As some people already asked, yes we will have the option again to do the weigh-in (or height on Saturday evening at the venue. Note that this will only be possible between 16:00 and 19:00. With ~600 participants we are expecting it to be super busy on Sunday morning, so anyone who is capable of doing the weigh-in or height check on Saturday evening, please stop by and avoid the rush on Sunday morning! (Sports venue Fitland Helmond, Scheepsboulevard 2 5705 KZ Helmond, Netherlands)
The end of registration is closing in, you have until Tuesday 16th of January 2018 to register your team and until the 23rd to make changes to the currently registered participants. When the registration has closed our team will work hard to get the draw published on this website, our aim is to have it online on Thursday the 25th of January 2018. Currently we have over 30 teams registered from many different countries The Netherlands, Finland, Norway, Ireland, England, Russia, Italy etc. Many more to follow!
Last year a couple of folks mentioned that they would liked to have seen a bigger change in medal design. The 2017 design was very similar to the 2016 design indeed. So for the 2018 edition of the Open Dutch we had a complete new design developed, which in our opinion looks great. We hope you all agree with us, and we are looking forward to seeing you in less than a month in Helmond! We are ready, are you ready to win one of these new shiny medals? (See below the 2016, 2017 and 2018 medals!)
Every year we have a special price for the winners in each category of the Open Dutch. Last couple of years we had t-shirts with a special design. This year we decided to do something different. We have worked with our sponsor TopTen to design custom open hand gloves. Every 1st place winner in each category will receive a pair. Not limited to just sparring, but also for patterns and power-break! How about that!?
Dear instructors and students,
It is that time of the year again, almost time to register for one of Europe’s best ITF taekwon-do tournaments, the Open Dutch. January the 28th is the date, make sure to put this in your calendars. As mentioned before, we moved the event to our hometown Helmond. Still very close to Eindhoven airport (22 km) though. At the new location we are able to have between 8 and 10 squares, but all of this in a single sports hall. Making it for competitors and coaches a lot easier to see other matches and get the full Open Dutch experience! We have already received various commitments from different countries and teams that they will participate again. We expect a high quality event with once again the best taekwon-doka’s from all over the world. Open Dutch is organized in cooperation with ITF-Netherlands and is part of the Master Series. We will use the electronic scoring system and registration from Sportdata. Visit this website frequently as we will be updating it more regularly the closer we get to the tournament. We just added the invitation to the Invitation & Registration page, but also place it here for your convenience:
- Uitnodiging Nederlands Open Dutch 2018
- Invitation English Open Dutch 2018
- Umpires invitation Open Dutch 2018 (For non-dutch referees and teams!)
- Poster download
Please note that this year, we will have a power-breaking competition as well as an overall sparring class in different divisions. Registration will open up on the 1st of December and we hope to welcome many of you on the 28th of January and are looking forward to a great tournament.