15:05 02.09.2019

Zenit Black Sea Open 2019 international squash tournament finished in Odesa

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Over 150 players from 12 countries took part in the Zenit Black Sea Open international annual tournament. Due to such a large number of players, the matches were held simultaneously on three courts of Sport Life organizer's club and two courts of the Formula fitness club.

Almost all the best players of the country, as well as foreign delegations of athletes gathered at the most legendary tournament in Ukraine. Traditionally, the championship was visited by strong guests from the country of the founders of squash - England. For the first time in the history of Ukraine, it was at Zenit that the Masters 40+ and 45+ categories of men debuted. Thus, Zenit has already set Ukraine's third squash record. So, in 2007, for the first time, it was at Zenit that the PSA debut tournament took place, in 2013 there was a debut of the children's tournament under the auspices of ESF Zenit Junior Open, and this year the Masters categories started at the Zenit Black Sea.

The main organizer and fitness partner of the event traditionally was the national network of fitness clubs N1 Sport Life.

Many thanks to all the companies and people involved in organizing the tournament, namely:

Kronplast company represented by Andriy Sydorenko, Solaris Agrolux represented by Illia Shlayer, Li-Ning company represented by Artem Shandybin, Tecnifibre (http://tecnifibre.kiev.ua/) represented by Dmytro Scherbakov, Reima represented by Oleksiy Baryshnikov, Contigo represented by Halyna Dzhandan, Sweet Arte company represented by Oleksiy Kostiukov, More Emotions company represented by Iryna Lychak, the Ukrainain Squash Federation and the Interfax-Ukraine news agency represented by Maksim Urakin, MaxEvents company represented by Yekateryna Urakina.

We thank the Krayna mineral water and the Kompot chain of cafe for the treats.

The party and the award ceremony took place on the seashore in the beautiful club restaurant M1 Club Hotel (https://m1clubhotel.com/en).

Many thanks to Oleksiy Usenko and Mark Burden for financial assistance.

We thank Roman Dribny hosting the event and super impersonator Anatoliy Yurchenko for bright emotions!

The organizing committee of the tournament: Yuriy Maltsev, Serhiy Zakomlistov, Oleksandr Kostevych, Kostiantyn Reshetniak, Iryna Yakovenko, Maria Peltek, Tetiana Makivska.

See you in a year at the jubilee tenth Zenit Black Sea Open 2020 tournament!

The winners of the Zenit Black Sea Open 2019 tournament:

PSA Category Men

  •  Ahmed Mohamed (Egypt)
  • Fedoruk Valeriy (Ukraine)
  • Khapun Vasiliy (Romania)

PSA Category Women

  • Usenko Nadiya (Ukraine)
  • Kostiukova Anastasia (Ukraine)
  • Kotova Olha (Ukraine)

Category Amateurs Men

  • Thornton Ben (England)
  • Popko Yevhen (Ukraine)
  • Laukart Yuliy (Ukraine)

Category 45+

  • Kovalchuk Viktor (Ukraine)
  • Kostevych Oleksandr (Ukraine)
  • Maltsev Yuriy (Ukraine)

Category Amateurs Women

  • Onegova Alexandra (Russia)
  • Strelnikova Olesya (Russia)
  • Yegorova Lyudmila (Russia)

Category BU-13

  • Khlus Nikita (Ukraine)
  • Scherbakov Yehor (Ukraine)
  • Panchenko Artem (Ukraine)

Category GU-13

  • Beheba Khrystyna (Ukraine)
  • Krykun Anastasia (Ukraine)
  • Suprun Yelizaveta (Ukraine)

Category BU-15

  • Scherbakov Dmytro-junior (Ukraine)
  • Zhivotovsky Yaroslav (Ukraine)
  • Hluschenko Lukyan (Ukraine)

Category 40+

  • Zheludkov Tymofiy (Ukraine)
  •  Baluta Dmytro (Ukraine)
  • Sydorenko Andriy (Ukraine)

The main information partner of the tournament is Interfax-Ukraine.