The Biggest Vip Beach Masters to Date

The Biggest Vip Beach Masters to Date
Vip mobile and the Serbian Volleyball Federation announced today Vip Beach Masters 2013 - Serbian Beach Volleyball Championship which will be held in as many as ten Serbian cities this summer. Beach volleyball fans will have the opportunity to watch excellent matches in Novi Sad, Bačka Palanka, Užice, Aranđelovac, Bač, Veliko Gradiše, Kanjiža, Temerin, Kraljevo and Belgrade.
Our best male and female beach volleyball players will start competing for the champion title and the total prize fund of EUR 25,000 at the tournament in Novi Sad, in the period from June 21 to June 23, whereas Vip Beach Masters league finale is traditionally reserved for Belgrade’s Ada Ciganlija, where in the period from August 28 to August 31, a decision on the new Serbian beach volleyball champions in men’s and women’s league will be taken.

Serbia will, this year as well, host the best European male teams at the CEV European Championship - Masters Series, which will be held from July 16 to July 20 at Novi Sad’s strand beach. The contestants will compete for the world ranking list points as well as for the prize fund of EUR 25,000. Due to the increasingly growing popularity of beach volleyball in our country, this year Serbia has for the first time been entrusted with the organization of CEV Youth Continental Cup - qualifications for the Youth Olympic Games, which will be also held in Novi Sad on July 19 and 20.

“Vip Beach Masters is the biggest beach volleyball competition in our country and it merges the competitive spirit and the beauty of this magnificent collective sport in a fun way. In cooperation with Vip mobile, which has been the main sponsor of this tournament and a reliable partner of the Serbian Volleyball Federation for six years already, we are actively working on improving the quality and promoting volleyball in our country. By organizing Vip Beach Masters tournament, we managed to create a new image for the beach volleyball, motivating your players to prove themselves on the court all over again” said Aleksandar Boričić, President of the Serbian Volleyball Federation.

“Together with our friends from the Serbian Volleyball Federation, we have been setting the highest objectives to ourselves every summer in order to achieve even better results. This year we are extremely proud since the Serbian Beach Volleyball Championship will be held in as many as 10 cities across Serbia, and Novi Sad will host two extraordinary tournaments which will be held under the patronage of the European Volleyball Confederation” said Thanasis Katsiroumpas, Director/CEO of Vip mobile.

Our famous volleyball player and official promoter of professional beach volleyball championship, Vanja Grbić, will be running the volleyball school for children under the age of  14 in all the cities where Vip Beach Master tournaments will be held. We are planning to set up the Kids Vip Beach Volley League, where girls and boys aged 12 to 17 will be competing. By participating in the league, one hundred children from10 Serbian cities will be qualified to spend several days at the Ada Ciganlija camp, where they will learn beach volleyball techniques together with Vanja Grbić and professional trainers.

This significant sports event is supported by ZTE, Opel, Hypo Alpe Adria, Aqua Viva, DaCapo, as well as by the cities hosting the tournaments, and Wiener Stadtische has insured the entire tournament.

Vip Beach Masters 2013 Competition calendar
21. - 23. 06. Novi Sad
28. - 30. 06. Bačka Palanka
05. - 07. 07. Aranđelovac
12. - 14. 07. Užice
16. - 20. 07. 2013 CEV European Championship – Novi Sad Masters
19. - 20. 07. 2013 CEV Youth Continental Cup – Novi Sad
26. - 28. 07. Bač
02. - 04. 08. Veliko Gradište
09. - 11. 08. Kanjiža
16. - 18. 08. Temerin
23. - 25. 08. Kraljevo
28. - 31. 08. National Championship finals – Beograd