Practical information

Welcome to the 2020 Nordic Open Championships with Wushu, Kung Fu, Tuishou, Taiji and Sanda.

The competition is open for all individuals, regardless of federation, club or national affiliation.

Here is some practical info on

DATE & PLACE

December 4-6, 2020 in Stockholm, Sweden at venue Stockholmsmässan, Älvsjö.

SCHEDULE December 4-6

Day 1 – Dec 4
– Arrival day all athletes & judges
– Registration at venue, weigh in Sanda & Tuishou – 15:00–17:00*
– Try out the competition areas and training at venue –11:00–18:00
Day 2 – Dec 5
– Registration at venue, weigh in Sanda & Tuishou – 07:30–08:30*
– Competition – 09:00–18:00
Day 3 – Dec 6
– Seminars with special invited guests – 09:00–11:30, 13.30-16:00
– Departure – All day

The competition schedule will be published online after registration closes.

STOCKHOLM KUNG FU FESTIVAL SHOW

We welcome all teams and individuals to participate in the Stockholm Kung fu festival performance show.

Preferably a team program of 2–5 minutes, or individual performances 20 sec–40 sec.

To participate in the show, please send us an email to info@nordicopenwushu.se with a description of performance.

To be able for the organizer to set the program correctly, we need as accurate information as possible about the performance. The athletes must be aware of the timing and schedule in the performances, and that the organizer has the last word concerning the program and terms for participation.

REGISTRATION AND FEES

  • The registration fee will be paid online by credit card upon registration for the competition.
  • For Taolu there is an additional 10 EUR per extra competition class.
  • The registration fee is to be paid in advance online in the registration system, by credit card.
  • Cancellation for 100% refunds can be made until November 6.
  • Registration will open June 20, 2020

NON-EU CITIZENS VISA REQUIREMENTS

For participants from outside EU (from countries that requires visa for entering Sweden) we recommend applying through your official national Wushu federation. We can only send our invitation letter to such federations, not to individuals. To get an invitation letter (“formal visa-based invitation”), please ask your federation to email us at info@nordicopenwushu.se with an application for all participants.

INSURANCE POLICY FOR NON-SWEDISH CITIZENS

Non-Swedish citizens need to have a valid International insurance certificate for sports performance and travel, since the organizer is not responsible for any possible injuries, resulting in medical bills or hospital treatments. You will have to show this certificate upon registration on site. When you register online to the competition, you need to confirm the Waiver of liability.

COMPETITION SYSTEM

Smoothcomp competition system will be used in all competitions. The score of each athlete will be announced on a monitor after each performance and published online. You can follow the competition live with starting times and results in your smartphone.

VENUE

The venue is Stockholmsmässan (Stockholm International Fairs and Congress Centre), in Älvsjö, located in Stockholm City, and easily accessible by all local transportation. Direct commuter train from Arlanda International airport.

STAYING

These are some suggestions for where to stay while in Stockholm, whether you prefer to stay close to the venue in Älvsjö, or in Södermalm (the inner city district closest to the venue, with a travel time of approx 10 minutes with commuter train from Södra Station, or taxi).

If you prefer the 4-star hotels, we would like to recommend either Hotel Scandic Malmen or Hotel Rival. They are both very likable, centrally located in busy restaurant & night life areas, and close to the commuter train station.

If you are on a shoestring, we can offer you to stay in our club on tatamis for 15 EUR/night per person. Suitable for groups or individuals, up to 15 people per room. Two rooms available.

Please email us your interest in this option at info@nordicopenwushu.se!

SIGHTSEEING & SHOPPING

Welcome to Stockholm! Sweden’s capital is one of the world’s most beautiful cities, built on fourteen islands. Lots of bridges, parks, castles and museums but also restaurants and nightclubs. And shopping! Stockholm has some of the nicest Christmas markets in the world.

NOTEWORTHY

LINKS

Visit Sweden 

Visit Stockholm

Lonely Planet: Södermalm

Lonely Planet: Stockholm attractions

EBD/Stockholm

Marie Claire/Christmas in Stockholm

TimeOut/Stockholm

Take me to Sweden/Christmas in Stockholm

Independent/48 hours in Stockholm (from 2015)

Stockholmsmässan (venue)

Södra Station (commuter train station in Södermalm)

2-, 3- and 4-star hotels in Södermalm

Hotel Scandic Malmen

Hotel Rival

Hostels and house boats in Södermalm

S.M.A.C (club house) at Åsögatan 153, Södermalm, Stockholm

2-, 3- and 4-star hotels in or near Älvsjö (mostly in a walking distance from the venue)

YR/Weather forecast for Stockholm

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