We hope everyone is enjoying their well deserved time off during the holiday season, but some of you may also still be training to prepare for the upcoming Open Dutch! If you haven’t registered yet, make sure to do so before the 17th of January! We hope we will see all of you at the event, and we hope you have a wonderful holiday break and enjoy the time off!
We have just uploaded the DECLARATION OF CONSENT including concussion form to our website. Starting with the Open Dutch 2023, it is now mandatory to fill out this form and bring a printed copy of the form to the verification/weigh-ins! Yes, this applies to everyone who wants to participate, regardless of age. If you are a minor, your parents (or legal guardian) will have to sign the agreement as well.
The Open Dutch is an ITF Taekwon-Do tournament organized by Difesa Sports with Master Willy van de Mortel as the head of the organization. The Open Dutch falls under the umbrella of the Master Series and ITF-Netherlands. In 2023 the Open Dutch will take place on Saturday, January 28th at the Fletcher Wellness Hotel Helmond, Scheepsboulevard 2, 5705 KZ Helmond, The Netherlands.
The tournament is open for youth, juniors, and seniors in the A, B, and C-class for the categories sparring and patterns. Please note, there is no D-Class, and the competition is limited to 700 competitors. For the A-class juniors and seniors, there will also be an overall sparring competition.
Make sure to register as soon as possible to reserve your spot and compete with the very best using the following link! https://www.sportdata.org/taekwondo_itf/set-online/veranstaltung_info_main.php?active_menu=calendar&vernr=360#a_eventhead
All required details around weight and height classes can be found in the invitation below.
For the past couple of years, we have all been frustrated by the fact that many great tournaments/competitions were canceled due to COVID. It seems that things are back to normal again finally. This means that we get to organize the Open Dutch once again, and we hope all of you are just as excited as we are and ready to compete with the best!
At previous editions there were 700+ competitors from more than 19 different countries. The competition will be held in a single large sports center in Difesa Sport’s home town Helmond: Fletcher Wellness Hotel Helmond
We hope to see you all on the 28th of January 2023. The invite is in both English and Dutch, and we will share the link to register via Sportdata closer to the start of the registration itself (November 1st).
Please note, that although we don’t foresee a situation where lockdowns (due to COVID) will happen again, we do urge people to be smart about booking flights and hotels. Please refer to the cancellation process (and potential fees) of the booking agency, hotel, and/or airline.
We are still disappointed that we had to make the decision to cancel the 2022 edition of the Open Dutch. However, we are already planning for 2023. We’ve booked the venue, so we know the date! Let’s hope that by that time the pandemic is under control and things are back to “normal” again. We hope to see all of you on January 28th, 2023 in Helmond.