Jr National Pre-Registration Deadline – Friday, June 13, 2008

June 9, 2008

Dear Junior Judoka, Senseis, Coaches and Parents,

The pre-registration deadline for the 45th Annual USJF Junior, Youth, Team and Kata National Championships is coming up very soon on June 13th. Applications must be postmarked by the 13th to receive the pre-registration entry fee of only $75.00. Late entry fee is $100.00 and walk up entry fee is $120.00. Hurry! Don’t miss the opportunity to save $$$$! All pre-registered competitors will be memorialized by having their names listed on the Official Tournament Shirts and Sweatshirts, which will be on sale at the competition venue.

Be sure to book your hotel rooms at the Crowne Plaza Chicago Metro, the Official Tournament Hotel, ASAP! The Judo Rate of $119.00 per night also expires on June 13th. Tournament information, registration forms and a link to the Crowne Plaza Hotel can be found on line at www.2008usjfjrnationals.com

We expect the competition to be of the highest caliber with top competitors from France and Israel already pre-registered in addition to our top US Judoka. There will be some very exciting judo matches at this year’s championships.

Don’t forget to make time to see Chicago’s spectacular fireworks display at Navy Pier and Grant Park every night from Wednesday, July 2nd through Saturday, July 5th. Plus many of the other attractions Chicago has to offer including:  Museums, Theaters, Restaurants, Architecture, Lake Front tours and the world famous Taste of Chicago with all of it’s free concerts and outdoor entertainment.

We look forward to seeing you in Chicago this July!


Douglas Tono
Tournament Director