Preliminary poules for BENG-XXIII

Saturday April 15

poules SNWJG23 saturday morning 15 april 2023

Sunday April 16

poules BENG23 sunday morning 16 april 2023
poules BENG23 sunday afternoon 16 april 2023

Do you wish to change anything?

This is (usually) possible. But.. please let us know in which poule you would like your judoka to be placed. Contact Tycho van der Werff via and keep in mind: We do not compromise when it comes to safety.

Outlines BENG-XXIII, April 14-16 2023

Last update: Apr 5, 2023 @ 10:16


Sporthal De Walvis, van Loenenlaan 1, 1945 TB Beverwijk. Parking is possible near the venue.


Friday April 14th

  • 13.00              Venue open
  • 14.00              Begin divisioning
  • 14.45              Pause
  • 15.00              Divisioning, continued
  • 15.45              End of divisioning
  • 16.00              Referee regulations with coaches on the tatami. Randori rules clinic by Arjen Noordzy and Jenny Koster
  • 17.00              End

During the whole period judoka present can apply for the weigh-in, next to the main jury table.

Saturday April 15th

  • 08:00               Venue open
  • 08:00-08:30     Weight-in remaining judoka
  • 09:00               Opening
  • 09:02-11:30     SNWJG tournament
  • 11:45               Medal Ceremony
  • Pause
  • 12:45               Opening
  • 12:47               SNWJG Kata Tournament
  • 15:30-16:00     Medal Ceremony
  • 16.30               End

Assumburg Castle

  • 19:00-20:00    Dinner
  • 20:00-22:00    Party with DJ Jurre!

Sunday April 16th

  • 08:00               Venue open
  • 08.45               Briefing referees
  • 09:00-09:20     Warming up
  • 09:20-09:30     Opening
  • 09:30               Start BENG! Judoka below 16 jaar and LADIES 16 and older..
  • 11:45 12.15     Medal ceremony
  • 12:15               Lunch and music, Clubs can pick up lunch packs
  • 12:45               Opening afternon by Mr. Ali Bal, Alderman Sports of the Beverwijk municipality + award ceremony for the Honours Trophy
  • 13:00-13:30     Warming up
  • 13:30               Start BENG! for 16+ GENTLEMEN
  • 15:45               Medal Ceremony
  • 16:30               End


All clubs: Please report to the main jury table on entrance. Payments can be done in cash or by credit card.


  • On Saturday, photography is allowed to take place from the tatami sides.
  • Photographers will not interfere with the matches.
  • On Sunday, the SNJF photography team is active on the tatami. Should you wish to make photos on the tatami too, please ask permission with Bob Lefevere ( but be aware that we do not allow too many photographers on the tatami.
  • Flash photography is NOT allowed.
  • Participation in the tournament is an implicit approval to appear in our media. If you do not agree with this, then you have the opportunity to correct this after publication.

Travel and pickups

Early departure on Sunday

This is a really important matter. Some clubs leave very early on Sunday, and should really be on their way to the airport no later than 16:15. In order to make all this run smoothly, we took the following measures:

  • The Medal Ceremony starts as early as possible on Sunday
  • The judoka of those clubs that need to leave early will me called out first during the ceremony.
  • In turn, we expect those clubs to be ready to leave by the time the bus departs
  • Please, follow the instructions from our drivers!
  • Note that SNJF will not take any responsibility for delays or missed flights.

Flights and shuttle service

  • On arrival, please go to the Burger King on Schiphol Plaza. This is the meeting point.
  • If your flight changes or delays, please inform Piet Vittali
  • When you are being dropped off at your hotel, you agree on a pickup time for the next morning with your driver. Please do not be late, as your shuttle may be gone.



March 21 – International Down Syndrome Day – © Diário de Petropolis

March 21 – International Down Syndrome Day

Athlete overcomes prejudices and has a goal to participate in international tournaments in 2023

Photo:  Personal archive

Elaine Vieira – special for the Diário

This March 21, World Down Syndrome Day, formalized by the United Nations (UN) in 2012, not only celebrates the lives of people who have the syndrome, but also talks about rights, inclusion and the possibility of people with Down being and doing whatever they want. This year’s goal for Matheus Domingues Moreira, 18 years old, is to complete the entire circuit of competitions of the Brazilian Confederation of Inclusive Judô (ABJI) and return to international competitions, especially the 23rd edition of the tournament in Beverwijk, Holland, of Special Needs Judo Foundation and Special Needs World Judo Games.

Down syndrome is a genetic alteration in which the person has three chromosomes in the 21st pair, and not two, as usual. Therefore, the syndrome is also called trisomy of chromosome 21, or simply T21. According to the Ministry of Health, this chromosomal alteration is the most common among people.

The change did not prevent Matheus, with a lot of willpower and encouragement, from getting involved with the sport and becoming a judoka affiliated with the Judo Federation of the State of Rio de Janeiro (FJERJ).

“Her biggest challenge was when, as a baby, she was diagnosed with a heart valve that would not close on its own and would require surgery. But, God reserved for him one of the best medical teams in this matter and everything was resolved. After that, he underwent physiotherapy and, after a while, he began to practice sports in his swimming life”, comments André Moreira, the young man’s father.

Before that, the athlete also took football lessons, a sport he is passionate about and a fan of Fluminense and Barcelona. “However, the football experience was disastrous because Matheus was unable to develop due to prejudice between students and the children’s parents”, says André.

Matheus started practicing judo at age 8. His debut in official competitions was in the 1st Stage of Judo for All in Rio de Janeiro – Breno Viola Trophy in 2014. And since then he has been standing out in more than 40 competitions in municipalities in the states of São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Minas Gerais and Santa Catarina, in addition to the 20th Edition of the tournament in Beverwijk in the Netherlands in 2018.

The athlete was literate at the age of 10. He is currently attending the 9th grade of elementary school at the Fábrica do Saber Municipal School, where he accompanies a regular class. During the week, he also does weight training at the gym.

With the support of the whole family, Matheus’s greatest encouragement comes from his mother, Valéria Domingues, who also practices judo and makes a point of accompanying her son’s training and competitions.

Focused and dedicated, it is in sport that André sees the opportunities for Matheus’ life.” He loves Judo to the point of waking up and asking if it’s training day. In competitions he concentrates on what he’s going to do, he takes it seriously, although he respects it, he doesn’t like defeat and charges himself for it.

The athlete will participate in the 23rd Edition of the Tournament in Beverwijk, Holland, of the Special Needs Judo Foundation and Special Needs World Judo Games, which takes place from April 14th to 16th of this year – specialized competitions for athletes with disabilities. To pay for the trip, the family is running a campaign to sell skipping ropes. To help, just contact the numbers (24) 98869-1208 or (24) 98869-0812. The pix is ​​CPF 125.169.337