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Dear tug of war fan,

In 2023 TTV Fam. Janssens Retie celebrates its 30th anniversary. As with the previous anniversary’s we will brighten this event by organising an international tournament in Retie, Belgium (Sportspark ’t Vossekot, Geenend 7, 2470 Retie).
Two days of international Tug Of War at the highest level during the ascension weekend on 19 and 20 may with 6 different weight classes.

We hope to welcome you at our event!


TouwTrekVereniging Fam. Janssens Retie. Ief Smets
Brasel 137

Tel: 0032 494 47 76 56


All weighing will be on individual basis.
There will be several possibilities for weighing during the course of the tournament.

  • Thursday : weighing in the evening
  • Every competition day in the morning


  • € 75 for the first weight class
  • € 50 for the second weight class
  • € 40 for the third weight class
  • Free afterwards


‘t Vossekot

Geenend 7

2470 Retie, Belgium


We will offer accommodation in ‘De Hoge Rielen’, an oasis of green space, located at the nearby village Kasterlee, at 20 minutes’ drive from the competition area. You will stay over in one of the building accommodations.


De Hoge Rielen Molenstraat 62
2460 Kasterlee Belgium


  • By car : Through Antwerp, Eindhoven, Breda or Liège/Luik/Lüttich
  • Across the Channel Teams from Great Britain and Ireland will have to cross the Channel. If not by plane the options are ferries or Eurotunnel. Calais Port is at 3 hours’ drive from Retie, Ostend Port to Retie will take 2 hours.
  • By plane

o Eindhoven: 40 km

o Antwerp: 60 km
o Brussels: 100 km
o Amsterdam: 180 km o Charleroi: 160 km

Transfer from and to the airport / competition area / sleeping and dinging facility is offered at € 55 a person.


We are looking for well-motivated jury and referees who want to help promote tug-of-war at our international tournament.
We offer free accommodations and meals. At our website you can indicate the periods during which you are willing to assist at our competitions.

Bring your own referees and jury!

If your club has referees within its number of members, please inform them of the possibility to take part in our tournament in 2023. International experience is not compulsory!


All subscription club can be filled out online. You can find an up-to-date list of the registered teams

A-form: subscription club en participating teams

To be filled out with the competition categories you wish to take part in. Even if you are unsure in which categories you will compete we want to explicitly ask you to make your entrance known to us. You’ll get a page on our website. By informing us of your entrance you make the tournament more attractive to other teams.

Deadline: 1 April 2023, but really as soon as possible!

B-form: accommodation registration
With this form we take care of your stay. If referees are travelling with your club, please take

care that they fill out the C-form. Deadline: 1 April 2023

Please arrange your accommodation as soon as possible, even if you are unsure about the exact numbers of participants: give us an approximate number so that we have an idea at least of the necessary beds.
Keep in mind that there are a limited number of rooms available. Rooms will be assigned based on booking date and priority will be given to teams booking for the complete period but only until 1 April 2023.

Accommodation possibilities are limited, so please, act quickly!

Payments must have been made one week after date on invoice. You’ll receive a proof of payment as a confirmation of your entry and booking. All payments have to be done in euros. Account details will be found on the invoice.

C-form: referees and jury

Participating referees and jury members have free accommodation, breakfast and dinner during the tournament; make sure this form is filled out properly and we take care of everything.

Deadline: the sooner you send this form in, the better; ultimately at 1 April 2023 we want to have referee and jury team complete.