Preparations have begun for the Open Dutch 2021 – Saturday 30th of January

We barely wrapped up Open Dutch  2020, but the preparations for the Open Dutch 2021 have already begun. We just secured the location and the date. The location will be the same as the previous editions, again in Helmond. The date is Saturday the 30th of January 2021. Write it down in your agenda. We know some folks are already looking to book a hotel. If you are booking your hotel make sure to use the Accommodations page on this website and use the booking code as that will give you a discount, and it also allows us to track/predict how many people will attend the event.

Saturday 30th of January, 2021. Be there!

Feedback requested!

We feel it was a great edition of the Open Dutch last weekend. But it is very important to understand what you (competitors, coaches, referees, volunteers, spectators) experienced and where you feel we can improve the tournament! We’ve already received some great feedback and some comments on what we can improve, and hopefully, all of you are willing to share your feedback as well. We have created a simply survey form, you can fill it out anonymously if desired. It should only take 5 minutes!

First photos online of Open Dutch 2020! More to come soon!

We’ve spent most of Sunday and Monday sorting through the pictures. We managed to “narrow” it down to about 1200 photos, which are now being uploaded to our Facebook page in batches (upload completed at 14:45!) . Make sure to follow/like our page so you can see the pictures and tag your friends in them. Feel free to share the photos or use them in any shape or form. We expect that the other photographers that were at the event will share them as well in the upcoming days. We will share the links with you when they do!

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The draws are online!

This is the moment many of you have been waiting for probably, the draws are available online! The time table (estimation!) can be found here. As you can see we have a very packed agenda once again, so make sure to listen to the announcers and watch the screens! When your group comes up, please go to the appropriate holding area. We also have schedules and draws available for each team, we would expect the coaches to print these and bring them to the tournament. We described the process in this blog post, and included a map! A couple of other things we want to reiterate:

  • Weigh-in / Measuring starts on Friday at 16:00 until 22:00
  • Weigh-in starts on Saturday at 7:15 until 8:45
  • Umpire meeting starts at 8:15 on Saturday
  • Coach meeting starts at 8:45 on Saturday
  • Competition starts at 9:15 on Saturday

The location is “Scheepsboulevard 2, 5705 KZ, Helmond”. We hope to see everyone this Saturday!

Team/Club payment!

We received a few questions around payment for the tournament for a team/club. The total amount that needs to be paid can be found on Sportdata under “Entries”. If you did not register the required number of referees than the total amount that needs to be paid will include the penalty. If you have not paid yet, please do so as soon as possible.