Mark your calendars, the open-dutch 2019 edition will be held on Saturday 26th of January. The 2018 edition was great, but some feedback we received from our competitors outside of the Netherlands was that Saturday would be easier. Considering it is our aim to organize a tournament with the top European competitors we decided to move the tournament from Sunday to Saturday to accommodate people from outside of the Netherlands. We hope this will result in an ever better and bigger tournament! We will start prepping in the upcoming months, so expect regular updates on this website!
There were various photographers at the Open-Dutch. The first batch of pictures has just been posted on our facebook page. Make sure to like/follow our page for updates. Tag yourself in the pictures, and if you like to use them for social media purposes then feel free to do so.
- Pictures on Open Dutch Facebook page by Duncan Epping
- Pictures on Flickr by Jurgen Spierings
- Pictures on TKD.Photos Facebook page by Jos Klijn
- Pictures on Team Carvalho Sports Facebook page
- Pictures on marco-fotografie.jouwweb.nl by Marco van den Bosch
Want to know who you are going up against and what your group looks like? Well then it is your lucky day, last night we placed the draws online. So go to the following Sportsdata page to find your group and the associated draw: https://www.sportdata.org/taekwondo_itf/set-online/veranstaltung_info_main.php?active_menu=calendar&vernr=77&ver_info_action=catauslist#a_eventheadend
We would also like to ask the coaches to instruct their competitors to pay attention to the schedule, with over 600 competitors we don’t have the luxury of waiting for competitors to show up, so please make sure to be at the ring on time to compete!
On Saturday there will be the option to weigh in (and height check) for those who are already in the area. We would recommend everyone who can to do this as it will help decrease the load/rush on Sunday. The weigh in is in the venue itself in a room called “Kubuszaal”. It is open from 16:00 until 19:00. With over 600 participants it will be crucial to get many of you done on Saturday.
If you come by car, there’s the option to park the car right under the venue. The parking garage, normally paid parking, will be open for Open Dutch visitors and will be free of charge. If the parking is full, please use the Food Tech Brainport parking, this will also be open for Open Dutch visitors and free of charge. There will be signs guiding you to the location, but just in case: drive past the Food Tech Brainport building and take the first road to the left!
See you Sunday,