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Event Information

2020 Pacific International Judo Championships

2020 Pacific International Judo Championships

Richmond, British Columbia
March 13-15th, 2020

The Steveston Judo Club and Judo BC cordially invite Judokas to participate in the 35th Annual Pacific
International Invitational Judo Tournament. We are excited to be hosting a team from Tokai University.
This tournament is a Judo Canada Regional Points Tournament and a selection tournament for BC
athletes wishing to participate in the 2020 Canadian Open Nationals.


Executive Airport Plaza Hotel
7311 Westminster Highway, RICHMOND, BC V6X 1A3 Toll-free: 1-800-663-2878

Please book no later than February 12th and quote “Pacific International Judo
Tournament” to receive preferential rates: Prices below are approximate, confirm with hotel.

Plaza /Courtyard Room $145/night + taxes & fees
One Bedroom Condo Suite $169/night + taxes & fees
Two Bedroom Condo Suite $199/night + taxes & fees

Please note athletes can only compete in one category per day, unless the 2nd category is Kata or
Ne- Waza.

Friday March 13th
6:00 pm Unofficial weigh in on official scales
7:00 pm Accreditation & official weigh in for U14, U18 & U21
7:00 pm Referee & Coaches Meeting
9:00 pm Weigh in closes

Saturday, March 14th
8:00 am Kata Competition
8:30 am Referee meeting
~10:00 am U14, Ne waza, U18 & U21
4:00 pm Unofficial weigh in on official scales
5:00 pm Accreditation & official weigh in for
U16 & Seniors
7:00 pm Weigh in closes

Sunday, March 15th
8:30 am Referee meeting
9:00 am U14 Team, U16 & Seniors
~5:00 pm Team Competition ends

The last event will be Senior Mixed Team Competition (pending sufficient participation).

Judo Canada Early Bloomer Rules 2019-2020 will apply. 2007 entering U16 or 2006 entering U18 who qualify as an “Early Bloomer” must submit the Early Bloomer waiver, signed by a parent and coach, meet Judo Canada’s Early Bloomer requirements and have the approval of Judo Canada. To download a copy of the Early Bloomer Waiver please see the additional downloads section on this page. To get approval by Judo Canada, please have your coach or the Provincial Head coach to make the request with Canada.

The completed “Early Bloomer” waiver must be emailed to Lorna Nakajima – registrar@stevestonjudo.org by March 7, 2020


Cancellation of Pacific International
It is with regret we have decided to cancel the event this year.

We have taken many perspective including Judo Canada and Judo BC. We feel it is in the best interest of athletes and all officials and the community.

Yours truly,

Alan Sakai
On behalf of the organizing committee


Entry Fee Refunds
We kindly ask that participants hold off on emailing or calling regarding entry fee refunds until we have had a chance to determine the financial impact of cancelling at the last minute will have on Steveston Judo Club and Judo BC, both not-for-profit member based associations.

Judo BC


At this point there are over 121,000 cases worldwide, 4,373 deaths and over 65,000 recovered.

Some European countries and the US have had increased new cases in the last week. The US presently does not have any restrictions. There is a link below to the latest numbers and locations in the US of cases. Many competition and training opportunities are to be evaluated on a case by case basis and in consultation with the CMO’s listed below.

LiveScience: Coronavirus in USA

Cancellation of events are multi factorial and not necessarily related to COVID-19 medical precautions. The WHO will be publishing recommendations for mass events shortly and we will update as this is released.

WHO, IOC and IPC are all emphasizing that the games are still on schedule and they are working with IFs on any affected qualification routes and impacted test events.

In Canada the numbers remain small at 93 cases and one death. The risk level remains low and no specific measures for travel, participation in sporting events or training are in place. While a COVID-19 outbreak is not unexpected in Canada, our public health system is prepared to respond. PHAC, along with provincial, territorial and community partners, continues to reassess the public health risk, based on the best available evidence as the situation evolves.
Read more


Covid - 19 Update
March 10 Update. 2020 Pacific International Judo Tournament, Richmond, BC

RE: Covid 19 and Health protocols at 2020 Pacific International Judo Tournament

We are in regular contact with our local government officials, Judo Canada and Judo BC.

The message from the City is that there is no reason for municipalities to engage their municipal emergency responses or networks. The virus is not circulating in the community and all is as we expected.

The Oval is putting up more hand sanitizer stations and promoting the Vancouver Coastal Health protocols for handwashing and prevention. We ask that all participants follow the protocols listed below. You can go to the Vancouver Coastal Health website for more information.

If there are any updates we will be sure to let you know, as soon as we are informed.

A. Sakai,
On behalf of the
2020 PIJT Organizing Committee

What you need to know

Risk: The risk of coronavirus disease transmission continues to remain low for residents of British Columbia. People without symptoms do not pose a risk.

Prevention: Proper hand washing, covering your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing and staying home when you're sick is the best protection.

Symptoms: Reported signs and symptoms include: fever, coughing, difficulty breathing, and/or pneumonia in both lungs.

Experiencing symptoms: If you think you have the symptoms of coronavirus disease, please stay at home and call 8-1-1.

Returning from travel in Hubei province (including Wuhan city) in China or Iran: If you have returned from these areas, monitor for symptoms and avoid contact with others for 14 days after leaving those areas.

Returning from any travel: Travellers returning from other parts of the world are not asked to self-isolate, but should monitor themselves for symptoms. If you have been travelling and you become ill or become ill after you return home, tell your health care provider about recent travel and your symptoms. You should also tell your provider if you had close contact with a sick person or had another high-risk exposure such as direct contact with animals.

Health questions: If you have health concerns, call HealthLink BC at 8-1-1.

Contact Us



All Pledges will be donated to:
Steveston Judo Club

Current: $0.00

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All Pledges will be donated to:
Judo BC

Current: $0.00

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Payment Methods

  • Online
    • Credit Card
    • Interac Online
    • PayPal
  • By Cheque

Prices & Deadlines

Early Bird:
Feb 7 at 23:59 (Pacific Time)
Registration Closed
Registration fees
  • For:  U14, U16, U18, Intermediate Senior
    1st division:   $55.00
    2nd division:   $30.00
  • For:  U21, Senior, Ne Waza
    1st division:   $65.00
    2nd division:   $30.00
  • For:  U21, Senior
    For:  Kata
    1st division:   $17.50
    2nd division:   $8.75
Regular deadline:
Feb 27 at 23:59 (Pacific Time)
Registration Closed
Registration fees
  • For:  U14, U16, U18, Intermediate Senior
    1st division:   $60.00
    2nd division:   $35.00
  • For:  U21, Senior, Ne Waza
    1st division:   $70.00
    2nd division:   $35.00
  • For:  U21, Senior
    For:  Kata
    1st division:   $20.00
    2nd division:   $10.00
Late Deadline:
Mar 7 at 23:59 (Pacific Time)
Registration Closed
Registration fees
  • For:  U14, U16, U18, Intermediate Senior
    1st division:   $80.00
    2nd division:   $45.00
  • For:  U21, Senior, Ne Waza
    1st division:   $90.00
    2nd division:   $45.00
  • For:  U21, Senior
    For:  Kata
    1st division:   $25.00
    2nd division:   $12.50

* All prices in CAD $