National Beachvolley Champions Announced

National Beachvolley Champions Announced

Serbian National Beach Volleyball Championship – Vip Beach Masters 2016, for the ninth year in a row organized by Vip mobile and the Serbian Volleyball Association, closed with a final tournament in Belgrade, on Ada Ciganlija. After the spectacular four-day competitions, the cup and the champion title were won by Stefan Basta and Lazar Kolarić in the men’s and Marija Milošević i Milena Matić in the women’s category. The prizes won by the beachvolley champions also include the latest Huawei P9 smart phones by Huawei, which are the official handsets of this year’s championship. The visitors on the grandstands were entertained by Neša Bridžis, one of our most famous stand-up comedians, while, in the VIP box, the matches were watched by actors Petar Benčina and Bojan Perić, actress Lena Bogdanović, karatist Slobodan Bitević, volleyball team selector Nikola Grbić, Serbian volleyball team libero Neven Majstorović and the others.

In the men’s category, this season again, Stefan Basta and Lazar Kolarić stepped on the winner’s podium. This well-coordinated duo won Siniša Antonić and Marko Nikolić in a tense finish with a score of 2:1 in sets (21:19, 19:21, 15:8). The bronze medal was won by Srđan Medan and Damjan Pušonjić, triumphing in the match against Miljan Kiković and Luka Guteša with 2:0 (22:20, 21:18). In the women’s category the spectacular strikes took Marija Milošević and Milena Matić to the victory over Lara Vuković and Aleksandra Aleksić with a score 2:0 (21:16, 21:18), while the third place went to Ivana Isailović and Ana Arsenić, who were better than Milica Beljanski and Anđela Josić, achieving 2:0 in sets (21:16, 21:16).

This summer, in addition to the citizens of Belgrade, the energetic performance of domestic beachvolley duos was also enjoyed by the beachvolley lovers in another eight Serbian cities - Kraljevo, Čajetina, Veliko Gradište, Bač, Zrenjanin, Sombor, Šabac and Novi Sad. The fun for the youngest visitors was also there - children up to 14 years of age had the opportunity to try this Olympic sport at the free Vip Beach Masters volleyball school run by our famous Olympic player, Vanja Grbić. Vip and the Serbian Volleyball Association are continuously investing into beachvolley popularization and, aiming at promotion of young talents, more than 11,000 of boys and girls went through this school in the past six years.

The third Business league was organized for the business partners of Vip mobile and for the tournament sponsors as well. 24 teams participated and the winning teams - Volleyball federation of Serbia, Uniqa and Orion telekom were awarded with Huawei smart phones.

Vip Beach Masters 2016 was supported by Huawei, Da Capo, Weiner Städtische osiguranje, Ada Ciganlija, as well as local municipalities where the tournaments were held, while the media support was offered by: RTS, Sportski Žurnal, Gloria, Hej! magazin, TDI radio.