Vip Beach Masters 2012 – this summer in 7 cities

Vip Beach Masters 2012 – this summer in 7 cities
Vip mobile and Volleyball Federation of Serbia today announced Vip Beach Masters 2012 – Serbian beach volleyball championship, which will be played this summer in as many as 7 cities: Kragujevac, Novi Sad, Kladovo, Kanjiža, Bač, Bačka Palanka and Belgrade. Vanja Grbić, our famous volleyball player, is going to be the promoter of the fifth professional beach volleyball championship this year as well and during Vip Beach Masters he will run a volleyball school for kids in all cities where competition is held.

The first tournament of the national beach volleyball championship will be held in Kragujevac from 22 to 24 June and the finals are scheduled to take place at Ada Ciganlija in Belgrade from 30 August to 2 September. Many teams will compete for the title of male and female Serbian beach volleyball champion through all the 7 tournaments and the total prize money amounts to 11.500 Euro.

The Volleyball Federation of Serbia and Vip are especially proud of the fact that from 4 to 8 July Novi Sad will again host an extremely attractive European Championship – Masters series, which will gather the best men’s teams of Europe at Strand beach, with the prize money of 25.000 Euro. The competitors will compete for points on the list of the European Volleyball Confederation (CEV) and the World Volleyball Federation (FIVB). Two teams from Serbia, as a host country, will have the right to participate in the main tournament.

Aleksandar Boričić, President of the Volleyball Federation of Serbia said in today’s promotion: “The development of beach volleyball and the organization of Vip Beach Masters are a significant segment of partnership between Vip mobile and Volleyball Federation of Serbia. I am extremely proud of the fact that owing to this project beach volleyball is becoming more and more popular and more present among the sports fans and media in our country and the fact that Serbia owing to successful organization of domestic tournaments was given the honor to organize the Beach volley league this summer and, along with the already existing tournaments, show that we really care about the development of this beautiful and dynamic sport".

“For the fifth year in a row Vip mobile and the Volleyball Federation of Serbia have been contributing to fast development of Serbian beach volleyball and raising it to the international level through Vip Beach Masters tournaments. Vip Beach Masters has grown into a prestigious event that gathers the best beach volleyball players in Serbia and the region and I am sure that quality game and the attractive concept of this year's tournaments will attract numerous fans of this sport", Thanasis Katsiroumpas, CEO Vip mobile said.

This significant sport event is also supported by ZTE, Hypo Alpe Adria Group, Aqua Viva, DaCapo, Red Bull, as well as by the cities hosting the tournaments through their public companies, while the company Wiener Stadtische provided insurance for the entire tournament. Media partners of the project are RTS, Gloria, 24 sata, Sport, AS radio from Novi Sad and TDI Radio from Belgrade.