Hi all, Jess and I got to go down to Cancun, QR, Mexico last week for the 2018 IJF World Veterans Judo Tournament. Have not seen official numbers, but they were expecting over 1000 contestants. I got 5th place out of 13, lucky draw to get a buy first round, won next one, then lost next two. Jessica won 3 out of 4 matches to take silver .
There are around 10 age divisions for veterans starting at age 30 and progressing in 5 year increments. Then there are weight classes and men play with men and women play with women. It makes for a lot of divisions. It took 4 days to play all the matches starting at 9:30AM each day and running to around 4:30PM.
We were there 9 nights at an Airbnb, it was a good place to stay for that long. At the event hotel it would have been USD $240 a night for the two of us, USD $2160 plus taxesif you add in 2 omre for 5 days and 2 more at 6 days, it’s like USD $5280 more… Totaling USD $7440.
At the Airbnb we did 9 nights for USD $685 plus USD $200 for food and drinks for 6 of us. And we ate out a hand full of times too, maybe another $350. Totaling USD $1235.
Some photos of the event :
Some photos of food and sights:
Some photos of the house we rented:
Here is a link to the whole photo album:
Back to boat in December?