*** Canceled: European DUO Games ***

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!

On behalf of the Local Organization team, Marcel Kouwenberg and Robert Takken.