7th International Sparkassen

Adler Cup 2023


7th International Sparkassen

Adler Cup 2023


Adler Cup Info
  • 30+ Countries
  • ADLER Throphy
  • 1600 Athletes
  • ... in 2019 - Fully booked after 3 months.
  • ... Register Early!
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Adler Cup


Weigh-in for participants of clinics and more entitled:
Fry, Oct, 27th 2023, 19:00-20:00h
Sat, Oct, 28th 2023, 18:00-18:30h

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Schedule / Agenda


Thursday, 26th October 2023

Judo/BJJ-cross-over clinic
from 18:00

Friday, 27th October 2023

DJB Ippon Girls, Power Boys and Self-Defense
from 16:30

Weigh-in on Friday will be available free of charge for course participants.

Weigh-in on Friday 19.00 - 20.00.

Weigh-in on Saturday 18.00 - 18.30.

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), U11: 8th Kyu (white-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
11:30-12:00 Weigh in U18 f
11:30-12:30 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
8:30-09:45 Weigh in U16 f
8:30-10:00 Weigh in U16 m
14:30-15:00 Weigh in U21 f
14:30-15:30 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


Lord Mayor of Frankfurt, Mike Josef

Dear athletes, dear organisation team,
dear guests, spectators and parents,

I am extremely pleased that the Adler Cup will be held in Frankfurt am Main for the 7th time this year. It is the largest youth judo tournament in the world, for which I, as Lord Mayor of the City of Frankfurt am Main, am of course happy to assume patronage.

The Adler Cup is a great example of how the city of Frankfurt am Main sees itself as a fully comprehensive sports city. This does not only include football, basketball or ice hockey. Rather, we also promote sports that are not in the limelight every day, but are so important for the sporting diversity of our city. Judo in particular, with its values such as sporting ambition, but also outstanding comradely fairness, is a flagship for us. We are very pleased that the elite of the international judo youth will be guests in Kalbach again this year.

Once again, children and their parents will make the journey to fight here in Frankfurt am Main, some of them with extremely long journeys. This underlines the international relevance of the Adler Cup and fits perfectly with our international city.

I would like to sincerely thank TSG Nordwest 1898 and their many volunteers for putting so much energy into the Adler Cup again this year and making it a great event for the sport of judo. They are a wonderful example of the importance of volunteering and are representative of the more than 420 sports clubs in our city. Thank you very much for your commitment!

In a nutshell: What better place to hold the Adler Cup than in Frankfurt am Main. I wish you exciting competitions, the greatest possible sporting success and a wonderful time in our wonderful city. Good luck!


Lord Mayor of Frankfurt, Mike Josef


State Secretary Hesse, 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

State Secretary Hesse, Peter Beuth
  • Lord Mayor of Frankfurt, Mike Josef

    Lord Mayor of Frankfurt, Mike Josef

  • State Secretary Hesse, Peter Beuth

    State Secretary Hesse, 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

Course Thursday 18:00-22:00h

Judo/BJJ-cross-over clinic

Judo/BJJ-cross-over clinic with world-class
Thursday, 26th October 2023 18:00-22:00h

Register NOW

Courses Friday 16:30-19:30h

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 20 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: 25 Euro

Alexander Wieczerzak
  • 32 Jahre
  • JC Wiesbaden


  • 2x Weltmeister
  • 2x Bronze WM
  • Mehrfacher DM-Meister

Ippon Girls

The two national federation DJB courses IPPON Girls and POWER Boys target kids between 7 – 20 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: 25 Euro

Martyna Trajdos
  • 34 Jahre


  • 3. Platz WM 2019
  • 3. Platz EM 2018
  • 3. Platz EM 2020
  • 29 WC Medaillen


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: 35 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