Today we received the news that former World A referee Mister Rinus Tegelaar from the Netherlands past away after a short sickness.
Rinus was 82 years old and was 7th dan JuJitsu and 7th dan judo.
*** Important news regarding Europeans Adults and Masters 2020 ***
Dear JuJitsu friends,
Last weeks we faced a lot of serious issues with the Covid-19 virus. Many events, in many sports were canceled or postponed.
JJEU and Israeli-an Federation also had to postpone the Europeans Adults. After a lot of communication with the local organizers, the government and other stakeholders we found a new date for the European Championship Adults and Masters.
The new date for this event is set on: 16, 17 and 18 October 2020, Naharia Israel.
*** News update about European Championship Adults and Masters ***
Dear Budo friends,
We are facing serious problems in the world, the Covid-19 virus, also known as Corona already results in the dead of more then 8500 people and more then 200.000 people whit the virus.
JJEU and Israeli-an JuJitsu federation are full aware that European Federations and their athletes, coaches and staff want to know more about the scheduled European Championship Adults and Masters for June 2020. Therefore the last days, JJEU board and Israeli-an JuJitsu federation board had several phone meetings about this event.
JJEU board, Israeli-an JuJitsu Federation, Israel Government, and other local government and direct involved organizations therefore made the next decision:
* The European Championship for Adults and Masters will be postponed. In a few days we will inform you all with the new date, which most likely will be after the Summer Holidays. JJEU will be in coordination with JJIF also about the new date.
For now Ju-Jitsu European Union board have the next message for all of you:
Dear friends, we would like to send e message of support to all those are affected by this situation, our thoughts are with all of you and especially with them who live in the worst hit regions in Europe where this virus caused many very ill people and claimed many lives.
In these challenging times, we need to look after each other, as we are all part of the big Budo family we as JJEU board are sure you will all do what is possible for your close relatives. We there fore whish you all the best, good health, with strong spirit and we hope to see each other soon in better times.
Robert Perc, Rick Frowyn, Michael Korn, Dana Mortelmans and Philipp Merlin
Dear budo friends,
With pain in our hearts, we have to inform you about the cancellation of the Medemblik European Open – Duo Games 2020 event.
After the cancellation of all international events by the JJIF last week, we decided, in close cooperation with the Municipality Medemblik and the JJEU, to continue the European Cup – Duo Games 2020 under a different name, following the advice of the RIVM, Dutch and local Government.
Due to most recent development concerning the spread of COVID-19 in the Netherlands amongst others, our prime minister Mark Rutte announced new precautions on Thursday 12th March 2020 at a press conference. These precautions will apply immediately and will be valid until at least 31st March 2020.
The precautions also affects our sport event. A quote from the precautions:
“Events with over 100 persons will be cancelled”. This also applies to sporting events.
For the organization of the Medemblik European Open Duo-Games 2020, this is a big disappointment, however we have to comply with this measure. In agreement with the Municipality Medemblik, we decided to cancel the event for 2020 fully.
We would advise our athletes, fans and anyone who intended to visit our event, to cancel their reservations as soon as possible. As organization we will refund the registration fees paid as soon as possible.
In April 2021 we will be organizing the next edition of the European Cup – Duo Games with new energy and pride. Of course we hope to welcome you next year!
Update about canceled and postponed events. (07 March 2020)
JJEU and Hungarian Federation canceled the Europa CUP for U12 and U14.
The Hungarian Federation canceled the 3rd Budapest Open.
FFJudo and JJIF postponed Paris Open till after the summer of 2020
Balkan Federation, JJIF and JJEU postponed Balkan Open and World CUP U12/U14 till July 2020.