Prestigious 2011 CEV Beach Volleyball European Championship in beach volleyball organized by Vip mobile and the Volleyball Federation of Serbia finished

Prestigious 2011 CEV Beach Volleyball European Championship in beach volleyball organized by Vip mobile and the Volleyball Federation of Serbia finished
The last four days 70 teams from 28 countries fought for the title of champion, score ranking and attractive prize fund of EUR 50,000. Norwegians Iver Andreas Horrem and Oivind Hordvik won gold.
Novi Sad, July 17, 2011 – Prestigious 2011 CEV Beach Volleyball European Championship - Masters Serbia, one of the most important European tournaments in beach volleyball, was terminated today in Novi Sad. The title of champions and the best among aces of beach volleyball went to Iver Andreas Horrem and Oivind Hordvik of Norway, who won golden cup, medals and prize money of EUR 10.000. In fantastic final game they defeated Selçuk Sekerci and Volkan Gögtepe from Turkey with a result 2:1 (21-17, 14-21, 16-14). Second placed Turks were awarded with EUR 7.500, while the bronze team Ward Coucke and Tom van Walle got prize money of EUR 5.250. They defeated Austrians Alexander Huber and Robin Seidl 2:0 (21-17, 21-14). Winners travel back home with 600 CEV/160 FIVB ranking points, second placed with 540 CEV/144 FIVB ranking points and the third placed with 480 CEV/128 FIVB points respectively.

The tournament where the best European beach volleyball games were played, was organized by Vip mobile and the Volleyball Federation of Serbia under patronage of the Volleyball Confederation of Europe (CEV) from 13th to July 17th on Strand beach. A record number of 70 teams from 28 European countries (Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Denmark, Estonia, France, Greece, Holland, Italy, Cyprus, Latvia, Hungary, Germany, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Spain and Switzerland) participated in competition, which once again proved quality of European volleyball and the size of the CEV European Championship.

Four host teams challenged their strenght against the best European beach volleyball players on Serbian Masters. Jovan Markovic and Dejan Jovic are our best ranked team that took significant 13th place in the final placement. They were awarded with € 1.000 and 180 CEV/48 FIVB ranking points.

"We are very proud, because public has recognized our efforts and has adopted this sport in a very short time. We also believe that this tournament and participation of the best European players will encourage young people to engage in this attractive and popular sport. Great support of the European Volleyball Confederation, strong partnership with our general sponsor, support the Ministry of Youth and Sports and of course a growing number of people who are engaged in this sport, will ensure a bright future of beach volleyball in Serbia“, Aleksandar Boricic, President of Volleyball Federation of Serbia said.

"In addition to the great success of Serbian Championship in beach volleyball - Vip Beach Masters, which is organized for the fourth year in a row, we are proud because Serbia has become an important place in the volleyball world map", Petra Stangl, CMO Vip mobile said.

Masters Serbia attracted high number of public figures who watched this event from the exclusive VIP lounge, among others renowned volleyball players Vanja and Nikola Grbic, Slobodan Boskan and Djordje Djuric.

In continuation of beach volleyball season we can expect the finals of National Championship -Vip Beach Masters from 25th to August 28th in Belgrade when Serbia will get 2011 Beach Volleyball champions.

For additional information please visit http://www.cev.lu/mmp/online/website/main_menu/beach_volleyball/82/18657/19533/19534/index_EN.html
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