Organization

European
Championships

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.

Partners

Staff

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the staff via judo@deafsport.be.

Volunteers

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.

Organization Committee

Lieven Kind, President
Bart Vermeire, Vice-president
Denise Baeten, Secretary
Koen Adriaenssens, Transport
Pascal Giovannardi, Volunteers
Michel Van Assel, National Judo Coach

Technical Committee

Philip Gerrard, EDSO Representative
Damien Antoine, EDSO Judo Technical Director
Herther Loontjes, IJF Head Referee
Denise Baeten, IJF Representative
Lieven Kind, BDSF Deaf Representative

Sponsors

Athletes

Judo
Deafsport

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.

Competitions

More information about the technical regulations can be found here.

Men Individuals

7 weight categories
-60kg, -66kg, -73kg, -81kg, -90kg, -100kg, +100kg

Women Individuals

7 weight categories
-48kg, -52kg, -57kg, -63kg, -70kg, -78kg, +78kg

Men Teams

3 weight categories
-73kg, -90kg, +90kg

Women Teams

3 weight categories
-57kg, -70kg, +70kg

Kata

Nage-no-kata
No weight or gender limitations

Program

The event is scheduled in the beginning of the picturesque Belgian fall from October 10th to 14th, 2019.

11

Friday

5-6PM Referee Seminar
7-8PM Weighing Individual Competitons
8-9PM 1st Technical Meeting

12

Saturday

9AM Opening Ceremony
10AM-5PM Individuals Competitions
6PM Individuals Medal Ceremony
7-8PM Weighing Team Competitons

13

Sunday

10-11:30AM Team Competitions
11:30AM Teams Medal Ceremony
1-2:30PM Kata Competition
3PM Kata Medal Ceremony
4PM-5PM 2nd Technical Meeting
5PM Banquet

Registration

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.

Armenia

Belarus

Belgium

Bulgaria

France

Georgia

Germany

Greece

Italy

Poland

Portugal

Russia

Switzerland

Netherlands

Turkey

Ukraine

Venue

Brasschaat
Belgium

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.

Location

Sportoase Elshout
Zwembadweg 7
2930 Brasschaat

Activities

Competition

The championships are held in the sports hall which may host up to 600 spectators and provides 7 dressing rooms and warming up area.

Recreation

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.

Accessibility

By plain

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.

By train

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.

By car

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.

Participation

Engage!

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.

Accomodation

Athletes and officials can relax during their stay at the sports hotel on site.

Sleep

The hotel includes multiple 2 person bedrooms or group bedrooms for maximum 6 persons to spend the night.

Meet

The infrastructure provides plenty of opportunities to meet athletes and officials from other countries.

Greet

Plenty of social events for athletes and officials are planned in addition to the European Championships.

Reservations

Bookings for the on site sports hotel services can be made here.

Entry

Welcome package including the entry registration fee.

Transport

Taxi service from the airport to the hotel and back.

Meals

Full board including breakfast, lunch and diner.

Bedroom

Basic, comfort or luxury accomodated rooms.

Promotion

All deafies and/or sports enthousiasts are very much encouraged to spread the word on Facebook and beyond.

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