The International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) Judo Grand Prix in Warwick will offer athletes a final chance to secure qualification points for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.
The IBSA says more than 130 judoka from 20 countries are expected to compete at the event, which is taking place at the University of Warwick campus in Britain.
Competition is scheduled to begin tomorrow.
The host nation will be represented by a six-strong team, led by men’s under-100 kilograms world number one Chris Skelley.
Skelley will face competition from American Benjamin Goodrich, Germany’s Oliver Upmann and the Uzbekistan pairing of Sharif Khalilov and Sulaymon Alaev in the event.
Four-time Paralympic champion Antonio Tenorio of Brazil will also be among the field.
Britain’s World Championship bronze medallist Elliot Stewart will face reigning world and European champion Oleksandr Nazarenko in the men’s under-90kg event.
Ukraine's Nazarenko will be hoping for a successful outing in Britain as he makes final preparations for Tokyo 2020, where he will aim to improve on his Paralympic bronze at Rio 2016.
Paralympic champion Lenia Ruvalcaba of Mexico could face competition from Brazil’s world champion Alana Martins in the women’s under-70kg event.
Martins’ compatriot Meg Emmerich features in the over 70kg field, while Paralympic champion Sandrine Martinet of France will compete in the women’s under-48kg competition.
The event will be broadcast on the IBSA YouTube channel, as well as British Judo platforms as well as on Channel 4’s YouTube channel in the host nation.
No spectators will be allowed to attend under British Government guidance.