We have just passed 100 registered competitors for the Open Dutch 2020. Not only that but we also already have competitors from over 10 different countries registered:
We will keep you updated as the registration count goes up, as we have a limit of 700 competitors in place, and we want to make sure everyone who wants to participate is well informed. However, if you want a guarantee, register before we get close to the limit!
Some of the hotels are fully booked right now, and we also received some questions and feedback about the cost of the hotel. We looked at the options offered, and we realize that this may not have been clear to everyone, so we figured we would do a short post highlighting something.
Now, if you occupy the twin room with 2 people the price per person is only 37.50 per night. If you book a triple or quatro and share the room with 3 or 4 people the room price per night drops to 33,- and 27.75 respectively. These are by far the cheapest options available in the area, and we feel it is very reasonably priced for the value they offer. So if you are still looking for a hotel, take a look at Best Western Hotel Nobis or Hotel Plein Vijf!
Registration for the Open Dutch 2020 will open tomorrow, November the 1st. We would like to point out that we are limiting the competition to a maximum of 700 participants, after which registration will be closed. So don’t wait until the very last minute, as you may miss out. Also, registration is only open for A, B and C class for both Sparring and Patterns. In other words, there is no D-class!
As we said in a previous blog, we hope that this makes it clear to everyone that it is extremely important to register early. If you wait until the last day then chances are the competition is full. We have decided to only open up the competition to A, B, and C-class so that it will hopefully offer space for everyone. You may wonder why we made this decision, from the very first edition it was always our goal to have a high-quality taekwon-do tournament in Europe with global top competitors. We feel it is fair to say that we have achieved this goal, but in order to ensure quality, we need to limit quantity. Hence we decided to focus on A, B, and C-class and put a limit in place.
Recently the hotel which is located right above the sports venue has changed owners. It was called City Resort Hotel Helmond, it is now owned by the Fletcher group and is called Wellness-Hotel Helmond. If you booked a room then be assured that nothing will change, the rate will stay the same and your reservation is still valid. We are sharing this so that people don’t get confused when visiting their website. The hotel’s website is now: https://www.wellnesshotelhelmond.nl/.
Please note, the hotel is officially sold out for Friday to Saturday. Other hotel options are listed on our accommodations page. We are going full steam ahead with the preparations, hope to see you all 25th of January 2020.
We just received a great video of the Open Dutch 2019 edition, great work by Pieter Dillen and Gytis Kazlauskas. Thanks guys, for the hard work and we hope to share many more exciting clips in the up months through our social channels, mainly instagram, if you aren’t following us yet, make sure you do!