Serbia got Champions in Beach volleyball

The last tournament in the series Vip Beach Masters, Serbian beach volley championship organized by Vip mobile and Volleyball Federation of Serbia, was completed today with awards ceremony at Strand beach. This year’s champions of Serbia are teams who scored most points from all three series tournaments: Milutin Ivankovic/Bojan Mladenovic from Veliko Gradiste who won 3rd place here, and Ivana Isailovic/Jelena Blagojevic from Belgrade, winners of this tournament as well.

Two teams from Novi Sad played in the male finals. Stefan Basta andIgor Tesic won over Zarko Kisic and Nenad Tatic in front of fully packed stadium

In a women’s finals Isailovic/Blagojevic were better than domestic public favorites Svetlana Davidovic/Milana Matic,while bronze goes to team Natasa Borki from Vrsac and Tatjana Burmazovic from Sremska Mitrovica.

48 teams have registered for the qualifications for Novi Sad tournament, while 16 male and 8 female teams participated in the main tournament. Male winners of this tournament received cups and awards of EUR1.800, while EUR1.300 went to the best female team.

Strand was the center of the best atmosphere in the city during this weekend, thanks to performances of attractive cheerleaders and DJ set with greatest world hits, whilst all the visitors who participated some of the interesting sand games have won prizes from sponsors. Final matches were watched by more than 2000 spectators, who enjoyed virtuous play at the sand and devotedly cheered for their favorites.

Championship finals were also attended by numerous sport fans, media representatives and public figures among which were ex and present indoor volleyball representatives Vasa Mijic, and Marko Podrascanin who cheered from the exclusive VIP lounge.

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.