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Exciting matches at the opening of Vip Beach Masters in Kragujevac

Exciting matches at the opening of Vip Beach Masters in Kragujevac
The first tournament of this year’s Championship in beach volleyball - Vip Beach Masters, organized by Vip mobile and the Volleyball Federation of Serbia for the fourth time in a row, started today at the beach volleyball court in front of the Kragujevac City Hall. Qualifications were played yesterday and this morning, while the main tournament in men's competition started in the noon and will continue on Saturday, June 18th and Sunday, June 19th.

Year after year, the tournament attracts increasing number of teams, making it to 55 male and 20 female teams who applied for the competition in Kragujevac this year, including two teams from Bulgaria and Bosnia and Herzegovina in the men's competition. Total of 16 male and 8 female teams who passed the qualifications compete for the champions’ title in beach volleyball and awards from the prize fund of EUR 10.000. “Queen of Beach”, Milena Matić will participate in the main tournament with Ivana Isailović, while last year champion and “King of Beach”, Davor Brčić, will try to find his place in the main tournament through qualifications, with his new partner Miloš Žumber.

This year, for the first time, Vip Beach Masters is organizing Vip Beach Masters volleyball school for the youngest fans of beach volleyball led by our famous volleyball player, Vanja Grbic, current Vice President of Volleyball Federation of Serbia and a member of the FIVB Commission for world volleyball development. First classes for boys and girls aged up to 14 are scheduled from 5 to 6 pm today, while the school will continue on Saturday, June 18th from 5 to 6 pm and on Sunday, June 19th from 11 to 12 am. The best three boys and girls will have the opportunity to serve before the final matches of the main Vip Beach Masters tournament.

Good audience turn-out at the first day of the tournament confirms that, without any doubt, there is a great number of sports fans and summer fun lovers in Kragujevac. Thanks to DJ, cheerleaders and well known TV presenter Galeb Nikačević, from regional MTV channel, citizens of Kragujevac are enjoying great atmosphere. Beside exciting matches audience is also having fun playing variety of award winning games.

Tournament ends on Sunday at 6 pm with a delivery of awards to the most successful female and male volleyball players. Three best teams will win gold, silver and bronze medals and cups, the winning male team will receive EUR 1.400, while female team will win EUR 1.100.

Media partners of the project are national broadcaster RTS, Belgrade lifestyle magazine Gloria, Radio Bravo from Kragujevac, AS radio from Novi Sad and TDI Radio from Belgrade. Once again, the project is officially supported by the Ministry of Youth and Sport, which recognized the importance of Vip Beach Masters for beach volleyball development and promotion in Serbia.