In a significant change from tradition, the 2023 Perth International Open will be hosted at the Mandurah Aquatic and Recreation Centre instead of its usual location at the Gold Netball Centre in Perth. The shift in venue comes due to the rescheduling of the 2023 Oceania Open to November, which prompted the need for the Perth International Open to be held earlier in the year.
The Perth International Open, set for Sunday, 10th September 2023, is a critical part of the Judo Australia National Event Series and represents the only event of its kind on the west coast of Australia. It promises a display of top-class judo, offering competitors the chance to earn points towards the National Points Table.
Despite the change in scenery, the event remains a highlight in the Australian judo calendar open to judokas across a range of age groups and skill levels.
In a unique twist for 2023, the Perth International Open will also serve as a test event ahead of the 2023 Oceania Open, which will be held at the same venue later in November. This gives athletes an excellent opportunity to familiarise themselves with the facilities and acclimatise to the competition environment.
Registration for the Perth International Open is now open. Competitors can secure their place in the tournament by visiting the event page at https://judowa.smoothcomp.com/en/event/12614/. This is a fantastic opportunity for judokas of all eligible grades to compete at a national level, showcase their skills, and contribute to the growth and success of judo in Australia.
Despite the alterations to the typical event setup, Judo WA is confident that the 2023 Perth International Open will be a standout event in the National Event Series and a testament to the resilience and adaptability of the judo community.
As always, Judo WA looks forward to welcoming judokas, their families, and supporters to this event, offering the very best of competitive judo. Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to see the skills, discipline, and sportsmanship of judokas from across the country.