The first Big Tennis tournament for representatives of jewellery branch Tennis Open Baltic Jewellery News in Svetlogorsk came to an end on 30 July with a beautiful final and big plans for the future
12 persons who are professionally related to amber industry took part in the tennis tournament. The final opening was symbolic: Mikhail Zatsepin, the Director General of “Kaliningrad Amber Combine” who gave full support in organisation of the tournament and provided the main prize, made the first shot, while the ball was returned by Giedrius Guntorius, the Director of “Amber Trip” cluster (the journal “Baltic Jewellery News” and the “Amber Trip” exhibition) and the main organizer of the first big tennis cup for representatives of jewellery industry Tennis Open Baltic Jewellery News.
Amber and tennis appeared to be a perfect combination. “I would suggest to make the tournament more international next year”, - Andrey Mitrofanov, the winner of Tennis Open Baltic Jewellery News 2017, shared his idea. “I have a lot of business peers who love tennis and I am engaged in amber processing in Germany, Lithuania and Poland. I play for more than 20 years. I am sure that they will enthusiastically accept the suggestion to organize such industry tournament”. Andrey appreciated high level of players and organization of the event. “The participants of the tournament were strong; all my rivals were very motivated to win”.
“This year I am very content that amber diaspora considered my suggestion to organize a tennis tournament for the industry with optimism”, - Giedrius Guntorius, the main ideologist and organizer of Tennis Open Baltic Jewellery News 2017, says. “I am glad that they helped me to implement such a beautiful idea – to connect business and sport in the context of communication within the Forum. This year the tournament was already international – I represented Lithuania; next year I promise to bring the whole international group of tennis lovers from other countries. We work a lot in business and we need a healthy mind and body, and sharing the sport principles – fair competition and victory based on achievements. All of it is inspired by tennis”.
Table of Tennis Open Baltic Jewellery News 2017 results
First place: Andrey Mitrofanov
Second place: Aleksey Nomerovsky
Third place: Jury Haryutin
The company of Andrey Mitrofanov helped with making special souvenirs for co-organisers of Tennis Open Baltic Jewellery News – Mikhail Zatsepin and Giedrius Guntorius. They were handed in watches with amber incrustation that begun to count time until the second tournament; it will surely take place next year. This year winner has already submitted an application for participation.
“I am sincerely grateful to organisers of the tournament and personally to Giedrius Guntorius”, - Natalya Batdalova, the captain of tennis club “Victoria” of Svetlogorsk City who also supported the initiative of the Baltic Jewellery News journal, could not hold her emotions. “The level of tournament organization was the best, everything was precise and competent. I was astonished by the number of tennis lovers among the Forum participants, representatives of amber industry. We will surely support this event next year!”
The tournament was held in line with the International Economic Forum of Amber Industry – Amberforum 2017 (28-30 July 2017, Yantar Hall variety theatre, Svetlogorsk City, Kaliningrad Region).
Prize fund: 10000 rubles, the tournament winner also received the amber souvenir provided by the JSC “Kaliningrad Amber Combine” – a key ring in the form of a boxer glove. The next year winner will get an amber racket – the representatives of Amber Combine promised to make a special prize for Tennis Open Baltic Jewellery News 2018. Each participant received a gift from JSC “Kaliningrad Amber Combine” – a souvenir to celebrate 70 years anniversary of the company.