The 2nd European Deaf Judo Championships are held in the city of Brasschaat mid October 2019. This prominent event is organized by the Belgian Deaf Sport Committee and is sanctioned by the European Deaf Sport Organization.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the staff via firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to be part of this unique sports event and meet other deafies, do not hesistate to contact the staff to join the organization as a volunteer.
Lieven Kind, President
Bart Vermeire, Vice-president
Tanja Taelman, Secretary
Koen Adriaenssens, Transport
Marc Boen, Volunteers
Michel Van Assel, National Judo Coach
Philip Gerrard, EDSO Representative
Damien Antoine, EDSO Judo Technical Director
Herther Loontjes, IJF Head Referee
Denise Baeten, IJF Representative
Lieven Kind, BDSF Deaf Representative
The championships comprise the most prestigious judo competitions for deafies in Europe. In addition to individual weight competitions for both men and women, the championships also include team and kata competitions.
More information about the technical regulations can be found here.
7 weight categories
-60kg, -66kg, -73kg, -81kg, -90kg, -100kg, +100kg
7 weight categories
-48kg, -52kg, -57kg, -63kg, -70kg, -78kg, +78kg
3 weight categories
-73kg, -90kg, +90kg
3 weight categories
-57kg, -70kg, +70kg
No weight or gender limitations
The event is scheduled in the beginning of the picturesque Belgian fall from October 10th to 14th, 2019.
5-6PM Referee Seminar
7-8PM Weighing Individual Competitons
8-9PM 1st Technical Meeting
9AM Opening Ceremony
10AM-5PM Individuals Competitions
6PM Individuals Medal Ceremony
7-8PM Weighing Team Competitons
10-11:30AM Team Competitions
11:30AM Teams Medal Ceremony
1-2:30PM Kata Competition
3PM Kata Medal Ceremony
4PM-5PM 2nd Technical Meeting
A maximum of 2 individuals, teams or couples per country can take part in each weight category. All countries need to register their athletes before September 10th, 2019.
The competitions take place in the beautiful sports arena of Sportoase Elshout in the European municipality of Brasschaat in Flanders, Belgium. The venue breathes sports and friendship and easily accomodates hundreds of spectators during the games.
The championships are held in the sports hall which may host up to 600 spectators and provides 7 dressing rooms and warming up area.
A moment of relaxation can be enjoyed by visiting the swimming pool with wellness zones or having a walk into the surrounding Park of Brasschaat.
Snacks and drinks
A restaurant next to the swimming pool is available on-premise which can easily serve up to 150 persons for a snack, lunch, diner or a drink.
Although Brussels Airport is the most frequently used gateway, Antwerp Airport is the closest. Many low cost airlines however operate via Brussels South Charleroi and Eindhoven Airport.
The closest railway station is Antwerp Central Station. International railways provide a direct link to Antwerp or indirect link via Brussels with the Thalys or Eurostar respectively.
Brasschaat is at the crossroads of several motorways. Take the E17 coming from Ghent, the E19 coming from Brussels, the E34 coming from Eindhoven or the 313 coming from Hasselt.
The championships offer a unique opportunity to meet other deafies and/or judo enthousiasts all over Europe. Athletes can forge an unforgettable experience during this 5 day event while visitors may enjoy the spectacles during the weekend.
Athletes and officials can relax during their stay at the sports hotel on site.
The hotel includes multiple 2 person bedrooms or group bedrooms for maximum 6 persons to spend the night.
The infrastructure provides plenty of opportunities to meet athletes and officials from other countries.
Plenty of social events for athletes and officials are planned in addition to the European Championships.
Bookings for the on site sports hotel services can be made here.
Welcome package including the entry registration fee.
Taxi service from the airport to the hotel and back.
Full board including breakfast, lunch and diner.
Basic, comfort or luxury accomodated rooms.