7th International Sparkassen

Adler Cup 2023


7th International Sparkassen

Adler Cup 2023


Registration Closed


Registration for Adler Cup is closed and we are currently working on the update for 2023.

Your Adler Cup Event Mgmt Team

Schedule / Agenda


Friday, 27th October 2023

DJB Ippon Girls, Power Boys, BJJ and Self-Defense 16:30 – 19:30

Pre Weigh-in only for Course Participants - time will be announced after closing registration.

Weigh-in on Friday ONLY for Course Participants

Adler Cup Tournament

The tournament is ofcially regulated by the youth rules & special rules of the State Judo Association (HJV) and the German Judo Association (DJB). Minimum graduation is 7th Kyu (yellow). Referees are made available by the organiser.

Saturday, 28th October 2023

Time   Age Group m/f
08:00 Weigh in U13 m/f
08:30 Opening Ceremony for All
via Website
Weigh in U18 f
via Website
Weigh in U18 m

Sunday, 29th October 2023

Time   Age Group m/f
07:00 Weigh in U11 m/f
07:45 Opening Ceremony for All
via Website
Weigh in U16 f
via Website
Weigh in U16 m
via Website
Weigh in U21 f
via Website
Weigh in U21 m

For Saturday and Sunday:
Competition starts promptly upon end of weigh in. Award ceremonies will take place promptly upon finishing one age group (m and f together)

Additionally on Sunday:

  • Adler Cup Trophy Ceremony
  • Talent Award Ceremony with 500 Euro prize money

Weight Classes and Tournament Mode

m/f: Modified Double Elimination System near weight
m: -28/-31/-34/-37/-40/-43/-46/-50/-55/+55 kg
and f: -30/-33/-36/-40/-44/-48/-52/-57/+57 kg
m: -37/-40/-43/-46/-50-/55/-60/-66/-73/+73 kg
and f: -36/-40/-44/-48/-52/-57/-63/-70/+70 kg
m: -50/-55/-60/-66/-73/-81/-90/+90 kg
and f: -44/-48/-52/-57/-63/-70/-78/+78 kg
m: -60/-66/-73/-81/-90/-100/+100 kg
and f: -48/-52/-57/-63/-70/-78/+78 kg

Tournament Mode (per weight class):
Up to 5 Participants: Round Robin
Up to 32 Partcipants: Modified Double Elimination System
> 32 Partcipants: Elimination System w/dbl Repechage

The organizer reserves the right to change the tournament mode depending final number of partcipants.

The Following Age Groups Are Admitted

U11 m/f born in 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013
U13 m/f born in 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011
m/f born in 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008
(Under the rules of U18)
m/f born in 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006
U21 m/f born in 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003
Rules, Regulations and Instructions for Both Days, Course/Clinic Fees Download brochure here Download Youth Special Rules

Streams from Adler Cup 2019


Mayor of Frankfurt

Dear judo friends,

as the mayor of Frankfurt I am particularly pleased to welcome again this year the biggest German children’s judo tournament, the International Adler Cup, to our city. I am very happy to have the opportunity to be its patron.

I want to thank the TSG Nordwest 1898 e.V. for organising this fantastic tournament. Its members are not only dedicated athletes, but also attentive hosts!

It wouldn’t be possible to organise such a big tournament without the help of many volunteers. I would particularly like to thank all the members of the association who led by example and committed themselves to the extensive organisation of the Adler Cup.

The sporting competition will take centre stage on this weekend. But despite their ambition: fairness and respect for the opponent is a matter of course for our young athletes.

I wish the best of luck to all athletes and an exciting tournament for the numerous spectators.

Peter Feldmann
Mayor of Frankfurt

Mayor of Frankfurt


Peter Beuth

Ladies and gentlemen,
dear athletes,

I send you the best wishes from Hesse’s state government and Hesse’s Ministry of the Interior and Sport on the occasion of the Adler Cup.

Hesse is a sports-loving state; we are host to many international sport events. It is a great honour to be able to organise such a large judo youth tournament and I am happy and proud to be the patron of this event again. During the many exciting competitions, the visitors will experience not only speed and precision, but also concentration and endurance. The fact that many of Hesse’s cities regularly organise professional international tournaments in many different disciplines is very exciting and perfectly shows our love of sports. As Hesse’s sports minister I am particularly pleased that the tournament is so very well received. 2.600 athletes from 41 countries will take part in the tournament this year.

First and foremost, we have to give special thanks to our volunteers: without their exceptional work, the tournament wouldn’t be possible, since every Adler Cup requires a lot of preparation and organisation. I am sure that the audience as well as all athletes will very much enjoy the tournament.

I wish much success to the organisation team and to the athletes a fair and safe competition.

Best regards,
Peter Beuth

Peter Beuth
  • Mayor of Frankfurt

    Mayor of Frankfurt

  • Peter Beuth

    Peter Beuth


Helpers Wanted

Apply Now! Adler Cup Referees Wanted!

We look for Judo referees with a national A/B-license (or equivalent) or an IJF license. Our head referee, Stefan Himmler, will vet each application and give timely feedback. Upon acceptance, you will be part of an international high class referee team giving Adler Cup its professionalism and international standing. Referees are well paid according to the German referee fee tables.

Apply Now

Adler Cup is looking for Scoreboard Keepers and Timekeepers. Please Apply!

Adler Cup has grown to one of the largest European judo youth tournaments and in order to maintain our professionalism and respect for Judo, we are looking for scoreboard keepers and timekeepers that are aiding the referees per competition tatami. Scoreboard keepers and timekeepers will work with a special Adler Cup version of the well known judo software: Meisterschaftsmanager, in our case a network version with multiple planning features added to the standard set, but easy to operate. We will pay an allowance per accepted applicant supporting Adler Cup in these very important roles. This might be an interesting role for young referees with smaller national licenses.

Apply Now


We don’t know who will be part of the trainers for the Power Boys / Ippon Girls this year yet. If you already want to book one of the coures, you can do that on your clubs account

Book here

Power Boys

The two courses are aimed at IPPON Girls and POWER Boys aged 8 through 17 years from the 7th Kyu. There are experienced top athletes on the tatami. After the course there will be an autograph signing session. The training content is adapted to the skills of the athletes. It is also possible to do Randori during the course.

Enroll today as spaces are limited!

Cost POWER Boys: 20 Euro

This year we celebrate the comeback of Edu and Nils. The two Judoka from Rüsselsheim were already in 2016 with us and did a great job. We are looking forward to see them this year again!

Eduard Trippel
  • 22 years, 2nd Dan
  • JC Rüsselsheim


  • 5 IJF world tuor medals
  • 5th World Championships Baku 2018
  • 3rd World Championships U21 Zagreb 2017
  • 2nd Grand Prix Marrakech 2019
  • 3rd Grand Slam Abu Dhabi 2019
  • 5th Grand Prix Zagreb, Montreal, Hohhot 2019
  • 3rd Grand Slam Paris, Osaka 2018
  • 6 times German National Champion 2012,2015-2019
Nils Faßmann
  • 19 years, 1st Dan
  • JC Rüsselsheim


  • 3rd Glaspalast Tournament Sindelfingen 2019
  • 2nd German National Championships U18 Herne 2017
  • 3rd German National Championships U18 Herne 2016

Ippon Girls

The two national federation DJB courses IPPON Girls and POWER Boys target kids between 7 – 17 years with at least the 8th Kyu. Highly experienced DJB/IJF athletes will be the coaches. Course agenda will be targeted around the skills of the participants and split groups will optimize course benefits. Randoris will be offered for some of the groups. All participants can have autographs after the course and all course participants (and only those) can pre-weigh-in for Saturday’s tournaments upon finishing the course.

Space is limited. So enroll today!

Cost for IPPON Girls / POWER Boys: 20 Euro

This year, we have a special surprise for you as Ippon Girl coach-team. With Szaundra and Nadja, you will not only find over 120 international and “big” medals on the tatami, but two friends with passion for judo and passion for coaching others to get even better.

Szaundra Diedrich
  • 26 years, 2nd Dan
  • JC Bushido Köln


  • 7 IJF world tour medals
  • 3rd EC 2015
  • 1st Team EC 2018
  • 1st National Open 2018
  • 1st Police EC 2019
Nadja Bazynski
  • 26 years, 1st Dan
  • TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen


  • 3rd EC U23 2014
  • 1st National Open 2019
  • 1st Police EC 2019


The self-defense course at the Adler Cup is aimed at young people and adults over 14 years. The course is suitable for beginners as well as for advanced students. This year's topic is the basics of self-defense.

Florian serves as a law enforcement instructor with international experience in the community. This course is best suited for all accompanying coaches and companions and very popular.

Cost Self-Defense course: 25 euros

Florian Bagus
4th Dan Judo, A-Coach Krav Maga Instructor, Krav Maga Level G4

Main Platinum Sponsor

Frankfurter Sparkasse 1822


The Adler Cup Medals