Our criteria for endorsement

When looking at our calendar, one can see that it contains “endorsed” tournaments. We do not take this endorsement lightly- we make sure that the tournament organisation adheres to our rules. Also, we do not go looking for tournaments to endorse- if you woud like your tournament to be on our calendar, then please contact and send your tournament details. You may be contacted by one of our staff for more details.

The criteria are not very difficult to follow. As follows:

  • The tournament will adopt the five-class divisioning system as per the SNJU rules.
  • The tournament will adopt a proper divisioning methodology so as to determine the correct division in which a judoka is pooled.
  • The referees are approved as Adapted Judo referees (or similar) in their country of origin.
  • Tatami tables will have coloured markings to as to improve self-reliance of the participating judoka.
  • Matches will be conducted on an official approved Judo tatami of correct contest size, not on the so-called “puzzle mats” as safety is of the utmost importance.
  • Organising body will be a member of SNJU, or is in the process of becoming a member.

The Calendar

SN World Judo Games 2018 @ Sporthal De Walvis
Apr 14 all-day

Ben van der Eng Memorial (BXX Day 2) @ Sporthal De Walvis
Apr 15 all-day
3rd Swiss Special Needs Judo Tournament @ Buchholzhalle
Jun 29 @ 15:30 – Jun 30 @ 18:00
3rd Swiss Special Needs Judo Tournament @ Buchholzhalle | Uster | Zürich | Switzerland

For all information, see the website

Download the application form HERE