You are invited for BENG-XXIII

This is an invitation for the twenty-third 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.
The Ben van der Eng Memorial does not select: We accept any handicap whether it is physical or mental. Our 5-grade divisioning system FCS 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.
Do you wish to participate? Then click HERE to download our outlines.
Or, if you feel adventurous and want to download the application form directly, click HERE

And here are the pictures!

We did it again- after three long years of inactivity because of the worldwide pandemic we finally managed to organise our Ben van der Eng Memorial tournament, and what a tournament it was! Guests from England, Wales, Belgium, Israel, USA, Slovenia, Romania, French Polynesia and of course a lot from The Netherlands!

After the pilot of the Randori system in 2019 we finally rolled it out officially, with a 90-second match duration, and to great delight of the competitors. We were also happy to porganise the SNWJG once again, and SNWJG KATA on Saturday afternoon. On Sunday the BENG! tournament exploded, where we celebrate judo and winning comes second.

Below, please find the pictures. there are 476 so reserve some time to have a look. Downloading can be done by clicking ↧ underneath the picture.

In the coming two weeks we publish the aftermovie, and then we fall silent until the next Ben van der Eng Memorial: March 31 – April 2nd, 2023.

Click the picture to view the gallery

Assumburg Castle is BOOKED FULL. Here are alternatives.

Assumburg Castle has been booked FULL. Only small groups may be able to book in the castle. This article provides some alternatives.
Even though the Castle is booked full, please ONLY book your hotel in the following places:

  • IJmuiden (Harbour town)
  • Wijk aan Zee (Seaside, beaches close)
  • Beverwijk
  • Spaarnwoude
  • Heemskerk

Of course, if you have transportation of your own, please feel free to book anywhere you like.

If you want to book a hotel in another place and you need to use our shuttle service, please discuss this FIRST with our Logistics Coordinator: logistics@specialneedsjudo.nl

TIP1: CALL the hotel rather than trying to book on their site.

TIP2: Whatever you do, make sure you have a cancellation insurance policy. We live in uncertain times and it may save you a lot of money.

Now, here are some hotel suggestions:

Fletcher Hotel Spaarnwoude

Fletcher Hotel Wijk aan Zee

Use these search options in Google Maps:

  • “Hotels near wijk aan Zee”
  • “Hotels near Beverwijk” 
  • “Hotels near IJmuiden”