Pajulahti Games and OESN report

The SNJU would like to congratulate and the thank the host and organisers of this year’s Pajulahti Games / Special Needs Open European Judo Championships which was held in Finland recently.
The event was a huge success with competitors from all over Europe in attendance.

The weekend started on Thursday with the arrival of the many international delegations to the fantastic Pajulahti Paralympic Sports Centre in Lahti, Finland.
Friday was action filled and kicked off with a huge two hour training session with all the athletes, coaches and officials. The tatami was filled with over 200 people enjoying the playful and social gathering of new and old friends. After training everyone returned to the food hall to refuel for the afternoon divisioning session. Lead by the SNJU team of Tycho, James, Tomas and Cecilia, the athletes were grouped in pools of equal abilities/level and again enjoyed another playful two hour training session.
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Time schedule for the Pajulahti Games OESN

Time schedule for the Pajulahti Games / OESN

This is the tentative schedule for the Pajulahti Games to be held in January 2018 in Pajulahti, Finland.

Wednesday Arrival day
Thursday Self made programs for example the Husky Safari
There are also activities in the Pajulahti area.
Friday Morning 09:30 – 11:30 Training with Judo-Games
Friday Afternoon 13:00- 15:30 Time off to walk on the Lake
Friday late Afternoon 16:00- 18:00 Divisioning
Friday Evening 19:30 – 21:30 Education about Refereeing
Saturday Morning Competition
Saturday Afternoon Education (Possible topic Judo & Down Syndrome & other disabilities)
Saturday Night Party/international get together
Sunday Morning Training session
Sunday Departure day

Come to the Pajulahti Games! (updated closure date)

The Judo tournament of the Pajulahti Games 2018 has been awarded the prestigious title of the Open European Special Needs tournament, the great tournament that ran for 5 years in Beverwijk and is now, as we say it, on tour.

The tournament runs from 19-21 January, 2018

Entry form can be downloaded here as well as all the other information.
Please note that the application closure date is December 12th!