Credit: Badminton Association of Serbia
Record breaking event in Novi Sad
Date: 7/5/2019 10:28 AM
Published by : Badminton Association of Serbia

Repeated success of Team Serbia both in competition and event management during on of the most popular tournaments for age group categories with more than 600 participants from 26 countries.

Serbian U17 & Youth International NOVI SAD 2019, held from June 13 to 16, 2019 in Sports Center Slana Bara in Novi Sad, has raised the bar in terms of total number of countries, participants, matches played and the level of event management. The event has been organised by Badminton Association of Serbia, Badminton Association of Vojvodina and Badminton Club Novi Sad and gathered more than 370 players and more than 600 participants from 26 countries coming from Europe and Asia.

The event has justified the status of significant event for Republic of Serbia, Province of Vojvodina and city of Novi Sad. U17 competitors were battling for a better ranking position before the European U17 Championships to be held in September and U15 tournament is the qualifying event for next year’s European U15 Championships.

Four tournament days were concluded with final matches and Victory Ceremonies which were attended by Mr Darko Udovicic, Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports of Republic of Serbia, Mr Vladimir Batez, Provincial Secretary for Sport and Youth, Mr Vlastimir Mastilovic, Head of Sports Department in the City of Novi Sad and Mr Nemanja Radovic, Paralympic Committee of Serbia Board Member. 

Medals in U17 age category were distributed among 9 countries: Turkey, Ukraine, Poland, Russia, France, Slovakia, Romania, Germany and Serbia. Among 177 players of U17 BEC Circuit tournament, Yasemen Bektas form Turkey, who won two gold medals in WD and XD, was presented with the MVP award.

Match results and winners of Serbian U17 International Novi Sad 2019 can be found here

Youth tournament gathered 205 players in U15, U13, U11 and U9 age categories. Most dramatic matches were seen in U13 and U15 events which were dominated by players form Romania, Russia, Poland, Ukraine and Serbia. MVP Title was presented to Laura Constantin form Romania who won gold medals in GD U13 and GD U15 events. The Award for the Youngest Player was presented to Martin Popov from Bulgaria.

Match results and winners of Serbian Youth International Novi Sad 2019 can be found here

- Huge amount of time and energy which were invested, professional approach, team work and unconditional love for the sport of badminton have produced this spectacular event. The things that make us happy the most are: more than 600 satisfied participants from 26 countries, smiles and positive energy throughout the tournament, congratulations we receive on a daily basis, significant media presence and institutional support, Radomir Jovovic, President of the Executive Board of Badminton Association of Serbia said after the event.

- I wish to give most sincere thanks and display vast gratitude to patrons of this event: Badminton Europe Confederation, Serbian Ministry of Youth and Sports, Provincial Secretariat for Sport and Youth of Vojvodina and City of Novi Sad. I would also like to thank sponsors: Tourist Organisation of Serbia, Tourist Organisation of Novi Sad, Companies Tin Sped, Yonex, Ledeni Kvas, Minaqua, Zlatiborac, Intergraltechnic, Eurobank, Boreas Travel, Koka Plus and Siboasi. I congratulate Team Serbia for 11 medals won on both tournaments, and I also congratulate the members of Organising Committee on good event management. To resume - this was the best international event organised in Serbia so far.

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