The San Diego Sports Commission and USA Judo partnered together to bring the 2009 USA Judo Senior National Championships to San Diego. The 2009 USA Judo Senior National Judo Championships served as the selection event for the USA Judo Team to the 2009 World Championships. The event was held April 17-18, 2009 at the Grand Exhibit Hall of the Town & Country Resort & Hotel.

Venue Selection

After discussions with USA Judo, the SDSC recommended the Grand Exhibit Hall was the perfect venue to host the event. SDSC secured the venue through a contract with the Town & Country, including negotiating a hotel rebate for USA Judo.

Event Planning

SDSC secured local transportation on behalf of USA Judo to enable them to transport their staff and VIPs around the city to various events and functions. SDSC also found a Color Guard, PA Announcer, and On-Duty Police Officer on behalf of USA Judo.


SDSC hosted a welcome reception for all USA Judo Executive Committee, Board of Directors and special guests attending the event. SDSC also supplied and assembled athlete welcome bags, which included San Diego Visitor’s information and a commemorative wristband.


SDSC also assisted USA Judo in fulfilling its equipment needs for the event by acting as the local liaison to local vendors, including forklift, copiers and pipe-and-drape.