those old memory cards, go to the link below and upload them into the photo website!
Many thanks to David Hodkinson for this nice idea!

For upload, go to this link, drag your pictures into the frame, and put your name and other remarks in the comments after it is done.

Let’s see those pictures!

Welcome to Beverwijk.. next year!

Today, BENG XXII would have started. Around noon, most of our foreign guests walk in to take partin in the divisioning sessions, and referees and coaches look forward to the workshop where we were going to discuss the last modifications to our randori competition system. We would have briefed our volunteers for the last time, and we would have done the final staff meeting. This year, we would have welcomed Americans, Newzealanders and judoka from many more countries to take part in the greatest SN tournament on the planet.. together with our faithful regulars that we are honoured to welcome every year.

It was not to be. BENG XXII was cancelled, but that only means that we will do it again, for BENG XXIIbis will be organised again, next year, on April 9, 10 and 11.

Through this site we will keep you informed, and about September 2020 we will wake up our organisational machine again and you will hear from us. Until that time we say, just like we always did for the last 21 years:

See you in Beverwijk!

Many thanks to our sponsors!

After the unfortunate cancellation of the Ben van der Eng Memorial, we have obviously contacted our sponsors. Their response was, without exception, positive and therefore we are allowed to use this year’s proceeds to organise BENG XXIIbis.

We hereby would like to express our sincere gratitude for this flexibility and we hope to make BENG XXIIbis just as successful as the 2020 event was meant to be.

BENG-XXI has started! Day one is complete!

Sanne Simons – Click the picture for the whole gallery!

The day started at exactly 14:00. Several clubs were already in and started their warming-up which was a good thing because right after a minute of silence for the late German Sensei Kückelhahn our divisioning teachers took off with a fierce hour of Judo! Marvin de La Croes (who doesn’t know him? World youth champion), Dennis Sissing (our volunteers coordinator), Arian Noordzy (Our network man, and himself a high-level kata judoka), Ruud van Zwieten (Dutch champion Ju-nō-kata), Jenny Koster (Our chief referee) and Mark Lubbers (kata judge) took our guests through some exercises so the SNJF people could check whether their divisioning was valid.
After the divisioning, Tycho van der Werff did a short talk on our new pilot project: The randori system, which we will start implementing on Sunday the 14th.

And here are the poules for Saturday and Sunday!

Remember, we still need to do divisioning so this is only preliminary. But of course it helps to have some poules defined already. So here are the poulesheets:

SN World Judo Games 13 april 2019 [pdf].

BENG poules 14 april 2019 [pdf]


If you have any comments, additions and/or questions, then please mail these to tycho@specialneedsjudo.nl before thursday the 11th, and he wil be happy to reply to you.


WJG Kata 2019 tatami 1
WJG Kata 2019 tatami 2
WJG Kata 2019 tatami 3
WJG Kata 2019 tatami 4

Kata Seminar crew

Koen Vermeule and Ruud van Zwieten

And we can now also reveal who will be doing the kata seminar on Saturday April 13. Our two gentle giants Ruud van Zwieten and Koen Vermeule (Dutch national champions 2019) will host a ju-nō-kata seminar!