Sand spectacle at Nis Fortress ended

The second tournament of this year’s series Vip Beach Masters, organized by Vip mobile and Volleyball Federation of Serbia, was completed on the burning sandy ground of Nis Fortress in a great atmosphere. The winners of tournament are the teams Zarko Kisic and Nenad Tatic in male, and Ivana Isailovic and Jelena Blagojevic in female competition, who won the cups and the prize of EUR 1.800 and EUR 1.300 respectively.

Total of 54 teams from Serbia, Bulgaria and Macedonia ran in the qualifications, while 16 male and 8 female teams entered the main competition. Supported by more than 1500 spectators, in an exciting final match, tournament winners Kisic - Tatic were better than the tandem Mladenovic- Ivankovic. Third place won the duo Acic - Tot. Speaking on the occasion, Kisic- Tatic , the winners of the tournament, said that they were very satisfiedwith the final result and thanked the organizer for great tournament and the spectators for the support that they never experienced in that way before. In the female competition, a great tandemIsailovic – Blagojevicwas better in the final match than Borki - Burmazovic, while Malinova - Sianchevawere ranked third.

During three tournament days, visitors enjoyed watching fantastic beach volley and cheered for their favored players. DJ, beach dancers’ performance, as well as well known tandem Galeb Nikacevic, MTV host, and a professional Brazilian animator, Marcelo,contributed to the dynamic atmosphere.During the match breaks, most skilful spectators were rewarded with gifts from sponsors and they were given an opportunity to compete in the best service, imitating beach dancers’ performance, as well as treasure hunting on the volleyball court.

Tournament won the attention of numerous spectators from VIP area as well, including famous sport fans, media representatives and public figures.

This year’s National Championship will be wrapped up with the final competition at Novi Sad’s Strand beach from August 28th to August 30th, when National beach volley male and female champions will be proclaimed for the second time.

Vip is the general sponsor of Volleyball Association of Serbia and all national teams since 2008, at the same time investing in development of beach volley as a professional sport in Serbia. Together with VFS, Vip aims at providing our teams with the chance to prepare for the top-level world tournaments, while the main goal of Vip Beach Masters is to enable Serbian beach volley teams to take part in Olympics 2012 in London.

Beside Vip mobile, general sponsor of Vip Beach Masters tournament, many other companies support this significant sport event this year: ZTE, Delta Motors, Hypo Alpe-Adria-Bank, Wiener Stadtische, Aqua Viva, Red Bull, DaCapo and Crveni krst city municipality. Media partners are TV RTS, Gloria magazine and City radio from Nis.