On this page you can download the various documents for the BENG tournament.
IMPORTANT: download this sheet and complete it as best as you can. Only applications through this form are accepted. Then mail it to email@example.com
First of all, you may have noticed something went wrong yesterday when we issued our invitation. Part of the message became gibberish and unreadable.
Our apologies for this- however today’s message should arrive properly.
Update 20211021/1550 Added subscription closure date
Update 20211021/1949 Aligned prices spreadsheet/outlines
This is an invitation for the twenty-second edition of our great tournament in Beverwijk. 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.
We had to cancel our tournament for two consecutive years, but as you can see: we are excited to organise the tournament for the twenty-second time!
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’s BENG! 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.
Eligible for our tournaments are all judoka with either physical or mental disability. According to the divisioning rules set out in the Special Needs Judo rulebook, they will be categorised in one of the five competition categories.
Please note: Judoka are categorised on Judo capability and emphatically not by handicap.
The competition rules can be downloaded through this link.
The document also shows the criteria for divisioning. If you are in doubt about a judoka’s division, you can send a short video of the judoka in action (randori) showing some basic techniques to Tycho van der Werff, our technical director, and we will make a preliminary assessment based on that footage.
However in such a case we do recommend strongly to also attend the divisioning workshop on Friday, April 1st.
This is only an overview. More detailed planning will follow as it materialises, and you will receive a more detailed schedule in the beginning of March if you signed up as participant.
Matches are performed in a more informal entourage where supporters are allowed around the competition area. We continue the trial we did in 2019 whereby we utilised the new “randori” set of rules for certain participants.
We will keep a separate link on our website with the COVID-19 measures of the Dutch government. In general, the measures as per October 1st 2021 will be:
For guests above 13 years old from inside the EU, you will have to show either:
Guests above 13 from outside the EU must be able to show:
We must be very clear on this: We cannot allow people inside without the above. Both rules and penalties imposed by the Dutch government are extremely strict.
You can find general information through the link below. Please check whether it is allowed to travel to The Netherlands from your country.
Please do read these pages very carefully.
We will publish any significant change to the measures on our webpage.
|Sporthal De Walvis
Van Loenenlaan 1
1945 ZH Beverwijk
First of all: You will have to arrange your hotel yourself.
Our main hotel is the StayOkay Assumburg, the renaissance castle that is also the headquarters for our organisation staff. They also reserve places for our guests but you need to book early: very often, the castle is already booked full in January!
As for other hotels, we do not recommend or endorse any but you must be aware that we can only offer a shuttle service for hotels in the following places:
Should you book in another place than the above then please note that we probably cannot offer shuttle transport for you. In case of doubt, please contact our logistics coordinator.
NOTE: We are living in troubled times, and there is no predicting what will happen next year and what the Dutch government measures will be. Therefore we must strongly advise you to book a cancellation insurance for your trip and for the hotel.
Our shuttle service will bring you only:
The shuttle service runs in the following time windows:
When booking your flight, please take the above time windows in consideration. Contrary to previous years, we will not pick you up in the middle of the night.
The costs for the shuttle service are 10,- per person, which will pay for your transport during the whole weekend.
Schiphol Airport is one of the busiest airports in Europe, and there are daily inbound flights from just about everywhere.
From Schiphol, you can take our shuttle service, a taxi or the train.
DO NOT fly in though Rotterdam Airport or Eindhoven Airport. Besides the fact that we cannot pick you up through the shuttle service, these airports are also very far from Beverwijk, and train travel is expensive.
For our guests coming from Northern England: The DFDS ferry terminal (Newcastle-IJmuiden) is very close to De Walvis. But, please note its arrival time of about 10:00 in the morning so you might want to come in on Friday!
The nearby city of Wijk aan Zee is a great beach, where you can do blokarting, kite- and windsurfing, visit one of the trendy beach restaurants or a World War II nazi submarine bunker.
And of course, the city of Amsterdam is only a train ride away!
First of all, you can download the application form THROUGH THIS LINK.
Then, complete the form as thoroughly as possible. We have experienced nasty misunderstandings and disappointments in the past due to incomplete information. Therefore, take your time and read carefully. The amount due will show up in the “YOUR INVOICE” bit.
Then, send the form to firstname.lastname@example.org
|Special Needs World Judo Games||EUR 10,- per judoka|
|Special Needs World Judo Games KATA||EUR 15,- per katateam|
|BENG!||EUR 7,50 per judoka|
|Prices are including lunch package and t-shirt|
|IBAN: NL42 ABNA 0504 1510 96 for attention of Special Needs Judo Foundation
ABN AMRO Bank N.V.
At the tournament, you can pay either cash, or use credit- or debit cards. All major cards are accepted.
You will receive a confirmation email, and you will be put on our PARTICIPANTS mailing list. From time to time you will receive updates about the tournament. Mid-march you will receive our Extended Outlines, with the detailed schedule in it, and some more information that has not been decided at this moment.
At the Special Needs Judo Union (the SNJF sister organisation), two board members have left. In response to this, SNJU have decided to change their course, and to operate completely on non-profit principles. The link below shows the SNJU statement.
This is a presentation by Tycho before a group of Special Needs Judo teachers in the judo 3.0 Seminar in Zagreb, May 2021. We are publishing this because coming Sunday the 5th of September, Tycho will give another presentation, this time about adapted kata and we will publish that video too when it becomes available.
This video shows how to make use of ushiro-ukemi to help handicapped judoka become familiar with the judo lessons.
UCF (the University of Central Florida) have confirmed what we really already knew: Judo may help people with ASD to function better in society. Read their article here!