Competition opportunities for Masters Athletes

By Ernest Pund | Sept. 12, 2013, 5:20 p.m. (ET)

Two pinnacle international tournaments for U.S. masters judoka, 30 years and older, are fast approaching:

The Panamerican Masters Championships, slated Oct. 23-25 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, sanctioned by the Panamerican Judo Confederation. Go to PANAM for information and registration.

The World Veterans Judo Championships, scheduled Nov. 24-26 in Abu Dhabi of the United Arab Emirates, sanctioned by the International Judo Federation. Go to WORLDS for information and registration.

“These are terrific opportunities for Masters-level competition, top tournaments in the world and Panamerica for collecting points and having a great time,” said Bo Svenson, chairman of USA Judo’s Masters Committee.

If you are interested in competing, or if you want to be included on a contact list for information about masters events, please contact Svenson at Please provide your age and weight division.