Matsuru Dutch Open Espoir 2019

On 12 and 13 January 2019 the 43rd edition is taking place. This tournament is for judokas from 12 up to 21 years in three age categories. Mote than 1700 judokas from most European countries and countries like US, New Zealand and Israel take part.

The Espoir Information booklet /
Het Espoir Info boekje 

Poules & Results

Entrance Fees / Toegangsprijzen

Start of the contests: 9:30 am
Entrance fee/ toegangsprijs:

  • 15 years and older: € 7 per day,  € 12 for a 2-day ticket
  • 14 years and younger: € 3,50 per day
  • 14 jaar of jonger en JBN paspoort: gratis!

Check here for details about were to park your car (for free).

Weighing and content times


Venue / Sportshal

Indoor Sports Centre Eindhoven
Bram Venemanlaan 1
Eindhoven, The Netherlands


Mr. Eddy Jongenelen:


We recommend to book rooms at the Van der Valk Hotel Eindhoven. They offer special Espoir tariffs: 1 room for 2/3 persons for €33,50/€28 p.p. (incl. tax, excl. breakfast).
In order to book rooms, send a mail to and provide the promotional code EIN-GF107793. This accommodation is at 10 minutes walking distance from the Sports Centre.


Before, during and after the tournament transfer arrangements can be made. Check for more details.

Training camp

Like previous years, just after the end of the tournament, the International Judo Training Camp is going to be organized in the same venue where the tournament takes place. The camp is aimed at judoka´s who want to improve their overall performance and competition level. Recommended minimum age is 14 years. Check for more details.

Matsuru Dutch Open Espoir 2018

On 13 and 14 Januari 2018, the Southern district of the Dutch Judo Federation organized for the 42nd time the Matsuru Dutch Open Espoir Judo toernooi in Eindhoven.

Pictures of all price winners

Pictures of judokas and volunteers

Click here for the names of all winners

And finally, a 2018 Espoir medal during the night: